Logan City Tenpin junior Travis Kloer has completed the ultimate 300 game – at just 14 years old.

Travis was competing in his regular Monday night league competition, when he bowled the 300 on his first game. He said it was a surreal experience.

“I wasn’t intentionally going for a 300 game, but as the game progressed, I just kept going to see if I could do it,” he said.

“I have been in this situation before and didn’t succeed because I got too excited and anxious, but I think this time I was more calm. Even after it happened, I didn’t get too excited because I had to concentrate on the next game.”

Travis has a signature move, that his friends say may have helped him.

“I do a single right-handed hook, but it’s nothing too special,” he said.

“I guess I have been practicing for a long time and have a great dedication towards the game. I used to train every day of the week, but now I just train on Saturdays and bowl league on Mondays and Fridays.

“My friends think it’s pretty cool, but when we catch up and go bowling, they always ask me to change the way I play and bowl left-handed, so they have a chance.”

Last year, Travis set up his own bowling fundraiser and managed to raise $2600 for Cerebral Palsy.

“My mum is a nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital, and I wanted to find a charity to donate to that will help people and children. After researching it, I found that cerebral palsy doesn’t have as much recognition as some of the others, so that’s why I wanted to do it for a charity involving that,” he said.

Travis’s next fundraiser will be on September 3-4 at Logan City Tenpin.

Despite his age, Travis said he can see himself representing Australia in the next couple of years.

“I started in the Bowl Patrol program and Janine (Logan City Tenpin’s manager) has been a big supporter and helped me and all the juniors progress and develop throughout my time here and my parents are always there helping and supporting me,” he said.

“In the future I want to be a doctor – a GP or something to do with the heart, but ultimately for bowling I want to represent Queensland and Australia, and make it into the National Training Squad.”

But for now, he’ll “just go with the flow” and see where it takes him.

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