TED ALLEN, Boulder, COInducted 1966
Player: Ted Allen of Boulder, CO, holder of ten official World Championship titles, ranked as the Babe Ruth of since he won his first title at the 1933 Chicago World Fair. He was champion also in 1934, 1935, 1940, 1946, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1959. Allen also finished 2nd six times. He held more records than any other player and gave exhibitions all over the United States including New York's Madison Square Garden. His mark of 72 consecutive ringers is still a world record, which Ted actually accomplished two different occasions. Ted died January 24, 1990 at the age of 81. His popular designed horseshoe, first manufactured in 1937, is still on the market. Ted competed in the world Tournament 31 years.