Archive | December, 2021

APRIL BERNECHE STEPS INTO NEW ‘QUALITY’ ROLE AT KEGEL

Kegel’s Customer Service Supervisor, April Berneche, will be moving to a new position at the company as Quality Control Manager. In her new role, Berneche will focus on all aspects of the Kegel Quality system, which includes product change requests, corrective actions, audits and quality documentation. She will be supported by an experienced team that […]

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IBPSIA BOARD EXPANDS TO 15, ADDS 4 NEW MEMBERS

The International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association has expanded the size of its board of directors from nine to 15 to allow for future expansion and elected four new members to serve three-year terms: Chuck Gardner, Ridgeway, S.C.; Alex Handback, Huntsville, Ala.; Ron Hickland Jr., Hopkinsville, Ky.; and Greg Kenjerim, Colorado Springs. Colo. Peter […]

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GALLAS TABBED TO SUCCEED DUFF AS ILLINOIS STATE BPA E.D.

Chris Gallas, who managed 15 state associations during a 10-year tenure with the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, has been named Interim Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois State BPA. Plans call for Gallas to succeed Executive Director Bill Duff when Duff retires in June 2023. Duff’s earlier-than-planned retirement was necessitated by a need to […]

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SUPREME COLLABORATION: AN INSTANT BALL SELL-OUT FOR STORM

The official Supreme Storm Bowling Ball, a collaboration between Supreme and Storm Bowling Products, sold out in minutes late last year. Earlier in the year, Supreme reached out to Storm’s Vice President of Marketing, Steve Kloempken, to collaborate on a product. Storm decided to work together to connect with a new customer base and create […]

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GOERGEN, ALLEN, ZELLER ELECTED TO USBC HALL OF FAME

The United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame will have at least three new members when the 2022 class is inducted on April 27 during the USBC Convention in Las Vegas. The USBC Hall of Fame Committee elected Bo Goergen of Midland, Mich., in the Outstanding USBC Performance category, Bill Allen of Orlando, Fla., in […]

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BPAA OFFICERS’ TERM EXTENSION SOUGHT

Just when you thought the 2022 BPAA Bowling Summit would be all about education, motivation and networking, the agenda has been expanded with a piece of legislation for attendees to consider. Actually, the proposal is something of a no-brainer, submitted by the BPAA Nominating Committee and supported by the BPAA Board of Directors as well […]

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TREE LIGHTING KICKS OFF HOLIDAY SEASON

Country Pro Shop & Awards Center and Ariemma’s Garden Center partnered with the Rab Wilkinson Foundation and Rab’s Country Lanes in Staten Island, N.Y., to kick off the holiday season with its 2nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting Spectacular on Nov. 28  Held on the corner of Hylan Boulevard and Rab Wilkinson Way (Delaware Avenue), the […]

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WORK CONTINUES TOWARD STRING PINSETTER SPECS

The United States Bowling Congress Equipment and Specifications team continues to study pinfall with string machines, and has identified several factors affecting pinfall. Based on testing, the following settings reduced the number of split conversions and rebounding of pins to an acceptable limit: 1. The string length has a minimum limit of 65 inches, measured […]

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USBC HALL OF FAMER SKELTON PASSES AWAY

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Max Skelton of Ada, Okla., died on Nov. 20. He was 89. Skelton ascended quickly through the bowling ranks locally and nationally, and he gained additional notoriety for his efforts on the international front and in promoting bowling for inclusion in the Olympics. He also was known for building […]

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