Neighborhood Spotlight: Pat Johns

Angle Lake Neighbor Pat Johns inducted into Bowlers Hall of Fame (again!)

It is our honor to announce to you that this year, 2020, Pat Johns, owner of HiLine Lanes, has been inducted into the Washington State Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame in recognition for his many accomplishments in the Bowling Industry!

Pat and Valerie purchased Burien’s HiLine Lanes in 1994.  Pat also is the resident Pro, drilling bowling balls and giving lessons. Prior to that, he was the Pro at Skyway Park Bowl from 1978-1993.

Pat has a multitude of accomplishments in the bowling community. Among the most notable:
  • Over 20 “800” series for 3 games.  The highest was 845 in 1986. That same year, Valerie had a 777.  Husband and wife held the high series for men and women in the Greater Seattle Bowling Association that year.  Pat also had an 814 in a 2011 “Sport League”.  That’s a 271 average for 3 games. Sport Leagues are leagues that put out a much more difficult lane oil pattern to make the league more competitive like the Pro Bowlers’ Tour.
  • Over 60 “300” games throughout Pat’s career.
  • 1973 Made the final 24 in the Pro Bowlers’ Assn. Seattle Open at just 19 years old.
  • 1982 Took 2nd Place in the first ever Las Vegas High Roller Tournament and receiving a prize award totaling $105,000.00
  • 1985 Won the Greater Seattle Masters Tournament.
  • 1995 Won the National Bowling Tournament’s Team Event 
  • 2005 Won the Greater Seattle City “All Events”.  Highest score Team, Doubles, Singles combined.
  • 2006 Won the Greater Seattle Senior (50+) Masters Tournament
  • 2017 Won a Pro Bowlers’ Regional Senior (50+) Tournament
Pat has been named Greater Seattle bowler of the year 3 times. 1985, 2005, 2006. He also has been on the Seattle All-Star team most of the years of his career.

If that weren’t enough! Pat is an inductee in several Halls of Fame over the years.
  • 2005 Greater Seattle Bowling Association Hall of Fame
  • 2009 Western Washington Senior Bowling Association Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Washington Bowling Coaches Association Hall of Fame
  • 2020 Washington State Bowling Association Hall of Fame
If you’ve ever aspired to become a better bowler, there’s no better champion we can think of to receive tips, pointers, and lessons than from your own neighbor, Pat Johns at HiLine Lanes! Give him a call (206) 244-2272 and see how he can help improve your game.

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