Chris began bowling in 1960 in Seattle, Washington in women’s day leagues and church leagues. In 1963 she moved to Overland Park, Kansas, resuming her former pattern of bowling in women’s day leagues and church leagues. She also worked in a bowling center. In 1965 she moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where she started working with Banty Bantams and became a certified coach in November of 1967.
Chris must have liked working with the youth as she coached the juniors for more than 18 years. She was president of the Columbia Junior Bowling Association in 1968 and 1969, and Secretary/Treasurer from 1971 to 1974.
Among her many credits she was President of the Columbia Women’s Bowling Association from 1971 to 1975. Not only was she a 3-time state senior champion in three different divisions, but, she placed 3rd in the Nationals in Division “B”. She is a member of the South Carolina State 600 Club, a member of the 225 Club and a member of the Gold and Silver Club.
Most of us know her Best for the work she did with her husband, Jerry, as he ran our tournaments for so many years. In 1974 she helped him with the Southeastern Bowling Conference Tournament. She set and ran the (Columbia) City tournament when Jerry had surgery and did much of the Greater Columbia Bowling Association secretarial work for him. She worked side by side with Jerry through 14 of our SCSBA Tournaments, including the tough preliminary scheduling.
Chris is the first female to get an ABC Card in the Greater Columbia Bowling Association. She is very devoted to the game of bowling.
There is no person more deserving to be honored as an “Honorary Member” by the South Carolina State Bowling Association.