Hall of Fame
The Mid-Hudson Bowling Association Hall of Fame will be
inducting John Bennett, Mike Carlstrom, and Al A. Crisci on April 16, 2005 at Anthony's Pier 9.
John Bennett would have been elected for his
bowling ability if an accident had not cut short his
bowling career. He has more than 100 series of 700
or better, a 299 game, a 794 series, a single-season
high average of 218, and a lifetime average of 212.
He worked his way through the chairs, and became
president of the MHBA for the period from 1994 through
1997. He was selected for the Hall of Fame Board
in 1994 and became its secretary-treasurer from 1999
through the present.
Mike Carlstrom has bowled in the MHBA for 24
seasons and has one 300 game, more than 35 series of 700
or better, a high series of 792, and a 216 single season
After an absence of two years due to work schedule, he
has come back with a vengeance and compiled averages of
213, 205, 204, and 211. He has maintained an
average of 200 most of his life.
Al A. Crisci is an old-school bowler and started
his bowling career after an army stint in 1946. He
has maintained averages in the 190's for most of his
52-year career. His high game was 290, with a high
series of 745. He has bowled 20 series of 700 or
better, and a high lifetime average of 201.
He was a great competitor, be it softball or bowling.
In his life-time he used only two bowling balls, a
Manhattan rubber ball, and later a Columbia Yellow dot.