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Bowler Charles Kenny scorches four perfectos in one-month span

Charles Kenny has rolled 62 perfect games.
Charles Kenny has rolled 62 perfect games.
Fred Eisenhammer

If there’s such a thing as a Grand Slam in league bowling, then Charles Kenny achieved it.

The 33-year-old Kenny put on a whirlwind show in a one-month span this year, ringing up four perfect games.

And he did it at four different venues.

The right-handed Kenny, who brandishes a Nolan Ryan-caliber fastball, launched his avalanche of 300 games Jan. 6 at Canoga Park Bowl during a 751 series (236-300-215).

One night later, he notched another perfecto at Santa Clarita Lanes during a 770 series (300-239-231).

Kenny then blistered his third 300 on Jan. 30 at Mission Hills Lanes during a 720 series (202-218-300).

And on Feb. 7, Kenny blasted his fourth perfect game at Jewel City Bowl in Glendale during a 769 series (300-247-222).

Those four 300 games upped Kenny’s count to 62 perfect games.

Kenny almost added to his amazing streak Monday night in the “River Maniacs” league at Canoga Park Bowl, crushing strikes on his first eight shots in his second game before leaving the four-pin “bucket” in the ninth frame.

He converted the spare and went on to strike out the rest of the way en route to a sizzling 276.

Kenny, a Northridge resident, said that his 300 at Santa Clarita Lanes was his first perfect game at that site. “It’s way tougher than here [Canoga Park Bowl],” he said.

In his career, Kenny has rolled 28 800 series and he said his goal was to bowl an extremely rare 900 series, or three perfect games. His high is an 865.

Superstar bowler Johnnie Englehart said Kenny "absolutely" could accomplish his goal.

“I don’t see why he couldn’t. He’s younger and stronger than some of us,” he said, smiling.

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