Archive | February, 2022

BOWLING CENTER PROVIDES SHELTER FOR DISPLACED UKRAINIANS

Bowling centers have served as shelters during major storms and as safe houses during times of flooding, but rarely have they been used for protecting citizens from the elements after their homes had been bombed. Yet that’s exactly how Cosmos Bowling in Cherkasy was being utilized on Feb. 25 a few days after Russia began […]

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MIKE JUDY PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF SALES AT CLASSIC

The management team at Classic Products Corp. has announced the promotion of Mike Judy to Director of Sales. Since joining Classic following the dissolution of Ebonite International, Judy has worked closely with Vice President Jimmy Land and Classic’s entire sales and customer service groups. His presence at the onset of the pandemic proved to be […]

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STORM, PBA TEAM UP TO TEACH ‘NEVER QUIT’ ATTITUDE

Storm Products has announced that PBA Jr., the Professional Bowlers Association’s youth club for bowlers under age 18, will sponsor a new scholarship at all nine Storm Youth Championship events during the 2022 season. PBA Jr. will award the “Never Give Up Scholarship” to the bowler in each age division with the highest five-game total […]

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CANDIDATES SLATED FOR BPAA TREASURER, DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE

The BPAA Nominating Committee has recommended a candidate for association Treasurer and three candidates for Directors-at-Large. The committee, chaired by North Carolina proprietor Nancy Schenk, met during the BPAA Bowling Summit in Palm Springs, Calif. Recommended for Treasurer of the association is Brian Borowski of Allie Brandt Lanes in Lockport, N.Y. Recommended to serve as […]

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NEW SMART ALLOCATION: $7 MILLION

Except perhaps when it comes to federal spending, $7 million is a lot of money no matter how you look at it. Now, the USBC Scholarship Management and Account Reporting for Tenpins program is making an investment earnings allocation of $7 million to provide additional scholarships for youth bowlers. That matches the largest investment earnings […]

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MECHANIC TRAINING PICKS UP STEAM

The initiative to train a new generation of mechanics for legacy pinsetting machines, announced late last year by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, is gaining steam early in 2022 with the development of new online programming and the scheduling of several boot camps and schools. The School for Bowling Center Maintenance was developed in […]

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JOAN ROMEO ELECTED TO PWBA HALL OF FAME

Long-time industry supporter Joan Romeo will join Kim Adler and Kim Kearney in forming the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame class of 2022. Adler and Kearney will enter the hall for Superior Performance, while Romeo was elected in the Meritorious Service/Builder category. Romeo, 89, of Las Vegas, has served countless roles in the […]

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