Dennis Tomhave inducted into SD Bowling Hall of Fame

Dennis Tomhave inducted into SD Bowling Hall of Fame On Saturday, July 26, at the South Dakota Bowling Jamboree in Huron, Dennis Tomhave was inducted into the South Dakota Bowling Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service. Dennis is the current Vermillion USBC association manager and secretary for the commercial and USD faculty/staff bowling leagues. Prior to becoming association manager three years ago, Dennis served as the secretary/treasurer of the Vermillion Bowling Association for 15 years. He has also has been secretary/treasurer for up to four leagues for the past 26 years. As association manager, Dennis takes care of bowler memberships and awards, bowling center certification, honor score approval, bowling lane inspection, association tournaments, high score honor boards, and other record keeping for men, women and youth of both the Prairie Lanes in Vermillion and Strikes in Centerville. Dennis is also an accomplished bowler. Dennis started bowling at age 7 in Fergus Falls, MN and competed in Junior Bowling, 4-H Bowling and High School Bowling. He joined the Fergus Falls Bowling Association in 1971 and won his first local team, singles and all events titles there in 1973. In 1975, Dennis bowled for the St. Cloud State University bowling team. Dennis joined the Vermillion Bowling Association in 1979 and has since competed on many league championship teams and has 22 local tournament titles and two state titles. Dennis has rolled one 300 game, and 67 times has scored a 700 series, including a personal best of 770 and averaged over 200 from 1999 through 2007, with a personal high average of 215 accomplished during the 2001-2002 season. Dennis has also competed in the last 20 consecutive National Bowling Championships. Dennis was presented his award by fellow team mate and South Dakota Hall of Famer, Mike Kruse of Vermillion. He was handed his award by PBA professional bowler, Norm Duke, who was a special guest of the South Dakota Bowling Association.

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