HOF – Tom Moran*


1991 – Superior Performance — Amateur
Tom Moran

Tom Moran was a member of the Canton Bowling Association for 50 years. He was once voted the Canton “King of Bowling” and also was a charter member of the greater Canton Bowling Hall of Fame.

Tom had an amazing high average of 223 in 1933. He won titles in all categories of the City Tournament.

He bowled a 300 game and 830 series in 1935. Plus a team game of 3680 — a record which stood for 35 years. His career includes a dozen 300 games, three 299 games and several 800 series.

Tom had outstanding tournament records: second in All-Events at the Ohio state Tournament, third in the prestigious Petersen Classic in Chicago winning $2,600. In the ABC in Reno, in 1977, at the age of 70, he bowled a 701 series in Doubles, finishing in third place.

He had an enviable record going by bowling 46 consecutive ABC Tournaments in which he averaged 200+ in 20 tournaments and 190+ in 18 other tournaments.

After a short illness, Tom Moran died in1977 at the age of 70.

Several highlights of Tom’s career were in 1961, he shot a hole-in-one in golf and the same year he rolled a 300 game.

An outstanding Hi-lite of his career as when he competed in a 10 game match against Andy Varipapa and defeated Varipapa 2197 to 2060.

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