National Rankings

Since 1928, the highest achievement in Duckpin Bowling has been to be named the top ranked bowler. Each year, for many decades, one male and one female bowler have each been ranked #1. They have demonstrated outstanding Duckpin Bowling skills, which is the culmination of years of practice and hard work.

Annually the National Duckpin Bowling Congress awards a trophy to the #1 ranked male and female bowlers. The names of the #1 Duckpinners are added to, and become a permanent part of, the National Trophy display.

The Oscar, Emmy, Davis Cup, Cy Young Award, Heisman Trophy, and the America’s Cup all acknowledge the best! So, too, the NATIONAL TROPHY is the Duckpin Bowler’s way of recognizing their best...their #1 Duckpinners.

Each season the #1 Duckpinners are the winners of the coveted NATIONAL TROPHY

National Trophy

#1 Ranked Male Bowler
2015-2016 Season

Bernie Hipkins

Bernie Hipkins - 149.5363 average

Frederick, MD

Men's Top 20

#1 Ranked Female Bowler
2015-2016 Season

Lisa Huber

Lisa Huber - 142.5272 average

White Marsh, MD

Women's Top 20

Ranking Qualifications

To qualify for the Men's National Rankings you must have bowled at least 275 games in sanctioned leagues and tournaments. At least 81 games must be from a member league or leagues and 75 games must be from sanctioned tournaments.

To qualify for the Women's National Rankings you must have bowled at least 200 games in sanctioned leagues and tournaments. At least 81 games must be from a member league or leagues and 30 games must be from sanctioned tournaments.