Tom Paterson was born in Saskatoon in
January, 1955, and joined the Youth Bowling Council program in 1965
where together with Brent Wignes, won the provincial YBC doubles and
competed at the Canadian championships. He was on provincial high school
boy’s championship teams in 1969 and 1973.
Tom was on the national high school
champions in 1973 and was the YBC Majors singles champion in 1978. He
was gold medalist in the National Open singles in 1983, part of
Saskatchewan's gold-medal winning men's team in 1983 and gold medalist
in the Canadian Master Bowlers championships in 1985. Twice Tom finished
second in the Canadian Masters singles.
Tom has appeared on The Sports Network's
Skins Game twice and the CBC championship bowling series once. On the
money tournament tour, he has won tournaments in Calgary, Mission City,
Edmonton, Red Deer, Kelowna and twice in North Battleford.
his 34-year career, his high single games have been 448, 447 and 440 and
his highest seasonal average has been 294. He has been a prime teacher
of bowling, first with YBC, then as director and founder of the
Saskatchewan Youth Bowling School and also as author of Technique
Bowling The Five Pin Bowler’s Guide.