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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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Stars collide in PBA50 Tour

Norm Duke, Tom Baker, Pete Weber, Parker Bohn III, and Walter Ray Sr.. Sounds like a roll-call for Hall of Fame inductees. On Tuesday, it was the stepladder finals of the PBA50 United Healthcare Sun Bowl, held at the Spanish Spring Lanes in The Villages, Fla.. The five Hall of Fame bowlers have a combined […]

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News source fakes bowling center approval as an April Fools joke…and to prove a point

An independent California news outlet, Turlock City News, used April Fools Day as a platform to make a stand. The online news outlet ran a story on Monday, April Fools Day, about a long desired bowling center finally breaking ground, a plan for the city with a population of over 69,000 that has been in development […]

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Adults must now pay to enter 2014 Junior Gold Championship

Adults will now pay an event pass fee to enter the 2014 Junior Gold Championships in Buffalo, NY. 18 and under spectators will still be able to attend at no charge. Proceeds from the pass will benefit the Youth Education Services Fund (YES), which supports youth bowling initiatives. A one-day pass will cost $10 per […]

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Bowling Center Proposal on Martha’s Vineyard Sparks Heavy Debate

An attempt to build the first bowling center on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in over a decade has been met with mixed public opinion. Sam Reed, a local architect who developed the Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven, has proposed the demolition of unused property on Uncas avenue and build a bowling center with a […]

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USBC to add National Mixed Championships in 2015

The United States Bowling Congress plans to introduce a new national tournament, the USBC Mixed, in 2015. The new tournament will debut next to the 2015 USBC Women’s Championships at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada. This is in an attempt to attract bowlers of all ages and abilities. The Mix will feature four-player […]

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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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Family Holds Funeral At Bowling Alley

There have been many creative ways people have decided to honor loved ones as they cross over to the afterlife. From spreading ashes across baseball fields, to dumping remains in the oceans. However, one family decided that the only way to properly memorialize a bowling lover was to hold a funeral at…a bowling alley! TLC’s […]

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