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Extreme Makeover Bowling Edition: BPAA to award $100,000 at International Bowl Expo

The BPAA announced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for proprietors who will be attending the 2013 International Bowl Expo this summer in Las Vegas, Nevada. The industry’s premiere trade organization announced plans to award a $100,000 bowling center “makeover” – an incentive available to all domestic participating BPAA member centers. Proprietors can enter for the chance to win a […]

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BPAA announces Lipton Iced Tea as offical title sponsor of 2013 Bowling’s U.S. Open

Title Sponsorship of Preeminent Bowling Tournament Will Include In-Event Branding, Prominent Brand Exposure During Tournament and On-Site Sampling Last week, the BPAA announced its official title sponsor for this year’s Bowling’s U.S. Open will be Lipton Iced Tea. This historic announcement marks the first time that a title sponsor has been named for Bowling’s U.S. […]

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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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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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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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“Godfather of Bowling” Joe Schmidt Passes Away

Condolences go out to the family of Joseph Schmidt, the crowned “Godfather of Bowling” in the New York area. Schmidt, or “Smiling Joey,” as he was known by close friends and family, passed away Saturday morning. Schmidt was best known for organizing the Capitol District Junior and Pro-Scoring League and being a charter member for […]

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BPAA Announces School of Entertainment Center Management to its Bowling University Lineup

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA), announced plans to add the FEC-focused School of Entertainment Center Management to its Bowling University curriculum. The ECM school will consist of a 6-day, 30+ hour course that will be offered at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, starting Sept. 30. It will cover a facet of […]

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