ABC Chevrons Print
ABC Tournament participation chevrons were first awarded at the 1949 event in Atlantic City. The original idea had been to honor Peter Howley for bowling in every ABC up to that time — 46 in all. That was changed, and chevrons were issued to all those who had competed in 25 or more tournaments — 113 men in all. As for Howley, though he lived until 1958, he never again bowled in the ABC.