HOF – Sam Coleman*


1991 – Superior Performance — Amateur
Sam Coleman

Sam Coleman has been a member of the Greater Hamilton and Cincinnati Bowling Association for over 50 years. He has been involved in management as a proprietor in the are for more than 30 years and has contributed greatly in the development of their Junior program.

He co-hosted the local King of Television Bowling Show for approximately fifteen years.

Sam has distinguished himself as outstanding amateur bowler in the Southwestern Ohio area, and also in national competition.

During the years, his achievements are numerous. Sam has won six titles in Cincinnati Match Games Tournaments from 1946 through 1962. He was also runner-up eight times.

He has two Hamilton City tiles and also has competed in 30 consecutive ABC Tournaments.

Sam has been a member of some of the highest scoring teams, and they were almost unbeatable in the better leagues of the area. He also carried a 200+ averages in many of his leagues with 215 being the highest.

His record includes 5 300 games, three 299 games, and numerous 700 series.

He has competed in the National All Star Tournament fourteen times. Because of his superior performance as an amateur bowler, he was one of the first holders of a Professional Bowlers Card.

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