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PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL IS ON, BUT WITH COVID RESTRICTIONS

Demonstrating that dealing with COVID-19 remains a moving target, organizers of the annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival in Las Vegas have announced updated guidelines for the 2021 event. Now, all attendees will be required to present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test obtained within 48 hours of entering the festival […]

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SPARE TIME OPENS NEW CHARLOTTE-AREA VENUE

The Charlotte, N.C., metropolitan area now has its second outpost of the growing Spare Time Entertainment company. Spare Time’s Roger Philipi, recipient of the V.A. Wapensky Award at Bowl Expo in Louisville, said the 50,000-sq.-ft. venue in Pineville features bowling, laser tag, an arcade, escape rooms and restaurants. It occupies a former Dick’s Sporting Goods […]

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BBIA CONSUMER CATALOG RELEASE DATE DELAYED TO SEPT. 13

The delivery date of the Billiard and Bowling Institute of America’s 10th anniversary Consumer Catalog has been delayed by a week to Sept. 13. The reason: labor and paper shortages. The tradition has been for the Luby Publishing Inc.-produced publication to reach bowling centers by Labor Day. “The catalog has become an indispensable asset for […]

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BVL PRESENTS $100,000 GRANT TO DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

The Bowlers to Veterans Link has presented the Department of Veteran Affairs with a $100,000 grant to fund multiple Vet Center programs that align with BVL’s recreation therapy mission. Grant applications would be sent out by the VA to all Vet Centers to apply for BVL grants up to $10,000 per program. The announcement was […]

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2 BOWLING VENUES COMING TO VIRGINIA

The Virginia community of Warrenton has been without a bowling center for eight and a half years. That will change in 2022 now that the town council has voted unanimously to allow Brett and Patricia Mills to take over space in the Warrenton Village Center most recently occupied by a Gordmans department store. Brett Mills, […]

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FORT WAYNE CENTER GETS NEW NAME AND A NEW PRO SHOP OPERATOR: MALOTT

A center in Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly known as Wayne Recreation, has been given new life and a new name by new owners. The re-christened MVP Lanes held its grand re-opening in late July with lots of features that customers can see and others that they can’t, including new electrical and new plumbing. “It was […]

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AL BLOUGH SELLS CENTERS TO BOWLERO, ENDS LONG CAREER IN BOWLING

It’s the end of an era in Pennsylvania bowling as Al Blough has agreed to sell his three centers — Berks Lanes in Sinking Spring, Limerick Bowl in Montgomery County and Hiester Lanes in Reading — to Bowlero Corp. At 85, Blough told The Mercury that he plans to enter semi-retirement, hanging on to one […]

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ALOMA BOWLING CENTERS’ CAMERON-CURRY ELECTED TO USBC BOARD

Kendra Cameron-Curry, Brittni LaGeorge and Ron Mohr have been elected as athlete representatives to the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors. They began their terms today, filling newly created seats for Team USA athletes to meet updated requirements from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Cameron-Curry’s initial term is for one year, while […]

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MAJOR STE INITIATIVES INCLUDE RETURN TO ‘FOX & FRIENDS’ AND AD CAMPAIGN

On Saturday, Aug. 14, the country will commemorate National Bowling Day, and the bowling industry is ready to make this the biggest celebration yet. Strike Ten Entertainment, via the Go Bowling platform, is rolling out an unprecedented marketing effort to build upon the momentum of a revitalized industry, post pandemic. On tap to help raise […]

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