Cecil Harford USBC Association

1016 Young Ave

Bel Air Md, 21014-1870   


Association # 86494

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"Superior Performance"



Stephen R. Tarbert was born on May 28 th, 1963 to Ronald and Elizabeth Tarbert. He grew up in Jarrettsville, graduating from North Harford High School in 1981. Steve earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Boy Scout Troop 809 in Jarrettsville. After high school he attended Harford Community College and Towson State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education in 1986.


Steve married his high school best friend, Jackie, on October 22, 1988. The family grew to include son, Matthew in 1991 and daughter, Laura in 1995. Today they live in Bel Air, Maryland. Steve has shared his love of bowling with both of his children and they bowl in youth leagues and participate in youth tournaments. Steve and Jackie bowl in leagues and have participated in several tournaments.


Steve has worked for the Harford County Public School System for 20 years as an Instrumental Music Teacher, teaching Band and


 Strings at Hall’s Cross Roads, Forest Hill, North Harford, Magnolia, and Dublin Elementary Schools.


Steve began bowling shortly after graduating from college, asked by his soon to be mother-in-law to finish out the season in her mixed league. His goal for that first year was to reach a high mark of a 175 game. It wasn’t long until he had passed this goal and moved on to set other targets to improve his bowling. He soon became President of this league and was on his way to bowl in other leagues in a variety of venues.

Steve was a member of the PBA, bowling in the Eastern Region for three years. The highlight of his Bowling career was winning the BPAA Maryland Open and representing the State of Maryland in the 2005 US Open.


Steve has always enjoyed being a leader, serving fellow bowlers, and promoting the sport of bowling. He has served in the offices of President, Vice President and Secretary to many leagues. He is a current member of the CHUSBC Board of Directors and has performed the duties of Director, President, and currently Vice-President for a total of 13yrs. During this time, Steve has been on every Association committee. The association web site www.chusbc.org was first developed by Steve and he was its web master for the first 7 years. Steve has been the Tournament Director for the Cecil Harford 700 Club for the past 13 yrs. Steve was the CHUSBC director to the CHYABA for four years.


Steve represented the CHUSBC as a director in the Maryland State Bowling Association for 5 years. He developed the first Maryland State Bowling Association web page and served as its web master for 4yrs.

Matthew and Laura are among the many youth to have had received the calm and helpful words from Coach Steve. He has been acting as a youth coach at Harford Lanes since 1997. Steve helps young bowlers to regain their focus and “make good shots.”


Some of Steve’s best bowling memories are bowling with his family in leagues – with Jackie, Matt and Laura in the Harford Lanes Adult Youth 3’s and 4’s during the summer and bowling with his dad and brother, Richard in a summer triples league.


Some highlights of Steve's bowling career include :


High single season average: 224 in ‘01-‘02

Two 800 series, both 813 (one bowled in the CHUSBC Tournament at Elk Lanes)

Eleven 300 games (one bowled in the MSBA Tournament); two 299 games; one 298 game; ten 11 in-a-row games and well over two hundred 700 series

Bowled in 11 ABC National Tournaments with a lifetime average of 191, highest all-events score 1938.

After winning the Maryland State BPAA Open in 2005, represented the State of Maryland in the US Open.

2000 Maryland State Scratch Team Champion w/ Bob Evans, Richard McFadden, Jim Spicer and Mike Wheeler

HCWBA/CHCBA Mixed Scratch Team Champion w/ Valerie Marshall, Pam Jones and Alex Abraham

2005-2006 GBBA Scratch Team Champion w/ Bruce Hollen, Eddie Van Daniker, Pat McGainey, and Mike Wheeler – Score 3597

2005-2006 GBBA Handicap Doubles Champion w/ Mike Lastowski

2005 Dutchman Bolony Tournament Handicap Team Champion w/ John Vananzo, Joe Ciufo, Elly Ripken and Alex Abraham

2004 Suburban Bowlerama Sport Shot Singles Tournament Champion

CHCBA 700 Club Tournaments: Seven titles – 3 singles and 4 doubles

Lifetime Member


For his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of Ten Pin Bowling, we are proud to honor Steve Tarbert with induction into the Cecil Harford USBC Bowling Association Hall of Fame for Superior Performance.