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Cyber Report #968

E-dition No. 968 • Thursday, September 7, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Riviera Lanes Will Host 2018 PBA ‘TOC’   The Professional Bowlers Association will return to historic AMF Riviera Lanes in suburban Akron, Ohio, for the 2018 PBA Tournament of Champions, Feb. 5-11, as part of the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration, PBA CEO […]

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PINS WILL FALL AGAIN AT CLOSED MILITARY BASE

Like other shuttered military bases around the country, Fort Monmouth in New Jersey is being redeveloped by a state agency. But unlike at other facilities, the base bowling center will be part of the redevelopment, thanks to Keith Dougherty, who has formed a limited liability company called Fort Monmouth BEC. Dougherty, who also owns Circle […]

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WOODLAND TO HOST 60th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, the only bowling center that has hosted every PBA major championship tournament over the years, has been selected as the site for a new event that will celebrate the organization’s 60-year history: the GoBowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic. The tournament, which will be open to all PBA members, will be held […]

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BLAST FROM PAST: RIVIERA TO HOST 2018 ‘TOC’

The Professional Bowlers Association will return to historic AMF Riviera Lanes in suburban Akron, Ohio, for the 2018 PBA Tournament of Champions, Feb. 5-11, as part of the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration, PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark has announced. Riviera Lanes, the home of PBA’s TOC from 1966 through 1994, provided the setting for […]

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FLORIDA CENTERS BRACE FOR HURRICANE IRMA

Twenty-five years after Hurricane Andrew destroyed Paula Carter’s Homestead Lanes, Floridians tonight are bracing for the impact of another monster storm: Hurricane Irma. The LaSpina family, owners of Maple Lanes Countryside in Clearwater, Fla., began preparing early, instructing employees to board up the center several days ago. We’ll have storm updates on the BCM and […]

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Cyber Report #967

E-dition No. 967 • Thursday, August 31, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)     Max Bowl Provides Shelter for Port Arthur Evacuees   It’s said that disasters bring out the best in people and the worst in people.   Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey has been a prime example. While there were reports of looting in Houston, […]

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DAVE WODKA NAMED EBI GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGER

Ebonite International has named Dave Wodka as the company’s new Global Marketing Manager. Wodka has been in the bowling business nearly all of his professional life. His bowling resumé includes: PBA member since 1991 One PBA national title (1999 Greater Detroit Open) Twenty-one PBA Regional titles Two-time PBA Regional Player of the Year (2003 West […]

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MAIN EVENT HELPING WITH ‘HARVEY’ RELIEF EFFORT

Main Event Entertainment, which owns and operates five centers in and around Houston, has mobilized its other 33 centers to collect supplies essential to the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort. Through Monday, Sept. 4, the 33 Main Event Centers outside the affected areas will serve as collection points for non-monetary donations. Relief agencies have specifically requested […]

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MAX BOWL WELCOMES STORM REFUGEES IN PORT ARTHUR

It’s said that disasters bring out the best in people and the worst in people. Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey has been a prime example. While there were reports of looting in Houston, prompting a curfew to be enacted, there also were countless reports of good Samaritans aiding relief workers in transporting people all over southeast Texas […]

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