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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.


ATTENTION: Due to the coronavirus our fall meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th


***Click below for more details. Please contact Jeff Greene at 608-799-6409 if you have any questions.

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Final Standings for the 2020

Chapter #1 700 Club Tournament

Sponsored by G.E.C.U. and Hosted by Pla-Mor Lanes


Team Champions

PB's (Pretty Boys)

2907 + 170  = 3077
Dom Boarman, Matt Sullivan, Marc Manninger, Randy Strangstalien

Low in the money: 2881



Doubles Champions

Seth Bonow / Josh Wrycza

1515 + 110 = 1625
Low in the money: 1492



Singles Champion

Nolan Callan

713 + 102 = 815
Low in the money: 735


All-Events Champion

Scott Cable, Jr.

2018 + 258 = 2276
Low in the Money: 2232


Honor Counts:

Randy Strangstalien - 805

Terry McKinney - 300

Andy Lee - 300

Terry Priebe - 300



Champions of the Prestigious Beta-Test Event:

Top BKS (Brutal Karaoke Singers)

Those to almost hit 3% of the correct notes AND lyrics simultaneously:

Rob Warren

Greg Pizl 

Andy Mills 

James Jacobson

Lowest out of the Money and unwelcome in 2021: The 700 Club Doctor

Due to Lack of 2nd Weekend Entries the Leaderboard Remained Unchanged


Final Standings 


Team Event 

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Doubles Event 

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Singles Event

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King Pin- Gerry Betz

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*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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