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BCM BUSINESS CALENDAR

Here’s a look at upcoming events across the bowling business… OCTOBER 2021 Oct. 1-3 — Storm Youth Championships Coastal Classic, Planet Fun, Shallotte, N.C., and Little River Lanes, Little River, S.C.; stormbowling.com Oct. 3-5 — Southwest Bowling Proprietors Trade Show, Embassy Suites Convention Center and Hotel, Denton, Texas; klmbowl@sbcglobal.net Oct. 3-8 — BPAA School of Entertainment Center Management, International […]

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KEGEL TO MANUFACTURE QUBICAAMF LANE CARE PRODUCTS

QubicaAMF Worldwide and Kegel have entered into a new licensing and manufacturing agreement, whereby Kegel becomes the exclusive manufacturer and supplier for all QubicAMF lane care and supplies products, effective immediately. As part of the agreement, Kegel will be responsible for product development for the QubicaAMF chemical line, further investing in and innovating the line. […]

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CALIFORNIA OPERATOR MAKES BOWLING UNIVERSITY HISTORY

Yolanda Alvarez of Broadway Bowl in Santa Cruz, Calif., made history when she became the first woman representing a non-military bowling center to achieve Bowling University Leadership Certification by completing all of the university’s online courses and four capstones. The program launched in 2010, and 16 have completed it, with Alvarez and Joe Rosner of […]

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BOWLING WILL RETURN TO MACY’S PARADE ON THANKSGIVING DAY

Go Bowling will be back on the national airwaves in November as its partnership with Macy’s has been extended through 2023. The bigger-than-life bowling ball and pin “balloonicles,” along with the size 151½ bowling shoes, will be back on the parade route in front of millions of fans in attendance and viewing from home during […]

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BOWLTECH GROUP, BOWLING MEDIA INK DEAL

The Bowltech Group has entered into a new strategic partnership and signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Bowling Media, a company that develops and installs LED video walls for bowling centers. Bowling Media has already handled more than 35 center installations in France, Belgium and Switzerland, and through the partnership with Bowltech, the product will […]

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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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