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SMART Corporation to Distribute More Than $190K

December 10th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

The Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins (SMART) Corporation Board of Directors announced it will make an income earnings distribution of $192,969 to providers’ funds in December. “The SMART fund made solid returns while maintaining a conservative investment strategy and the SMART Board is delighted to be able to make this distribution to providers,” […]


QubicaAMF CEO, Chairman Speak with BJI on Takeover

December 3rd, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

QubicaAMF CEO, Chairman Speak with BJI on Takeover

Bowlers Journal caught up with QubicaAMF CEO, Emanuele “Manu” Govoni, and Chairman of the Board, Pat Ciniello, today about this week’s news that the company’s legacy partners had finalized a transaction with BowlmorAMF to acquire full ownership. You can read about that story here, and find much more about it in our upcoming January issue. […]


Legacy Owners Take Over at QubicaAMF

December 1st, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

QubicaAMF Worldwide has announced that the Qubica legacy partners — Roberto Vaioli, Luca Drusiani, Emanuele Govoni, Guido Sorba, Pat Ciniello, Frank Mascadri and Rich Albright — have finalized a transaction with Bowlmor AMF to acquire their ownership in the company. After nearly a decade since the creation of QubicaAMF, the company will operate under a […]


Bent Petersen, Former QubicaAMF Executive Vice President, Dies

November 24th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Bent Petersen, Former QubicaAMF Executive Vice President, Dies

Former QubicaAMF Executive Vice President, Bent Petersen, died peacefully at home on Nov. 21. Born in 1932, Petersen was a much loved and respected member of the AMF family who retired from the company in 1998 after 36 years of service. Petersen joined AMF in 1962 in Sweden, and was heavily involved in the development of […]


USBC, Kegel Extend Partnership

November 5th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Since 2006, the United States Bowling Congress and Kegel have worked hand-in-hand to provide fair and consistent lane conditions at USBC championship events. The companies recently agreed to extend their partnership to make Kegel the official lane maintenance provider for all USBC tournaments through December 2016. Kegel has provided lane maintenance equipment and supplies as […]


USBC ‘Seeking to Amend’ Agreement with Reno for Open, Women’s Championships

October 26th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

USBC 'Seeking to Amend' Agreement with Reno for Open, Women's Championships

When a story in the July issue of BJI called “The Reno Dilemma” quoted Chris Baum, CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, on the possibility that the United States Bowling Congress may seek to scale back the number of tournaments it is contractually obligated to bring to Reno through 2030 in light of […]


Brunswick to Become Exclusive Equipment Provider for USBC Open, Women’s Championships

October 23rd, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Brunswick to Become Exclusive Equipment Provider for USBC Open, Women's Championships

Brunswick has announced that it has entered an agreement with the United States Bowling Congress to become the exclusive lane equipment provider for USBC’s Open and Women’s Championships beginning in 2015. The agreement, described in Brunswick’s release as “the longest contract in USBC Championships history,” extends through 2024. The equipment Brunswick Bowling Products will provide […]


Rolltech to Provide Bonus Scoring During WSOB Qualifying for Xtra Frame Subscribers

October 22nd, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Rolltech to Provide Bonus Scoring During WSOB Qualifying for Xtra Frame Subscribers

Rolltech, the official Live Scoring Partner of the 2014 GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling, will give PBA’s Xtra Frame subscribers a chance to watch the WSOB VI in exceptional detail when the multi-event series gets underway Friday at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas, PBA Vice President of Media Dave Schroeder announced Wednesday. […]


Chicago Scores Massive New Entertainment Center

October 21st, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Ever found yourself wondering whether it might be possible to assemble a bowling center, an around-the-clock gastrodiner, two cocktail bars, ping pong, private karaoke rooms, lounges, and party rooms under a single roof? Yep, so have we! And we now appear to have our answer in the form of a massive, new entertainment complex coming […]


Former Chain Operator Dick Richards Dies

October 4th, 2014 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Dick Richards, owner of the former Red Carpet chain of bowling centers that dominated the Milwaukee bowling marketplace during the 1970s and into the ’80s, has died. Richards was a strong promoter in the pre-social media era, as Red Carpet billboards could be viewed throughout Beer City, particularly at league sign-up team. Under Richards’ leadership, […]



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