Cecil Harford USBC Association
1016 Young Ave
Bel Air Md, 21014-1870
Association # 86494
Richard L McFadden Sr. was born in Edgewood, Maryland, June 3, 1947. He attended Edgewood High School, graduating in 1965. During High School he played varsity baseball for two years. After breaking his ribs in a game his football career was ended.
In 1967 he and Lonnie were married and raised two sons, Rich Jr. and Robbie.
With his competitive fires still burning after high school he got involved with slow-pitch softball at the Marylander. He played for many years traveling up and down the east coast to tournaments. During this time Rich developed a reputation as a go-to-guy. He wanted to be there with the game on the line.
During the summer of 1974 some of his friends needed a 150 average bowler to fill out the team. When asked, Richard said he thought he could do that. He finished that summer with a 167 average. The following winter he joined four leagues and ended with a 169 high average.
Continuing to improve each year at Fairlanes Edgewood and after averaging 180 during the 1979-80 season Richard took his game on the rood. Along with his team mates he joined the First Nighters League at Bel Air Bowl. He continued his mastery of the game and ended that season with a 184 average. The next season he was at 193, then to 195 in 1982.
The 1982 winter season was the next jump. This time it was to Harford Lanes and the Bill Snavely Scratch League. In February he threw his first of six 300 games and his first of 250 plus 700 series. He also averaged 203 that year and maintained a 200+ average ever since. Highest average of 220 was last year and his is averaging in excess of 230 this year.
Richard has been important member of many league champion teams over the years, but his greatest accomplishments have been when the money was on the line in tournament competition. He has competed in 18 CHCBA, 17 MSBA, 10 GBAA and 5 ABC National Championship Tournaments during the last 20 years. The following highlights his accomplishments.
MSBA Team Event Handicap 1978
Team Event Scratch 1986
Team Event Scratch 1989
Team Event Scratch 1990
Team Event Scratch 1991
Team Event Scratch 1993
Doubles Handicap 1988
CHCBA Team Event Scratch 1986
Singles Scratch 1986
All Events Scratch 1986
GBBA-Championship Titles Team Event Scratch 4
Doubles Scratch 3
Doubles Handicap 1
All Events Handicap 1
All Events Scratch 1
CHCBA 700 Club Doubles Titles 2
Harford Lanes Invitational 1
Country Club Marathon 1994
2 299 games 3 750+ series 40+ High series 793 All Metro Team 1987 3rd
Highest ABC 4 man team series
1990-1991 MSBA 2nd Highest Scratch Doubles score
GBBA Record Team Scratch Score
In addition to titles some other note worthy accomplishments:
chard has not only taken from the game. He has given back to the game as well. When his two sons got involved with youth bowling in 1976 Richard started coaching. He continued through 1983 including involvement with the Fairlanes Travel League. He served on the CHCBA Board of directors for three years, and was secretary of the Thursday Major Men’s League for seven years.
The one elusive accomplishment is an 800 series, however with his continuing exception performance it is only a matter of time.
It is with great respect that the Cecil-Harford Counties Bowling Association is honored to induct Richard L. McFadden, Sr. into its Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance Category.