LELAND WELCH A 91-YEAR-OLD 1ST YEAR PRO
When’s the last time you drew 91-year-old Pro; I know the answer, Never.
Well, I did at the Central District tournament held at Avon Park: what a great experience! I went to the court and introduced myself and Leland told me he was 91 and a 1st year Pro playing his 1st Tournament as a Pro. I told him to enjoy the experience and we would have fun; what an understatement! We played the 1st match and I knew I had something special in my Partner. We went three hard-fought games and ended in a tie, so we went 4 extra frames and couldn’t quite pull out victory, although I must say we would have won in regulation had my Partners Partner not chased a disc in regulation. We played two more matches and won them both with Leland leading the way. Fun was an understatement; it was a great time for both of us! I had to stop Leland from leaving without his prize money, he told me at his age he only played for his fun, I hope he has many more fun times, I’d love to draw him again.
Earl Ball 10-17-2020