SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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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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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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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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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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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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WOMEN’S RECORDS IN CHICAGO
The 18th Women’s International Bowling Congress in Chicago drew 480 teams, 667 sets of doubles and 1,399 individuals from all parts of the nation. Erna Haufler and Billy Simon of San Antonio, Texas, s ...
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