1993 – Pioneer
Bill White, a former pin boy from Kent, started bowling at the age of 13. He got serious about the game when he was 22, and started bowling in Akron. Changing to a “Finger-tip Ball”, he increased his average from 185 to 210. He later formed Cherry’s Steak House Team, which went on to become one of the top teams in Ohio. This team won the State Team Match Game Championships in 1961.
Not all of Bill’s bowling was as a team member. He won the Portage County All Events five times, the District Match Games nine times, the Parkers Meats Singles and Doubles Classic twice, the VFW Actual Singles and All Events, the State Elks All Events twice, and the Inter-City Actual Doubles twice, and the Inter-City All Events once. He also rolled his way to a fourth place finish in the National Doubles. He was invited to the World’s Invitational Tournament four times. He represented Akron area in the National All Star nine times, and was a member of the Akron Beacon Journal “Bowler of the Year” a record five times.
Bill has four sanctioned 300 games and an all time personal best sanctioned 796 series to his credit.
Bill has been a member of the Tri-County Hall of Fame since 1975, the Summit County All Sports hall of Fame since 1982, the Portage County All Sports Hall of Fame since 1982, and was a charter member of the Portage County Bowling Hall of Fame in 1991.