SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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82-YEAR-OLD STILL ROLLING
Yeehaw! The 1948 Women’s International Bowling Congress in Dallas, Texas, witnessed 52,382 games played by roughly 7,000 women during the month-long tournament. One player, 82-year-old Roma Scott, tra ...
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A CHRISTMAS SEASON HONOR
Women’s bowling saw a surge in popularity generally in the mid-twentieth century, around the same time the American Junior Bowling Congress took off nationwide. The AJBC was open to both young men and ...
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A PINSPOTTER PIONEER
American Machine and Foundry (AMF) was founded in 1900 and began manufacturing bowling equipment in the 1930s. After nearly a decade of experimentation, the company introduced the first automatic pin- ...
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A ST. PAUL SOUVENIR
Everyone loves schwag, so it should come as no surprise that souvenirs proved plentiful at the 1941 American Bowling Congress tournament in St. Paul, Minnesota. Entrants could help themselves to an AB ...
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ANDERSON’S HAND RAIL
After an injury blinded Bob Anderson, he began developing techniques for bowling while blind. Anderson was guided by the principle that recreation could help the blind feel more connected to a world t ...
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ARMY HOSPITAL MODIFICATIONS
At the Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan, physicians and military leaders made bowling an important part of wounded veterans’ recoveries. The hospital outfitted its reconditioning ce ...
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BAER CUBS AWARD
Dr. E. H. Baer was a dentist in St. Louis, Missouri, and a prolific bowler, from the looks of it. As part of league play, Dr. Baer and the Bear Cubs bowling team took home a title, as evidenced by thi ...
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BERDIE SPECK OF THE WIBC
Berdie Speck knew how to put on a women’s bowling tournament. The secretary of the St. Louis Women’s Bowling Association had experience with regional tournaments featuring hundreds of bowlers, making ...
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BOMAR’S BILLFOLD
Famed bowler Buddy Bomar gave sportswriters a lot to report on during his outstanding career, so it seems only fair that the San Francisco Bowling Writers would give him something in return, namely th ...
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BROADCAST FROM TOWER BOWL
Tower Bowl opened in San Diego, California, in 1941. The modern center featured 28 lanes in an air-conditioned facility, surely a requirement for comfort in the southern California heat! Like many oth ...
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