On April 18, 1955, Steers was presented with a diamond lapel pin for being the first man to bowl in 50 USBC Open Championships. Steers did not participate in the first Open Championships in 1901, but was a scoremarker. The next year he participated and won the doubles event. He missed again in 1903, then bowled in every one from 1904 until 1962. Steers won the first Petersen Classic in 1921 in Chicago.