Archive | May, 2022

MORE THAN $10,000 IN SMART SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS BY ISBPA

The Illinois State Bowling Proprietors’ Association completed its annual Storm/Roto Grip Youth Singles Tournament at Camelot Bowl in Collinsville on May 21-22. There were 254 youth bowlers that qualified out of an original field of nearly 1,000. Winners were Amir Yarbrough in the Bantam Division, Ethan Reyes-Louie in the Prep Division, Vincent Pizzo in the […]

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PENNSYLVANIA PROPRIETORS LOBBY STATE LEGISLATORS

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of Pennsylvania Board of Directors met on May 23 in Harrisburg for the bi-annual Capital Day Event. Proprietors spent the morning touring the capital and meeting with state legislators. The event ended with a Legislative Reception at ABC East Lanes, where proprietors were able to demonstrate the important role bowling centers […]

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BOWLERX OWNERS PURCHASE CENTER HOUSING THEIR PRO SHOP

Town & Country Lanes in Bethlehem, Pa., has been sold and is now operating as Steel City Bowl & Brews. “We are open. Pins are dropping, tunes are playing and brews are pouring,” the center’s new owners announced on Facebook. “A fresh new look, new scoring system…  and expanded hours with more open bowling availability” are […]

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DINER OWNER SAVES CLOSED CENTER’S GIANT PIN FROM SALVAGE YARD

San Juan Lanes Bar and Grill in Anacortes, Wash., may have been razed last year, but its giant-pin “BOWL” sign had remained in place until late April. That’s when it was removed and transported to a local salvage yard for what figured to be an ignominious end. But when Fletcher McLean, co-owner of Dad’s Diner […]

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CALIFORNIA FEC OPENS WITH DUCKPIN BOWLING ON THE MENU

Duckpin bowling is among the attractions at the new MB2 Entertainment in Santa Clarita, Calif., co-owned by Chris and Martine Brooks and Will and Stefanee Miller. The venue takes over space formerly occupied by the Mountasia Family Fun Center, which could not survive California’s extended COVID-19 business closures. The seven-acre property offers both indoor and […]

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May 2022

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EXPANSION OF STRIKE AND BARREL FINALLY BEGINS

After being in the business for the better part of a decade, David Carmichael says he knew that his future in the industry required embracing the bowling-anchored entertainment center model. So he moved his family to Wake Forest, N.C., and opened Strike and Barrel in the downtown area in November 2019. It’s housed in space […]

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‘HOW WE ROLL’ WILL NOT RETURN FOR A SECOND SEASON

It has turned out to be a very short season for “How We Roll,” the CBS sitcom based on pro bowler Tom Smallwood’s life. CBS today announced it would not be renewing the program, which starred Pete Holmes as Tom, a Midwest husband and dad who gets laid off from a car assembly line and […]

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DEADLINE FOR 25K FREWING SCHOLARSHIP EXTENDED

The deadline to apply for the Daroll and Dolores Frewing Scholarship has been extended to May 15. This annual award, now in its third year, was established by industry veteran Daroll Frewing and his wife Dolores exclusively for children and grandchildren of current BPAA-member bowling center proprietors. The application for this $25,000 scholarship — the […]

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