2020-21 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Joe was a member of Bay Area Bowling Association for 25 years before a job transfer relocated him. His league and tournament participation continued in the Lansing area. Throughout his career, Joe has established himself as an accomplished bowler and has participated on the All Star team 14 times. Some of Joe’s additional accomplishments include averaging over 220 for many years. His award scores include: (40) 300 games and (18) 800 series with 842 being his highest series.
Joe has participated in many City Tournaments, State Tournaments, and National Tournaments with 10 City Tournament titles to his credit. He has also bowled in the local and national 700 Club Tournaments with a 2006 National 700 club title to add to his resume.
With all his years of participation in tournaments, Joe has many titles and achievements that include:
- National UAW Tournament, Team titles 1997, 1999, and 2003
- Michigan Majors Titles (3) 1994-1996
- Northern Michigan Majors Titles (10) 1990-1996
- Michigan Youth State Tournament Team Event 1986
- Michigan Majors Hall of Fame member 2010
- Northern Michigan Majors Bowler of the Year 1991, 1992, and 1994
- Northern Michigan Majors Director of the Year 1994
- Sportsman of the Year 1995
- 1988 Bay Lanes Invitational
For all of these accomplishments, we congratulate Joe on his induction into the
Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame for “Superior Performance”.
Ken has been an active bowler in Bay City for 27 years. We are sure that this induction will be very special for Ken as he joins his father, Richard, who was inducted in 2006. He has bowled on 8 All Star teams over his career and has many league championships under his belt.
Ken has many bowling accomplishments, which include averaging 200-219 and 220-229 numerous years, with 241 being his career high. To his credit he has (16) 300 games, (6) 298-299 games, (3) 800 series, and numerous 700-799 series. He has participated in (22) City Tournaments, (22) State Tournaments, and (20) 700 Club Tournaments with one title. Ken has also participated in the Northern Michigan Majors, Bay Lanes Invitational, Captain Sponsor, Monitor Match Play, and State Polish Tournaments.
For Ken’s dedication to and achievements in the game of bowling, We are pleased to welcome you into the Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame for “Superior Performance”.
Judy’s bowling career has spanned over 40 years. During that time she has enjoyed bowling with many family members and friends. Judy has participated in many local, state and national events. She has also competed on 19 senior All Star teams.
During her time on the lanes, she has maintained an average of 150-179 for 30 years and has averaged over 180 twice, with 183 being her highest average. Judy has rolled a high game of 289 and a high series of 727.
City Tournament participation spans over 10 years with two titles. In 2009 a Doubles Event Actual title with a 1210 score and in 2013 a Doubles Handicap title with a score of 1438. In 1986, Judy also won the Autumn Glow Mixed Doubles tournament in Traverse City. She has also competed in 10 State, 1 National, and 5 “600” Club Tournaments. Over the last 35 years, Judy has participated in many tournaments across the state including West Branch, Standish, Pinconning, Oscoda, and Alpena.
It is because of her dedication to the sport of bowling that we honor Judy and welcome her into the Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame for “Superior Performance”.
Dale Hofmeister, Jr.
Dale has been bowling in the Bay City area for 41 years. Throughout those years, Dale has many achievements including averaging 220-239 (18) times and 240 & over (10) times. His highest career average is 250 as he has held the Association high average award (12) times with a record of four years in a row (2011-2014). Also to his credit is (140) 300 games, and over (75) 800 Series with his highest series of 878. He has been a member of the All-Star team (26) times. Dale has participated in many City, State, and National Tournaments.
Dale has many accolades and titles to his credit which is a testament to his dedication and love of the sport. These include:
- 26 – City Tournament titles
- 13 – Northern Michigan Major titles
- 26 – Michigan Majors titles
- Michigan Majors Triple Crown winner: Match Play Champion 2015, Tournament of Champions 1996-1999-2004, Championship Tournament 1988
- Michigan Majors Hall of Fame – 2003
- Michigan Majors Bowler of the Year (4) times, 2000-2010-2012-2015
- 2010 USBC Open Champion – Team All-Events
- Bay County Sports Hall of Fame – 2017
Besides a National title, Dale’s most impressive accomplishments are with the Michigan Majors where he holds 24 career records. Just a few of these include all time career money leader, most tournament wins overall and in one season (5), most second place finishes (22), and most times on TV (21).
Dale currently serves on the Hall of Fame Board and is a director on the Bay Area board along with helping coach the youth leagues and High School teams. His induction today becomes a family affair as he will join his wife, Lisa and father-in-law, Melvin as a Hall of Fame member.
With all of these tremendous accomplishments, Dale we welcome and congratulate you on your induction into the Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame for “Superior Performance”.