Hall of Fame
On April 13, 2002, Richard F. Kopacz, George E. Manning, and Joseph W.
Ponessi were inducted into the Hall of Fame for their bowling ability.
There were 131 people present to witness the ceremony for the three
inductees. There were also a total of 42 Hall of Fame members in
attendance, which is the most Hall of Fame members present at a single ceremony
Richard Kopacz has bowled for 39 years in Newburgh and Monroe. He
was noted as one of the better left hand bowlers during the early 1980's.
He has bowled over 100 - 700 series, and his highest 3 game series is 812.
Richard's highest single game is a 300, and his highest single season average is
George Manning started bowling at Bowling Time Lanes in 1969. His
high single game is 300, and high 3 game series is 764. George's highest
season average is 214.
Joseph Ponessi bowled for 30 years, and has not bowled since 1991 due to
injury. Joe was the very first bowler to roll a 300 game at Campi - Tarsio
Lanes, now known as Pat Tarsio Lanes on route 52 in Newburgh. His highest
3 game series is 791. During the 1960's - 1970's, Joe had averaged high
190's and 200's with his highest season average being 206.