Oshkosh continued its strong play in the Chicago World Pro Tournament. The All-Stars defeated the Harlem Globetrotters in the semi-finals to reach the championship game for the second consecutive year. The Grumman Aircraft Company of Long Island, New York, featuring a combination of ABL stars and New York Rens, was the most impressive team in the other half of the draw. They met the defending champion Detroit Eagles in the other semi-final. Grumman led 36-31 late in the second-half, but let the game slip away in overtime.
In the finals, the Eagles fell behind again, trailing Oshkosh 20-10 at the intermission, before rallying to take a one-point lead late in the second-half of the game. Buddy Jeannette paced Detroit with fourteen points while Gene Englund countered with seventeen points for Oshkosh, but it was the inspirational play of veteran Leroy Edwards that the tipped the final balance in favor of the All-Stars. Edwards, handicapped by an injured knee, played sparingly and was scoreless until he hobbled off the bench late in the game and scored five quick points to lead the All-Stars to a 43-41 victory.