PNE Tournament


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The tournament was a match play format with the winner continuing to bowl. Entry fee was $10.00 and 64 men and 32 women bowled for 14 days from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM every day of the PNE. Each win was worth $10.00 until the semi-finals and final match. The winner received $500.00 and second won $250.00. A total of $2,460 in prize money. Some years there was a jackpot of $1,000 to be won the final day.

Preliminay matches were 3 games. The semi-finals was 4 games and the finals consisted of 10 games for both Men and Ladies.

Many special events were held for other bowling groups. Over 10,000 spectators came to watch the intense action every day of the tournament.

The cost to erect the bowling lanes and seating fascilities was almost $50,000.

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The lanes
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Ernie Wray - 1959
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Dave Bisset - 1959
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Offical Scoresheet Fred Sabatine - 1959
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Doris Olson - 1959
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Ray Bryant - 1959
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Fred Sabatine
1959 PNE

Mens Champ
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Elaine Langbell
1960 PNE

Ladies Champ
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Bill Smith
1962 PNE Champ

305.6 Ave.
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Joe Kranabetter
1963 PNE Champ
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Bowling Lanes that Advertised in the 1959 PNE Program


Digney Bowl Ltd.
Burnaby
16 - 5 Pin Lanes
Deluxe Bowling Centre
Vancouver
5 and 10 Pins
Idle Hour Bowling
White Rock
5 and 10 Pins
Totem Lanes
Vancouver
5 and 10 Pins
Garden Bowling Centre
Vancouver
16 Lanes
West Van Bowladrome
West Vancouver
16 Lanes
Hillcrest Bowling Alley
Vancouver
no lane info
Grandview Recreations
Vancouver
5 and 10 pins
Rio Bowl
Vancouver
16 - 5 Pin Lanes
Ten Pin Bowl
Vancouver
8 - 10 Pin Lanes
Inter-City Alleys
Burnaby
no lane info
Mission Bowladrome
Mission
12 - 5 Pin Lanes
Norburn Lanes
Vancouver
5 Pin, 10 Pin, Duck Pin
Skyway Lanes
Richmond
5 and 10 Pins
Brighouse Bowladrome
Richmond
6 - 5 Pin Lanes
Fraser Bowlaway Ltd.
Vancouver
16 -5 Pin Lanes
Ridge Bowl Ltd.
Vancouver
15 - 5 or 10 Pin Lanes
Commodore Recreations
Vancouver
20 - 5 Pin Lanes
Playdium Recreations
Vancouver
no lane info
Mt. Pleasant Lanes
Vancouver
no lane info
Olympic Bowling Alleys
New Westminster
no lane info
Rideway Lanes
Haney
10 Lanes
The Rose Bowl
Vancouver
5 and 10 Pins
Whitsell Bowling
North Vancouver
no lane info
Port Coquitlam Lanes
Port Coquitlam
5 and 10 Pin
Whalley Lanes
Surrey
no lane info
Stry Co-Op Bowling
Vancouver
no lane info
Royal City Bowladrome
New Westminster
21 - 5 Pin Lanes
Victoria Bowling Alley
Vancouver
8 - 5 Pin Lanes
La Salle Alleys
Vancouver
24 - 5 and 10 Pin Lanes
Youbou Alleys
Youbou
no lane info
Brechin Alleys
Nanaimo
no lane info
T. Bowling Alley
Campbell River
no lane info
Abbot Bowling Lanes
Vancouver
5 Pin, 10 Pin, Candle Pin
Sapperton Bowladome
New Westminster
no lane info
Langley Pin Bowl
Langley
6 - 5 Pin Lanes
Strathcona Alleys
Courtenay
no lane info
The Bowlarena
Chemainus
no lane info
Courtenay Bowling
Courtenay
no lane info
Chapmans Recreations
Vancouver
32 - 5 Pin Lanes
Seymour Recreations
Vancouver
24 - 5 and 10 Pin Lanes
Loomer Lanes
Vancouver
16 - 5 and 10 Pin Lanes
Port Moody Lanes
Port Moody
16 - 5 Pin Lanes
East Hastings Lanes
Vancouver
12 - 5 Pin Lanes
Middlegate Lanes
Burnaby
16 - 5 Pin Lanes