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2008 Inductees

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.

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Victor 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.  

 

David 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.

 

Lawrence 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.

 

Charles 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.

 

Fred 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.

 

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