Thomas F. (Tommy) Ryan invents 5 Pin Bowling in Toronto, Ontario.
Original Pin Count is established as "4-2-1-3-5".
First 5 Pin Bowling League was formed at Ryan's Toronto Bowling Club.
Rubber band was added to the Pins.
Alfred Shrubb of Toronto bowls first (recognized) 400 game.
First perfect "450" game bowled by Bill Bromfield in Toronto, Ontario.
First Ladies' 5 Pin Bowling League started by Marion Dibble in Toronto, Ontario.
First inter-city match between Toronto and Montreal using a telephone hook-up.
Winnipeg's Charles Gibson introduces 5 Pin Bowling to Western Canada.
First 5 Pin Bowling organization "Canadian Bowling Association" (CBA)
formed in Toronto, Ontario. T.J. (Tommy) Simpson elected first President.
First "Official 5 Pin Rule Book" printed by the C.B.A.
Western Canada adopts own scoring system. Pin Values equal 1-4-5-3-2.
First sanctioned perfect "450" game bowled by Joe Heenan of Toronto, Ontario.
Blind bowlers' leagues introduced in Western Canada.
C.B.A. creates Ladies Section. Mabel MacDowell elected first President.
N. Berry of Winnipeg records first perfect "450" game under
Western Canada scoring system
Tillie Hosken of Toronto becomes first female bowler to roll a perfect "450" game.
Western Canada 5 Pin Bowling Association (WCFBA) was formed in Regina,
Saskatchewan. Bill Hawrylak elected first president.
National 5 Pin Count (2-3-5-3-2) introduced by Charlie Hill (President of the CBA)
and adopted only by Western Canada.
First Canadian Championship (East vs. West) conducted in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Deaf bowler, Tommy Mallon wins Men's Singles. Regina wins Men's Team event.
C.B.A. changes name to Ontario Bowling Council.
First youth organization formed, Canadian Junior Bowling Congress.
First automatic pinsetting machine introduced.
First "Pepsi-Cola High School Championships" held in Alberta.
Entire country uses National 5 Pin Count as Eastern Canada adopts the
5 Pin Bowling introduced to international markets in British West Indies
(Bahamas) and Scotland.
Founding father Tommy Ryan passes away on Nov. 19th.
Lane Certification and Tournament Sanctioning introduced.
Bowling Proprietors' Association of Canada(Bowl Canada) formed.
Bowl Canada introducesYouth Bowling Council (YBC)to replace the defunct
Canadian Junior Bowling Congress.
First automatic string pinsetter introduced.
First provincial Master Bowlers' Association formed in Ontario.
Canadian Bowling Congress receives charter from federal government.
Bowlers' Association of Canada formed.
Bowling pin measurements standardized.
Carling O'Keefe Breweries obtained as Canadian Championships sponsor.
Counter (Blow) Pin abolished by C.B.C.
Eastern Canada adopts the no-counter pin ruling but Western Canada disagrees
and opts out of C.B.C. and Canadian Championships from 1969 to 1971.
Master Bowlers' Association of Canada formed.
Tommy Ryan inducted posthumously into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
Western Canada agrees to abolish Counter Pin rule.
Western Canada 5 Pin Bowling Association (WCFBA) disbands in favour of
Canadian 5 Pin Bowling Championships restored.
Bowl CanadaintroducesNational Golden Age Bowlers' Club.
Government survey reveals 680,000 bowlers in 20,000 leagues across Canada.
102 Local (Zone) Associations with 105,000 members affiliated with the C.B.C.
5 Pin Bowling "Standards & Specifications" Committee formed.
National 5 Pin Bowling "Instruction & Coaching" Program introduced by the
Master Bowlers' Association of Canada.
5 Pin Bowling included in Ontario Winter Games for the first time.
Canadian Bowling Congress and Bowlers' Association of Canada dissolve to form
new national body, theCanadian 5 Pin Bowlers' Association (C5PBA).
First International Bowling Cup competition held in Manila, Philippines.
Canada & Philippines participate.
5 Pin Bowling participates in Canada Winter Games in Chicoutimi, Quebec.
Hiram Walker Distilleries Ltd. is welcomed as the new national sponsor of the
Hiram Walker "Special Old" High-Low Doubles and
League Executive Championships.
2nd International Bowling Cup held in Toronto, Ontario with Canada,
Philippines, Argentina and the United States represented.
5 Pin Bowling returns to national television on CBC's Championship 5 Pin Bowling.
5 Pin Bowling celebrates its 75th birthday.
Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers' Associationgrows to 100 Local (Zone) Associations
with 165,000 affiliated members.
National 5 Pin Bowler Ranking introduced by the C5PBA.
Rules changed to allow the use of personal bowling balls.
Government statistics report 521,000 Canadians participate regularly in
5 Pin Bowling (37% male vs. 63% female).
National Youth Bowling Council changes it's name toYouth Bowling Canada
CBC's poll of the Canadian Public places 5 Pin bowling as the
4th Greatest Canadian Invention of All Time.
5 Pin bowling celebrates it's Centennial Anniversary and 100 years of
excellence in Canadian Sport.