Hall of Fame
The Mid-Hudson Bowling Association Hall of Fame inducted Victor A. Beam, David F. Bloodgood, Lawrence Byrd,
Charles J. Oris Sr., and
Fred B. Wanzer on April 5, 2008 at Anthony's Pier 9.
A. Beam has been elected to the Hall of Fame for
Service. Vic has been the secretary of the Weekenders
Mixed League since the early 80's. He was also the
secretary/treasurer for the Bill Tarsio Memorial League
for five years. He became a Mid-Hudson Bowling
Association director in 1998, and became association
president in 2001 which he served for three years.
He is still a director, and is responsible for many new
programs and tournaments for the Mid-Hudson Bowling
Association bowlers. Vic has two 300's, a high series of
825, and a single season high average of 205.
F. Bloodgood has been elected to the Hall of Fame
for Ability. David was a well traveled bowler bowling in
leagues at Empire Lanes, Bowling Time Lanes, Tarsio
Lanes, Bowl-o-Matic, and Monro Bowl-o-Fun over his
career. He has had a few “first” in the MHBA. In the
1973-74 season he was the first to have seven 700 series
in one season. He was also part of the first teammates
to have a 300 game, in the same game. During his career
he was in the top tier of average leaders, and won
several high average titles. David has two 300's,
a high series of 769, a single season high average of
210, and his lifetime average is 190.
Byrd has been elected to the Hall of Fame
for Service. Larry became the league secretary for the
Robert Laverty League in 1982 which is a title he still
holds today. He was also the league secretary for
the Wednesday 3 Man from 1985 - 1990, and Tuesday Nite
Summer League from 1995 - 2002. He also runs the
Summer Travel League which started in 2003. Larry
continually brings new ideas to his leagues to keep
bowlers interested and coming back year after year.
He has also been a Mid-Hudson Bowling Association
director since 1999, and is one of the most active
directors on the board.
J. Oris Sr. has been elected to the Hall of Fame for
Ability. Charles held the single game high score
of 289 in the entire Newburgh-Beacon Bowling Association
in the 1950 - 1951 season. During the 1950's,
1960's, and 1970's he won several high average, most
points, and most 200 game titles in the classic leagues
around the area. When the game started changing in
the 1980's, Charles showed he still had it by bowling
his first 300 game at the age of 66.
B. Wanzer has been elected to the Hall of Fame
for Ability. Fred has been bowling for 22 years, and
during this time has accumulated huge numbers. He has twenty 300's, four 299's,
three 298's , nine 11 in a row awards, six 800's with
a MHBA high of 816 (Middletown high of 833), a single
season high average of 230, and a lifetime average of
almost 214. Fred has also won the MHBA Tournament
Singles title in 1996, the Doubles title back-to-back in
1994 and 1995, and the All Events title in 2001.