Archive for February, 2015

Buddy Bomar (1947)

February 27, 2015

Bomar, Buddy (1947)

(1916-1989)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1966

#18 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowlers Journal Bowler of the Decade, 1940s

Bowler of the Year, 1944-45, 1946-47

All-American, 1942-43, 1943-44, 1944-45, 1948-49, 1949-50

All Star champion, 1944-45

Match Game Doubles champion, 1944, 1950

2 ABC championships (1956-T, 1956-TAE)

Petersen Classic winner, 1947 (spring), 1947 (fall)

 

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Penn Recreation Center—Chester, PA (1939)

February 25, 2015

Penn Recreation (Chester, PA)

157 W. 5th St.

Mort Luby Sr & Bowlers Journal (1928 ABC)

February 23, 2015

 Luby & BJ (1928 ABC)

Main Bowling Center—Akron

February 22, 2015

102--Ace Mitchell's Main

413 S. Main St.

 

Hamm’s Beer—Chicago (1959)

February 20, 2015
(L-R)--Fred Fikes, Chuck Wagner, Don Ellis, John Kennedy, Joe Norris, Eddie Kawolics, Art Butler

(L-R)–Fred Fikes, Chuck Wagner, Don Ellis, John Kennedy, Joe Norris, Eddie Kawolics, Art Butler

Bowler of the Year 1948-49

February 18, 2015

For the sixth time in eight years, the winner of the All-Star Tournament was elected Bowler of the Year.  Schwoegler, who’d won the 1942-43 All-Star but was nosed out by Ned Day in that election, was the clear choice this time around.  The top ten vote-getters–

1.  Connie Schwoegler, Madison . . . . . . . . . . 356

2.  Andy Varipapa, Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

3.  Buddy Bomar, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  251

4.  Stan Slomenski, Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . .  225

T5.  Bill Flesch, Los Angeles . . . . . . . . . . . . .  218

T5.  Chuck O’Donnell, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .  218

7.  Joe Wilman, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

8.  George Young, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

9.  Johnny Small, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

10.  Steve Nagy, Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

 

Phil Wolf (1908)

February 16, 2015

Wolf, Phil

(1873-1936)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1961

#65 Bowler of the 20th Century

3 ABC championsips (1909-T, 1920-T, 1928-AE)

Edison Park Bowl

February 15, 2015

Edison Park Bowl

6712 N. Olmstead Ave.

Still in business!

 

 

San Francisco to Syracuse for the ABC (1935)

February 11, 2015
(L-R)--Ora Mayer, Laurie Anderson, Red Irwin, Jimmy Mullen, Harry Alten, Jim Toomey, John Bascou

(L-R)–Ora Mayer, Laurie Anderson, Red Irwin, Jimmy Mullen, Harry Alten, Jim Toomey, John Bascou

San Francisco bowlers depart on their historic train trip to the 1935 ABC Tournament in Syracuse. Competing in his first ABC, Mayer won the All Events. Irwin later served a term as ABC president. Alten, who did not bowl, was a member of the 1906 Team champions. 

 

Anita Cantaline (1956)

February 9, 2015

Cantaline in action

(1927-   )

WIBC Hall of Fame, 1979

Bowler of the Year, 1955-56

All-Star champion, 1955-56

Match Game Doubles champion, 1956

3 WIBC championships (1957-AE, 1957-T, 1959-T)