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FLORIDA’S ALOMA BOWL CELEBRATES 40th BIRTHDAY

Aloma Bowling Centers will ring in the company’s 40th birthday with a week-long celebration at all three of its Florida venues. The anniversary celebration kicks off with deals from 9 p.m. to closing time each night from Monday, Aug. 14 to Thursday, Aug. 17, at Aloma Bowl in Winter Park. Airport Lanes in Sanford and […]

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USBC EXTENDS MURPHY’S E.D. CONTRACT INTO 2020

Chad Murphy has agreed to a three-year contract extension as Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress, extending his tenure into 2020. He was first named Executive Director in June of 2014. “Over the past three years, the USBC staff has delivered consistent improvement in operational execution and customer service under Chad Murphy’s leadership,” […]

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NEW OWNERS, NEW NAME FOR OHIO CENTER

Suburban Bowl in Batavia, Ohio, has been acquired by members of the Bedinghaus family, who have been involved in bowling for three generations. The family has renamed the center Batavia Bowl, and plans to place a strong emphasis on food sales, as well as craft beers. Other plans for the 16-lane facility include the installation […]

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Cyber Report #961

E-dition No. 961 • Friday, July 21, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   The BJI Cyber Report will be taking off the next two weeks. Look for a special triple edition of the Report on Thursday, Aug. 10. Meanwhile, visit bowlersjournal.com for the latest news from the world of bowling.     USA Today Shines […]

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NEW LIFE FOR BALTIMORE-AREA DUCKPIN CENTER

Parkville Lanes, a Baltimore-area duckpin center that had been closed for about nine months due to water damage and presumed shuttered for good, is being brought back to life by four new owners, including a former local disc jockey. Chris Roth used to be heard on WQSR radio; now, he and three partners have invested […]

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NEW TEXAS THEATER COMPLEX TO INCLUDE BOWLING

Santikos Entertainment is opening a new theater complex in Cibolo, Texas. In addition to theaters with laser digital technology, Dolby ATMOS sound systems and luxury recliner seating, the complex will include bowling lanes, an arcade, a restaurant and a sports bar. The development in which the theater is sited will include retail, restaurants and luxury […]

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Cyber Report #960

E-dition No. 960 • Thursday, July 13, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Long-time Brunswick Executive Milt Rudo Dies   Milt Rudo of Chicago, a United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame member, died July 4. He was 98.   Rudo, who worked for more than four decades with Brunswick Corporation, was elected to the […]

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4 LANES FOR DOWNTOWN CHICAGO OFFICE BUILDING?

Following in the footsteps of one downtown Denver development, the Sterling Bay company is planning a major renovation of its building at 311 W. Monroe in Chicago’s Loop. The company envisions a tenant lounge, fitness center, yoga room and a four-lane bowling installation. The amenities are intended to attract tenants to the building and help […]

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Cyber Report #959

E-dition No. 959 • Thursday, July 6, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Ebonite Celebrates 50 Years in Hopkinsville   2017 couldn’t have been a better time for International Bowl Expo to be held in Nashville, because Music City is just 75 miles from Hopkinsville — the home of Ebonite International, which is celebrating its […]

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