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1948-49 Singles Champion Handicap 593
1948-49 Singles Champion Actual 533
1963-64 Toy Mart/Team Handicap 2835
1969-70 Kokomo Tribune/Team Handicap 2925


Additional KWBA Tournament Placings:

  • In 1948-49, 2nd in Doubles with Geneva Stricklett (1110)
  • In 1948-49, 2nd in Actual All Events (1490)
  • In 1948-49, 2nd in Handicap All Events (1670)


1968-69 KWBA President
1969-70 KWBA President
1970-71 KWBA President
1966-67 KWBA Director
1967-68 KWBA Director


1965-66 Elected State Delegate in Evansville
1967-68 Elected State Delegate in Terre Haute
1969-70 Elected State Delegate in Indianapolis
1970-71 Elected State Delegate in Muncie


1969-70 Elected National Delegate in Tulsa, OK


  • Zelpha bowled for over 30 years
  • She participated in State Tournaments from 1947 - 1968 each year and several National Tournaments.
  • In 1971, Zelpha placed 2nd in Class D Handicap All Events in WIBC Championship Tournament.
  • In 1952, placed 8th in All Events and 17th in Singles at the state level
  • She was the first woman bowler to roll a 600 series at Play Bowl Lanes. On October 24, 1950, she rolled a 603 series.
  • Zelpha was a member of the team sponsored by the Kokomo Tribune for 29 years.
  • She bowled until December, 1973 when she had a 'bout with cancer causing her health to fail. She fought back but was never able to return to bowling.