Archive for April, 2009

Major Recreation

April 27, 2009

Major Bowl

2912 W. Cermak Rd.

Count Gengler (1919)

April 23, 2009

Gengler, Count-#1

(1882-1957)

#26 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowlers Journal 1910-1925 Special All-American

Bowling’s Greatest Hustler

Faetz-Niesen Recreation (Ridge Bowl)

April 20, 2009

Faetz-Niesen Recreation      (Ridge Bowl)-a

5961 N. Ridge Ave.

Site of the original “Championship Bowling” and numerous other TV bowling shows

Beverly Bowling Lanes

April 13, 2009

Beverly Bowling Lanes

9354 S. Ashland Ave.

Match Game Championship (Doubles)

April 6, 2009

DOUBLES MATCH-GAME HISTORY: 1943-1966

(sponsored by BPAA)           

1943–NELSON BURTON-FRANK MATAYA win tournament and title

1944–NED DAY-RUDY PUGEL defeat Burton-Mataya in challenge match

1944–BUDDY BOMAR-BILL FLESCH win tournament and title

1944–BILL KENET-WALTER REPPENHAGEN defeat Bomar-Flesch in challenge match

1945–PAUL KRUMSKE-JOE SINKE win tournament and title

1946–JOHNNY SMALL-JOE WILMAN win tournament and title

1947–THERMAN GIBSON-GEORGE YOUNG win tournament and title

1947–LOU CAMPI-ANDY VARIPAPA defeat Gibson-Young in challenge match

1948–LOU CAMPI-ANDY VARIPAPA win tournament and retain title

1949–JOHN DAYON-STAN SLOMENSKI win tournament and title

1950–SARGE EASTER-ED LUBANSKI win tournament and title

1950–SARGE EASTER-ED LUBANSKI defeat challengers Connie Schwoegler-Andy Varipapa

1950–BUDDY BOMAR-NED DAY defeat Easter-Lubanski in challenge match

1951–BUZZ FAZIO-TONY LINDEMANN defeat Bomar-Day in challenge match

1952–BUZZ FAZIO-TONY LINDEMANN defeat challengers Therman Gibson-George Young

1952–BUZZ FAZIO-TONY LINDEMANN defeat challengers Ed Brosius-Junie McMahon

1953–CARMEN SALVINO-JOE WILMAN win tournament and title

1953–CARMEN SALVINO-JOE WILMAN defeat challengers Fred Bujack-Don Carter

(last challenge match permitted; title now based on annual tournament only)

1954–BUZZ FAZIO-TONY LINDEMANN

1955–THERMAN GIBSON-GEORGE YOUNG

1956–RAY BLUTH-DICK WEBER

1957–LOU CAMPI-LINDY FARAGALLI

1958–DON CARTER-TOM HENNESSEY

1959–DON CARTER-TOM HENNESSEY

1960–RAY BLUTH-DICK WEBER

1961–RAY BLUTH-DICK WEBER

1962–BILLY GOLEMBIEWSKI-JOE JOSEPH

1963–JACK BIONDOLILLO-DON ELLIS

1964–RAY BLUTH-DICK WEBER

1965–TOM HARNISCH-DAVE SOUTAR

1966–JACK BIONDOLILLO-SKEE FOREMSKY

(tournament suspended)