History of Bowling

An Education in the Trenches

May 30th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

An Education in the Trenches

By Mort Luby Jr. (Part 6 in a 12-Part Series) MORT LUBY SR. was a rabid Notre Dame football fan, a devout member of the famed Subway Alumni. When the subject of my own education came up at the dinner table, I’d slyly suggest colleges, which I imagined to be teeming with gorgeous co-eds. For […]


The History of Bowlers Journal International

May 30th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

The History of Bowlers Journal International

12 stories in 12 months from former Bowlers Journal editor Mort Luby Jr.


The Birth of the Bowlers Journal Tournament

March 5th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

The Birth of the Bowlers Journal Tournament

Under the palms, a dream is born.


The Depression and Pet Projects

March 5th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

The Depression and Pet Projects

We probably fared much better than most middle-class people during the Depression because of the Bowlers Journal Press Service, the company’s longtime ace-in-the-hole. My father’s newspaper chums around the country knew that he would be present at almost every major tournament, so they’d call and ask him for results. At first, it was a pro-bono arrangement. Then he started charging for his service.


BJI History, Part 3 — Mort Sr., Frieda and Sam Weinstein

January 9th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

BJI History, Part 3 — Mort Sr., Frieda and Sam Weinstein

Mort Luby Sr., my father, took over the Bowlers Journal when he was 28 years old.


BJI History Part 2 — How It All Began on Nov. 8, 1913

December 4th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

BJI History Part 2 — How It All Began on Nov. 8, 1913

Just under 100 years ago, a bowling institution was born on November 8, 1913.


BJI History Part 1 — Dave Luby: A Bowler Through and Through

December 4th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

BJI History Part 1 — Dave Luby: A Bowler Through and Through

Part 1 in former Bowlers Journal editor Mort Luby’s take on the magazine’s 100-year history.


A World Cup History

October 30th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

A World Cup History

BJI takes a retrospective look at all the winners of international bowling’s premier event.


The 1962 All-Americans

July 25th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

The 1962 All-Americans

Off the top of your head, can you name the six men and six women who made the Bowlers Journal All-American Teams 50 years ago? They’re some of the most famous names in bowling history, and in the August issue of BJI, they’re listed in the “Flashback” department, which traces the top tenpin stories of […]


When ‘The ABC’ was Classic

April 4th, 2012 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

When 'The ABC' was Classic

Let’s take a look back 50 years, when the event was called the ABC Tournament, and the pros were given the Classic Division.



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