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David Kneas has enjoyed local success in competition at Crofton Bowling Centre and The Lanes Fort Meade, where he was one of the first bowlers in this area ever to average over 200 in a Sport Bowling league. In recent years, in addition to his league participation, he has spent much time on the road competing—and succeeding—in Professional Bowlers Association events.
His success on the lanes, in fact, has earned the right-hander much admiration and respect from the likes of PBA Hall of Famers Danny Wiseman, Johnny Petraglia, George Pappas, Tom Baker, and numerous other pros. Said fellow NCAUSBCA Hall of Famer Greg Goetz: “I am impressed with his dedication to bowling and to the integrity of bowling. I think he is an outstanding ambassador for all that is good in bowling.”
A partial list of David’s PBA achievements includes:
- 8 regional titles (one regular in Middletown, Del., and seven Senior victories) and six second-place finishes
- 6 times “Top 5” in points, average, and earnings in PBA East region and once in PBA South region
- 8 “Top 16” finishes on the PBA National Senior Tour
- Over $100,000 in PBA career winnings
- Only bowler in PBA history to win a match play title by bowling back-to-back 300s (Franklin, Va., 2010)
He also is a winner of more than 40 amateur tournaments, including three Nation’s Capital / Baltimore Area Masters titles, three Tournament Concepts titles, nine Sport Shot events in York, Pa., and a Guys & Dolls Tournament Scratch Team title at Crofton Bowling Centre.
He has “Top 125” finishes in Singles and All-Events categories in the USBC Open Championships Tournament and third-place finishes in the Scratch Team category in the association’s Open Championship Tournament and in the Senior Division of the Bowlers Journal Tournament.
David, who has averaged over 220 for nearly all of the past 20 seasons, has rolled over 50 perfect games and 20-plus 800s, with a top series of 861.
David Kneas has excelled on the lanes in local league and tournament competition for many years, and his overall success as a professional is among the best ever by a bowler in this area. He is a most worthy addition to the NCAUSBCA Hall of Fame.