HOF – Linda Kelly


1990 Superior Performance — Amateur
Linda Kelly

The term ”Superior Performance” immediately brings to mind excellence and when we think of excellence in the game of bowling, we think of Linda Kelly.

As early as 1979 she recorded a high average of 198 and from 1981 has consistently maintained averages over the 200 mark with her best being 1987-88 when she listed six averages over 200 with a 214 high.

Linda currently has six 300 games to her credit and has posted over 100 sanctioned 700 series, with the high being a 794.

Linda’s tournament championships are many. In her local, Dayton WBA, she has captured nine actual titles, in Ohio WBA tournaments she has recorded four actual titles and was a member of the team with the record actual score of 3169. In WIBC tournaments, Linda has two open division titles and has the distinction of having been only the third lady to roll a 300 game in the WIBC tournament and the highest three game series bowled in any event.

1987-88 brought her nomination to the All American Team and she was voted to the Bowling Writers Association of America All Star Team.

She was a member of Team USA in 1988. Her bowling knew no bounds that season as she was the 24th AMF World Cup Champion – Guadalajara, Mexico – only the second woman to win the cup for the United States. Linda was also a member of the 1990 Team USA.

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