Shepparton's Tim Piastri's dream came true on Sunday when he bowled the perfect game on his way to winning his second Masters tournament at Star Bowl.OLIVER CAFFREY July 16, 2014 3:15am
Shepparton’s Tim Piastri has joined an elite club.
The 300 club.
Piastri, 35, threw down a perfect game during Shepparton Tenpin Bowling Association’s annual Masters tournament at Star Bowl on Sunday.
It capped an incredible run of recent form for Piastri, who began bowling when he was six years old.
He said the pain of a 299 game earlier in the competition spurred him on to achieve the rare feat.
‘‘My legs were shaking and going all over the place heading into the last bowl, but I was a bit more confident with the 299 and getting so close, as well as the disappointment in a way,’’ Piastri said.
‘‘I was so close to a strike earlier in the day to almost get 300, but to finally do it now is pretty surreal and a bit of a dream come true.
‘‘Maybe kicking a goal after the siren to win a grand final, maybe it would be that sort of feeling, it’s just incredible.
‘‘Two-hundred-and-eighty-nine was my highest before the competition and that was about a month ago, so I’ve been bowling pretty well for a while.’’
The unforgettable game propelled him to his second straight open men’s STBA Masters win.
Star Bowl has wasted no time in honouring Piastri, with a plaque already hanging in the Fryers St complex.
After achieving the ultimate personal glory, Piastri is looking ahead to new challenges.
‘‘I’ve been probably practicing a bit more lately and you’re always learning new things about bowling — the professionals say you never can learn enough about bowling,’’ Piastri said.
‘‘I bowled at the Australian Open last year and I’m looking to go on further with that and keep making Country Cup teams.
‘‘It’s my passion and it’s a really great sport that anyone can do — it doesn’t matter whether you’re six or you’re 90, you can bowl.’’
Meanwhile, other winners during the Masters tournament were Denece Jones (open women), Kevin McNally (classic), Ian McMahon (graded), Michelle Farren (special graded), Kevin Wilkins (senior men) and Wendy Cowland (senior women).
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