Meritorious Service

Louis Petersen
City: Chicago
State: IL
Inducted: 1963


A scoring system and a bowling tournament have etched Petersens name indelibly in the upper strata of bowling contributors. He started his famous Petersen Classic in 1921 and that event's popularity has grown each year. Petersen also originated the point system bearing his name. He also was a founder of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America in 1932 and a prime mover of high school bowling.