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The 1918 American Bowling Congress tournament in Cincinnati was the site of protest when temperance supporters objected to Hamilton County issuing a temporary saloon license to the ABC for the distribution of beer during the tournament. There is no indication that the license was revoked in 1918, though the bowlers’ beer-drinking days were numbered. At the time, both houses of Congress had already passed the 18th Amendment, which would ultimately be ratified by the states in January 1919.
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