Richard Dodge began tenpin bowling in 1974 at age 10. As a youth bowler, he was among the area's best: His highest average was 196, with a high game of 265 and a 726 high series. He finished first two times and second once in the Vir-Mar-District 600 Club Tournament.Back to Hall of Fame
A partial listing of Rich's accomplishments:
- Ranked five times in the NCABA's Top 10, with a high finish of second (1986-87) and a high composite average of 218.
- Named to the Virginia State Bowling Association All-Star team with a 221 average.
- High sanctioned league average of 227.
- Two sanctioned 800 series (825 and 804).
- Four sanctioned 300 games in the same season, with a current sanctioned total of 10 300 games and five 299s.
- Two perfect games on the PBA National Tour.
- Placed in the match-play finals several times in PBA regional competition, with fourth place his best finish.
- PBA member last seven years.
A quiet, well-controlled, and outstanding bowler, Rich goes about the business of making the game appear easy. His ever-present smile and encouraging attitude add to the bowling game today.
He resides in Woodbridge with his wife, Tracee, and stepdaughter, Danielle.
Richard Dodge's induction into the NCABA Hall of Fame bestows a great honor upon him, his family, and all those associated with him.