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ROGER DALKIN IS NAMED NEW E.D. OF BCA OF WISCONSIN

One of the most experienced executives in the bowling business, Roger Dalkin, has been named Executive Director of the Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin. The appointment became official on Aug. 1. Dalkin had been serving as BCAW’s program director under long-time E.D. Yvonne Bennett, who retired last year. A national search for a successor to […]

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EMMA McCRARY RECEIVES 2022 FREWING SCHOLARSHIP

Emma McCrary, who literally grew up in her parents’ bowling center — Paoli Rock-N-Bowl in Paoli, Ind. — is the 2022 recipient of youth bowling’s most lucrative honor, the $25,000 Daroll and Dee Frewing Scholarship. McCrary follows in the footsteps of Andrew Amore of Ohio, the scholarship’s first recipient in 2020, and Avery Schenk of […]

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TIERNEY RECEIVES FIRST MUSEUM AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame has created of a new award to recognize an individual, institution or organization that recently made an extraordinary contribution to the Hall of Fame. The first recipient is John Tierney, who received his award at Bowl Expo. Tierney, a retired California bowling center proprietor, donated more than […]

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U.S. OPEN SITES SET THROUGH 2025

The USBC and BPAA have reached location agreements for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 editions of the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. The U.S. Open will be heading back to Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis all three years, while the U.S. Women’s Open will be held at ABC Gates Bowl in Rochester, N.Y., in 2023 […]

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STRONG FIRST QUARTER FOR DAVE & BUSTER’S

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. reported outstanding results for the first quarter of 2022, despite steadily increasing inflation. Revenue increased to a record $451.1 million compared with $265.3 million in the first quarter of 2021 and $363.6 million in the first quarter of 2019. Total comparable sales increased 10.9% compared with the same period in 2019. “We set records […]

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U.K. COMPANY BUYS OWNER OF SPLITSVILLE VENUES

United Kingdom-based Hollywood Bowl Group has expanded its operations to North America with the acquisition of Teaquinn Holdings, owner of the Splitsville Luxury Lanes FECs. Splitsville has high-profile locations in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim Calif., and in the Disney Springs area of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, […]

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NATIONAL BOWLING DAY TO BE CELEBRATED ON ‘FOX & FRIENDS’

National Bowling Day is back in 2022, and it will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 13. The goal of the Strike Ten Entertainment initiative: Motivate consumers to visit bowling centers just ahead of the fall league season start. The consumer-facing Go Bowling brand will have representatives from the BPAA and Bowlers to Veterans Link on […]

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NEW AGREEMENT TO HELP CENTERS INCREASE F&B SALES

Creative Realities Inc., a leading provider of digital signage solutions, and Strike Ten Entertainment have announced a marketing partnership designed to help bowling centers grow their revenues by using digital signage to transform the food-and-beverage experience. The marketing partnership provides a robust, continuous platform for Creative Realities to showcase how its offering can help revolutionize the […]

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‘BOWLING DAY IN THE USA’ TARGETS YOUTH, FAMILY MARKETS

Remember the nationwide youth bowling initiative known as Super Bowling Saturday? It brought thousands of young people into bowling centers across the country, and a significant percentage was converted into league bowlers. The new question for 2023 is: Can our industry catch lightning in a bottle twice? The International Bowling Campus Youth Development team hopes so, […]

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