"One of the Best"
Ohio State USBC 1993 - Superior Performance
Amateur - James C. Schroeder
James C. Schroeder, a member of the
Putnam County Bowling Association for
more than 25 years, didn’t spend all
his time on the farm.
Among his records are a 279 Triplicate
rolled in 1965, as well as his all-time
high series of 837. He has three 300
games to his credit. He gained his
all-time high average of 211 in 1961.
He holds many area championships,
including a doubles championship in
Lima in 1958 as well as a singles
championship in Lima in 1960. He
also won the 1962 Toledo’s singles
crown. Putnam County tournaments were
good for Jim as he holds the singles
championship in 1963, 1967, 1968, 1970
and 1974, as well as the doubles crown
in 1975. He was especially hot in 1968,
when he won singles, doubles, team and
all-events crowns. In regional and
state championships, he holds the crown
for the 1959-60 Ohio Match Game, the
1962 and in 1965, the Ohio All-Events.
On the national level, he was first
team All-Events in 1961, tied for
second in All-Events in 1963, and held
a 192 average for 33 years in the ABC
Championship Tournament, a 201 Masters
average for 12 games. A member of the
FIQ team in 1963, he and Bus Oswalt
were first in doubles, and he was also
first in the 8-man team event, and
fifth in all-events. He holds a career
195 average for 230 games in the BPAA
All Star, and a 204 average for 24
games in the World’s invitational.
Jim has been a member of the Toledo
Bowling Association Hall of Fame since
1973, the Lima Bowling Association Hall
of Fame since 1975 and the Putnam County
Hall of Fame since 1976.