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williamrox1

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Bobby Knipple
« on: June 21, 2007, 09:39:13 AM »
Anybody know any information on this guy. I saw him today on a SR Pba event. He had a cool yet basic style.

Also, by the way, anyone know anything about Willie Willis.
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Derek

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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2007, 06:52:15 PM »
is that pronounced "nipple"???

williamrox1

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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007, 07:21:42 PM »
I saw him on ESPNCL today and Durbin pronounced it as Knipple. And yes the Hair Peice, my dad calls it a wig and I call it a Tupee'.
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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2007, 08:49:12 PM »
i will give you my hairpees.

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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007, 02:23:02 AM »
Very funny and nice guy. Great old school bowler. Good teacher too if you get a chance to work with him.
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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007, 10:45:35 AM »
I've run across Willy Willis a few times in Vegas (probably will see him again next week for the MegaBucks events).  He's a trooper.  Not a young guy, but can hang with the best of them.  Don't know too much about him personally, but he is an accomplished bowler.
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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007, 04:18:39 PM »
I never heard of him until I got hold of a show from 1967 of him. Very smooth style with an armswing somewhat like Danny Wiseman's.

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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007, 05:02:12 PM »
I have a question, where can I find pictures or film of Willis.
  Also, is he bald, no offense, but all the other black pro bowlers are bald or balding. Well thats also true for the white pros. I wonder why bowlers go bald.

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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2007, 03:09:07 AM »
Once Willie stopped bowling on tour fist fights between players dropped like 90%. He used to be the one who weighed all the balls on tour and from what I've heard did everything he could to start stuff with people. Great bowler though. I believe he works for Buddies Pro Shop in Connecticut.
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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2007, 07:09:30 PM »
thewatcher, no offense, but I think he was talking about Willie Willis.
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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2007, 07:51:58 PM »
Butch Soper is a cool little man. I like his helicopter throw or so Durbin calls it.
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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2007, 07:56:41 AM »
Not sure if he works for Buddies, but he does reside in Connecticut.  If I'm not mistaken he is bald, if not, he has a very short hair cut.  Can't remember.
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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2007, 08:27:38 PM »
Oh, my. Every bowler on tour is bald or balding. Eccept Maximum Bob.
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Re: Bobby Knipple
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2021, 05:07:16 PM »
I was doing a search on Bobby Knipple (my dad) and saw this.  I love seeing old stuff written about him.  By the way, that is his real hair which he still has today.  No balding what-so-ever.