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BPAA HOSTS MEMBERS AT IAAPA EXPO

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America hosted breakfast for members attending the 2022 IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Fla., just prior to the opening of the trade show at the next-door Orange County Convention Center. BPAA also hosted a booth at the trade show, giving members an opportunity to network, meet with a vendor, charge their […]

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PBA STREAMING ENDS ON FLOSPORTS, MOVES TO BOWLTV

BowlTV will be the primary steaming platform in the industry in 2023 as preliminary-round coverage of the Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour season moves to the United States Bowling Congress-operated service. The agreement between the PBA and USBC also includes PBA50, PBA Jr. and PBA Regional Tour events. BowlTV’s season coverage will feature all PBA Tour […]

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WASHINGTON STATE BPA LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

The Washington State BPA has announced a “Futures Initiative” aimed at providing members with expanded services in 2023 and beyond. Initiatives will include an on-call attorney, an association lobbyist (thanks, in part, to BPAA’s matching grant program), help in bringing back youth programs and an industry marketing fund.

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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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