Archive | December, 2020

USBC UNVEILS AID PROGRAM FOR LOCAL, STATE ASSOCIATIONS

The United States Bowling Congress has announced a $3.5 million aid program to help support grassroots bowling. The move comes as a response to the unprecedented losses experienced in the sport nationwide due to COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. As part of the program, the USBC Board of Directors has approved an immediate cash transfer of $1.5 […]

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SOUTH POINT’S BOWLING PLAZA AND BOWLING CENTER TO BE USED FOR USBC OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The start date of the 2021 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships has been moved to May 1, and the event will feature a modified schedule to allow for social distancing with one team per pair during competition. Flexibility in the availability of the South Point Bowling Plaza and on-property South Point Bowling Center, plus […]

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NEW YORK PROPRIETOR DIES FROM COMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19

Del Leween, proprietor of Pla-Mor Lanes in Watertown, N.Y., has passed away from complications of COVID-19. Leween’s son, Shane, posted the news on the center’s Facebook page: “Our bowling family lost its patriarch today. COVID hit us all at once and Del had it the hardest out of all of us. We will be closed […]

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2 NEW BOWLING-BASED PROJECTS IN THE PIPELINE

With the distribution of vaccines providing hope for a return to “normal” in American society, developers are moving forward with projects that include bowling among their offerings. 810 Billiards & Bowling, a South Carolina-based company, will open two new locations in Arizona, one in Chandler at the Chandler Village Center and one at the CityScape […]

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RAB’S COUNTRY LANES WINS ‘BEST OF BOROUGHS’ AWARD

The .NYC registry team, managed by communications technology company Neustar, conducted its Best of Boroughs 2020 Virtual Awards Celebration to honor five organizations that use the .NYC domain name in each borough of New York City. Among the winners was Rab’s Country Lanes, named Best of Staten Island. Each of the five winners received a cash prize of […]

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USBC CANCELS TEAM USA TRIALS; ROD ROSS RETIRES

With COVID-19 cases spiking across the country ahead of the anticipated widespread distribution of vaccines, many bowlers remained uncomfortable about traveling. As a result, just days into December, close to 100 entrants had withdrawn from the 2021 Team USA Trials and requested refunds. Citing the ongoing public health concerns, restrictions and recommendations, the United States […]

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FIRST 2021 PBA EVENT EQUALS 2011 ‘TOC’ PRIZE MONEY RECORD

Ten years after the PBA Tournament of Champions offered a $1 million prize fund and $250,000 first-place prize at the Red Rock Bowling Center in Las Vegas, the Professional Bowlers Association will duplicate that prize fund and top prize in the 2021 PBA Players Championship. The event will begin on the weekend of Jan. 15 […]

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COVID CLOSURE CLAIMS OREGON’S KELLOGG BOWL

The closing of one bowling center is no more or less saddening than the closing of another. But that doesn’t make the news any more palatable when it involves one of the sport’s iconic families — in this case, the Husteds. In a Facebook post, Champ Husted, along with co-owner Bill Oetken and General Manager […]

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December 2020

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