Archive for November, 2011

All-Star Tournament 1955-56

November 30, 2011

The fifteenth BPAA All-Star Tournament was held at the  Chicago Coliseum, December 9-18, 1955, with fields of 160 men and 64 women.  The winners of the events were recognized as the national match-game champions.  The return to the traditional December dates meant two All-Stars were staged during the calendar year 1955.


Jack Winters (1962)

November 28, 2011



2 ABC championships (1962-CAE, 1968-T)

Samoa Lanes—Santa Monica, CA

November 27, 2011

5th and Broadway 

Meister Brau Beer—Chicago (1965)

November 25, 2011

Chicago Classic League Yearbook (1965-66 season)

Bob Crawford (1958)

November 21, 2011


Petersen Classic winner, 1958


AMF Automatic Pinspotters (1955)

November 20, 2011

J.B. Solomon (1963)

November 18, 2011


2 PBA titles

Nelson Burton Jr. for Manhattan (1964)

November 16, 2011

Park Manor Bowling Center—Chicago

November 13, 2011

100 E. 75th St. 

A Ned Day Bibliography

November 11, 2011

Ned Day was born 100 years ago on this date—November 11, 1911.  Besides being a great bowler, he also wrote about bowling.  Presented below is a list of books and articles related to Ned Day.


Day, Ned.  Better Bowling: A Quick Way.  New York: Sun Dial, 1939.

__________.  High-Score Bowling.  Chicago: Ziff-Davis, 1942.

__________.  How to Bowl.  Boston: Halcyon House, 1948.

__________.  How to Bowl Better.  New York: Arco Books, 1959.

__________. Want to Be a Bowling Champion?  Minneapolis: Wheaties Library of Sports, 1946.


Asbury, Herbert.  “King of the Keglers.”  Bowlers Journal, May 1944:18. [reprint: Collier’s]

Bourke, Kevin.  “Ned Day’s Long Journey Into Night.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1988:S25-S26.

Cruchon, Steve.  “Norris-Varipapa vs. Burton-Day.”  Bowling, Oct 1971:4,31.

Day, Ned.  “Learn To Bowl.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1938:13,38.

__________.  “National Stars in Action: Don Carter.”  Bowling, Feb 1953:60-61.

__________.  “National Stars in Action: Steve Nagy.”  Bowling, Mar 1953: 20-21.

__________.  “National Stars in Action: Stan Slomenski.”  Bowling, Apr 1953: 18-19.

__________.  “National Stars in Action: Bill Lillard.”  Bowling, May 1953: 14-15.

__________.  “National Stars in Action: Connie Schwoegler.”  Bowling, Jun 1953: 16-17.

__________.  “National Stars in Action: Buzz Fazio.”  Bowling, Jul 1953: 16-17.

__________.  “National Stars in Action: George Young.”  Bowling, Aug 1953: 18-19.

__________.  “National Stars in Action: Tony Sparando.”  Bowling, Nov 1953: 14-15.

__________.  “National Stars in Action: Therman Gibson.”  Bowling, Jan 1954:16-17.

__________.  “National Stars in Action: Andy Varipapa.”  Bowling, Feb 1954:14-15.

__________.  “Our Guest Column.”  ABC Bulletin, Dec 16, 1939:7.

Kouros, Tom.  “Bringing the Legends to Life.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1986:42-43

Krumske, Paul, att Bob Reeve.  “Head to Head Match with Day.”  Bowling May 1977:13.

Luby, Mort.  “Crimmins vs. Day for 1942 Title.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1942:8-9,34.

__________.  “Ned Day Wins All-Star Tourney.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1943:10,40.

__________.  “Post Mort-‘Ems.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1948:17,42.

__________.  “Post Mort-‘Ems.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1950:21,39.

McLaughlin, Tom.  “Ned Day: ABC Clinic Star.”  Bowling, Nov 1950:10-11,30.

Nelson, Ray.  “Ned Day Tops Wilman After Five Meets.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1946:13.

__________.  “Ned Day vs. Joe Wilman Cross-Country Match.”  Bowlers Journal, Oct 1946:9.

__________.  “Wilman-Day Match.”  Bowling, Jan 1971:4,40.

Pezzano, Chuck.  “Day’s Fame Was Fleeting.”  The Sporting News, Mar 18, 1972:21.

Poston, Don.  “An Enigma with Class.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1972:40-43.

Schmidt, J.R. “A Last World Challenge.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1998:115.

__________.  “Bowling’s Odd Couple.”  Bowlers Journal, Jul 2002:91.

__________.  “Ned Day’s Last Hurrah.”  Bowlers Journal, Jun 1997:14.

__________.  “The Final Clash: Day vs. Crimmins.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1993:196-197.

__________.  “Who Was Ned Day? (Part One)”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 2009:36.

__________.  “Who Was Ned Day? (Part Two)”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 2009:33.

Schoeman, Byron.  “Greatest Match in History?”  Bowling, Apr 1974:4,35.

__________.  “Who Won: Day or Crimmins?”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1961:21-23.

Sixty, Billy.  “Great Day!”  Sport, Apr 1947:30-32, 82-83.

Whitney, Eli.  “Tenpin Stars on Parade.”  Bowling, Jun 1948:38.

__________.  “Tenpin Stars on Parade.”  Bowling, Dec 1948:39.

Wilman, Joe.  “National Stars In Action: Ned Day.”  Bowling, Dec 1953:14-15.

“Learn To Bowl, Lassie.”  Bowlers Journal, Oct 1939:19-20.

“Miss-Out Snaps Day’s 28-Year ABC String.”  Bowling, Jun 1961:41.

“Ned Day Beats Hank Marino in Milwaukee Eliminations.”  Bowlers Journal, Mar 29, 1934:8.

“Ned Day Scores Decisive Victory in Pin Duel with Wilman.”  Bowling, Dec 1946:22.

Obituary.  Bowling, Jan 1972:35.

Obituary.  The Sporting News, Dec 11, 1971:54.