Greater Cincinnati USBC Women's Bowling Association - GrCUSBCWBA


HALL OF FAME INFORMATION, PROCEDURES and FORMS

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LOCAL
Nomination forms are located in sections below

(Deadline for submission is January 30 of each year)

Each year our local stars come out and shine! The Greater Cincinnati USBC WBA recognizes members of our local association for our Hall of Fame. We are truly proud of each and every bowler who has been recognized throughout the years. The Hall of Fame banquet is held to honor our newest members (yearly in May when there are inductees). Listed below is the criterion for each category. If you know of someone who is deserving of this honor, we invite you to submit her credentials.


SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE FORMS
Nominee must have been a member of the GC USBC WBA for 15 years (combined WIBC & USBC membership) and bowled in 10 GC USBC WBA local tournaments unless injury or illness has shortened her career. She must have won recognition for her bowling ability and must have an outstanding record.

MERITORIOUS SERVICE FORMS
Nominee must have been a member of the GC USBC WBA for 15 years. She must have distinguished herself through outstanding service to the GC USBC WBA.

PIONEER FORMS
Nominee must have contributed outstanding service and/or have certified accomplishments worth of Superior Performance prior to 1988.



STATE 
Nomination Forms are located in sections below

(Deadline for submission is October 1 of each year)

Formed to unite in Ohio those organizations and individuals primarily conccerned with the promotion of bowling throughout the state. The council works actively promote bowling, discuss problems facing the game and suggest solutions, guide local associations to more inter-association co-operation and understanding, and work together to host and/or support any activity undertaken by the council. They have standing committees that consist of Auditing, Legislative, Nominating, Hall of Fame, Special Projects, Promotion and Publicity, Budget and Finance.

Each year the Ohio USBC WBA honors our elite bowlers during their annual convention held in February. These bowlers are quite amazing with their talent, performance and service to the bowling industry throughout the state.


SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
Nomination Forms

This award is presented to a present or past Ohio USBC WBA member in recognition of her outstanding bowling performance over a period of years. She must have been a WIBC/USBC member in good standing for at least fifteen (15) years. She must have won at least one Ohio USBC WBA Championship Tournament title or Ohio USBC WBA Queens title.


MERITORIUS SERVICE FORMS

Nomination Forms

The nominee must have distinguished herself through outstanding service to the Ohio USBC WBA over a period of years. She must have been a WIBC/USBC member in good standing for at least fifteen (15) years. The nominee for Meritorious Service does not have to be bowling star.


STAR
OF YESTERYEAR
Nomination Forms

This Award is presented to a present or past Ohio USBC WBA member in recognition of her outstanding bowling performance over a period of years. She must have been a WIBC/USBC member in good standing for at least fifteen (15) years. She must have won state recognition for her bowling ability and must also have won at least one Ohio USBC WBA Championship Tournament title or Ohio USBC WBA Queens title.



OHIO
BOWLING COUNCIL 
Nomination forms are located in sections below

(Deadline for submission is January 15th of each year)


The Ohio Bowling Council's Hall of Fame began in 1988 to encourage participation and communication within the 'Ohio bowling family'. The Ohio Bowling Council consists of appointed members from the Bowling Centers Association of Ohio, Ohio USBC Women's Bowling Association, Ohio State Bowling Association, and Ohio State USBC Youth organizations.  Click on the categories below to bring up the forms.


SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
 

This award is for those bowlers 40 years of age or older who have participated in certified bowling in Ohio for 10 years or more, with outstanding accomplishments in any USBC or Bowling Centers Association of Ohio in certified leagues or tournaments. (Age and certification requirements do not apply to posthumous candidates.)


MERITORIUS SERVICE
 

This award is for anyone contributing outstanding service to the general welfare and progress of the game of bowling in the State of Ohio for a period of ten (ten) years. (Requirements for years of service do not apply for posthumous candidates.)


PIONEER
 

This award is for anyone age 60 or over who has contributed outstanding service and/or have certified bowling accomplishments worthy of Superior Performance in the State of Ohio prior to 30 years ago. (Age and certification requirements do not apply to posthumous candidates.) (Age requirement must be met as of January 15.)




NATIONAL
 Nomination forms for USBC are linked below and also located on:  www.bowl.com

(Deadline for submission is August 31st of each year)

Election to the USBC Hall of Fame is one of the greatest honors a bowler can attain.

The USBC Hall of Fame is the result of a merger of the American Bowling Congress and Women’s International Bowling Congress Halls of Fame in 2005. The ABC Hall of Fame was formed in 1941 and the WIBC Hall of Fame was formed in 1953.

Under USBC, governance of the Hall is handled by the USBC Hall of Fame Committee.

The USBC Hall of Fame consists of superior performance in professional, non-professional and veterans categories as well as meritorious service. Non-professional, veterans and meritorious service candidates are voted on by the committee while professional nominees are determined by national ballot.

All candidates must be 40 years of age as of August 30th of the year proceeding induction (i.e. August 30, 2007 for induction in 2008)


USBC PERFORMANCE FORMS

PROFESSIONAL

A. Must have at least one professional (PBA, PWBA, LPBT) title.

B. Female candidates must have a 190 average for 20 years in approved USBC national events and/or at least one top 10 finish in a USBC approved national event.

Accomplishments in other national, international and other important bowling events will also be considered; however, the Committee may waive those requirements. Example: A Waiver by the Committee could be granted for reasons of illness or injury that shortened a player’s career.

VETERANS

A. A candidate must have been eligible for performance consideration for a minimum of 10 years.


USBC MERITORIOUS SERVICE FORMS

The nominee must have contributed outstanding service to the general welfare and progress of the game of bowling through International, National, State, Local offices held and committees served. Also included is Special Honors (i.e. Local/State Hall of Fame, Bowler of the Year, Industry Awards, etc.)

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