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BRENT PERRIER PASSES AWAY AFTER BRIEF CANCER BATTLE

Brent Perrier, who had retired on July 25 as CEO of Brunswick Bowling Products after nearly 37 years of service to the company in various capacities, died Sunday night following what Corey Dykstra, who took over as CEO after Perrier retired, described as “a short, but strong fight against cancer.” Dykstra added that, “He will […]

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PBA HELPS GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN FOR PBA ‘SUPERFAN’

BY DENNIS BERGENDORF The saga of Josh Hyde’s trip to the PBA’s 60th Anniversary Celebration took an interesting turn Friday, when the PBA itself stepped up to help pay Josh’s expenses. That came as his Go Fund Me campaign reached its goal of $1,000 in just a few hours. Josh is the wheelchair-bound young man […]

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CHALET BOWL: THE LITTLE BOWLING HOUSE THAT COULD

(Editor’s Note: This story appeared in the September issue of BCM. We are posting it here because on Monday, the co-owner of Chalet Bowl, Nancy Frederick, passed away unexpectedly.) By Bob Johnson Probably the best word to describe Chalet Bowl is “anomaly.” In an era when small, neighborhood centers have been disappearing from the bowling […]

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NEW FEC ROLE FOR JACK SIEFERT AT QUBICAAMF

QubicaAMF Worldwide has hired Jack Siefert as its new FEC Amusement Sales Executive. His primary role will be to grow the FEC segment of the company’s business. Siefert will support the amusement division by selling the company’s full bowling product mix into the FEC market and managing relationships with amusement distributors in the United States. […]

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BRUNSWICK ACQUIRES ULTIMATE BOWLING PRODUCTS ASSETS

Brunswick Bowling Products announced today that it has acquired the assets of Ultimate Bowling Products, manufacturer of bowling ball inserts and accessory products. The purchase signifies Brunswick’s continued investment in the growth of its consumer offerings and product lines. “Ultimate has built out a very nice product offering and reputable brand through its support of […]

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TAKING CARE OF THOSE WHO SERVE THE COMMUNITY

When the new entertainment center that’s coming to the Hamptons opens its doors late this winter —an extension of an existing indoor tennis facility — people who serve the community can expect to receive a 20 percent discount. The discount will apply to all Wainscott, N.Y., village and town employees, all volunteers of local fire […]

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DIGITAL COMPANY RETAINS 10 OF CLOSED CENTER’S LANES

24G is a digital agency that empowers brands, agencies and corporations with digital experiential solutions at live events, online and in the workplace. Its headquarters in Troy, Mich., encompasses 40,460 square feet — part of which is devoted to 10 bowling lanes. As it turns out, neither the building nor the lanes are new. The […]

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EFFORT TO PROVIDE SOCKS TO HOMELESS VETS IS ON

Expert Hosiery is working with BVL and the Veterans Affairs Outreach Program to provide socks to the estimated 48,000 U.S. veterans who are homeless. Winter is the toughest season for the homeless, especially in four-season locales, and clean socks go a long way in providing warmth and comfort, not to mention protection from the elements. […]

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PATTERN-PALOOZA FOR PBA IN 2018

The Professional Bowlers Association has announced plans to introduce a newly-revamped library of 16 different lane oiling patterns for the GoBowling! PBA Tour’s 60th anniversary season, creating a wide variety of challenges to test player skills at the highest level. The lane maintenance program, pioneered by the PBA more than 40 years ago, has been […]

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