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MELISSA McDANIEL ELECTED USBC PRESIDENT; 2020 CONVENTION CANCELLED

The United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors has approved a special resolution to cancel the 2020 USBC Convention and postpone the Annual Meeting until 2021 because of COVID-19 public health restrictions. The resolution was enacted to ensure a proper governance process under USBC bylaws. It allows continuity of governance to be properly maintained in […]

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900 GLOBAL PRODUCTION MOVES TO UTAH

The production of 900 Global Bowling balls is being moved from San Antonio Texas, to the Storm Bowling facility in Brigham, Utah. “Our decision was based on the market conditions affecting everyone worldwide,” said Wes Pye, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing. “The bowling industry is very resilient and will come back strong, but it […]

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Cyber Report #1104

E-dition No. 1,104 • Friday, April 10, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) COVID-19 Strikes Down Bowl Expo There is good news on the coronavirus front today: Death toll estimates in the U.S. may be lower than previously predicted. As USA Today reported, the University of Washington health research center now puts the likely toll by August at […]

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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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Cyber Report #1103

E-dition No. 1,103 • Friday, April 3, 2020 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) A Message to Our Industry Friends… How are you holding up during this unprecedented time in American — and world — history? The BJI Cyber Report is a communication tool for the industry we all love, but it’s not a one-way device. We’d […]

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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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