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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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September 2021

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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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PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL IS ON, BUT WITH COVID RESTRICTIONS

Demonstrating that dealing with COVID-19 remains a moving target, organizers of the annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival in Las Vegas have announced updated guidelines for the 2021 event. Now, all attendees will be required to present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test obtained within 48 hours of entering the festival […]

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SPARE TIME OPENS NEW CHARLOTTE-AREA VENUE

The Charlotte, N.C., metropolitan area now has its second outpost of the growing Spare Time Entertainment company. Spare Time’s Roger Philipi, recipient of the V.A. Wapensky Award at Bowl Expo in Louisville, said the 50,000-sq.-ft. venue in Pineville features bowling, laser tag, an arcade, escape rooms and restaurants. It occupies a former Dick’s Sporting Goods […]

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