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BOWLERO CORP. ACQUIRES 3 MORE CENTERS

Bowlero Corp. continues to expand its footprint across North America with the acquisition of three bowling centers in two metro markets: Mel’s Lone Star Lanes in Georgetown, Texas, and Fiesta Bowl and Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla. Mel’s Lone Star Lanes is located in the metro market of Greater Austin, and officially opened under Bowlero management on Sept. 3. It […]

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HISTORIC VENUES TO HOST HISTORIC BOWLING EVENTS

Two of bowling’s most history-steeped tournaments, the USBC Masters and the USBC Queens, will be contested in venues with storied histories of their own in 2023. The Masters has been scheduled for March 26-April 2 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., while the Queens will be contested at Sam’s Town Bowling Center in Las […]

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2022 NEW MEXICO OPEN POSTS IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS

The numbers are in for the 2022 New Mexico Open, held in mid-August at Tenpins and More in Rio Rancho, N.M. In a word, they are impressive. • Number of entries: 194. • Number of states represented: 11. • Number of Pro-Am entries: 174. • Number of games registered: more than 4,300. • Food-and-beverage sales: […]

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RENO MAYOR HAS DIVERSIFIED VISION FOR FUTURE OF BOWLING STADIUM

While the United States Bowling Congress continues to make plans for its 2023 Open Championships and additional events at the National Bowling Stadium. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve says she wants the future of the venue to include the formation of University of Nevada Reno bowling and esports teams, plus a renovation to include technology for […]

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SITE OF HISTORIC TV 300 GAME TO CLOSE

Long rumored to be operating on borrowed time, Gable House Bowl in Torrance, Calif., has been earmarked for demolition — but not before one final season is in the books. The Torrance Planning Commission has given the green light for the construction of a mixed-use development that will include 218 units (17 designated as “affordable”) […]

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COLUMBUS SQUARE: LARGEST HYPERBOWLING CENTER IN THE WORLD

Columbus Square Bowling Palace, which has brought numerous national PBA Tour stops to Central Ohio through the years, has upgraded its facility to include the HyperBowling attraction from QubicaAMF. HyperBowling embodies a set of bowling games that combine high-tech software, futuristic user interfaces, lights and sensors to deliver an experience that plays like a physical […]

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COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR SOUTHWEST PROPRIETORS TRADE SHOW

The countdown is under way for the 17th annual Southwest Bowling Proprietors Trade Show, which is set for Oct. 2-4 at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, La. “Geaux for the Gold” is the theme of the show, and for the uninitiated, “geaux” is the French/Cajun version of “go.” The show will […]

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INDIANA BCA AWARDS QUINTET OF $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS

The Indiana BCA’s annual Sally Kane Scholarship Tournament awarded five $1,000 scholarships this year. Brian Petrey, the Indiana High School and Middle School Bowling Commissioner, along with Mike Eid, President of Classic Products, and Chuck Kane, proprietor of Lucky Strike Lanes in Elwood and widower of the tournament’s namesake, were on hand to congratulate the […]

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GLOBAL REPORT: BOWLING PROJECTS EYED IN IRELAND AND CANADA

Former big-box stores aren’t the only spaces being transformed into bowling centers. In Belfast, Ireland, a former office complex, which saw occupancy decline during the pandemic, will be converted into a 16-lane center called Apollo Bowling, if plans are approved. Other amenities would include a licensed restaurant, indoor golf area, children’s soft play, virtual reality and […]

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