Cecil Harford USBC Association
1016 Young Ave
Bel Air Md, 21014-1870
Association # 86494
William (Bill) R. Barlow was born on May 17, 1973 in Havre de Grace, MD to Mick and Sue Barlow. Bill grew up in Harford County and he continues to call it his home. He is married to Jenn Barlow and has 4 children: Brandon, Jonathon, Alexis and Lucas.
Bill stal1ed officially bowling at 4 years old at Bel Air Bowl despite what the coaches had to say. He was coached by the best: Mick Barlow, Carl Barlow, Bob Chrysler, Kevin Rutherford, etc. Or should it be said that they tried to coach Bill because he had his own idea about how it should be done. Mark Roth was Bill's idol and it showed when he threw the ball.
Bill continued to bowl in the Youth Leagues until he was sixteen. From there he joined the Bob Thomas Memorial League at Bel Air Bowl. He had to be voted in because of his age. There were bowlers who were skeptical of his ability, but they voted him in anyway.
The skeptics soon learned that they had not made a mistake since he average was better the most. Bill continued to improve as a bowler by practicing as much as possible.
Bill has bowled in numerous leagues and tournaments and his average is always 200 plus. Bill has sixty seven 300 games and a high series of 858. Bill bowled his first 700 set at age 15 in the Lions Club Tournament at Bel Air Bowl and his first 300 soon followed. He is currently a member of the PBA and has been since 200 I and is on Brunswick Pro Regional Staff since 2012. Bill has 3 regional titles and numerous top 4 finishes in the East and South Regions. He bowled his first National PBA 300 game in 2004 at the Tour Trial in Indiana.
Bill's other interest is ........guess what, bowling. Actually it is family and watching his children grow from children to young adults. He is now coaching them as they pursue their interest in bowling at Harford Lanes and Forest Hill. He now knows what his coaches went through when trying to help and encourage him. Bill is currently bowling on Tuesday night (with his oldest son) and Bill is averaging 237 in this league.
Bowling accomplishments are:
USBC Merit Award: 2005-2006 averaging 228
Cecil Harford USBC Championship Titles: 5 -Team Scratch: 1995, 1999, 2006, 2013 I -Singles Scratch: 2003
Greater Baltimore USBC Championship Titles: 2-Team Scratch: 2000,2007 1-Team Handicap: 2007 I -All Events Scratch
Maryland State USBC Championship Titles: 2 -Doubles Scratch: 200 1,2006 4 -Team Scratch: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2012 I -All Events Scratch: 2009 I -Team Handicap: 2012
700 Club Titles: 14 -Single Titles 2 -Tournament of Champions Titles
2 -Annual Jerry Dawson Memorial Tournament Titles
Summer Tour 2000: Baltimore Champions and also Baltimore/Washington Champions with wife Jenn.
300 games: 67 800 series: 30 299 games: 12 700 series: Too many to count.
The Cecil Harford USBC Bowling Association is proud to induct William Barlow to their Hall of Fame in the categories of Superior Performance.