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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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WSOB RETURNING TO RENO WITH EARLIER DATES

For the third consecutive year, Reno and the National Bowling Stadium will host the world’s premier international bowling showcase when the 9th annual edition of GEICO’S PBA World Series of Bowling takes place Nov. 7-19. WSOB IX, presented by Eldorado Resorts Reno properties — Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Circus Circus Reno […]

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MACPHERSON, MOORE, VERGOS SIGN WITH TURBO

PBA player B.J. Moore and amateur bowler Pete Vergos join hall of famer Wendy Macpherson as the most recent players to sign staff contracts with Turbo brand bowling accessories. Macpherson is a USBC Hall of Fame member who owns five USBC crowns. In her legendary career, she claimed 20 PWBA titles, including six majors. She […]

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OPRYLAND SOLD OUT; ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE FOR BOWL EXPO ATTENDEES

If you’re planning to attended BPAA’s International Bowl Expo next month in Nashville, Tenn., and have not yet made your room reservations, you will not be staying at the event’s host hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort. That property is completely sold out, and if you go to the Bowl Expo website (bowlexpo.com), you’ll find a […]

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FLORIDA PROJECT WILL INCLUDE BOWLING CENTER

Homestead Station — a project that will include a 1,000-space parking garage, multi-screen movie theater, bowling center, restaurants and retail shops — has been announced as the latest revitalization project in Homestead, Fla. It also will serve as the hub for the city’s trolley and county bus routes. Homestead Station is expected to be completed […]

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BOWLOPOLIS UPGRADE TARGETS YOUNGEST BOWLERS

To improve the bowling experience for youth bowlers, particularly those competing in the sport for the first time, International Bowling Campus Youth Development will provide youth members ages 8 and under with a free Bowlopolis membership upgrade kit starting with the 2017-18 season. IBC Youth Development will enhance the package by providing coaches and youth […]

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END OF AN ERA AS CAPRISE FAMILY EXITS BOWLING

It’s the end of an era in bowling, with the exit of the Caprise family from the industry. Frank Caprise Sr. built and opened Sheridan Lanes in Mineola on Long Island, N.Y., in August of 1940. The family’s flagship bowling center continues to operate today under the management of Bowlmor AMF. Over the years, three […]

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