SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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THE EAST GERMAN DELEGATES
The FIQ held the 7th World Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, marking the first time the event was held in the United States. The mixed-gender competition featured bowlers from 32 countries, inclu ...
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“BOWLYMPIC” GAMES
A decade before the sport’s appearance at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea bowlers across the nation took home gold medals of their own. The NBC promotional “Bowlympics” energized leagues w ...
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CARTER TOES THE FOUL LINE
Jimmy Carter: peanut farmer, president and…bowler? While still governor of Georgia, Jimmy Carter rolled the first ball at the Annual Women’s Bowling Congress Tournament, kicking off the team events at ...
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FIQ IN THE WHITE HOUSE
President Richard Nixon was arguably the most active bowler to ever hold America’s highest office. In addition to hitting the lanes himself, he was also an advocate of the sport. In September of 1971, ...
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OH OH IT’S MAGIC
Less than a decade after the first automatic scorer debuted, AMF released the MagicScore, a revolutionary new scoring system. A reviewer who attended the demonstration declared that the MagicScore “li ...
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GETTING TO THE CORE
At first glance, bowling balls appear fairly basic, but they actually require a fair bit of engineering, especially when it comes to materials. This cross section illustrates the research and developm ...
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LONG LIVE THE LEAGUES
Bowling’s golden age may have been coming to an end by the late 1970s, but bowling leagues have remained a lucrative way to sustain most bowling alleys. For a time, league bowling represented upwards ...
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AT THE APPROACH
Bowling alley proprietors made a concerted effort to attract families. Alleys often included restaurants and even daycare facilities. Upgraded equipment and instructional clinics made youth bowling no ...
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DO YOU GET A PATCH FOR BOWLING?
Much like today, bowling alleys of the twentieth century were a great place for group gatherings. From birthday parties to family leagues to Boy Scout troop outings, bowling alleys could host them all ...
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VARIPAPA IN THE WHITE HOUSE
President Richard Nixon was arguably one of the most prominent advocates of bowling. Both he and his wife Pat were avid bowlers and actively promoted the sport and related organizations. When assembli ...
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