July 9, 1995 |
Ron Williams knows that it's human nature to talk about the past, yet there are times when even a laid-back guy like him has to put his foot down. Williams, 36, is known to most of his fellow co-workers at United Parcel Service as a soft-spoken driver, but there is one employee who knows his past. He knows that Williams was the first athlete--and one of only two--to win all three boys' sprint titles in the City Section track and field championships as a Chatsworth High senior in 1977.
February 7, 1993 |
John Mazza of Mount Clemens, Mich., defeated Norm Duke, 258-225, in the title match to win the Pro Bowling Assn.'s $210,000 True Value Open at Peoria, Ill. Mazza's fourth career PBA title and first since Denver in 1991 was worth $42,000. In the "King of the Hill" match, Ron Williams defeated Mazza, 40-39, in a two-frame roll-off after tying at 225.
January 10, 1993 |
In an all-Texas, same-name final, featuring a gutterball and disheartening one-pin taps, Ron Williams of Ft. Worth won the $200,000 AC-Delco Tournament Saturday at Gable House Bowl in Torrance. His 225-193 victory over Mark Williams of Beaumont was worth $42,000 and came two days after his 31st birthday. Williams won the first of his three PBA titles on the birthday of his wife, Bonnie, in November of 1988. Three years ago he won at Torrance while celebrating over a cake with 28 candles.
January 9, 1993 |
Ron Williams turned 31 Thursday and celebrated the birthday Friday with a perfect game at Gable House Bowl. The 300 topped several games above 250 in a hot round of match play that lifted the Ft. Worth right-hander into the lead of the $200,000 AC-Delco Tournament. After that, he held off semifinal challengers in eight more matches to take the No. 1 seeding for today's nationally televised final starting at noon.
January 14, 1990 |
A baseball card collector has stepped into the limelight of pro bowling. He wasn't involved with his hobby on Saturday, though. Rather, Ron Williams of Ft. Worth, who owns a rare 1956 Roberto Clemente, went hunting for a reward of another kind and collected it--the $35,000 first prize in the AC-Delco tournament at Gable House in Torrance. Going into the title rolloff as the No.
January 13, 1990 |
It's showtime for pro bowling today. The scene inside Gable House Bowl in Torrance completely changes from a center full of bowling thunder to utter silence between shots as ABC hauls out the television cameras for the 29th consecutive year to give the nation a view of the AC-Delco PBA final at noon. Only five bowlers from an original field of 160 will be on the lanes for an hour and a half.