Richard 'Dick' J. Bianski

Dick started bowling in 1948 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana before moving to Texas where he lived for 5 years. The next 26 years were spent in the Minneapolis area. He was a junior coach for 15 years at Diamond Lake South for Larry Borgin. He bowled the American Bowling Congress National Tournament held in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1955 and went on to participate in over 20 ABC National Tournaments. He was a charter member of the Central Bowlers Alliance (CBA) and his highest finish was a 2nd place in St. Paul. He has 3 Senior CBA titles. The classic leagues Dick was a part of include: the Minneapolis Masters, Minneapolis Traveling League, Twin City Masters and the Coors Draft League. In these leagues, Dick held the high average 15 times. He was consistently a part of teams that won the league championship. He bowled for 8 years with an all left-handed team, winning five consecutive league titles. Dick bowled match games in Duluth, Minnesota where he competed against Bob Strampe, a member of the Skippers. Dick came out on top. Some of his tournament accomplishments include: Minneapolis City Tournament Singles Title in 1969 with 706, a 1977 Actual Team Title and Team All-Events with Brown's Clothing when they shot 3,036, and in 1982 he teamed with Bob Hanson (HOF 1975) to win the Actual Doubles Title with 1,281. Dick had an Actual Team Title in 1980-81 in The Greater St. Paul Association Tournament. He won the Singles and All-Events crowns in the State Legion Tournament. Dick also holds a Singles Title in Hibbing, Minnesota. He teamed with Dave Haakana to win the Doubles title in the Tri-State Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota. He has 4 - 300 games and a high series of 801 at the time of his induction with his high end of year average at 213.

Born: 
12/01/1926
Date Inducted: 
08/17/1999
Induction Category: 
Superior Performance - Veteran
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Hall of Fame Category: 
Mens' ABC Hall of Fame