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BOB LEARN JR. ACCEPTS COLLEGE COACHING JOB

Five-time PBA Tour titlist and current PBA50 competitor Bob Learn Jr. has accepted a position as head bowling coach at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn. Martin Methodist, an NAIA program, competes in the Mid-South Conference. Learn, who has extensive experience in the coaching ranks, is one of more than 30 PBA members who are […]

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WSOB RETURNING TO RENO WITH EARLIER DATES

For the third consecutive year, Reno and the National Bowling Stadium will host the world’s premier international bowling showcase when the 9th annual edition of GEICO’S PBA World Series of Bowling takes place Nov. 7-19. WSOB IX, presented by Eldorado Resorts Reno properties — Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Circus Circus Reno […]

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MACPHERSON, MOORE, VERGOS SIGN WITH TURBO

PBA player B.J. Moore and amateur bowler Pete Vergos join hall of famer Wendy Macpherson as the most recent players to sign staff contracts with Turbo brand bowling accessories. Macpherson is a USBC Hall of Fame member who owns five USBC crowns. In her legendary career, she claimed 20 PWBA titles, including six majors. She […]

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OPRYLAND SOLD OUT; ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE FOR BOWL EXPO ATTENDEES

If you’re planning to attended BPAA’s International Bowl Expo next month in Nashville, Tenn., and have not yet made your room reservations, you will not be staying at the event’s host hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort. That property is completely sold out, and if you go to the Bowl Expo website (bowlexpo.com), you’ll find a […]

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FLORIDA PROJECT WILL INCLUDE BOWLING CENTER

Homestead Station — a project that will include a 1,000-space parking garage, multi-screen movie theater, bowling center, restaurants and retail shops — has been announced as the latest revitalization project in Homestead, Fla. It also will serve as the hub for the city’s trolley and county bus routes. Homestead Station is expected to be completed […]

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BOWLOPOLIS UPGRADE TARGETS YOUNGEST BOWLERS

To improve the bowling experience for youth bowlers, particularly those competing in the sport for the first time, International Bowling Campus Youth Development will provide youth members ages 8 and under with a free Bowlopolis membership upgrade kit starting with the 2017-18 season. IBC Youth Development will enhance the package by providing coaches and youth […]

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END OF AN ERA AS CAPRISE FAMILY EXITS BOWLING

It’s the end of an era in bowling, with the exit of the Caprise family from the industry. Frank Caprise Sr. built and opened Sheridan Lanes in Mineola on Long Island, N.Y., in August of 1940. The family’s flagship bowling center continues to operate today under the management of Bowlmor AMF. Over the years, three […]

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GLORVIGEN FAMILY PLANNING A SECOND BOWLOCITY

Can the Glorvigen family duplicate the success of their Bowlocity family entertainment center in Rochester, Minn.? “We’ve been embraced by Rochester,” proprietor Gene Glorvigen told the Post Bulletin newspaper. “Now we’re looking to the future of Rochester’s growth. We’d like to build another Bowlocity, a little bigger and maybe a step up.” The current location […]

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NEW ANDY B’S PLANNED FOR DENTON, TEXAS

Missouri-based Andy B’s Entertainment & Bowling Centers has entered an agreement to purchase land in order to build a new Andy B’s in Denton, Texas. It will be the company’s fourth location under the Andy B’s brand, 11th location in all and the first outside the Midwest. The new Andy B’s location will be a […]

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