At the point of Carol's induction she was President of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association and has been in that capacity for the past four years. Prior to becoming President, she served as a Director and 1st Vice President. She served as Chair of the Finance Committee and Budget Committee for 16 years. She donated her time to the bowling booth at the Minnesota State Fair. She contributed to the success of the annual trip to the VA Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota for many years. Carol worked the Minneapolis Women's City Tournament for numerous years. She served as a volunteer to the US Olympic Festival in 1990 and the International Special Olympics in 1991. She was elected and served as a Delegate to the WIBC National Convention for 16 years and served as a Minnesota State Delegate for 12 years. In 1980 she was elected to the Minneapolis "600 Club" Board and served as a Director for 10 years. When the Minnesota State WIBC Tournament was hosted by the Minneapolis Association, Carol was there consistently working the check in desk. Carol was chair of the Memorial Service when the WIBC National Convention was held here in 1988. Carol has served the leagues she has bowled in as Secretary, Vice President and President. She bowled in the Cedar Women's Classic, Kid's Night-Out League, Apple Place/Koyonen Classic and the Cedar Classic. She has participated in 32 WIBC National Tournaments, 25 Minnesota State Tournaments and over 30 Minneapolis WIBC City Tournaments. She was a member of the Championship Team in the Minnesota State Tournament and was a champion of the Elsie's Lucky "13" Tournament in 1973. Her high game is 260+ with a high series of 635 and a high average of 177.
Women's WIBC Hall of Fame
Date Inducted: 08/20/2005
Val has been very active in all levels of bowling. Locally, Val is a Director of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association Board and President of the Minneapolis YABA Association for 12 years. She has served on the board since 1992. Val has served on the following committees over the years; City Tournament, BVL, Minneapolis 500 Club, Nominating Committee, Hall of Fame, Newsletter Star and Sunshine Committee. She was an integral part of the transition team that transitioned the ABC and WIBC and YABA into the USBC. She has provided learning workshops for the league officers and provided them detailed instructions and keeping them apprised of the changes for use in their leagues. Val has served as youth advisor for eight years. She was instrumental in creating a Minneapolis "All City" Youth Team and awards for Coach, Volunteer, Proprietor and Youth Leader of the Year and a youth match play league. She has been the Conference Coordinator for the NW Metro High School League for nine years, the Osseo High School League Coach for 15 years, and the coordinator of the Youth Metro Traveling League for 15 years. She has organized and run the Youth Bowling Camp for four years and organized the Award's Banquet for the YABA tournament winners the past seven years. Val has attended the USA Junior Olympics Bowling Coaching Seminars and is a Certified Level I, II and Bronze Coach. At the state level she has participated in the state tournaments, conventions and the annual Jamboree for at least the past 15 years. Nationally, Val has participated in the WIBC National Tournament for the past 20 years. She has attended numerous YABA International Workshops and helped organize the volunteers when the workshop was held in Minneapolis in 1999. She has bowled in the National Mixed Tournament and served the National YABA Conventions as the local representative and youth leader. She continues to attend Leadership Conferences held at headquarters. Most recently, she has been elected to the USBC Board of Directors. Val bowls in several leagues and her high game is 266 with a high series of 714.
When Elsie's career in the bowling industry started she was a novice. She had her father to mentor and guide her into a very successful proprietor. She was a pioneer in the bowling center management being the only woman in a man's world. She had a lot of determination. Under her management came one of the most popular and unique tournaments in our area. The Lucky '13' tournament became an instant hit and continues to run today. Managing her bowling center was her priority. She was there from early morning till late at night every day of the week. She created and supported each of her leagues like no other. From young to old she was there for them. She especially enjoyed working with the little ones; they created a special place in her heart. She was very devoted to the charities and donated a lot to the Shriner's for the Children's Hospital. The Eldercare Senior Care Center was another favorite of Elsie's. Elsie has her bowling story/history featured on a special "Night Line" television program on Channel 2. It focused on how she coped with the pressures and challenges associated with her profession. Elsie was a member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association Board of Directors. She hosted the Minneapolis Women's City Tournament and the Minneapolis "600 Club" Tournament numerous times. She was a member of the Bowling Proprietors Association and she served as an officer to them. Elsie was a key factor and major contributor her whole life to the great sport of bowling. She was owner, manager and proprietor for Elsie's Lanes in Northeast Minneapolis for many years. She was very proud of her two sons Bill and Rob and their families for all their encouragement and support over the years.
Tracey is a current member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association and has been for the past 19 years. Throughout her bowling career she has become a very accomplished competitor. She has competed regularly in all association local tournaments including but not limited to: the Minneapolis City Tournament, the Minneapolis '600' Tournament the St. Paul Women's City Tournament and the Mixed Couples Tournament. In 1995 she was part of the highest women's team game in the nation with a 1,252. In 1996 she won the St. Paul Women's Tournament Doubles Title with Diane Marget (HOF 1997) and was part of the Minnesota Mixed Team Title. In 2001 she was the Bertha McBride Award winner with a 279 game and the Virginia Pechacek Award winner with an 816 series. In 2002 and 2003 she won the Minneapolis Mixed Scratch Title and in 2003 she was the Minnesota State Women's All Events Champion. Tracey was part of the 2004 team that won the St. Paul Scratch Team Event. She was part of the team than was victorious in the 2005 Minnesota State Mixed Team Event and the 2005 Minnesota State Women's Scratch Team Event. In 2005 she was the US Open leading qualifier with a 219.5 average and she was third at the 2005 Minnesota Queen's Tournament. Nationally, in 2005 at the WIBC National Tournament she placed 11th in the Classic Singles Division in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tracey has one 299 and two 300 games (3/16/1995 and 9/21/1995) with a high series of 816. She has accumulated over 25 series of 700+ and her high season ending average of 220. She has averaged 200+ for the past seven years.
