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BOWLERS JOURNAL WINS 7 OF 9 WRITING AWARDS

Bowlers Journal International — Bowling Center Management’s sister publication — dominated the annual writing competition conducted by the International Bowling Media Association for the calendar year 2017. The magazine picked up seven of the nine available awards, including two of the three first-place awards. BJI Senior Editor (and BCM Editor) Bob Johnson earned the 74th […]

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ZOT INTRODUCES NEW, MODERN LOGO

ZOT Pinsetter Parts today introduced its new logo — the first update since the company was founded more than 50 years ago. “It’s time to modernize our image,” says ZOT’s President and owner, P.J. Rosendahl. “Our new designer logo is more descriptive and representative of who we are, and is a better fit for our […]

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PBA SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH FOX SPORTS

As first reported in a special BJI Cyber Report on Monday, the Professional Bowlers Association and FOX Sports have entered into a multi-year, multi-platform agreement, making FOX Sports the new television partner for the Go Bowling! PBA Tour starting in 2019. The package will bring a substantial schedule of live PBA events to television, including […]

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QUBICAAMF WORLD CUP TO RETURN TO SAM’S TOWN

QubicaAMF’s Anne-Marie Board just announced that the 2018 edition of the QubicaAMF World Cup would return to Las Vegas in 2018. Sam’s Town Bowling Center will serve as the tournament’s host Nov. 5-11. The World Cup first visited Las Vegas in 1999, and returned in 2015. Sam’s Town will become the first center to hold […]

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Language of Bowling Guide

Here’s a fun post to check out thanks to our friends at Bowling.com https://www.bowling.com/bowling-blog/bowling-news/the-language-of-bowling/

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: NEW SPLITSVILLE AT DISNEYLAND RESORT

The newest location of Splitsville Luxury Lanes has opened for business at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. The two-story venue — which features Brunswick lanes and equipment in six different settings, including the section shown here — opened its doors on Monday in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney restaurant and entertainment district. It’s located in a […]

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‘MR. 900’ RECOVERING IN CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL

Glenn Allison, the bowler who rolled the first 900 series in sanctioned league play back in 1982, was involved in an automobile accident on Christmas Eve while on the way to La Habra “300” Bowl, where he works the desk parttime. Family members say Allison, 87, fractured his sternum and has two fractures in his […]

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EARLY MORNING FIRE AT DES MOINES’ PLAZA LANES

Plaza Lanes, a center in Des Moines, Iowa, that is owned by the family of BPAA Vice President Randy Thompson, has suffered extensive damage resulting from a fire that broke out early Monday morning. According to the Des Moines Register, a passerby called in the fire at 5:08 a.m., and at that point only small […]

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BRENT PERRIER PASSES AWAY AFTER BRIEF CANCER BATTLE

Brent Perrier, who had retired on July 25 as CEO of Brunswick Bowling Products after nearly 37 years of service to the company in various capacities, died Sunday night following what Corey Dykstra, who took over as CEO after Perrier retired, described as “a short, but strong fight against cancer.” Dykstra added that, “He will […]

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