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Bowler's Perfect 300 Game

RUINED

In Freak Lane Accident

8/5/2013 1:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Imagine being thiiiiiis close to bowling a perfect 300 game ... only to watch that stupid lane rack thingy come down and BLOCK  YOUR BALL on the VERY LAST roll.

That's what happened to Troy Walker, who was killin' it at the 2013 Luci Bonneau Doubles Tournament in Houston this weekend ... and the heart-breaking moment was all caught on tape.

Ya gotta watch the footage ... captured by InsideBowling.com ... and then listen to Walker's explanation.  

According to Walker, the whole thing may have been his fault because he hit a reset button on the lane right before his throw -- though Walker says he THOUGHT he was resetting the lane next to his.

Either way, Troy got a do-over on the final shot ... but blew it.

A wise bowling enthusiast probably said it best -- "Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes the bar ... well, he eats you."

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16.

Kabala    

That's hilarious - sorry bub you lose!! I'm sure they gave him another chance.

411 days ago
17.

.    

Is there a rule in bowling not allowing a turn to be disqualified when mechanical malfunctions occur?
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Why didn't they just treat the next turn as his 1st?

411 days ago
18.

ams165    

To bad douchee nozzle. Try again..

411 days ago
19.

ITGrouch    

Word to TMZ...the "rack thingy" is called a sweep. If you did your homework, you would know this.

411 days ago
20.

Reed Richards    

Bowling isn't a sport. Anything that you can do while drinking a beer isn't a sport.

411 days ago
21.

awesomewave    

Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a sh*t about the rules? Mark it zero!

411 days ago
22.

HillbillyHell    

Slow news day?

411 days ago
23.

J4X    

Is this of interest to anyone here at a celeb gossip website? C'mon!

411 days ago
24.

dustypork    

Too bad, you can tell the guy is such an athlete.

410 days ago
25.

KARMA K    

Again, tmz doesn't have the right picture, so they put up a pic., that looks like a black woman being murdered! Find another pick! It's scary, poor lady!

409 days ago
26.

Lisa M.    

The bowling freak lane accident looks like it was fixed. After the rake came down to sweep up the pins, a pair of legs could be seen landing onto the floor as if someone was sitting or standing above the bowling pins in the back controlling the rake arm.

409 days ago
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