Jayhawk’s Russ Wilson Elected President of IBPSIA

January 30th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Russ Wilson of Jayhawk Bowling Supply in Lawrence, Kan., has been elected President of the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association.  Wilson, as well as other new officers and board members, will begin serving immediately. “I feel that being elected as President is a tremendous honor,” Wilson said. “I will do whatever I can […]

BPAA Names ‘Official Awards Partner’

January 30th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and Award Company of America have reached an agreement to make ACA the “Official Awards Partner” for BPAA centers. ACA provides a full line of awards and special products, including specialty items, to public and private organizations throughout the world. ACA also works with local and state associations of […]

New Pinstripes Ready for Chicago Restaurant Week

January 29th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Restaurant Week is a big deal in Chicago, and the new Pinstripes location in the Windy City’s River East neighborhood is pulling out all the stops to make its grand opening a memorable occasion. The 33,000-sq.-ft. venue will feature exceptional Italian-American cuisine and wine; bowling lanes and indoor-outdoor bocce courts; an outdoor patio, fireplace and […]

Global Manufacturing, EBD Strike Distribution Deal

January 29th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

European Bowling Distribution, headquartered in the Netherlands, has annopunced a master distributor partnership with Global Manufacturing LLC in San Antonio, Texas. EBD will handle all sales and shipping of 900 Global balls, bags and accessories throughout its distribution network in Europe and the Middle East, including Russia and North Africa. Following many successful years of […]

Former USBC ED Stu Upson Hired by Tennis Hall of Fame

January 22nd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Former USBC ED Stu Upson Hired by Tennis Hall of Fame

Stu Upson, who resigned his post as Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress on Feb. 4, 2014, has been hired as Chief Operating Officer of the Tennis Hall of Fame, the organization reported on Jan. 15. The organization is recognized by the International Tennis Federation as the sport’s official hall of fame. It […]

You Can’t Remodel Center Restrooms Too Often

January 21st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

It’s no secret that one key to a bowling center’s ongoing success is the maintenance of clean restrooms for customers. Survey after survey has shown that businesses of all kinds often are judged by the cleanliness of their restrooms. With that in mind, Chipper’s Lanes in Fort Collins, Colo., remodeled its restrooms last summer. And […]

5WPR Named PR Agency of Record for Strike Ten Entertainment

January 20th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

5W Public Relations, one of the 25 largest independently owned PR firms in the U.S., has added Strike Ten Entertainment to its diverse roster of consumer and lifestyle brands. 5W PR will execute a comprehensive public relations program designed to build awareness for the sport of bowling and to drive consumers into its bowling centers throughout the […]

‘New’ PWBA Seeking Host Centers for Relaunch

January 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Professional Women’s Bowling Association, which will re-launch next summer, now is accepting applications from bowling centers interested in serving as a host for a PWBA tournament. More than a decade after holding its last event, the PWBA Tour will re-launch in mid-summer of 2015 with a nine-event schedule, plus the U.S. Women’s Open. The […]

Update: Services Set for Rex Golobic

January 17th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Services have been set for Rex Golobic, a past president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and a legendary bowling center owner in the San Francisco Bay Area. Services will be on held on Jan. 25 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Snider & Sullivan, 977 South El Camino Real, in San Mateo, Calif. A […]

Fire Causes Moderate Damage to New York Center

January 16th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Alpha Lanes in Troy, N.Y., sustained what was termed as “moderate” damage on Jan. 8 when a fire broke out at the center. According to the Times Union newspaper, firefighters were called to the center around 11 a.m., and took about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Although the exact cause of the wire was […]

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