Thomas E. Edwards

Thomas E. Edwards

  • Year Inducted : 2003
  • Sport : Bowling

About Inductee


The city of Huntsville has turned out many outstanding bowlers over the years. Among the very best is Thomas E. Edwards, one of this years inductees into the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame. Edwards is now a member of four halls of fame. In 1992, he was inducted into the Huntsville Bowling Association Hall, followed three years later by induction into the Southern Bowling Congress Hall of Fame. Last year, he went into the Alabama State Bowling Hall of Fame. Born in Huntsville on May 24, 1935, Edwards is a graduate of Butler High School and later attended Auburn University. Within the Alabama State Bowling Association boundaries, Edwards has participated in organized American Bowling Congress sanctioned tournaments for nearly 40 years. In 1980, he was recognized by the Huntsville Bowling Association for the citys first 800 series. He has also had thirty-three 700 series, a high series of 802, a high game of 289 and a high average of 221. He has been HBA Bowler of the month 11 times and a member of all-city teams 15 times, three times as a senior. On the state level, Edwards has won three Alabama State Tournaments and six Alabama State Senior Championships. He has also won 13 HBA titles. He also finished second in an ABC senior tournament in Mobile. He joined the HBA in 1983, served as its president, and is a lifetime member. He was also director of the Alabama State Bowling Association from 1983-92 and has served as president of the Southern Bowling Congress, where he is also a lifetime member. Two people had more influence on my bowling than any others, Edwards said. Bob Adcock, who owned Parkway Lanes, allowed me to do all the practice bowling I wanted. After Bob sold out, Roy Pie Bates became manager and later owner, and he allowed me the same privileges. He and his wife Jimmie have a daughter, Lee Hughes.

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