HOF – Jane Kline


2012 – Pioneer
Jane Kline

Jane Kline has been a member of the Bellfountaine USBC WBA for forty-nine years and has also bowled in the Lima District USBC WBA for a good deal of the time.

She was won the Bellfountaine Championship Tournament twelve times in the team event, the doubles event twice, and singles once. She captured the all events title eleven times.

Jane is the only woman to win the Lima District USBC WBA City Singles Championship, a twenty-three game elimination tournament three times in 1979, 1980 and 1982.

She has participated in the Ohio USBC WBA City competition for over thirty years. Her first title was in 1976 when she won the Ohio State Ladies Singles Match with a 1332. She was a member of the team that won back-to-back team event titles in the Ohio WBA Championship Tournament in 1986 and 1987. She aha continued her success in 2005 by placing fifth in doubles and fifth in all events handicap. In 2007, she and her partner place third in doubles. She was the 1992 Ohio Buckeye Belle Tournament wonder. She has also participated in the Ohio USBC WBA Queen’s Tournament.

Jane has participated in approximately twenty WIBC/USBC National Tournaments.

She was listed in the Women Bower in 1987 at 120 place in the nation.

She served for six years as Secretary/Treasurer of the Bellfountaine WBA and four years as Association Manager of the Bellfountaine USBC.

In 2009 she started two new leagues, a high school league and a bumper league. She has served as youth supervisor for the past two years and a high school bowling coach for ten years. She volunteers to give lessons not only to youth, but to adults as well.

Jane was inducted in the Bellfountaine WBA Hall of Fame for Superior Performance in 1991, Lima District WBA Hall of Fame in 2000, and Ohio USBC WBA Hall of Fame in the Star of Yesteryear Category in 2002.

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