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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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BPAA HALL OF FAMER BILL BOJE PASSES AWAY

Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America Hall of Fame member Bill Bojé, who received the association’s Victor Lerner Memorial Medal in 2003, passed away on Monday. Bojé owned Brandon Crossroads Bowl in Tampa, Fla., and Sunset Lanes in south St. Louis, Mo., with his son Jeff, who himself received the Lerner award in 2012. According to […]

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MATRIARCH OF WEBER FAMILY PASSES AWAY

Juanita Weber, wife of the late PBA legend Dick Weber and matriarch of bowling’s most famous family, died at a St. Louis assisted living center late Monday night. She was 89. Born on Aug. 28, 1930, she had been in declining health for some time. Juanita was the mother of long-time PBA Midwest Region Manager […]

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COVID-19 CAUSES CANCELLATION OF BOWL EXPO

In an announcement distributed just moments ago, the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America has officially cancelled International Bowl Expo for 2020. The Expo was to have taken place July 2-6 in Aurora, Colo. Here’s is the text of BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio’s message: <<<<< To Our Bowling Community: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a […]

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THE BJI PODCAST: USBC’S E.D. ON NAVIGATING THE CORONAVIRUS

If you’re the Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress these days, well, let’s just say it has been an interesting few weeks. Chad Murphy has had to steer that ship in Arlington, Texas, as a global pandemic swept the United States just when a number of USBC’s marquee events were poised to kick […]

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DEADLINE FOR DAROLL AND DEE FREWING SCHOLARSHIP IS EXTENDED

The deadline to submit applications for the inaugural Daroll and Dee Frewing Scholarship has been extended to May 15. The extension was implemented because students across the country are not attending classes as one part of the government’s response to fighting the coronavirus. The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame continues to accept applications […]

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BOWLING LEADERS REACT TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

With the spread of coronavirus being top of mind for most Americans, its potential impact on the sport and business of bowling can’t be understated. Operators of bowling centers are concerned that the public may “cocoon” rather than go out and socialize, while association leaders must deal with the unfortunate timing of ongoing and upcoming […]

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BRUNSWICK INKS 3-YEAR, BIG-MONEY DEAL WITH PBA

Brunswick Bowling Products has signed a three-year, multi-million-dollar sponsorship and product registration agreement with the Professional Bowlers Association. The agreement ensures products for all Brunswick brands will be represented on the PBA Tour, including the Brunswick, Columbia 300, DV8, Ebonite, Hammer, Radical, and Track ball brands, as well as Brunswick and Hammer bowling shoes and […]

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