Bunbury bowler strikes the first 300

Bunbury bowler Ken Temme celebrated the centre's first accredited perfect score back in March 2020. Photo is supplied.

Bunbury bowler Ken Temme celebrated the centre's first accredited perfect score back in March 2020. Photo is supplied.

Bunbury's Tenpin Bowl and Fun Centre has been running for 38 years and not until March 2020 had it seen a perfect score.

A location that has many things to see and do. One of those things is bowling. The Bunbury Tenpin Bowl & Fun Centre - a centre that until 2020, had never seen a perfect game occur.

Before the COVID 19 shutdown, the Bunbury centre had seven leagues play throughout the week.

Approximately 100 registered league bowlers took to the lanes in a mixture of offerings with singles, doubles and trio leagues to choose from.

A group of people with a disability in the Bunbury Bandits hit the lanes on Saturday afternoon while Bunbury is also a great supporter of the national junior participation program Bowl Patrol with their sessions on Tuesday afternoon..

Twenty-four year old Ken Temme was playing int the scratch singles league on March 5 when the unexpected happened.

Temme would be the first to achieve an accredited perfect game of 300 in his second of three games for the league night.

"I felt a sense of fulfillment that I had finally bowled a perfect game after so many years of trying," Temme said.

"I'm so happy that my first 300 was in my hometown and home centre."

Bowling since he was five years old, Temme has been a registered bowler since the early 2000's.

On that fateful night, it started out like any other with Temme scoring a 237 on his first game.

When he began his second game, it was until the 10th frame that he knew how close he was to the perfect score.

"I never thought it was a possibility until I got to the 10th frame and threw the first two strikes, it was only at that moment I knew I had a chance at a perfect game," he said.

"After all three games were bowled I realised I had 23 consecutive strikes from the fifth frame in game one to the third frame in game three" said a surprised Temme.

Ten pin bowling has been a huge part of Temme's life with now owner of the centre Linda Mills being his mum.

Unfortunately his mum missed seeing the 300 first hand but said she was very happy for him.

"I wasn't here but I've watched him bowl a 300 in practice before, so I was not surprised- I knew he would be the first to do it," she said.

Temme represented WA at the National Championships in 2019.

He would finish his first nationals by receiving the Chairman's Award which was a 'surprise and huge honour'.