Jim Lewis' enthusiasm for tenpin bowling began after he competed in a Parks and Recreation summer duckpin youth league at age 12. He became active bowling tenpins at Fair Lanes Waldorf in the YABA program, and in the Vir-Mar District Junior Bowling Association. While in the JBA, Jim became a junior leader and encouraged many friends and schoolmates to take up the sport. He also developed tremendous bowling skills.
In 1985, he won a "Tenpin Challenge" that was televised at St. Charles Bowl, where he worked part-time and practiced with the Butch Luther family.
His love for bowling didn't stop after his junior years. After joining ABC, he bowled his first 300 game at age 19, and he now has a total of 14 perfectos. At age 21, he scored his first 800 series and currently has a total of three. Jim holds the house record at St. Charles Bowl for high average, 220, and he was ranked in the NCABA's Top 10 for several years.
In 1988, he won the Virginia U.S. Open Qualifier. In addition, he has three PBA regional titles, three Nation's Capital/Baltimore Area Masters crowns, and two Tournament Concepts victories.
When not bowling, he continually promotes the sport through his full-time position at the Sports Plus/Carmen Don Pro Shop in Alexandria.
Jim Lewis has dedicated his life to bowling and has demonstrated his considerable talents in the sport both on and off the lanes. He is a most worthy addition to the Nation's Capital Area Bowling Association Hall of Fame.