SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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A PIECE OF OLYMPIC HISTORY
How many strikes did this pin see? The Brunswick Flyer was one of the 500 pins used in the first Olympic bowling competition at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea. The one-day event featured ...
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BOWLERS-IN-CHIEF
Ever since the White House installed its first bowling alley in 1947, presidents, guests and staff have laced up their bowling shoes at the country’s most famous address. This postcard featured a coup ...
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GOING FOR THE GOLD
In 1988, bowling made its Olympic Village debut. Learn more about this item.
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GREATEST BOWLER IN THE WORLD
Raise a glass to Andy Varipapa, the “Greatest Bowler in the World”! Beer and bowling have historically gone hand in hand, and undoubtedly many of Varipapa’s fans savored cold ones while watching him p ...
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HARMONY & PROGRESS AT THE 1988 GAMES
The Olympic Bowling Competition took place during the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea. Although it was just a demonstration sport, bowling earned praise from the international bowling communit ...
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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH BOWLING
Already a star bowler in the United States, Helen Duval took her talents abroad in the 1980s with the goal of promoting the sport and organizing leagues. She made several trips to the Philippines to s ...
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IT’S A SNAP
Players would need strategy and speed to be successful in the Snap Action Bowling game, featuring a movable bowler with a spring-operated arm. Shelcore toy from the late 1980s also came with a pin rac ...
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LARGEST PURSE YET
The stakes were high at the Seagram’s Cooler U.S. Open at Narrows Plaza Bowl in Tacoma, Washington. The event in 1987 was sponsored by the Professional Bowlers Association and offered a total purse of ...
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MARY WAGNER’S CENTENNIAL
Bowler Mary Wagner was still going strong as she entered her second century of life. The great-great-grandmother from Newport, Kentucky, continued to bowl regularly, making her the nation’s oldest com ...
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MOREHEAD PATTERSON AWARD
The AMF Morehead Patterson Award — the Heisman of bowling — was given to the school of the winner of the National Intercollegiate Bowling Championship. Named for a late chairman of the AMF, the unique ...
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