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FORMER ABC EXECUTIVE AL MATZELLE PASSES AWAY

Al Matzelle, who devoted most of his adult life to the administrative side of bowling, has died, BJI has been informed. Matzelle had celebrated his 100th birthday on April 11, and spent recent years living at the Milwaukee Catholic Home. Here is his USBC Hall of Fame biography from Bowl.com: “Besides his efforts on behalf […]

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DYKSTRA ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AT BRUNSWICK

Brunswick Bowling Products CEO Corey Dykstra has announced three new promotions within the company. “I truly believe that we have the most talented team in bowling,” said Dykstra, who was named CEO of the company in July. “As part of the transition into my new role, I am making some important changes to help our […]

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NO SUCCESSION PLANS RESULT IN 2 CENTER CLOSURES

What happens to a bowling center when there is no plan of succession in place? In the case of Rensselaer Bowling Center in Rensselaer, Ind., it closes. The decision to not re-open the center this fall following its traditional summer shutdown was made by its octogenarian owners, Dick and Barbara Arnott, who said they did […]

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TEN PIN EATERY COMING TO CAPE COD MALL

Ryan Family Amusements and Chapin’s Restaurant Group are teaming up to open the Ten Pin Eatery at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis, Mass. The facility will include 11 bowling lanes, a private three-lane area for parties, a two-story laser tag arena, an arcade with 50 games, a full-service Chapin’s Restaurant and a full-service bar. […]

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CONFUSION AS TO WHY USOC PUT USBC ON PROBATION

The United States Bowling Congress must revise and clarify its process for handling grievances members file against the organization after the United States Olympic Committee placed USBC on probation in June due to concerns about whether their members receive federally mandated due process protections. USBC now must work with USOC over a six-month period to […]

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DUPAGE COUNTY TO HOST 2021 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

The USBC Women’s Championships will head to the Chicago area in 2021, with Stardust Bowl in Addison, Ill., serving as the host center. Home to 20 percent of DuPage County’s manufacturing, Addison is 12 miles from O’Hare International Airport, 20 miles west of Chicago’s Loop, and convenient to major highways and mass transportation. The site […]

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BOWLING MOURNS LOSS OF BILL LILLARD, MIKE McGRATH

Two Hall of Fame bowlers who were deeply involved in the bowling business once their competitive days were over, Mike McGrath and Bill Lillard, passed away on Sunday. McGrath, who stunned the Professional Bowlers Association when he won the 1965 Portland Open, the first PBA tournament he entered at age 19, died in California. His […]

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STE PROMOTIONS SET FOR NATIONAL BOWLING DAY

The bowling industry is celebrating National Bowling Day on Saturday by offering consumers a free game at participating bowling centers across the country. Consumers can go to GoBowling.com to find participating centers and download a coupon good for a free game on Aug. 12-13. “With more than 67 million people taking to the lanes each […]

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TURNING STONE RESORT PARTNERS WITH USBC OPEN

Turning Stone Resort Casino, a premier destination resort in upstate New York, will be the official casino and gaming partner of the USBC Open Championships when the event heads to Syracuse, N.Y., in 2018. The 115th edition of the event will take place March 31 through July 7 at the OnCenter Convention Center in downtown […]

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