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KIA, SNICKERS COME ON BOARD AS PBA SPONSORS

You may have noticed that the 2021 PBA Tournament of Champions has a corporate name attached to it: Kia. The automobile company has signed on as an “official media sponsor” of the PBA Tour. Kia passed on advertising during this year’s NFL Super Bowl game in order to increase its charitable donations to help America’s […]

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CENTERS IN MICHIGAN AND IDAHO CHANGE HANDS

James Matti has acquired Novi Bowl, a 40-lane bowling center in Novi, Mich., from Len Herman and Jerry Harris. Sandy Hansell, founder of The Hansell Group, a nationwide organization of commercial real estate brokers specializing in bowling and family entertainment centers, served as the broker in the transaction. Denis Casey along with his daughter, Hanna, […]

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CENTER PLANS OCTOBER RE-OPENING AFTER SUFFERING STORM DAMAGE

“To get it done as fast as we can.” That’s the goal of Jason Lauchnor, the General Manager of Hampton Lanes in Northampton, Pa., referring to repairing the 24-lane center’s roof, part of which collapsed following a big snowstorm that blanketed the region earlier this month. One of the center’s avid bowlers, Esteban Morales, teamed […]

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BUFFALO CENTER SELLS WINNING LOTTERY TICKET

A winning New York State Lottery “Take 5” ticket was sold at Kerns Avenue Bowling Center in Buffalo. The first four of the winning numbers — 4-6-7-8 — read like a left-handed bowler’s nightmare split. The fifth number was 37. The winning ticket was worth $57, 856.50. Kerns Avenue is a 16-lane center that offers […]

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HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING SUCCESS STORIES IN NEBRASKA AND VERMONT

More than 1,200 students from 25 schools took part in the first-ever Nebraska High School Bowling Championships, which took place at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln. The Nebraska School Activities Association oversaw the event, and worked closely with the Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department to establish COVID-19 protocols, which included limiting spectators to family members. Meanwhile, in […]

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BOWL EXPO BOOT CAMPS TO FOCUS ON 4 AREAS OF CENTER OPERATION

Four Boot Camps laser-focused on improving revenues and profits in various areas of bowling center and bowling entertainment center operation have been scheduled in conjunction with BPAA’s International Bowl Expo 2021. The Boot Camps will kick off an education-heavy agenda in Louisville, Ky., on Sunday, June 20, and each session will be limited to 32 […]

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POLICE SEEKING NEW LEADS IN COLORADO CENTER MURDERS

Technology has helped investigators develop new leads in the 2002 killings of three men at a bowling center in Littleton, Colo. All collected evidence is now being reviewed in the case that saw two employees and one customer of the center killed shortly before midnight on Jan. 27, 2002. “We know there is likely information […]

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STREAMING SERVICE IS ACQUIRED BY EMIL WILLIAMS JR.

Emil Williams Jr. has acquired all assets and intellectual properties of BowlStreamTV, effective Feb 8. Williams brings years of experience in the streaming industry, most notably with BowlTV and the PWBA Tour. BowlStreamTV founder Craig Elliott will work closely with Williams during the transition. The next scheduled BowlStreamTV broadcast is the 2021 Wisconsin High School […]

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STORM EXTENDS ITS SPONSOR AGREEMENT WITH NEBA

Storm Products Inc. has announced that the brands of Storm, Roto Grip and 900 Global will sponsor the 2021 season of the New England Bowlers Association. The season will feature a safe environment for all competitors with COVID precautions, new formats, and enhanced prize funds in events throughout the season. “Storm is known as ‘The Bowler’s […]

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