Dave Schiell bowls nineteen strikes in a row

Dave Schiell wins 300 pin at Galaxy Bowling in Blairsville, Georgia

On August 5, 2007 Dave Schiell bowled nineteen strikes in a row, twelve of which gave him a perfect game. For this accomplishment, he was awarded a "300 Pin" by Galaxy Bowling Manager Josh Klein.

It all happened during open bowling night. As excitement mounted, everyone gathered around to watch Dave's winning streak. The resulting perfect game was Schiell's first.

It started with three consecutive strikes at the end of the 1st game. Next was a perfect game (with twelve more strikes and a score of 300). Dave Schiell went on to throw 4 more strikes at the beginning of the 3 rd game to make a grand total of 19 strikes in a row!

Schiell says, "I was thinking that if I got tapped on a good hit, it'd be OK. I just didn't want to throw a bad ball. It didn't sink in until late in the 2 nd game what was happening. I said to myself 'Stay cool and make a good shot.' I had bowled a 297, a 298, and a 299 before but never a 300."

Neville Smith says, "This is only the 5 th award pin ever given at this facility and the 1 st since Galaxy Bowling took over in 2004."

Dave says he has a place for the award pin. "I just built a cabinet for my trophies and (honor score) rings. I have the perfect place for this 300 Pin."

Schiell is a retired police officer from Arlington , Texas , where he participated in league bowling. He currently resides in Murphy, NC with his wife Barb. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Many people drive from neighboring towns to bowl at Blairsville's Galaxy Bowling Center. The Union County facility is well known for having a professional and friendly staff and is a great asset to our community. Whether league bowling, just beginning, or looking for a place to host a group event, Galaxy Bowling is a fun family destination.

Congratulations to Dave Schiell for bowling a perfect game and getting all those strikes in a row!