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Ottawa, Ohio Bowling Champions
Sylvania Electric Bowling Team
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Each member of the championship team was given a belt buckle. There was enamel inlay on the whole buckle. Time was not generous to this individual’s buckle. Most of the enamel is gone. There is a team trophy and individual trophies.
Individual Trophy Click plaque to view larger
No photos is available for the team trophy.
Jim Schroeder "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.

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