East Coast Bowling Centers Convention Canceled

October 1st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The theme of the 2015 East Coast Bowling Centers Convention was to have been “Facing the Future Together.” Just moments ago, the ECBC Convention Committee faced Mother Nature and decided to cancel the event, according to John LaSpina, President of Maple Family Centers. Earlier, organizers had posted this message on the convention’s website: “The East […]

Storm Hires New Social Media Manager

September 15th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Storm Products has announced the hiring of Blair Blumenscheid as Social Media Manager. Blumenscheid was a three-time Academic All-American and 2013 graduate of The Ohio State University, where she earned a degree in strategic communication. She also bowled at Ohio State, where her success on the lanes and leadership off the lanes brought her SMART […]

Celebration of Life Set Sunday for Ted Clausen

September 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

A long-time lane resurfacer and a past president of the National Association of Independent Resurfacers, Ted Clausen, died on Aug. 22. He was 90. Clausen was born in Dannebrog, Neb., a tiny village whose name is emblematic of the flag of Denmark, but he spent most of his life in the Pacific Northwest. He was […]

Bowling Teams Up With NASCAR on Saturday

September 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Bowling Teams Up With NASCAR on Saturday

Richard Petty Motorsports and Strike Ten Entertainment this week announced a new, one-race partnership that will feature as the primary sponsor of the No. 9 Ford driven by Sam Hornish Jr. The No. 9 Ford will make its on-track debut at the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this Saturday […]

Borgie and Smith Switch Roles at Brunswick

September 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Brunswick Bowling Products has announced that Dan Borgie and Gary Smith, company vice presidents, will be trading positions, effective immediately. Borgie has been named Vice President of International Sales, and Smith is now Vice President of Modernization Sales for North America. “At Brunswick, we’re committed to developing key employees by exposing them to a variety […]

Gary Brown Gets IBC Youth Promotion

September 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Gary Brown has been named Managing Director of International Bowling Campus Youth Development, supervising all United States Bowling Congress and Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America youth programs. He will report to the executive directors of USBC and BPAA, Chad Murphy and Frank DeSocio. Brown moves into his new role from director of collegiate programs and […]

Historic Chicago Center Destroyed in Fire

August 31st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

“We lost Chicago’s oldest bowling alley early this morning.” That’s how Bowlers Journal “Time Capsule” columnist and resident historian Dr. Jake Schmidt began his post on Facebook this morning. It sounded like an obituary and, given the center’s history, it probably should be treated as such. “Lincoln Square Recreation opened in 1918 on the second […]

Smithfield Foods Named ‘Official Elite Title’ Sponsor of PWBA Tour

August 28th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Smithfield Foods will sponsor the final event of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association season, the PWBA Tour Championship, set to take place in September with the finals on national television. The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship promoted by will bring together the top 16 bowlers from the 2015 PWBA Tour season, including the winner of […]

Ebonite Announces Alliance With Jayhawk

August 26th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Ebonite International has announced an alliance with Jayhawk Bowling Supply to manufacture, market and sell Ebonite’s PowerHouse brand of pro shop heavy equipment — mills, drills, cabinet spinners, resurfacing machines, etc. With this partnership, Jayhawk will assume technical assistance for all existing PowerHouse heavy equipment products, and has the rights to use the PowerHouse name […]

Chauvard to Head French Office and Territories for QubicaAMF

August 25th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

QubicaAMF Worldwide has announced that Christophe Chauvard has been promoted to General Manager for the company’s French office and territories including France, the French-speaking areas of Switzerland and all French-speaking African countries. Chauvard is responsible for leading the local marketing and sales force, ensuring quality service to customers in this region, and representing QubicaAMF in […]

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