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George Young


George Young (Bowling.  Born, Omega, GA, Oct. 3, 1909; died, Detroit, MI, Aug. 30, 1959.)  George Young was born and raised in Georgia, but did not try his hand at bowling until he was 24 and had settled in Brooklyn.  The year was 1933 and when he took to the lanes he quickly became one of the top bowlers in the New York area, and by 1949 had made his presence felt nationally.  It was in 1949 that Young won the first of his six American Bowling Congress Tournament gold medals while bowling as a part of the E & B team, rated as one of the best in the nation.  Young moved to Detroit in 1949 and spent the final years of his outstanding career bowling for top teams in the Motor City.  Young set a record by topping 1,800 pins for nine games in nine consecutive A.B.C. tournaments and at one time his 202 lifetime average in A.B.C. tournaments was the best in the nation.  When he finished sixth in the American Bowling Congress doubles in 1942, rolling 694, his partner was Marty Cassio.

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