As a volunteer, Kris has served as a Director on the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association since 1998. She has donated her time on the following committees; Mixed Couples Tournament, Most Improved Average, Brackets, Metro Queens, US Open, BVL, Audit and most recently on the USBC Transition Board. As a competitor, she has accumulated numerous titles at the local level. They are: a 1999 St Paul Actual All Events Champion, 2000 Minneapolis Mixed Couples Scratch Team Champion, a 2001 St. Paul Scratch Team Champion and the Minneapolis Mixed Couples Actual Scratch Team Champion. In 2003 she won the Minneapolis "600 Club" Scratch Singles Event with a 676 and both the St. Paul Women's Scratch Team Championship and the Minneapolis Women's Scratch Team Championship. In 2004 she won the St. Paul Women's Scratch Team Event. Other titles include the 1988 Ted Archer Mixed Couples Tournament Championship, the 1999 Vi-Lo Sundial Tournament Team Title, the 2001 MJBT/CBA Doubles Championship, the 2003 Metro Queens Tournament and the 2004 Garden Center All Events Title. At the State level she has won the State "600 Club" Tournament Scratch Championship, the 2002 Minnesota State Scratch Team Championship with a score of 2,969, the 2003 Scratch Team Event Title with a score of 3,118 and the 2004 Minnesota State Scratch Team Event with a score of 3,153. Nationally, Kris has competed in the WIBC National Tournament with a 17th place finish in 2005 Classic Team Event, a 49th place finish in the Queen's Tournament in 2003 and a 6th place finish in the Division I Team Event. Kris has been a part of four record setting scores. On January 10, 2001 Kris was part of the team that established the 5-person mixed team game for the State of Minnesota with a 1,307 and Kris contributed a 256 game. On November 4, 2001 Kris was part of the 5-woman series Minnesota Record with a series of 3,477. She contributed 644. On February 11, 2002 she was part of the team that set the Minnesota State 4-women series of 2,896.Kris contributed a 744 series. This series is currently the highest WIBC Series in the nation. And on February 6, 2003 she was part of the team that set the Minnesota State Record for the 4-women game with a 1,022. Kris contributed a 248 to the record setting event. Kris has four 300 games (11/29/1999, 10/31/2000, 7/26/2001 and 10/23/2003) and a high series of 758. She has over 38 series of 700+ and her high average is 213 and she has carried a 200+ average for the past seven years.
Date Inducted: 08/21/2004
Carol started bowling in the junior program at age 7. She has been a member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association for 34 years Carol has devotedly served on the board since 1983 starting out as a director. In 1995, she was elevated to Second Vice President and appointed to serve as First Vice President in 2001. Her service to the association has been on the following committees: BVL, Hall of Fame, VA Hospital Trip, Finance & Budget, YABA, Legislative, Lane Certification & Inspection, Audit, State Fair Booth and finally the Food Shelf. She has even hosted the State Tournament. She also worked on the hosting of Team USA, the Olympic Festival and Special Olympics. She is currently Secretary and Tournament Director of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association "600 Club" and Tournament Director of the Minneapolis Mixed Couples tournament. Locally, Carol has served the needs of the bowlers by serving as league secretary of the Cedar Classic for 24 years, Vice President of Cedar Classic for 2 years and President of Elsie's Classic for 4 years. Carol has competed in nearly all the Minneapolis City tournaments as well as many State and National tournaments. Additional tournament participation includes the Peterson Classic, Alexandria Garden Center tournament and the St. Cloud Kegle where she was the Doubles Champion two times. Carol was the Minneapolis "600 Club" Tournament Champion in 1981. On the State Level, Carol has served as a delegate to the Minnesota State Convention, served on the Nominating Committee and served as a teller. Nationally, Carol has attended every annual meeting and luncheon because her interest and concern about the game of bowling is very high. She has been a delegate to the WIBC National Convention for the past 20 years. Carol's high game is 279 and her high series is 657. Additionally, her high average is 178.
Date Inducted: 03/21/2004
Lisa came up through the Minneapolis YABA program. She went on to serve the organization by serving as a bowling coach for the YABA members. Lisa has been a member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association and active in this association for over 15 years. She has competed in all venues of the game, from the local classic leagues to the City, State and National Tournaments. Additionally, she has been a member of the LCBA (Ladies Central Bowlers Alliance) and participated in Local, State, U S Open and National Queens events. At the Local Level, Lisa was the leading qualifier in the November 1993 LCBA with a 216.75 average. That year she went on to average 202.99 for 116 games. In 1994-95 she averaged 205.37 for 84 games and in the 1995-96 season she averaged 198 for 39 games. Lisa has two LCBA titles coming in November '94 and February '95. She was a member of the LCBA All Star Team twice. She had a high game of 288 in LCBA competition and in 1993 she was 2nd high qualifier in the Minnesota US Open competition. At the State Level, she was the WIBC All Events Champion in 1998 with a 1,974 all events total. At the National level, she has participated in the National tournament for over ten years. Lisa has three (3) 300 games (9/19/1994, 11/4/1994 and 11/13/1995) and one 299 game with her high series is 762. Her high average is 215 coming in the 1999-2000 season and she has averaged over 200 for the past twelve years.
Date Inducted: 02/09/2002
Ruth was a member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) for 45 years. She served on the Board of Directors for 25 of those years and she was awarded with becoming Member Emerita in 1995. Babe was an active volunteer and she donated her time as a scorekeeper for the city tournament as well as many other events, including the Olympic Festival, Team USA Championships and the National Coca-Cola YABA Tournament. She participated in as many tournaments as she could. She even bowled in the TV show "Bowlerama". Babe has one title with her long time friend, Helen Marrinan when they won the Doubles Title in the Minnesota WIBC State Tournament in 1964. She had participated in the WIBC National Tournament for a total of 27 years.
Date Inducted: 02/02/2002
Terri started bowling in the YABA program and been a member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association for over 16 years and has been very active. Terri's local tournament titles include the Minnesota Queens, the Minnesota US Open, three Ladies Central Bowlers Association (LCBA) titles and she was a member of the championship team in the 1998-1999 Minneapolis City Tournament where the Lind's/OnTrack team posted a 3,426 total. She also won the 1999 Metro Queen's Tournament. On a national level she placed 10th in the Open Division Team Event in 199_. Terri was part of the Minnesota record setting mixed team series while competing in the New Hope Lanes Classic League where they shot a 3,701 series. The series is a team of 4 men and one woman and Terri contributed an 803 series. This set was high in the nation in the 2000-2001 season. She has carried a 200 plus average for five years prior to her induction, with her highest being 217. She has two 299 games, two 300 games and three 800 plus series. She has also rolled over 70 - 700+ series. He high series is 822 rolled on 10/9/1994 at Hafner's in St. Paul, Minnesota with games of 245, 278, and 299. This set is currently 8th high in the state of Minnesota.
Date Inducted: 02/10/2001
Helma has been a member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) for the past 46 years. She has participated in nearly all the Minneapolis Women's City Tournament's as well as the state and national tournaments. She also participated in the local, state and national "600 Club" tournaments. At times, Helma belonged to as many as five leagues in a season and she still bowls in two leagues a season. On the local "Bowlerama" TV show, Helma was a champion several times. She participated in the Peterson Classic, Elsie's Lucky 13, the Alexandria Tournament and the Kegle Tournament in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Helma has attended most of the annual meetings and luncheons, not as a leader but because she was interested and concerned about the great game of bowling. (an interesting note about Helma: she has kept records of all her bowling scores in all her leagues for many years. Not just the scores, but the whole game. She probably has more records of her bowling games that anyone has kept.) Helma has posted a high game of 279 with a high series of 665 and a high average of 184.
