HOF – Harry Wells*


1991 – Meritorious Service
Harry Wells

Harry Wells started his bowling career in 1949 as an avid bowler competing in 30 to 4 leagues per week since 1954.

He is proud of his two 300’s, tow 299’s, and a 297 game. Harry won tournament titles in the Ohio Inter-City Doubles in 1960, Bucyrus Association Singles in 1964 and Bucyrus match Game title in 1968.

He competed in 24 ABC tournaments and many other local and state tournaments.

Harry served as Bucyrus Bowling Association Secretary 1954 – 1962. Harry has been a dedicated and progressive administrator for the game of bowling. He built Suburban Lanes in 1962 and acquired Gala Lanes in 1976.

Harry served as President of North Central Ohio BPA 1964 – 1966 and Executive Secretary 1966 – 1981. He served as Vice President of Ohio BPA 1966 – 1974 and was elected and served president 1974 – 1976.

Recognizing his leadership ability, harry was elected as the Secretary of the BPAA in 1978, Vice President in 1980, and Bowling proprietors Association of America President in 1982.

He was elected to the National Bowling Council in 1980 – 1986 serving as President in 1985 – 86. Harry was chairman of many committees on the state and national level.

He was instrumental in the formation of the Proprietors Insurance Company 1970 – 1981.

Harry was a member of the Ohio leaders that formed the Ohio Bowling Council and the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame.

Harry received the BPAA Certificate of Achievement Award in 1980 and the BPAA Meritorious Service Award in 1987.

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