At the age of 69 Ken Stearn of Gloucester , Virginia rolled back to back 300’s on the Thursday Night Mixed league at Village Lanes on April 11th, 2013 finishing the night with a career-high 782 series.
Speaking with Mr. Wayne Ripley, VPUSBC center representative for Village Lanes, his comments were;
“He’s definitely the oldest in the local association ( to accomplish this feat). Neither State nor Nationals maintains those types of records. I have not heard of anyone in the state accomplishing this feat.”.
During an interview with Mr. Ed Richards, Community Sports, Daily Press Ken said:
“It was just one of those nights. I was in a zone and everything felt right,” Stearn said .
It even felt right in his third and final game, a 182.
“All the balls were in the pocket, but they weren’t carrying,” he said.
Ken Stearn has been bowling for 45 years starting his bowling career in 1973 at Dover Air Force Base while serving in the US Air Force. After several assignments which moved him from Delaware to Texas to Germany he retired and settled in Gloucester , Virginia .
Ken has two 11-In-A-Row plaques and has rolled five 300 games, two of which occurred on the same night.
Ken also serves as the President of the Thursday Night Mixed League and Vice President of the Tuesday Mini-Bucks League at Village Lanes. He also serves as commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Chapter in Gloucester .