Date Inducted: 02/12/2000
On the service side Anne has contributed locally, statewide and nationally. Locally she has served as the Secretary of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association for the past five and one half years. She has served as league Secretary of the Gold Crown Classic League for the past eight years. She has held league offices in the Minnesota Masters, Maple Rebels, Honeywell Mixed League and Various other leagues. At the state level she has been a delegate to the Minnesota State Convention for the past six years and attended the convention for over ten years. She was the Host Director of the Minnesota State Tournament in 1999. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bowling Council and is currently 1st Vice President. Nationally, she has been a delegate to the WIBC National Convention for six years and has participated in the WIBC National Tournament for 31 consecutive years at the time of her induction. As of May 2005 she has participated in 36 tournaments. Additionally on the service side she has been a Junior Bowling Coach at Elsie's for fifteen years, squad organizer for the Minneapolis Women's City Tournament and the Minneapolis "600 Club" Tournament. Not only has Anne been active off the lanes serving the bowlers she has been an active participant on the lanes as well. Her are some of her accomplishments; she has won the Elsie's Lucky 13 Tournament, Honeywell Mixed Couples and Singles Champion (2 times), Minneapolis City Senior Tournament Champion, Minnesota State Senior Tournament Champion (2 times) and a Minneapolis City Tournament Doubles Champion in 1969-1970 with Mavis Simco (Tuttle) (HOF-1987). She was an original member of the Ladies Central Bowlers Association (LCBA) and a charter member of the GIIT Tournament Group.
Lisa started bowling at a very early age, thanks to her father, John Eiss. His help and coaching has enabled her to amass an amazing bowling record - junior, collegiate, local, state, national and Team USA. She has been a member of many tournament championship teams over the years and has gained titles in the Minneapolis City Tournament Scratch All Events, Minneapolis City Tournament Team Event and St. Paul City Tournament Doubles. She won the Metro Queen's Tournament in 2000 and after her induction went on to win the 2002 Metro Queen's Tournament. She was named to the 1997 and 1998 Bowlers Journal All-Amateur Team. Lisa was on Team USA in 1997 and 1998. She won a gold and bronze metal at the 1997 FIQ American Zone Championships. She won three gold metals in the 1998 Tournament of the Americas. A silver metal in the 1998 FIQ World Tenpin Team Cup, two gold metals at the 1997 Africa Cup and a member of the winning 1997 ABC World Team Challenge Grand Championship. She finished second at the 1997 USA Bowling National Amateur Championships and she was sixth in the 1996 USA Bowling National Amateur Championships. She was a member of the St. Paul All City Team, 1st Team in 2000-2001. Her high game is 300 (5/24/1995, 2/8/1999, 8/8/2001, 11/3/2001) and a high series of 787. At the time of her induction she had a season high average of 219.
Date Inducted: 02/13/1999
Debbie was coached by her father Bill Johnson. Her awards started in 1985 when she was an ACUI Collegiate Regional Champion. Also that year, she won the Garden Center Tournament All Events Title with scores of 699, 698, and 697. In 1986 she again won the ACUI Collegiate Regional Championship. She was State Amateur Champion in 1992 and 1994. In 1992 she was the National Amateur Champion and she won a bronze metal in the Olympic Festival. In 1994 and 1996 she won the Virginia Pechacek Memorial Award (the highest series in a St. Paul City Tournament) with a 704 and _______ in 1996. Deb has many city and state tournament titles including 13 Ladies Central Bowlers Association (LCBA) crowns. She was named to the LCBA All-Star Team four times. Her Minneapolis Women's City Tournament Titles include a 1988-1989 Division I Team Champion and Scratch Team Champion while bowling for Elsie's Bowling Center with Juette Holseth (HOF-1991), Diane Marget (HOF-1997), Tammee Abraham (HOF-1995) and Nancy Johnson (HOF-1988). She also won the scratch and handicapped All Events Titles with a 1,913 series. In 1997-1998, she won the Minneapolis City Tournament Scratch Team Event Title and the Doubles Title. In 1997 she won the Vi-Lo Tournament Team Championship along with the Doubles Title. Also in 1997, she finished second in the ABT Regional Tournament. In 1998 she won the Vi-Lo Tournament Team Championship and in the National Amateur Championship she finished 14th. She was named to the St. Paul All City Team, 1st Team in the 2000-2001 season and the 2nd Team in the 1996-1997 season. At the time of her induction, Deb has over 40-700+ series, a high game of 297 bowled at Earle Brown Bowl on 5/24/1995 and a high series of 790 bowled at Texa-Tonka Lanes on 12/21/1992 with a high average of 209 at Eden Prairie Lanes. She held the highest average in the State of Minnesota with a 206 in 1992. Deb went on to have two 300 games (11/11/1999 and 5/19/2001). Her high series is 82_.
Date Inducted: 02/14/1998
Missy has participated in over ten Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association City Tournaments. She has participated in Minnesota State Tournaments and the National WIBC Tournaments. She was a member of the Contour Power Grips Team that won the 1997 Classic Division Team Event. She is a USA Bronze Level Coach and a junior bowling coordinator/coach at AMF Earle Brown Bowl. In addition, she is Minnesota Bowling Council's coordinator for Executive Operations serving the BPA. She is a current member of Team USA. She has a St. Paul Women's Bowling Association High Game award in the 1996-1997 season when she had a 300 game. She has a total of two 300 games and two 298 games. She has over 150-700 series. She has been a 200+ average bowler since 1988.
Date Inducted: 02/15/1997
Diane has numerous tournament titles including the 1996 Minneapolis City Tournament Actual All Events Title shooting 1,934 along with other top ten finishes in the City Tournament. She has one LCBA titles coming in 1994 and was on the LCBA All Star Second Team three times (1989-1990, 1999-1991 and 1991-1992), a Minneapolis '600 Club' Title in 1990, Frauline Kegle Singles in 1990 and a 1995 All Events Title and a Minneapolis 600 Scratch Champion Title. She won a silver medal in the Team USA/Japan Challenge Match as bowled in the BPAA US Opens in 1994 and 1996. She did cash in both events. Diane was a member of the team that rolled the highest team game in the nation in 1995. They had a 1,252 game and she contributed a 258 game. Up to the point of her induction, Diane has competed in 12 WIBC National Tournaments and six Queens competitions. As of May 2005 she has competed in 21 National WIBC events. She has bowled in the Minnesota State events since 1980. She was elected to the St. Paul All-City 2nd Team in the 2000-2001 season. In 1996 she won a Minnesota Mixed Team Championship with Tracey Magnuson (HOF 2005). Diane has also donated her organizational expertise to the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) by serving on the Board of Directors. She has held a 200+ average for the previous three seasons and has accumulated 11 700+ series with her high being 768. She has three 300 games at the time of her induction (3/12/1988, 3/5/1996, 10/24/1996) and as of May 2006 she has accumulated a total of eight of them. She was featured on 'Randy Shaver's Sports Extra' for being the second woman in the State of Minnesota to shoot three 300's.
