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LANETALK AND PBA GENERATE IMPRESSIVE ‘SHOWDOWN’ NUMBERS

More than 13,500 bowlers in 27 countries entered the first-ever PBA Global Showdown Powered by Lanetalk in September. The event’s grand finale will take place on Nov. 14, with six players competing for a $20,000 first-place prize as well as prizes from KR Strikeforce and Motiv. The competition will be streamed live for free by […]

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BPA OF CAROLINAS AND GEORGIA TO AWARD $5,000 AT CONVENTION

The Bowling Proprietors Association of the Carolinas and Georgia is offering its Annual Convention attendees an opportunity to win a $5,000 “stimulus check” for their center. For each paid registration, a center will receive one entry into the stimulus check drawing. Entries will be accepted until Feb. 16 at 9 p.m., and the drawing will […]

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BALLARDS TO BE HONORED WITH BBIA INDUSTRY SERVICE AWARD

Del Ballard and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard have been selected to receive the 2022 Billiard and Bowling Institute of America Industry Service Award, an honor bestowed on those who promote the growth of the bowling and/or billiard industries worldwide. “This tandem has earned a multitude of accomplishments both on and off the lanes for decades,” said BBIA […]

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DAVE SCHERBARTH IS HONORED BY BCA OF WISCONSIN

The Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin recently honored Dave Scherbarth of Highland Lanes in Milwaukee for his 30-plus years of service to the association as his time on the BCAW Board of Directors came to an end at the BCAW Annual Meeting this month. Scherbarth was described as “an amazing contributor to the association and […]

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VENUES, DATES ANNOUNCED FOR U.S. OPEN AND USBC MASTERS

The United States Bowling Congress and Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America have selected Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis as the host center for the 2022 U.S. Open and Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as the venue for the USBC Masters. The U.S. Open is scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 6, while the Masters will […]

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CLASSIC TO COMBINE SEATTLE AND LAS VEGAS DISTRIBUTION CENTERS, EXPANDING VEGAS FOOTPRINT

Classic Products Corp. today announced plans to combine its Seattle and Las Vegas-area distribution centers into one 45,000-sq.-ft. super distribution center in Las Vegas. The Seattle-area center, located in Auburn, Wash., will be closed on Oct. 22, the company said. The consolidation with the Las Vegas location will begin immediately, and the complete migration from […]

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ENTRIES BEING ACCEPTED FOR BCM ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AWARDS

Entries are being accepted for the 37th annual Bowling Center Architecture and Design Awards Competition, now under the auspices of the industry’s leading business magazine, Bowling Center Management (BCM). Formerly a Bowlers Journal International initiative, the competition was inaugurated to encourage the building and modernization of bowling-based facilities around the world. BCM is moving the […]

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SYNC PRIMA IS INSTALLED AT ITRC

The United States Bowling Congress has installed the Sync Prima center operating system by Brunswick at the International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas. “Brunswick is the official capital equipment supplier for the USBC Open and Women’s Championships,” noted Lou Marquez, the ITRC’s Pro Shop Manager. “The tournament staff’s positive experience using Sync for […]

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3 BIG REGIONAL SHOWS, ENTERTAINMENT CENTER SCHOOL COMING UP

Atlantic City, N.J., and Reno, Nev., will be the epicenters of educational opportunities for bowling center proprietors later this month as the East Coast Bowling Centers Convention takes over the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Oct. 17-19, followed by the West Coast Bowling Centers Convention at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Oct. 25-26. Both events […]

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