1988 – Superior Performance — Amateur
Few amateur bowlers enjoyed the national and international success of Eddie Jackson in the 1960’s and 70’s.
The 62-year-old Cincinnatian won the ABC all-events tile, was second in doubles and sixth in team in 1969. He had a grand sweep in the Tournament of the Americas winning team, all-events, singles and matched doubles and setting records for three games (687), six games (1363). Nine games (1918) and single game (289).
In FIQ international competition, Jackson won the gold medal in the team event, the silver medal in doubles and the bronze medal in all-events. Jackson’s teaching ability, as well ass his performance, earned him the title of Coach of the United States team in international competition from 1971 to 1979.
In Ohio, Jackson won the BPA of Ohio state match game title in 1961 and 1962 and captained the winning team in the state team association titles and twice won the Kentucky Derby Classic.
Jackson boasts a 206 lifetime average with a high series of 769 and four 300’s, three of which came in 1963. In 1988, Jackson was inducted into the ABC Hall of Fame.