HOF – Bob Bures


2016 – Superior Performance
Bob Bures

The name Bob Bures is easily recognized in northeastern Ohio as he regularly competes in leagues in Lake-Geauga and the Greater Cleveland associations. He has been bowling at least 40 years and amassed a spectacular number of titles.

Bob has 49 -300 games to his credit along with 27 -800 series. His high average is a 241 in the 2010-11 season and has carried a 200+ average for 40 years. One highlight that stands out in his mind is the evening he shot 1603 in back-to-back league sessions. (813 & 790)

On the state level, his titles include a team championship in 1979, the actual and handicap doubles in 1987 and the 2002 Actual Team Championship.

On the national level Bob and partner Ron Thacker captured the 1980 ABC Doubles Championship with a score of 1378. His performances on the lanes earned him the AJBC High Average in the State three different times. In the 1980-81 season he and his partner were credited with the high game in the country with a 1327.

Bob has the distinct honor of being inducted into both the Greater Cleveland and Lake-Geauga Halls of Fame for Superior Performance in 2015.

His application read: “Bob carries himself on and off the lanes very humbly and professionally. He still competes on a weekly basis and continues to win.”

It is with great pleasure that tonight we add the name of Bob Bures to the rolls of Ohio’s Superior Performers.

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