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A BIG TOURNAMENT IN THE BIG APPLE
Before there was the FIQ, there was the IBA, the International Bowling Association (not to be confused with the earlier American group of the same name). The IBA’s 4th International Bowling Championsh ...
A BOWLING EMPIRE
The Oesterreichischer Kegler Verband was a governing body for bowling sports in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This pin, likely given to members, oversaw a tumultuous time in the region.
A CHAMPIONSHIP IN CHINA
The 27th AMF Bowling World Cup was held in Beijing, China, marking the first time the nation had hosted the tournament. American Jon Juneau and Swede Asa Larsson picked up the titles, donning traditio ...
A CONTEST IN CARACAS
The Federation Internationale de Quilleurs (FIQ) held their third Inter-American tournament in Caracas, Venezuela. Both the American Bowling Congress and the Women’s International Bowling Congress sen ...
A EUROPEAN TOUR
Joe Thum was known as the father of international bowling and was a leader of the sport in the United States. In 1929, Thum took 25 of the best American bowlers with him to Stockholm, Sweden, for the ...
A JOVIAL GROUP IN JAPAN
Twelve semifinalists at a Japanese bowling tournament give the photographer a thumbs up. The bowlers had had success on the automatic Brunswick lanes, and at least one of them was a member of the Japa ...
A JUMBO-SIZED CENTER IN JAPAN
The opening of Korakuen Stadium Lanes in Tokyo, Japan, was not simply a ribbon-cutting; it was a massive ceremony with appearances from Japanese and American stars. Japanese actress Akemi Kita bowled ...
A LITTLE FANFARE IN FRANKFURT
Much like in the United States, Germany had both national and local bowling organizations. A Frankfurt group had these pins made to commemorate their 25th anniversary. The image in the middle is the F ...
A STRIKE FOR FRIENDSHIP
Cloverleaf Lanes in Miami, Florida, hosted the first annual International Bowling Tournament of the Americas. The United States was represented by champs of the ABC and WIBC. Bowlers traveled to South ...
A TAG FOR THE TOURNEY
Bowling became very popular in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, when nearly 3,700 bowling centers popped up. In 1967, the Japan Professional Bowling Association (JPBA) was founded to serve as the governi ...