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Craig resident Les Shirkey bowls 3rd perfect game

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In December 2009, bowler Les Shirkey was able to achieve a lifelong goal by rolling a perfect, 300 game.

He complemented the feat by bowling another perfect game in February, making him the only bowler to have bowled two 300 games in the same league season at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.

Recently, he picked up another.



Shirkey, 66, is the only bowler to have rolled three 300 games at Thunder Rolls since the alley opened in 2005. He completed his most recent perfect game Oct. 8.

The game boosted his season score for the men’s bowling league, giving him a three-game series of 817.



“I think I’ve got my highest series ever,” Shirkey said. “I take it a little more seriously than most people, maybe too much.”

Shirkey said he was pleased to have accomplished the 300 score for a third time, but he doubts he’ll be able to follow it up right away.

“They’ve been using a lot of different lane patterns with the oil,” he said. “Our season is played in thirds, and we have a different pattern every time.”

Shirkey said the usage of oils on the lanes is what keeps things interesting in the game for both amateur and professional bowlers.

“They have to use that stuff for the pros or else they’d bowl a 300 game every time,” he said. “It makes all the difference in the world.”


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