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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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USBC selects Green Bay for 2015 Open Championships

Green Bay, Wisconsin will be the epicenter of bowling during the 2015 Open Championships. The city will be hosting the multi-week summer series for the first time ever July 17-Aug. 11 at Ashwaubenon Bowl in Green Bay. According to Bowl.com, the USBC, in cooperation with the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, will bring six […]

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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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History Made at 2013 USBC Open Championships

Craig Szplett of Beecher, IL can add his name to another historic mark. The right-hander bowled three 300-games on the USBC Open Championship lanes, held this year at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. This marks the first ever bowler to roll three 300′s ever on the Open Championships lanes. This was three of […]

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PepsiCo Chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi delivered keynote speech to 2013 International Bowl Expo attendees

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry’s premier trade organization, received PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi as keynote speaker at the 2013 International Bowl Expo. The International Bowl Expo (IBE) is the world’s premiere industry event, which hosts thousands of bowling proprietor’s and industry leaders from around the world annually. PepsiCo has been the […]

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