Some 300 Game Facts

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300 Games are only recognised if they were bowled in league or an accredited tournament.

The first recognised 300 game bowled in Australia was by Joe Velo in March 1963 at Northern Bowl, NSW.

The first recognised 300 games bowled in each State & Territory are:

- New South Wales by Joe Velo in March 1963 at Northern Bowl
- Queensland by Wayne Sullivan in February 1964 at Mt Isa
- Victoria by Bob Hinton, September 1964 at Chadstone Bowl
- South Australia by Mark Halls, 9th October 1970 at Norwood Bowl
- Australian Capital Territory by Alan Jarman, 1st April 1972 at Olympic Bowl
- Northern Territory by Kevin Webb, 19th September 1982 at Dustbowl
- Western Australia by Gwen Bunting, 29th June 1985 at Fairlanes
- Tasmania by Paul Lucock, August 1988 at Moonah Bowl, Hobart.

The first person to bowl two recognised 300 games was Chris Batson.  The first was on 4th March 1974 and the second was on the 30th June 1975.  Both were bowled at Rushcutter Bowl, NSW.

The first woman to bowl a recognised 300 game was Trish Datson on 14th December 1974 at Rushcutter Bowl, NSW.

The youngest boy to bowl a recognised 300 game was Adam Svensson, who was only 13 years and 4 months, when he bowled the 300 on 12th December 2009, at AMF Cannington, WA.

The youngest girl to bowl a recognised 300 game was Rochelle Mottlee, who was only 14 years and 10 months, when she bowled the 300 on 8th November 2006, at Caboolture Bowl, Queensland.

The oldest person to bowl a recognised 300 game was Robert Harrison on 10th March 2013, at the age of 75 years and 4 months, at Tenpin City, NSW.

The first person to bowl back-to-back recognised 300 games was Derek Adams in February 2003, at Nerang Tenpin Bowl, Qld.

Nine 300 games have been bowled in the Walter Rachuig Trophy Tournament.  Tracey Madden was first woman to bowl a 300 game during Walter Rachuig Trophy Tournament.  This was in 2004 at AMF Forest Hill, Vic, and was Tracey's first 300 game.

Bianca Flanagan was the first junior bowler to ever bowl a 300 game during the President's Junior Interstate Shield.  This was bowled in 2004 at Illawarra StrikeZone, NSW.

In the years 1963 to 1969, there were a total of 14 recognised 300 games bowled in Australia.  In 2011 alone, there were 255 recognised 300 games bowled in Australia.