2023-24 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
If you are someone who has not heard of Jeff Storrs, Eastland Pro Shop or Jeff’s Pro Shop then you must not be from the Bay County Area. Jeff started Eastland Pro Shop in 1986, which in 1995 became Jeff’s Pro Shop. Jeff’s business has operated at Eastland Lanes, Washington Lanes, Bay Lanes, Valley Lanes, and at the current location Monitor Lanes. This is a major accomplishment to be able to adjust as a business owner/operator while raising a family, having another full-time job and sometimes operating shops at multiple locations. This business has sponsored many teams and leagues over the years. Through his business, Jeff has donated equipment to high school and youth bowling as well as trophies/plaques/awards to various BCBA events.
Enough of about Jeff’s Pro Shop business, let’s get personal. There is not much that Jeff Storrs has not done on a personal level in bowling. Jeff has accomplished just about every achievement at every level. Here is a small list of his personal achievements.
- Shot 300 in local league bowling (Bay City and Saginaw), Bay City Bowling City Tournament, State of Michigan State Tournament (Flint 2003 Singles and Team Events), ABC/USBC National tournament (Reno 2001). For some people shooting 300 once at any level is an accomplishment of a lifetime but to be able to do it at every level is such an amazing accomplishment.
- He has various 800s.
- Six Bay Area USBC/ABC All Star teams
- Has over a 200 Lifetime average in ABC/USBC National Tournaments, over 15 national tournaments
- PBA Headquarters Region Resident Pro Champion in 1984
- Qualified for PBA National Resident Pro Championship 3 times
- 1 Michigan Major Title
- Won several league championships, several league high average and various other local awards as bowler of the week, clean series just to name a few
In the 1990s Jeff was a member of the 1st “Super Team”, dubbed by the Bay City Times. This team comprised of other Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame members, Chuck Bork, Dale Hofmeister Jr, Joe Manor, Randy Podleski and Scotty Weston.
So as you can see Jeff has done a lot personally and through his business to leave his mark on the Bay City Bowling community. Jeff continues to bowl in Bay City leagues and various tournament. I believe the list of his accomplishments and service to the bowlers will continue for many, many more years. Please help welcome a very well deserving individual, Jeff – Jeffrey Storrs to the Class of 2023 Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame.
Marion "Tom" Jane
Tom’s first bowling experience was going to the old Alert Lanes and keeping score for his parents. It was good, quality family time. Both his parents bowled, so all three kids bowled. Bowling was fun and spending time with friends in grade school and high school, Tom tried his best but winning was not the priority.
His first big bowling career leap was in college. During his sophomore year, Tom started bowling with the University of Michigan bowling club at Colonial Lanes. At this point he learned how to bowl fingertip. College bowling competition was all scratch/actual bowling. Each week he would have to tryout to see who would make the travel team to compete on the weekend. Traveling from university to university or to neutral sites for matches during the Michigan Intercollegiate Bowling Conference lead him to learn so much and meet so many great people from Michigan’s bowling team as well as other universities and colleges. Tom has many college stories about being an underdog, bowling against future pros, always being ready, road trips, putting in left handers to pick up washouts from right handers, drinking and women/dating.
Once Tom graduated with his MBA from the University of Notre Dame, he moved back to Bay City. While back in Bay City and before marriage and family, he would normally bowling in 5 or 6 leagues a week. First shift, second shift, midnight starts or double shifts, it didn’t matter. He bowled or subbed in them all, meeting so many people during this time making many life-long friends.
All three of his children bowled in youth leagues and have competed in high school bowling for Bay City Central. Currently, Tom bowls in a mix league at Alert Lanes with son (Keagan Ropp), sister (Laurie Gies), brother-in-law (Paul Gies) and friends. He prefers watching his children bowl and try to help their game then worry about his own game.
Tom has plenty of personal accomplishments/achievements and service to the Bay City Bowling Association.
- 12 sanctioned 300 games, more if included pot bowling and practice, lol.
- 3 sanctioned 800 series.
- 3 Years Collegiate bowling for the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.
- 2 national tournaments, Las Vegas and Baton Rouge, cashed in both.
- Numerous State of Michigan tournaments, best was 2nd place team actual and 5th place hdcp.
- Averaged over 210 for 20+ years with high of 221.
- Win Captain Sponsor tournament at Washington lanes.
- Member of the Miller Lite Six Man Team Tournament, Thunder Bowl Lanes, Alpena.
- League officer for at least 20 years.
- Have been a member of winning team on the most competitive leagues in Bay City.
- Treasurer of Bay City ABC Bowling Association.
- Member, President and Chairman of Bay City Hall of Fame.
- Helped in the nomination/application process of 20+ current Hall of Fame members.
- Board member of Bay City ABC Bowling Association and helped with the merger of the Men’s and Women’s association.
- Officer of 700 Club for numerous years.
- Clean Series and Bowler of the Week awards multiple times.
- Help with Bay City Central Boys and Girls High School bowling as needed.
For all his contributions and achievements, we would like to welcome Marion Thomas Jane, Tom, to the Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame Class of 2023.
Why does Sherri Brown love bowling?
- Everyone can do it and try to compete. She loves the sport of bowling because it is a sport that everyone can do from a very young age and through their adult years. No matter how good or bad, everyone can still try and compete while still having fun.
- Sherri a very competitive person but the most rewarding part of bowling would be being able to bowl with family. At the age of 5 her parents, Glenn Sr and Judy McQuarter, introduced Glenn Jr, brother, and Sherri to the game of bowling. They have bowled together as a family ever since. There is a huge void with the passing of her dad, but every time they bowl they are reminded of him and the time spent together bowling in leagues, tournaments and just for fun.
- The bowling journey has not only been about the competition or the family but it is about the people met along the way and will continue to meet. Some of her closest friends were met through the sport of bowling and she couldn’t imagine not having them in her life.
During her career as a bowler, Sherri has accomplished many awards and achievements. Here are some to just name a few:
- Started bowling at the age of 5 years old.
- Became a Bay Area USBC member in 1997.
- High City Female average, 219, in 2009
- Won Bay City Women’s City Tournament Doubles event with her mother, Judy.
- Won the Bay City Times Mixed Tournament with her dad, Glenn Sr.
- Bowled for Saginaw Valley State University at the same time as her brother, Glenn Jr.
- Coaching Bay City Western Girls High School Varsity Bowling.
- Highest Game – 300
- Has been a member of the Bay Area USBC All Star team.
- Participated in numerous Women’s State tournaments.
- Participated in numerous Women’s National tournaments.
- Participated in numerous Michigan Queens tournaments.
- Participated in two Regional LPBA tournaments.
- Participated in the National Queens tournament.
- Being inducted to the Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame like her mother, Judy McQuarter.
Now days Sherri enjoys bowling with her husband Sam Brown, daughter, Tiffany Buda, son-in-law, Travis Buda, and hopefully someday her grandchildren Marleigh and Jaxon Buda. Please help welcome a very deserving individual, Sherri Brown, to the Class of 2023 Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame.