SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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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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BOWLING PIONEERS
The Women’s International Bowling Congress was founded in 1916 in St. Louis to regulate, support and promote the nascent sport of women’s bowling. The women who ran the WIBC in the early days were pio ...
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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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ETHEL SABLATNIK, 20 YEARS OF SERVICE
Ethel Sablatnik served as a delegate from the St. Louis Women’s Bowling Association to the Women’s International Bowling Congress in 1953. A longtime supporter of women’s bowling in 1953, Sablatnik wo ...
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82-YEAR-OLD STILL ROLLING
Yeehaw! The 1948 Women’s International Bowling Congress in Dallas, Texas, witnessed 52,382 games played by roughly 7,000 women during the month-long tournament. One player, 82-year-old Roma Scott, tra ...
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NEW MEXICO IN OMAHA
The 19th annual Women’s International Bowling Congress in Omaha attracted bowlers from near and far, including a team from Las Vegas, New Mexico (yes, you read that correctly) that became the first te ...
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BERDIE SPECK OF THE WIBC
Berdie Speck knew how to put on a women’s bowling tournament. The secretary of the St. Louis Women’s Bowling Association had experience with regional tournaments featuring hundreds of bowlers, making ...
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HALL OF FAMER GEORGIA VEATCH
Georgia Veatch served for more than 25 years on the Women’s International Bowling Congress’s board of directors. She also served as president of the Windy City Women’s Bowling Association and presiden ...
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ROLL-OFF IN CINCINNATI
Bowlers competed for $17,000 in prize money at the Women’s International Bowling Congress tournament in Cincinnati in 1938. In a dramatic conclusion, Nell Webster of Elgin, Illinois, and Rose Werner, ...
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JEWELRY FOR BOWLING
Want to add a little sparkle to your game? The Women’s International Bowling Congress distributed pins and brooches as emblems of membership and prizes, such as this brooch from 1968. By designing pin ...
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