Archive for April, 2014

Larry Sutton (1909)

April 30, 2014


2 ABC championships (1909-S, 1912-S)


Pepsi Cola—St. Louis (1953)

April 28, 2014
FRONT--Norm Kelpe, Frank Schalk, Ron Buckles  REAR--Sarge Easter, Pat Patterson, Whitey Harris

FRONT–Norm Kelpe, Frank Schalk, Ron Buckles REAR–Sarge Easter, Pat Patterson, Whitey Harris




20th Century Lanes

April 27, 2014

20th Century Bowl

3253 N. Cicero Ave.

Murray Fowler (1939)

April 25, 2014

Fowler, Murray-a (1939)


1 ABC championship (1939-D)

Started bowling after losing his left hand in a railroad accident

Don Carter for Ace Mitchell’s Shur-Hooks (1962)

April 23, 2014

Carter for Shur-Hooks



Masters Tournament 1956

April 21, 2014

The sixth ABC Masters was held in Rochester, May 12-16, 1956. All bowling for the field of 192 men was at the Community War Memorial. In the final showdown, losers bracket survivor Ray Bluth defeated tournament leader Dick Hoover, 879-831, to force another match. Hoover then defeated Bluth for the title, 819-787.

Masters 1956 finals

NKC Bowl—North Kansas City, MO

April 20, 2014

161--NKC Bowl
505 E. 18th Ave. 

Charley Daw (1940)

April 16, 2014



Bowling Hall of Fame, 1941 (charter member)

#35 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowlers Journal 1925-1936 Special All-American

All-American, 1926-27, 1929-30, 1931-32

Match Game champion, 1927-1928

3 ABC championships (1923-D, 1923-T, 1932-D)

Petersen Classic winner, 1931

Masters Tournament 1955

April 14, 2014

The fifth ABC Masters was held in Fort Wayne, May 14-19, 1955. The qualifying rounds were bowled at Berry Lanes, with the finals at the Allen County War Memorial. A field of 192 bowlers competed. In the championship match, tournament leader Buzz Fazio defeated losers bracket survivor Joe Kristof, 770-768.

Masters 1955 finals


1968 ABC Tournament Program

April 13, 2014

1968 ABC Program


TEAM–Dave’s Auto Supply (Philadelphia)–3084

DOUBLES–Rich Stark-Walt Roy (Glenw’d Springs, CO)–1325 

SINGLES–Wayne Kowalski (Boston)–738 

ALL EVENTS–Vince Mazzanti (Philadelphia)–1983 

CLASSIC TEAM–Bowl-Rite Supply (Joliet, IL)–6285 

CLASSIC DOUBLES–Bill Tucker-Don Johnson (L.A.)–1329 

CLASSIC SINGLES–Dave Davis (Phoenix)–741 

CLASSIC ALL EVENTS–Jim Stefanich (Joliet, IL)–1983 

TEAM ALL EVENTS–Cascade Natural Gas (Seattle)–9151