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Bowler Sean Sullivan, a Naval War College professor, poses at the Seaview Lanes Bowling Center in the Recreation center after rolling a perfect 300 ten-pin game.

Bowler Sean Sullivan, a Naval War College professor, poses at the Seaview Lanes Bowling Center in the Recreation center after rolling a perfect 300 ten-pin game.


From Naval Station Newport Public Affairs
March 17, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I. -- U.S. Naval War College Professor Sean Sullivan rolled a perfect game at Seaview Lanes in the Recreation Center recently in the Wednesday Night NETC All-Hands League. Sullivan collected the 12 strikes during the third game of the series.

Sullivan joins John Hunt (1998), Rod Post (2010) and Richard Ebido (2013) as the fourth bowler to roll a 300 at the ten-pin alleys at Seaview. Later this year, the United States Bowling Congress will award Sullivan the coveted 300 game ring.

“After the first six strikes I told Bear, teammate James Hayes, that the ball was rolling really well and that I had a good chance tonight,” said Sullivan.

“Our bowling community on the Naval Station is small with about 40 league bowlers in the three base leagues,” he said. “I enjoy bowling on the base because we play among friends.”

There are some bowlers who have played on the Naval Station for over 30 years and each year the league teams welcome active duty players who are stationed here for their tour at local commands.

In 2007 teammate Don Bullard, Naval Health Clinic New England safety officer, asked Sullivan back as a substitute in the Friday Night League. Since then, Sullivan has won two USBC Rhode Island State tournaments and earned membership in the Professional Bowlers Association.

In June, Sullivan and teammate Will Ferguson will play in the Rhode Island Masters Invitational Tournament competing with the 64 top bowlers in the state.ean Sullivan, a Naval War College professor, poses at the Seaview Lanes Bowling Center in the Recreation center after rolling a perfect 300 ten-pin game.