Masters Tournament 1969

November 24, 2020

The nineteenth ABC Masters Tournament was held at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin, April 19-23, 1969, with a field of 480 bowlers.  In a major upset, unknown Jim Chestney came out of the losers bracket to defeat Barry Asher and win the title—first 962-795, then 923-754.

Stardust Bowl—Addison, IL

November 22, 2020

110--Stardust Bowl

37 E. Lorraine Ave.



John Nicolaysen (1958)

November 19, 2020


Salt Lake City actor and bowler

Brunswick Bowling Alleys (1903)

November 17, 2020

Strike ‘N Spare Lanes Free Game Ticket (1973)

November 15, 2020

Springfield, Illinois

Penn Recreation Center Auction (1964)

November 12, 2020

Twenty-five years after the photo on Tuesday’s post, a famous bowling alley bites the dust—and the auction was fifty-six years ago today.

Penn Recreation Center—Chester, PA (1939)

November 10, 2020

Penn Recreation (Chester, PA)

157 W. 5th St.

Don Carter Bowling Book #3 (1975)

November 8, 2020

Carter Book (1975)

Junie McMahon Stop-Action (1952)

November 5, 2020

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Cermak For Mayor—Chicago (1931)

November 3, 2020

CLOCKWISE FROM FRONT CENTER—A.J. Cermak (sponsor), James Kubec, Joe Hradek, Jerry Peck, Hank Will, Charley Zeman

Yes, that really was the team’s name, shirts and all.  And Cermak did win the election!