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IAN DISRUPTS BUSINESS IN FLORIDA; KEGEL MAINTAINS TECH SUPPORT

Hurricanes are nothing new to the residents and bowling proprietors of Florida. But Hurricane Ian, which slammed into the state’s southwestern coast on Wednesday (Sept. 28), was different. It was one of the most powerful storms in United States history, with a storm surge that flooded communities and sustained winds measuring 150-mph that tore apart […]

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SCHOOL OF ENTERTAINMENT CENTER MANAGEMENT NEARS

Bowling University’s School of Entertainment Center Management runs Oct. 2-7 at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas. The comprehensive curriculum covers the gamut of FEC and BEC operations, featuring the Bowling University staff, 2022 BPAA Proprietor of the Year Don MacBrayne and entertainment industry experts Megan Burtch, Danny Gruening, Erik Guthrie, Rick Heim, Bob […]

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FORMER USBC COMMUNICATIONS/PR COORDINATOR JOINS BCAW

The Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin has named Patrick Brettingen as its new Program Manager. In his new role, Brettingen will administer key BCAW programs from the grass roots through state levels, including the Middle School and High School State Bowling Championships, the Pepsi USBC Tournament, the Adult-Youth Tournament, the All-Star Team Challenge, the Storm […]

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BETSON ENTERPRISES TO OPEN NEW FACILITY IN LAS VEGAS VALLEY

Betson Enterprises has announced it will open a new state-of-the-art facility in the Las Vegas Valley. The 45,000-sq.-ft. warehouse is in the Bromigo Industrial Plaza in Henderson, Nev., and features 12 dock doors and six grade-level loading doors. It will serve as a multi-purpose office location and distribution center for amusement equipment, parts and gaming […]

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GROUP BEHIND PINS MECHANICAL TO OPEN VENUE OUTSIDE CINCINNATI

A Columbus, Ohio-based entertainment company is bringing what it’s billing as an “adult playground” — complete with duckpin bowling, pinball machines, video games and a two-story corkscrew slide — to a $120 million suburban Cincinnati development. Pins Mechanical Co., which opened its first Cincinnati location in 2018, plans to open its second regional location in […]

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RAB’S EVENT RAISES MORE THAN $20,000 TO AID VETERANS

For five and a half hours on the last day of July, Rab’s Country Lanes hosted a special event called “Rock ’n Bowl for Our Vets,” featuring live music, raffles and lots of bowling. Frank Wilkinson, proprietor of the center and Chair of the Rab Wilkinson Foundation, said the event honored all of those who […]

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6 SCHOOLS RECEIVE BOWLER’S ED KITS

With the 2022-23 school year underway, six additional schools have the opportunity to make bowling part of their plans moving forward. The schools were selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team to receive Bowler’s Ed kits and curriculum information through the Bowler’s Ed Grant Program. The schools that received the kits are • […]

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BOWLERO CORP. ACQUIRES 3 MORE CENTERS

Bowlero Corp. continues to expand its footprint across North America with the acquisition of three bowling centers in two metro markets: Mel’s Lone Star Lanes in Georgetown, Texas, and Fiesta Bowl and Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla. Mel’s Lone Star Lanes is located in the metro market of Greater Austin, and officially opened under Bowlero management on Sept. 3. It […]

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HISTORIC VENUES TO HOST HISTORIC BOWLING EVENTS

Two of bowling’s most history-steeped tournaments, the USBC Masters and the USBC Queens, will be contested in venues with storied histories of their own in 2023. The Masters has been scheduled for March 26-April 2 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., while the Queens will be contested at Sam’s Town Bowling Center in Las […]

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