Sherry Hobson

Sherry Hobson began bowling in the mid-1970’s. As her love of the game grew, she became more involved, bowling in Local, Provincial & WIBC tournaments and competing in several leagues during her career.

Associations:

Winnipeg Women’s Bowling Association

          1991 to 1994 and 1996/97 – Director

          1994 to 1996 – Treasurer

          1998 to 2003 – Member of Meritus

Manitoba Bowling Association (MBA)

          2004/05 – Director

Manitoba Tenpin Federation (MTF)

          2005/06, 2007/08 & 2009/10

  • Associate Member

Canadian Tenpin Federation (CTF)

2004 to 2009 – Director

  • Membership Chair
  • Hall of Fame Committee
  • Bowler of the Year Committee
  • Tournament Committee
  • International Committee

2009 to 2015 – Tournament Director

  • Canadian Mixed Championships
  • Canadian National Championships (Team Trials)

2015 Pan Am Games Committee

Leagues:

1970’s                
Chateau  Police  League

1980’s -90’s     
Chateau  Mixed  Fours

1996 – 2014     
Greater  Winnipeg  Classic

 2013-2016       
Nairn  Tenpin  League

Achievements / Recognition

2005 World Masters Games – Edmonton

          Singles – Gold
          Doubles – Bronze (with Craig Kozarsky)
          Trios – Bronze (with Craig Kozarsky and Ken Hunter)
          All Events – Silver
          Masters – Gold

2007 Tournament of Americas

          Senior Singles – Gold
          Senior All Events – Silver
          Senior Team – Silver
          Senior National All Events – Bronze

2007 Canadian Female Bowler of the Year

2010 Tournament of Americas

          Senior Team – Bronze
          Senior National All Events – Bronze

2010 Senior Female Bowler of the Year

2011 Pan American Senior Championships   – Medellin, Colombia

          Women’s Trios – Bronze

2011 Tournament of Americas

          Senior National All Events – Bronze

2012 Tournament of Americas

          Senior Singles – Bronze

          Senior Doubles – Gold

          Senior All Events – Bronze

2012 International Senior Open – Las Vegas

          Masters – Silver

2013 Tournament of Americas

          Senior Doubles – Bronze (with Susan Grande)

          Senior Team – Silver

          Senior National All Events – Silver

Career High Score

Highest Average – 202  (2005-2006)

High Game  294

Sherry’s love of the sport led to her involvement at the local, provincial and national levels.  She served on league executives, as well as local, provincial and national association boards, and ran countless tournaments.  She was seen as an integral part of the building process when CTF was formed in 2004 and served on many national committees.  She was responsible for introducing the CTF Senior Bowler of the Year Awards program and was very involved in the planning and execution of the tenpin event at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.

After retiring from her first career as the manager of 9-1-1 with the City of Winnipeg, she started her second career as the Manager of Chateau Lanes – a position she held from 2005 to 2015.  She excelled in this role because of her warm personality and her true understanding of what bowlers wanted.  She always worked to ensure a quality and enjoyable experience for all bowlers, casual to competitive.

Sherry had many passions in life – golf, CFL football and dogs, to name a few.  But there was nothing she loved as much as the sport of tenpin bowling; and the sport and the people loved her back.

Sherry Hobson passed away on May 2, 2016.

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