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AMF Bowling World-Wide Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

AMF Bowling World-Wide Inc., the world’s largest bowling center operator with over 250 centers has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Mechanicsville, Virginia-based company filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, listing both assets and debt of $100 million to $500 million according to Bloomberg.com. It will then receive $75mil debtor-in-processing financing. The […]

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Bowling center holiday promotion ideas: BPAA/SYSCO Food Service Program

Bowling centers have the opportunity to earn $10 in cash rebates on each case of whole turkeys, purchased under the BPAA/SYSCO program. The promotion provides qualified and compliant member bowling centers with a highly competitive and value-added food service appropriation, distribution and marketing program. This cash rebate will allow proprietors and mangers the opportunity to […]

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Bowling center technology news: Mobile apps

. . Mobile Marketing Solutions Why Bowling  Centers Should Use Text Marketing Video BPAA members can now enroll into a mobile marketing through 3Seventy, a leading provider in mobile marketing solutions. The application will allow independent bowling centers throughout the United States the ability to provide low-cost, high end text message marketing and mobile websites through. Each center will be […]

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2013 BPAA Bowling Industry Service Awards Nomination Forms

You can now nominate a proprietor for one of the industry’s most respected awards. The 2013 BPAA Bowling Industry Service Awards nominations are now open to participants. The selections are as follows, Victor Lerner Memorial Medal  Presented to proprietor for a lifetime of selfless service to the industry; highest honor in the bowling industry and […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Tiger Lanes hosts annual Bowling for Boobies

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tiger Lanes of Alexandria, Louisiana, Busted Foundation and the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation hosted its annual “Bowling for Boobies” bowling event. The event intends to raise money for Breast Cancer, raise awareness of the disease and to celebrate those who have survived and remember those who have not. The […]

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Olympic champion, DesignPro 300 to headline BPAA Bowl Summit 2013

BPAA members can now make plans to attend the 2013 BPAA Bowl Summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk in Texas. This summit is the premiere annual mid-winter conference for bowling center proprietors, managers and industry leaders. The three-day event ( January 27-30, 2013), is a pageant offering education, networking opportunities, a sneak peek […]

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PBA, ESPN and South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center to host 2012 World Series of Bowling

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) recently struck a new deal with the self proclaimed “Worldwide Leader in Sports”, ESPN, in a blockbuster television agreement that will allow the channel to televise 16 tournaments through the 2012-13 season. This marks the 33rd consecutive season of PBA coverage. *2012 PBA World Series of Bowling Preview* . As part […]

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Bowling says goodbye to Tony Reyes

The sport of bowling has lost one of its champions. Former PBA tour champion Tony Reyes was killed when he was struck by a car as he tried to exit his crash damaged vehicle early Friday on Redwood City, California freeway. According to the California Highway Patrol, Reyes was on northbound Highway 101 in his […]

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Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova tennis bowl

Tennis superstars Maria Sharapova and No. 2 ranked men’s star Novak Djokovic revolutionized the sport of tennis during their careers. Now they have revolutionized bowling, in a recent video that posted on Youtube. The two did were performing a series of promotions for Head Tennis on speed vs. instinct. The video shows them using tennis […]

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BPAA-Pepsi Program Shines This Summer

. The Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) and Pepsi have teamed up to encourage active BPAA centers to fill out a BPAA-Pepsi contract and enroll in the National BPAA-Pepsi Program. Enrollment encourages centers to exclusively pour Pepsi post-mix products, and enables proprietors to collect a share of over $3 million in rebates annually. Terry […]

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