Related Biography: Bowler Sylvia Wene Martin
Sylvia Wene Martin was the first woman to roll three perfect 300 games in sanctioned competition. She marked her first perfect game in 1951 and repeated the feat in 1959 in the World Invitational Match Game Tournament. This was also the first perfect game by a woman in match play. Her third perfect score came in the 1960 qualifying rounds of the BPAA All-Star Tournament. She won the All-Star in both 1955 and 1960.
Born in 1928, Martin called Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home. In addition to three perfect scores, she held records for all-time high league average of 206 and for fourteen career three-game 700 series, the most for a woman bowler.
Martin was named Woman Bowler of the Year in 1955 and 1960 by the Bowling Writers Association of America. She was elected to the WIBC Hall of Fame in 1966 and to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.