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Cyber Report #968

E-dition No. 968 • Thursday, September 7, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Riviera Lanes Will Host 2018 PBA ‘TOC’   The Professional Bowlers Association will return to historic AMF Riviera Lanes in suburban Akron, Ohio, for the 2018 PBA Tournament of Champions, Feb. 5-11, as part of the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration, PBA CEO […]

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FLORIDA CENTERS BRACE FOR HURRICANE IRMA

Twenty-five years after Hurricane Andrew destroyed Paula Carter’s Homestead Lanes, Floridians tonight are bracing for the impact of another monster storm: Hurricane Irma. The LaSpina family, owners of Maple Lanes Countryside in Clearwater, Fla., began preparing early, instructing employees to board up the center several days ago. We’ll have storm updates on the BCM and […]

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Cyber Report #967

E-dition No. 967 • Thursday, August 31, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)     Max Bowl Provides Shelter for Port Arthur Evacuees   It’s said that disasters bring out the best in people and the worst in people.   Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey has been a prime example. While there were reports of looting in Houston, […]

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DAVE WODKA NAMED EBI GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGER

Ebonite International has named Dave Wodka as the company’s new Global Marketing Manager. Wodka has been in the bowling business nearly all of his professional life. His bowling resumé includes: PBA member since 1991 One PBA national title (1999 Greater Detroit Open) Twenty-one PBA Regional titles Two-time PBA Regional Player of the Year (2003 West […]

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MAIN EVENT HELPING WITH ‘HARVEY’ RELIEF EFFORT

Main Event Entertainment, which owns and operates five centers in and around Houston, has mobilized its other 33 centers to collect supplies essential to the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort. Through Monday, Sept. 4, the 33 Main Event Centers outside the affected areas will serve as collection points for non-monetary donations. Relief agencies have specifically requested […]

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MAX BOWL WELCOMES STORM REFUGEES IN PORT ARTHUR

It’s said that disasters bring out the best in people and the worst in people. Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey has been a prime example. While there were reports of looting in Houston, prompting a curfew to be enacted, there also were countless reports of good Samaritans aiding relief workers in transporting people all over southeast Texas […]

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Cyber Report #966

E-dition No. 966 • Thursday, August 24, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Dykstra Promotes Trio at Brunswick Bowling   Brunswick Bowling Products CEO Corey Dykstra has announced three new promotions within the company.   “I truly believe that we have the most talented team in bowling,” said Dykstra, who was named CEO of the […]

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EBONITE ON BOARD WITH JUNIOR GOLD THROUGH 2020

The Brands of Ebonite International have extended their sponsorship agreement with International Bowling Campus Youth Development to remain the presenting sponsor of the Junior Gold Championships through 2020. The Brands of Ebonite — Ebonite, Track, Hammer and Columbia 300 — had agreed on a two-year sponsorship deal that started in 2017 and, following this year’s […]

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OKLAHOMA GETS A NEW CENTER IN CHICKASHA

The Oklahoma community of Chickasha has a new place to recreate with the opening of Chickasha Bowling Center and Pub. The facility features 16 lanes, a food-service area, arcade games, and wall paintings with local theming. “We felt like the city of Chickasha needed something for family entertainment,” proprietor Jim Houser told the Chickasha News. […]

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