October 5, 1997
Even underwear needs an occasional publicity stunt. Last month, Fruit of the Loom sent a team of boxer-clad bowlers to Studio City in an effort to gain exposure for its BVD undergarment line. The result was a smoke-filled bowling alley teeming with pantless men throwing strikes for charity (the event raised money for the Starlight Children's Foundation, which works with seriously ill youngsters). Fruit of the Loom billed the event as "an evening of bowling, bonding and hanging with your buds."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1989
Good God! Drugs and handguns are out of control. The reason? The police are tied up in the real threats to society! Five women who are bowling for dollars. But stand by for World War III. The reference by the police spokesman that they didn't say "lets go over to the bowling alley and find some old ladies gambling" may just cause it! HOWARD B. ANDREEN, Camarillo
January 14, 1988 |
Every year, young bowlers take a shot at the national pro bowlers' tour. Most find the going tough. Veteran Pete Weber of St. Louis made sure it wasn't easy for Rick Steelsmith, 23, of Wichita, Kan., but the rookie Steelsmith still made his presence felt on the opening day of the Pro Bowling Assn. AC/Delco tournament at Gable House Bowl in Torrance. Steelsmith, the 1987 national collegiate champion from Wichita State, took the early lead after games of 227, 279, 238, 217, 246 and 255.
July 9, 1989
Grubb & Ellis Co.'s first annual Pacific Southwest Region Bowl-a-Thon to benefit California Special Olympics resulted in more than $100,000 in contributions. Hundreds of Grubb & Ellis personnel from throughout the company's Pacific Southwest Region converged on bowling alleys to pledge their support to the recent bowling tournament. The money raised helped to sponsor the California Special Olympics events on June 23-25 on the UCLA campus.
November 8, 1986
Robin Romeo of Van Nuys finished fourth in match play to qualify for the final of the $30,000 Brunswick L.A. Open today in Anaheim. Romeo is one of five to qualify for the stepladder final of the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour event at the BRC Wonder Bowl. Romeo faces Cindy Coburn of Buffalo, N.Y., to open the elimination round. ESPN will televise the tournament finals. The winner's purse is $5,000, with the second-place finisher receiving $2,500 and third place $1,500.
August 11, 1988 |
Jeanne Maiden of Solon, Ohio, outscored Robin Romeo of Van Nuys by 134 pins Wednesday night to secure the top-seeded position for tonight's stepladder finals in the $35,000 Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour Tempe Open. Maiden, averaging 219 for the final eight matches, completed 42 games with 9,689 pins in a bid for her second title of the year and seventh of her career. Romeo finished at 9,555. Wendy Macpherson of San Diego, who qualified for match play in 24th place, was third at 9,481.
March 5, 1997 |
Pro bowling's AC Delco Classic returns to Cal Bowl in Lakewood today with a $300,000 purse, tying it with the Tournament of Champions for the largest on the tour this season. And according to defending champion Tom Baker of Buffalo, N.Y., who hadn't won a tournament in 10 years before his 1996 victory at Cal Bowl, winning an event of this magnitude can give a bowler a new outlook. "It changed my whole life around," Baker said. "I started to bowl with more confidence.
August 27, 1992 |
A man died Wednesday after he was beat up by fellow bowlers in a dispute over a rented bowling ball, authorities and a witness said. "It was just a stupid fight over a bowling ball that escalated and tempers flew," said the victim's girlfriend, Laura King. Mark Robert Bullard, 28, of Brooklyn Park was unconscious and bleeding when officers arrived at Earle Brown Bowl in this Minneapolis suburb. He died at a hospital.