SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER TRUE PREMIUM VODKA SAMUEL ADAMS
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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FRENCH PRESS
The world developed an appetite for all things bowling in the years after World War II, and the French were no exception. The French had long enjoyed different forms of bowling, but American-style nin ...
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FIQ IN MEXICO CITY
The 5th FIQ World Tournament, held in November 1963 in Mexico City, Mexico, was a monumental one. It marked the first year the United States sent a team in an official capacity, as well as the first y ...
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DUCKPINS IN THE PHILIPPINES
In the early twentieth century, variations of bowling were played across the globe and bowlers found common ground in the sport. Mrs. Toneita Gibbon was a member of the winning teams who took home the ...
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LANES OF THE RISING SUN
Bowling was sweeping the globe in the 1960s. By early 1962, there were bowling centers operating in more than 50 countries, both commercially and on military bases. When the fully-automatic, 62-lane K ...
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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 ...
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BOWLING IN BRITAIN
Tenpin bowling was taking off internationally during the 1960s. The sport entered the United Kingdom with a bang around 1960, with American manufacturers like AMF assuming it was sure to be a hit. Bow ...
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GETTING THINGS ROLLING IN ROME
The Eternal City has bowling fever! Italy’s first commercial, American-style tenpin bowling center opened in the nation’s capital Rome in April 1961, complete with automatic pinsetters. American equip ...
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