HOF – Barbara Renner


1995 – Superior Performance — Amateur
Barbara Renner

For her many outstanding achievements in the game of American Tenpins, the name of Barbara Renner will be added to the roster of the Ohio Bowling Council Hall of Fame. Barbara started bowling at an early age and her early years instilled a sharp sense of competition which has enabled her to maintain 200 or better average for over 24 years.

In competition in her local association, the Cleveland WBA, she has earned titles in each division, team, doubles, singles and all-events of the championship tournament. She was a member of the Cleveland Kegler All Star Team for seven consecutive years. In 1974, she was awarded the title of Queen of Cleveland Bowlers. Barbara was inducted into the Cleveland WBA Hall of Fame in 1985.

In state competition, Barbara participated on three winning teams in the actual division, 1973, 1978 and 1984. The 1973 victory also carried the handicap division. 1973 also saw her capturing the All-Events title. She has participated in every Ohio WBA Queens Tournament and earned the title 1989 Queen and has won championship titles in the Ohio State Match Games, Central States, Ladies Tournament Bowlers and PWBA Rick Case Honda Classic. Barbara was elected to the Ohio WBA Hall of Fame in 1991 for Superior Performances.

Barbara’s high average was a 209 and in the 1971 season her 204 average was high in the state of Ohio and 8th in WIBC. She has been a member of the Bowlers Journal All American Team and in 1978 in the WIBC Queens Tournament, she shot a record 299 game.

Barbara’s performances on the lanes are enough alone to warrant inclusion into the Ohio Bowling Council Hall of Fame, but she also has other assets to her credit. She has excellent teaching talents and has instructed many Cleveland area youths on the road to success. Barbara was intregal part of the Ohio WBA committee which put together the format for the Ohio WBA Queens Tournament and a good part of the excellent caliber of the competition can be credited to her expertise and guidance. Barbara is an inspiration to all who know her and adds greatly to the positive promotion of the game of bowling in Ohio

Barbara Renner truly personifies Superior Performance and sets an excellent example for the young bowlers of tomorrow.

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