1988 – Superior Performance — Amateur
Robert Edwin Hart
Robert Edwin Hart’s amateur bowling feats are exceptional. The 51-year-old Columbus bowler has rolled 16 – 300 games and the first 12 each in a different city.
His ability surfaced when he won the 1954 National Junior Singles Championship in Columbus.
Twenty years later, in the ABC Tournament in Indianapolis, Hart claimed the all-events championship 2087; the doubles title with Chuck Sunseri with a 702 and 1419; the team all-events as a member of the Goebel’s team with 2087 and 9574.
The same year, Hart represented the United States in the Tournament of the Americas in Miami, FLA., and won five of the six events in addition to becoming the first American to receive the Friendship Award.
A member of the Columbus Hall of Fame and soon to be inducted in the Detroit Hall of Fame, Hall’s amateur tournament performance includes victories in the Hoinke Classic, the National Industrial, the Fairborn Classic, Monroeville Classic, the Harold Bowman Singles and in 1987, the Columbus City team title.
Bob’s high series of 836 and average of 227, were both in 1979. Bob currently operates pro shops in Columbus.