SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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A BIG TOURNAMENT IN THE BIG APPLE
Before there was the FIQ, there was the IBA, the International Bowling Association (not to be confused with the earlier American group of the same name). The IBA’s 4th International Bowling Championsh ...
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A TINY TENPIN TOY
Americans turned to toys and games for home use during the Great Depression, when spending money was scarce. A tabletop mechanical bowling alley could be the perfect solution for a cash-strapped famil ...
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ANOTHER ROUND
Bowling’s beer leagues were enormously popular during the early-to mid-twentieth century. These leagues often drew in local sponsors, as was the case with the Monarch Beer team in Chicago. This partic ...
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BIG MEET IN INDIANAPOLIS
For those unable to attend the 1936 American Bowling Congress’s world championship in Indianapolis, radio station NBC broadcast the tournament nationwide and five newsreel companies sent crews to docu ...
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BOWLING IN GERMANY WAS WUNDERBAR
Germany’s bowling history stretches back centuries. Even the bowling organizations there are over 100 years old! In 1935, the German Keglerbund celebrated their 50th anniversary. The organization was ...
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BOWLING MEET-UP IN THE BIG APPLE
Bowling was big business, even in the lean years of the Great Depression. The Annual Convention of the American Bowling Congress headed to New York City in 1937, reportedly due to the efforts of Al La ...
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DRESS FOR BOWLING
Esther Ryan and the Kornitz Pure Oils dominated the women’s bowling circuit in the 1930s. The Milwaukee-based team was a well-oiled machine, so it only made sense they dressed to their success. The Ko ...
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DUCKPINS IN THE PHILIPPINES
In the early twentieth century, variations of bowling were played across the globe and bowlers found common ground in the sport. Mrs. Toneita Gibbon was a member of the winning teams who took home the ...
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FASHIONABLE FOUL
At a time when tenpin bowling was about to enter its golden age, duckpin bowling was also finding new audiences. A variant on contemporary bowling that uses shorter, squatter pins and softball-sized b ...
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GERALITE BALL
Gerald Finkelstein was not content with existing bowling equipment. Through his company, the Chicago-based National Billiard Supply, he manufactured a new laminated wooden ball known as the Geralite b ...
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