1989 – Superior Performance — Professional
Roy Buckley is a quiet workman who lets his performance on the lanes do his talking.
Buckley became a pro tour regular in 1970 and the following season won his first title in Cranston, RI.
Only two bowlers earned more than $30,000.00 each season between 1971 and 1978 — one was Earl Anthony and the other was Roy Buckley. Roy’s biggest years were 1975 and 1976 when he ranked among the PBA’s top five money winners and earned over $100,00.00.
In 1982, Roy left the tour as regular to devote time to his Columbus Pro Shop.
Roy’s highest league average was 218 in 1968 – 69. His high series was an 835 and his six game high is 1600, which stood for six years as a PBA record.
Roy has rolled 25 perfect games. Possibly his strongest was in a Chagrin Falls PBA Regional tournament in 1971 when he rolled three – 300 games, two of them back to back.