BASIC HISTORY INVOLVING THE EVENT

1965 – Springfield Women’s Bowling Association became involved with the Hall of Fame.
1971 – Started a pre-cocktail hour.  gave trophies for the high average  each establishment.
1978 – Eliminated the pre-cocktail hour.   Start of the 50-50 drawing program.
1980 – Eliminated  awarding  high average trophies, changed to  recognition in the program.
1985 – Eliminated free ticket for  All-star team.  Instead, two tickets to Hall of Fame inductees.
1992 – GSBA presents one gratis ticket to each current  male member of the Hall of Fame.
1997 – GSBA presents one gratis ticket to members of previous season All-Star team.

 

 

BOWLING HALL OF FAME DINNER HISTORY

 

DATE M.C. INVOCATION COST
DATE SPEAKER MUSIC BY NO.
9/29/1962 Ed Alsene C.McClellan $2.75
St.Nicholas Don McClaren Steve Walko 242
9/14/1963 Ed Alsene C.McClellan $3.00
St.Nicholas Whitey Harris Tony Midiri 207
10/17/1964 Harry Page C.McClellan $3.00
St.Nicholas Joe Wilman Frankie Leonard 284
10/9/1965 Shelby Harbison Rev. Durkee $3.00
Holiday
East
Shirley Garms Tony Midiri 391
10/15/1966 Joe Thompson Lowell Brown $3.50
Elks
Club
Dutch Leonard Chuck Ushman 326
10/21/1967 Joe Thompson Ralph Jasper $3.50
Elks
Club
Buzz Fazio Dick O’Neil 310
10/19/1968 Howard Hill Wm. Krueger $3.50
Elks
Club
No Speaker Chuck Ushman 365
10/18/1969 Howard Hill Philip Pavich $3.50
Elks
Club
No Speaker Chuck Ushman 347
10/24/1970 Howard Hill Keith Schroeder $4.50
Elks
Club
No Speaker Chuck Ushman 290
10/9/1971 Norm Billington Hugh Cassidy $4.50
Elks
Club
Bill Bunetta Charles Rogers 341
10/14/1972 Howard Humphrey Father Boehler $4.50
Elks
Club
Paul Krumske Charles Rogers 300
9/15/1973 Hal Walden Ralph Jasper $4.50
Elks
Club
Wayne Zahn Charles Rogers 241
10/12/1974 Hal Walden Luther Barnes $5.00
Elks
Club
Dave & Judy Soutar Charles Rogers 304
10/11/1975 Coley Cowan Keith Schroeder $6.00
Elks
Club
Mike McGrath Charles Rogers 351
10/2/1976 Sandy Travis Keith Schroeder $6.00
Elks
Club
Don Johnson Charles Rogers 301
10/8/1977 Tom Hecht Keith Schroeder $9.00
Forum
Thirty
Dick Ritger Charles Rogers 319
9/30/1978 Tom Crowe Keith Schroeder $6.00
Holiday
East
Mike Berlin Charles Rogers 375
9/29/1979 Tom Crowe Keith Schroeder $7.00
Holiday
East
Carmen Salvino Charles Rogers 334
10/25/1980 Keith Schroeder Keith Schroeder $8.00
Holiday
East
Jim Schroeder Charles Rogers 300
10/17/1981 Tony Libri Keith Schroeder 10
Holiday
East
No Speaker Musik Makers 255
10/16/1982 Keith Schroeder Dick Mattsson 10
Fiesta
Hall
No Speaker Musik Makers 294
10/22/1983 Tony Esposito Father Mascar 10
Fiesta
Hall
No Speaker Musik Makers i 302
10/20/1984 Dan Rion Larry Conrad 12.5
Civic
Center
No Speaker Salt N Pepper 259
10/22/1985 Doug Pitchford Larry Conrad 12.5
Holiday
East
Les Zikes Salt N Pepper 298
10/18/1986 Tom Crowe Ft. Kaltenbach 12.5
Holiday
So.
Brian Voss Reflex 393
10/24/1987 Tom Crowe Ft. Kaltenbach 12.5
Holiday
So.
Mats Karlsson Music Scene 289
10/22/1988 Al Pote Ft. Kaltenbach 12.5
Holiday
So.
Mark Williams Music Scene 237
10/14/1989 Tom Crowe Phil Price 15
Holiday
So.
Charlie Tapp Charles Rogers 274
10/13/1990 Tom Crowe Phil Price 15
Holiday
So.
No Speaker Rockin Rebels 296
10/12/1991 Tom Crowe Ft. Kaltenbach 15
Holiday
So.
No Speaker 2nd Tyme Around 282
10/10/1992 Paul Wappell Ft. Kaltenbach 15
Spfld.Hilton Dick Schofield 2nd Tyme Around 236
10/9/1993 Stu Allen Phil Price 15
St.Nicholas Marilyn Berger Stu Allen Music 223
10/15/1994 Al Pote Phil Price 15
Northfield Dave DeLorenzo The Edsels 242
10/28/1995 Tony Libri Phil Price 15
Northfield No Speaker The Edsels 300
10/12/1996 Lou DeHeve Phil Price 15
Northfield No Speaker The Edsels 240
10/11/1997 John Spalding Phil Price 15
Northfield No Speaker The Edsels 230
10/10/1998 Wm. G. Chestnut Bob Knox 15
Northfield No Speaker Classic Wax DJ. 228
10/9/1999 John Spalding Phil Price 15
Northfield No Speaker Brad Davis DJ 234
10/14/2000 Wm. G. Chestnut Phil Price 15
Eagles No Speaker A. C. Music 248
10/13/2001 Sam Madonia Vicki Joyner 15
Northfield No Speaker Music in Motion 255
10/12/2002 John Spalding Vicki Joyner 15
Northfield No Speaker None 284
10/11/2003 John Spalding Bob Knox 15
Northfield No Speaker Brad Schroder DJ 244
10/9/2004 John Spalding Madeline Dotta 15
Northfield No Speaker Brad Schroder DJ 261
10/8/2005 John Spalding Father Franzen 15
Northfield No Speaker Music by Mookie 257
10/14/2006 John Spalding Madeline Dotta 20
Northfield No Speaker Comedians 245
10/13/2007 John Spalding Rev. Dawn Victor 20
Northfield No Speaker Comedians 238
10/11/2008 John Spalding Rev. Dawn Victor 20
Northfield No Speaker Stevens DJ Ser 262
10/10/2009 John Spalding Rev. Dawn Victor 20
Northfield No Speaker Roy Wanless 232