Archive | April, 2022

BOWL EXPO OFFERS $90,000 PRIZE POOL TO BENEFIT BVL

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, the BPAA and International Bowl Expo are hosting a rolloff fundraiser to benefit the Bowlers to Veterans Link, with a $90,000 guaranteed prize pool to be divided among the winners. Each $1,000 donation to the BVL purchases one entry into the prize pool, and each entry will grant one opportunity to […]

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THE GUT-WRENCHING STORY OF ONE UKRAINE BOWLING CENTER OPERATOR

By any measurement, the Nikolsky shopping center in the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv was a huge success. It opened in May 2021 with a 95% occupancy rate — in the middle of a pandemic — and attracted more than 1 million visitors during its first three weeks of operation. The top level of the […]

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FREWING SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE JUST DAYS AWAY

The deadline for high school seniors to submit their applications for the 2022 Daroll and Dolores Frewing College Scholarship is just days away.  Applications must be received by May 1. The $25,000 annual scholarship, presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, was created by Daroll Frewing, co-founder and CEO of US Bowling […]

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MAIN EVENT’S 50 FECs ACQUIRED BY DAVE & BUSTER’S

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire Main Event, the Dallas-based family entertainment company and bowling chain, for $835 million from Ardent Leisure Group Limited and RedBird Capital Partners. Upon closing of the deal, Main Event CEO Chris Morris will be named CEO of Dave & Buster’s. Main Event currently has […]

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TEXAS PROPRIETOR TO BE HONORED BY USBC

Jim O’Reilly of Wabasha, Minn.; Becky Jones of Lubbock, Texas, and John Burns of Odessa, Texas, were selected by the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors to receive USBC National Recognition Awards. O’Reilly is the Joyce Deitch Unity Award winner, Jones is this year’s recipient of the Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service […]

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WYOMING CENTER HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER PATIENTS

Green River Bowling Center in Green River, Wyo., recently donated $1,390 to the Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Fund to support the needs of patients at the Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center. The bowling center hosted a fundraiser last October during the Cancer Center’s annual “Paint the Town Pink” initiative to raise awareness of the importance of […]

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POPCORN CHICKEN, BOWLING AND SPARKLING WINE

Cham Pang Lanes has opened in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. Guests are greeted at a host stand, where a circular bar, mini-sized bowling lanes and overhead disco balls come into view. A DJ fills the venue, where the wait for a lane can be as long as two hours, with music. Visitors pass the time by […]

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3C BOWL BRINGS BOWLING BACK TO NEW YORK TOWN

After being closed for two years, the former Theresa Bowling Center in Theresa, N.Y., is being brought back to life with a new name: 3C Bowl. The name pays homage to the names of the new owners and their expected daughter, Carter, Carlin and Cecilia. In addition to bowling, the revitalized center will feature a […]

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WASHINGTON CENTER TO CLOSE ON OCT. 2

After more than six decades in business, TechCity Bowl in Kirkland, Wash., will close permanently on Oct. 2. The family that has owned and operated the business since the 1950s is in the process of selling the property to a developer. TechCity Bowl opened in the late 1950s as Totem Bowl, decorated inside and out with mid-century Native American […]

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