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POPCORN CHICKEN, BOWLING AND SPARKLING WINE

Cham Pang Lanes has opened in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. Guests are greeted at a host stand, where a circular bar, mini-sized bowling lanes and overhead disco balls come into view. A DJ fills the venue, where the wait for a lane can be as long as two hours, with music. Visitors pass the time by […]

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3C BOWL BRINGS BOWLING BACK TO NEW YORK TOWN

After being closed for two years, the former Theresa Bowling Center in Theresa, N.Y., is being brought back to life with a new name: 3C Bowl. The name pays homage to the names of the new owners and their expected daughter, Carter, Carlin and Cecilia. In addition to bowling, the revitalized center will feature a […]

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WASHINGTON CENTER TO CLOSE ON OCT. 2

After more than six decades in business, TechCity Bowl in Kirkland, Wash., will close permanently on Oct. 2. The family that has owned and operated the business since the 1950s is in the process of selling the property to a developer. TechCity Bowl opened in the late 1950s as Totem Bowl, decorated inside and out with mid-century Native American […]

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LOUISVILLE CENTER BACK IN BUSINESS WITH SCRATCH KITCHEN

More than six years after it closed, Vernon Lanes in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville, Ky., is back in business. Renovations to the facility took more than a year, and the reopening took place on March 16. All eight pinsetters have been restored, a new HVAC system has been installed, and a full-service scratch kitchen […]

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PWBA PLAYERS VOTE FOR LOWER FIRST-PLACE PRIZES IN MAJORS

Members of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association have voted to redistribute the prize funds for the United States Bowling Congress Queens and U.S. Women’s Open in 2022 and 2023. The change will move a significant portion of the prize money for the two events from the top spots in order to pay higher amounts to […]

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AGREEMENT REACHED ON 6 STORM BALLS

The United States Bowling Congress and Storm Products have agreed on a national tournament exclusion rule and ball exchange program for six Storm-manufactured ball models. The agreement comes after USBC identified the models having a percentage of balls produced below USBC’s minimum 73D hardness specification. Storm collaborated with USBC after being notified of the testing. […]

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‘HOW WE ROLL’ ROLLS TO A STRONG RATINGS START

The debut episode of the new CBS sitcom, “How We Roll,” based on the true-life story of pro bowler Tom Smallwood, landed in the No. 2 slot on the 2021-22 broadcast season’s list of freshman comedy premieres ranked by viewership. In first place was “How We Roll’s” time slot lead-in, “Ghosts,” which has already been […]

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April 2022

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‘HOW WE ROLL’ DEBUTS TONIGHT ON CBS

“How We Roll,” the new sitcom loosely based on the life of pro bowler Tom Smallwood, is scheduled to debut tonight on CBS. “It’s a show about relationships,” says Pete Holmes, who portrays the Smallwood-based character. “There’s a mentor relationship, a husband-and-wife relationship, a best-friend relationship.” And the thing about relationships, says Chi McBride, who […]

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