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USBC Mixed Tournament to debut at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada

The first ever USBC mixed national tournament will debut at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, taking place alongside the 2015 Women’s Championships. The event will feature four-player mixed teams, mixed doubles and singles open competition. Bowlers will be divided into four team and six doubles and singles divisions to match up with bowlers of […]

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Frank DeSocio steps down as President of Strike Ten Entertainment

Earlier this year, we ran a piece announcing Frank DeSocio, owner of Strike Ten Entertainment, as the new Executive Director of the BPAA. It has now been announced (and expected) that he will now step down as President of Strike Ten Entertainment. STE is a Wichita-based network of 2,100+ of the most progressive bowling proprietors […]

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New tournament allows families to compete together on the lanes

Since it’s origin, bowling has always been a family activity. However, a new national tournament being developed will take that to another level. The International Youth Bowling Development and Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America have collaborated on an effort that will allow families to now compete together on the lanes, the All American Family Tournament. […]

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USBC and BPAA join forces to save Bowling’s US Open

Two of the biggest entities in bowling, The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), have joined forces to save bowling’s biggest traditions since 1971. Bowling’s US Open. The two have agreed to a three-year deal that will allow the USBC to operate the Bowling’s US Open through 2017. Also, […]

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Frank Desocio in as new BPAA Executive Director

After a six month search, Frank Desocio has been named the new Executive Director of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA). This announcement was made after the last BPAA board of directors meeting, held at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Desocio will replace previous Executive Director, Steve Johnson, who resigned last […]

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Former President George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at this year's International Bowl Expo luncheon

Former President George W. Bush to keynote speak and new options added to the 2014 International Bowl Expo

The Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America (BPAA) has added a few new features to this year’s registration package for the International Bowl Expo Xtreme 2014. This year’s event will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida, from June 22-26. These ideas came from bowler feedback and previous Bowl Expo surveys. This […]

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Michael Ducat to be honored with the 2014 Victor Lerner Memorial Award

BPAA President, Cathy Desocio, announced during the BPAA Bowling Summit Industry Update and Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday that that former BPAA president Michael Ducat will be honored with the 2014 Victor Lerner Memorial Medal and induction into the BPAA Hall of Fame. Ducat, owner of Ducat Investments LLC and co-owner of Pincurean Entertainment Group, has been a member of the BPAA […]

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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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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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