Williams fails to collect his seventh horseshoe title – bowler Walter Ray Williams, Jr

Williams fails to collect his seventh horseshoe title – bowler Walter Ray Williams, Jr – Brief Article

PBA HALL-OF-FAMER Walter Ray Williams Jr. recently came up short in his bid for a seventh World Horseshoe Pitching Championship. Williams, who is the PBA’s all-time earnings leader and owns 30 PBA titles, finished fourth at this year’s World Horseshoe Pitching Championships in Bismarck, N.D., held August 7-12.

“Of course I was a little disappointed in finishing fourth, but to be honest I was worried about even qualifying for the top class this year,” Williams says. “I wasn’t pitching very well before I left for the event, and then I noticed a flaw in my swing. I didn’t really have enough time to correct the problem completely, so I was actually encouraged, but at the same time disappointed, to finish fourth.”

Williams, a five-time PBA Player of the Year (1986, ’93, ’96-98), has always wanted to win the PBA award and World Horseshoe Pitching Championship in the same year. His last World Horseshoe Pitching Championship came in 1994.

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