John Archibald

Meritorious Service

John Archibald
City: St. Louis
State: MO
Inducted: 1996

As a respected bowling columnist and reporter with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Archibald traveled the country covering such tournaments as the All-Star, World's Invitational, ABC Masters and Firestone Tournament of Champions. He served as Bowling Writers Association of America President in 1970. When he retired in 1989, he had completed 39 years as a bowling writer. The PBA Hall of Famer has won 50 Bowling Magazine writing awards and six in the Professional Bowlers Association writing competition. For 25 years he wrote the yearly bowling summary for the Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year.