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