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MINI-BOWLING TO BE INCLUDED IN 2 NORTH DAKOTA FUN CENTERS

Two new family fun centers are earmarked for two shopping malls in North Dakota. Each will operate as Tilt Studio and feature a go-kart track, mini golf, laser tag, arcade games and mini-bowling, along with a taco and margarita bar. The venture is owned by Texas-based Nickels and Dimes Inc., and the venues are going […]

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BOWLING CENTER EMPLOYEE RECEIVES $2.4 MILLION JUDGMENT

A Utah jury has awarded a Park City bowling center employee nearly $2.4 million after a Vail Resorts employee smashed her hand with a bowling ball during a company outing three years ago. Amy Herzog alleged in a February 2020 lawsuit that she was attempting to fix a “clogged gutter” in one of the Jupiter […]

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‘BEST OF LAS VEGAS’ AWARD FOR STATION CASINOS’ BOWLING CENTERS

Station Casinos emerged victorious in the “Best of Las Vegas” voting for 2022, conducted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and revealed in a 190-page “Best of 2022” magazine supplement. Wrote the R-J: “Station Casinos’ bowling centers give bowlers a place to call home with ongoing leagues, open bowling and cosmic bowling. Party rooms offer space […]

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FORMER DIABLO LANES SHUTS DOWN

The California governor’s prolonged shutdown of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed yet another bowling center. Pins & Pizza in the Northern California community of Concord — known as Diablo Lanes through most of its existence — has closed for good, according to local reports. The center shut down in October amid rumors that […]

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SI LINE EXPANDS EUROPEAN PRESENCE FOR BRUNSWICK

Gaspare Piunti, CEO of Si Line SRL, has retired from the company, effective Dec. 31. Si Line has been Brunswick Bowling’s distributor in Italy, Croatia, Tunisia, San Marino, Algeria, Libya and parts of Switzerland. Valcke Bowling, Brunswick’s exclusive distributor to much of Central Europe, will add Si Line’s territories to its service area. “The opportunity […]

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ARKANSAS CENTER RAISES $12,000 FOR BVL

One of the great Bowlers to Veterans Link fundraising events held during November — a.k.a. BVL Month in America — took place at Conway Bowl in Conway, Ark. Thanks to the Allen family, staff members and the center’s bowlers, $12,000 was raised for the Bowlers to Veterans Link.

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WISCONSIN PROPRIETOR BARDON STEPS BACK FROM BOWLING

David Bardon, one of Wisconsin’s high-profile proprietors and a long-time contributor to the industry at the state and national levels, has decided to step back from bowling. The long-time treasurer of the Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin, who received a BCAW Award of Excellence in 2022 in recognition of his many years of service to […]

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LEGENDARY PROPRIETOR DOUG EISERMAN PASSES AWAY

A celebration of life was held on Dec. 7 for veteran proprietor Doug Eiserman, who passed away five days earlier. He was 77. Often thought of as “larger than life” because of his imposing size. Eiserman served not only the bowlers at Palmyra Bowling in Palmyra, Pa. — which he and his wife Sue purchased […]

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