ROBB L. MARRIOTT
- Meritorious Service
He came here from Princeton, IL when his family moved here in 1933. His father worked at the Dam, and Robb went to Las Vegas Grammar School. His first exposure to bowling, was to the game of Duck Pins at the Railroad Pass Casino. He was working at the Dam in the summer of 1941 and they would frequently stop at the pass to cool off both going to and coming from the dam. The following summer while working at the Basic Magnesium Plant Site, he would frequent the eight lane bowling alley at the Basic Townsite. After the war, he began working for Staufer Chemical Co., got married, and moved to the Basic Townsite. During the next fifteen years or so, they both became very involved in bowling and in 1948, he joined the ABC through the Boulder City Association. When the Staufer league moved from Boulder City to Las Vegas, he became a member of the Las Vegas Bowling Association which became the Southern Nevada Bowling Association in 1959, and he's been a member ever since. When the bowling center was built in Henderson, he and his wife were instrumental in establishing leagues by working part-time as desk help, league coordinators and providing a league service. When he moved to Las Vegas he began a small business on South Fifth Street just a few blocks from the old Las Vegas Bowl. He became involved in youth bowling as an instructor. In 1964, he went to work at West Hill Lanes, and in 1968, he went to work at Charleston Heights Bowl. In 1972, he left there and went to work at the Sands Hotel where he retired. During this time, he continued to bowl in several leagues in at what were then, the three major centers; Charleston Heights Bowl, West Hill Lanes, and the Showboat. After he retired from the Sands, he joined the SNBA Board of Directors. During his ten years plus with the Board, he became a Vice President and was very active in all the Association activities. He has been actively involved in bowling in some productive way for well over fifty years, the least of which includes his bowling ability. He carried an average of 200 for two years when the pins were Maple and the wood lanes were dressed with lacquer; the balls were hard rubber or plastic, and hand written score sheets were the rule of the day. He has several series in the 700's including a 721 series he bowled at Charleston Heights bowling in the first SUMMA Bowling Tournament. Although he has never shot a 300 game or an 800 series he has several 279's a 280, 288 and a 296 11 In-A-Row Plaque.