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LONG-TIME ILLINOIS STATE BPA E.D. PAT BOSCO PASSES AWAY

Patrick F. Bosco, Executive Director Emeritus of the Illinois State and Chicagoland Bowling Proprietors Associations, passed away on July 3. He was 90. Bosco served bowling center owners in greater Chicago and the entire state of Illinois from 1980 through 1997. Prior to accepting the post, he was the owner and operator of Bloomfield Bowl, […]

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STRING MACHINES TO BE USED IN IBF-SANCTIONED WORLD GAMES

QubicaAMF Worldwide is the official bowling equipment supplier for The World Games 2022, which will be the first International Bowling Federation-sanctioned tournament conducted on string machines (utilizing EDGE Sting Pinspotters). The competition is set for July 7-17 in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, with bowling taking place July 8-11. As the exclusive IBF global bowling equipment supplier and […]

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DENNIS LANE RETIRES FROM BUSINESS, SELLS WARPATH LANES

Warpath Lanes, the only bowling center in Kingsport, Tenn., changed ownership recently when veteran proprietor and former pro bowler Dennis Lane decided to retire from the business. Lane’s parents, Jim and Frances Lane, opened the center in 1960. “We really appreciate the support from the whole community,” Lane told the Johnson City Press. “Kingsport and […]

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DUCKPIN CENTER PLANNED FOR BURLINGTON, VT.

With the infusion of $6 million in state funds, two Burlington, Vt., business owners are launching an effort to clean up the South End’s infamously polluted “Barge Canal” and construct two buildings on the site. Silt Botanica, a planned European-style bathhouse, and Backside Bowl, a proposed duckpin bowling center, would share the parcel once it is […]

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July 2022

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BOWL-A-RAMA BOUNCES BACK FROM DESTRUCTION OF HURRICANE MICHAEL

Bowl-A-Rama in Panama City, Fla., one of three centers destroyed by Hurricane Michael in 2018, was scheduled to reopen on June 22 following a long permitting and building process. In a Facebook post, the center said its hours on its first day of operation would be 1-10 p.m. Bowl-A-Rama’s snack bar will open later, once […]

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HUYCK IS NEW SALES EXECUTIVE FOR QUBICAAMF

JR Huyck has joined QubicaAMF as a sales executive for new business development. He comes to the company with a strong background in the industry, including in sales. His passion for bowling came early in life as a competitive bowler and bowling center employee. He then developed a successful sales career, primarily in food service. After 20 […]

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BRUNSWICK HONORS VALCKE WITH DISTRIBUTOR AWARD

Valcke Bowling Service recently was recognized as Brunswick Bowling’s International Capital Equipment Distributor of the Year. “It’s a real honor to work every day with such a strong partner as Brunswick Bowling,” said Valcke Group CEO Henri Valcke. “We are very proud of this award because it [recognizes] all the effort and hard work we […]

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XTRAVAGANZA BREAKS RECORD WITH $102,560 RAISED FOR BOWLING MUSEUM

Winners Charlotte Powell and Staci Harrington collected $3,000. Fifteen cashing teams shared a total of $19.475 in prize money. But the big winner in the 2022 Xtravaganza tournament was the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington, Texas, which benefited by a record $102,560 — the first time the event has generated a […]

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