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A CLEAN SWEEP FOR LUBY PUBLISHING IN IBMA WRITING AWARDS

Luby Publishing Inc. writers scored an unprecedented clean sweep in the 2019 national writing competition conducted by the International Bowling Media Association, claiming all 12 awards. Gianmarc Manzione, Editor of Bowlers Journal International and Senior Editor of Bowling Center Management, won top honors in the Feature division. Long-time BJI contributor and “Pro Bowling Insider” columnist […]

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BPAA HALL OF FAMER KEIJIRO NAKANO PASSES AWAY

A giant of Japan’s bowling industry, Keijiro Nakano, died on May 16 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 93. Known throughout the industry as “Mr. Nakano,” his Starlanes chain of bowling centers was among the most successful in Japan, and his Eastern Sports Ltd. company was a leading distributor for many years. Due to […]

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WAITING TO CANCEL JUNIOR GOLD WOULD HAVE MADE NO DIFFERENCE

Even before International Bowling Campus Youth Development announced the cancellation of the 2020 Junior Gold Championships Presented by Hammer on April 16, it had become apparent that the tournament would not be able to be conducted in Las Vegas this summer. That’s because Governor Sisolak has been slower than most governors in formulating a reopening […]

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Cyber Report #1107

E-dition No. 1,107 • Friday, May 1, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) OKC Center Sets Protocols for Friday Reopening After being shut down due to the coronavirus, Holiday Bowling Center in Oklahoma City will be among the first centers outside Georgia to reopen when it offers limited hours and limited lanes on Friday. Plans call […]

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MAY ISSUES OF BCM AND BJI PACKED WITH PANDEMIC COVERAGE

While the May issues of Bowling Center Management and Bowlers Journal International are a bit smaller than usual, they’re nonetheless packed with important information and top-quality features that BCM and BJI readers have come to depend on after a combined 132 years serving the bowling family. We felt it was critical to move forward with […]

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May 2020

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CENTER REOPENING UPDATES FROM 4 STATES

OKLAHOMA After being shut down due to the coronavirus, Holiday Bowling Center in Oklahoma City will be among the first centers outside Georgia to reopen when it offers limited hours and limited lanes on Friday. Plans call for the center to open at 3 p.m. and close at 9 p.m., and to make every other […]

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Cyber Report #1106

E-dition No. 1,106 • Friday, April 24, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) Former Columbia 300 Owner Donates Plasma in COVID-19 Fight It has been a long time since anyone involved with the Hermann family has had anything to do with Columbia 300 bowling balls — or anything to do with the bowling business, for that […]

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Cyber Report #1105

E-dition No. 1,105 • Friday, April 17, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) BPAA Hall of Famer Bill Bojé Passes Away Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America Hall of Fame member Bill Bojé, who received the association’s Victor Lerner Memorial Medal in 2003, passed away on Monday. Bojé owned Brandon Crossroads Bowl in Tampa, Fla., and Sunset […]

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