Edwin "Biff" Rodgers is one of the original members of the Washington City Tenpin Bowling Association. In 1946, he moved to this area from Springville, New York, a small town near Buffalo.

He wasted no time in becoming involved with the development of the Association, serving on the Board of Directors from 1948 to 1960 and serving as Its President in 1953 and again in 1954. During his tenure as President, the Association more than tripled in size from 312 teams to 1,067 teams.

Biff has served in all league officer positions. For 25 years, he was secretary-treasurer of the Greater Washington Major League, which trailed only the Virginia Masters in attracting the best bowlers in the Washington area.

A top competitor on the lanes, Biff was the Association scratch singles champion in 1948, the scratch all events champion in 1961, and a member of the championship team in 1955. Four years later at the Virginia State Tournament, he was a member of the scratch and handicap championship doubles team as well as the all events champion.

Biff has bowled in 35 Association Tournaments and 20 American Bowling Congress Tournaments. His high game is 279, his high series is 733, and his highest average is 195.

Biff is married and is the father of six children, one girl and five boys. He is now retired after 45 years of service with the Department of the Air Force. He is a horse and dog-racing enthusiast and his hobbies include tennis, bingo, swimming, and visiting his family.

Edwin "Biff" Rodgers helped build a solid foundation for what is today the third largest affiliate of the American Bowling Congress: the Nation's Capital Area Bowling Association. His efforts have earned him an honored position in Its Hall of Fame.

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