Barry Thomas of Nashville TN was 87 and 11 months when he bowled a sanctioned 300 game at Pla More Lanes.
Joe Dean, also from Ohio, bowled a 300, perfect game, at age 87.
Shirlee VanDenburg of Battle Creek, MI is the oldest woman (80 years old) to bowl a sanctioned 300 game. The game was bowled on November 28, 2009.
The lowest average league bowler to bowl a 300 was Diane Ponza, whose average was 112 when she shot a 300 game during the 1977-1978 season of sanctioned bowling.
henry zimmermann 15 yeas 7 mo from montclair nj had a abc sanctioned 300 game in the 1969. in a thursday night abc town sanctioned league he was the youngest bowler in 1969
There is a very long list of bowlers in the IBHOF who have bowled a sanctioned 300 game.
No. The word sanctioned in bowling means: " Competition in accordance with American Bowling Congress or Women's International Bowling Congress rules. " Since, according to rules, foul line lights and buzzers must be in working order during competition the game would not be sanctioned under the rules of the ABC or WIBC.
Many people have bowled a 300 game. About 26,000 people a year. You can check the USBC website for a listing of sanctioned 300 game bowlers.
Only games bowled under a sanctioned league may receive recognition by the sanctioning organization that the league sanctioned with. For example, if the league is based in the US and did not sanction in USBC then scores will not be recognized for any USBC awards, including the 300 ring. Even if bowlers who are members of a non-sanctioned league bowl a 300, they can not qualify for any USBC awards if the league did not sanction.
In the United States, that is Fran Lasee who was 89 years old when he bowled a 300 game in January, 2010 at the Willow Creek Lanes in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Click on the 'Oldest US 300 Bowler" link below to read the story.
The current record is held by Jim Hosier of Wayne, NJ, with 114 sanctioned 300 games. Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, CO hold the women's record with 44 sanctioned 300 games.