HOPKINSVILLE, Kent. é─ý Read it and weep. A Hammer ball has taken 22-year-old Jeff
Campbell to an ABC sanctioned 900 series.
é─˙Jeff is an accomplished young bowler with a very bright future in the
sport and we hope our equipment continues to help him set records,é─¨
said Brian Graham, brand manager for Hammer.
Originally, the situation in which Campbell rolled the scores was in
question because he didné─˘t bowl the games under league conditions.
Campbell was unable to make the scheduled league play with his team
members Monday, July 26th at Shenango Bowlaway and per league bylaws,
was pre-bowling his scores and planned to submit them. He was virtually
alone at Colonial Lanes, Pittsburgh, on Friday, July 23rd when he just
couldné─˘t keep the strikes from coming.
é─˙Bowling a 900 series was a feeling Ié─˘ve never experienced,é─¨ said
Campbell. é─˙No matter what I did I knew I would strike and I had built
up my confidence level.é─¨
Campbell, whose previous high series was 847, reported his scores to
the secretary of the Shenango Doubles League, printed off his scores
and sent them to the ABC. He also talked with ABC officials a number of
times. On August 13, he received word that the ABC accepted his
performance, saving him a place in bowlingé─˘s record books. Only 22
years of age, Campbell is a native of New Castle and will attend West
Texas A & M this fall. After college, he plans to pursue a career
on the pro circuit.
Hammer Bowling is a division of Ebonite International, Inc, a
privately-owned company that currently services bowling centers,
distributors and retail outlets both domestically and internationally,
based in Hopkinsville, Kent.