Comments for: 103-year-old game of Skee-Ball gets tournament treatment in Portland

Posted Jan. 29, 2013, at 6:06 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2013, at 8:35 a.m.

Skee-Ball, that ticket-spewing summer pastime of the seaside arcade, was invented and patented by J.D. Estes of Philadelphia in 1909. The first national championship was held in Atlantic City, N.J., in 1932. The first electronic lanes were manufactured in 1977. To those Skee-Ball milestones, history now can add the first …


The headline on an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Skee-Ball is 113 years old. It is 103 years old.

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