REDLANDS - Terry Chittenden bowled her first perfect game in EMPIRE BOWL'S Young, Old and Restless ladies league, after competing for thirty-seven years. She used her Roto Grip Grand Illusion bowling ball to roll a nice 682 (191 - 300 - 191) series on her big day.
Terry's previous high game was a 290 bowled in March 2011. Her highest series is a 761 bowled at RIM LANES in Crestline, where the rarefied mountain air makes bowling more fun. Terry currently is averaging 213, just one pin below her highest book average, bowled in 2003-2004 at Rim Lanes.
Chittenten was a regular at Rim Lanes as a junior bowler because her parents (JOHN and LORRIE IACONO) were Rim's proprietors from 1975 - 2004. She worked at the her parents bowling center from 1975 - 1987. She also coached junior bowlers, served as a league secretary for over ten years and was a WIBC house representative for five years. Terry's Mom taught her to bowl and had Terry competing in the Citrus Belt Junior Travel League as soon as she was eligible. From there it was on to the Citrus Belt Women's Scratch Travel League. She has been a scratch bowler ever since.
Terry likes to play the lanes from the corner, usually rolling her ball over the eight board and hooking it into the pocket at a perfect six degree angle. I have watched her bowl and am amazed at the speed she generates. She bowled her perfecto on lanes one and two, moving to the five board that day.
Mrs.Chittenten's husband Clyde is not a bowler. The couple met in school without Clyde knowing of Terry's bowling background. He asked Terry to go bowling on their first date because there wasn't much else to do in Crestline. That date led to a wonderful relationship, marriage, kids and love to last a lifetime. Clyde is still just an occasional recreational bowler, but is one hundred per cent behind Terry's bowling pursuits.
Terry wishes to thank her parents and husband for their support through the years, the staff at Empire Bowl, and the BOWLING NEWS for recognizing her accomplishment. Finally, Terry is grateful to all the bowlers in the Young, Old and Restless League for celebrating her achievement with a cake and refreshments.