Ray Schalk’s Holiday Team Tournament

April 10, 2017

Sponsored by baseball great Ray Schalk, this four-game event brought the nation’s finest teams to Chicago during the first week of the New Year. Initially staged at Beverly Recreation, in 1942 the Schalk moved to Evergreen Towers Bowl in suburban Evergreen Park. The tournament was suspended after 1966. 

Schalk Team Tournament

1984 ABC Tournament Chevron

April 9, 2017

ABC 1984

Lincoln Life Insurance—Fort Wayne (1922)

April 7, 2017

FRONT--Eddie Kraft, Frank Farnan REAR--August Greim, John Kelly, Bill Doehrman, Fred Zurcher

West Town Recreation

April 5, 2017

324 S. Ashland Blvd.

Rudy Maslar (1962)

April 3, 2017


Chicago Bowling Icon

Willowbrook Lanes—Willowbrook, IL

April 2, 2017

Willowbrook Lanes-01

735 Plainfield Rd. 


50 Years Ago—Jack Biondolillo’s TV 300

March 31, 2017

April 1, 1967—Jack Biondolillo rolled the first perfect game on a nationally-televised PBA broadcast at the Firestone Tournament of Champions in Akron.  He defeated Les Schissler in the opening match, 300-216, for a bonus prize of $10,000.  Later in the show, Biondolillo lost to Don Johnson to finish in third place.  Jim Stefanich won the tournament.

Ace Calder Stop-Action (1954)

March 29, 2017

Emil Siperke (1948)

March 27, 2017


Cleveland Bowling Star

“Mr. 299”

Bleekers Bowl

March 26, 2017


3449 W. 95th St. (Evergreen Park)