Lower Hutt: World Record attempt at 10 Pin Bowling succeeds

A Lower Hutt man has set a new world record for non-stop 10-pin bowling.

Stuart Wridley started bowling at 5.00pm Sunday at the Lower Hutt Strike Entertainment Centre and broke the record just after 5pm Friday after bowling for 122 hours.

Wridley has gone for days without a decent sleep while bowling his way to the record.

“Tattoo Stu” was determined to beat the old record by two hours but at times his supporters thought he would not make it.

“There’s been some real rough patches…had to call mum in a couple of times.”

Wridley’s mum Linda kept turning the bowling balls so he could conserve energy but she says at one stage he got disorientated and couldn’t figure out how to get his fingers in the ball.

Published: 8:19PM Friday September 18, 2009
Source: ONE News

Awesome effort Stu you can take that well deserved break now. Unbelievably I heard that you’re thinking of joining a bowling league, after 122 hours  I thought you would have had enough. Awesome effort for you and Canteen.


Well, having just popped in to Lower Hutts Strike Entertainment, I’m more than impressed with Stuart Ridleys effort in this task, and also with his efforts raising money for Teen Cancer.

By 5pm he will have broken the record of 120 hours, but the goal is to continue until 7pm, he will make it I’m sure.

If you have the chance pop down after work, he needs all the support he can get.

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