Sport: Best Bowlers

Seven weeks and six days after it opened (TIME, March 22) in Manhattan, where 22,000 bowlers had bowled 37,675,584 Ib. of bowling balls 73,139 miles at 40,170 brand-new pins on 28 especially constructed alleys, the 37th annual American Bowling Congress last week finally drew to a close. Outstanding scores:

Five-man teams: Krakow Furniture Co. (Detroit); 3,118.

Doubles: Virgil Gibbs and Nelson Burton (Kansas City, Mo.); 1,359.

Singles: Gene Gagliardi (Mt. Vernon, N. Y.); 749-All Events: Max Stein (Belleville, Ill.) ; 2,070, a new record by ten pins.

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