Bill Hall

billhall_webOne of the best bowling instructors in the business, Bill has helped bowlers all over the world take their game to the next level. 

Bill's career in bowling started in 1977 at Showboat Lanes. It was there that he was trained as a ball driller by John Fantini a famed coach, instructor and ball driller. In 1980 his reputation as a ball driller gave him the opportunity to drill bowling balls on the Professional Bowlers Tour. His tenure as “ball driller to the pro’s” lasted from 1980 to 1988.

During this time his knowledge of ball drilling and bowling ball dynamics prompted companies such as Brunswick, Ebonite, Columbia, and Faball to call upon his services to enhance their production of bowling balls and to provide them advice as to how to better the overall performance of the bowling balls. This led to giving bowling ball clinics for all companies worldwide.

In 1988 he began working full time for Faball maker of the Hammer bowling balls. One of his responsibilities other than giving advanced clinics on bowling ball dynamics and ball drilling was to design bowling balls for the Faball Company. The first bowling ball designed by Bill was the Blue Hammer which ended up being the highest selling bowling ball in urethane history by volume. Bill traveled with the Pro Bowlers Tour as a Tour Rep.

 In 1990 Bill started his own bowling ball company named Champions. Bill and key staff members such as Norm Duke, Del Ballard, and Chris Warren designed an equipment line of bowling balls that were used to win multiple professional events including 2 of the 3 major titles.

 In 1992 Faball offered him a position to return to work for them. Upon his return, the company again advanced back to the previous position of being the number one bowling ball company.

In 1996 Bill decisided to open his own bowling ball company "Power Play". During the first week of launch the bowling balls that Bill had designed were used by the title winner Norm Duke and also by the third place finisher Jess Stayrook. In 1998 Bill's interest turned much more to coaching rather than designing bowling balls. Bill made the decision to start to work on the International level. He was immediately hired by the country of Malaysia to prepare the team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

During his first international event, Bill's responsibilities included preparing the equipment for the players and to coach the players that were to compete. This effort led Malaysia to winning 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze in the competition. During 1999, Bill again returned to working for various ball companies as an advisor. 

In 2001 Malaysia again called on Bill's services to prepare their national team for the South East Asian Games. The Malaysian team captured 7 Gold, 5 Silver, and 4 Bronze. This led Malaysia to hire Bill as an advisor over a 1 year time period. In 2002 he took the position of head coach for the Malaysian team specifically for the Asian Olympic Games held in Korea. It was in this tournament that the team captured 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze. In 2003, the position of coaching in Russia was offered. The team went on to capture the Russian Championship and numerous open tournaments.

During available times, Bill would also coach at the Super School bowling clinic that was hosted by the magazine Bowling This Month. He was voted the top coach of the event.

 In 2005 Qatar offered Bill a full time position as a coach for a one year time period. During his time with the Qatar National Team, the team went on to capture 1 Gold, 2 Silver, and 1 Bronze in the Asian Zone Championships held in Jakarta Indonesia. 
The team also went on to capture a Silver medal in the Asian Games held in Doha Qatar, just missing out on a Gold by 35 pins by being beat by a record setting total pin fall in the doubles.

In 2006-2007 Kuwait made Bill an offer as the head coach. During his time with the team they captured 5 Gold, 2 Silver, and 1 Bronze in the Gulf Coast Championships of the Youth. The team went on to capture 1 Gold, 2 Silver, and 1 Bronze in the Asian Youth Games.
The team recently took a Bronze medal in Macau China while competing in the Asian Indoor Games.

 In 2008 United Arab Emirates contacted Bill to coach their national bowling team. It is during this time that the team has captured 1 Bronze in the Asian Zone Championships, 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze in the Arab Games which led to the capture of the title of Champions. In the Gulf Coast Championships (G.C.C.) the team captured 3 Silver along with 2 Bronze medals.

Bill Hall is a USBC certified coach
, an award winning writer for bowling magazines Bowlers Journal and Bowling This Month.
 Bill is also the designer of the Rejuvenator machine that extracts oil from the modern bowling ball surfaces.

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