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REMINDER: THE ANNUAL MEETING FOR GOABA WILL BE, JUNE 23, 2021, 6 PM AT THE ASSOCIATION OFFICE. 151 N 72nd ST (ADJACENT TO WEST LANES). ALL SANCTIONED MEMBERS WELCOME!
YOUTH BOWLER OF THE YEARS--SCORES DUE NOW!
Young, sanctioned bowlers are eligible for recognition in the following areas according to their age as of Aug. 1, 2020. Scores are requested from the league official.
The Bowler of the Year honors the best of the best at a banquet (if all goes well, August 22).
Check with your child's youth league official to make sure submission has taken place.
BANTAM: 8 and under: Girl:115game-325
PREP: AGE 9-11: Girl:165 game-475 series; Boy:190 game-500 series
age 12-14: Girl:200 game-550 series; Boy:225 game-575 series
age 15-18:Girl:225 game-600 series Boy:250 game-650 series
FINAL AVERAGES FROM ALL SANCTIONED LEAGUES ARE BEING GATHERED AT THIS TIME AND PREPARATIONS ARE UNDER WAY TO PUBLISH THEM IN A PRINTED FORM FOR THE CENTERS AND IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM FOR THE WEB.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE LEAGUE OFFICIALS THAT MAKE SURE BOWLER'S DATA IS SUBMITTED.
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GREATER OMAHA AREA USBC WILL BE HELD JUNE 23, 2021, 6 PM AT 151 N. 72ND STREET, SUITE 3, THE LOCATION OF THE OFFICE.
ALL SANCTIONED BOWLERS OF THE OMAHA ASSOCIATION ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND MEET YOUR BOWLING OFFICIALS, HEAR THE STATUS OF THE ASSOCIATION VIA COMMITTEE REPORTS;ELECT BOARD MEMBERS, OFFICERS AND DELEGATES.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THEN!
OMAHA BOWLING ASSOCIATION
HALL OF FAME SELECTIONS
of Fame -DON BARRY JR: Selected in the “Performance” category,
at the time of nomination he had 31 300
games and 8 800 series the greatest
being a 3-game set of 290, 300, 258=848! He has won many regional and local
tournaments including those in Council Bluffs, South Dakota and Springfield,
Missouri. He has several top 25 finishes
at the Nebraska State bowling tournament. Don serves a league president in two
leagues. He has earned a fantastic reputation as team coordinator for six teams
that participate in the Nebraska State Tournament and 12 teams that go to the
USBC National Tournament each year.
Presentation March 17, 2021, Mockingbird Lanes, 9:15 pm
of Fame-JOSEPH BLOEMER: About to celebrate his 84th
birthday, Joseph has been a sanctioned bowler for over 65 years in the Omaha
Association and still bowls twice a week in Senior Leagues. Joseph was a member of many league
championship teams, among them a title in the Chamber of Commerce League at Sky
Lanes in the 1980-1981 season. This was the first time in Nebraska history
an all-deaf team had won a championship.
The team repeated its championship for a second year the next season.
He was the
Omaha World Herald’s “Man Bowler of the Year” in 1956!
contribution to the sport of bowling was being chairman of the Omaha Deaf
Tournament each year from 1960 – 1963. He also competed in the Regional
Tournament for the Deaf in Omaha, Lincoln, St. Louis and Kansas City,
Minnesota, South Dakota, and Council Bluffs among a field of approximately 70
bowlers. Joe bowled in the World Deaf Championships of the National Deaf
Bowling Association in Las Vegas in 1969.
For his lifetime of support for the game of
bowling in Omaha, Joe is selected to the Hall of Fame.
March 25, 2021, Mockingbird Lanes, 11:45 AM
of Fame-LARRY DALL JR: Also
in the “Performance” category, Larry was destined to be a bowler. He started at
age 6, at age 15 he had his first 800 series and at age 17 his first 300 game!
In his career, he consistently carries an average of 230+, has had over 50 800 series and over 90 300 games!
Larry has won numerous titles, first place and top 10 finishes in regional and local tournaments
including a PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) regional tournament.
Presentation March 17, 2021, Mockingbird Lanes, 9:15 pm
of Fame-JIMMYE EWING: 93 years
young has bowled for over 55 years. She was a Southeast Asian champion and has
participated in many national and local tournaments. She earned 21 medals at the Cornhusker Games
in bowling. She has served the bowlers
as a league secretary. For her Longevity
and dedication to the sport she is selected to the Greater Omaha Bowling Hall
Presentation March 19, 2021 Papio Bowl at 6:15 pm
of Fame-JOSEPHINE ROSS: This posthumous award being presented for 41 + years of league and
tournament bowling. Starting back in 1954 at the Forty Bowl in the Black Women
Saturday Night bowling league. Having outgrown that center, the league moved to
the Music Box. The ladies were grand in their bowling skirt outfits!
Josephine’s bowling began when she was a young girl and she often boasted about
having nine strikes in a row. Her involvement in National tournaments earned her
recognition plaques, the first being for 25 years participation; then 30 years;
then 35 years, then 40 years recognition before her passing in 2007. She also participated in the Cornhusker State
games. For her total involvement on the
local and national bowling scenes, she is selected for membership in the Omaha
Bowling Hall of Fame.
Presentation, March 26, 2021,
Mockingbird Lanes, 3:30 pm
SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS:
JOE BRUCKNER, bowling center mechanic is this year’s selection for the TED
MELONIS MEMORIAL AWARD: Named for the late
Ted Melonis who rose from a pinsetter mechanic at the Belle Bowl in Bellevue,
Ne through the administrative ranks of bowling in the Omaha Association to
become the President of the American Bowling Congress, (the membership
organization boasting over 2 million members) in 1992, this award traditionally
is given to a person “behind the scenes” in a bowling center.
March 17, 9:15 pm Mockingbird Lanes
Recipient-CORY WATSON: Influenced by his Mother and his
Grandmother (who loved duck pin bowling), Cory developed his own love for the
He started bowling in 1976. His love of the game was not
diminished by the loss of two fingers in 2011 or his bout with cancer in 2015.
SPIRIT OF COURAGE AWARD: “In recognition
of your strength, perseverance and undeniable courage through trying times with
an admirable attitude, love of life and the sport of bowling.”
Presentation March 19, 2021, Mockingbird Lanes, 7:00 pm
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