Cecil Harford USBC Association

1016 Young Ave

Bel Air Md, 21014-1870   


Association # 86494

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"Superior Performance"





Elly was born on March 22, 1959 in Havre De Grace, Maryland. And yes, contrary to popular belief, she is the oldest!!! \
Her parents are, the late Cal Ripken, Sr., and Violet Ripken. She has three brothers, Cal Jr., Fred and Bill.
Elly grew up in Aberdeen, MD. She attended Aberdeen High School and graduated in 1977. Elly was an outstanding fast pitch softball player, playing during high school and continued playing fast pitch softball until retiring from the sport in 1997 in order to spend more time with her parents and to spend time with her husband playing golf. She states her bowling scores and golf scores are about the same.


Her main goal for 2001 is to decrease the golf score, but not the bowling scores. Elly works as the Accounting Manager for Oak Contracting Corporation in Towson, MD. She currently lives with her husband of 10 years, Jerome Heathcoat who is also an accomplished bowler (who happens to be green because his wife has an 800 set and he doesn't -yet).
Elly started bowling leagues at Edgewood Fair Lanes during the 1980-81 season. Her average was 150 in the Penguin Mixed league. She has certainly come a long way since 1980. Elly currently bowls in leagues at Harford Lanes and AMF Edgewood. She currently bowls a total of 4 nights a week. Her high average is a 204 and her high game is a 296. Elly has been a member of the HCWBA for twenty years. She has competed in the WlBC Nationals for the last 13 years. Elly continues to support local tournaments including the HCWBA 600 Club tournaments and the MD State 700 tournaments.
E11y's high series to date is an outstanding 805 series. She has rolled twenty one 700 series. She had the fourth HCWBA 700 set, rolled at Forest Hill Lanes in 1988 (702). She was on the team that set the record high scratch series in the HCWBA history. She won the Harford Lanes Invitational in 1995 also that year winning the High Rollers tournament. She again won the Harford Lanes Invitational in 1996. She placed 6th place in the Bowlers Journal, in Cedar Rapids in 1991.
Her many titles include:


Scratch Singles         1988/1999   HCWBA
Scratch Singles         1991/1992    HCWBA
Scratch Doubles       1998/1999   HCWBA
Scratch Doubles       1988/1989   HCWBA
Scratch Doubles       1987/1988   HCWBA
Handicap Doubles   1987/1988    HCWBA
Team Scratch            1988/1989    HCWBA
Team Scratch            1997/1998    HCWBA
Team Scratch            1996/1997    HCWBA
Team Scratch            1993/1994    HCWBA
Team Handicap        1998/1999    HCWBA
Team Handicap        1997/1998    HCWBA
Team Handicap        1988/1989   HCWBA



In recognition of her outstanding performance, it is an honor for the HCWBA to induct Elly Ripken into its Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category