SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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MARINO’S MEDAL
Hank Marino, the “Italian Wonder of Bowling,” took up bowling as a hobby in his early 20s. He quickly became one of the nation’s best bowlers, winning ABC and BPAA tournaments. Throughout his career, ...
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HAND SPLIT HANDLE COMPANY
Everyone knew the major names in bowling pin manufacturing, but smaller companies also got in on the tenpin bowling boom. Hand Split Handle Company was a lumber company in Lyndonville, Vermont. What b ...
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SUPREME REGULATION
The American Bowling Congress (ABC) was responsible for maintaining bowling pin regulations and ensuring that all pins used were of equal size and shape. When a bowling pin manufacturer was cleared fo ...
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THIS PIN KEEPS TRACK
The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company has long been a major name in bowling. If nothing else, the company’s success is evident in the vast number of Brunswick King Pins in existence. Just as bowling p ...
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COLLIER’S HONOR
Chuck Collier had dedicated more than 40 years of his life to bowling. Himself an accomplished pin toppler, Collier spent time offering bowling instruction to new bowlers. At an American Bowling Congr ...
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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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SYNTHETIC PINS ON THE LANES
The Magna-Pin was the first synthetic bowling pin to be approved by the American Bowling Congress (ABC). These pins had a magnesium shell, a foam filling and were coated with plastic, making them quit ...
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KNOX KNOCKED DOWN A PERFECT SCORE
Philadelphia bowler William Knox wrapped up an American Bowling Congress (ABC) tournament with an exciting finale. During the third game, he rolled strike after strike, and the crowd began to pay atte ...
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JUNIE THE CHAMP
James “Junie” McMahon was an early star of American bowling. He dominated at his first tournament in 1937, when he began a streak of rolling 1,800 or an astounding six perfect games in a row. This bag ...
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CEREAL BOWLERS
In 1970, Americans could find bowling everywhere: on television, in recreation centers and even in their cupboards and refrigerators. Popular cereal and milk brands provided American Bowling Congress ...
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