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June 2017

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BLUE OIL ‘WITH A TWIST’ TONIGHT ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK

The inaugural Main Event PBA Tour Finals, hosted by Main Event Entertainment in Orlando, Fla., will introduce CBS Sports Network viewers to blue oil with a twist when the new event begins its five-week run tonight at 9:30 p.m. Eastern. Not only will fans be able to see the 42-ft. “PBA Tour Finals” oiling pattern because […]

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NEW OWNER, IDENTITY FOR ‘DEER HUNTER’ ALLEY

It may have a new name and a few new amenities, but State Street Bowling and Billiards in Struthers, Ohio, will always be a bowling alley — embodying everything good that phrase entails. Originally known as Bowladrome Lanes, the alley opened in 1946, and had been run for most of its history by Thomas and […]

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‘GOAT’ GETS MARRIED PRIOR TO PBA50 STOP

Before the PBA50 Tour took over Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., Walter Ray Williams Jr. got married on Saturday. Nicknamed “GOAT” by his fellow players — the acronym standing for “Greatest Of All-Time” — Williams married Francesca “Fancy” Allen at the Orchard Creek Lodge in Lincoln, Calif. The outdoor ceremony, with a bucolic golf […]

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VELA FAMILY TO OPEN NEW FEC IN LAREDO

The owners of Jett Bowl North in Laredo, Texas, have announced plans to open a new bowling-based entertainment center in northeast Laredo. The Vela family, which received the Minority-Owned Business of the Year award for the San Antonio District from the Small Business Administration, has announced plans to build PLA-MOR Family Entertainment Center. Plans call […]

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MIKE DEVANEY SIGNS AS A TOUR REP FOR STORM

Mike DeVaney has joined the Storm Tour Team as a tour representative, it was announced on the Storm Products website. “I am truly honored to be given this responsibility,” DeVaney said on the website post. “To say that I am excited would be an understatement. I am fired up. I can’t wait to visit Storm Headquarters […]

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WILD ISLAND TO ADD 6 LANES, OTHER ATTRACTIONS

The owners of Wild Island Family Adventure Park in Sparks, Nev., have announced expansions at both Coconut Bowl and Wild Island Water Park. “We’re really excited to be in a position to grow,” said Wild Island Vice President Gary Nelson. “We’ve listened to our guests and decided to go to the next level of family-friendly […]

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JENSEN TO SUCCEED CLAPSADDLE AS VP OF DEXTER BOWLING

Tyler Jensen will become Dexter Bowling’s new Vice President, effective June 1. The company’s South Central sales representative since 2012, Jensen was named to the role by current Vice President, Bud Clapsaddle, who will be retiring at the end of this year. “The most difficult responsibility for any leader is to find the appropriate replacement […]

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BOB LEARN JR. ACCEPTS COLLEGE COACHING JOB

Five-time PBA Tour titlist and current PBA50 competitor Bob Learn Jr. has accepted a position as head bowling coach at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn. Martin Methodist, an NAIA program, competes in the Mid-South Conference. Learn, who has extensive experience in the coaching ranks, is one of more than 30 PBA members who are […]

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