Masters Tournament 1969

The nineteenth ABC Masters Tournament was held at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin, April 19-23, 1969, with a field of 480 bowlers.  In a major upset, unknown Jim Chestney came out of the losers bracket to defeat Barry Asher and win the title—first 962-795, then 923-754.

One Response to “Masters Tournament 1969”

  1. Thomas Cahill Says:

    JIM CHESTNEY PASSED AWAY JANUARY 27TH, 2021 AT 73 YEARS OF AGE. HE WAS MY NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND. WE ENJOYED LONG DEEP CONVERSATIONS AND SOLVED WORLD PROBLEMS ON AT LEAST 3 OF THOSE TALKS. HE WAS INTELLIGENT, KIND, SENSITIVE, WITTY, EXPRESSIVE, A POLITICAL CRITIC AND A WONDERFUL FRIEND OF MINE. HE LEAVES NO SURVIVING FAMILY, BUT MANY FRIENDS WHO LOVED HIM. HE WAS VERY PROUD OF HIS BOWLING CAREER. HE STARTED BOWLING AS A BOY IN AURORA COLORADO, JOINED THE PBR TOUR AS A TEENAGER AND WON THE ABC MASTERS TOURNAMENT AT JUST 20 YEARS OLD. THE YOUNGEST TO DO SO AT THE TIME. WHEN HE BEGAN PROFESSIONALLY IN TOURNAMENTS, HE NEEDED A NOTE FROM HIS PARENTS TO PARTICIPATE. A GOOD HEART, A GOOD MAN AND HE WILL BE MISSED.

    *THE STATS OF HIS CAREER MAY NOT BE COMPLETELY FACTUAL. WHAT I MENTIONED IN THIS COMMENT ARE FROM MEMORY OF CONVERSATIONS WITH JIM. FEEL FREE TO ADD CORRECTIONS*

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