Archive | March, 2017

JOHN LOSITO IS NAMED 2017 PROPRIETOR OF THE YEAR

John Losito of Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Neb., has been selected as the 2017 Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America Proprietor of the Year. The award is presented annually to a proprietor who has excelled at developing relationships within their community, including comradery with the local United States Bowling Congress association, while actively promoting the […]

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NO BOWLING FOR HISTORIC SANTA FE RAILYARD

The effort to bring bowling to the Market Station building at the Santa Fe Railyard in New Mexico now appears to be dead — even though the bowling capital equipment has been installed. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court trustee managing Market Station has now asked a judge for permission to sell the equipment back to US […]

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BOWLMOR AMF: NO PLANS TO CLOSE PORTLAND CENTER

AMF Pro 300 Lanes in southeast Portland, Ore., may survive beyond May or August, after all. After MAJ Development Corporation, the new owner of the building that houses the center, announced last week that a “national retailer” would be taking over the space, Bowlmor AMF issued its own statement on Saturday. “Any rumors that we […]

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Cyber Report #944

E-dition No. 944 • Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Center Qualifiers Available for 2018 U.S. Open Bowling centers across the country will have the opportunity to host a pre-tournament qualifying event for the 2018 U.S. Open starting in November, and centers also can submit applications to serve as host center for the major tournament. The U.S. […]

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April 2017

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MAINE’S BAYSIDE BOWL COMPLETES EXPANSION PROJECT

In case you were concerned that the expansion of Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, might not be completed in time for the Professional Bowlers Association’s visit April 9-16, you may now breathe a sigh of relief. It took 10 months, but the expanded facility made its public debut with a ribbon cutting and “first ball […]

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KANSAS COMMUNITY STILL HAS BOWLING… AT LEAST FOR NOW

After Community National Bank foreclosed on Parsons Bowl in Parsons, Kan., it tried to find a buyer for the 12-lane center — with no luck. So, a long-time employee of the center, Helen Brooks, has been asked to operate it while a buyer continues to be sought. For legal purposes, the name has been changed […]

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BOWLING RETURNS TO ILLINOIS TOWN IN 6 WEEKS

It has taken the better part of a year, but bowling is now scheduled to return to the Illinois community of Carthage in about six weeks. The eight-lane facility, which also will include an arcade, is entering the final phase of construction inside what used to be a Dollar General store. The project is being […]

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BOWLING CENTER PLANNED FOR WINE COUNTRY LOCALS

Highway 12 is the highest traffic corridor in California’s Sonoma Valley, and it soon may be home to a new bowling center inside an existing building that’s appropriately named “The Old Bowl Centre.” According to the Sonoma Index-Tribune, Adam and Jenny Kovacs are planning to transform a 5,000-sq.-ft. space in the center into a bowling […]

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