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Area bowlers inducted into Hall of Fame

By Murray Gleffe


GREEN BAY—The Green Bay Area USBC honored Mark Simonet, Bill Kinney, Jim Whiting, Jr., Jean Cleary and Tammy Thyes into the 2019-20 Hall of Fame in a banquet and awards program held Nov. 1 at the Riverside Ballroom.

“I had the opportunity to compete with some of the individuals (Mark, Bill and Jim) as team-mates and as opponents,” said Jon Lundquist.  “It’s better having them on your team than bowling against them. It’s a well-deserved honor to see these bowlers enter the Green Bay Area USBC Hall of Fame for 2019. These guys are great bowlers but even better friends. I had the honor of working with Tammy on the Green Bay Area USBC Board of Directors and have gained so much knowledge sitting on the committees with her.”

Below is a list of major accomplishments which all have achieved during their lifetime.

Mark Simonet (Superior Performance)

-395 career series of 700+, with 17 series of 800+ including Western House record 879 (300-279-300) which was Assn. record when bowled (Western Golfers, 12/11/00), his career high.

-27 career 300 games, 9 career 299’s, 1 career 298.

-Won 2016-17 Wisconsin State Tournament scratch doubles championship with Randy Wilde.

-High average 240 for 90 games, 2005-06 season, Riviera 973.

-36 times in Top 50 Average list categories.

Bill Kinney (Superior Performance)

-278 career series of 700+, with 5 series of 800+, 15 career 300 games, 4 career 299’s, and 3 career 298’s.

-Won 2010-11 Green Bay Major Championship (Chaser’s Bar).

-1998-99 3rd highest average in Green Bay Majors at 221.84.

-11 times in Top 50 Average list categories.

-High Average twice of 229 (1997-98, 90 games, Village Hustlers and 2007-08, 51 games, Village Bucks and Does.

-2013-14 3 Man Classic League Championship (Chaser’s Bar).

Jim Whiting Jr. (Superior Performance)

-288 career series of 700+, with 6 series of 800+, 19 career 300 games, 7 career 299’s and 2 career 298’s.

-35 times in Top 50 Average list categories.

-High average of 241 (2005-06, 42 games, Ashwaubenon Party Animals).

Jean Cleary (Superior Performance)

-302 career series of 600+ with a high of 751 (3/2/04, Village Vamps).

-300 game on 2/7/05 in the Village Swingers, and a 297 game 1985-86 season.

-50 times has averaged 180+, with 15 of those 190+, and high of 207 on 24 games in the Village Swingers 2004-05 season.

Tammy Thyes (Meritorious Service)

-25 years served on Board of Directors and has served as Youth Association Manager.

-Tournament Director for Women’s City Tournament, Youth City Tournament, Youth Invitational.

-Volunteered for Masters, Singles and Baker Doubles, Team Championships, 600 Club, Wisconsin Open Championship, Women’s State, National tournaments held in Green Bay.

-Coached 20+ years for youth bowling programs at Western and Ashwaubenon.

-League secretary for Village Bucks and Does, Ashwaubenon Party Animals, and past President of Willow Creek Bellevue Stickers.

-Bowled a 300 game on 1/17/94.


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