Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. Recreation
  3. General Recreation

Charles Kenny blasts perfect game at Canoga Park Bowl

See also

Chalk up No. 59 for bowler Charles Kenny.

That’s 59 perfect games, the last of which Kenny blasted Monday night in the “River Maniacs” league at Canoga Park Bowl.

Kenny rolled a 236-300-215 for a sizzling 751 series. He has rolled 28 800 series, but he said his latest 300 game was still a thrill.

“You never know when you’ll shoot your next one,” said Kenny, a Northridge resident. “It could be the last one I’ll ever shoot.”

Kenny added he had extra cause to celebrate because the 300 was “the first one I shot in a while.”

On July 23, Kenny bowled his last perfect game during league play at Mission Hills Lanes. July was a terrific month for Kenny, who also bowled a 300 at Mission Hills Lanes two weeks earlier and an 815 series at Jewel City Bowl in Glendale.

The right-handed Kenny throws missiles at the pins and he acknowledged that he didn’t have any close calls on his 12 shots during his perfect game Monday. “They were all right there,” said Kenny, who has crushed an 865 series.

Informed about Kenny’s perfect game, superstar Johnnie Englehart was not surprised. Englehart’s team recently bowled against Kenny’s team at Canoga Park Bowl and he witnessed the power of Kenny’s shots.

“Think of David and Goliath and he was Goliath,” said Englehart, describing Kenny and himself. “He’s bigger and throws 10 miles [per hour] faster than I do.

“When he bowls, pins fly. It’s like a tornado down there.”

The 32-year-old Kenny averages a potent 242 in the “River Maniacs” league, but he was modest about Monday’s perfect game. “Sometimes you get lucky,” he said.

Advertisement

Sports

  • The New York Yankees turn the first triple play of the 2014 season
    Video
    Watch Video
  • A big third period from the Rangers propel them past Philly in Game 1
    NHL
  • Donovan McNabb serves time in jail stemming from a December DUI
    NFL News
  • Interview with Bernard Hopkins: 'I'm from Mars, but I fight here on Earth'
    Boxing
  • Are you as excited as LeBron about the NBA Playoffs? We seriously doubt it
    NBA
  • New details have emerged about the friendly-fire incident that killed Pat Tillman
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!