| ||When Jeremy Sonnenfeld astounded the bowling world by tossing a 900 series
on February 3, 1997 he destroyed a trivia question that had existed for almost
ten years: "What is the highest three-game series ever bowled without a 200
| ||If "non-triplicate" was added to the question, these efforts would still
be part of trivia history.
799=300-199-300, Don Hartley, Columbus, Oh., Sept.
798=300-198-300, Bob Theuninck, East Moline, Ill.,
May 5, 1986
795=195-300-300, Dick Cetti, E. Hanover, N.J. May
791=300-300-191, William Patnode, Fond du Loc, Wisc.,
Sept. 14, 1983
| ||On Nov. 30, 1993 , Chad Murphy and
Lonnie Waliczek of Wichita, Kansas turned in the
highest triplicate scores for teammates ever posted. Murphy had three
straight 269s while Waliczek was stroking 247s.|
| ||Jim Kramer and Allan
Milligan, Detroit, Mich. are the only teammates to have identical
triplicate scores on the same night. It was nothing but 179s for them
on March 30, 1966. |
| ||Douglas Frack of Flint, Michigan tossed three
straight games of 15 on Oct. 15, 1982. It's the record for the lowest triplicate
scores ever posted. (Fortunately, it was not the first day of the
| ||Though only in fourth place for the lowest triplicate ever recorded,
a feat worth noting is the 22-22-22 posted by blind
bowler Charles Williams of Chicago, Ill. on Nov.
| ||On April 21, 1987, Mabel Henry of Winchester
Ky, tossed games of 183-184-155 by making 30 consecutive spares. Keeping
her streak going in the last game must really have been a challenge!
| ||The men's record for consecutive spares is also 30.
Howard Glover, San Francisco, Calif. did it
in August, 1944. Charles
Claybaugh, Anderson, Inc. tied it on Jan.11, 1952.
Their game scores are unknown.
| ||When you have a 127 average, a 500 series is an accomplishment. Stupendous
has to be the term to describe the night had by Cindy
Hanke of Milwaukee, Wisc. during the 1980-81 season when she blasted
the pins for 212-256-268=736. Holder of the lowest WIBC average
ever to toss a 700 series, she was 355 pins over average for the night!
| ||Equally noteworthy is Penny Cook of Dayton,
Oh., who was averaging 144 on that June night in 1993 when she walloped a
torrid 257-242-279=778. Her effort was 346 pins over average.
| ||During the 1932-33 season, Edward Mullen,
Schenectady N.Y., compiled a 192 average. No one has ever done better
without a 600 series. (His best: 599)
| ||On April 21, 1993, Anthony Delehanty of Chandler,
Ariz., broke a 41 year old record by bowling a game of 62 --- 152 pins below
his 214 average. George Stieber of Detroit Mich.
had the previous best (worst?) based on his average of 157 and score of 9.
| ||The 1969-70 season saw Catherine Sloan, Alexandria,
Va. and Don Brayton, Pawtucket, R. I. establish
an unbreakable record: they both left 11 splits in a game.
| ||On March 25, 1986, Jan Kruger, Parkson, S.D.
became the only woman in history to convert the 7 - 10 split twice in the same game.
| ||Phil Irving, Port Huron, Mich (1936),
Karl Alder, Detroit, Mich. (1940),
Ray Eilerman , Cincinnati, Oh (1950),
Ted Wessel, Linthicum, Md (1957),
Ray Nebus, South Amboy, NJ (1964) and
Jeffrey Reese of Mandarin, Fla. (1991) each made
two 7 - 10 conversions in the same game.
| ||Morton Canfeld, Minneapolis, Minn. made five
consecutive 5 -7 splits on Feb. 14, 1957.
| ||John Ermi, Milwaukee, Wisc. left twelve 8 -
10 splits during a single series in 1937.
| ||Perhaps the slogan for The Peoria Bowl Recreation team of Peoria, Ill.
should be "Nobody Does it Better." All five teammates finished the 1949-50
season with a 180 average.
| ||All five members of the Kilmer's Flagstone team of Clark's Summit, Pa.
finished with a score of 201 in the same game on Feb. 26, 1987.
| ||No member of the Burza's team of Amsterdam, NY missed a game from 1958
through 1988 - an incredible streak of 13,860 games!
| ||The closest league finish ever: The Moose League, Nampa,
|Nampa Neon Co.