HOF – Alice Gilkey

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1988 – Superior Performance — Amateur
Alice Gilkey

Alice Gilkey earned her bowling reputation in Cincinnati where she dominated the local bowling scene in the 1950’s and 60’s.

In the Cincinnati championships, Alice won four all-events titles, the first in 1959 and the last in 1971. She was the singles champion twice, was on the winning team and amazing nine times, and doubles champion five times.

Alice won the BPA City Match Game in 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1967. She was on the WIBC championship team in 1960 and 1968. Also at the WIBC championship, she was third in singles in 1961; second in doubles in 1972 and ninth in 1965 and fifth in 1967.

In 1957, she took her first OWBA title in doubles. She was on the winning team in 1962 and 1963.

Bowling in three BPAA national team tournament games, Alice averaged 180.57. She boasts high games of 287 and 188 and a high series of 722. Best season average was a 201.

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