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The Original Chapter #1 of the 700 Bowling Clubs of America

In 1942, Ferdinand (Ferd) John Lipovetz created the first 700 Bowling Club of America for any and all male bowlers who had bowled a sanctioned 700 series in league or tournament play.  The La Crosse, Wisconsin Chapter was the very first in America, and is now known as the 700 Bowling Club of America Chapter # 1.  The club started with 48 members and 2 honorary “turnkey” members. Ferd wrote its constitution and bylaws and invented the officers and “initiation”.  He designed the 700 Club with two meetings / parties a year: one with the focus being initiation and the other for business.  He designed the logos for the club as well. Additionally, he helped organize the La Crosse City Bowling Association in 1941.  Before his death in 1963, he oversaw the installation of over 80 - 700 Club chapters nationwide.  Ferd was inducted into the La Crosse Bowling Hall of Fame in 2017.


The Chapter #1 of the 700 Bowling Clubs of America Spring meeting is Tuesday, April 26th
All-Star Lanes Banquet Hall- 4735 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse.


The fun starts at 4:30p, unless Gerry Betz shows up. In that case, it starts when he says it does. Cost is $15.00, which includes food and beverages.

We will have the 700 Club Tournament trophy presentations and new member introductions.

Dinner follows the meeting at 6:30p.

Annual dues of $10 must be paid at this meeting if not already paid for 2021-22. Annual dues run from July 1st-June 30th of each year.

Contact Jeff Greene at 608-799-6409 if you have any questions. Ask him things like what is the meaning of life, and is his hair weave real. Mention the code "700ClubWeave" for 98% off the top for the Men's Hair Club Membership.

New member application is at the bottom of this page.


Final Results

80th Annual Chapter #1

700 Club Tournament


Sponsored by G.E.C.U. "The Friendly Credit Union” 

La Crosse Beverage / Miller Lite


Team Champions

Nicholas J's #2

Andy Mills, Terry McKinney, Greg Pizl, Rob Warren

2926 + 29 = 3025

(In case you're curious- 243 average per man)


Doubles Champions

Doubles: Dan Pintz/ Don Luce

1491+105 = 1596


Singles Champion

Eric Pederson

748 + 70 = 815


All- Events Champion

Drew Larson

2264 + 96 = 2360

(251 average 😮)


Honor Counts:

300 Games:

Gene Arentz 

Drew Larson

Jason Martin

Gary Olson

Dan Pintz

800 Series

Terry McKinney


Welcome New Members:

Rodney Miller (Hevy)

Ross Baxter

Doug Kuehn

Colin Fakler

Robert Dahl

Roger Carlson

Kaleb Hanson

Scott Engebretson

Tyler Bigalk

Ball Raffle Winners:

Rick Hall

Brandon Welke

Jonah Denstad

Jordan Podella

Dennis Rosendale (2)

Next years tournament will be at Coulee Golf Bowl on January 28th, 29th and February 4th. Hope to see you there!

Complete Standings


Team Event       <<Click Here>>


Doubles Event   << Click Here >>


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All-Events   << Click Here >> and << Here >>





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Thank you 700 Club Members,

G.E.C.U. "The Friendly Credit Union” 

La Crosse Beverage / Miller Lite

sponsors, and All-Star Lanes for hosting!!! 


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King Pin- Gerry Betz

Pin Buoy- Jeff Greene

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Jeff Greene



Gerry Betz



*The 700 Bowling Club of America is open to any bowler, male or female, who has bowled a 700 series in a sanctioned league or tournament play.


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