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USBC EXTENDS MURPHY’S E.D. CONTRACT INTO 2020

Chad Murphy has agreed to a three-year contract extension as Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress, extending his tenure into 2020. He was first named Executive Director in June of 2014. “Over the past three years, the USBC staff has delivered consistent improvement in operational execution and customer service under Chad Murphy’s leadership,” […]

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NEW OWNERS, NEW NAME FOR OHIO CENTER

Suburban Bowl in Batavia, Ohio, has been acquired by members of the Bedinghaus family, who have been involved in bowling for three generations. The family has renamed the center Batavia Bowl, and plans to place a strong emphasis on food sales, as well as craft beers. Other plans for the 16-lane facility include the installation […]

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NEW LIFE FOR BALTIMORE-AREA DUCKPIN CENTER

Parkville Lanes, a Baltimore-area duckpin center that had been closed for about nine months due to water damage and presumed shuttered for good, is being brought back to life by four new owners, including a former local disc jockey. Chris Roth used to be heard on WQSR radio; now, he and three partners have invested […]

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NEW TEXAS THEATER COMPLEX TO INCLUDE BOWLING

Santikos Entertainment is opening a new theater complex in Cibolo, Texas. In addition to theaters with laser digital technology, Dolby ATMOS sound systems and luxury recliner seating, the complex will include bowling lanes, an arcade, a restaurant and a sports bar. The development in which the theater is sited will include retail, restaurants and luxury […]

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4 LANES FOR DOWNTOWN CHICAGO OFFICE BUILDING?

Following in the footsteps of one downtown Denver development, the Sterling Bay company is planning a major renovation of its building at 311 W. Monroe in Chicago’s Loop. The company envisions a tenant lounge, fitness center, yoga room and a four-lane bowling installation. The amenities are intended to attract tenants to the building and help […]

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IBPSIA CONDUCTS FIRST MASTER CLASS

The International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association held its first Master Education Advanced Class at the Ebonite International Training Facility in Hopkinsville, Ky., following International Bowl Expo, and the feedback was all positive. Dwyane DaMoude, an attendee from Sun Valley Lanes Pro Shop in Lincoln, Neb., thought the event was great. “The cumulative knowledge […]

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GOBOWLING.COM NEW UMBRELLA SPONSOR OF PBA TOUR

In a landmark partnership between bowling organizations, the Professional Bowlers Association and Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America have announced that GoBowling.com will be the umbrella sponsor of the Go Bowling! PBA Tour between December 2017 and July 2018, with an option to renew for an additional year. The partnership was announced by BPAA Executive Director […]

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PAT AND LISA CINIELLO RECEIVE JOHN DAVIS AWARD

Pat and Lisa Ciniello have been named the 2017 recipients of the prestigious John Davis Award. The surprise announcement was made on the trade show floor during the Phantom Radio Show at International Bowl Expo in Nashville, Tenn. John Davis, the man who started The Kegel Company, was involved in bowling for nearly his entire […]

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BROOKS’S GOAL: 6 TRACK CHAIRS FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS

Hall of Fame proprietor Jamie Brooks is working to make sure the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open, to be held at his Plano Super Bowl in August, is a true “event.” In affiliation with the PWBA Tour major, he and his staff will host the “DFW Bowlers Help Strike Out for Vets,” with the goal of […]

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