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This profile was last updated on 3/22/15  and contains information from public web pages.

Charter Member

Phone: (206) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  United States
Professional Bowlers Association LLC
719 Second Avenue Suite 701
Seattle , Washington 98104
United States

Company Description: The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) features the best bowlers in the world competing in National, Regional and Senior Tour events. The organization has more...   more

Employment History

  • Dallas Bowling Hall of Fame

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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EBPA, 22 Mar 2015 [cached]
PBA charter member Bill Lillard of Houston, Texas, broke one of the USBC Open Championships' most prestigious records Tuesday before a standing-room-only crowd of family, friends and fans at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, Texas.
Needing 106 pins in singles to become the all-time tournament pinfall leader, the 87-year-old Lillard threw a strike in the eighth frame to break the record of 123,770 pins held by the late USBC
Hampered by a slow recovery from a recent knee replacement, Lillard used an abbreviated approach and a 12-pound ball to shoot 422 in singles, 387 in doubles and 360 in team for a 1,169 all-events total, raising his career-record pinfall total to 124,087 pins. Lillard competed in his 68th consecutive USBC Open Championships, three shy of the participation
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.
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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.
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