WILLIAM "Bill" SHUMWAY
- Superior Performance
Bill has been involved in bowling for over 42 years and has participated in the bowling industry as everything from a pin setter to a professional bowler on the PBA tour. He attended the University of Oregon on a bowling scholarship and was a member of the University bowling team under Lou Bellisimo, AMF Staff of Champions. He's been a member of the SNBA for the past 26 years, bowling in two to three leagues a year, he has earned many credits to his name, some of which include: three SNBA tournament team championships, five sanctioned 300 games (he rolled his first one at Bowl Aurora, Aurora, CO in 1974), and numerous 700 series, his highest a 797. He has averaged over 200 for the past 22 years. His highest on record is 218. On a personal level, probably his most notable achievement was while he was with the PBA, and with Las Vegas as his home base, he bowled a 300 game at the PBA Showboat Invitational on January 10, 1980. However, despite his own personal achievements, of which not all are listed here, his most rewarding experiences are those he has shared with the young bowlers of Southern Nevada. It all began at West Hill Lanes when he worked the desk and was a league coordinator and then on to Charleston Heights (Arizona Charlie's). During his employment at Arizona Charlie's in 1990, he became a certified YABA Instructor and worked as Youth Director and Instructor. Youth Membership doubled from 200 members to over 400 members in less than two years under his leadership. Eventually he came to Sam's Town where he is presently employed and works as League Coordinator and Tournament director. Through it all, Bill is most proud of the impact he feels he's had on the youth bowlers, instilling in them a respect for other bowlers and a love for the game.