Cecil Harford USBC Association
1016 Young Ave
Bel Air Md, 21014-1870
Association # 86494
Kevin Matthew Walker was born on January 10, 1980 to John and Debra Walker. He graduated from Havre de Grace High School in 1998. He has worked at Paramount Die Co. as a production worker for 10 years and has been with his girlfriend Nancee Strong for just over 11 years.
Kevin began bowling in the youth program at Harford Lanes in 1986 at the age of 6, with his friends Jimmy Cassady, Adam Barnard, Bryan Spies and Bryan Lindecamp. His end of year average was 58, with a high scratch game of 89 and a high scratch 2 game series of 166. He ended his Bantam career in the 88-89 season with an average of 116 with a high scratch game of 163. In Middle School he led the league with a high average of 184 with a high game of 258 and series of 620.
As a Jr bowler his most memorable accomplishments were an 11th place finish at the age of 9 on the Harford Jr Classic league(a singles league based on points), competing with all ages through high school. In 1991 he, along with teammates Bryan Lindecamp, Adam Barnard and Jimmy Cassady won the CH scratch team event with a score of 1890. He also won scratch singles and all events with a 502 and 1522 respectively. In 1992 he won the Maryland State high scratch series Prep with a 545 and in 1994 he finished second in the Jr Invitational tournament.
Kevin credits Mark Bowers as being his “bowling idol”. While his Mom was bowling on the Women’s scratch league on Friday night alongside of the Men’s scratch league, Kevin would sit behind Mark’s pair and watch him bowl every week.
Kevin joined adult leagues in the 95-96 season with a high book average of 210. His first title as adult an was in 1997 at Elk Lanes with Harford Pro Shop, led by Ed Davis along with Bob Phillabaum, Bill Williams Jr, and the late great Fred Spies. He bowled his first 800 in 1997 in the Snavely league, his first 300 in 1998 at Brookside Bowl in Delaware, but his most memorable moment had to be on January 19th, 2007 when along with teammates Tim Moor, Bryan Lindecamp, Rob Hunter and John Vananzo, collectively known as “Ray’s Boom Boom Room” started the 3rd game of the Snavely league with the first 42 strikes, a USBC record. It resulted in a 1399 team game, the highest in the USBC for the 06-07 season and at the time was the 4th highest game of all time.
In 2009 at Elk Lanes in the CH tournament Kevin bowled a 2236 nine game series to set the tournament scratch all events record, a record that still stands today.
In April of this year Kevin will compete in his 21st consecutive USBC National Tournament. He has a high finish of 78th place in Singles which included a 300 game and a 750 series in 2011 in Reno, Nevada.
The Cecil Harford USBC Bowling Association is proud to induct Kevin Walker to their Hall of Fame in the category of Superior Performance.
Cecil Harford USBC Bowling Association Titles
1997, 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2014 - Team Scratch
2013 Doubles Scratch – Bryan Lindecamp
2009 Singles Scratch
2009 All- Events Scratch – 2236 – CHUSBC Tournament Record
2013 All Events Scratch – 2182
Cecil Harford 700 Club Titles
Match Play Tournament
Over 75 doubles - Eddie Barnard
Over / Under 35 Doubles – Tim Moor
Over / Under 35 Doubles – Mike Lastowski
Maryland State USBC Association Titles
2013 Mixed Team
2005, 2007, 2014- Open Team Scratch
2009 Open Doubles Scratch – Tim Moor
Harford Lanes High Rollers Tournament
1999 and 2003
Walker Brothers Open Tournament
Valentines Scotch Doubles
2014 – Scratch / Handicap – Nancee Strong
Other Miscellaneous Awards/Stats/Records
CHUSBC High Scratch Team Game – 1399
CHUSBC High Scratch Team Series – 3777
CHUSBC Award of Merit –Average 234 / Series 817
2006-07 USBC Team High Game Award – 1399
42 strikes in a row – USBC Record – 5 man team
CHUSBC All Events Record – 2236
300 game at the USBC National Tournament – 2010 Reno
Three (3) 300 games in CHUSBC Local Tournament.
One (1) 800 series in CHUSBC Local Tournament – 2009
Two (2) 300 games in the MDUSBC State Tournaments
21 - 300 games / 10 - 800 series / 4 – 299 games / 12 eleven in a row