Archive for January, 2015

Jefferson Bowling Academy—Syracuse (1951)

January 30, 2015

Jefferson Bowling Academy--Syracuse

410 E. Jefferson St.

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Skokie Bowling Lanes (Niles Center Recreation)

January 28, 2015

skokie-revised

8146 N. Floral Ave. (Skokie)

 

 

Ebonite Bowling Balls (1958)

January 26, 2015

Ebonite Bowling Balls (1958)

Chuck Pezzano (1951)

January 24, 2015

 1952

(1929-2015)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1982

 

Johnny Voorhies (1901)

January 23, 2015

Voorheis, Johnny (The Little Wizard) 

(1864-1930)

1 ABC championship (1901-D)

“The Little Wizard”—first bowler famous enough to have a nickname

Bowler of the Year 1946-47

January 21, 2015

Bomar won both ends of the Petersen Classic–the regular Chicago edition, and the “traveling” Buffalo version–and banked a record $10,100 in prize money.  Oddly enough, though he was elected Bowler of the Year, he earned only a Second Team spot on the Bowlers Journal All-Americans.

The #10 man on the list, Bowlers Journal publisher Mort Luby, received a strong vote for his integrity.  When he found that his tournament director had attempted to manipulate the standings in the Bowlers Journal Singles Tournament, Luby exposed the scandal and fired the man responsible.

1.  Buddy Bomar, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . 843

2.  Joe Wilman, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . .  742

3.  Andy Varipapa, Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . . 621

4.  Ned Day, Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529

5.  Hank Lauman, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . .  490

6.  Junie McMahon, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . 402

7.  Allie Brandt, Lockport, NY . . . . . . . . . . 302

8.  Walter Ward, Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . 290

9.  Joe Norris, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  283

10.  Mort Luby, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

 

 

Hermann Undertakers—St. Louis (1937)

January 19, 2015
(L-R)--Sam Garofalo, Bob Willis, Fred Toff, Ray Holmes, Buzz Wilson, Cone Hermann

(L-R)–Sam Garofalo, Bob Willis, Fred Taff, Ray Holmes, Buzz Wilson, Cone Hermann

Circle Lanes

January 18, 2015

Circle Lanes

7244 Circle Ave. (Forest Park)

Still in business!

 

Meister Brau Beer—Chicago (1945)

January 16, 2015
(L-R) Bill Hargadon, Harry Lippe, Bud Wright, Joe Sinke, Paul Krumske (capt)

(L-R) Bill Hargadon, Harry Lippe, Bud Wright, Joe Sinke, Paul Krumske

Sports Bowl—St. Louis (1959)

January 14, 2015

Sports Bowl (St. Louis)

3517 Olive St.