DISCOVER THE MAN BEHIND THE SCREEN:
Guillaume joined Buffa Distribution in July 2018. He is our own teacher for the Conqueror scoring and management system and the Lexer Bowling league and tournament software. On top of that, he is #TheVoiceOfBowling when we livestream tournaments on our YouTube channel. Who has never heard his famous #BOOM?!
Born and raised in Rivière-du-Loup (Québec), he has been a bowling fan since forever. At home, his father and mother would be his pinboy and score keeper!
In 1992, when he was 10 years old, he shot the highest game of the season at the Quillorama 2000. His career really took off at this moment. He even remembers saying to himself that he would represent his country…
His first perfect game came in 1999 on lanes 1-2 at the Salon 600. The next two were special, because they were bowled the same evening on October 31, 2001, at the Salon Entrain in Québec City. That night, he shot an 879-series and that was the highest sanctioned series in Canada for 10 years.
Then, in May 2002, he competed in his first Canadian Team Trials in Vancouver. From 2001-2002 to 2013-2014, he competed in ten CTT. His most memorable ones are those from 2004 and 2009 when he clinched a spot in the Youth Team Canada and Team Canada. This allowed him to bowl an international competition in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) in 2005, the Tournament of the Americas in Orlando (Florida) in 2010 and the World Men’s Championships in Munich (Germany) in 2010.
Guillaume is a graduate of the International Education Program at the École secondaire de Rivière-du-Loup, has a Human Sciences degree at the CÉGEP de Rivière-du-Loup and a bachelor’s degree in Teaching at the Université Laval in Québec City.
After graduating from university, he taught three years at the elementary school in Québec City before being hired at the des Navigateurs Adult Education Centre. For nine years, he taught these courses to the people aged 50 years old+: Computers beginner/advanced/social media, iPad beginner/advanced/iMovie, English Grammar, English Travel, English Conversation, Memory and Cooking.
Accepting this new challenge in the bowling industry was a difficult decision for him. However, today, Guillaume is proud to be part of this company and he offers his support to the bowling proprietors and staff that trust Buffa Distribution for their project.