Main Event Opens Second Phoenix-Area Facility

February 11th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment has opened its second Phoenix-area location at 10315 W. McDowell Road in the Park 10 development in Avondale, Ariz. The new center is Main Event’s 23rd location nationwide, and brings more than 100 jobs to the community, according to the company. “Main Event is the ultimate entertainment destination for families, friends […]

4 Selected for National Awards by USBC

February 11th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Rhonda Swaim of Harvest, Ala., Jamie Brooks of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jon Tang and Tom Burke of Beaverton, Ore., have been named United States Bowling Congress national recognition award recipients for 2016. Swaim was selected to receive the USBC Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service, Brooks will be honored with the USBC Joyce […]

Ebonite Extends Teen Masters Sponsorship Through 2017

February 4th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Ebonite International has announced a multi-year extension of its sponsorship of one of the nation’s premier youth bowling events, the Teen Masters. The extension guarantees sponsorship through 2017. The Teen Masters has a rich, 19-year history of producing champions, many of whom have gone on to claim collegiate titles and spots on Team USA. The […]

Bowling Vision Hires Johnson to Manage Capital Equipment Sales

February 4th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Bowling Vision has announced the hiring of Terry Johnson as Capital Equipment Sales Manager. Johnson’s responsibilities cover the company’s new territories in Africa, as well as the existing territories of Ireland and Scotland. Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role, as he has been involved in the industry since 1998. […]

Exectutive Team Veteran, Stremmel, to Exit USBC This Month

February 3rd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The United States Bowling Congress has announced that Neil Stremmel, USBC Managing Director of NGB (National Governing Body), will be leaving the bowling industry this month to pursue “an exciting new career opportunity in New York.” Stremmel has worked for the USBC for 16 years, most of that time focused on equipment specifications and technical […]

BMA to Convert Naples, Fla. Location to HeadPinz Brand

February 3rd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

HeadPinz is bringing its brand of bowling-based entertainment excitement to Naples and Collier County, Fla. Bowling Management Associates, parent company for HeadPinz, is working on plans for a multi-million-dollar expansion to the current Woodside Lanes location on Naples’ Radio Lane. “We’re so excited for what this means to everyone in Collier County,” said Pat Ciniello, […]

Tom Smallwood Joins Radical Bowling Pro Staff

February 3rd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Tom Smallwood, known as one of the toughest pro bowlers in the clutch, has joined the Pro Staff of Radical Bowling Technologies. Two hall of famers, Parker Bohn III and Johnny Petraglia, concurred that “Smallz” can “throw it for the money.” Bohn described Smallwood as “mini, compact and powerful.” Noted Petraglia: “He throws the heaviest […]

PBA and NeuLion Unveil Enhancements to Xtra Frame

January 29th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Professional Bowlers Association and NeuLion, its partner in production of PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame, have announced a renewal of an agreement that has been in place since 2010, and another series of upgrades and enhancements for bowling fans around the world. The all-new Xtra Frame service includes a brand new look […]

900 Global Hires Cabanski for Sales and Marketing

January 28th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

900 Global has announced the appointment of Matt Cabanski as Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Cabanski brings nearly 20 years of experience in bowling to his new position with the San Antonio, Texas-based ball manufacturer. This includes 12 years as a pro shop operator, winning a PBA regional title, earning Texas State Bowler of the Year […]

Presidential Candidate Clinton Appears at Iowa Bowling Center

January 27th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Presidential election moved from the streets of Iowa to the alleys — specifically, Adel Family Fun Center ( in Adel, Iowa — on Wednesday morning with an appearance by Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. According to proprietor, Bryce Smith, himself a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives, he has chatted with Clinton on […]

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