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Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:23 AM


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DELPHOS — A long-time bowler joined the “Lenny Club” Thursday night at the Delphos Bowling and Recreation Center.

Owner Bruce VanMetre rolled back-to-back 300 games and threw two more strikes in his third for a total of 26 in row. His series total was 834.

“It was unreal,” Van Metre said. “Usually you leave a pin or two somewhere. I turned around and said, ‘I joined the Lenny Club.’ Lenny Hubert bowled back-to-backs at the Elite Tournament here five years ago.”

The perfect games were VanMetre’s 44th and 45th of his career and his second and third this year. It was his seventh 800 series. He has enough rings for every finger, several of which he gave to his children, also avid bowlers.

“I didn’t give one to my wife, Lisa,” he joked. “She has her own.”

While Thursday’s feat is an accomplishment, VanMetre said his favorite 300 was at a National PBA 50 Tournament in Dayton.

“Right after I bowled the 300, Tom Baker was standing in the lane next to me and he reached over and shook my hand,” VanMetre said. “That was something special.”

He also bowled a 300 in a regional PBA 50 Tournament in Lewisburg, Va.

The 36-year veteran carries a 229 average this year.

Last Updated on Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:24 AM

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