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10-year-old bowler rolls 800

Terry Bigham
USBC Communications
Published: January 24, 2012 | Bowl.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - Korey Reichard of Jackson, Mich., became the youngest bowler to roll a certified 800 series when the 10-year-old right-hander had games of 265, 257 and 278 for an 800 series January 21. The record is unofficial until the required paperwork has been filed and verified by the United States Bowling Congress.

Reichard rolled the 800 while competing in the AMF Singles league at AMF Summit Lanes in Jackson.

Korey Reichard inside"Korey threw the last shot, went to add it up, then everyone was yelling and he said 'Awesome,' said his father, Todd Reichard. "I find it amazing that he knew he had to throw 278 for 800 and went out there and did it like there was no pressure.

"Most people that I have been around would be nervous, but he stayed calm through the first eight strikes and finished the game with two strikes and nine pins to get his 800."

Kamron Doyle of Hermitage, Tenn., previously was the youngest bowler to have an 800 series when he rolled an 802 at the age of 11 years, 2 months and 1 day on March 14, 2009. Korey was 10 years, 7 months and 23 days when he rolled his 800 this past weekend. He turns 11 on May 29.

Reichard's father, who has coached high school bowling for 12 years, said Korey started bowling at age 2 and "is very dedicated and practices almost every day."

Korey currently bowls in two leagues - the AMF Singles where he averages 193, and the Thursday Afterschool league where he averages 179.

Korey rolled his first 600 series in October 2011 and just more than a month later accomplished his first 700 series in the AMF Singles league. He had a 279 game in December 2011.

 


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