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Cyber Report #947

E-dition No. 947 • Thursday, April 13, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   We are on deadline for Bowlers Journal International’s May issue this week, so this will be an abbreviated edition of the BJI Cyber Report. As always, we urge you to check out bowlersjournal.com and bcmmag.com for the latest bowling business news.   […]

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Cyber Report #946

E-dition No. 946 Thursday, April 6, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) ABS to Serve as QubicaAMF’s Distributor in Japan QubicaAMF Worldwide has entered into a distributor agreement with American Bowling Service, Inc. in Japan. Effective April 1, ABS is serving as QubicaAMF’s exclusive, full-line distribution partner in Japan for capital equipment, automatic scoring, parts, supplies […]

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LONG-TIME MISSOURI PROPRIETOR PASSES AWAY

Harrison McCoy, who opened McBowl in Liberty, Mo., with his brothers, Ted and Melvin, in 1958, passed away on March 29. He was 93. The family operated the center until 1987, completing nearly three decades of providing a safe hang-out for teenagers and a place where people could develop life-long friends. On the culinary side […]

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DAVE AND BUSTER’S REPORTS STRONG FOURTH QUARTER

Dave & Buster’s has reported strong financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016. Total revenues increased 15.4% to $270.2 million, thanks in part to the opening of four new locations, while comparable store sales were up 3.2%. Also, for the first time ever, the company’s full-year sales exceeded $1 billion. Dave & Buster’s operates […]

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MAPLE LANES EXTENDS BRAND; LaSPINA FAMILY HONORED

All five centers owned by the LaSpina family in New York and Florida will henceforth carry the Maple Lanes name. Rockville Centre Lanes got its new sign on March 1, and you can see it here: http://liherald.com/stories/rockville-centre-bowling-alley-gets-rebranded,89930. “We are renaming our centers Maple Lanes because it is who we are and who we have been […]

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Cyber Report #945

E-dition No. 945 • Thursday, March 30, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Take the First BCM Facebook Survey We take our coverage of the bowling business seriously and, with that in mind, we’ve posted a survey question on the Facebook page of BJI’s sister publication, Bowling Center Management. We hope you’ll check it out, post […]

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BIG AL’S VENTURES OUT OF NORTHWEST TO SoCAL

As first reported in the June 2016 issue of Bowlers Journal International, Big Al’s has ventured out of its Pacific Northwest birthplace with a new location in Ontario, Calif. On March 16, it opened its fourth location at the Piemonte at Ontario Center, joining successful sites in Boise, Idaho; Vancouver, Wash.; and Beaverton, Ore. The […]

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LOOK FOR GO BOWLING LOGO ON STENHOUSE CAR

Roush Fenway Racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pair up with Go Bowling when the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series rolls into Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 13 for the Go Bowling 400. Go Bowling will serve as the “anchor” on Stenhouse’s No. 17 Ford Fusion at Kansas. “This is a really exciting partnership,” said […]

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‘STRIKE OUT HUNGER’ EVENT TO FEATURE PBA STARS

Eighteen PBA Tour stars will participate in a “Strike Out Child Hunger” fundraiser as part of the PBA’s visit to Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, April 9-16. The 2nd annual “Bowling for a Cause” pro-am event, which is being held in cooperation with a number of Portland area restaurants, will take place on Sunday, April […]

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