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Watching Glenn Allison bowl.  He definitely bowled conventional grip back then.  They showed a close up of his hand behind the ball with fingers buried up to the knuckle.  His style really looks like what I learned back in the 60's.
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Think I rad Chris Warren does too and he cranks the ball


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Don't know if he always does that now, but he switched to it mid qualifying a few years back in I believe the U.S. Open. I know it was a longer format tournament and his hand was hurting pretty bad so he switched and still made the show. Just amazing that he could totally change his grip that drastically in the middle of the tournament and not miss a beat. 
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Don't know if he always does that now, but he switched to it mid qualifying a few years back in I believe the U.S. Open. I know it was a longer format tournament and his hand was hurting pretty bad so he switched and still made the show. Just amazing that he could totally change his grip that drastically in the middle of the tournament and not miss a beat. 


The original video I watched was 1965 and I just watched one from 1986 and he was rolling conventional in both of them.  He won both times.

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I once had a video of a match between Allison and Ned Day on Championship Bowling from the late 50s. I thought Allison was throwing finger tip, but wouldnt swear to it.
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The ball Glenn used to shoot is 900 was drilled conventional, IIRC.
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I will defer to your observation. Just as a point of trivia, the ball he used was an OR yellow dot. I happened to have one myself from that series
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The original video I watched was 1965 and I just watched one from 1986 and he was rolling conventional in both of them.  He won both times.



No kidding? I remember them talking about it on that telecast. I'll have to do some research and see if it's on YouTube. 
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I watch bowling on Youtube frequently.  I've only been able to find a half dozen relating to Glenn, other than the ones about his 900.  He was interesting to watch because his style was so soft handed compared to the others.  Carmen is interesting for about 5 minutes at a time.


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When Glenn was bowling on "Championship Bowling" TV he used a ball he had borrowed from Tom Fester , owner of South Pasadena Bowl.
I think he still has. He nay have used it about 15 years ago in a Rubber Ball league at La Habra Bowl
(scene of what many consider the only true 900 series).
If you are lucky enough to ever see Glenn, walk up and say Hi, he is as nice a person you'll ever meet.
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I told Glenn that my favorite TV bowling show was a match he won against George Howard shooting 780 something.
He said it was his favorite also.
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When Glenn was bowling on "Championship Bowling" TV he used a ball he had borrowed from Tom Fester , owner of South Pasadena Bowl.
I think he still has. He nay have used it about 15 years ago in a Rubber Ball league at La Habra Bowl
(scene of what many consider the only true 900 series).
If you are lucky enough to ever see Glenn, walk up and say Hi, he is as nice a person you'll ever meet.


Bowled on the same pair of lanes with him at the USBC open championship in Vegas last year. It was a blast.
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