Cecil Harford USBC Association
1016 Young Ave
Bel Air Md, 21014-1870
Association # 86494
Marceil Grigdesby came to Aberdeen in 1959. She started bowling leagues at Harford Lanes ill 1961. She was a member of the Harford County Women's Bowling Association for 22 years. She had to give up bowling in J985 because of severe back problems. Marcy participated in 19 Local Championship Tournaments.
In 1964 her Harford Lanes team won the scratch title with 2516. In 1970 her Mid Towne Motel team won scratch with 2603. and handicap with 3038. And. in 1973. again with Harford Lanes. won the scratch event with 2593. She also placed 16 times in the individual categories.
In 1970 Marcy helped form the Local 600 Club and was the first president. She was also its first Singles Champion and cashed many times in their future tournaments. She was the scratch Singles Champion of the Local 500 Club ill 1978 and placed several times in their events.
Marcy's league accomplishments concern all categories. She was on many of the winning teams. She won numerous league high average. high game. and high series awards. She had 12 All Spare games several Triplicates. and made the "Big Four" and the "7-10" Splits. When the Harford County Invitational was bowled between Bel Air Bowl and Harford Lanes. Marcy placed sixth in 1970 and second ill 1972 and 1978.
The 1972-73 season was Marcy's big year. She rolled the first 700 series ever by a woman in Harford County, and it was only the fourth ever by a woman in all of Maryland. The series games were 215 -216 - 269, giving her the awards for the association highs for the season. In September she won the prestigious Maryland State Queens title.
Her career high average was 177 in the 1974-75 season, when only a handful of women were averaging in the 170's.
Marceil was a Director on the HCWBA Board for seven years and Treasurer for six years. She was also a Director on the Maryland State Board for six years. She coached Junior leagues at Harford Lanes for six years.
For her outstanding bowling achievements in the game of American Ten Pins we are proud to induct Marceil Grigdesby into the Harford County WBA Hall of Fame.