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A CLEAN SWEEP FOR LUBY PUBLISHING IN IBMA WRITING AWARDS

Luby Publishing Inc. writers scored an unprecedented clean sweep in the 2019 national writing competition conducted by the International Bowling Media Association, claiming all 12 awards. Gianmarc Manzione, Editor of Bowlers Journal International and Senior Editor of Bowling Center Management, won top honors in the Feature division. Long-time BJI contributor and “Pro Bowling Insider” columnist […]

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BPAA HALL OF FAMER KEIJIRO NAKANO PASSES AWAY

A giant of Japan’s bowling industry, Keijiro Nakano, died on May 16 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 93. Known throughout the industry as “Mr. Nakano,” his Starlanes chain of bowling centers was among the most successful in Japan, and his Eastern Sports Ltd. company was a leading distributor for many years. Due to […]

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WAITING TO CANCEL JUNIOR GOLD WOULD HAVE MADE NO DIFFERENCE

Even before International Bowling Campus Youth Development announced the cancellation of the 2020 Junior Gold Championships Presented by Hammer on April 16, it had become apparent that the tournament would not be able to be conducted in Las Vegas this summer. That’s because Governor Sisolak has been slower than most governors in formulating a reopening […]

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MAY ISSUES OF BCM AND BJI PACKED WITH PANDEMIC COVERAGE

While the May issues of Bowling Center Management and Bowlers Journal International are a bit smaller than usual, they’re nonetheless packed with important information and top-quality features that BCM and BJI readers have come to depend on after a combined 132 years serving the bowling family. We felt it was critical to move forward with […]

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CENTER REOPENING UPDATES FROM 4 STATES

OKLAHOMA After being shut down due to the coronavirus, Holiday Bowling Center in Oklahoma City will be among the first centers outside Georgia to reopen when it offers limited hours and limited lanes on Friday. Plans call for the center to open at 3 p.m. and close at 9 p.m., and to make every other […]

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MELISSA McDANIEL ELECTED USBC PRESIDENT; 2020 CONVENTION CANCELLED

The United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors has approved a special resolution to cancel the 2020 USBC Convention and postpone the Annual Meeting until 2021 because of COVID-19 public health restrictions. The resolution was enacted to ensure a proper governance process under USBC bylaws. It allows continuity of governance to be properly maintained in […]

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900 GLOBAL PRODUCTION MOVES TO UTAH

The production of 900 Global Bowling balls is being moved from San Antonio Texas, to the Storm Bowling facility in Brigham, Utah. “Our decision was based on the market conditions affecting everyone worldwide,” said Wes Pye, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing. “The bowling industry is very resilient and will come back strong, but it […]

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COVID-19: MORE CANCELLATIONS, SHUT-DOWNS

* International Bowling Campus Youth Development has cancelled its national youth championships events, including the Junior Gold Championships Presented by Hammer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of events includes the USA Bowling National Championships, the Bowling.com Youth Open Championships, and the Survivor tournament. More than 4,000 youth bowlers already had qualified for the […]

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JUNIOR GOLD CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED

International Bowling Campus Youth Development has canceled its national youth championships events, including the Junior Gold Championships Presented by Hammer, scheduled for July in Las Vegas. The cancellation of events includes the USA Bowling National Championships, the Bowling.com Youth Open Championships, and the Survivor tournament. More than 4,000 youth bowlers already had qualified for the […]

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