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Cyber Report #1111

E-dition No. 1,111 • Friday, May 29, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Mraz, Petrie, Krol, Bolt to Be Honored by IBPSIA Lori Mraz has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Bill Bunetta Lighthouse Award by the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association. The Lighthouse Award can be given to a person […]

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Cyber Report #1110

E-dition No. 1,110 • Friday, May 22, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) BPAA and PBA Hall of Famer ‘Mr. Nakano’ Passes Away An icon of Japan’s bowling industry, Keijiro Nakano, died on May 15 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 93. Known throughout the industry simply as “Mr. Nakano,” and a ubiquitous presence at […]

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PROPOSAL ON STADIUM, DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT TABLED

The Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority was scheduled to hear a formal proposal today by P3 Partners, detailing its plans to redevelop the stadium and the Reno Events Center as part of a major downtown redevelopment project that also would involve the construction of a non-casino hotel. However, at the request of P3 Partners, […]

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Cyber Report #1109

E-dition No. 1,109 • Friday, May 15, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) Harsh Reality in Nebraska; BPAA Offers Helpful Resources There is a harsh reality that the bowling industry is facing, even as most states are engaged in early phases of reopening after being shut down almost completely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That reality: […]

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A CLEAN SWEEP FOR LUBY PUBLISHING IN IBMA WRITING AWARDS

Luby Publishing Inc. writers scored an unprecedented clean sweep in the 2019 national writing competition conducted by the International Bowling Media Association, claiming all 12 awards. Gianmarc Manzione, Editor of Bowlers Journal International and Senior Editor of Bowling Center Management, won top honors in the Feature division. Long-time BJI contributor and “Pro Bowling Insider” columnist […]

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BPAA HALL OF FAMER KEIJIRO NAKANO PASSES AWAY

A giant of Japan’s bowling industry, Keijiro Nakano, died on May 16 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 93. Known throughout the industry as “Mr. Nakano,” his Starlanes chain of bowling centers was among the most successful in Japan, and his Eastern Sports Ltd. company was a leading distributor for many years. Due to […]

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Cyber Report #1108

E-dition No. 1,108 • Friday, May 8, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) Brunswick Providing Resources to Help With Reopening Brunswick Bowling Products announced this week that it is making available an array of resources to help proprietors “reset, reconnect and reopen” as they navigate the many challenges associated with the coronavirus. On the company’s website, […]

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WAITING TO CANCEL JUNIOR GOLD WOULD HAVE MADE NO DIFFERENCE

Even before International Bowling Campus Youth Development announced the cancellation of the 2020 Junior Gold Championships Presented by Hammer on April 16, it had become apparent that the tournament would not be able to be conducted in Las Vegas this summer. That’s because Governor Sisolak has been slower than most governors in formulating a reopening […]

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Cyber Report #1107

E-dition No. 1,107 • Friday, May 1, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) OKC Center Sets Protocols for Friday Reopening After being shut down due to the coronavirus, Holiday Bowling Center in Oklahoma City will be among the first centers outside Georgia to reopen when it offers limited hours and limited lanes on Friday. Plans call […]

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