by Kevin Webster
LAKE FOREST – On Monday, 10-09-17, while bowling in the Bowlers Depot 595 Scratch league at Forest Lanes, Kevin & Travis Webster each bowled 300 games in the 3rd game of the 4-game league.
This is Travis’ first scratch league ever and is only his 2nd year of bowling. Travis’ book average entering this season was 174. For the first 4 weeks of the current season, he has been bowling exceptionally well, averaging over 200 until Monday night.
Travis started off with games of 239 and 232 and looking pretty comfortable. Game three is when
he rolled his first perfect game. Giving him a 3-game series of a personal best 771. His previous high game had been 275 and 638 series. Travis finished off the night with a 203 and 974 four-game series.
Kevin had been bowling for many years and was an accomplished junior bowler. In 1997, Kevin gave up bowling while raising a young family. It wasn’t until Travis started showing interest in bowling that ignited Kevin’s passion again after a 20-year absence from the game.
Kevin thought it would be a great way to spend some time with his 20-yearold son and they joined a league last winter. This season, Travis joined Kevin in the scratch league at Forest Lanes in Lake Forest. On this night, Kevin started out with a modest 194, followed by a 277. In the third game, Kevin matched Travis strike for strike until the end and rolled a 300 game of his own and equaled Travis’ three game series of 771. Kevin finished with a nice 236 game and season high 1007 four-game series.
This was an amazing experience I could have never imagined. To share this night with Travis was beyond my wildest dream.
I had never seen anyone bowl two 300 games on a pair, let alone in the same game, on the same team, and be family. I’m not sure how many times this feat has been accomplished, but it can’t be too many.
The support and cheering from the other league members was truly appreciated and made the experience that much better. This was a night Travis and I will never forget.