Hall of Fame
The Mid-Hudson USBC Hall of Fame inducted Maggie
Tomlins and William Scholl on April 10, 2010 at Anthony's Pier 9.
Tomlins has been elected to the Hall of Fame for
Ability. Maggie was born in the Bronx on February 8th,
1963 to the late Robert Brennan and Madeline Brennan-Roarke,
She has two older brothers Bobby and Peter. The family
moved to Monroe, NY when they were young. Starting at
the age of six Maggie would travel with her mom to the
Monroe Bowl-O-Fun on Monday nights and watch her bowl.
Maggie began bowling in the Bantam league at the Monroe
Bowl-O-Fun where she received a lot of help from her
older brother, Peter, who was a very good bowler and
teacher. At the age of sixteen Maggie's mom signed a
consent form and Maggie started bowling in the Monday
night league with her. Maggie then started bowling in
the Tuesday scratch league with her good friend Laura
Sizian's mom, Sandy. One night her older brother Peter
came home and said "guess what, the bowling alley is
burning down". Maggie thought Peter was kidding as he
often did, but she went outside with him and she could
see the glow in the sky. Maggie and a few of her friends
started traveling to Bowling Time Lanes on Friday nights
to bowl in the Sunoco Ladies Classic league. While
bowling in this league she met many of the people who
would become her very good friends and tournament travel
companions. Maggie has traveled to many NYS Women's
Championship tournaments, NYS Queens tournaments and
Women's National Championship tournaments. When Maggie
is traveling with you it will always be a trip to
In 1991 Maggie started to date her husband to be, Mark
Tomlins, who knew nothing about bowling. Mark wanted to
know what her hobbies were and Maggie said "bowling", He
said "what else"; she said "bowling", I bowl three
nights a week. After 16 years of Maggie bowling 2-3
nights a week Mark decided to give bowling a try and has
become quite a good bowler in his own right. Making
certain however not to bowl on the same team as Maggie,
as most of us know this is not a good thing for a
marriage. Maggie's high game of 288 came on a Tuesday
night in the Tarsio Ladies classic. As always, with
Maggie, nothing is ever simple. She had to call her mom,
in Florida after she threw her tenth strike placing her
cell phone on the ball return as she threw the eleventh
ball, which did not carry, but she was very happy with
her 288 and the fact that her mom had "been there".
Maggie has not bowled for the last year due to an injury
that she received while working as a UPS delivery
person. We hope she will get well enough to bowl soon.
We miss her.
Scholl has been elected to the Hall of Fame for
Ability. William "Bill" Scholl was born in Poughkeepsie,
NY on December 28th, 1962. His parents are William and
Jane Scholl. He grew up in Wappingers Falls, NY. Bill is
being inducted to the Mid Hudson USBC Hall of Fame for
his bowling ability.
Bill started bowling at the age of eight in the junior
programs at Holiday Bowl in Wappingers Falls. His Father
was his bowling teacher during his junior bowling days.
At the age of 19, in 1982, Bill started bowling in adult
leagues. He started bowling in the Mid Hudson USBC in
1989 at Southern Dutchess Bowl. He has bowled in many
leagues at Southern Dutchess Bowl including the James J.
Raymond Memorial, Budweiser Beacon Classic, and Dutchess
Dodge Masters. His many accomplishments during his
career include nine 300 games, one 299 game, one 298
game, four 290 games, and three 800 series. His high
series is 815. His high one season average was 232 in
the Dutchess Dodge Masters league during the 2003-2004
season. Bill also won the 1999-2000 Doubles net and
Handicap event and also All Events net at the Mid Hudson
USBC annual tournament. His lifetime average is 213.
Bill worked for a semi conductor manufacturer for 23
years and is currently working for Boehringer Ingelheim
Pharmaceuticals in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He is a
member of Century Museum Village and Collectibles
Association at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Bill
collects antique tractors and equipment, garden
tractors, and small engines.
Congratulations on your well-deserved induction.