Date Inducted: 02/17/1996
Barb first served the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association in 1954. She served in many capacities and she became a Director in 1971. She was elected as a Vice President in 1977 and in 1981 she became a First Vice President which she currently holds at the time of her induction. She served as President of the "600 Club" for a total of four terms and has been a junior coach for eight years. She has been a delegate to both the National WIBC and Minnesota conventions. Barb competed in the Minneapolis All-Star, Uptown Classic, Minneapolis Women's Classic, Minnesota Women's Classic, Minnesota Women's Masters and in the North Bowlero Classic. Barb has competed in 32 WIBC National Tournaments in addition to many other state and local events. Her career high game is 279 with a high series of 675 and she has carried a 180+ average for approximately ten years.
Date Inducted: 02/18/1995
Lorraine was a huge promoter of bowling, especially in women's leagues and junior bowling programs. She also helped establish the traveling league and after school programs. She was co-owner of Joyner Lanes in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota from 1957 until 1975 and then in 1976 established Monticello Lanes in Monticello, Minnesota. Loraine was an organizer of the Gold Crown Classic League. One of the first premier scratch leagues for women in the area. Her honors include the 1978 WIBC National Team Event Championship and the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association City Team Event Championship. She participated in 16 WIBC National Championship Tournaments as of the point of her induction. She was a regular participant in the local association meetings. As a bowler, proprietor and organizer her life revolved around bowling. She was a huge credit to the bowling industry.
Gladys has served the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) in many capacities over the years. She was a Director for ten years and she served on many committees. She was a Delegate to the Minnesota State Convention for seven years. At the time of her induction she was bowling in the Pinsetter's Paradise League and Nick's League. Gladys has been a WIBC National Director five times and she has bowled in 20 WIBC National Championship Tournaments. As of May 2005 Gladys has now participated in the WIBC National Championship Tournament for 31 years. In addition, Gladys donates her time willingly to the Bowlers Victory Legion (BVL) drive, the YABA and the Special Olympics programs.
Tammee has been a member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) since 1970 and she has eight MWBA titles and St. Paul Women's Association titles to her credit from 1970 to the time of her induction. She has competed in 13 WIBC National Championship Tournaments and high finish is a 9th place in the Team Event. In the Minneapolis City Tournament she has Team Titles in 1986-1987, 1987-1988, 1988-1989 and 1991-1992. She won Doubles Titles in 1987-1988 and 1992-1993 and an All Events Title in 1993-1994. Tammee won the 1988, 1993 and 1994 Minnesota State WIBC All-Events Titles. In 1993, she had a 2,007 all events which was a record. In addition, she won the Division I Team scratch honors in 1988, 1990 and 1992. She has accumulated 11 LCBA Titles and has been on the St. Paul All City 1st Team four times (1985-1986, 1990-1991, 1992-1993 and 1993-1994) and the 2nd Team 3 times (1987-1988, 1989-1990, 1991-1992). She has the St. Paul Women's Bowling Association High Average in 1989-1990 with a 203 and in 1992-1993 with a 210. Her career high game is 300 and a high series of 782. Her high average was 210 in the 1992-1993 season and she has accumulated 39 sets over the 700 mark at the point of her induction.
Date Inducted: 02/12/1994
Lucy was a member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association's Board of Directors for eight years and she served on the St Cloud VA Hospital trip committee for five years. For three of those years she served as Chairperson. They treat approximately 100 patients to an afternoon of bingo, snacks and coffee. Lucy has been on the Nominating Committee for four years and she was the Chairperson for two years. She was the lane representative to Golden Valley Lanes in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Prior to coming to Minnesota, she was a Vice President of the Monroe Wisconsin Bowling Association.
Arlene has bowled in sanctioned competition since 1951. On May 5, 1958 Arlene was honored and recognized as a Minnesota Sports Champion by the Minnesota Statehood Centennial Commission. In 1957 she won the Minnesota Match Game Tournament and participated in the National All Star Tournament in 1958. She was a member of the 1960 Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association City Tournament Team Event Champions and she had a 1,721 all events giving her a fourth place finish. In 1967 she won the Minnesota Women's Bowling Association State Team Title and the Minnesota State '600 Club' Championship in 1965. She has bowled in 18 WIBC National Tournaments and competed in many state and local events. As of May 2005 she went onto compete in 30 WIBC National Tournaments. In addition to her performance, she has served as a member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association Board of Directors and held various positions in her league competition. She has accumulated 54-600+ series with a high game of 265 and a 683 high series. Her high average was 186.
Joy started bowling in 1971. She has competed in 16 WIBC National Tournaments up to her induction and has made nine WIBC Queen's Events making the top 64 three times. As of May 2005 she has competed in 25 WIBC National Tournaments. She has been a member of seven first place team efforts. She has three Minneapolis City Tournament actual team titles, one St. Paul City Tournament Actual Team Title, One Minnesota State Mixed Title and one each in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Alexandria and St. Cloud, Minnesota. Joy has one Ladies Central Bowlers Association (LCBA) Title and made the LCBA 1st Team All Star team twice and the 2nd team twice. She was on the St. Paul All City Team 1st Team, three times, (1987-1988, 1988-1989, 1993-1994). She made the 2nd Team four times, (1986-1987, 1989-1990, 1990-1991, 1994-1995). She won the St. Paul Women's Bowling Association high average in 1987-1988 with a 197.Joy was the Minnesota State Team USA Amateur Champion three times, (1988, 1990 and 1991) finishing second in the regional competition in 1988 and 1990. In 1991 she also represented Minnesota in the Team USA National Finals in San Diego, California finishing in 22nd place. She has two 300 games (8/25/1987 and 11/1/1994) and a 752 high series. She has accumulated over 13-700+ series and has held a 200 average for many years.
