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PWBA Tour re-launching with backing of USBC, BPAA

With the help of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), there will be a Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour in 2015. This also includes a three-year financial commitment from both entities. Equal investment from both the USBC and BPAA will be required for the initial framework […]

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USBC President pressed as mass layoffs affect USBC and BPAA employees alike

12 employees at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas have been laid off as of Wednesday, September 17, according to Bowlers Journal International. The effect spread throughout the bowling world as members of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) were also affected. It has been speculated that this […]

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October is National Learn To Bowl Month and proprietors can earn a chance at winning $10,000!

National Learn To Bowl Month is underway this month! This promotion is a part of a national effort to introduce new people to bowling and develop new league bowlers using the Bowling 2.0 learn to bowl program. Bowling proprietors can also earn a chance to win $10,000 in cash and prizes! Most bowling centers in […]

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Keith Oliver wins National Bowling Foundation’s Teacher of the Year award

Incorporating the sport of bowling into his student’s physical education modules has earned Shalimar Elementary school teacher, Keith Oliver, the BPAA’s National Bowling Foundation’s Teacher of the Year this May. Oliver was picked out of 55 applicants spanning across 44 states. The award is given to an educator who has made an exceptional contribution by exposing […]

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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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