The Tonawandas USBC Association will induct five bowlers and the proprietor of Island Lanes into its Hall of Fame on Nov. 25 at Classics V on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
To be inducted for in the Outstanding Ability category area: Dan Eberl, Brad Hamilton, Gail Krywcum, Ken Pelletier and Ron Sutton. In addition, Art Mallwitz of Mallwitz's Island Lanes on Grand Island will be inducted for meritorious service.
Eberl has won 11 scratch and handicap City Tournament titles including the Tonawanda Grand Slam - Team, Doubles, Singles and All-Events.. Hamilton has three scratch City Tournamen titles and was the 2004 Tri-City Masters champion. Krywcum has b0wled for more than 25 years in the Tonawandas, averaging over 200 most of her career. Pelletier has won nine City Tournament Scratch Titles and has amassed more than 30 300 games and four 800 series. Sutton has more than 30 300 games and moe than 12 800 series including a high of 846. He also was a member of a three-man team that bowled a 2,313 which at the time was the third-highest scratch trio score in the nation.
The Mallwitz family has owned and operated Island Lanes for over 30 years. Art Mallwitz has been active as a member of the Bowling Proprietors Association and active in the BPA's support of youth bowling.
Mark Buffington was elected to a three-year term as president of the Tonawandas USBC Association, succeeding Bruce Harrison, who has served in the position for the last six years.