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MAJOR STE INITIATIVES INCLUDE RETURN TO ‘FOX & FRIENDS’ AND AD CAMPAIGN

On Saturday, Aug. 14, the country will commemorate National Bowling Day, and the bowling industry is ready to make this the biggest celebration yet. Strike Ten Entertainment, via the Go Bowling platform, is rolling out an unprecedented marketing effort to build upon the momentum of a revitalized industry, post pandemic. On tap to help raise […]

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JUNIOR GOLD RETURNS WITH 3,500 HEADING FOR INDY

The top young bowlers from across the country are making their way to Indianapolis for the 2021 Junior Gold Championships. The 2021 event started Monday with the official practice session in the 20-and-under division, and this year’s edition will run until July 17. More than 3,500 bowlers have qualified for the event, which is being […]

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AVERY SCHENK WINS $25K FREWING SCHOLARSHIP

Avery Schenk, a recent graduate of Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, N.C., and an incoming freshman at North Carolina State University, is the 2021 recipient of the Daroll and Dolores Frewing Scholarship. The richest scholarship in bowling, with a $25,000 value, is presented to a graduating senior who is a child or grandchild of […]

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THEATER IS TRANSFORMED INTO MUSIC VENUE WITH BOWLING LANES

What once was the Lakewood Theater is now being described as the most intriguing new music venue in the Dallas area — complete with 10 bowling lanes. The old theater, now known as Bowlski’s, provided a space in which to create something unique, and the owners have done just that with a performance stage and […]

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BERGENDORF LEADS BCM TEAM IN WRITING COMPETITION

Bowling Center Management’s all-star cast of writers claimed seven awards in the 2020 writing competition conducted by the International Bowling Media Association. In the key Business category, Dennis Bergendorf claimed the first-place prize for his story on a BPAA past president (“Ducat Does It His Way”) that appeared in the November issue of BCM. The […]

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MARQUEE MESSAGES PREP LOCALS FOR CENTER’S RETURN

Bowl Incline in Incline Village, Nev., will have been closed for a year by the time it reopens in December after new owners have completed a major renovation project. Those owners, Steve and Tracy Tomkovicz, loved bowling at the center when on vacation in the Lake Tahoe region. When they learned last fall that the […]

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DICK ATKINSON’S DREAM LIVES ON THANKS TO DAUGHTER

Dick Atkinson, who built and opened Hallmark Lanes in Killeen, Texas, in 1987, passed away in May. But the future of the center is secure. “My dream was always to make sure my father’s dream lives on,” Karin Ciesiolka, Atkinson’s daughter and the center’s General Manager, told the Killeen Times. Ownership of the center passed to […]

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PBA INCREASES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Professional Bowlers Association is increasing SMART scholarship funds for all PBA Junior National Championship events in 2021, offering more opportunities for youth bowlers to compete and earn funding for their future education. The 2021 national finals will guarantee $16,000 first-place SMART scholarships in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions. The tournament features four National […]

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BOWLERO CORP. TO ACQUIRE BOWL AMERICA CENTERS

Bowlero Corp. has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Bowl America Incorporated (NYSE American: BWL-A). Upon completion of the transaction, Bowlero Corp, the owner and operator of more than 300 bowling center locations in North America, will acquire Bowl America’s 17 bowling centers in Florida, Virginia and Maryland. “Bowlero Corp is committed to delivering a world-class bowling […]

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