Match Game Championship (Team)

TEAM MATCH-GAME HISTORY: 1925-1966

1925  WETHE defeats MINERALITES, 149 pins.  The two best Chicago teams face off in a 12-game match that attracts nationwide attention as “the greatest match in history.”  Afterward, the Wethe team is considered the consensus match-game champions.

(Wethe becomes Duffy Florals)

1928  Duffy Florals defeats Oh Henry Candies.

1928  Duffy Florals defeats Foshays.

1930  PALACE RECREATION defeats Duffy Florals, 999 pins.

1931  HOFFMAN TIRES defeats Palace Recreation, 429 pins.

(Hoffman Tires becomes Canfield Oil)

1931  DWYER ALL-STARS defeats Canfield Oil, 1135 pins.

[BPAA assumes control of championship]

1934  STROH BEER, winner of ABC Team event, declared BPAA’s official Team Match-Game champions.  Challenge format for title established.

1934  Stroh Beer defeats Hermann Undertakers, 504 pins

1935  HEIL PRODUCTS defeats Stroh Beer, 191 pins

1935  Heil Products defeats Rosatto-Barry, 783 pins

1935  Heil Products defeats Waldorf Beer, 670 pins

1936  Heil Products defeats Pabst Beer, 1177 pins

1937  Heil Products defeats Budweiser Beer (St. Louis), 1158 pins

1938  HERMANN UNDERTAKERS defeats Heil Products, 647 pins

1940  Hermann Undertakers defeats Linsz Recreation, 183 pins

1942  NATIONAL BOWLERS JOURNAL defeats Hermann Undertakers, 995 pins

1942  STROH BEER defeats National Bowlers Journal, 423 pins

1943  Stroh Beer defeats Budweiser Beer (Chicago), 461 pins

1944  Stroh Beer defeats Rosatto-Barry, 1189 pins

1944  Stroh Beer defeats Linsz Recreation, 178 pins

1945  Stroh Beer defeats Heil Products, 696 pins

1945  E&B BEER defeats Stroh Beer, 254 pins

1946  MEISTER BRAU BEER defeats E&B Beer, 104 pins

1947  Meister Brau Beer defeats Clark Supply, 345 pins

1947  Meister Brau Beer defeats Phillies Cigars, 1219 pins

1947  KATHRYN PRODUCTS defeats Meister Brau Beer, 1111 pins

1948  Kathryn Products defeats E&B Beer, 282 pins

(Kathryn Products becomes Tavern Pale Beer)

1948  Tavern Pale Beer defeats Knudten Paint, 804 pins

1949  Tavern Pale Beer defeats DeLuxe Weld, 1586 pins

1949  E&B BEER defeats Tavern Pale Beer, 308 pins

1950  E&B Beer defeats Gold Bond Beer, 1167 pins

1950  E&B Beer defeats Meister Brau Beer, 931 pins

1951  E&B Beer defeats Stroh Beer, 365 pins

1951  E&B Beer defeats Stroh Beer, 392 pins

1952  E&B Beer and King Louie tie.

1952  E&B Beer defeats King Louie in roll-off, 275 pins.

(E&B Beer becomes Pfeiffer Beer)

1952  STROH BEER defeats Pfeiffer Beer, 322 pins.

[Format changed to elimination event]

1953-54  STROH BEER defeats Pfeiffer Beer in finals, 167 pins.

1954-55  STROH BEER defeats Maibach Furniture in finals, 1355 pins.

1955-56  BUDWEISER BEER defeats Stroh Beer in finals, 747 pins.

1956-57  BUDWEISER BEER defeats Falstaff Beer (Chicago) in finals, 1064 pins.

1957-58  FALSTAFF BEER (St. Louis) defeats Reserve Beer in finals, 860 pins.

[Format changed to total-point tournament]

1958-59  BUDWEISER BEER

1959-60  BUDWEISER BEER

1960-61  FALSTAFF BEER

1961-62  DON CARTER BOWLING GLOVES

1962-63  DON CARTER BOWLING GLOVES

1963-64  FALSTAFF BEER

1964-65  LAKEPOINTE MOTORS

1965-66  HAMM’S BEER

[Tournament suspended]

 

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