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ILLINOIS PROPRIETOR BOWLS IN 65th ABC/’OPEN’

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Les Zikes of Palatine, Ill., added another milestone to his resumé on Monday as he became the 11th player in history to reach 65 years of participation at the USBC Open Championships — the tournament known, for most of his career, as the American Bowling Congress Tournament. The […]

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BOWLERS HELP SAVE ROOF OF PENNSYLVANIA CENTER

We all know that bowlers are a rare breed. When it appeared that the roof of Bowl Arena in West Hazleton, Pa., was about to buckle under the weight of snow last Friday night, several bowlers climbed on top of the building to help push snow off the roof. League play was canceled that night, […]

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Cyber Report #943

E-dition No. 943 • Thursday, March 16, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   Brunswick Brings Bowling to a Truck Stop In an industry first, Brunswick is bringing bowling to a new setting. Much more than a typical truck stop, the new Petro Stopping Center in Columbia, S.C., features Beltline Lanes and Gaming, with 16 Brunswick […]

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PRODUCT INTEGRATION FOR CRUNCHY LOGISTICS, STELTRONIC

Crunchy Logistics has released new features for its interactive bowling solution known as Unreal Bowling. The update brings complete integration for the Steltronic Focus scoring system. Bowling centers that use the Focus system will now be able to display players’ names on the lane as their turn arrives. Audio and video feedback then keeps them […]

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PBA BOWLING CHALLENGE ‘PICK THE BALL’ SURVEY RETURNS

Concrete Software is renewing its PBA Bowling Challenge “pick the ball” survey, inviting fans to select the new product-registered ball model they would like to see introduced into the mobile device game. Beginning today, the PBA Bowling Challenge mobile game will list three new ball models for each PBA-participating brand, and ask fans to vote […]

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CHEFS, FOODIES TO HELP AT-RISK GRADE SCHOOLERS

Kings Bowl Lincoln Park will once again become a strike zone for Chicago foodies and sports fans on Sunday, April 30 when former Chicago Bear, Rashied Davis, hosts “Chef Bowl 2017.” Emceed by Ji Suk Yi of ABC 7’s “Windy City Live” and chaired by Chef Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno and Nonnina, the event […]

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WISCONSIN CENTER SEEKS TO ADD HORSESHOE PITS

Attention, Walter Ray Williams Jr.! J and J Fireball Lanes in Portage, Wis., is planning to add outdoor horseshoe pits to its property in time for the summer season. The center normally closes on Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer months, but owners Jim Baures and Jeff Bender say the pits would enable J and […]

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CENTERS CAN HOST QUALIFIERS FOR 2018 U.S. OPEN

Bowling centers across the country will have the opportunity to host a pre-tournament qualifying event for the 2018 U.S. Open starting in November, and centers also can submit applications to serve as host center for the major tournament. The U.S. Open features a limited field based on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour money list and […]

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28-LANE CENTER COMING TO STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS

The Texas community of Stephenville next year will welcome a 30,000-sq.-ft., 28-lane bowling facility, part of a 100,000-sq.-ft. retail and business development. Ernie and Geneva Brooks are the owners, and Rick Heim of Cornerstone Consulting is working on the design, according to this report: http://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/20170307/stephenville-to-get-new-28-lane-bowling-alley. Stephenville is located about 100 miles southwest of Dallas.

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