History of Bowling

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.


History notebook

August 16th, 2011 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

History notebook

Once each year, Bowlers Journal historian and “Time Capsule” columnist J.R. Schmidt shares “things I learned while looking up other things” with BJI readers. Here are some of those things that Schmidt learned this past year… * Angelina Jolie comes from a bowling family. “My mother was a Catholic schoolgirl raised in a Chicago bowling […]


Southern Star

April 30th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Southern Star

When bowling was rolling, Tommy Tuttle was as smooth as anything else down South.


Boris Karloff goes bowling

March 24th, 2010 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Boris Karloff goes bowling

In the movies, a slow-to-fall 10-pin was used to depict the Karloff character’s final seconds before his death.


On health care reform

March 7th, 2010 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

On health care reform

Tired of the health care debate on Capitol Hill? It could have been settled in 1935.


Not your average ‘Joe’

February 19th, 2010 by bjiwebmaster | Comments Off

Not your average 'Joe'

At the 1954 ABC Tournament, the man selected as “Joe Bowler” was a future Hall of Famer.


‘The Pete’ hits the road

February 6th, 2010 by bobjohnson | 2 Comments

'The Pete' hits the road

As the Petersen Classic prepares for its 100th edition, its occasional “wanderings” are revealed.



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