Lucky strikes

Posted May 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

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ERIK FERGUSON BOWLS 810 – During the 54th El Dorado Springs City Bowling Championship on Feb. 25, 2013, Erik Ferguson, El Dorado Springs, claimed the holy grail of bowling – an 810 series score, the highest series bowled in the tournament in its 54-year history. It was the second highest series bowled in the history of El Dorado Lanes. (The highest is an 836 series bowled by Brian Dean who was on a team with Ferguson at the time on Feb. 27, 2008. There have been six 800 series bowled at El Dorado Lanes.) Ferguson racked up the phenomenal score with games of 268, 267 and 275. He said he was more nervous when he bowled a perfect 300 game. His average this year is 220 in Nevada and 208 in El Dorado Springs. Ferguson (left) was sponsored in the city tournament by Sonic Drive-In, represented here by Manager Tim Lemley. Ferguson said that Sonic and El Dorado Lanes sponsor him when he bowls in tournaments out of town. Shown in the second photo are Ferguson’s score card for the 810 game (to which a 48 point handicap gets added) and his just-arrived 800 ring from the Bowling Congress. Ferguson is in the International Bowling Hall of Fame and Bowling Museum, located in Arlington, TX, for his 300 game and his 810 series. Monday night, he was on his way to a perfect game when he left the 10 pin standing in the 11th of 12 strikes. He picked up the spare for a 289. His total for the evening was a respectable 767 series.