Archive for February, 2016

Dick Hoover (1951)

February 29, 2016

Hoover, Dick (1951)

(1929-2009)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1974

#57 Bowler of the 20th Century

All-American, 1950-51, 1952-53, 1955-56, 1956-57

All-Star champion, 1950-51

Masters champion, 1956, 1957

3 ABC championships (1962-CD, 1964-CT, 1966-CT)

1 PBA title

 

Skokie Bowling Lanes—Skokie, IL

February 28, 2016

112--Skokie Bowling Lanes

8146 Floral Ave.

 

Picwood Bowl—Los Angeles (1967)

February 26, 2016

picwood-bowling-alley

10872 W. Pico Blvd.

 

Masters Tournament 1966

February 24, 2016

The sixteenth ABC Masters was held at the Community War Memorial in Rochester, May 14-18, 1966, with a field 0f 480 bowlers.  Bob Strampe went undefeated to win the event, beating losers bracket survivor Al Thompson in the final match, 873-799. 

Masters 1966   

 

 

Kaad’s Bowling Alleys (1916)

February 22, 2016

Kaad's Bowling Alleys (1916)

The first of several Chicago bowling centers operated by the Kaad brothers.

Hart Bowl—Dallas

February 21, 2016

131--Hart Bowl

3641 Northwest Hwy. 

 

Marzano’s Palace of Pleasure

February 19, 2016

Marzano's Palace of Pleasure

3315 W. 63rd St.

Masters Tournament 1965

February 17, 2016

The fifteen ABC Masters returned to its 1951 birthplace, the Municipal Auditorium in St. Paul, on May 22-26, 1965.  A field of 480 men competed.  Billy Welu became the second champion to successfully defend his title by surviving the losers bracket, then defeating tournament leader Don Ellis twice—first 778-735, then 832-782.  Four of the top eight finalists actually out-averaged Welu, illustrating the vagaries of the double-elimination match-game format.

1965 MASTERS

Top eight finalists

NAME                                                 W-L       Average     Prize

1—Billy Welu, St. Louis                         9-1        202-12     $4450

2—Don Ellis Houston                             6-2       197-24

3—Dale Seavoy, Detroit                        5-2        210-25

4—Carl Winfield, Los Angeles                 5-2        207-19

5—Dick Weber, St. Louis                       7-2        208-27

6—Jerry Dutler, Mankato, MN                7-2        198-39

7—Harry Smith, Baltimore                     5-2        213-23

8—Mike Fessler, Pasadena                     4-3        197-15

 

Joe Traubenik (1944)

February 15, 2016

Traubenik, Joe (1942)

(1894-1974)

3 ABC championships (1938-T, 1942-T, 1948-T)

National Bowling Council Poster (1969)

February 14, 2016

Narl Bowling Council poster (1969)