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BVL TOPS $1 MILLION IN DONATIONS FOR 2016-17

For the first time since 2001, bowling’s own, oldest and most successful charity, the Bowlers to Veterans Link, has cleared the million-dollar mark, raising $1,069,779.75 going into the organization’s 75th Anniversary year. “We’re absolutely delighted that we have broken that million-dollar mark,” said BVL Executive Director Mary Harrar. “These monies were raised in small towns and […]

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KEEGAN TO STEP DOWN AS HEAD OF MAIN EVENT

Main Event Entertainment has announced that Charlie Keegan has resigned as President & Chief Executive Officer of the company. Keegan will step away from his day-to-day duties on Nov. 24, and has agreed to remain available in a consulting capacity for an 12 months after that. Keegan has led Main Event since October 2006, when […]

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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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