Business

Signature Lanes Partners with QubicaAMF

May 25th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

May 25, 2016 (Elkhart, IN) - Signature Lanes, the Elkhart area’s premier family entertainment and bowling center, has reached an agreement with QubicaAMF Worldwide to install a number of major mechanical and technology upgrades, including the BES X bowler entertainment system, as they prepare for the PBA50 National Championship to Benefit Riley Hospital for Children Aug. 14-17 during […]


Wilkinson Re-elected USBC President

May 10th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Terry Bigham USBC Communications ARLINGTON, Texas – Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, N.Y., was re-elected president of the United States Bowling Congress and Cathy DeSocio of Wichita, Kan., will continue to serve as vice president of USBC. Wilkinson and DeSocio were re-elected as officers for the 2016-2017 season by the USBC Board of Directors, following […]


KR Strikeforce Acquires Lind Shoe Company

May 2nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Strikeforce Bowling, LLC has announced the acquisition of the Lind Shoe Company. Linds has served the industry with quality shoes and other products since 1919. With this acquisition, Strikeforce Bowling will continue Linds’s operations to provide rental shoes and other products to the bowling industry. For the foreseeable near future, the operation will continue in […]


Joyce Hall Passes Away

May 2nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Luby Publishing Inc. and Bowlers Journal International lost one of its family members last night when Joyce Hall, the wife of long-time BJI columnist Wally Hall, passed away after fighting ovarian cancer. The Halls had been married for 57 years. In a note sent to friends, Wally referred to Joyce as “my beautiful wife and […]


Delegates Approve Dues Increase and Mandatory Mergers

April 30th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Delegates Approve Dues Increase and Mandatory Mergers

Terry Bigham USBC Communications Delegates voted to increase the national dues cap and also voted on three board positions as the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting concluded Friday at The Orleans Convention Center in Las Vegas. Delegates approved bylaws amendments allowing national dues to increase up to a maximum of $15, […]


USBC Board Pledges to Limit Increases If Dues Proposal Passes

April 28th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

When delegates to the 2016 USBC Convention in Las Vegas picked up their credentials at registration, their “goodie bags” included a three-page letter from Executive Director, Chad Murphy, outlining the pressing need for passage of proposal B3, which would clear the way for a national dues increase. Murphy touched on how the decline in membership […]


Joe Kelley Out as VP of Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

April 26th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Joe Kelley Out as VP of Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority Communications Manager, Ben McDonald, confirmed with BJI this afternoon that Joe Kelley no longer is employed with RSCVA. His time with the organization ended on Friday. Kelley’s long tenure with RSCVA began in 1998 and included his most recent position as Vice President of Facilities of the RSCVA. In that […]


Hanson Named International Sales Manager for Ebonite

April 25th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Ebonite International has named Rich Hanson as its new International Sales Manager. Hanson has been in the bowling business his entire professional life, owning three pro shops in San Antonio, Texas, before moving to Hopkinsville, Ky., in 2011 to take on the role of PowerHouse Brand Manager. He continued to move up within the company, […]


H5G Re-ups With PBA Through 2019

April 25th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

H5G, the newly-renamed leader in bowling sports apparel, will remain the “Official Jersey Provider of the Professional Bowling Association” through 2019, representatives of both companies announced Monday. “We are pleased that H5G is not only supporting the PBA, but helping the PBA project a professional image throughout the sports world, providing a creative visual promotional […]


Vegas Set for Critical USBC Convention

April 22nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The 2016 United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting is ready to unfold at The Orleans resort in Las Vegas April 26-29, with the 27th devoted to education, and the 28th and 29th to the annual meeting. The 2016 USBC Hall of Fame induction ceremony — honoring Mike Durbin, Kim Adler, Steve Kloempken, Harry […]







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