1925 The Greater Newark Bowling Association was formed for the bowlers of Essex County.

1930 There were 34 leagues and 465 teams.

1931 Our president and secretary were elected to president and secretary of the newly formed state association.

1933 Motion passed to award the county tournament to the lanes who submitted the best bid.

1935 Annual report for the tournament published for the first time.
        G.N.B.A. changed name to Essex County Bowling Association and incorporated under to laws of the State of New Jersey.

1939 All lanes within the jurisdiction of the A.B.C. after being resurfaced must be measured and approved each year by the local association.

1945 Essex County held a 50th anniversary party to honor the A.B.C. on it's first 50 years.

1948 List published with all unsanctioned leagues noted and sent to all secretaries of sanctioned leagues.

1954 Year book averages first used.

1961 Blazers to be worn by E.C.B.A. committee after 2nd year. Junior association formed.
         Officers tournament held.

1971 Commemorative stamps showing bowling issued by the postal service.

1972 Photos and identification cards first used in lanes by lane reps.

1974 First E.C.B.A. Hall of Fame held.

1975 Essex County hosted State Tournament at Lyons Lanes.
        Individual membership used for the first time.

1978 Print out sheets used for the first time to compile final averages.

1990 President and line officers to hold office for 2 years. Bowler of the Year established.

1991 Hall of Fame dinner voted to be held every 2 years.

1994 Essex County to host state jamboree. History of E.C.B.A. and E.C.B.A. tournaments complete.
         Male gender deleted from the A.B.C. constitution.

1995 Essex County hosted the State Tournament at Eagle Rock and Olympic Bowl.
         First year tournament held at Bell-Clair Lanes.

1996 E.C.B.A. Senior Singles Tournament held.

1998 Clean game program began.

2000 Held a dinner at the Essex Manor celebrating 75 years of service to the bowlers of Essex County.

2002 Essex County Bowling Association to host 2002 state jamboree.

2003 New Jersey State Tournament was held at Eagle Rock Lanes.

2004 First year for the 700 Series Tournament using the step ladder format.
         The vote to merge the A.B.C. and the W.I.B.C. was approved at their national conventions.
         They are now known as the United States Bowling Congress (USBC).