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BPAA HALL OF FAMER KEIJIRO NAKANO PASSES AWAY

A giant of Japan’s bowling industry, Keijiro Nakano, died on May 16 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 93. Known throughout the industry as “Mr. Nakano,” his Starlanes chain of bowling centers was among the most successful in Japan, and his Eastern Sports Ltd. company was a leading distributor for many years. Due to […]

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BPAA HALL OF FAMER BILL BOJE PASSES AWAY

Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America Hall of Fame member Bill Bojé, who received the association’s Victor Lerner Memorial Medal in 2003, passed away on Monday. Bojé owned Brandon Crossroads Bowl in Tampa, Fla., and Sunset Lanes in south St. Louis, Mo., with his son Jeff, who himself received the Lerner award in 2012. According to […]

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MIKE LOGAN IS 2019 PROPRIETOR OF THE YEAR

Mike Logan, the owner of Grand Station Entertainment in College Station, Texas, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Proprietor of the Year award by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America. Logan will receive his award during International Bowl Expo week, June 23-27 at the Paris Las Vegas Resort in Las Vegas. A special […]

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KATHY LEITGEB TO RETIRE AS NEW YORK STATE BPA E.D.

Kathy Leitgeb is retiring as Executive Director of the New York State Bowling Proprietors Association. Her final day will be in a few weeks, and a dinner in her honor was held Thursday night. “It amazes me how time flies by,” said John LaSpina, a past president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and […]

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BPAA TREASURER MARK VOIGHT PASSES AWAY

Mark Voight, a veteran Detroit-area bowling proprietor and Treasurer of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, passed away on Monday. He was 75. News of Voight’s illness became public when he and his wife of 50 years, Diane, did not attend the BPAA Bowling Summit in New Orleans last month. He spent a short time […]

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BOWLING TO JOIN MACY’S PARADE

Go Bowling will join the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a unique collection of “balloonicles” and specially created vehicles depicting the fun and whimsy of bowling. On Thursday, Nov. 22, as Americans gather around their television sets prior to the big Turkey Day feast, the Go Bowling elements will recreate one of America’s […]

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PWBA’S 2018 SCHEDULE INCLUDES 6 NEW VENUES

Six new venues will be part of the 14-event schedule during the Professional Women’s Bowling Association’s 2018 season. The 2018 PWBA Tour will begin April 26-28 in Las Vegas, and conclude with the 16-player, invitation-only PWBA Tour Championship from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Along with nine standard events, four major championships will be contested in 2018, including […]

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All-American Family Bowling Tournament to receive $50,000 in guaranteed scholarships

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and International Bowling Campus Youth Development project, All-American Family Bowling Tournament, will receive $50,000 in guaranteed scholarships. The premiere annual bowling event, set to start in Chicago next summer, is to showcase the more recreational side of bowling. The event, which we highlighted back in June, will include one adult […]

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PWBA accepting applications for host centers, unveiled new logo

The Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour will officially relaunch next summer and is already underway accepting applications for host centers as well as unveiling their new official logo. It’s been more than a decade since the last PWBA Tour and it will kick off with a nine-event tour and an updated image. With a […]

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