Anderson bowls perfect 300 while Carolina Keglers watch

Published 6:01 pm Thursday, January 5, 2012

Something special happened on Wednesday, Jan. 4 during the Carolina Keglers’ regular bowling session, according to Mike Davidson of the Keglers.
Bob Anderson, owner of Autumn Lanes in Forest City, N.C., where the Keglers bowl, treated the crowd to a display of bowling prowess. His first game was a very respectable 228, finishing with three strikes in the 10th frame.
He was just getting warmed up. He bowled 12 strikes in a row in the second game for a perfect 300. The Keglers and other onlookers erupted with cheers, applause and congratulations.
But he had more. Anderson bowled strikes in the first nine frames of his third game and watchers wondered if he could possibly roll two perfect games back to back. Anderson opened with another strike in the 10th. The audience held its breath, watching his smooth delivery. His ball hit just a little high and left one lone pin standing. The audience groaned, then applauded. He picked up that spare for a 289.
Anderson’s three-game series netted 817 pins. He rolled 25 strikes in a row.
“Bob is a great guy and has helped many of our Carolina Keglers with our bowling over the years,” said Davidson. “Watching his performance was inspiring.”
The results of the Keglers’ bowling that day are as follows:

Women’s high game
1. Gerri Reitz – 174
2. Karen Andersson – 166

Women’s high series
1.Gerri Reitz – 470
2.Karen Andersson – 422

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Men’s high game
1.Henry Zahn – 162
2.Dave Ritchie – 159

Men’s high series
1.Mike Davidson – 452
2.Walt Flaschar – 435

Most pins over average
Karen Andersson +30
Gerri Reitz +26
The Carolina Keglers have room for new bowlers. This is a low-key fun league for adults over 50 who want a little recreation. The group bowls on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at Autumn Lanes in Forest City.
Anyone wishing to join the Keglers should contact Mike Davidson at 894-5823 or email Members are asked to call Davidson when they cannot bowl.
– article submitted
by Mike Davidson