Archive for September, 2015

Bowler of the Year 1965

September 30, 2015

The award was changed from a bowling-season basis to a calendar-year basis.  Weber won a third All-Star title, two PBA events, and topped the PBA money list.

1.  Dick Weber, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . 377

2.  Jim St. John, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . 173

3.  Bob Strampe, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . 168

4.  Harry Smith, Boston . . . . . . . . . . . 118

5.  Billy Golembiewski, Detroit . . . . . . .  93

6.  Billy Welu, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . .  72

7.  Bill Allen, Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

8.  Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, CA . . . . .  48

9.  Dave Soutar, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

10.  Ray Bluth, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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Knute Anderson (1938)

September 28, 2015

Anderson, Knute (1938)

(1890-1974)

1 ABC championship (1938-S)

 

Habetler Bowl—Chicago

September 27, 2015

103--Habetler Bowl

5250 N. Northwest Hwy.

 

 

National News (1935)

September 25, 2015

National News

Yogi Berra (1976)

September 23, 2015

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(1925-2015)

Baseball Hall of Fame, 1972

Bowling Proprietor, Berra and Rizzuto Lanes (Clifton, NJ)

#360 Draft Pick of National Bowling League

“Bowling alleys are so quiet today, you can hear a pin drop!”

Jim St. John (1963)

September 21, 2015

St.John, Jim (1963)

(1930-1987)

#66 Bowler of the 20th Century

All-American, 1963-64, 1964-65

World’s Invitational champion, 1963, 1964

1 ABC championship (1964-CT)

6 PBA titles

Laredo Lanes (Bluebird Lanes)

September 20, 2015

Laredo Lanes

3900 W. Columbus Ave.

Still in business!

 

Airline Bowl—New Orleans (1962)

September 18, 2015

Airline Bowl-7401 Airline Hwy-New Orleans

7401 Airline Hwy.

Bowler of the Year 1963-64

September 16, 2015

Hardwick won two ABC eagles and four PBA titles, including the 1963 PBA National.  At 23, he was the youngest-ever Bowler of the Year.

1.  Billy Hardwick, San Mateo, CA . . . . 906

2.  Bob Strampe, Detroit . . . . . . . . . .  651

3.  Jim St. John, Chicago . . . . . . . . . .  619

4.  Billy Welu, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . .  516

5.  Dick Weber, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . .  464

6.  Harry Smith, Baltimore . . . . . . . . .  406

7.  Ray Bluth, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . 359

8.  Tommy Tuttle, Rural Hall, NC . . . . . 355

9.  Bill Allen, Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

10.  Les Zikes, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . 232

Paul Kulbaga (1960)

September 14, 2015

Kulbaga, Paul (1960)

(1927-2015)

2 ABC championships (1960-S, 1960-TAE)

Highest “across-the-board” finish in a single ABC Tournament (1960—1st in Singles, 1st in Team All Events, 2nd in All Events, 3rd in Doubles, 3rd in  Team)