A GROUNDBREAKING ABC TOURNEY
Held at the coliseum of the state fairgrounds in Detroit, Michigan, the 1940 American Bowling Congress Tournament broke records in more ways than one! It boasted 6,073 team entries, a new high. The 100,000 spectators over the 62-day tournament set another extraordinary record. The Chicago Monarchs captured the 1940 team championship with a score of 3,047. Ray Brown of Terre Haute, Indiana, secured the singles championship (and a $300 cash prize) with a score of 742.
From the IBMHOF collection