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This profile was last updated on 12/1/07  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • Dallas Bowling Hall of Fame
  • Bowling Center Owner

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
Dallas Bowling Hall of Fame - Bill Lillard, 1 Dec 2007 [cached]
Bill Lillard Dallas Bowling Hall of Fame - Bill Lillard
Dallas Bowling Association Hall of Fame
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Bill Lillard - 1968
Bill on BabyNamer: Baby Names and Meanings [cached]
Bill Lillard Member of the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame (see list of American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame)
Beacon Journal | 01/16/2006 | Celebrities' photos on Luigi's walls, 16 Jan 2006 [cached]
Bill Lillard -- PBA charter member.American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame member.Eight-time U.S. Bowling Congress Open Championship title winner.
Hamish Menzies -- 1950s singer-songwriter on Decca Records.
Potomac News Online | Pluhowsky claims Queens title, 24 June 2006 [cached]
In voting by the members of the Southern Bowling Writers Association, Bill Lillard of Houston, Texas, was selected the recipient of the inaugural Dick Weber Distinguished Service Award.
Lillard has distinguished himself through performance, service, promotion and dedication to the sport of bowling for more than a half century.
As a bowling center owner for more than four decades, he has been very active in local and state proprietors and association projects and promotions throughout his career.He currently owns Copperfield ands Palace Lanes in Houston, Texas.
Lillard made bowling history in 1956 when he became the first man to win four titles in one American Bowling Congress tournament.Lillard also won the 1955 and 1956 Bowling Proprietors Association of America All-Star tournament.He was voted the Bowling Writers Association of America Bowler of the Year in 1956 and he earned Bowling Magazine's recognition for first-team All-American in 1956 and 1957.Lillard was a charter member of the Professional Bowlers Association that was formed in 1958.During his career, Lillard has won eight ABC Championship Tournament titles between 1955 and 1971.
Now 78, Lillard continues to prove he can still roll with the best of them.This year, he rolled an 1810 for the 9-game USBC Open Championships and passed his friend and former teammate Dick Weber to claim second place on the career pinfall leaderboard with 108,888 pins for 59 events.His ABC/USBC Championship 59 year tournament average is 201.
Lillard was the first bowler inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1972.That same year, he was also inducted into the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame.In 1979, he was inducted into the Texas State Bowling Association Hall of Fame.
Texas Best Sports |, 7 Jan 2011 [cached]
Bill Lillard American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, 1972.
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