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"Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA)" - 11 Total Result(s)
A FIRST IN MINNEAPOLIS
In 1958, for the first time in its history, the BPAA All-Star Tournament was not in Chicago. From January 10 to 19, 192 men and 96 women congregated at the National Guard Armory in Minneapolis, Minnes ...
The 24th Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America (BPAA) All-Star tournament was held in January 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bowlers Dick Weber and Ann Slattery were the men’s and women’s w ...
These workers, shown here on December 17, 1959, prepared the lanes at the Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, for the 19th BPAA All-Star Tournament. It took workers about a month to get the lanes rea ...
Anheuser-Busch placed a bet on bowling in 1954 that paid a huge return. The beer company offered a one-year sponsorship deal to the fledgling Budweisers, who then became the most dominant team in the ...
COME COLLECT YOUR TROPHY!
The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) formed the Youth Bowling Association in 1963. They worked with high school bowling groups to promote the sport among teens as both recreation and ...
DICK WEBER: ALL-STAR
Dick Weber had already cemented his reputation as bowling’s top superstar when the 25th BPAA All-Star Tournament kicked off in Lansing, Michigan. The 36-year-old champ had been an integral part of the ...
STAR-STUDDED SCOREKEEPERS SHIRT
The wearer of this shirt played a vital role in a 1960s tournament.
STRIKE IT LUCKY
Bowling made an easy transition from alley to television set. The drama was high and audience wide, making the sport a popular subject for televisions shows and specials. Strike it Lucky aired during ...
TOP BOWLER’S BUTTON-DOWN
Dick Weber was a star in his own right even before joining the Budweisers team. The Indianapolis native was such a phenom in the 1950s and 1960s that endorsements practically fell into his lap. In 195 ...
VULCAN’S GIFT FOR THE BPAA
The Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America (BPAA) held their 51st annual convention in Miami, Florida. Vulcan Corporation, a manufacturer of bowling equipment, gifted attendees a commemorative pi ...