Harold ‘Ozzie’ Pullaw


Inducted 2001

Harold (Ozzie) Pullaw began tenpin bowling in 1947 in the Men’s Mercantile Bowling League at the Recreation Lanes in Brandon. During this time Ozzie held many positions on the league executive, including President and Secretary. It was due to his love of tenpin bowling statistics that he took it upon himself to become the official resource for averages, number of strikes, spares and split conversions and to this date he still continues to update these records of composite averages for a lot of the association bowlers.

Ozzie was one of the founding members of the Brandon Tenpin Bowling Association that started in 1966, taking on the job of Association Secretary for 1966-1967 and 1984-1988. He was also one of the Vice-Presidents of the Association, and in the last few years he has continued to serve on the Brandon Tenpin Association board as a Director. For his continuous dedication, the Brandon Tenpin Bowling Association awarded Ozzie with a Life Membership. For ten years Ozzie has also assisted Roy Mitchell with the Brandon Annual Tournament.

Ozzie was serious about the development of tenpin bowling. Approximately 39 years ago, Ozzie volunteered his time to teach this sport to the struggling youth program, realizing that they would be the future players in our sport.

In his effort to further develop our sport, Ozzie became one of the co-organizers of the International League of Nations bowling tournament, which is held annually in February. He has the distinction of competing for 35 years on the Irish Men’s team. This past year a women’s event was added to the tournament and Ozzie took it upon himself to approach the committee to sponsor this event.

Ozzie has also competed in three A.B.C. Tournaments with trips to Detroit, Michigan; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Madison, Wisconsin.

Despite being a great volunteer in other organizations, Ozzie can still be counted on to assist in Brandon tournaments and committees whenever called upon. Ozzie also had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial “Last Ball” at the former site of Thunderbird Bowl.

The Brandon Tenpin Bowling Association is proud of the outstanding contribution and personal dedication that Ozzie has made to our Association and to the sport of tenpin bowling. He is truly a gentleman in life and sport.

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