AT THE TIME OF INDUCTION ON MAY 10, 2003 -- Class of 2003...
Ted Wooley first appeared on the Kokomo bowling scene as a junior bowler at Cedar Crest about 1974. He quickly became one of our top bowlers and was one of the premier bowlers in Kokomo in the late 1970's and early 1980's. He set the Kokomo series record in 1978. He was an active participant in tournaments and won a number of championships. After being inactive for several years, Ted has come back with a bang. He has captured many recent City Tournament titles and has rolled several 300 games at the Hoinke Tournament in Cincinnati.
In the mid-1980's, he served as KBA director for three years and was a member of the Kokomo Bowling Council. Ted was the proprietor of Cedar Crest Lanes from 1984-1990 and a member of BPAA and Indiana Bowling Proprietors during that period.
Ted was the YABA coordinator and coordinator of the Kids Over Fifty-Five (KOFF) Senior Club at Cedar Crest for seven years. For six seasons, he was league secretary (1977-1981, 1998).
Game - 300 (7 Sanctioned)
Series - 790
Average - 222 in 2000-01 season
MAJOR BOWLING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
CITY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES:
- 1981 Team actual (2986) w/Fletcher's Steak House
- 1989 Team actual (3166)* w/Ed's Pro Shop #1
- 1999 Doubles actual (1368) w/Ron Harding
- 1999 Doubles handicap (1454) w/Ron Harding
- 2000 Doubles handicap (1528) w/Ron Harding
- 2000 Team actual (3450)* w/Cedar Crest Lanes (Ted rolled a 774 series)
- 1999 All-events handicap (2253)
- 2000 Team handicap (3528)* w/Cedar Crest Lanes
- 2000 All-events actual (2176)*
- 2000 All-events handicap (2329)*
- 2001 Team actual (3405) w/Lost Survivors
- 2001 Team handicap (3405) w/Lost Survivors
- 2002 Doubles actual (1436) w/Ron Harding
- 2002 Doubles handicap (1484) w/Ron Harding
- 2003 Doubles actual (1223) w/Ron Harding
(* Indicates Scoring Record)
- Shot city record series of 790 on December 28, 1978
- Rolled over 70 700 series including 2-790's, 776, 775, 774, 773, 771 and 763
- Ted scored 13 series over 700 in 1999-2000 season
- This 2002-03 season, his 700 series include: 772, 734, 717, 713, 705, and 703.
- Rolled eight 300 games:
- November 1979 in Lincoln, Illinois (not-sanctioned)
- November 5, 1998, at Don Lowry Lanes
- November 7, 1999, at Cedar Crest
- October 28, 2000 at the Hoinke Tournament, Cincinnati, Ohio
- January 25, 2001, at Don Lowry Lanes
- November 15, 2001, Ted rolled two 300 games within an hour at the Hoinke Tournament.
- March 8, 2002, at Don Lowry Lanes
- Rolled 299 game at Cedar Crest in November 1998
- Rolled 290 game at Cedar Crest in the 1998 City Mixed Doubles Tournament
- Rolled another 290 game starting with a gutter ball in the first frame
- Has a total of four 11-In-a-Row Awards
- Averaged at least 200 in eleven league seasons
- Averaged 209 in the 1978-79 season and again in the 1986-87 season
- Averaged 222 in 2000-2001 season and 220 in 2001-2002 season
- In a 1980 All Stars tournament, Ted forgot his equipment, pulled an AMF 3-dot off the rack, and led the tournament from start to finish.
- Finished in third place in the 1998 National Postal Federal Tournament in doubles
- In 1999, Ted won the Indiana Bowling Centers Association State Singles championship and $5000.
- Ted and son, Robbie, won Indiana State Championship in the Bowling Proprietors International Family Tournament and the right to go to the nationals conducted at Palmara Lanes in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 1999. They qualified in fourth place averaging 212 actual for 8 games including a 245 and 246 game (alternating frame Baker format). They tied Arizona in the title game at 234 although they were higher actual (217 to 204). That led to a playoff game, which Arizona won 234 to 204. Robbie won a $2000 scholarship for his efforts.
- Ted rolled 723 in singles and 1923 in all-events at 2000 State Tournament in Mishawaka
- Rolled 715 in doubles and 1915 all-events in 2000 Louisville Derby
- Participated in several ABC Tournaments
- Member of the Indiana All Stars (1977-1981, 1983-1984) and won 8 championships and 5 second place finishes
- Member of the Midwest Bowlers Association from 1978-1980 and had one 2nd place finish
- Member of the Professional Bowlers Tour from 1980-1982