1999 – Superior Performance — Amateur
For many years, the name Dam Toronski was almost synonymous with bowling in Cleveland. He was a member of dozens of team champions, including ABC, Ohio, Cleveland, Cincinnati and other high profile tournaments, not to mention the many league titles he helped teams to win. He also was a winner in individual competition.
Toronski led off for the 1975 ABC team champions with a 714 (277-212-225), won with two state team matches, nine Cleveland City Champions, twice with the Hoinke team champs and was a member of Ohio Inter-City champions and the Golden Gloves team champions. Individually, he won OTBA Championships, the Cleveland BPA singles (1963), All-Events (1968), Ohio State BA singles (1957) and All-Events (1964) and twice won Cleveland Match Game titles (1964 and 1975, eleven years apart).
He rolled three 300 games, seven 299 games and a pair of 298 games. A total of eleven pins kept him from rolling twelve perfect games, He had three 800 sets (830, 811 and 810).
Toronski was named to the Cleveland Kegler season All Star team 12 times. He was elected King of Cleveland Bowlers twice (1964 and 1975), to the Greater Cleveland BPA Hall of Fame in 1973 and to the Greater Cleveland All Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.
Tonight, Dan reaps the reward for 40 years of excellence with induction to the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame.