Cecil Harford USBC Association
1016 Young Ave
Bel Air Md, 21014-1870
Association # 86494
Alfred Bucchi was setting up pins in a bowling alley in Havre de Grace when he was a teenager. Mostly duckpins. His participation in leagues was in duck pins, where he averaged around 100.
He made the transition to ten pin leagues in the mid fifties. He started at Aberdeen Proving Ground in the basement of building 305, where they had four lanes. The first year he bowled he won second high average with 179. After that he took high league average at APG each year through the sixties with 180 and above.
League team championships, league high averages, high game and high series are too numerous to list here.
His first 700 series a 720, came in March 1969. He continued to have one 700 each year, and sometimes have 2 a year, through 1987. His highest was 770 in 1985. He reached his highest average of 200 in the 1991-92 season. Although he never rolled 300 he had many shots at it. He rolled many 279 and above games, along with three 298 games.
1973-74 was a big season for Al. He won the Maryland State All- Events, plus the Doubles Event, and represented Maryland in the Masters Tournament that year in Indianapolis. His 298 game in this season was high in the Cecil-Harford Association.
He was on several Harford Lanes teams as they won Championships in the local tournaments, and he finished in the lop ten in the individual events many times. He was also on the Maryland State Team Scratch winner in 1971 and placed many times in the tournaments.
He was the winner of the first Harford Lanes Senior Tournament. In 1959 he went to his first ABC National Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri and in 1993 was presented with a 30year Participation Plaque in Tulsa. Oklahoma. After a year's layoff the 1993-94 season for extensive back surgery he has come back to averaging in the 180's.
For his outstanding achievements in the game of American Ten Pins, the Cecil-Harford Counties Bowling Association is pleased lo induct Alfred Bucchi into its Hall of Fame.