Automobowl Classic

The Automobowl Classic was a five-game individual sweeper based in Detroit.  The first Automobowl was staged in 1948 at State Fair Recreation, while the ABC Tournament was in session at the nearby State Fair Coliseum.  After the ABC left, the tournament continued on as an annual event, drawing an entry of top bowlers from throughout the Midwest.  In 1956 it moved to Hall’s Recreation. The last Automobowl was bowled in 1961—the same year the ABC returned to Detroit.   

1948  Johnny Crimmins, Detroit . . . . . . . . .  1127

1949  Paul Cito, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1096

1950  Rudy Walby, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1115

1951  Dick Hoover, Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1030

1952  Lou Farkas, Toledo  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1082

1953  Bill Gerlach, Lapeer, MI . . . . . . . . . . .  1102

1954  Harry Smith, Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . .  1122

1955  Greg Demres, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .   1089

1956  Stanley Pitera, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .  1073

1957  Harry Smith. Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1114

1958  Billy Golembiewski, Detroit . . . . . . . . .  1088

1959  Jack Curry, Lansing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1084

1960  Don Glyinski, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1084

1961  Dale Seavoy, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1103

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