2005 – Superior Performance — Amateur
Richard B. Mercer
Rick Mercer has been on of Northeast Ohio’s greatest bowlers for most of his 44 years on the lanes. In 20 of those years, he averaged over 210 with a high of 228. He has rolled 14 perfect games, one 299, one 298 and 10 – 290s. He has seven sanctioned 800 series (826 high).
In tournaments he has won in the team event in the Fairborn Classic, nine times in the Warren City Tournament, four times in the King Lanes Tournament, in the National Slovak Tournament, the singles in the Warren City, the doubles in Kingsville Classic and in Cortland Mixed Doubles. He has competed in the Oiho State Tournamnet , the Hoinke, the Bucyrus, the Petersen, the Fairborn Open, Ohio Inter-City, Warren Masters, OTBA, CTBA, National Industrial, DeLuca, ABC Nationals and PBA Regional tour stops.
His bowling involvement has been more than bowling big numbers and picking up tournament winnings. A member of the Warren Association since 1971, he has held offices in the Sunrise Classic League, Mercer’s Pro Shop League, Echo Tavern League, Classic Bowlers Association League, Classic Friday Trio League, Slovak Singles League, Kings Lanes League and various offices in the Warren Association. He has been a Pro Shop owner/operator for 25 years. He has been certified YABA instructor since 1975.
His career has been one of total involvement in the sport. It will be capped tonight when he becomes a member of the Ohio Bowling Council Hall of Fame.