Throwback Thursday 9/8/16: “Maher Scores First Quad-City 800 Series”


“John Maher has become the first man in the Quad Cities area to record an 800 three game total. His gigantic series came on October 25 at Abbe Lanes, Abingdon, when he posted 29 strikes in three games for an even 800 count.

Maher, bowling for L & R Autobody in the Big Ten League, blasted out a 246 then added super counts of 279 and 275 for his record series. Thirteen was the lucky number when he strung together thirteen straight strikes in the second and third games on lane 13 and 14 to achieve his masterful mark.”

-Mississippi Valley Bowler
December, 1978

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