- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Joe Chandler
David Anderson has been an instrumental figure in the South Boston Bowling Association and Virginia State USBC Bowling Association for a number of years. Saturday night, Anderson, from Nathalie, was honored for his many years of service by being inducted into the Virginia State USBC Hall Of Fame.
“He has given his life to bowling,” South Boston Bowling Association Hall Of Fame inductee Addison Marable said in his introduction of Anderson at the state meeting.
Noting that Anderson started bowling with the South Boston Bowling Association in 1977 and that Anderson soon became more involved with the association, Marable said “we knew right away that we had a gem. We soon got him on the Board of Directors and he has served us 28 years from floor sweeper to president.”
Anderson, who was elected to the South Boston Bowling Association Hall Of Fame in 1998, served as a director on the South Boston Bowling Association Board of Directors from 1981-2009 as vice president, president and secretary-treasurer.
He has bowled in 32 consecutive South Boston Bowling Association Championship Tournaments. In addition, Anderson was elected as a lifetime member of the South Boston Bowling Association in 1994.
With the Virginia State USBC Bowling Association, Anderson served as Southern Director on the Board of Directors from 2003-2007. He was elected vice president of the Virginia State USBC Board in 2009.
In addition, Anderson served as chairman of the state association’s rules committee and chairman of the Hall of Fame from 2008-2010.
He has bowled in 29 Virginia State USBC Tournaments.
On a national level, Anderson has served as the Virginia State Director with the Southeast Bowling Association since 1991. He was honored in 2001 by being presented the Rex Brown Memorial Award for Director of the Year.
As far as his personal bowling achievements go, Anderson has bowled in nine consecutive USBC National Tournaments. His career high game is 266, his high average is 180, and his high series is 666.
Also inducted into the Hall Of Fame in Saturday night’s ceremony in Martinsville was professional bowler Audry Mullen of Richmond.
Mullen, who placed second in the women’s championship in 2007 and had rolled 19 perfect 300 games in her career, was inducted for her superior performance in the sport.