The Health Net Cup is a virtual bowling tournament held at senior centers and senior living communities across the west coast.

Instead of wooden lanes and pins, seniors hit the virtual lanes using Nintendo's Wii™ game system. The basic rules of the tournament are the same as in regular bowling. Health Net is organizing the tournaments and providing volunteers.

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Health Net Cup Wii Bowling continues as seniors hit the virtual lanes!
Round two of Health Net Cup came to a close in Vancouver at the Quarry Senior Living Center on Monday, July 30. Three teams participated in the exciting tournament from 3 different local senior centers:
  • The Quarry Senior Living at Columbia Tech Center - “The Quarry Rocks!”
  • Firstenburg Community Center - “Fantastic Firstenburg”
  • Merrill Gardens at Orchards Village - “Village People”
The Vancouver event was very exciting and competition was fierce between the Fantastic Firstenburgs, The Quarry Rocks and the Village People. However, The Village People were the most consistent and they won the tournament with a team score of 741. Second place went to The Quarry with a respectable team score of 719.

In terms of top personal scores, Lucy from The Village People bowled a 224 for a team high and Mark from the The Quarry Rocks bowled a 225 for the overall high score for the event.

Health Net Cup, a unique bowling tournament that allows seniors to work towards getting moving and healthy without lifting heavy bowling balls or putting on smelly shoes, has been a success thus far and we look forward to the final tournament this month.

Stay tuned for more coverage of the upcoming event on Friday, August 10!

And the winner of Round 2 of the Health Net Cup Wii Bowling Tournament is...The Orchards!

 Health Net Cup participants smile for the camera at the Health Net Cup Wii Bowling Tournament that took place at the Quarry Senior Living Center on July 30, 2012.
It’s that time of the year again…the Health Net Cup Wii Bowling Tournament!

We had a successful preliminary tournament at the Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon to kick off the games on June 22. Two senior centers came together to form a total of 7 teams who all came together to play a great, friendly game and enjoy the competition and the friendly atmosphere.

The teams included:
  • From Mennonite Village - Area 11 Pinpals, The Villagers, Erratica, The Incredibowls & The R.&W.'s
  • From Lebanon Senior Center - Strike Force & Rolling Stones
The R&W’s from Mennonite Village bowled an astounding 814 point game gaining 1st place. Strike Force from Lebanon Senior Center and The Area 11 Pinpals from Mennonite village had an extremely close match of 725 and 721; a difference of 4 points between their scores gaining them 2nd and 3rd place respectively. The MVP’s from this game, both hailing from Mennonite Village, were Mel Wolfer, who played the highest game of the competition of 289, and Belle Haworth, who had the highest series at 675 points.

We look forward to the next round of games on July 30!

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Top Scores

Mennonite Village Tournament - June 22nd, 2012
1st Place: R&W - 814
2nd Place: Strike Force - 725
3rd Place: The Area 11 Pinpals - 721
Highest Score in a Game: Mel Wolfer - 289
Highest Score in the Series: Belle Haworth - 675

The Quarry Tournament - July 30nd, 2012
1st Place: The Orchards - 741
2nd Place: The Quarry Rocks - 719
3rd Place: Fantastic Firstenburgs
Top Score of Tournament: Mark, he Quarry Rocks! - 225
Second Top Score: Lucy, The Orchards - 224