Date Inducted: 02/13/1993
Carol won the Minneapolis City Tournament Team Event in 1974. She also won the Singles Title in 1991. In 1976, she was the Minnesota State All Events Champion. Carol bowled in the Queen's Tournament in 1977 and placed fifth in the State Champions Division. She has held the highest average in Minneapolis and was on the Ladies Central Bowlers Association (LCBA) All-Star Team in 1983. In addition, she has one Women's Central Bowler Association (WCBA) Title to her credit. Carol's high game is 279 in 1990 with a high series of 756 in 1988. She carried a 200 average in the 1988-1989 season at the Minneapolis Athletic Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Date Inducted: 02/15/1992
Rosie began her bowling career in 1925 competing in the Ladies City League. She rolled one of the first 700+ series in the nation. She tallied a 710 series in 1935. She followed that up with a 707 series in the 1938-1939 season and a 702 series in the 1941-1942 season when she carried the highest series in the nation that year. All three of these 700's won the high series award for the St. Paul Women's Bowling Association.She had the highest average in the Uptown Women's Classic League in the 1944-1945 season with a 171 and a high game of 243. Her highest average was 191 and she competed in almost 50 WIBC National Tournaments. In 1948 she won the first Minneapolis Times Women's Classic Tournament, a four-game actual tournament with a score of 796. During the year of 1949 in Red Wing, Minnesota she won the Singles Title with a 632 series. Rosie competed with a 2-finger ball for many years in Men's Leagues when that was a rarity.
Nadine has bowled in at least two leagues a season since 1955 up to the point of her induction. She has bowled in all of the city and state tournaments and has attended every city meeting since 1958. The WIBC National Tournament in 1992 in Lansing, Michigan marked her 28th appearance and as of May 2005 she has accumulated a total of 40 appearances. She has been a Delegate to the WIBC National Convention for 26 years and the Minnesota State Convention for over 30 years. Nadine served as a Director to the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association from 1965-1978 and Treasurer from 1978 to the present. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for 27 years and has served on every committee. She has also served as a league officer for more than 14 years. She served as league President of the Banana Split League at East Side Lanes and as Secretary of the Pinsetter's Paradise League at Lowry-Emerson Lanes. She has a high game of 262 and a high series of 676 at Northside Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In 1985 she won the Minnesota State Doubles Tournament with a 584 series. Then in 1987 she was the US Open Minnesota State Champion. Also in 1987, she was Junior Team USA State Champion. In 1988 at the University of Minnesota she was the Big 10 All Events winner with a 2,410 (12 games). 1989 brought her to another victory when she won the Team USA at Earle Brown Bowl. In 1991 she won the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association City Tournament All Events Title with a 1,922 and the Doubles Title with Gloria Stiff when they had a 1,342 combined score. In addition she also won the St. Paul All Events Title. She won the Ladies Central Bowler's Association (LCBA) Bowler of the Year in 1987-1988 and 1990-1991. At the time of her induction she has won eight LCBA Titles. In the 1987-1988 season Dawn averaged 204, this was the high for the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association and the state of Minnesota. She was nominated to the St. Paul All City 1st Team twice (1990-1991, 1995-1996) and the 2nd Team twice (1992-1993, 1996-1997). After her induction, Dawn held the St. Paul Women's Bowling Association High Average Crown twice (1995-1996 with a 224 average and 1996-1997 with a 207 average). At the time of her induction her high season ending average was 216 and her high series was 783. Dawn went on to have two 300 games (9/6/1994 and 2/17/1996).
Date Inducted: 02/16/1991
Marge was an avid bowler for over 25 years and she belonged to there of four leagues every season. Marge was a dedicated volunteer to the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association by serving on many committees and helping with various projects. She attended the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association City Tournaments, Minnesota State Tournaments and the WIBC National Tournaments starting in 1973.
Jenny approached Don Hathaway at Skylane Bowl and "volunteered" to be a junior coach over 30 years ago. She mentioned she would be available to work the "next season" but Don put her to work immediately. Over the years she dedicated her time to the juniors at Skylane Bowl. She served the Minneapolis Women's board for one year. She was the secretary/tresasurer for the VA Women's League for seven years she was the President of the Nighthawks League for 18 years. At her induction, she was honored by the presence of many of her bowlers, co-workers and the past and present owners of Skylane Bowl.
She started bowling at the age of five at Pine City Lanes in Pine City, Minnesota. She carried a 130 average by the age of 9. Juette was honored for her superior performance during the last 30 years. She has many tournament titles as well as local, state, national and collegiate awards to her credit. In 1975 at the Big 10 Bowling Tournament in Lansing, Michigan Juette won four Titles. She won the Team Title, Team All Events, the Doubles Title with Donna Bateman and the All Events Title. She repeated this effort in 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota when she won the Team, Doubles (with Donna Fisher), Singles and the All Events Titles. She has three Ladies Central Bowlers Association (LCBA) Titles (November 1983, February 1985 and April 1985). She was named to the LCBA All Star 1st Team once and the 2nd Team once. She was the LCBA Bowler of the Year in 1984-1985. In 1982-1983 she won the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association City Tournament All Events crown with a 1,776 and in 1989-1990 she won the Team Event. Also in 1989 she won the Elsie's Lucky 13 Team Event. She won the Minneapolis "600 Club" in 1983 with a 658 series. She was on the 10-Year Composite Average list for two consecutive years (1985-1986 and 1986-1987) and carried the highest average in Minneapolis three times and the State of Minnesota twice. She led many of her leagues in average during the early 1980's. Juette has been the only full time employee of The Metro Bowler and associated with the paper for 15 of its 16 years. Juette is a member of the Bowling Writers Association of America for 13 years and the National Women's Bowling Writers for 8 years and the Midwest Bowling Writers Association for many years. She has many of her articles and photo's published in most of the national bowling magazines. Her high game of 290 was shot at Baden's Stadium Bowl in Bloomington, Minnesota and her high series of 710 at the time of her induction came in 1980 also at Baden's Stadium Bowl. Her high average of 200 was in the 1983-1984 season at Baden's Stadium Bowl.
Date Inducted: 02/27/1990
Kay was a charter member of the Minnesota State Association and a Director of the local association in 1947. She was captain of many teams as well as a sponsor. She also was very involved in junior bowling.
Date Inducted: 02/17/1990
Sophie says when she started bowling in 1939 there were only 500 women in organized bowling in 15 leagues in the City. Sophie has held many positions in the national and local associations. She served the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) as President for 10 years and Vice President for two years and as a Director for many years. She assisted with the state and local tournaments for the past 17 years. In addition, she was very involved with scorekeeping duties for all facets of tournament activity. She was a member of the Minnesota State Bowling Council for ten years. Sophie attended the WIBC National Convention for 32 years and she participated in 34 WIBC National Tournaments. Locally she participated in 37 Minnesota State Tournaments, 40 Minneapolis City Tournaments and 40 annual meetings. She worked diligently to get the National WIBC Tournament and Convention to the Twin Cities in 1964. Furthermore, she worked endless hours at both once it was here. She is a life member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA).
