Jeff Campbell II rolls sixth ABC approved 900 series

    08/27/04

    ABC News

    2004JeffCampbell6th900series.jpg The American Bowling Congress has approved the three-game 900 series rolled June 12 by Jeff Campbell II in New Castle, Pa. It is the sixth approved 900 in ABC history.

    Campbell, a 22-year-old student at West Texas A&M University, rolled three consecutive perfect games in the first three games of a pre-bowled four-game block in the Shenango Doubles Mixed League at Colonial Lanes. His fourth game was 216.

    While the league is based at Shenango Lanes, bowlers are allowed to pre-bowl at either Shenango or Colonial Lanes in accordance with league rules. Because Campbell's score was not bowled in the normal league setting, ABC officials took additional time to ensure the circumstances under which the score was bowled also complied with ABC rules.

    "Because Jeff rolled his 900 in a pre-bowled situation, we took extra care in our review of the accomplishment," said ABC Assistant Executive Director Jack Mordini. "We found no conflict with league or ABC rules and congratulate Jeff for taking his place in bowling history."

    Campbell's series was the first 900 in more than three years. Previous 900 shooters were Jeremy Sonnenfeld in Lincoln, Neb., in 1997; Tony Roventini in Milwaukee in 1998; Vince Wood in Moreno Valley, Calif., in 1999; Robby Portalatin in Jackson, Mich., in 2000 and James Hylton in Salem, Ore., in 2001.