Bowler of the Year, 1960-61

August 5, 2015

With seven of the top ten vote-getters, St. Louis bowlers dominated the election.  Weber, Carter, and Bluth bowled with the Budweiser team, while Welu, Smith, and Hoover were Falstaffs.  Tucker was the All-Star champ. 

1.  Dick Weber, St. Louis . . . . . . . . 735

2.  Don Carter, St. Louis . . . . . . . .  703

3.  Ray Bluth, St. Louis . . . . . . . . .  542

4.  Billy Welu, St. Louis . . . . . . . . .  377

5.  Joe Joseph, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . 366

6.  Bill Tucker, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . 336

7.  Harry Smith, St. Louis . . . . . . . . 211

8.  Billy Golembiewski, Detroit . . . .  210

9.  Earl Johnson, Chicago . . . . . . . . 142

10.  Dick Hoover, St. Louis . . . . . . . 119

Adolph Carlson for Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer (1934)

August 3, 2015

Carlson for Pabst (1934)

Take it from Adolph, bowlers—drink six beers during your league session, and you might make the Hall of Fame, too!

 

 

 

Diversey-River Bowl

August 2, 2015

Diversey-River Bowl

2211 W. Diversey Pkwy.

Still in business!

 

Larry Laub (1961)

July 31, 2015

 Laub

(1943-  )

USBC Hall of Fame, 2015

All-American, 1971-72, 1973-74, 1978-79

U.S. Open champion, 1974

12 PBA titles

Convention Hall Alleys—Washington (1927)

July 29, 2015

Convention Hall Bowling (DC--5th @ K)

475 K Street, NW

Rocky Marciano for Ebonite (1955)

July 27, 2015

(1923-1969)

Undefeated Heavyweight Boxing Champion, 1952-1956

Uptown Bowl—Chicago

July 26, 2015

116--Uptown Bowl

4812 N. Clark St. 

 

Tower Bowl—San Diego (1941)

July 24, 2015

Tower Bowl (San Diego-1941)

628 W. Broadway

Bowler of the Year 1959-60

July 22, 2015

In the closest election yet, World’s Invitational-winner Carter outpointed Masters-winner Golembiewski. This was Carter’s fifth election as Bowler of the Year, extending his record.

1.  Don Carter, St. Louis . . . . . . . .  587

2.  Billy Golembiewski, Detroit . . . .  584

3.  Harry Smith, St. Louis . . . . . . . . 438

4.  Dick Weber, St. Louis . . . . . . . .  429

5.  Ray Bluth, St. Louis . . . . . . . . .   427

6.  Tom Hennessey, St. Louis . . . . .  271

7.  Billy Welu, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . 194

8.  Paul Kulbaga, Cleveland . . . . . . . 152

9.  Bill Bunetta, Chicago  . . . . . . . . . 120

10.  Andy Rogoznica, Chicago  . . . . . 109

 

 

Joy Abel (1962)

July 20, 2015

Abel, Joy (1962)

(1939–  )

WIBC Hall of Fame, 1984

Bowler of the Year, 1965-66

All-American, 1961-62, 1965-66, 1966-67

All-Star champion, 1965-66

1 WIBC championship (1966-T)


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 80 other followers