Bohn rolled games of 267, 278, 300, 300, 289, 258, 279 and 258 for a 2,229 series in the round-robin match play portion of the PBA Chevrolet Northwest Open at Daffodil Bowl. He averaged 278.62 in breaking the USBC overall record of 2,203 set by women’s hall of famer Tish Johnson in Panorama City, CA, in 1990. Bohn said he had one open frame in the series – an unconverted 7-10 split – and actually lost one of his eight matches.
The series is certified by USBC under the PBA’s blanket-certification program, but PBA scoring records involve PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour events only; the PBA doesn’t track records for regional competition. The PBA Tour 8-game record is the oldest scoring record remaining in the PBA record book: a 2,165 bowled by the late Billy Hardwick in the 1968 Japan Cup.
Bohn, who was in the area on a business trip, used his stunning series to run away from Blaine Weninger of Happy Valley, OR, by 469 pins for the Puyallup title, finishing with a 16-game total of 4,495 pins, including match play bonus pins.