Madge has been a Director in the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association for 11 years, Second Vice President for six years and First Vice President for four years. She has served on all committees. She assisted with city scorekeeping duties for 20 years. Her attendance at the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) meetings has been perfect for the past 20 years. She has served on all the leagues she has bowled on by serving in all capacities. She has been involved with YABA activities for 10 years and has attended the WIBC National Conventions 24 times and participated in all 24 National Tournaments. She has bowled in 20 Minnesota State Tournaments and 20 Minneapolis City Tournaments. She is a member of the National '600 Club' and the Pioneer Club. Madge has been very active in the Bowlers Victory Legion (BVL) and the food shelf programs.
Gerry has many tournament titles to her credit including being a member of the Hanson Service Team rolling 3,194 in 1971. This was the highest in the nation that year and Gerry contributed 653. They followed that up in 1972 with a 3,105 series, placing them second highest in the nation. In 1958 in the Minnesota State Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota she bowled with the Pine Tavern team that won the Team Title with a 2,776 actual series. Also in the Minnesota State Tournament, in 1963 she was bowling with the Golden Valley Lanes team they shot a 2,883 actual and won the Team Title. This event was held in Duluth, Minnesota. In 1961 she was a member of the team that place 2nd in the nation in the National BPA Team Tournament. She won the 1960-1961 Minneapolis WIBC City Tournament All-Events Title with a 1,809 and shared the Doubles Title with Evie Krause when the shot a 1,245. She qualified to represent Minnesota in the BPAA All-Star Tournament for two years (Chicago and Miami) and participated in two WIBC Queens Tournaments. She has competed in 10 WIBC National Tournaments. Her career high game is 280 with a high series of 747. Her high season ending average is 203 in the 1969-1970 season and this was the 4th highest average in the nation.
Date Inducted: 02/18/1989
Marge served as the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) Secretary from 1945-1956. This is a time when there were only 8,750 members. Today, (1989) there are over 30,000 members. Marge bowled in two leagues carrying averages in the 160's. She was a member of the "600 Club" and she also served as a State Delegate.
Eileen has been a Minnesota State Director for 15 years and the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) Sergeant-At-Arms for 19 years. She has also been a Director in the MWBA for 19 years. She has helped in all facets of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association's activities including the junior program. She has been a member of the Nick's Femmes League since 1943 and she was an original member of the Pinsetters Paradise League in 1946. She has attended 35 local association events. She also has served as the first President of the '600 Club' and she was a member of the Pioneer Club. She assisted many Junior Tournaments and her favorite one was the Christmas Tournament. Eileen has attended 36 WIBC National Conventions and participated in 36 National Tournaments. As of May 2005, Eileen had gone on to participate in 45 WIBC National Tournaments.
Amy started to take the game "seriously" in 1954 and she did most of her exceptional bowling in the late 1960's and 1970's. Amy competed in many tournaments. She won the Minnesota BPAA All-Star Tournament and represented the state in the 1960-1961 BPAA All-Star Tournament where she placed 24th. Amy became a member of the Professionals Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) in the 1960's and she competed in a few of their events. She was a lifetime member of the "les Dames de 700" Club. She won the Doubles Event in the 5th Annual Fraulein Kegle Tournament in St. Cloud, Minnesota with Karen Gabrielson in 1969. In 1972, she won the 46th Annual Tribune Classic Women's Division and she won the first Minnesota Federal Ladies Singles Tournament in 1966 with 1 697 series. At the time of her induction, she was bowling in leagues at Lariat Lanes and Cedarvale Lanes and averaging in the 170's. Her high game to her credit is 279 with three 700 series and her high of 709 came in the 1969-1970 season. She had a league high average of 190 also in the 1969-1970 season.
Date Inducted: 02/20/1988
Lucille was inducted into the Memorial Honor Roll Category for her tremendous contributions to the game during her bowling career. She was known by the bowlers and her friends as "Lu". She started bowling in 1940 in the Pinsetters Paradise League at Lowry Emerson Bowling Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She remained a member of that league and on the same team for over 45 years. She bowled in the All Star and Robin's Aces Leagues. She served as President and Secretary of these leagues. Lu served as a Director of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association for approximately 16 years and she was the Minneapolis "600 Club" Chairman for 14 years. She chaired the National '600 Club' delegates dinner in 1964 when the city hosted the National WIBC Tournament and Convention. She was a delegate to the National WIBC Convention for approximately 15 years and she bowled in more than 30 National WIBC Tournaments. The Minneapolis "600 Club" has honored Lu by naming the High Single Game award after her.
Betty has been a member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association for approximately 40 years. Betty was President of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association for 29 years and was Vice President of eight years. She has held many offices in all areas of the city and state associations. Betty has represented the city and state at their conventions and has given much time and talent to the inner workings of the associations. Betty was President of the Minnesota State Bowling Council for 12 years and is currently a member of the Minnesota State Bowling Council., This is a group of people who work together to promote bowling in the state in they are made up of people representing the bowling industry, associations and media. Betty was a Delegate to the WIBC National Convention for approximately 20 years and a Delegate to the Minnesota State Convention for approximately 25 years. She was the Recording Secretary to the Minnesota State Annual Association Meeting for 12 years. Betty went on to serve nationally as she served on the WIBC Board of Directors from 1991 through 2002. She served a role as Member Emerita. She served on the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame board and was a member of the National "600 Club" and the Professional Women's bowling Association. As of May 2005, Betty has participated for 38 years in the USBC Women's Championship/WIBC Championship Tournament.
Nancy started bowling in California in 1946 and then joined leagues in 1953. Locally, Nancy has been one of the most consistent bowlers of the metro area. She has maintained league averages in the 180+ for many years. She was a charter member of the Ladies Central Bowlers Association and she holds three Ladies Central Bowlers Association (LCBA) titles (October, 1983, January 1984 and September 1986). Her Minneapolis City Tournament titles include three Team Titles coming in 1967-1968, 1969-1970 and 1977-1978. She has a Doubles title with Gerry Lawrence (HOF 1990) in 1974-1975. Her most recent accomplishment was in the 1987-1988 Minneapolis Women's City Tournament Doubles Event at Hopkins Bowl where she and teammate Juette Holseth (HOF 1991) set an all-time city record scratch doubles series of 1,320, adding four pins handicap for 1,324 to win the event. She went on to win the Actual All Events Title with a 1,719. On March 16, 1995 while competing with the River Liquor Store Team at Wallaby's, they set the 5-Woman high game for the state of Minnesota with a 1,252. Nancy had a 228 contribution. Others were Tracey Magnuson (HOF 2005), Anne Hodde, Diane Marget (HOF 1997) and Joy Corbett (HOF 1994). She has competed in approximately ten WIBC National Tournaments and approximately 20 Minneapolis City and Minnesota State Tournaments since 1961. Her high game is 279 with four 700's and a 748 on January 7, 1976 at Cedar Lanes in Bloomington, Minnesota as her highest series. She has a high average of 195 in the 1970-1971 season at Cedar Lanes.
