York Dispatch Bowler of Week: Eddie Norris

  • Eddie Norris was recently elected to the York-Adams United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame.
  • The 65-year-old Freysville man was honored for his meritorious service.
  • One of his career highlights is winning the handicap all-events title in the county tournament.

Bowler: Eddie Norris, 65, of Freysville.

Eddie Norris

Latest bowling accomplishment: Elected to the York-Adams United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame for meritorious service. He will be inducted, along with the late Raymond Sneddon, on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Porters Fire Company.

I started bowling: At Springfield Lanes in 1973.

Bowler I learned the most from: Clase Heaps.

Part of my game I'm working on improving: Making my spares.

Best bowling advice I ever received: Don't underestimate the importance of concentration.

Most memorable bowling moments: Winning the handicap all-events title in the county tournament and rolling my first 700 series.

Most difficult part about bowling: Is keeping your composure and not getting upset when things aren't going your way.

Advice I would give someone just starting to bowl: Find someone who can help you with the fundamentals.

PBA bowler I enjoyed watching: Dave Soutar. I bowled in my first pro-am with him.

Future goal: Reach the 50-year milestone for competing in the national tournament. Right now, I have competed for 34 consecutive years.

Note: Suburban Bowlerama will play host to the 33rd annual York-Adams United States Bowling Congress Seniors Open Tournament on Feb. 4-5, Feb. 11-12 and Feb. 18-19. Bowlers can compete in four age divisions: Class A (ages 68 and older); Class B (62 to 67); Class C (55 to 61); and Class D (50 to 54) in singles and all-events. There is only one class in doubles and team events. Squad times are noon on Saturdays and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sundays. The entry fee is $20 per person, per event. The all-events category is optional and is $3 to enter.

Bowler of the Week is submitted by the York County Bowling Proprietors Association.