George Billick

About This Inductee

Old Forge

George Billick was the first bowler to roll 17 perfect games in American Bowling Congress sanctioned events. His record stood for many years and was compiled over a 25-year span. His best tournament series was in 1978 at the age of 68, when he rolled a 664. In the 1949-1950 season, he bowled in eight leagues a week in Wilkes-Barre, Old Forge and Scranton. From 1955 through 1957 he participated in leagues in three states — Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. In 1984, Billick was given the Rip Van Winkle Award by the Bowling Writers Association of America.