Curtis, Betty

Year Inducted: 2006

Category: Performance

Betty is being escorted by Kat Hendricks

Born in San Diego, California while her father was stationed there

in the Navy. The family moved shortly thereafter to Newalla, Okla.

Both Bettys parents were bowlers and they put Betty into the YABA

program at an early age. She bowled in the Youth Program for many

years at the Sunnylane Bowling Center.

Betty began her adult bowling career in 1977 and promptly won the

first Tournament she entered, the Shawnee City Tournament Class C

Singles event.

After getting married to husband Richard in 1980 she started getting

serious about bowling and the average starting going up.

  • In 1986 she won Class B Team Championship
  • 1988 Class A All Events
  • 1989 Class B Team
  • 1991 Class A Doubles
  • 1994 Class A Team and All Events
  • 2002 Division 1 Team
  • 2003 Class A Team

All in the Oklahoma City Womens Tournament.

Her average has been consistently in the upper 180 and 190s the

past 15 years with a high last year of 198. She has a high game of

289 and high series of 742. Betty has had (5) 700 series since the

year 2000. 


Betty has a fun time bowling and loves the people in bowling. She

tries her hand at Tournament Bowling and travels to all the area

Tournaments, several times a year. She has also gone to 14 Nationals.

Not to win she says but to gamble, be silly with her teammates and to

go out and "Eat" "Eat" "Eat". Her Mom and Sister are often her

teammates. She also loves the Boxer breed of dogs and has had one

all her life.

Betty has been a Director in the Oklahoma City Womens Bowling

Assn. for 3 years in the mid 90s before her responsibilites at work

demanded more of her time. She also has been an Officer in the

Womens 600 Club and is in her 6th year as Secretary of the Club.

Betty also gets involved in Community activities. She is Chairperson

for the Employees Activity Committee at her work, the OKC County

Health Department which works with the Salvation Army, United Way,

and the Okla. Blood Institute.

Because of her ability, love for the sport and her involvment in bowling

and the community, The Bowling Council is proud to induct Betty Curtis

into its Hall of Fame.