Archive for July, 2020

AMF Bowling Clinics—Philadelphia (1961)

July 30, 2020

Balancer Glove—Fort Worth (1967)

July 28, 2020

(L-R)--Dick Ritger, Wayne Zahn, Bud Horn, Bill Bunetta, Johnny Guenther

Ken-Master Bowling Dress (1943)

July 26, 2020

Billy Welu Instructional Record (1959)

July 24, 2020

Vallos Classic

July 23, 2020

In 1940 George Vallos staged his first five-game sweeper at Champion Recreation in Youngstown, Ohio. World War II cancelled the 1943 classic, but the tournament was back the next year as a six game event. For many years in the pre-PBA era, it was part of the select group of elite singles events.  George Vallos died in 1962—while bowling. His classic died two years later.

1940  Joe Bodis, Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 904 (5 g)

1941  Fritz Flanhafer, Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 894 (5 g)

1942  Lou Strizzi, Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  885 (5 g)

1943  Not held

1944  Ernie Tripodi, Niles, OH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300

1945  W.O. Zehm, Cuyahoga Falls, OH . . . . . . . . . .  1297

1946  Buzz Fazio, Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1331

1947  Ned Day, Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1338

1948  Ned Day, Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1308

1949  Jack Scott, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1342

1950  John Hunt, Canton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1315

1951  Eddie Koepp, Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1329

1952  Pat Patterson, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1321

1953  Chuck Hamilton, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1336

1954  Vic Battista, Canton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1342

1955  Buzz Fazio, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1336

1956  Frank Sospirato. Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1302

1957  Jim Schroeder, Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1345

1958  Joe Joseph, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1254

1959  John LoCascio, Port Clinton, OH . . . . . . . . . . . 1309

1960  Tom Kirol, New Castle, PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1269

1961  Tony Lindemann, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1296

1962  Dave Soutar, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1297

1963  Joe Cosentino, Canton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1320

1964  Gordon McMahon, Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1253

Tournament suspended

Mulheran Lumber—Syracuse (1935)

July 21, 2020

(L-R)—Tom Carey, Fay Bailey, Tony Miller, Art Klein, Rob MacTomany

Hank Sayrs Bowling Book (1962)

July 19, 2020

Bob Collatos (1966)

July 16, 2020

(1942-1998)

1 PBA title

Mort Luby Jr.—Happy 89th, Mort!

July 14, 2020

(1931–   )

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1988

Publisher, Bowlers Journal, 1956-1994

New Recreation Alleys—Washington

July 12, 2020

918 G Street N.W.