Cecil Harford USBC Association
1016 Young Ave
Bel Air Md, 21014-1870
Association # 86494
James E Barnard ( Eddie) was born in Keyser, West Virginia on November 7, 1948. He moved to Maryland in 1955 and grew up in Hickory. He graduated from Bel Air High School in 1966. After serving in the Navy for 4 years he returned and worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground. In 2005 he retired after 35 years of service as a High Explosive Tech.
Eddie is married to Nance and tonight (Feb 16 th) celebrate 34 years of marriage. They have two sons Jason and Adam. Jason lives in Florida with their only grandchild Zaida. Adam resides in Havre de Grace with his fiancé, Megan.
Eddie’s first love was softball and that’s where you could always find him, playing shortstop on the softball field. He played in two or three leagues a week at the Marylander and in many tournaments for 35 years. He takes pride in being told, by his fellow players, that he was one of the best shortstops they had ever seen.
8 years ago he started playing on a Senior 50 and over travel team with longtime friend, Jim Cassady. Together they won three World titles. Eddie was selected to the All World team one year.
Another one of his loves is golf. Although he has never won anything, he is still competitive. In retirement he plays as often as he can. Eddie has always been sports minded and still is to this day.
It wasn’t until he met Nance that he began bowling. After marrying in 1974, they joined the Sunday Night Early League at Harford Lanes. They bowled together for a couple of years. Eddie also bowled on the Monday Night League and the Friday Night Scratch League for many years.
Eddie’s first 700 (701) came soon after he started bowling. He immediately became a member of the Cecil-Harford 700 Club and started bowling in tournaments. Eddie is the only person, ever, to win an open singles 700 Club tournament in each of the five commercial houses in the Cecil-Harford Association. (Harford Lanes, Bel Air Bowl, Forest Hill Lanes, Elk Lanes and Edgewood Fairlanes).
Bowling 34 years as a sanctioned member Eddie posts hi game of 300, highest book average of 209 and in a December 2007 Cecil Harford 700 Club Tournament recorded his high series score of 791.
Eddie has bowled in the Association and State tournaments many times with his wins coming from single entries and only carrying one ball. He has also bowled in 5 ABC National Tournaments.
His bowling accomplishments are:
Five Cecil – Harford 700 Club Open Singles titles
1992 Doubles scratch with Bob Marshall Sr. at Elk Lanes
1996 Doubles scratch with Mike Poist at Forest Hill Lanes
Doubles scratch with Jason Barnard (son) at Edgewood Fairlanes
1997 Team scratch with Dennis Wilson, Corey Marshall, Jason Barnard, and Kevin Lamb at Harford Lanes.
700 Club Member – Non member Doubles with Dave Bonsall
Other top finishes:
Cecil- Harford Team Scratch 2nd in 1994
3 rd in 1995
4 th in 1996
Maryland State Bowling Assoc. Easton, MD 1994 4 th Scratch All Events and 5 th Scratch Doubles
Maryland State Bowling Assoc. Frederick – 2003 2nd Scratch Doubles w/Adam Barnard (son) 1493 (lost by 4 pins)
Harford Invitational - 2 nd place in 1991, 3 rd in 1989 and 4 th in 1992 & 1996
ABC Awards include: Many 700’s, 1-300 game, 2–299 games
11 in a row – 290, Triplicate game, Dutch 200
For achievement in the sport of bowling, the Cecil Harford USBC Bowling Association is proud to induct James E Barnard into its Hall of Fame in the category of Superior Performance.