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CHICAGOLAND PROPRIETORS PREPARE FOR GOLF OUTING NO. 96

The 96th annual Chicagoland BPA Golf Outing will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park, Ill. The shotgun start will be at 12:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 6. The cost is $125 per person, or $50 for dinner only. Potential players should note that this year’s outing […]

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BOWLERO ACQUIRES CENTERS IN KANSAS, FLORIDA AND COLORADO

Bowlero Corp. continues to expand its national footprint, increasing its presence in Kansas to four bowling centers with the acquisition of three venues in Wichita. The deal includes the largest center in the state, Northrock Lanes, which spans 48 lanes and has hosted countless national tournaments through the years. Northrock includes an arcade, sports grill, […]

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BRENT SIMS EARNS PROMOTION AT KEGEL

Brent Sims has been promoted to Director of Chemicals and Coaching Technologies for Kegel. As the company expands it Chemical Division inside and outside the bowling industry with a line of household cleaning products, there has become a need for more attention to this division. Sims will work closely with Executive Vice President of Chemical […]

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WOMEN’S PRO BOWLING AND BOWLING MUSEUM ADVOCATE JOAN ROMEO DIES

Just days after being inducted into the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame for meritorious service, Joan Romeo passed away. She was 89. Romeo had been in failing health since suffering a stroke, but was able to record an acceptance speech that was shown at the induction ceremony in suburban Chicago. Long a vocal […]

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OKLAHOMA BECOMES MANAGED STATE NO. 17

The Oklahoma Bowling Proprietors’ Association recently decided to utilize the management services of BPAA and is now the 17th state in the managed state program. The new OBPA will be having its annual meeting on Tuesday, July 13, at Cinergy Entertainment in Tulsa. Members are urged to be there for a day of networking, education […]

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FALGIEN JOINS US BOWLING WITH FOCUS ON STRING MACHINES

Gus Falgien has been named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of International Sales and Distribution by US Bowling Corporation. Falgien’s main focus will be to enhance the company’s worldwide footprint in preparation for its 24 Volt String Pinsetting Machine gaining global approval for tournament and league play. “We are honored and proud to have […]

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MORE THAN $10,000 IN SMART SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS BY ISBPA

The Illinois State Bowling Proprietors’ Association completed its annual Storm/Roto Grip Youth Singles Tournament at Camelot Bowl in Collinsville on May 21-22. There were 254 youth bowlers that qualified out of an original field of nearly 1,000. Winners were Amir Yarbrough in the Bantam Division, Ethan Reyes-Louie in the Prep Division, Vincent Pizzo in the […]

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PENNSYLVANIA PROPRIETORS LOBBY STATE LEGISLATORS

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of Pennsylvania Board of Directors met on May 23 in Harrisburg for the bi-annual Capital Day Event. Proprietors spent the morning touring the capital and meeting with state legislators. The event ended with a Legislative Reception at ABC East Lanes, where proprietors were able to demonstrate the important role bowling centers […]

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BOWLERX OWNERS PURCHASE CENTER HOUSING THEIR PRO SHOP

Town & Country Lanes in Bethlehem, Pa., has been sold and is now operating as Steel City Bowl & Brews. “We are open. Pins are dropping, tunes are playing and brews are pouring,” the center’s new owners announced on Facebook. “A fresh new look, new scoring system…  and expanded hours with more open bowling availability” are […]

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