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EVO ACQUIRES TYLER’S TIMES SQUARE GRAND SLAM

EVO Entertainment Group has acquired Tyler’s Times Square Grand Slam, a 65,000-sq.-ft. FEC in Tyler, Texas. The FEC includes seven cinema screens, 22 bowling lanes, 70-game arcade, multi-level laser tag arena, a ropes course and as VR attraction. EVO now operates 20 locations in five state.

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XTRAVAGANZA 2023: OPPORTUNITY FOR LEAGUES, WIN-A-SPOTS AND MORE

Hall of Fame Xtravaganza 12, an annual fundraiser for the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, will return to the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, home of Red Rock Lanes, in 2023. The event is set for June 1-4, which means proprietors should begin planning qualifying leagues, win-a-spot tournaments or their own trips […]

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BOWL EXPO HOST HOTEL OPENS DOORS TO THOSE FLEEING IAN

Those attending BPAA’s International Bowl Expo in Orlando, Fla., next summer can stay at the host Rosen Centre Hotel with the knowledge that the property’s owner is a good citizen. Rosen Hotels saw an influx of bookings across its properties as Florida residents took advantage of its “Florida Distress Rates” during and in the aftermath of […]

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RAPPER TAKEOFF KILLED AT PRIVATE PARTY IN HOUSTON

Kirshnik Khari Ball, a rapper who went by the name Takeoff and was a member of the hip-hop group Migos, was shot and killed in the early-morning hours Tuesday while attending a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling in downtown Houston. Multiple shell casings were found on the third level of the facility, where Ball […]

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STE GEARING UP FOR MACY’S PARADE ENCORE

Turkey. Dressing. Mashed potatoes and gravy. And let’s not forget the green bean casserole. And while bowling’s participation in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has not yet achieved the iconic status of those Turkey Day staples, it certainly has elevated bowling’s profile while those dishes are making the house smell so good. The tradition in […]

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BCA OF OHIO SET TO MEET NOV. 9-10 IN DUBLIN

The Bowling Centers Association of Ohio will host its annual fall seminar and meeting Nov. 9-10 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio. Wednesday’s attendees will learn which social-media platforms are a must (they’re not what you think!) as well as hear from Samuel Guy, USBC’s Director of Center Certification. A glimpse into how sports […]

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MARKETING MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO MAXIMIZE MACY’S PARADE PARTICIPATION

Bowling is back in the 96th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, and GoBowling.com is launching several promotional campaigns in conjunction with the iconic event. GoBowling.com is the one-stop site where people of all ages can find bowling fun. The consumer-facing brand of the International Bowling Campus (IBC) — where the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America […]

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FOOTBALL, EDUCATION AND ELECTIONS AT ILLINOIS STATE BPA MEETING

Are you ready for some football? Those attending the Illinois State BPA General Membership Meeting Nov. 6-7 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel will have an opportunity to take in a pair of NFL games with their peers. The activities begin on the 6th with the ISBPA Board of Directors meeting from noon until 5 p.m., […]

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BILLIARD EXPO TO BECOME PART OF AMUSEMENT EXPO IN 2023

Amusement Expo International has announced an expansion of the core categories represented on its exhibit floor and educational program as the Billiard and Home Leisure Expo will make its debut as a new member of AEI’s colocation family in 2023. For the past 40 years, the BCA Expo has served as the premier show for […]

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