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Cyber Report #1115

E-dition No. 1,115 • Friday, June 26, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) Illinois Proprietors Face Unusual Reopening Restrictions Bowling center owners in Illinois are now being allowed to reopen by Governor J.B. Pritzker, but with perhaps the most unusual limitation yet seen in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. Centers may open Friday at 9 a.m., […]

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Cyber Report #1114

E-dition No. 1,114 • Friday, June 19, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) CBS Sports Network to Air PBA Tour Finals The Go Bowling! PBA Tour returns to “championship event competition” as eight of the Tour’s top performers based on competition points earned over a two-year span, including defending champion E.J. Tackett, will take center stage […]

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ILLINOIS PROPRIETORS FACE UNUSUAL REOPENING RESTRICTIONS

Bowling center owners in Illinois are now being allowed to reopen by Governor J.B. Pritzker, but with perhaps the most unusual limitation yet seen in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. Centers may open Friday at 9 a.m., but all will be limited to no more than 50 people at a time for bowling. The same […]

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Cyber Report #1113

E-dition No. 1,113 • Friday, June 12, 2020Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) Tiered Center Certification Postponed for a Year The United States Bowling Congress is postponing implementation of its tiered center certification model until January 2023. After reviewing the timeline for the program’s rollout and considering the business disruptions center operators have experienced due to the […]

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Cyber Report #1112

E-dition No. 1,112 • Friday, June 5, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) PWBA Cancels 2020 Tour; Special Events Possible The Professional Women’s Bowling Association has cancelled its 2020 Tour season, including its two major events, the USBC Queens and the U.S. Women’s Open. Leadership of the BPAA and USBC determined workability concerns related to the […]

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Cyber Report #1111

E-dition No. 1,111 • Friday, May 29, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Mraz, Petrie, Krol, Bolt to Be Honored by IBPSIA Lori Mraz has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Bill Bunetta Lighthouse Award by the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association. The Lighthouse Award can be given to a person […]

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Cyber Report #1110

E-dition No. 1,110 • Friday, May 22, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) BPAA and PBA Hall of Famer ‘Mr. Nakano’ Passes Away An icon of Japan’s bowling industry, Keijiro Nakano, died on May 15 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 93. Known throughout the industry simply as “Mr. Nakano,” and a ubiquitous presence at […]

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PROPOSAL ON STADIUM, DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT TABLED

The Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority was scheduled to hear a formal proposal today by P3 Partners, detailing its plans to redevelop the stadium and the Reno Events Center as part of a major downtown redevelopment project that also would involve the construction of a non-casino hotel. However, at the request of P3 Partners, […]

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Cyber Report #1109

E-dition No. 1,109 • Friday, May 15, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) Harsh Reality in Nebraska; BPAA Offers Helpful Resources There is a harsh reality that the bowling industry is facing, even as most states are engaged in early phases of reopening after being shut down almost completely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That reality: […]

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