Masters Tournament 1964

February 10, 2016

The fourteenth ABC Masters Tournament was held at the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, April 18-22, 1964.  The field was 448 men.  Billy Welu averaged a record 227, going undefeated in seven straight matches, to win his first Masters.  In the final showdown he beat defending champion Harry Smith, the losers bracket survivor, 841-803.

Masters 1964 - Copy 



Spalding Bowling Balls (1902)

February 8, 2016

Spalding Bowling Balls (1902)

Joe Norris Bowling Legends Pin (2002)

February 7, 2016

Norris Pin

This was the first in a planned series of collectors’ pins produced by ABC.  

Cascade Natural Gas—Seattle (1968)

February 5, 2016
(L-R)--Ed Hansen, Earl Anthony, Jim Todd, Terry Rea, Mac Lowry

(L-R)–Ed Hansen, Earl Anthony, Jim Todd, Terry Rea, Mac Lowry

1968 ABC Team All Events champs—Earl’s only Eagle!

Masters Tournament 1963

February 3, 2016

The thirteenth ABC Masters Tournament was held at the New York State Armory in Buffalo, April 20-24, 1963, with a field of 480 men.  Tournament leader Harry Smith swamped losers bracket survivor Bobby Meadows in the final, 866-746, for his first Masters championship and second major title. 

Masters 1963         

John Koster (1931)

February 1, 2016

Koster, John (1941)


ABC Hall of Fame, 1941 (charter member)

4 ABC championships  (1902-T, 1902-AE, 1912-T, 1913-D)

Coventry Recreation—Cleveland Heights, OH

January 31, 2016

133--Coventry Recreation

1846 Coventry Rd. 



Mike Ditka for Willowbrook Lanes (1963)

January 29, 2016


Lakeland Lanes—Lakeland, FL (1966)

January 27, 2016

Lakeland Lanes-Lakeland, FL

4111 S. Florida Ave.

Catherine Burling (1944)

January 25, 2016

Burling (1944)


WIBC Hall of Fame, 1958

1  WIBC championship (1934-T)


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