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Gloria Gates

Pioneer Superior Performance
2005

Started bowling in 1973 and some of her international accomplishments are: highest stepladder match bowled in February of 1996 (289 against a 300) and a member of the Mixed Team National Record Holder for the 1994-95 Season (3 Women and 1 man) for highest team game and highest team score. National accomplishments are: 18th place Classic Division Doubles with Dawn Thorkildson in 1991 WIBC Tournament in Lansing Michigan; 1916 for a 6th place all events finish in the Classic Division of the 1993 WIBC Tournament in Tucson Arizona; 8th place Classic Division Doubles with Dawn Thorkildson in 1993 WIBC Tournament in Lansing Michigan; and 10th place with a 693 in the 1999 National 700 Club Tournament in Indianapolis, IN.  State accomplishments are: High actual Score in 2002 State 600 Club in Alexandria with a 648; Finished first in Minnesota Mixed Team Championship in 1993; Finished first in Actual and Handicap Team at Vilo Lanes in 1999 with a 3146/3169.  City accomplishments are: St. Paul Mixed Team Champions in 1989; St. Paul City Team Champion in 1994 and 1995; Metro 600 Club Actual Champion in 1996; St. Paul 600 Club Actual and Handicap Champion in 1996; St. Paul All Events Champion in 1996; St. Paul City Team Actual Champion in 1999; St. Paul City All Events Champion at Saxon in 2001; Arlene Eck Memorial Winner with 2081 in 2001 and St. Paul City All Events Handicap Champion in 2001.  Installed in the Minnesota WIBC Hall of Fame for Superior Performance in 2002.  Five times Ladies CBA Champion and LCBA Bowler of the Year in 1995-96.  Has bowled 3 300 Games, 1 299 game and 2 298 games.  High Score is 794 and High Average is 214 bowled in 1998-99 and again in 2001-02.  Gloria has bowled 78 700 Series in her lifetime.  She has had the highest average in the St. Paul Women’s Association 8 times and she has had the high game twice (once in 89-90 with a 298 game and then again in 01-02 with a 300 game).

Last Updated : Jan-01-2013