First bowler to roll a sanctioned 300 game (1902)
The twenty-fourth BPAA All-Star Tournament was held at the Philadelphia Convention Hall, January 12-24, 1965, with greatly expanded fields of 432 men and 216 women. After the qualifying round, the match-play finals of 20 men and 16 women were each split into two divisions, American and National. Regular match-play continued until the men had rolled 56 games, and the women had rolled 44 games. In the TV rolloffs, the bowlers in corresponding positions of the separate divisions bowled three-game matches to determine the final, overall standings. The All-Star winners were recognized as the national match-game champions.
My Chicago History blog for today features a story on how bowling is linked to the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. There’s a short video clip of Boris Karloff bowling (from the original “Scarface”), and also the audio of my latest interview on Chicago radio station WBEZ. Click on the link below to access: