Archive | April, 2012

Diandra Asbaty Whirlwind Picks Up After USBC Queens Win

Chicago-area native Diandra Asbaty has had quite the week. She grabbed the first major of her career on Tuesday, beating Carolyn Dorin-Ballard in the final of the USBC Queens in Arlington, Texas. But perhaps most noteworthy for the industry is the outpouring of fan and media support for Asbaty in the days that followed. Last […]

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Steve Cook

Hall of Fame bowler Steve Cook purchases Citrus Heights bowling center

Professional Bowling Association Hall of Fame inductee Steve Cook has accomplished essentially everything there is in bowling. 15 professional titles, the ’81 Tournament of Champions, ’86 U.S. Open, and ’83 Touring Players Championship. Now he attempts to tackle yet another side of the sport. Ownership. The 6’7” California native now stands over Fireside Lanes, a bowling […]

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Chris Hardwick, Jon Hamm & ‘Mad Men’ Cast Team Up for Bowling Tourney

“Mad Men”-bowling fans rejoice! Today, Chris Hardwick, son of bowling great Billy Hardwick, joined forces with a few comedy friends (Weird Al Yankovic?) to take on Jon Hamm, Matthew Weiner (“Mad Men” creator) and other “Mad Men” castmates in a charity celebrity bowling tournament. Update: Here’s the full video of Team Mad Men vs. Team […]

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Britney Spears, Jeff Bridges Voted Into Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame

Britney Spears won the battle of former teen pop stars, edging Christina Aguilera for entry into the Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame, BPAA announced today. The four-week, bracket competition for a berth into the Celebrity wing culminated with Spears getting more votes than Aguilera — both former Mickey Mouse Club members. Jeff Bridges, best known […]

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Chicago Bowl Blueprint courtesy of East Village

Brooklyn Bowl, Blue Ribbon to open “Chicago Bowl”

Blue Ribbon Restaurants – created by brothers Eric and Bruce Bromberg, have developed plans to open “Chicago Bowl” – a take on their famed “Brooklyn Bowl” center. This project has been in existence for the past two years. Brooklyn Bowl owner Patrick Shapiro told Eater Chicago of the center’s plans to expand the brand to the Second City, […]

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