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HCC Specialty becomes newest member of the BPAA Smartbuy program

HCC Specialty, the specialty insurance underwriting company, announced it’s new partnership with the Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America (BPAA). HCC Specialty will join the BPAA’s Smartbuy program, which allows members to benefit from the same purchasing power normally reserved for Fortune 500 companies. As part of the SmartBuy program, member centers will have access to HCC […]

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ESPN and the PBA nailed it Sunday during the annual World Series Bowling competition

The PBA returned Sunday afternoon with the airing of the Cheetah Championship, held at the at South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center on ESPN. As a part of the World Series of Bowling and for the first the first time in history, the world was able to see what some of the world’s best bowlers – including […]

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PBA plans to introduce blue dyed lanes during upcoming ESPN telecast

On Dec. 1, the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) will make it’s annual debut on ESPN, and it plans on making the occasion a historic experience. A blue dye will be added to the lane conditions for ESPN’s telecast of five World Series of Bowling championship events. The PBA teamed up with Brunswick – its official […]

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October Is National Learn To Bowl Month!

October is National Learn To Bowl Month and BPAA member centers have an opportunity to introduce new people to the sport, as a part of a national endeavor to help advance fall league membership, and earn a chance to win a share of $10,000 in cash and prizes! This October, every member center is encouraged […]

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Starbucks Founder and President Howard Behar announced as keynote speaker for 2014 Bowling Summit

Starbucks Coffee Company founding president, Howard Behar, was announced as this year’s “Thought Leader” keynote speaker for the 2014 Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America Bowling Summit. The event will be held on January 18 – 21, 2014 at the Omni San Diego Hotel in San Diego, California. The BPAA Bowling Summit is an annual strategic mid-winter conference […]

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$100,000 “Extreme Bowling Center Makeover” goes to Choptank of Cambridge, Maryland

Last year, we published a post about a once-in-a-lifetime prize opportunity for bowling proprietor’s of a $100,000 upgrade to their facility. Choptank Bowling Center of Campbridge, Maryland is the recipient of that award. It was announced in June at the International Bowl Expo (IBE), that the center would receive the monetary prize as well as […]

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Sign-ups ongoing for 2014 USBC Open Championships

Sign-ups are still going for the 2014 Women’s USBC Open Champions in Reno, Nev. The 2014 USBC Open Championships will be held at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno and run from Feb. 28 until July 12. The Women’s Open Championship will held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The entry fee is $55 per event, per bowler. […]

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Bowling’s U.S. Open and “Battle Of The Sexes” will make history in Columbus, OH starting July 20th

History will be made in Columbus, OH on July 20th. Bowling’s U.S. Open will take over the city and professional bowling’s elite will do battle in an unprecedented “Battle of the Sexes” competition. This will mark a significant time in sport’s where each gender will compete on the same platform,  in a one-game bowl-off between the […]

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Andrew Cain re-elected as USBC President

Andrew Cain, three-time member of Team USA (2002, 2003, 2005) and member of Junior Team USA in 2001, was re-elected as President of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and its Board of Directors. As well, Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, N.Y., will serve as vice president of USBC for the 2013-2014 season. Cain, a long-time bowler […]

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Turn occasional bowlers into regular customers with Perka!

The BPAA and Perka, a Smart Buy loyalty program based in Portland and NYC, have come up with an idea to turn the casual bowler into a regular bowler with a new customer rewards program. By giving customers the satisfaction of being recognized with increasing tiers of “perks,” and in turn providing real, meaningful intelligence to […]

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