For what is said to be the first time ever, blind South African men and women have been taking part this week in a national bowling tournament.
CV N.A.B.B. flag
CV Hands search for woods, Pan up to blind bowler William Rowland
MLS Caller stands by jack (ball)
CU Rowland about to bowl
MS Rowland bowls
LS Wood along green
CU Brother Nolan prepares to bowl
MS Bowls, wood along green
MS Wood towards jack
MS Wood strikes other wools near caller
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Background: For what is said to be the first time ever, blind South African men and women have been taking part this week in a national bowling tournament. It's being staged in Johannesburg by the National Association for Blind Bowlers.
The 36 entrants include a Cape Town player, Mr. William Rowland, who was blinded by a gunman when only five years old. Like each competitor, he has a "caller" to help him -- directing his shots.
Brother Paul Nolan, another player, is a teacher who edits a Braille magazine for the Roman Catholic Church. He says that bowling "enhances the prestige of the blind". For him, like the other competitors, the tournament represents to climax of nearly a year's hard training.