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Retiree rolls perfect game
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Jim Stanoff
The second time was the charm for Marne Lanes Senior High/Low League player Jim Stanoff.
The Brooklet bowler had one of his most “beautiful games” recently when he bowled a 300 during a league game on Fort Stewart.
“There were no lucky breaks or was just a good game,” the 71-year-old said as he described his perfect score. “Usually you get one or two breaks when you bowl 300, but fortunately it was just a nice game.”
Involved in the sport for more than 40 years, Stanoff is no stranger to flawless bowling, however. As a member of the United States Air Force, he bowled a total of five 300 games. Two of those scores are in the record books.
“I had the first 300 game bowled at Norton Air Force Base in California,” the veteran said. “And I bowled the first 300 game at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.”
Unfortunately, the scores were not official.
“I bowled them in tournaments, but back then we didn’t know anything about A, B, C cards or sanctions,” he noted. “So this is my first sanctioned 300.”
Stanoff has also previously scored three 298s, four 299s and more than enough 279 games.
“I’ve had 42 games at 279, which is an interesting statistic because nobody keeps track of them, but a friend of mine and myself used to keep track of them all the time,” he joked. “That’s all strikes, but one somewhere in the middle.”
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