HOF – William John Boyd Jr.


1994 – Superior Performance — Amateur
William John Boyd Jr.

How many people can boast of never being below a 195 average in more than 40 years of bowling? Not many, but William John Boyd Jr. certainly can. Add to his credit two 300 games, six 298 games, (an ABC record), four 290 games and a high series of 796 along with at least 15 series of 700 plus. Not bad for a man who has bowled for 50 years in sanctioned competition.

One can’t begin to count the many league championships William has been part of, but he can attest to being an All Star Qualifier in the BPOA Tournament three times. He has also been on the winning team in the BPOA team championships twice. He also won four Ohio Majors bowling tournaments, as well as winning the Whitey Vaughn’s Singles Tournament twice. Another feather in his cap was finishing third in the PBA doubles tournament with Cal King as his partner in Cleveland. He has cashed in four PBA tournaments. The date of October 10, 1968, is burned into his memory, as it was on this day that he set a record of 1966 for eight games in Cambridge in the BPOA Team Championships. He hasn’t stopped his winning ways, as he won the Warren Seniors Super Championship in 1989, and then turned around in 1990, and again won the Warren Seniors Super Championship as well as the regular Seniors Tournament.

William was selected for inclusion in the Warren Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1982, and it is only fitting that he be included in the Ohio Bowling Council Hall of Fame in 1994 for Superior Performance – Amateur.

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