It took only two weeks for the first 300 game of the season to be shot. Nate Gelling bowled the perfect game on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, in the straightaway league. He started the night with a 237, the 300 and 197 for a 3-game total of 734. He finished with a 192 game for a 4-game total of 926.
On Monday, September 28, 2009, bowling in the Sunset league for the Express Lane team, Kurt Klapan strung 12 strikes in a row for a 300 game. He started the night with a 237 game, followed by a 245 and finished with the perfect game for a 3-game total of 782.
Denton Martinich shot his first career 300 game Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at Star Lanes. He rolled all 12 strikes while pre-bowling for the Scandia Bar team in the Continental League. He started the session with a 190 game, followed by the 300, and finished with a 179 for a 669 series. Since the 300 was a pre-bowled game it will not be sanctioned by USBC. The score will, however, be recognized by the local association.
17-year-old Franky Butori rolled a 300 game in the middle of a 719 set for his first 700 series, which occurred on December 12, 2009. He sandwiched games of 181 and 238 around the gem in the Saturday afternoon Major League at Star Lanes. Then, competing in the High School Varsity League, Butori put together a 728 three-game set on Jan. 6. The scores were 236, 279 and 213. Then, competing in the High School Varsity League, Butori put together a 728 three-game set on January 6, 2010. The scores were 236, 279 and 213.