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BPAA SUMMIT BECKONS IN ‘HOSTESS CITY OF THE SOUTH’

If you’re acquainted with John Berendt’s best-selling novel, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” you’re somewhat familiar with Savannah, the oldest city in the state of Georgia. An oft-quoted excerpt from the book: “Rule number one: Always stick around for one more drink. That’s when things happen. That’s when you find out everything […]

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WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM RETURNS AFTER COVID HIATUS

On March 18-19, the Washington State BPA is welcoming the return of the WSBPA High School Varsity Championships after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Hosted by Lilac Lanes in Spokane, the two-day event will feature a full field of 128 youth bowlers in grades 9-12 competing in singles, doubles and a four-person team […]

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DUCKPIN BOWLING PART OF NEW VIRGINIA ENTERTAINMENT VENUE

Marketed as “an indoor wonderland,” The Park at RVA has opened in Richmond, Va. The venue offers a mix of entertainment options, including an 18-lane duckpin bowling installation, an 18-hole mini golf course, three virtual golf bays, three bars, a food hall with six restaurant concepts, a beer garden-style area with 30 self-pour taps, a […]

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SPECIAL EVENTS SET FOR BCA OF OHIO’S 75th ANNIVERSARY

The BCA of Ohio is celebrating its 75th anniversary​‌ in 2023. The celebration commences at the annual BCAO Convention and Trade Show, scheduled for May 22-24 at Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark. A fall event, including seminars and networking opportunities, is scheduled for Nov. 8-9 in Columbus. For further information, contact Executive Director Jenny Clarke at 937-433-8363.

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MINI-BOWLING TO BE INCLUDED IN 2 NORTH DAKOTA FUN CENTERS

Two new family fun centers are earmarked for two shopping malls in North Dakota. Each will operate as Tilt Studio and feature a go-kart track, mini golf, laser tag, arcade games and mini-bowling, along with a taco and margarita bar. The venture is owned by Texas-based Nickels and Dimes Inc., and the venues are going […]

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BOWLING CENTER EMPLOYEE RECEIVES $2.4 MILLION JUDGMENT

A Utah jury has awarded a Park City bowling center employee nearly $2.4 million after a Vail Resorts employee smashed her hand with a bowling ball during a company outing three years ago. Amy Herzog alleged in a February 2020 lawsuit that she was attempting to fix a “clogged gutter” in one of the Jupiter […]

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‘BEST OF LAS VEGAS’ AWARD FOR STATION CASINOS’ BOWLING CENTERS

Station Casinos emerged victorious in the “Best of Las Vegas” voting for 2022, conducted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and revealed in a 190-page “Best of 2022” magazine supplement. Wrote the R-J: “Station Casinos’ bowling centers give bowlers a place to call home with ongoing leagues, open bowling and cosmic bowling. Party rooms offer space […]

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FORMER DIABLO LANES SHUTS DOWN

The California governor’s prolonged shutdown of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed yet another bowling center. Pins & Pizza in the Northern California community of Concord — known as Diablo Lanes through most of its existence — has closed for good, according to local reports. The center shut down in October amid rumors that […]

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SI LINE EXPANDS EUROPEAN PRESENCE FOR BRUNSWICK

Gaspare Piunti, CEO of Si Line SRL, has retired from the company, effective Dec. 31. Si Line has been Brunswick Bowling’s distributor in Italy, Croatia, Tunisia, San Marino, Algeria, Libya and parts of Switzerland. Valcke Bowling, Brunswick’s exclusive distributor to much of Central Europe, will add Si Line’s territories to its service area. “The opportunity […]

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