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MAINE’S BAYSIDE BOWL COMPLETES EXPANSION PROJECT

In case you were concerned that the expansion of Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, might not be completed in time for the Professional Bowlers Association’s visit April 9-16, you may now breathe a sigh of relief. It took 10 months, but the expanded facility made its public debut with a ribbon cutting and “first ball […]

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KANSAS COMMUNITY STILL HAS BOWLING… AT LEAST FOR NOW

After Community National Bank foreclosed on Parsons Bowl in Parsons, Kan., it tried to find a buyer for the 12-lane center — with no luck. So, a long-time employee of the center, Helen Brooks, has been asked to operate it while a buyer continues to be sought. For legal purposes, the name has been changed […]

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BOWLING RETURNS TO ILLINOIS TOWN IN 6 WEEKS

It has taken the better part of a year, but bowling is now scheduled to return to the Illinois community of Carthage in about six weeks. The eight-lane facility, which also will include an arcade, is entering the final phase of construction inside what used to be a Dollar General store. The project is being […]

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BOWLING CENTER PLANNED FOR WINE COUNTRY LOCALS

Highway 12 is the highest traffic corridor in California’s Sonoma Valley, and it soon may be home to a new bowling center inside an existing building that’s appropriately named “The Old Bowl Centre.” According to the Sonoma Index-Tribune, Adam and Jenny Kovacs are planning to transform a 5,000-sq.-ft. space in the center into a bowling […]

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PRODUCT INTEGRATION FOR CRUNCHY LOGISTICS, STELTRONIC

Crunchy Logistics has released new features for its interactive bowling solution known as Unreal Bowling. The update brings complete integration for the Steltronic Focus scoring system. Bowling centers that use the Focus system will now be able to display players’ names on the lane as their turn arrives. Audio and video feedback then keeps them […]

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WILMINGTON CENTER GETS QUBICAAMF MAKEOVER

Ten Pin Alley has been a staple in Wilmington, N.C., for many years, and in November 2015, Jim and Margaret Grago purchased the center, which is located in a 37,000-sq.ft. portion of what used to be a mall. The purchase included 24 lanes, 29 pool tables, two bars and a full-service restaurant. But with a […]

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ILLINOIS PROPRIETOR BOWLS IN 65th ABC/’OPEN’

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Les Zikes of Palatine, Ill., added another milestone to his resumé on Monday as he became the 11th player in history to reach 65 years of participation at the USBC Open Championships — the tournament known, for most of his career, as the American Bowling Congress Tournament. The […]

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BOWLERS HELP SAVE ROOF OF PENNSYLVANIA CENTER

We all know that bowlers are a rare breed. When it appeared that the roof of Bowl Arena in West Hazleton, Pa., was about to buckle under the weight of snow last Friday night, several bowlers climbed on top of the building to help push snow off the roof. League play was canceled that night, […]

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Cyber Report #943

E-dition No. 943 • Thursday, March 16, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Brunswick Brings Bowling to a Truck Stop In an industry first, Brunswick is bringing bowling to a new setting. Much more than a typical truck stop, the new Petro Stopping Center in Columbia, S.C., features Beltline Lanes and Gaming, with 16 Brunswick […]

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