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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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PBA HELPS GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN FOR PBA ‘SUPERFAN’

BY DENNIS BERGENDORF The saga of Josh Hyde’s trip to the PBA’s 60th Anniversary Celebration took an interesting turn Friday, when the PBA itself stepped up to help pay Josh’s expenses. That came as his Go Fund Me campaign reached its goal of $1,000 in just a few hours. Josh is the wheelchair-bound young man […]

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CHALET BOWL: THE LITTLE BOWLING HOUSE THAT COULD

(Editor’s Note: This story appeared in the September issue of BCM. We are posting it here because on Monday, the co-owner of Chalet Bowl, Nancy Frederick, passed away unexpectedly.) By Bob Johnson Probably the best word to describe Chalet Bowl is “anomaly.” In an era when small, neighborhood centers have been disappearing from the bowling […]

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NEW FEC ROLE FOR JACK SIEFERT AT QUBICAAMF

QubicaAMF Worldwide has hired Jack Siefert as its new FEC Amusement Sales Executive. His primary role will be to grow the FEC segment of the company’s business. Siefert will support the amusement division by selling the company’s full bowling product mix into the FEC market and managing relationships with amusement distributors in the United States. […]

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BRUNSWICK ACQUIRES ULTIMATE BOWLING PRODUCTS ASSETS

Brunswick Bowling Products announced today that it has acquired the assets of Ultimate Bowling Products, manufacturer of bowling ball inserts and accessory products. The purchase signifies Brunswick’s continued investment in the growth of its consumer offerings and product lines. “Ultimate has built out a very nice product offering and reputable brand through its support of […]

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TAKING CARE OF THOSE WHO SERVE THE COMMUNITY

When the new entertainment center that’s coming to the Hamptons opens its doors late this winter —an extension of an existing indoor tennis facility — people who serve the community can expect to receive a 20 percent discount. The discount will apply to all Wainscott, N.Y., village and town employees, all volunteers of local fire […]

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