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PROPRIETOR GETS STRONG SUPPORT BY STANDING UP FOR HIS STAFF

Whether it has something to do with the pandemic or just the times we live in, bowling centers across the country have been dealing with abusive customers in alarming numbers. One such center is Bowl-O-Rama in Portsmouth, N.H., where a conversation over a disputed bill quickly turned into a confrontation with the customer unleashing a […]

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BCM 2021 DESIGN AWARDS APPLICATION AVAILABLE

Application forms are now available for 37th Annual Bowling Center Architecture and Design Awards Competition. NOW PRESENTED BY BOWLING CENTER MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE The Industry’s Only Awards Program That Encourages the Building and Modernization of Bowling-Based Facilities Around the World Those who have been involved in the design, building and/or modernization of a bowling-based facility, and […]

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STORM NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF ‘BEAT THE CHAMPS’ EVENT

One of bowling’s longest-running events, the Beat the Champs tournament of the Chicagoland Bowling Proprietors Association, will return in 2022 with a new sponsor and new youth divisions. Beat the Champs debuted in the 1961-62 season when Don Carter (681) and Marge Merrick (647) set target scores for area league bowlers to try to beat […]

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FIRST SIX-FIGURE PRIZE IN WOMEN’S PRO BOWLING HISTORY AWARDED

The 2021 U.S. Women’s Open, which took place Aug. 24-31 at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park, Calif., featured a record-setting top prize of $100,000, won by Josie Barnes, and the finals were broadcast live on CBS Sports Network. It marked the first professional women’s bowling event to award its champion a six-figure first-place prize. […]

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PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL IS ON, BUT WITH COVID RESTRICTIONS

Demonstrating that dealing with COVID-19 remains a moving target, organizers of the annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival in Las Vegas have announced updated guidelines for the 2021 event. Now, all attendees will be required to present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test obtained within 48 hours of entering the festival […]

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SPARE TIME OPENS NEW CHARLOTTE-AREA VENUE

The Charlotte, N.C., metropolitan area now has its second outpost of the growing Spare Time Entertainment company. Spare Time’s Roger Philipi, recipient of the V.A. Wapensky Award at Bowl Expo in Louisville, said the 50,000-sq.-ft. venue in Pineville features bowling, laser tag, an arcade, escape rooms and restaurants. It occupies a former Dick’s Sporting Goods […]

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BBIA CONSUMER CATALOG RELEASE DATE DELAYED TO SEPT. 13

The delivery date of the Billiard and Bowling Institute of America’s 10th anniversary Consumer Catalog has been delayed by a week to Sept. 13. The reason: labor and paper shortages. The tradition has been for the Luby Publishing Inc.-produced publication to reach bowling centers by Labor Day. “The catalog has become an indispensable asset for […]

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BVL PRESENTS $100,000 GRANT TO DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

The Bowlers to Veterans Link has presented the Department of Veteran Affairs with a $100,000 grant to fund multiple Vet Center programs that align with BVL’s recreation therapy mission. Grant applications would be sent out by the VA to all Vet Centers to apply for BVL grants up to $10,000 per program. The announcement was […]

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2 BOWLING VENUES COMING TO VIRGINIA

The Virginia community of Warrenton has been without a bowling center for eight and a half years. That will change in 2022 now that the town council has voted unanimously to allow Brett and Patricia Mills to take over space in the Warrenton Village Center most recently occupied by a Gordmans department store. Brett Mills, […]

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