Frank Lavigne - 329.84 Season Average

The story as I have heard it, is Frank Lavigne was an avid gambling man excelling in pool, bowling and picking ponies. In 1975/76 Frank set, what is, one of the most incredible feats in bowling history. He began the season averaging 257.13 for the first quarter. He felt he could average 275 by the end of the season. Being a betting man, many bet that he could not do it bowling the way he did. A few weeks later he was averaging over 280 and the bets he origionally made were doubled, new bets were taken, on finishing the year over 300. By the end of the second quarter, he was averaging over 300... the bets again doubled for a year end average of 325. This was unheard of in fivepin bowling and the bets were doubled again and many new betters stepped in. This late in the season, Frank accomplished the impossible in fivepin bowling, finishing the season with a 329.84 average. I don't know how much money he made on his bets that year, but I hear it was a considerable amount for that time.
Frank holds the "recognized" Canadian Fivepin
record for 4 games - 1605.



Here are his league scores from 1975/76
Grandview Lanes - Vancouver
Date
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Weekly
Total
Games
Grand
Total
Average
Sep/8
296
351
315
433
1395
4
1395
348.75
Sep/15
232
192
221
207
852
8
2247
280.88
Sep/22
256
219
208
191
874
12
3121
260.08
Sep/29
241
186
293
235
955
16
4076
254.75
Oct/6
205
202
262
209
878
20
4954
247.70
Oct/13
292
207
232
280
1011
24
5965
248.54
Oct/20
259
220
287
226
992
28
6957
248.46
Oct/27
400
383
167
321
1271
32
8228
257.13
Nov/3
308
353
384
391
1436
36
9664
268.44
Nov/10
383
358
290
359
1390
40
11054
276.35
Nov/17
251
369
370
283
1273
44
12327
280.16
Nov/24
327
376
295
415
1413
48
13740
286.25
Dec/1
328
301
363
341
1333
52
15073
289.87
Dec/8
313
450
314
326
1403
56
16476
294.21
Dec/15
299
418
380
375
1472
60
17948
299.13
Dec/22
371
328
356
328
1383
64
19331
302.05
Jan/5
306
343
337
354
1340
68
20671
303.99
Jan/12
415
291
343
291
1340
72
22011
305.71
Jan/19
371
415
386
309
1481
76
23492
309.11
Jan/26
388
320
306
356
1370
80
24862
310.78
Feb/2
358
341
339
366
1404
84
26266
312.69
Feb/9
408
321
368
280
1377
88
27643
314.13
Feb/16
388
361
386
341
1476
92
29119
316.51
Feb/23
369
226
450
401
1446
96
30565
318.39
Mar/1
325
332
294
340
1291
100
31856
318.56
Mar/8
435
274
369
450
1528
104
33384
321.00
Mar/15
329
369
361
386
1445
108
34829
322.49
Mar/22
299
258
418
321
1296
112
36125
322.54
Mar/29
378
368
373
410
1529
116
37654
324.60
Apr/5
388
275
361
388
1412
120
39066
325.55
Apr/12
370
341
396
355
1462
124
40528
326.84
Apr/19
410
377
418
400
1605
128
42133
329.16
Apr/26
307
338
418
343
1406
132
43539
329.84
350 Plus Games - 59
400 Plus Games - 18
450 Games - 3
Averaged 356 after Christmas
Averaged 365.09 last 8 weeks