Jeanette Robinson

Meritorious Service

Jeanette Robinson
City: Henderson
State: NV
Inducted: 2000

Jeanette Robinson served the sport and business of bowling as a leader, an organizer, a promoter and a coach. Robinson was president of the Professional Women Bowlers Association for 10 years beginning in 1965. She served on the Board of Directors of the Flint, Mich., Women's Bowling Association from 1965 to 1975. Robinson was a youth bowling director in Michigan for 20 years. She also organized tournaments for bowlers with physical and mental challenges. In 1967, Robinson coached the U.S. team at the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs competition in Sweden. She moved to Las Vegas from Michigan in 1978 and joined the staff of Showboat Lanes as a bowling pro. In 1990, Robinson organized the first national tournament for high-average women bowlers over 50 years of age, known as the National Golden Ladies Classic. Robinson also was a successful bowler on the local, state and national levels. She won the PWBA $25,000 Classic in 1974 in Dayton, Ohio. Robinson was inducted into the Las Vegas Bowling Hall of Fame in 1984, the Michigan Bowling Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Women's Professional Bowling Hall of Fame in 1996 in the Veterans/Senior category.