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FORMER ANAHEIM TOURISM EXECUTIVE TO LEAD STADIUM OWNER

The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors has selected Charles Harris to be the organization’s next President and CEO. The President/CEO reports directly to the RSCVA Board, and through direction of the Board, coordinates, directs and is responsible for all activities associated with the operation of the RSCVA and its facilities. Harris is […]

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GLOBAL FEDERATION CHANGES NAME, EMBRACES STRING PINSETTERS FOR SPORT BOWLING

World Bowling has changed its name to the International Bowling Federation, and issued a lengthy open letter outlining its plans for the future. “As the governing body, World Bowling has been an associate member of its own organization instead of acting as the international bowling federation,” wrote Chief Executive Officer Andrew Oram. “This is about […]

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BOWLING BUSINESS BRIEFS

* Cedar House Bowling Center and Lounge in Skaneateles, N.Y., is being used for filming scenes planned for the upcoming Hulu original film, “Plan B.” It has been a welcome source of revenue for the center after months of being shut down. Read more about the film project here: https://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/2020/10/plan-b-movie-continues-filming-in-cny-takes-over-skaneateles-bowling-alley.html. * Cape Ann Lanes, a […]

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SOME CENTERS IN CALIFORNIA REOPEN; MOST REMAIN SHUTTERED

Centers in California are dealing with a complicated color-coded system as they seek to reopen as the Golden State continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. In Chico, Bowlero was able to open its doors on Oct. 23 after Butte County moved into the “orange” (or moderate) pandemic tier. More: https://krcrtv.com/news/local/strike-citys-only-bowling-alley-reopens-after-multiple-pandemic-closures. Napa County also allowed […]

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CENTERS IN 4 OREGON COUNTIES FINALLY ALLOWED TO REOPEN

Bowling centers in four Oregon counties are finally being allowed to reopen with capacity restrictions in place. Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Malheur counties had kept centers and skating rinks on “lockdown” long after other counties in the state had allowed them to resume business. Read more here: https://www.opb.org/article/2020/10/23/oregon-allows-bowling-alleys-skating-rinks-to-open-with-restrictions/. The plight of one proprietor in the […]

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HOST VENUES, DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2021 USBC TOURNAMENTS

The United States Bowling Congress this week unveiled host venues and dates for its signature national tournaments after a year that saw most of them cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a look at where the various events are scheduled to be held: * Western Bowl and Expo Bowl, Indianapolis — Team USA Trials. […]

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EXPANDED PWBA SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 2021

The 2021 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour schedule will feature 20 tournaments, highlighted by the introduction of Classic Series events and an increase in the season’s overall prize fund by nearly $400,000. The 2021 PWBA Tour schedule marks the first season since 2001 to include at least 20 events, with the first increase in the […]

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BLANCHARD TO SUCCEED MAGE AS PBA REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Gary Mage, who has served as PBA West Region Director since 2004 and the Northwest Region Director since he founded it in 1979, has announced his retirement from the PBA after more than 40 years of service. Mage’s retirement will take effect at the end of the 2020 season, when he will be just shy […]

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SUPPER TO RETIRE FROM IBPSIA; APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR NEW E.D.

The Board of Directors of the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association has announced the retirement of Executive Director Bill Supper, who has served the organization for 14 years. He will step down at the end of the year, or when a suitable replacement has been hired. “I had both the honor and privilege […]

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