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2022 NEW MEXICO OPEN POSTS IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS

The numbers are in for the 2022 New Mexico Open, held in mid-August at Tenpins and More in Rio Rancho, N.M. In a word, they are impressive. • Number of entries: 194. • Number of states represented: 11. • Number of Pro-Am entries: 174. • Number of games registered: more than 4,300. • Food-and-beverage sales: […]

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RENO MAYOR HAS DIVERSIFIED VISION FOR FUTURE OF BOWLING STADIUM

While the United States Bowling Congress continues to make plans for its 2023 Open Championships and additional events at the National Bowling Stadium. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve says she wants the future of the venue to include the formation of University of Nevada Reno bowling and esports teams, plus a renovation to include technology for […]

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SITE OF HISTORIC TV 300 GAME TO CLOSE

Long rumored to be operating on borrowed time, Gable House Bowl in Torrance, Calif., has been earmarked for demolition — but not before one final season is in the books. The Torrance Planning Commission has given the green light for the construction of a mixed-use development that will include 218 units (17 designated as “affordable”) […]

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COLUMBUS SQUARE: LARGEST HYPERBOWLING CENTER IN THE WORLD

Columbus Square Bowling Palace, which has brought numerous national PBA Tour stops to Central Ohio through the years, has upgraded its facility to include the HyperBowling attraction from QubicaAMF. HyperBowling embodies a set of bowling games that combine high-tech software, futuristic user interfaces, lights and sensors to deliver an experience that plays like a physical […]

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COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR SOUTHWEST PROPRIETORS TRADE SHOW

The countdown is under way for the 17th annual Southwest Bowling Proprietors Trade Show, which is set for Oct. 2-4 at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, La. “Geaux for the Gold” is the theme of the show, and for the uninitiated, “geaux” is the French/Cajun version of “go.” The show will […]

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INDIANA BCA AWARDS QUINTET OF $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS

The Indiana BCA’s annual Sally Kane Scholarship Tournament awarded five $1,000 scholarships this year. Brian Petrey, the Indiana High School and Middle School Bowling Commissioner, along with Mike Eid, President of Classic Products, and Chuck Kane, proprietor of Lucky Strike Lanes in Elwood and widower of the tournament’s namesake, were on hand to congratulate the […]

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GLOBAL REPORT: BOWLING PROJECTS EYED IN IRELAND AND CANADA

Former big-box stores aren’t the only spaces being transformed into bowling centers. In Belfast, Ireland, a former office complex, which saw occupancy decline during the pandemic, will be converted into a 16-lane center called Apollo Bowling, if plans are approved. Other amenities would include a licensed restaurant, indoor golf area, children’s soft play, virtual reality and […]

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DID YOU FLY TO VEGAS FOR BOWL EXPO? YOU HELPED MAKE HISTORY

If you flew to Las Vegas for International Bowl Expo 2022, as a vast majority of the attendees did, you helped set a new record at Harry Reid International Airport.\ During June, Reid International saw 4.68 million passengers pass through — a new monthly record for the airport. The previous mark of 4.61 million was […]

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EUROPE’S LARGEST CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO HOST ‘CHALLENGE’

The Brunswick Euro Challenge, part of the European Bowling Tour, will continue to be held at Dream-Bowl Palace in suburban Munich, Germany, through at least 2025, following the signing of a new contract between Brunswick Bowling and the host venue. The annual event attracts a mix of top pros and aspiring amateurs from across Europe, […]

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