Mike Hahn has compiled a bowling performance record that clearly has earned him Hall of Fame honors. An NCABA Top 10-ranked bowler in three different decades, he was ranked second in 1968-69, 1969-70 and 1970-71, sixth in 1978-79, third in 1979-80, and fifth in 1983-84. These accomplishments were achieved despite the several years Mike missed due to major injuries and surgery to his elbow, hand, and both knees.Back to Hall of Fame
Mike holds numerous scratch tournament titles in the NCABA area and elsewhere. Some of those titles include the MWBPA Invitational; the Nation's Capital Area Singles Tournament (with a record 1,192 for five games); the Virginia All-Star Tournament (five times); the Mid-Atlantic All-Star Tournament; the Tournament of the Month at General Bowl centers (eight times); and the Fair Lanes Mixed Doubles Championship. In addition, he was a member of the Classic Division Team Champions in the 1970 Washington City Tenpin Bowling Association Tournament.
Mike has a sanctioned 300 game, two 299s, one 297, and three 290s. His high sanctioned series is 759 (he has over 100 700 series), and his top average is 211. His best finish in a PBA regional event is seventh, and he has finished 17th in a national PBA stop. His best finish in the ABC Tournament was 35th in the singles and 17th in all-events in Detroit in 1971.
Off the lanes, Mike, a Vietnam veteran, has been actively involved in many levels of bowling. He started setting pins by hand in Puerto Rico, has a Brunswick Recreation Center management diploma, has managed Seminary Lanes in Alexandria, was owner/operator of his own pro shop for several years, is a certified Brunswick bowling instructor, and currently is director of the Nation's Capital/Baltimore Area Masters Scratch Tournament Bowlers Club, an organization he founded in an attempt return prominence and stature to scratch bowling in the area.
Since winning his first title as an AJBC member in Puerto Rico in 1962, Mike has consistently excelled at every level of bowling competition. As a scratch bowler in the area, he was known as a fierce competitor whose intensity and accomplishments on the lanes were unequaled. His current effort at establishing a scratch tournament club, at a time when such bowling is in decline, displays his dedication to the sport and those who love it. His extraordinary bowling talents and scratch record in the association have earned Mike Hahn a well-deserved spot in the NCABA Hall of Fame.