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BURGER BYTES: Alabama's "King Pin" of Bowling

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BIRMINGHAM, AL -

Paul Ealy is the "king pin" of bowlers in the state of Alabama.

Ealy recently broke the city and state records with a score of 896 out of a possible 900.

"Every bowlers dream is to shoot the 900," Ealy said.  "To get close is pretty incredible.   To have the state record means a lot.  There's been some bowlers ahead of me that have put up some big numbers. To be able to be that guy is pretty awesome."

Ealy's son, Kenny, is proud of his dad.   But Kenny's friends think that high of score is too good to be true.

"I've told them stories," Kenny, 11, said.  "But they don't believe me."

The 41-year-old construction company equipment manager knew that bowling was right up his alley ever since he was seven years old.

"I have a passion for it," Ealy said.  "I'm glad my kids do it.  It's a fair sport that everybody gets an equal chance whether you are good or bad.  You don't have to sit on bench if you're not good.  Everybody gets an equal turn.  The fellowship, getting out with your friends, bowling is a great sport."

Three-hundred is a perfect game.  Paul has done that 61 times.  The fact that he bowls almost everyday, that number will be on the rise.

Brunswick Riverview Lanes is also home to the top women's bowler in the state.  Angela Nance broke the old record of 841 with an 857 of her own.

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