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May 2017

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LONG-TIME MISSOURI PROPRIETOR PASSES AWAY

Harrison McCoy, who opened McBowl in Liberty, Mo., with his brothers, Ted and Melvin, in 1958, passed away on March 29. He was 93. The family operated the center until 1987, completing nearly three decades of providing a safe hang-out for teenagers and a place where people could develop life-long friends. On the culinary side […]

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DAVE AND BUSTER’S REPORTS STRONG FOURTH QUARTER

Dave & Buster’s has reported strong financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016. Total revenues increased 15.4% to $270.2 million, thanks in part to the opening of four new locations, while comparable store sales were up 3.2%. Also, for the first time ever, the company’s full-year sales exceeded $1 billion. Dave & Buster’s operates […]

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MAPLE LANES EXTENDS BRAND; LaSPINA FAMILY HONORED

All five centers owned by the LaSpina family in New York and Florida will henceforth carry the Maple Lanes name. Rockville Centre Lanes got its new sign on March 1, and you can see it here: http://liherald.com/stories/rockville-centre-bowling-alley-gets-rebranded,89930. “We are renaming our centers Maple Lanes because it is who we are and who we have been […]

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LOOK FOR GO BOWLING LOGO ON STENHOUSE CAR

Roush Fenway Racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pair up with Go Bowling when the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series rolls into Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 13 for the Go Bowling 400. Go Bowling will serve as the “anchor” on Stenhouse’s No. 17 Ford Fusion at Kansas. “This is a really exciting partnership,” said […]

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‘STRIKE OUT HUNGER’ EVENT TO FEATURE PBA STARS

Eighteen PBA Tour stars will participate in a “Strike Out Child Hunger” fundraiser as part of the PBA’s visit to Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, April 9-16. The 2nd annual “Bowling for a Cause” pro-am event, which is being held in cooperation with a number of Portland area restaurants, will take place on Sunday, April […]

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IBMA HONORS CAMPOS, THOMAS, ROMEO AND VINT

Johnny Campos, Bob Thomas, Joan Romeo and Bill Vint have been selected to receive 2017 service awards from the International Bowling Media Association. Campos will receive the Luby Hall of Fame Award, Thomas will receive the Alberta E. Crowe Meritorious Service Award, and Romeo and Vint each will receive the Mike Hennessy Award of Merit […]

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QUBICAAMF NAMES ABS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR IN JAPAN

QubicaAMF Worldwide has entered into a distributor agreement with American Bowling Service, Inc. in Japan. Effective April 1, ABS is serving as QubicaAMF’s exclusive, full-line distribution partner in Japan for capital equipment, automatic scoring, parts, supplies and pins. ABS is the largest distributor and manufacturer of bowling supplies in the Far East, and celebrated its […]

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INDIANA CENTER WILL CLOSE FOR 20 DAYS TO RELOCATE

New Albany, Ind., is losing the Hoosier Strike & Spare bowling center on April 8, but it isn’t losing the center’s lanes. They’ll be moved to a new location in nearby Clarksville, Ind., where the entertainment options will also include laser tag, a roller rink, bumper cars and a laser maze. That facility is scheduled […]

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