QubicaAMF Worldwide and the BPAA teamed up at Bowl Expo to present the Pro-Skills Challenge at Bowl Expo. The event took place last Thursday at the QubicaAMF booth.

“Thanks to QubicaAMF’s support and hosting the event, we were able to engage our pro bowlers, attendees and one of our key sponsors all in one setting, sending home eight lucky attendees with a total of $6,000 in cash and prizes,” said BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio.

Eight lucky attendees had the opportunity to be paired with one of four PBA members: Tommy Jones, Bill O’Neill, Dom Barrett and Josh Blanchard. Each bowler represented an audience member playing for cash prizes. The pros played two unique Skill Games — Last Pin Standing and Head Hunter — which are exclusive to the BES X Bowler Entertainment System.

Last Pin Standing was the first event, in which the objective is to knock down as many pins as you can without hitting the headpin. With a score of 120, Jones ended up in first place, winning $1,000 for audience member Brian Borowkski from Classic Lanes in Kenmore, N.Y.

Barrett, representing Kevin Mumpower, finished second; Blanchard, representing Daniel Budwick, was third; and O’Neill, representing Nick Kornick, was fourth.

In the Head Hunter event, the objective is to hit the headpin without getting a strike. The score is based on how many pins one knocks down. Victorious in this event was Josh Blanchard with a score of 88, and he represented Scott Craddock of Plano Super Bowl in Plano, Texas, who received $1,000.

O’Neill, representing Reggie Frederick, finished in second place; Barrett, representing David McDonald, was third; and Jones, representing Phyllis Mento, was fourth.

“We are dedicated to supporting the industry as well as the sport of bowling,” said Pat Ciniello, Chairman of the Board of QubicaAMF. “We are so excited to see pro bowlers engage with the world’s only Bowler Entertainment System, BES X, and put on a great show doing it. We love the synergy that is built within our products, which combine the elements of competition and fun, all through one brand.”

In addition to the Skill Games competition, one audience member received $1,000 through a raffle offered to anyone watching the Pro-Skills Challenge. The lucky winner was Corby Taylor from Eldon Lanes in Eldon, Mo.

The partnership brought together the BPAA as bowling’s largest trade association and the industry’s largest manufacturer of bowling products in QubicaAMF. The company has supported Bowl Expo for many years, and was the presenting sponsor of Bowl Expo’s Club Xpo and a supporting partner of the Sponsorship Pavilion seminars.

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