March 29, 2007

Dave Seppelt Becomes First Bowler in Lanes History With Two 300 Games

Like a hole-in-one or that trophy bass, a perfect game in bowling is often considered a once-in-a-lifetime accomp-lishment that often goes unrecognized by most.

Dave Seppelt dispelled both of those trains of thought on Tuesday night at Scotland County Lanes. For the second time in his career, Seppelt bowled a perfect 300 game to become the first bowler in the Lanes history to achieve the milestone twice.

Daves first 300 game came back on January 18, 1995. The feat earned him a place on the Lanes record board and a special plaque displayed on Lane #1.

Seppelt approached the record again on September 27, 2000 when just one pin stood between him and perfection leaving him with a 299 game.

But he was not to be denied on March 20th when he bowled 12 straight strikes to record his second 300 game.

I think it has something to do with the competition, Dave joked. All three of those games I was bowling against the same person, Tami Seppelt.

All three of Daves best games came during league play while he was bowling heads up against his niece. Just months ago she became the first woman bowler in the history of the local bowling alley to throw a 300 game.

Dave capped off a solid series with the perfect round. He scored a 233 followed by a 236 before closing out the night with the 12 straight strikes to hit 300.

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