EARLY ABC HISTORY
During the early twentieth century, the American Bowling Congress developed into an organization respected by bowlers far and wide. Founded in 1895 and hosting its first tournament in 1901, the ABC emerged at a time when bowling became an increasingly popular national sport. Over the coming decades, thousands of individual competitors, teams, employees and fans would help turn the ABC into a powerhouse. Learn more about the organization’s early years, tournaments and innovations here.