Mitchell Family Assumes Sole Ownership of Kegel Company

January 25th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

UPDATED: Kegel LLC has announced that there has been a change in company ownership. Linda Davis, co-founder and wife of company founder, John Davis, has redeemed her share of ownership in the company, leaving the Mitchell family as the sole shareholders of Kegel. Members of the Mitchell family have held a minority interest in the […]

Wilkinson, Martin Among Slated Candidates for USBC Board

January 22nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Delegates to the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting will vote to fill three open positions on the USBC Board of Directors. Current USBC President, Frank Wilkinson, is one of three candidates slated by the USBC Nominating Committee. Wilkinson, of Staten Island, New York, is joined by incumbent director, Mark Martin of […]

New Positions for Callahan and Upp at Storm

January 22nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Storm Products has announced that Jim Callahan will transition to full-time Pro Tour Consultant, and Lee Upp will replace Callahan as the Regional Sales Manager in the Arizona, California and Las Vegas territories. In addition to his new duties, Callahan will assist with Upp’s transition to the new territory. The Pacific Northwest territory will now be […]

J.R. Raymond Named Midwest Sales Manager for Turbo

January 21st, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

J.R. Raymond has been named Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Turbo Bowling Accessories, it was announced this week by Turbo President, Lori Mraz. Raymond will be responsible for the states of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, and will be based at Turbo’s headquarters in Chesterfield, Mich., where he also will assume coaching duties at the […] 400 Set for Mother’s Day Weekend at Kansas Speedway

January 19th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Kansas Speedway and have announced a partnership for the May 7 400, Kansas Speedway’s annual May NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We’re excited to announce our partnership with for our May Sprint Cup Series night race,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “I’m thrilled […]

Dave Bolt Elected President of IBPSIA

January 18th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Dave Bolt has been elected President of the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association, and will lead IBPSIA’s newly elected Board of Directors in 2016. Bolt, from Champaign, Ill., operates DB’s Elite Pro Shop and Instruction. He has been an IBPSIA Board member since 2003. “It is a real honor to be named the […]

Proposal Seeks to Increase Cap on USBC National Dues

January 15th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

A member-submitted proposal that could result in United States Bowling Congress national dues increasing by as much as 50% will be put before USBC Annual Meeting delegates this spring. Seven proposals involving changes to bylaws, league rules and tournament rules will be decided by delegates at the 2016 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting, scheduled for […]

Updated: Liz Johnson, Elysia Current Signed by Turbo

January 12th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Liz Johnson, coming off one of her top years in what is destined to be a Hall of Fame career, has been named to the pro staff of Turbo Bowling Accessories. The company also announced the signing of PWBA champion, Elysia Current, who serves as the head bowling coach at Delaware State University. “I am […]

Storm Promotes Boomershine to New V.P. Post

January 4th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Storm Products President, Dave Symes, has announced the promotion of Hank Boomershine to Vice President of North American Sales, Research and Development. He will be responsible for the guidance of the North American sales team, creating personalized solutions to customer needs, and leading the direction of the R&D and Education teams. Boomershine has been accountable […]

Ultimate Sponsors $100,000 Prize for TV 7-10 Conversion

December 28th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

A newly announced $100,000 Ultimate Spare promotion, sponsored by Ultimate Bowling Products, has gone unclaimed… so far. The sponsorship offers a $100,000 bonus to the first player who converts the 7-10 split in a nationally televised PBA Tour event. The offer will remain in effect throughout the 2016 PBA Tour season. Rhino Page had the […]

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