Cecil Harford USBC Association

1016 Young Ave

Bel Air Md, 21014-1870   

410-836-9297

Association # 86494

"Meritorious Service"

 

 

Lloyd Nelson McNutt was bonn in Baltimore City on October 29, 1938. He was the first of six childre11 born to Samuel Nelson and Mary Trellis Lloyd McNutt. In 1947, at nine years of age, Lloyd moved with his family to Bel Air, in Harford County. He has continued to live in Bel Air for almost fifty nine years.


Lloyd graduated from Bel Air High School in 1956, and enlisted in the Army in 1957. While in the army he was stationed in Germany, and was also selected to play for the Army National Band. He was a gifted slide trombone player, and received offers to play professionally while still in his early twenties.

In addition to being a talented musician, Lloyd excelled at almost anything he attempted. His natural ability, combined with devotion to practice, and fused by a passion for sports and competition, led him to awards, trophies, and records set in a number of activities.



Lloyd played semi pro football, won many dance contests with his first wife Nancy, set speed records for roller skating, and accumulated many trophies for pair dancing both on the roller rink and on the dance floor.

While Lloyd was a good, but not superior bowler, it was that sport that he would devote himself to over the span of five decades. Lloyd's love of bowling began over fifty-three years ago, in 1952, when at thirteen years of age, he started bowling and working part time as a pin- setter after school at the old Be1 Air Main Street Bowling Lanes. The lanes were located in the basement of the Red Fox Restaurant,which is now known as the Towers Restaurant. Lloyd joined his first league in 1952, when he bowled duck pins for the Pin- Boys Bowling Team.

 

He started regular league tenpin bowling at Be1 Air Bowl with the 1965-66 season, and later bowled at Forest Hill Lanes after the closing of the Be1 Air Bowl Lanes. In the aggregate, Lloyd participated in over 120 leagues sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress, averaging over three leagues per season during a continuous thirty-eight year period from 1965 thru 2003.

 

It was not unusual for Lloyd to bowl on five leagues and sub for three others in the same season. In addition to league bowling, Lloyd also participated in many County, State, Regional, and ABC tournaments. His first American Bowling Congress annual tournament was in 1973, which was held in Syracuse, NY.

 

He continued to bowl in this annual tournament for a total of thirty years. In a pre-tournament ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2003, Lloyd was presented with a special award and plaque from the American Bowling Congress to recognize his rare thirty year accomplishment. Lloyd not only loved to bowl; he was devoted to the promotion and preservation of the sport of bowling, to its rules, sense of fair play, and the rights of all bowlers.

 

Lloyd has been an active member of the Cecil-Harford Counties Bowling Association for almost thirty years. He was elected as a director in the 1970's, and he has held almost every position in the organization since then. Lloyd served as Director, Vice-President, and, in 1983 he was elected President of the CHCBA. Lloyd has assisted in the development of workable audit and budget procedures, revising the bylaws, and has served as the organization's budget committee chairman for over ten years. He was also instrumental in the establishment of insurance programs. Lloyd served on the elite inaugural Hall of Fame committee that created the award, and established the procedures and selection criteria still used today. In 1990. lie was selected as a life- member, and has continued his participation in CHCBA Board meetings and events as a life member.

Lloyd has worked for the same employer, Home Sales Company, for over thirty-two years, and is currently a vice-president.

He has been married to his wife Millie for twenty three years. He has one daughter, Michelle, with his first wife, Nancy. In addition to four brothers and sisters, Lloyd has nineteen nieces and nephews, and six great nieces and nephews. He was forced to give up league bowling in 2004 due to a knee injury.

 

For his dedication to the sport of bowling and many years of service, the Cecil-Harford Counties Bowling Association is proud to induct Lloyd N. McNutt into its Hall of Fame under the category of Meritorious Service.