2000 – Superior Performance — Professional
Ted Hannahs has compiled an enviable record in PBA competition. He is a three-time champion, having won the Waukegon (Ill) tour stop in 1981, and the true Value Open (Peoria, Ill.) in consecutive years, 1984-85. He has won 17 PBA Regional titles in four different areas (South Dakota, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Michigan). In 1982, a season without a victory, he set an earnings record ($93,905) without a title. In that year he was runner-up in the ABC Masters, He rolled his highest league average that season, 240.6.
Hannnahs won the 1988 Venture Lanes championship (West Virginia); the Sunset Lanes (Portsmouth) in 1991; the Blue Ribbon (Ashland, Ky.) in 1992; consecutive Indianapolis Brickyard Classics (1994-95); the Shootout Classic (Fort Wayne, Ind.) in 1997-98, the Bradley Bowl Open (Lexington, Ky.) in 1999 and the Petersen Classic (Chicago) in 1995. He was on the winning team in the ABC Team Challenge (Reno) in 1997 after being runner-up team the previous year. He was a member of the team which rolled a Baker 300 (the second one ever) in Pittsburgh in 1995. He shared the doubles title in the Newark City tournament and twice won in the Zanesville tournament, in 1981 and 1998; we won the ZBA singles 1999.
He has rolled 40 – 300 games and 15 – 800 series. His best being 847, was rolled in 1987 with a Manhattan Rubber ball. In heaven, Junie McMahon, the Manhattan great, must be smiling.
Credentials like these have earned Ted entrance tonight in the Ohio hall of Fame.