Archive | November, 2021

GO BOWLING EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH MACY’S PARADE

GoBowling.com has reached an agreement with Macys Inc. to extend its sponsorship of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade through 2023. Several promotional deals are included in the agreement. The centerpiece of the parade sponsorship will continue to be the recognizable GoBowling “balloonicles,” including 16-foot-tall bowling pins, a pair of motorized size 151½ bowling shoes, and […]

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HALL OF FAMER AND PRO SHOP OPERATOR SEMIZ PASSES AWAY

Anthony “Teata” Semiz of Hopatcong, N.J., passed away on Nov. 23. He was 87. Semiz earned his spot in the USBC Hall of Fame in 1991 in the Superior Performance category, and the talented right-hander was inducted into the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame in 1998 in the Veterans/Senior category. He captured the first […]

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STREMMEL SELECTED TO LEAD BCA OF WISCONSIN

After an extensive national search, the Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin has hired Neil Stremmel as its next executive director, effective Jan. 3. In June, current BCAW Executive Director Yvonne Bennett informed the BCAW Board of Directors of her intent to resign the position, effective the first of the year. “Neil is a consummate professional […]

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SEVERAL HONORED AT MISSOURI STATE BPA MEETING

The Missouri State BPA conducted its Annual Meeting, featuring keynote speaker Bob Pacanovsky, at Camden at the Lake Resort. Honored at the association’s awards dinner were: * Mechanic of the Year — Travis Nieder, Lunar Bowl. * Manager of the Year — Leslie Wallis, Imperial Bowl. * Customer Service of the Year — Joy Hogan, […]

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HISTORIC DATA MAY BE USED TO DETERMINE DELEGATE COUNTS

The United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors has approved two resolutions that allow delegate representation for annual association meetings to be based on membership from the 2018-19 season. The first resolution for the 2022 USBC Annual Meeting maintains historical representation across the country by using membership totals from the 2018-19 season for delegate counts. The […]

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BVL REPS LAY WREATH AT TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

On Veterans Day, Bowlers to Veterans Link Chairman John LaSpina and Director Emeritus Wally Hall laid a wreath on behalf of the BVL during the centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor the sacrifices of American service members. BVL Executive Director Mary Harrar joined LaSpina and Hall for the ceremony at […]

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LANETALK AND PBA GENERATE IMPRESSIVE ‘SHOWDOWN’ NUMBERS

More than 13,500 bowlers in 27 countries entered the first-ever PBA Global Showdown Powered by Lanetalk in September. The event’s grand finale will take place on Nov. 14, with six players competing for a $20,000 first-place prize as well as prizes from KR Strikeforce and Motiv. The competition will be streamed live for free by […]

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BPA OF CAROLINAS AND GEORGIA TO AWARD $5,000 AT CONVENTION

The Bowling Proprietors Association of the Carolinas and Georgia is offering its Annual Convention attendees an opportunity to win a $5,000 “stimulus check” for their center. For each paid registration, a center will receive one entry into the stimulus check drawing. Entries will be accepted until Feb. 16 at 9 p.m., and the drawing will […]

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BALLARDS TO BE HONORED WITH BBIA INDUSTRY SERVICE AWARD

Del Ballard and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard have been selected to receive the 2022 Billiard and Bowling Institute of America Industry Service Award, an honor bestowed on those who promote the growth of the bowling and/or billiard industries worldwide. “This tandem has earned a multitude of accomplishments both on and off the lanes for decades,” said BBIA […]

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