HOF – James Shaw


1989 – Superior Performance — Amateur
James E. Shaw

Jim Shaw started bowling in 1957 and has enjoyed a composite 20-year league average of 209, with over 200 series of 700 plus.

In Columbus, Jim has captained the championship city tournament team 12 times and shared one doubles title with Bob Brown. On the state level, Jim has captained state champion teams in 1972, 1976 and 1980 and in 1972, he was the doubles titlist with Lou Moore.

Jim captained the Rainbow Lanes team which won the BPOA State Match Game. He was honored by the Professional Bowlers Association with the Pat Patterson award for headquarters region.

The former president of the Columbus Bowling Proprietors Association, 53-year-old Jim has managed several area bowling centers. He now works for Bowling Corporation of America.

Jim is a proud owner of four sanctioned 300 games and five 800 series, topped by a 843 which was the Columbus city record for 13 years.

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