Date Inducted: 02/21/1987
Lil was one of bowling's stalwarts in the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. She was President of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) from 1939-1940. Lil also served as a Minnesota State Director from 1948-1951 and a second Vice President from 1951-1955. She chaired the State Legislative Committee from 1949-1955. In 1938-1939 she bowled a 670 in the Minneapolis City Tournament, an exceptionally high score at the time. Lil was a Minnesota State Doubles Champion in 1950 in Duluth, Minnesota when she teamed with Jean Shellum and they totaled 1,177 with handicap. She competed in several leagues throughout the Minneapolis area and was always helpful to bowlers, the city and the state organizations.
Margaret was a good bowler in the 1930's through the 1950's. She was Secretary of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) from 1939 - 1945 Sergeant-At-Arms from 1947-1948 and was a Director of the MWBA from 1948-1949. She held many other offices as well.She was the first Minnesota State Secretary in 1947 and was a delegate to the WIBC National Convention in 1949. She did compete in several leagues in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.
Annette started bowling in 1941 and has held many league and association offices as well as serving on many committees. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association as President from 1951-1952 and as Vice President from 1950-1951. She also served on many association committees.She has been a WIBC National Convention Delegate for the last 25 years and has competed in 31 WIBC National Tournaments as of the time of her induction. She went on to compete in a total of 36 USBC Women's Championships / WIBC Championship Tournaments.
Irene was an active bowler from 1914-1952. She and her husband (Jim ~ a charter member of the Minneapolis Men's Hall of Fame), were proprietors of Central Lanes in downtown Minneapolis for many years. It was first located in the Produce Building in 1922 and then moved to 6th and Hennepin in 1926. They started the Central Women's League in 1922 which was the first sanctioned league in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was active in the association activities but did not hold office as she felt proprietors should not interfere but were great supporters and was always there to help with many events and activities. She attended several WIBC National Tournaments and her team finished 6th in one year and cashed in the other. She held a 182 year end high average and was considered one of the top women bowlers in the 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's. She has a 300 game to her credit coming in 1926 which was recognized and documented by Brunswick Corporation. In addition she was an excellent spare shooter.
She began bowling in her hometown of Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Mavis has many local state and national tournaments titles to her credit. She has been listed on the WIBC National Average Listing in the 30-39 year category and has dedicated over 40 years to the sport. Mavis won the Stransky's Diamond Classic in 1951 and she won a car on Bowlerma. In 1958-1959 Mavis teamed with Scottie Rymer to win the Doubles Event in the Minneapolis Women's City Tournament, she won the Doubles Event in the 1961-1962 season with Nell Hilton (HOF 1987) and again in 1969-1970 with Anne Ford (HOF 2000). Mavis won the Minneapolis City Women's Tournament All Events Titles in 1966-1967 and in 1969-1970. She also has three Minneapolis City Tournament Team Event wins coming in 1967-1968, 1972-1973 and in 1983-1984. She has a third place finish in her first PWBA appearance in San Antonio, Texas in 1963. In 1974 she won the National "700" Tournament in Houston, Texas. In 1982-1983 and in 1985-1986 she won the Minnesota State Team Tournament. As of May 2005 she has participated in 51 USBC Women's Championship/WIBC Championship Tournaments. Her high sanctioned game is 289 with a high series of 728 bowled at Prior Lake Lanes in 1971. She had a season high average of 192 during the 1962-1963 season at Audi Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Nell started bowling in the late 1940's and she has numerous city and state titles to her credit. She has two "600 Club" Tournament victories. She recorded many 500's and 600's in the 1940's and 1950's when these scores were tough to come by. Nell won the Minneapolis WIBC City Tournament Double Event twice. The first coming in the 1954-1955 tournament with teammate Flo Schick where they shot a 1,221 doubles set. The second title came in 1961-1962 when she won the Doubles crown with Mavis Simco where they shot a 1.224 series. Nell went on to win two All-Events Titles too. In 1954-1955 she won with a 1,630 and in 1961-1962 she won the All-Events Title with a 1,838. Her high game is 279 with a high series of 707 and a season ending high average of 197.
Date Inducted: 02/22/1986
Dorothy was President of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association (MWBA) for a period of four years from 1955 - 1960 and the Treasurer up to 1975. She also served as Director from 1948 - 1958. She organized many groups to bowl the city and state tournaments as well as attending league meetings and organizing new leagues for the growing sport of the 1950's. She was league secretary of the Lake Street Phillies League for many years. Dorothy served on every committee of the association during her bowling career.
Rosy was a charter member of the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association. She was a Director and sergeant-at-arms for the Minnesota Women's Association for nine years and President for 12 years. Rosy was elected to serve as the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association as secretary for 36 years. She has held most offices in the State and Minneapolis Associations. One of her biggest accomplishments was helping the Minneapolis Bowling Association grow from 8,750 members 30 years ago to over 40,000 active women bowlers today. She was a delegate to the National Women's Bowling Tournament for 35 years and she bowled in 37 National Tournaments. Rosy played a prominent role in bringing the 1964 National Tournament of the Women's International Bowling Congress (WIBC) to Minneapolis. She served as Co-Chair Woman for the 1990 US Olympic Festival, was a member of the Junior Bowling Board of Directors and she was Chair Woman of the National Junior Championships when they were held in the Twin Cities. Rosy even co-wrote a bowling manual for the physical education teachers in the 1970's. She was a member of the Minnesota Bowling Council. Rosy received the Tell Them So Award for outstanding contributions from the Bowling Proprietors of Minnesota and was a guiding force behind the first statewide food share drive among bowlers. She has participated in both local and state tournaments for over 40 years and she was a member of the national, state and local "600 Clubs". As of May 2005 she has participated for 38 years in the USBC Women's Championship/WIBC Championship Tournament.
