2018 Hall of Fame Inductee
Johnnie Englehart started bowling at the age of 6 in the hallway of his house. His father would set up plasic pins and he would knock ‘em down! Bowled in Bantam leagues at 6 and has not looked back!! He has bowled over 65 300 games and over 66 800 series. In 1987 he won the Mens State Scratch All-Events and came in 2nd in 2004 in the same event. He was inducted into the LABA Hall of Fame for Performance in 2004. He has a high average of 246. His special moment was when his son Scott shot his first 300 and 800. Johnnie was there to watch it!! Johnnie also made it one for the record books when HE also shot a 300/800 series 8 lanes away!
2012 Hall of Fame Inductee
KAREN SMITH was the inductee for Superior Performance. This gracious lady hailed from Godfrey, Illinois. As she grew up it was apparent that she was going to be a “Lefty” to her father’s dismay since he thought left handed people were at a disadvantage. This so disturbed him he even tried tying her arm behind her back to get her to change hands – to no avail. Strong willed and stubborn, Karen was determined to prove him wrong. She competed in baseball, softball, football, golf, horseshoes, shooting, badminton, shuffleboard, table tennis and bowling! She loved to compete. Continue reading 2012 HoF SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE RECIPIENTS
2017 Hall of Fame Inductee
Bruce Pederson is our recipient for Superior Performance. He bowls out of the North County USBC and is also a director on their board. His highest average was a 221 and he has over ten certified 300 games with three 800 series. He has participated in over 30 State Championships and continues to bring teams yearly to the Championships! He is very involved in the All Military Bowling Championships and has won (2) All United States Marine Corp Regionals. He received the 2005 BPAA Golden Pin Award for customer retention for a 32 lane center. The best part is he’s also a really GREAT individual on and off the lanes.
2017 Hall of Fame Inductee
The Superior Performance recipient is Lou Mathews from the San Diego USBC. He has been a ABC/USBC member for over 53 years and has bowled in over 40 California State Championships. He has a high average of 229 and over 10 certified 300 games. He also owns three 800 series with 827 as his high. In 2008 his team won the CUSBC Open Championship team event! He continues to be very active bowling in San Diego and California area tournaments.
2015 Hall of Fame Inductee
The California State USBC is proud to announce its new Hall of Fame recipients for 2015. The recipient for Superior Performance is Debbie Ayers who lives in La Mesa. She has quite a resume of bowling accomplishments: 33 – 300 games, 3 – 800 series, 2 Doubles titles in the California State Championships (2013 & 2014), 3 Team titles in the California State Championships (2008, 2009 & 2014), Southern California Bowling Writers All-Star Team (1997, 1998 & 1999), WWPB Rookie of the Year (1985), WWPB Bowler of the Year (1998, 2006 & 2009), 3 ABT sport pattern titles (2012, 2013 & 2014), and San Diego USBC Hall of Fame in 2005.
2009 Hall of Fame Inductee
Linda Johnson, Mike Lucas, Sam Carter