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John Gaines
City: Orlando
State: FL
Inducted: 2014


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John Gaines of Orlando, Fla., has won four titles at the USBC Open Championships. He won Team All-Events titles in 1997 and 1998 and a Regular Singles crown in 1998. In 2013, he helped Lodge Lanes Too of Orlando to the highest team score in 110 years of Open Championships history (3,538) and the 2013 Regular Team title. He has 10 additional top-10 finishes at the Open Championships. Gaines won the 1997 USBC Team USA Trials and was a member of Team USA from 1998-2000. In 1999, he earned a team gold medal at the Pan American Games and a silver medal in the team event at the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Men's Championships. He was named Amateur Bowler of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee in 1998.
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