Archive | November, 2019

Cyber Report #1087

E-dition No. 1,087 • Friday, November 22, 2019 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) More on Brunswick’s Acquisition of EBI’s Assets They say that timing is everything, and news of Brunswick’s acquisition of Ebonite International’s brands and the intellectual property associated with those brands came two days after the December issue of Bowlers Journal International already was […]

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Cyber Report #1086

E-dition No. 1,086 • Monday, November 18, 2019 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) Dykstra Discusses Brunswick’s Acquisition of Ebonite It was a story that broke after hours on Friday afternoon and quickly blew up on social media over the weekend. On Saturday, BJI Editor Gianmarc Manzione caught up with Brunswick CEO Corey Dykstra to get more […]

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Cyber Report #1085

E-dition No. 1,085 • Friday, November 15, 2019 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) QubicaAMF World Cup Ready to Roll in Indonesia QubicaAMF’s annual international showcase for bowling — the World Cup — will get under way on Sunday with the official practice session at Jakabaring Sport City in Palembang, Indonesia. The 2019 field is expected to […]

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COREY DYKSTRA ON BRUNSWICK’S ACQUISITION OF EBONITE INTERNATIONAL

When the opportunity arose for Brunswick to purchase the assets of Ebonite International, Brunswick CEO Corey Dykstra pondered two prevailing thoughts: his enthusiasm for Ebonite International’s brands, and a lingering numbers problem that reflected the challenges of the consumer products side of the bowling industry. “The four brands that we acquired are amazing consumer products […]

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BRUNSWICK ACQUIRES EBONITE INTERNATIONAL

Brunswick Bowling Products announced today that it has acquired the assets of Ebonite International, including all of Ebonite’s brands, trademarks and technologies. According to a report in Kentucky New Era, Ebonite’s bowling ball manufacturing plant closed its doors today, and approximately 170 people will lose their jobs. “Regretfully, the [Western Kentucky] Workforce Board is aware […]

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Cyber Report #1083-1084

E-dition Nos. 1,083-1,084 • Friday, November 8, 2019 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) 60 Hours of PBA Action Set for FOX and FOX Sports FOX Sports and the Professional Bowlers Association have unveiled the 2020 Go Bowling! PBA Tour television schedule, which includes more shows on the FOX broadcast network, the first show featuring women bowlers, […]

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Cyber Report #1082

E-dition No. 1,082 • Friday, October 25, 2019 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) The Cyber Report will be taking a rare — but absolutely well deserved — vacation next week. The next Report will be a double edition on Friday, Nov. 8. In the interim, please continue to send business-related news and information to bjibob@aol.com. Now, […]

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