GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Monday, 25 September 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2017 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

 Oct 16 Nov. 20 

GPSA Banquet

What:   Annual  Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
When:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Where: Fortino Ballroom, Pueblo Community College

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Ida J. Jones

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1929.
                                      
Bowling Career: Jones started bowling in 1929 at the Steel Y Bowling Lanes...Ida and Floretta McCutcheon started bowling together at this time.  There were no organized leagues...She joined her first league in 1939 at the Eighth Street Bowling Alley...Six teams comprised the league...Jones went to her first tournament in 1941 in Los Angeles with the State Fair team...Ida started forming more leagues in 1945...The first league being the Alti-Tropicool...She bowled in the Alti-Tropicool for 25 years...Next was the Monday Mixed League and the Jack and Jills...In 1945, Ida, started helping the men organize their association...She worked many years with the Junior Bowlers...Ida was secretary for both men's and women's leagues, working with six to 16 teams...Jones represented the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Colorado's Pride City Elk’s Wives tournament in 1962...Bowled in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1970, W.I.B.C. tournament in Omaha, Nebraska in 1955, W.I.B.C. tournament in 1959 in San Diego, and many tournaments in Denver...Ida bowled for Walter's Brewery for twenty years and LaTronica’s Restaurant for 25 years...Her HIGHEST SERIES was 667 with games of 255-250-162 in the Sunday Elks Mixed League.

Honors: The highlight of her career came in 1962 when she was honored with a life membership by the Women's International Bowling Congress...At that time there were only 837 members with such distinction...In 1953 she was inducted in the “600” Bowling Club... Ida was also a member of the Pueblo Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) and the Colorado Women's Bowling Association (CWBA)...The PWBA thought so much of Jones that they initiated the "Ida Jones Award" which is given annually in conjunction with the Women's City Tournament...The award is given to the woman bowler whom they feel has done much for the betterment of bowling.

Occupation: Housewife
    
Personal:  Ida was married to Frank “Smokey” Jones...She passed away on February 28, 1983 at age 70.

 

   

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