Archive for December, 2011

All-Star Tournament 1958-59

December 30, 2011

The eighteenth BPAA All-Star Tournament was held at the  Armory in Buffalo, January 9-18, 1959, with fields of 192 men and 96 women.  The winners of the events were recognized as the national match-game champions.

Archer-35th Recreation and the Petersen Classic

December 27, 2011

Today my WBEZ blog features a short article on Archer-35th Recreation and the Petersen Classic. Also included are a few nostalgic photos of the old dump.

To access, follow the link below.  And if you’re interested in history, check out some of my other posts while you’re there.

http://www.wbez.org/blog/john-r-schmidt/2011-12-27/lost-landmark-archer-35th-recreation-94901

J. Wilbert Sims (1960)

December 26, 2011

(1921-1976)

Chicago Bowling Star

Junie McMahon (1950)

December 23, 2011

(1912-1974)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1955

#12 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1949-50

All-American, 1946-47, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53

All-Star champion, 1949-50, 1951-52

2 ABC championships (1947-S, 1947-AE)

Newsday Eastern Open winner, 1953

All-Star Tournament 1957-58

December 21, 2011

The seventeenth BPAA All-Star Tournament was held at the  Armory in Minneapolis, January 10-19, 1958, with fields of 192 men and 96 women.  This was the first All-Star bowled outside Chicago.  The tournament also switched to a regular January schedule–no All-Star was staged during the calendar year 1957.  The winners of the events were recognized as the national match-game champions.

 

 

Adirondack Bowling Pins (1963)

December 18, 2011

Bill Flesch (1949)

December 16, 2011

(1908-1996)

All-American, 1948-49

Match Game Doubles champion, 1944

1 ABC championship (1940-T)

“Chopper Bill”

All-Star Tournament 1956-57

December 14, 2011

The sixteenth BPAA All-Star Tournament was held at the  Chicago Coliseum, November 30-December 9, 1956, with fields of 160 men and 64 women.  The winners of the events were recognized as the national match-game champions. 

Marge Merrick (1962)

December 12, 2011

(1924-2011)

WIBC Hall of Fame, 1980

All-American, 1961-62

World’s Invitational champion, 1961

“The New Yorker” Bowling Cover (1941)

December 11, 2011

March 29, 1941