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Bill Shaffalo

Bowling ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

Long before bowling became a big money professional sport on television, Bill Shaffalo was making Beaver County famous as a bowling hotbed. And what is most remarkable is the fact that he excelled in both tenpins and duckpins for nearly 50 years. Bill is a member of the National Duckpin Hall of Fame and the Aliquippa Sports Hall of Fame. He played with duckpin teams in the Greater Pittsburgh and Central Pittsburgh traveling leagues, and was a five time scoring champion in both leagues. Bill captured individual honors in Beaver County and Lawrence County leagues six times and was Greater Pittsburgh Champion in 1949. The Bowling Proprietors Association of Western Pennsylvania named him the Duckpin Bowler of the Year in 1953. In the 1955 National Duckpin Congress Tournament at Arlington, Virginia, he placed eighth. In tenpins, Bill won state singles and all events titles in 1950 and was a member of the team that won the state tenpin title. He had a lifetime tenpin scoring average of 190.