Darold Dobs

Meritorious Service

Darold Dobs
City: Milwaukee
State: WI
Inducted: 1999

As ABC's Executive Director from 1989 until his death, Dobs was a guiding force in restructuring the modern bowling industry. Voted the "most powerful person in bowling" three years in a row (1994-96) by Bowlers Journal International, he was among the pioneers that made Bowling, Inc. a reality. Among his accomplishments were: creation of the Brunswick World Team Challenge and ABC Senior Masters, increasing television exposure for bowling and eliminating ABC's "gender" rule.