AL AHLM

Alameda High School Ď76

 

One of the top junior bowlers in the country in the mid 70s, Ahlm is currently the only person from Alameda to have bowled on the regular Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. He bowled on tour in the late 70s & early 80s. He turned professional soon after his 18th birthday and bowled in his first national tour event at the 1978 Ford Open at Melís Bowl in Alameda. Although he never won a National PBA tour event he did make the finals and cashed in the following 4 tournaments:

1979 Showboat PBA National Championship

1980 ARC Alameda Open

1980 Southern California Open

1984 AC-Delco Classic (held at Melís Bowl)

 

Ahlm also bowled on the Western Regional PBA Tour making the finals and cashing in a number of tournaments over the course of his career. One of his personal career highlights is having an undefeated record (1-0) against the late Earl Anthony who is considered by many to be the greatest bowler of all-time. Until recent shoulder problems, Ahlm has stayed active in bowling (with many 300 games and a 220+ average in league for 10 consecutive years) and has participated in a few PBA Senior Tour events in recent years. ††