Damian bowls perfect 300

PERFECTION is something that is rare in sport. Only a special few reach perfection and Gladstone can add another sportsperson to the list.

Local ten-pin bowler Damian Ross is that man after bowling a perfect 300 game at the Gladstone Tenpin Bowl on Wednesday night.

For Ross, who has been a bowler for over a decade, to bowl a perfect game was the ultimate.

'It all felt a little surreal, the whole centre came to a standstill to see my last two bowls,' Ross said.

'My best was 288, so I had been close, but to actually get there is one of the greatest feelings ever.'

Ross said he felt the nerves as he closed on the 300 game, but was able to hold himself together enough to bowl the last two strikes.

'The nerves were there all right, I was like a duck, calm on top, but nervous inside.

'The legs were a bit wobbly when I bowled the last one, but they all fell over which was great,' he said.

Ross is just the fourth bowler to achieve a 300 game in Gladstone since the Tenpin Bowl opened in 1976.

'Everyone dreams about a 300 game, so to achieve it is something I will never forget and one I will be celebrating for a while yet,' he said.