Billy Welu of Houston was as well known for his outgoing personality as he was for his pin-striking abilities. His victories included the All-Star Title in 1959 and the ABC Masters Tournament in 1964 and 1965. He was a four-time All-American (1959, 1961, 1963 and 1964) and in 1967 Welu bowled a perfect 300 to win the Firestone Tournament of Champions. He twice captained the Falstaff team to American Bowling Congress titles. Welu also served as the color commentator for Chris Schenkal on ABC's Professional Bowlers Tour from 1962 until his death in 1974. In 1975 he was inducted into the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame. Welu was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.