Induction of Our Latest Member Into the
Spokane Bowling Hall of Fame
SCUSBC Welcomes Three New “Hall of Fame” Inductees in 2018
Eddie Williams Jr and Father
This past year, we have the privilege of reviewing three quality nominations for entry into our prestigious Hall of Fame. We verified the records, histories and recommendations of our membership and found all three deserved the ultimate honor. Please join us in welcoming and congratulating these individuals honoring their accomplishments.
Inducted 2018 for “Superior Performance”
We honor Randy for his long history of outstanding performance in the sport of bowling and for his friendly demeanor and sportsmanship as an individual. Randy has been a member of the Spokane County Association for the past 41 years. In that time he has recorded 19 certified 300 games. He has, in addition, recorded nine 3 game series of 800 pins or higher. The highest being 857. He has earned 2 Chevron Awards of Merit for his 857 series and for his one year high average of 232.
He has competed in many City Association, State Association and in 26 National Open Championship Tournaments. Randy was a member of the 1996 Champion team in the 1996 National Open. He held the 1994 Title for the IEBA Open Tournament at Sunset Lanes and also a member of the City Trio Champion team in 2013. As a Junior bowler, Randy earned numerous Championships and Awards both as an individual and on Champion Teams, including the 1982 Junior Swiss Team Championships in Seattle and a member of the very first JBT All-State Team in 1982.
Congratulations Randy for your fine record but even more for your high level of character and extending friendship.
Inducted in 2018 for “Meritorious Service”
Carl is being remembered for his lifetime dedication and service to the Spokane County Association Membership and his untiring support of the sport of bowling. Carl has been a member of Associations worldwide over the past 50 years while in the military and specifically the Spokane County Association for the past 30. During his time in Spokane he has recorded one sanctioned 300 game, a high 3-game series of 772 and a high average of 190.
Carl recently retired serving as a Director for the SCUSBC the past 27 years. In that time he served much of it as Association Manager and Tournament Director. In his long line of leadership, Carl has held all offices of leagues in every place he has bowled. He was liaison for the ABC in 1977 and 78 while serving in England collecting ABC memberships for Military bowlers stationed there. Carl has also extended his knowledge and time to encourage Youth Bowling as a Junior League organizer and RVP Coach starting in 1964 at Clark Air Base and later at Griffiss AFB and Homestead AFB. He was also instrumental locally at Imperial Bowling Center and Shadle Park High School.
Beyond his service in Bowling, Carl has been very involved in his community and other service organizations. He has been either an officer or a member of the Deer Park Rotary Club, The American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. As an Eagle, he served as President 3 times at Deer Park, twice WA State District Deputy, WA State FOE Zone President and WA State FOE Membership board member.
Carl, we cannot thank you enough for your commitment and friendliness. Congratulations on your induction.
EDDIE WILLIAMS, Jr.
Inducted 2018 for “Superior Performance”
Though not being a local Association Member long (12 years), Eddie has made a major mark as competitor, proprietor and friend to hundreds of fellow bowlers. Eddie became a sanctioned member as a Junior bowler, in California, in 1982. Since moving to Spokane, Eddie has recorded 29 certified 300 games (75 overall) and 16 3-game series of 800 or higher. Two of those totaled 898 which are both Association and State records. His high 4-game series is 1174 also State and City records. His high recorded average in Spokane is 239.
As a proprietor/manager, Eddie still finds time to participate in competition. He has competed and won titles in several Association tournaments. He has also bowled in 11 State Open Championships and 6 National Opens. As a PBA member, Eddie has won the Southern California PBA Regional Championship prior to moving to Spokane. Eddie has been active as a RVP Junior Coach for 18 years and is well known for sharing his expertise as a ball fitter and instructor.
Great job Eddie. We know your record will continue to grow and your fans will grow proportionately. Congratulations on your induction.
Respectively recommended to the SCUSBC Board of Directors for approval,
Vicki Frucci, Gary Friberg, Sandy Friberg
SCUSBC Hall of Fame Committee