USBC reviewing New York youth bowler's two 900-series


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    USBCLogoRed.jpg Two 900-series submitted for approval by a New York teenager continue to be reviewed by the United States Bowling Congress.

    Both series by Robert Mushtare, 17, were submitted to USBC as having been rolled in pre-bowling sessions in the Pine Plains Junior/Senior League at Pine Plains Bowling Center in Fort Drum, N.Y., on December 5, 2005 and February 19, 2006, respectively.

    USBC administratively rejected a 900-series by Mushtare submitted as having occurred in November during a pre-bowling session in the same league at Pine Plains Bowling Center.

    That decision was based on the fact that the league was not certified and that Mushtare was not a USBC member at the time the score was bowled. The administrative decision was appealed by Mushtare and ultimately denied by the USBC Legal and Legislative Committee.

    Eight approved perfect three-game series have been rolled in the 111-year history of certified league bowling. Cincinnati-area bowler Lonnie Billiter Jr., 24, recorded the latest approved 900 series on Feb. 13 in the Bergeron Memorial League at Fairfield Lanes in Fairfield, Ohio.

    Billiter, a right-hander, became the first person to bowl a USBC-approved 900 series since Darin Pomije of New Prague, Minn., on Dec. 9, 2004.