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EBONITE ON BOARD WITH JUNIOR GOLD THROUGH 2020

The Brands of Ebonite International have extended their sponsorship agreement with International Bowling Campus Youth Development to remain the presenting sponsor of the Junior Gold Championships through 2020. The Brands of Ebonite — Ebonite, Track, Hammer and Columbia 300 — had agreed on a two-year sponsorship deal that started in 2017 and, following this year’s […]

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OKLAHOMA GETS A NEW CENTER IN CHICKASHA

The Oklahoma community of Chickasha has a new place to recreate with the opening of Chickasha Bowling Center and Pub. The facility features 16 lanes, a food-service area, arcade games, and wall paintings with local theming. “We felt like the city of Chickasha needed something for family entertainment,” proprietor Jim Houser told the Chickasha News. […]

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FLORIDA MAGAZINE SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON KEGEL

Florida Trend, a magazine and website offering regionally-based stories about the business community, has selected Kegel as one of the top Florida-based companies to work for in 2017. Along with the recognition, Florida Trend headlined its August issue with a comprehensive story about Kegel. You can check out that story here: http://www.floridatrend.com/article/22617/bowling-for-dollars.

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BOWLERSMART MAKES $5,000 DONATION TO BVL

BowlersMart, one of the largest bowling equipment retailers in the country with 40 stores and counting, made a $5,000 contribution to the Bowlers to Veterans Link during International at Bowl Expo. “On behalf of the veterans we serve, we truly thank Cliff and the BowlersMart organization for this wonderful donation,” said BVL Board Chairman John […]

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QUBICAAMF GEARING UP FOR 2017 BOWLING WORLD CUP

As we know, bowling is a family sport, and while there may not be a bowling gene, there’s no doubt young bowlers benefit from having an accomplished bowler as a parent. This truism will be on display at the 53rd QubicaAMF World Cup, to be held Nov. 5-12 at Bol300 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, which […]

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LUCKY STRIKE OPENS AT ALA MOANA CENTER

Ala Moana is Honolulu’s largest shopping mall, and the seventh largest in the United States, with more than 340 shops and restaurants. While much of its success can be credited to the heavy tourist traffic it receives, it also serves the local community with anchor stores such as Macy’s. Owners have modernized on a regular […]

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SOCCER STADIUM TO REPLACE ST. PAUL CENTER

Some leases are more ironclad than others, as Alan Loth and Scott Koecheler, the co-owners of Midway Pro Bowl in St. Paul, Minn., have found out the hard way. The shopping center in which the bowling center is located has been sold to the owner of the new Minnesota United soccer team, who plans to […]

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Cyber Report #965

E-dition No. 965 • Thursday, August 17, 2017 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   ‘Queen of Hearts’ Promotion Ready for Another Run   Remember the bowling center that gave away $3 million last year in a game called “Queen of Hearts”? That center is Skylane Bowling in Garrettsville, Ohio, and a new game will begin there […]

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FORMER ABC EXECUTIVE AL MATZELLE PASSES AWAY

Al Matzelle, who devoted most of his adult life to the administrative side of bowling, has died, BJI has been informed. Matzelle had celebrated his 100th birthday on April 11, and spent recent years living at the Milwaukee Catholic Home. Here is his USBC Hall of Fame biography from Bowl.com: “Besides his efforts on behalf […]

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