TICONDEROGA - Perfection is only a dream for most people. Not Chris Pelerin.
The Ticonderoga kegler bowled back-to-back perfect games at Adirondack Lanes Oct. 2.
"After the first game, I never expected to do it again," Pelerin said. "I was stunned, but happy."
Bowling in the Friday Night Mixed Couples League, Pelerin fired 24 straight strikes during the two games.
"Midway through the first game I started to think about it (perfection)," Pelerin said. "I tried not to; if you start to think too much about it you'll screw up."
The pressure almost got t Pelerin as he prepared to throw his last ball in the second game.
"The worst part was the last ball," he related. "As I got up everyone in the place stopped bowling just to watch me. I almost felt sick to my stomach I was so nervous."
He may have been nervous, but he managed another strike to make it two perfect games in a row.
His prefect streak ended in the first frame of his third game.
Pelerin has bowled most of his life. He was a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference all star while attending Ticonderoga High School, reaching the state championships three times.
He carries a 219 average.
A perfect game is nothing new for Pelerin. He had two 300 games before rolling his back-to-back gems.
While he was pleased with the back-to-back 300 games, Pelerin fell short of another goal. His third game that night was a 192, leaving him with a 792 series. He has never had an 800 series.
"My next goal is an 800 series," Pelerin said. "I had a 799 a few years ago. You would think a guy who has two 300 games could get an 800, but it wasn't to be. I'll get it (800) someday."