According to Dan McGinnis, the founder of Springwater Lanes Bowling Centre in Elmvale, Ontario “Connor Dorion was, without a doubt, the best bowler that ever threw a ball at Springwater Lanes and he has many accomplishments to prove it.” As a young boy Connor started his bowling career at Bayshore Lanes in Midland and then joined the Youth Bowling Canada (YBC) program at Springwater Lanes in 2006.
In his first year, Connor won the house round as the top Junior Boy and then won the Huronia Zone round, which gave him the right to compete against the best Junior Boys from the other 15 Zones in Ontario. He went on to be the best in Ontario and with the Provincial Championship under his belt he won the opportunity to advance to the National Championships that were held in Sudbury that year. Connor emerged from that event as 2006 Canadian Champion for the Junior Boys Single Division.
Each year after that, Connor built his reputation as the bowler to beat at the Zone and at the Provincials. The other bowlers knew that they would have to get past Connor in order to have the opportunity to vie for being the best in Canada. In 2011, he came very close to winning the Senior Boys crown, but fell just short and won the silver medal in Toronto at the Nationals.
Second place was never good enough for Connor. The following year he would again dominate in his sport. He won every tournament he entered! The 2012 National Championship was held in Newfoundland and Connor emerged as Canadian Champion in the Senior Boys Division.
Now that his youth bowling career has ended, Connor remains active as an adult by competing in the Master’s Program. As a five-pin bowler he has many other accomplishments including more than five games over 400.