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A POLITICAL TOURNAMENT
At the 1954 Women’s International Bowling Congress tournament, bowlers were invited to personalize their badges. Women could display one side of a token, declaring they were either Republican or Democ ...
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BRING A FRIEND
Beginning in the 1960s, the National Bowling Council launched a number of initiatives to promote bowling participation. One of these was the “Bring a Friend” program, which encouraged bowlers to retur ...
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WIBC IN OKLAHOMA
The 22nd annual Women’s International Bowling Congress in Oklahoma City gave Oklahoma a chance to celebrate its female athletes as well as the state’s 50th anniversary as part of the United States. (O ...
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TOURNAMENT IN CINCINNATI
Cincinnati hosted the 8th annual American Bowling Congress tournament in the “fireproof” armory on Freeman Avenue in 1908. In preparation for the event, the armory constructed 18 bowling alleys, set u ...
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TOURNAMENT IN SUNSHINE STATE
Welcome to the Sunshine State! The 39th Women’s International Bowling Congress met in Miami, Florida, in 1956. Interest in the tournament was so high in Erie, Pennsylvania, that ten teams pooled their ...
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GEOGRAPHIC ROOTS OF BOWLING
Bowling was growing fast in the industrial Northeast and the Midwest in the early 1900s as legions of workers turned to bowling as an after-work activity. Bowlers represented 32 cities at the 1904 Ame ...
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TOURNEY IN PEORIA
Keglers gathered in Peoria, Illinois, for the Women’s International Bowling Congress in 1933. Sally Twyford of Aurora, Illinois, was the “world champion individual bowler,” with a score of 1,765 point ...
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COLUMBUS PUTS ON A SHOW
When the country’s best bowlers converged on Columbus, Ohio, for the 1942 American Bowling Congress’s world championships, they were greeted with posters which read: “It Was Columbus in 1492, It’s Sti ...
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PIN-KNIGHTS ROLL IN CHICAGO
The Windy City hosted the 12th annual American Bowling Congress tournament in 1912, billed as “the greatest tournament of the decade.” Over the tournament’s three weeks, “pin-knights” rolled 30,000 ga ...
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POSTWAR BOWLING
The 29th Women’s International Bowling Congress met in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1946. For the first time since 1942, the WIBC held elections for officers, a sign that Americans were turning their att ...
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