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The 11th Frame: About face: Bowlmor AMF embracing, investing in Petersen Classic in effort to reverse historic tourney’s long slide

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:00 am

This 3-6-7-8-10 Chris Gibbons left last year is the kind of crazy leave that is common at the Petersen Classic. Photo by Jeff Richgels.
For those of us who love the Petersen Classic, the historic tournament’s long slide has been painful and sad. When the monsoon-like rains of the summer of 1993 ruined the venerable Petersen Classic center at 35th and Archer, Hoffman Lanes in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates bought the Petersen and did a stunningly good job of re-creating the tournament. I wrote about the new Petersen after competing in the 1994 tournament in this story in The Capital Times, my decades-long employer...

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