Business

ReelzChannel, Strike Ten Ink Cross-Promotional Deal

March 27th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

ReelzChannel, Strike Ten Ink Cross-Promotional Deal

Strike Ten Entertainment has teamed up with ReelzChannel to launch the ReelzChannel Free Game of Bowling campaign to promote the Saturday, April 11, premiere of the new REELZ reality television series, Polka Kings. Running March 29-May 24, the campaign will encourage ReelzChannel fans to visit www.reelz.com/PolkaKings, where they can download a printable coupon for a […]


Storm Fills Technical Customer Service Position

March 26th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Storm Products’ Technical Director Steve Kloempken has announced that Chad McLean will be joining Storm in Brigham City, Utah, as the Technical Customer Service Representative, a role that became available last month when Mike Sargent left to pursue his passion for pro shop ownership and operation. In his new position, McLean will provide consumers and […]


Bowling Is Back in Trumansburg After 16 Years

March 26th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Village of Trumansburg in New York’s Tompkins County had been without a bowling center since April 24, 1999, when Tri-County Lanes was destroyed in a fire. But as of last night, bowling is back in Trumansburg, thanks to the opening of a new business called Atlas — a restaurant and a bar that uses […]


Changing Beer World Leads to New STE Deal

March 26th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Changing Beer World Leads to New STE Deal

The beer business has changed markedly in recently years. Once dominated by single brands, today it’s a mix of heritage brands, various levels of “light” beer, and an expanding “craft beer” category. That’s what makes the new two-year agreement between Strike Ten Entertainment and MillerCoors so compelling, not to mention timely. STE, which functions as […]


Lausanne Complex Welcomes World Bowling

March 25th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Lausanne Complex Welcomes World Bowling

World Bowling, the global governing body of our sport, has taken up residence at the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland. In a media release, World Bowling said the move “marks a huge milestone in bowling’s history and signifies the beginning of an era of vast development for the sport.” On its website, the […]


Site of SoCal Bowling Awards Banquets to Be Razed

March 25th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Among the most popular Bowlers Journal features in recent years have been the “travel” pieces that have transported readers to historic and/or interesting bowling venues in Detroit, Milwaukee, Las Vegas and along historic Route 66. The next travel feature is scheduled for the May issue. Unfortunately, putting together such a piece on Southern California is […]


PBA, PWBA to Cooperate in Providing More Opportunities for Women Bowlers

March 24th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA, PWBA to Cooperate in Providing More Opportunities for Women Bowlers

The Professional Bowlers Association and Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) have formed a new strategic partnership to provide new events, exposure and services for women’s bowling. Highlights of the new partnership include: • Seven new PWBA regional events to complement the PWBA Tour. • Player services transportation and mobile pro shop for the PWBA Tour. […]


Fire at One Center Saves Another

March 19th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

As will be reported in the April issue of Bowlers Journal magazine, Plamor Lanes in Huntsville, Ala., planned to close on April 30. Its owners had received an offer from the adjacent Jerry Damson Automotive, which wanted to use the land to connect its two buildings and provide more parking. But those plans changed on […]


OSHA Sanctions for Pinsetter Accident; Center Will Appeal

March 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a ruling that could have widespread implications for the bowling industry. Last November, David Geiger was killed in an accident involving a pinsetting machine at Northwest Lanes in Fairfield, Ohio. Now, OSHA has ruled that the pinsetter mechanisms at the center lacked adequate guards to […]


XBowling, USBC Extend Live Scoring Partnership

March 16th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Sports Challenge Network’s XBowling and the United States Bowling Congress have announced that for the third consecutive year, XBowling is the official live scoring partner of the USBC Open Championships. Approximately 40,000 bowlers will participate in the world’s largest bowling tournament from through July 12, and they’ll have access to a real-time display of their […]



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