Cyber Report #1071

E-dition No. 1,071 • Friday, August 16, 2019

Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)

Henderson, Nev., Gets New Classic Distribution Center

Classic Products Corp. has added a fifth distribution center in Henderson, Nev., just outside of Las Vegas.

The facility will expand the company’s next-day delivery capabilities into a section of the country presently reached in three days.

In a media release, Classic said it intends to bring to the Southwest the same level of service, full line of products, and high fill rates that are features of its Florida, Indiana, Texas and Washington locations.

The Henderson facility is tentatively scheduled to open and begin shipping in early October. Product inventory out of this location will be available via Classic’s ecommerce system at classicproducts.com or through its customer service staff.

The location will be represented by several members of Classic’s existing sales staff — Bob Andrews, Jeff Gray, Chris Funk and Ray Ardeneaux — who already work closely with shops and centers in Nevada and all other nearby states.

We have a wonderful opportunity here in Henderson,” said Jimmy Land, Classic’s Vice President of Operations. “The growth and support of bowling in the Las Vegas community and surrounding areas makes this an ideal location for us to offer what we do best for the bowling community in a timely manner.”

The new facility is located at: 7685 Commercial Way, Suite G,
Henderson, NV 89011.

Sporting Clays Charity Shoot Raises Funds for IBM/HF

The inaugural Kegel/Classic Sporting Clays Charity Shoot for the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame was held on Aug. 7 at Polk Sporting Clays in Haines City, Fla.

The event was held in conjunction with the Classic Products Florida Trade Show, and customers were invited to attend along with manufacturers, members of the bowling industry and local residents.

Nine teams participated in the event, and each team included four people. Guides at the gun range assisted the shooters throughout their eight clay-shooting stations. Guests were able to purchase mulligans and an opportunity to win a bowling pin autographed by Mike Aulby for an additional donation.

Station sponsors for the event were:

* Bowlers Journal International

* Brunswick

* Classic Products

* Dexter

* Ebonite (Hammer, Track and Columbia 300)

* International Bowling Industry

* Jayhawk

* Kegel

* KR Strikeforce

* Motiv

* 900 Global

* PBA

* QubicaAMF

* Storm/Roto Grip

* 2-N-1 Grips Inc./Turbo

* VISE

Top-Rated Telecast Will Return to FOX Schedule

The PBA has announced that the PBA Clash, the special event that kicked off the organization’s historic television agreement with FOX Sports, will return to FOX on Sunday, Nov. 3.

It will feature a battle among the top eight money winners from the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season.

The PBA Clash, the most-watched event of the PBA’s first season of FOX Sports telecasts, will see its elite field compete in a unique single-elimination competition hosted by the Kegel Training Center in Lake Wales, Fla. The taping is set for Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., and ticket information will be announced in the near future.

Marshall Kent won the inaugural Clash, defeating Dom Barrett, 218-215, in a telecast that was watched by an average audience of more than 1,7 million viewers — the largest audience to view any bowling telecast on any network since 2005.

The 2019 field will be determined at the conclusion of the PBA FloBowling ATX Invite at Dart Bowl in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 21.

Remaining events that provide earnings opportunities include the Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Open at Mid-County Lanes in Middletown, Del.; the Bowlerstore.com Classic Presented by Moxy Xtra Pair at Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio, Aug. 21-23; the FloBowling PBA Summer Swing (including the Wolf Open, Bear Open and Illinois Open) Presented by the Brands of Ebonite International at Parkside Lanes in Aurora, Ill., Aug. 24-31; the USBC Cup points competition covering the entire FloBowling PBA Summer Tour, and the FloBowling ATX Invite.

10 Win $500 Scholarships for Management School

Ten people earned $500 Bowling University scholarships to attend the 2019 School of Entertainment Center Management at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, Sept. 29-Oct. 4.

Names were selected from surveys submitted at BPAA’s International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas in late June.

The winners:

* Jeffrey Ooley, Pinheads Entertainment Center, Fishers, Ind.

* Sonya Cole, Gulfbowl and Eastern Shore Lanes, Foley, Ala.

* Mark Hubbuch, Hermitage Strike and Spare, Nashville, Tenn.

* Jay Burnett, World of Sports, South Boston, Va.

* Matthew Gileau, Spare Time Vernon, Vernon, Conn.

* Dot Ammons, Mel’s Lone Star Lanes, Georgetown, Texas

* Alison Bohannon, Kingpin’s Alley Family Fun Center, South Glens Falls, N.Y.

* Scott Tomey, Oops Alley, Milton, Fla.

* Geri Coshatt, Thunder Alley FEC, Dickson, Tenn.

* Mike Marquez, The Summit, Windsor, Colo.

Other News You Can Use…

* Dasha Kovalova of Ukraine became the fourth bowler in PWBA Tour history to roll a televised 300 game as she captured the win at the 2019 Pepsi PWBA Louisville Open on Saturday. Kovalova posted 12 consecutive strikes in the championship match at Executive Strike and Spare to defeat USBC Hall of Famer Liz Johnson, 300-163, to win her second career PWBA Tour title. She collected $10,000 for the win and another $10,000 for the 300. Full story: http://www.bowlersjournal.com/dasha-kovalova-rolls-300-to-win-2019-pepsi-pwba-louisville-open/.

* Walter Ray Williams Jr. has been named PBA50 Tour Player of the Year for the third time, Eugene McCune earned Rookie of the Year honors, and Ron Mohr was named PBA60 Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. Report: http://www.bowlersjournal.com/williams-mccune-mohr-earn-major-annual-honors-for-2019-pba50-season/.

* BJ Moore defeated Sean Rash, 243-215, to win his first PBA Tour title in the Go Bowling! PBA Tour Wilmington Open Wednesday at Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center in Wilmington, N.C. Details: http://www.bowlersjournal.com/bj-moore-defeats-sean-rash-in-wilmington-open-for-first-pba-tourtitle/.

* The guest this week on Phantom Radio is Mike Valanzano, who kicks off the show’s new trivia contest. Test your own knowledge of bowling by clicking here: https://kegel.squarespace.com/phantomblog/2019/8/14/mike-valanzano-phantom-radio.

* CONTACT: Please send business news, event information, etc. to Bob Johnson at bjibob@aol.com. For breaking business news, visit bcmmag.com or bowlersjournal.com, and “Like” Bowling Center Management and Bowlers Journal International on Facebook. BJI Cyber Reports are now archived at bcmmag.com.

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