Cecil Harford USBC Association
1016 Young Ave
Bel Air Md, 21014-1870
Association # 86494
Robert B (Bob) Marshall III was born in a small town in Port Deposit Maryland known as Battle Swamp on August 12, 1935. Hc is currently the owner of Harford Lanes though he leaves the management to his son. He is an avid bowler and golfer and still participates in many leagues and tournaments in the association.
Bob didn't know what bowling was until he finished high school and averaged in the 120's in his first season at the Community Bowling Lanes in Elkton. In the early , Bob along with Joe Ciufo and Tony Moscato, were looking to build a bowling center in Havrc de Grace. At the same time, Ideal Lanes in Aberdesrn were for sale. Bob, Joe, and Tony purchased the lanes on July 19, 1963 and renamed it Harford Lanes.
Bob's bowling career has spanned four decades. He has participated in 26 consecutive ABC National tournaments with a lifetime average over 190. He and his partner placed 6th in the doubles in 1962 and he finished 8th in the singles in 1970 as well as making it to the match play in the 1968 Masters. He has been on the championship team in the Maryland State tournament four times and has a singles and doubles title to his credit. He has been on the championship team in the Cecil-Harford Association tournament seven times with three single, two double and 1 all-events title . He has won three BPAA All-Star local qualifiers (now known as the US Open) and participated in five national All-Stars. He was a bowler in the Eastern US Bowling Association and the Showcases before the PBA was started. He became a PBA member and finished in the top 24 in Long Island in the 1970's. Last year, Bob finished second in the State Team USA qualifier and fifth in the Regional qualifier.
Bob bowled his first 300 game in a PBA regional on August 1, 1976 and his second and last so far on October 3, 1980 in the Bi11 Snavely Scratch league. He has four 299's to his credit, two 298's and well over 100 700 sets, with a high set of 784.
Bob is well known in the Association for his work through Harford Lanes as well. As owner and manager though the years, Bob has become well loved by the family of bowlers at the center. He is well respected by everyone and is always surrounded by friends when he enters the building.
Therefore, in recognition of his outstanding achievements as listed above in the sport of American Tenpins, the Cecil-Harford Counties Bowling Association is proud and honored to induct Robert B. Marshall III into its Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category.