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USBC RELEASES ‘OPEN’ SURVEY RESULTS

Survey findings from a third-party research firm show that participants at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships support recent changes to the tournament, including the addition of a third average-based division and withholding publication of lane conditions to improve fairness. The USBC Open Championships survey was reviewed and analyzed by Victus Advisors. Victus concluded […]

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WINNER NAMED IN BOWLERO SHOE DESIGN COMPETITION

Guests at Bowlero Corp.’s bowling centers will have new-look rental shoes in which to bowl next year, featuring the creative design work of Samuel Riley (left). The fashion student entered Bowlero’s #BeBowled shoe design contest, and his design was selected by a panel of judges that included Christian Soriano (right), the youngest-ever winner on the […]

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Moehrle Succeeds Hall as Chair of SMART Board

The Scholarship Management and Account Reporting for Tenpins (SMART) has expanded its board of directors with the selection of four new members, and also has selected a new chairperson. The four new members of the SMART Corporation Board of Directors are Darlene Baker of Mahomet, Ill.; Tom Bluth of Davie, Fla.; Andrew Cain of Phoenix, […]

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PBA TO DONATE PLAYER FINES TO BVL

The Professional Bowlers Association has announced that the PBA will donate all proceeds from player fine money collected from Go Bowling! PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour competition to the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL). Founded in 1942, BVL grants provide arts and crafts programs, music and sports activities, reading materials, board games and much more […]

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WISCONSIN STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: NEWS IS GOOD

Bowling’s ever-declining certified league bowler base has created “Woe Is Me Syndrome” among many in the industry. But many others believe that the sport, game and industry are simply going through an evolutionary period. Major equipment manufacturers have reported strong sales, mostly to new investors who recognize the power of bowling as an anchor for […]

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ROB STONE RETURNS AS VOICE OF PBA

“Hambone!” Get ready to hear that exclamation again as FOX Sports and the Professional Bowlers Association have confirmed the lead broadcasting team for the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour — including the return of Rob Stone as play-by-play announcer Stone will be joined by analyst Randy Pedersen and reporter Kimberly Pressler. The trio will make […]

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WORLD BOWLING MAY CONSIDER OWN EQUIPMENT SPECS

The 2018 World Bowling Youth Championships, held July 25-Aug. 3 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., included a July 28 meeting among various industry integers and federations, and a technical committee World Bowling assembled to consider whether the organization should adopt its own set of ball specifications independent of the United States Bowling Congress. […]

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BOWLING TO JOIN MACY’S PARADE

Go Bowling will join the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a unique collection of “balloonicles” and specially created vehicles depicting the fun and whimsy of bowling. On Thursday, Nov. 22, as Americans gather around their television sets prior to the big Turkey Day feast, the Go Bowling elements will recreate one of America’s […]

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HAUGEN EXPRESS KEEPS ON ROLLIN’

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