From the Professional Bowlers Association, news of today’s big win by out bowler Scott Norton. In the video, you’ll see Scott embracing his husband Craig Woodward, a reminder that sport is not just about what happens on the field, the track, the lanes, but the social relations it creates. For athletes to practice their sport fully, they need to be able to do something as simple and basic as hug their partner, whatever the partner’s gender (h/t Compete):
California attorney Scott Norton ended the longest title drought for left-handed bowlers in 50 years of Professional Bowlers Association Tour competition when he defeated Australian two-handed star Jason Belmonte, 227-223, to win the PBA Chameleon Championship at South Point Hotel and Casino.
Norton, the 2010-11 PBA Rookie of the Year, became the PBA’s first left-handed title winner since Jason Couch won the Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship in March, 2011. The last full season in which there was not a left-handed winner in PBA competition was 1962.
The Chameleon Championship finals, the third of five GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IV events, aired Sunday on ESPN.
“I didn’t think I’d be the one to end the drought, but why not?” Norton grinned. “Someone had to do it. I’m so happy. This is the best week of my career.”