AT THE TIME OF INDUCTION ON MAY 11, 2002 -- Class of 2002...


Tom is competitive on the lanes while, at the same time, being outgoing and friendly. Tom is dedicated to the game of bowling and has been a sanctioned bowler since 1958. He moved to Kokomo from Wisconsin in 1993 and immediately got involved in local bowling. He was well qualified, as he owned an eight-lane bowling center in Mayville, Wisconsin, for 19 years. Tom holds many average and city tournament records for Mayville. Tom shot some very high scores since coming to Kokomo including averaging 215 for the fall segment of the traveling scratch league in 1996.

Tom is a very consistent and accurate bowler who will generally perform very well across a wide range of lane conditions, including the more difficult tournament conditions. He is very knowledgeable and helpful to other bowlers. Mayville lost, and Kokomo gained, a great bowling servant in Tom Beale.



Game - 290

Series - 772

Average - 215


  • Owner of Mayville, Wisconsin bowling center for 19 years and served as past President of the 6th District Bowling Proprietors' Association of Wisconsin
  • Member of the KBA board for 8 years currently serving as KBA President
  • We Care Tournament Director for 3 years
  • Delco Classic League president for 3 years
  • Peterson Tournament squad organizer for the last 8 years and has participated for 37 years
  • Very active in youth bowling in Wisconsin having coached over 2000 kids
  • Current league secretary for the Progressive League


  • Averaged 208 in 1998-99 207 and 205 in 1997-98; 203 and 215 in 1996-97; 207 in 1995-96; 207 and 203 in 1994-95
  • His 215 average for the fall half of the Traveling Scratch League in 1996 was high for the league
  • 2001 KBA Doubles Actual Champion with son, Kelly.
  • Has bowled at least one 700 series per year since 1994 including seven in the 1998-99 season
  • Bowled in the Peterson Tournament for 22 years, often cashing
  • Tom's high game is 290, but he has also rolled many 279 games
  • Rolled about 15-700's in Wisconsin and averaged over 200 for his last 10 years there (209 high). Rolled several records for the Mayville, Wisconsin, city tournament
  • Captured 20 Mayville, Wisconsin, city tournament actual titles: 5 singles, 6 doubles, 4 team, 5 all-events
  • High finish in Wisconsin State Tournament is fourth in Doubles
  • Participated in the Indiana State Tournament every year since moving to Kokomo