William Scotty Laughland of Windsor Ontario Canada, a CTF, WECKBA and ABC/USBC Hall of Fame member, died May 20th 2016. He was 86.
Scotty, who won multiple titles in Canada and the United States and was inducted into the Ontario Provincial Hall of Fame, Windsor Essex Chatam Kent Bowling Association Hall of Fame, Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame and the ABC/USBC Hall of Fame and the Ontario Trillium Bowling Hall of Fame. He also has two Gold medals and one Silver Medal in Bowling Olympic catagories to his credit.
Scotty retired as an Inspector for the Windsor Police services in 1990 freeing more time to participate in the sport he loved so much. He volunteered for the Pan Am Juniors games held in Windsor and also the Canadian Trials at the University of Windsor. He ran the "Bowl-A-Thon for Cancer" for 13 years and raised over $100,000. Scotty ran many other bowling fundraisers for people in need. He gave free bowling instructions for many years to give back to the sport that was so good to him.
Scotty's most memorable moments were shooting back to back 300 games on two occasions, once at a Harbor Lanes tournament in Detroit Mich. which included an 836 series and once again during the Great Lakes Senior Bowling Association tournament at Eastgate Lanes in Oregon Ohio. The other memorable moment for him came when he won the Gold Medal in the first Masters Olympic Games held in Toronto. He also has 4 Gold Medals in US competition.
Along with his 64 300 games and 24 800 series he also had 25 299 games, 3 298 games and 1 297. His highest 800 series was 867 beating his previous high of 866.