Archive | October, 2020

CENTERS IN 4 OREGON COUNTIES FINALLY ALLOWED TO REOPEN

Bowling centers in four Oregon counties are finally being allowed to reopen with capacity restrictions in place. Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Malheur counties had kept centers and skating rinks on “lockdown” long after other counties in the state had allowed them to resume business. Read more here: https://www.opb.org/article/2020/10/23/oregon-allows-bowling-alleys-skating-rinks-to-open-with-restrictions/. The plight of one proprietor in the […]

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HOST VENUES, DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2021 USBC TOURNAMENTS

The United States Bowling Congress this week unveiled host venues and dates for its signature national tournaments after a year that saw most of them cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a look at where the various events are scheduled to be held: * Western Bowl and Expo Bowl, Indianapolis — Team USA Trials. […]

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EXPANDED PWBA SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 2021

The 2021 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour schedule will feature 20 tournaments, highlighted by the introduction of Classic Series events and an increase in the season’s overall prize fund by nearly $400,000. The 2021 PWBA Tour schedule marks the first season since 2001 to include at least 20 events, with the first increase in the […]

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BLANCHARD TO SUCCEED MAGE AS PBA REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Gary Mage, who has served as PBA West Region Director since 2004 and the Northwest Region Director since he founded it in 1979, has announced his retirement from the PBA after more than 40 years of service. Mage’s retirement will take effect at the end of the 2020 season, when he will be just shy […]

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SUPPER TO RETIRE FROM IBPSIA; APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR NEW E.D.

The Board of Directors of the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association has announced the retirement of Executive Director Bill Supper, who has served the organization for 14 years. He will step down at the end of the year, or when a suitable replacement has been hired. “I had both the honor and privilege […]

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PUNCH BOWL SOCIAL REOPENS 9 LOCATIONS; MORE TO COME

Punch Bowl Social, a leader in “eatertainment” venues that combine social activities such as bowling with dining and drinking, had reopened nine of its 16 locations as of Tuesday. Now open with varying protocols based on the locale are Punch Bowl Social venues in Arlington, Va.; Atlanta, Ga.; Austin, Texas (Domain location); Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, […]

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NOTED MARYLAND PROPRIETOR FRANK TURNER PASSES AWAY

Frank Turner, who operated duckpin and tenpin bowling centers in Maryland dating back to 1952, has died. He was 94. Turner owned five centers at varying times, including Coliseum Bowling Lanes in downtown Hagerstown, Md., which still was utilizing pinboys when Turner bought it. He was known as a strong promoter, and is a member […]

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BPAA TO HOST POST-COVID MANAGEMENT SCHOOL IN K.C.

The one thing virtually everyone agrees on is that 2020 has been a year like no other — and not in a good way. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the fundamental way people live their lives, forcing business owners to change the way they do business in an environment that can change instantly with a […]

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A DIFFERENT TYPE OF B&B: A BOWLING CENTER AND A BAKERY

There are many examples of businesses that serve multiple purposes. During the early days of the internet, before free WiFi was widely available, internet cafes popped up all over the place. They provided a place for people to check their email while sipping a cup of coffee. Today, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Laundromat Café offers […]

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