James B. Stewart was born in Baltimore on May 12, 1942. He attended Southside High School, Virginia Union University in Richmond, the University of Maine and the Washington Technical Institute.Back to Hall of Fame
Jim started bowling in 1965 in Bangor, Maine, while a member of the U.S. Air Force. In 1967 he moved to Washington, D.C., where he joined several bowling leagues and participated in many tournaments.
From 1970 to 1980, he won four Kegler Bowling Club events, finished in the top 24 in TNBA (The National Bowling Association) competition in Cleveland and the Budweiser Singles Classic. He has bowled in 10 consecutive TNBA Eastern Regional Rhodman Classics, cashing four times.
He rolled a 300 game at Fair Lanes University in 1974. His highest average has been 206, and he has a 736 among his numerous 700 series. Jim has been ranked in the area's Top 20 three times.
He served as a junior coach for 20 years, transporting many of his bowlers to city and state tournaments. In 1980, Jim became an NCABA director. Just three years later, he was selected the association's director of the year.
He has chaired the following committees: Program Evaluation, College Division, Ranking, Workshop, Yearbook, Hall of Fame and Suspension. His dedicated service warranted his election to fifth vice president 1985. From there, he elevated through the ranks to become association president in 1990-91.
Jim has attended the ABC Convention as an NCABA delegate for 13 years. He has participated in 20 NCABA Tournaments, 15 Virginia State Tournaments and 16 ABC Tournaments. Though a past president, he continues to diligently serve the bowlers of Fair Lanes University and Jackson Bowl.
James B. Stewart's dedication to the sport of bowling and his overwhelming desire to serve the bowlers of this area make him a truly outstanding and deserving member of the NCABA Hall of Fame.