Morenci bowler Jeff Shadbolt is seeing some overall improvement in his play as he remains active in local bowling activities and continues occasional PBA competition.
Shadbolt was recently named the Lenawee County Bowling Association’s 2010-11 Board Member of the Year—a first for a Morenci resident.
He finished the season with a 227 average and recorded 700-series scores 24 times in the past year.
Shadbolt made his first trip to the USBC nationals last month in Reno, Nev., and came home with a bronze achievement award for a 255 game and a 672 series.
“I didn’t bowl as well as I expected,” he said, “but I finished with a 1,762 total for 195-a-game average, which is currently the best for a Lenawee County bowler this year.
“Not bad for the first time out,” he added.
Shadbolt intends to enter next year’s nationals event in Baton Rouge, La.
He competed in two PBA regional events last year and entered another last month. Next on the agenda is the Dan Ottman Memorial PBA regional June 18 in Sterling Heights.
“I’m starting to see some improvements and differences, things are looking good,” Shadbolt said. “I just need to go out there and get it done in a big competition.”