Pennsylvania State USBC

Hall of Fame - About, Eligibility and Application

About the Hall of Fame

Prior to 1974 the Pennsylvania State WBA and BA appointed committees to form a Hall of Fame for each organization. In 1974 the ladies selected their first inductee, Ruth Atkins. In 1976 the men made their first selections by inducting six men. Those men were Frank Clause, Edward Jefferson, Joe Ostrowski, Frank Pollack, Frank "Butch" Snyder and C Franklin Thompson.

Both organizations continued the tradition of honoring the best of the best, every year. In 2018 the organizations came together to form the Pennsylvania State USBC, which will continue to honor the tradition and these Hall of Fame pages are created to recognize those inductees of the past, present and future.

The Pennsylvania State USBC Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring those men and women in the State whose efforts have contributed to the growth and welfare of the game of bowling by their bowling ability and/or through meritorious service to the game of bowling in the State of Pennsylvania.


To be Eligible for Nomination to the Hall of Fame,
a candidate must have:

  • Attained the age of forty-five (45) years of age.
  • Participated in Pennsylvania State Tournaments for a minimum of 10 years or been a member of a local bowling association for a minimum of ten years.
  • Established a reputation as a bowler through bowling achievement and promoting good sportsmanship throughout the game.
  • Exhibited distinguished service in the promotion of the game of bowling for the Pennsylvania State USBC
  • Notwithstanding the foregoing eligibility requirements, the Hall Board may waive any or all of them by unanimous vote when there are unusual circumstances or accomplishments.

    Anyone currently under suspension by the United States Bowling Congress shall not be considered.

    Deadline for applications is December 31st to be considered for induction the following year.


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