Archive | January, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR $25,000 FREWING SCHOLARSHIP IS MARCH 31

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame currently is accepting applications for the 2021 Daroll and Dolores Frewing College Scholarship. The application deadline is March 31. The annual $25,000 scholarship was created by Daroll Frewing, co-founder and CEO of US Bowling Corporation, and his wife, Dolores, to give back to the center owners with […]

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ROD ROSS TO HELP IBF DEVELOP COACHING PROGRAM

What’s next for Rod Ross, who recently retired as Head Coach of Team USA? He’ll be part of the team tasked with creating a coaching certification course to help member nations of the International Bowling Federation raise their standards of coaching from the grassroots to the elite level. Dr. Koh Koon Teck, IBF’s Global Coach […]

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SZABINA SUCCEEDS SUPPER AS E.D. OF IBPSIA

Steve Szabina, a man with vast experience in both the pro shop business and working with pro shop operators, has been named the new Executive Director of the International Bowling Pro Shop & Instructors Association. The announcement was made by IBPSIA President Dwyane Da Moude, who said, “The IBPSIA Board of Directors is excited to […]

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MARYLAND GETS A NEW FUN CENTER WITH 16 LANES

Fourth Dimension Fun Center, a 37,560-sq.-ft. venue in Frederick, Md., opened in late December with a 50% capacity limit. The facility includes 16 lanes of bowling, a laser tag arena, an escape room, a 6,000-sq.-ft. arcade, a restaurant and a sports bar. “This facility to intended to satisfy a pressing need within the greater Frederick […]

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HISTORIC WINDY CITY BOWLING VENUE MAY BE SPARED

Historic Southport Lanes in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood may live on after all. The venue’s owner, Steve Soble, said last September that it could no longer withstand the pandemic-related closure mandated by the state of Illinois, and would not reopen. But just before the new year, Southport received a $70,000 Business Interruption Grant from the state. […]

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PANDEMIC CLAIMS ANOTHER ICONIC CENTER IN CALIFORNIA

Albany Bowl in Albany, Calif., had been in business for 71 years when proprietor John Tierney announced that the center would be closing permanently. Tierney cited the ongoing restrictions placed on businesses by California’s state government, and said after paying a large tax bill and investing $700,000 in infrastructure to ensure a safe environment, “I […]

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BPAA PUTS SAFETY OF MEMBERS FIRST IN CANCELING SUMMIT

The BPAA did everything possible to make its 2021 Mid-Winter Summit happen, including a change in venue from the nearly entirely shut-down California (Palm Spring, to be specific) to a more “open” Tennessee (Nashville, to be specific). Ultimately, however, distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines did not take place quickly enough, which meant the coronavirus pandemic […]

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