Gert has been involved in all aspects of the game of bowling. She is most noted for her dedicated service to the junior bowlers of Minneapolis and greater Minnesota. Gert was recognized for her efforts nationally by receiving the Lola Yokum honor for her efforts as Chairman of the successful WIBC National Tournament here in 1964 and the National Seniors in 1984. She also received the Dean Norum 'tell-him-so' award for her work. In the early 1950's she organized the first north/south city junior leagues. She started the Junior State Tournament and helped to organize the State YABA. She served in many capacities on local and state level and has represented Minnesota in 33 WIBC National onventions and Tournaments. In 1941 she was a Director in the Minneapolis Women's Bowling Association and served as President from 1950-1951. She is a Life Member in the association. On the Minnesota State level she was a State Director in 1953-1954, 2nd Vice President from 1955-1956 thru 1959-1960, then as President in 1960-1961 and 1962-1963. She was Secretary from 1965-1966 thru 1974-1975. Nationally she was on the Nominating Committee for six years, Junior Board for two years and of course the Chairman of the national tournament bid to bring the WIBC National Tournament to the Twin Cities. After her induction the following important events happened in Gert's life: On April 30, 1989 Gert was chosen by the National Women Bowling Writers to receive the prestigious Helen Duval Award. A gold watch was presented to her at a special ceremony held at the WIBC National Meeting. In 1990 Gert was elected to the WIBC Hall of Fame in the Meritorious Service Category. As of May 2005 she has 52 years participation at the USBC Women's Championship/WIBC Tournament.
Shirley started bowling in 1952 at Parkway Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has numerous city and state tournament titles including four Minneapolis City Tournament Titles; Actual Team in 1967, a Actual Singles Title, a Actual Doubles Title in 1969 with Georgene Cordes (HOF - 1986) and a Actual All Events Title in 1965. On the state level she has one actual team title in 1978-1979 with Diamond Fun Centers and two Actual All Events crowns coming in 1959 and 1975. She won twice in both the Minneapolis City 600 Club Tournament Singles and Minnesota State 600 Club Tournament Singles. In 1973 she won the WIBC National 600 Club Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada and in 1970 she won the WIBC National 700 Club Singles Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the World Invitational Tournament she represented Minnesota for three consecutive years (1961, 1962 and 1963). Representatives to this tournament were by invitation only. In the All Star Tournament and the US Open she represented Minnesota three times. Shirley was a charter member of the Ladies Central Bowlers Association (LCBA) and she was the winner of the first event in October, 1981 at the Village North Bowl. Her second title came in 1985 at Biltmore Bowl. She finished 2nd in singles at the 1973 WIBC National Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a 695 series. She teamed with Georgene Cordes to win the 1976 WIBC National Doubles Event held in Denver, Colorado, with a score of 1,232. Also, in 1976 she finished 2nd to Pam Buckner in the WIBC Queens National Tournament. She has won the Elsie's Lucky 13 Tournament Team Event in 1983, the Fraulein Kegle Double Event with Georgene Cordes in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the Golden Valley Lanes Tournament Doubles Division in 1969 with Georgene Cordes, she won two Tribune Classic Titles and she won the Doubles Event with her daughter Carol Aarestad in the Sundial Ladies Classic Tournament at Vilo Lanes in Waite Park, Minnesota. She has a high game of 299 rolled at St. Bernard's Lanes in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1961. Her high series is 761 during the 1969-1970 season, this series was the highest in the state of Minnesota until 1981. Her high year end average was 211 in 1967-1968 (second in the nation). She averaged over 200 for five consecutive years and in the 1967-1968 season she had four league averages over 200. Shirley accumulated 38 series of 700 or better up to the point of her induction.
Date Inducted: 02/20/1986
Peggy was one of the best women bowlers of her time. She rolled sets of 683 and 656 in a one week span in 1947. She made her mark on Minnesota bowling during the late 1940's and early 50's.In 1947 at the Minneapolis Women's City Tournament she bowled with the Huddle Bar team when they won the Team Event. Peggy was the City All-Events Champion in 1948, 1949 and 1952. She was a Doubles Champion in 1952 and 1955. She was the Minnesota State All-Events Champion in 1952 with a 1,830. In 1948, competing in the District 7 WIBC National Sweepstakes she finished second in the nation. She held the city high average for many years. Peg also represented Minnesota at the All Star Tournament in Chicago.She was the first "bowling instructor" in the area having been hired by the Bowling Proprietors to visit member's centers to give personalized instruction. One of her first students was Shirley Sjostrom (HOF 1986).
Georgene bowled in the following leagues: Men's Cedar Classic, Ladies Cedar Classic, Uptown Ladies Classic, Diamond Lake South 120 League and the Metro Classic League at Baden's Stadium Bowl in Bloomington, Minnesota. Her sponsored teams included: Golden Valley Lanes, Hanson Service, Farm Engineering (Savage), Elmer N. Olson, Co., Falconer's Cleaners, Arrow Wood Realty and the Metro Bowler. Georgene also competed on the Diamond Lake Fun Centers squad with longtime teammate Shirley Sjostrom (HOF - 1986). In 1966 she won the '600 Club' sweeper (4 games) with a score of 923 ad set a new state record. She has eight Minneapolis City Tournament Titles. Her first came in the 1958-1959 Team Event with Falconer's Cleaners. In 1962-1963 she won the All Events Title and then in 1968-1969 she won the Doubles Title with Shirley Sjostrom. In 1969-1970 she was fortunate to win the Team Event with Hanson's Service. Then in 1976-1977 she won the All Events crown again. In 1977-1978 she won the Team Event and she won the Singles Title in 1980-1981 with a 644 set. In 1983-1984 she won the Scratch All Events title with a 1,879. She also has two Minnesota State Scratch Team Titles when she bowled with Golden Valley Lanes and The Metro Bowler.Georgene bowled in the Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) for approximately 20 years and her highest finish was 8th place. She also bowled with the Ladies Professional Bowler's Association (LPBA) for two years and made both finals. Her high game was 297 rolled in LaPorte, Indiana in 1975.She won four tiles in the Women's Central Bowling Association (WCBA) and she won the Women's Division of the Tribune Classic twice. She has five (5) Ladies Central Bowler Association (LCBA) tournament titles along with being named the LCBA Bowler of the Year in 1983. She was a member of the LCBA 1st Team All Star Team in 1982 and the 2nd Team All Star Team in 1983.Georgene has a high game of 300 as well as a 297 game. Her high series is 750 with a year-end high average of 206 in 1969-70. (3rd in the nation). She has had four 700's in one season and 19 in her career. She had had 18 consecutive 600 series and a high of 18 strikes in a row. This came in 1969-70 which at the time was a national record. She had the high average in the State of Minnesota for two years (1975-1976, 200 and 1978-1979 with a 187). As of May 2005 she has participated in 44 USBC Women''s Championships / WIBC Championship Tournaments.