If you’ve been active in bowling for a while now, frequenting alleys like All Star, then you’ve probably been wondering what it’s like to be inducted to the Hall of Fame, right? Well, let’s see one of the newest Hall of Famers in Dover New Phila Hall of Fame. Scott Jarvis has been bowling for a very long time and last Friday was inducted into the Dover-Phila Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service.
Zachary Schupbach was awarded a Don Maurer Star of Tomorrow and the Dover-New Philadelphia USBC Association also gave him a $500 scholarship.
Jarvis has been a bowler all his life. He’s always been active and he also has a family of bowlers.
In 1979 when he was 6 years old, he bowled in the inaugural Adult-Youth Tournament alongside “Ducky” Deem. He bowled a 139 series and attended the Mini-Prep Division.
As a prep youth he averaged 131 and went up to junior-major division with a 161 average. He has coached partners Nathan Geers, TJ Geers, Michael Anderson and Sydney Keith in the Adult-Youth Tournaments.
When he was 17, he participated in Class B League as an adult and finished with a high average of 190. He also started participating in out-of-town tournaments.
Jarvis has participated in many ABC National tournaments in Las Vegas, Corpus Christi and other locations. He also joins Moose National tournaments and even bowled for many years in Chicago’s Peterson Classic.
As a kid, Jarvis worked at the bowling center desk on Sundays. Two years later when he was 12, he approached Stan Schupbach, owner of Boulevard Lanes and told him he needed a promotion.
Schupbach took him to the back and this is where Jarvis started learning about bowling equipment. He took training courses and even learned how to make repairs. At 16, he was certified to work on the machines.
Jarvis taught new employees the safe way to work on the machines and repair them. Other bowling centers refer to him as “the guy to call” should they encounter any issues. He has also gone to Valie Lanes and Atwood Lanes to teach their employees on how to properly use and repair equipment.
Four years ago, Jarvis purchased Boulevard Lanes from his parents. He jumpstarted high school bowling events. Three schools consider Boulevard Lanes their home center and one of them recently won a conference title.
Jarvis has hosted OHSAA tournaments. He shows keen interest in youth bowling and often spends time with them to help improve their skills.
He has also sponsored a few leagues and teams through Boulevard Lanes and Tae Kwon Do. He has served on the Association Board of Directors as well.
In spite spending most of his time teaching and coaching, Jarvis continues to be an active bowler. He has achieved 9 – 300 games and 3 800 series. His got his first 300 on March 1993. His 855 series sits at the 3rd highest in house records.
Zachary Schupbach has been, for the past 12 years, active in Dover-New Philadelphia Youth. His highs are 246, 233 and 234. His high 2-game series are 443, 410 and 432. Just recently in March 1, 2022 he bowled a 592 series for a 3-game series. For the 2022 high school season he averaged 193.
He attends New Philadelphia High School and is set to graduate this month. Schupbach was awarded the Don Maurer Star of Tomorrow alongside a Dover-New Philadelphia USBC Association $500 scholarship. He plans to get a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.