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A PERFECT PATCH
A patch honoring a perfect game could be placed onto clothing or even a bowling bag to highlight the achievement.
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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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ABC IN BUFFALO
The American Bowling Congress met in Buffalo, New York, in March 1914, putting on a tournament featuring five-man teams, two-man teams, and individual events. Teams hailed from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio ...
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ABC’S SILVER JUBILEE
Happy 25th! The 1925 American Bowling Congress tournament was the group’s silver anniversary, and host city Buffalo put on a show. Upwards of 200 teams competed in the tournament. ABC secretary A. L. ...
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ADAM HAHN FOR VP
Like all the best sports, bowling can be full of political intrigue. Elections of ABC officers generally took place right after the annual tournament (referred to as the “National tournament” in 1907) ...
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AFFORDABLE RATES IN PEORIA
The 1920 American Bowling Congress tournament in Peoria, Illinois, offered affordable rates to entrants. Each bowler paid a fee of $1 for each event, plus 25 cents for ABC membership and 50 cents for ...
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AN EIGHT WEEK EVENT
In 1959, the American Bowling Congress (ABC) chose St. Louis, Missouri, to host a massive ABC tournament. The tournament ran for over two months. Nearly 5,500 bowling teams competed, comprised of the ...
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BANNING BEER?
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 distrib ...
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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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BODIS GOES FOR THE GOLD
Hall of Famer Joe Bodis received many awards for his bowling skill. Bodis bowled with an average score of 193 during more than three decades of tournament, which was impressive in its own right, and b ...
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