Jeffrey 'Jeff' M. Kristal

Jeff is the co-proprietor of Texa-Tonka Lanes and has been known as one of the best bowlers in the Metro Area for many years. He has many tournament titles to his credit, including local, city, state and Central Bowlers Alliance (CBA) where he has 2 Championships, one at El Rancho Lanes in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 1984 and the other at Showboat Lanes in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 1982. He has been named to the CBA All-Star 1st Team in 1981-82 and 1983-84 and on the CBA All-Star 2nd Team in 1984-85. At the Greater St. Paul Association Tournament in 1981-82, Jeff was part of the team that won the Actual and Handicapped Team Titles. In the Minneapolis City Tournament Jeff paired up with Al Loth to win the Actual Doubles Title in 1985. Jeff also has two Actual Team Titles in the Minneapolis City Tournament, one in 1985 and the other coming in 1992. At the American Bowling Congress National Tournament, Jeff has participated in 22 events starting in 1976 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has been a member of very strong bowling teams for numerous years and has always been on top of his game with one of the smoothest approaches in bowling. He has many 300 games and a high series of 821 at the time of his induction.

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Superior Performance - Active
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Mens' ABC Hall of Fame