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John Klares
City: Las Vegas
State: NV
Inducted: 1982


The 1952 USBC Open Championships was a memorable one for Klares as he captured two titles, establishing a record in the process. He teamed with fellow Hall of Famer Steve Nagy to win the doubles championship with a then-record 1,453 series, Klares contributing 755. The record stood until 1989. He also captained Radiart Corp. of Cleveland and led them to the Team All-Events title. After moving to California, he served as technical adviser on Milton Berle’s Jackpot Bowling television show and became nationally recognized for being the umpire on that show.
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