1996 – Superior Performance — Amateur
For the past quarter century, Don Boyed has made his mark on bowling records in the Lima Bowling Association as well as Bluffton and Putnam County. In only one of those years did he post an average under 200, that being a 199 in the 1975-76 season. His high average during that period was a 222 in the 1993-94 season. Don carried the high average in 66 of his leagues from 1976 to present.
His superior performance in the Lima BA began in 1973 when he first captured the singles event, the first of nine singles championships to his credit. The number nine holds a positive force for Don as he also holds an equal number of Doubles and All-Events Championships. Along with those city titles he holds three Bluffton City Singles titles and four Lima BA 700 Club Championships. Four Putnam County BA titles hold Don’s name, one for singles in 1994 and three in doubles with partner randy Schroeder. High series for our inductee was an 835 tolled in the 1989-90 season, a year In which saw him shoot three 800 series. Don has eight 800 series under his belt along with a total of 13 perfect games.
A member of the Northwest Ohio Tournament Bowlers Association since 1984, Don has 16 championships to his credit. He was named to the OTBA All Star Team in 1979 and 1980 as well as OTBA Bowler of the Year in 1976 and 1981. He was also named the MWOTBA Bowler of the Year in 94-95 season.
Don was a member of the PBA for six years and during that time won the Regional Miller Open Championship in 1984 along with finishing in the top 24 three times 1976.
During his career Don has bowled in 10 OSBA Championships, claiming the Actual team title for 1993 and in 15 ABC events, cashing in at least one event each year. His 13 year composite average for the ABC as 199.56.
Don Boyed’s sterling performance record most certainly has earned him the title as an Ohio Superior Performer.