Barbara D. Blevins was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She and her husband Wayne are long time residents of Aberdeen. Maryland where they have raised two sons, Scott and Wayne, Jr.
Aside from her role as wife, mother and a career in real estate Barbara has honed herself into a high achiever in the game of American Tenpins and is among the elite of Harford County Women's Bowling Association high average bowlers.
Barbara began bowling tenpins in 1972. Somewhere along the line her past time and leisure sport became a passion. She studied the game, learned about equipment and practiced, practiced, practiced. In the last ten ears alone.
Barbara has increased her average by more than 25 pins, ending the 1996-97 season with a WIBC average in the Bauguess Ladies League at Bel Air Bowl of 199 and an ABC average of 203 in the summer Forest Hill Lanes league known as the Wednesday Night Scratch.
The perfect game has so far eluded Barbara. Her career high game is 299. Her series high is a 762 and 700 sets number 15 as of January,
Tournaments bring out the real competitor in Barbara as she has participated in National, State and Local events and usually places in each endeavor.
Her State and Local titles include:
1 Maryland State Championship Singles title
2 Maryland State Presidents Award (High tournament series)
2 Maryland State 600 Club titles
I Harford County WBA Championship Scratch Singles title
1 Harford County WBA Championship Handicap Doubles title
5 Harford County WBA Championship Scratch Doubles title
I Harford County WBA Championship Handicap Team title
1 Harford County WBA Championship Scratch Team title
1 Harford County WBA Challenge of Champions Team title
5 Cecil-Harford Counties BAI Harford County WBA Mixed
Team Championship titles
Cecil-Harford YABA Adult Valentines Scotch Doubls titleHarford Lanes Invitational Singles title
Harford Lanes High Roller Singles title
Barbara has gained much from the sport, and she has also given back. She served on the Harford County WBA Board of Directors from 1983 through 1985, and was the Harford County WBA 600 Club Secretary for four years.
Though she never went through the formalities to become a "Certified Youth Coach", Barbara has spent many Saturdays at Harford Lanes ensuring the future of our sport by coaching our youth howlers. Her knowledge, ability, positive altitude and winning smile has set a fine example to encourage youth and adults alike to strive to do their best.
It is with honor that the Harford County Women's Bowling Association selects Barbara D. Blevins as an inductee into the Superior Performance category of the Harford County Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame.