Author Topic: Alvin Lou - Tribute
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The date was April 5, 1980 at the Red Carpet Celebrity Lanes, Milwaukee, Wis for the $125,000 Miller Highlife Open. 25 Year old, Alvin Lou qualified 1st. Lou faced the 1979 bowler of the year in the championship match, Mark Roth. Roth could never get going, but it didn't matter. Lou started with a spare, and then reeled off a 8 bagger on his way to winning the championship title, and $21,000 over Roth, 259-203. I remember Lou as very animated on TV, in fact, he was one of my favorites to watch. It's amazing to see how powerful of a ball release he had. No too many players had the cupped wrist and crank at that time. I also remember how each time he made the TV show, the crowd would always chant "Lou, Lou, Lou!" Lou was also the winner of the Steve Nagy award in 1979 for good sportsmanship. I think I once read that currently, Alvin Lou is operating Alvin Lou's Drilling Room in El Cajon. Please excuse the sound, as it is a little grainy in this video. Thank you to Brian for providing the video, as well.