William 'Bill' H. Nelson

Bill was living in Racine, Wisconsin in the 1940's and started bowling at the age of 13. He was a league secretary there for five years and was involved in two Racine City titles while living there. He was a member of the doubles title in the Racine City Tournament in 1945-46 and holds a team title in 1946-47. Bill has shown his dedicated to this sport by being a Director in the Minneapolis District Bowling Association since 1957. He chaired many committees such as Re-Rating, City Tournament, Hall of Fame and the Audit Committee and helped set up the association by-laws in 1967-68. He was President of the Association in the 1974-75 season. Bill participated in all the City Tournaments since 1959 to his time of induction. He participated in 26 American Bowling Congress National Tournaments and represented the Minneapolis District Bowling Association as a Delegate to the National Convention for 28 years. He has a high game of 290, series of 707 and his high average was 200.

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Mens' ABC Hall of Fame