Business

USBC, RSCVA and Reno Approve Revision of Hosting Agreement

January 12th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

USBC, RSCVA and Reno Approve Revision of Hosting Agreement

The United States Bowling Congress (USBC), the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) Board of Directors, and the Reno City Council have approved revisions to the hosting agreement for USBC Championships tournaments. Key changes include shifting the USBC Open and Women’s Championships back to their historical rotation of visiting Reno once every three years, adjusting […]


Juan Cabezas Named President and Chief Growth Officer of QubicaAMF

January 12th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Juan Cabezas Named President and Chief Growth Officer of QubicaAMF

QubicaAMF Worldwide (QubicaAMF), the leading manufacturer of bowling and mini bowling products, is pleased to announce that Juan Cabezas has been appointed President and Chief Growth Officer and will lead all marketing, sales and product management functions for the company. In his capacity of President of the company, he will also represent QubicaAMF in the […]


BPAA Past President Rex Golobic Passes Away

January 9th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Rex Golobic, a past president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and a legendary bowling center owner in the San Francisco Bay Area, died on Thursday. He was 91. Golobic is survived by his wife, Reiko. Golobic-operated centers were known for their deep involvement with the local community. Among many other initiatives, one center […]


Carolinas FEC Pioneer Frank Myatt Sr. Dies

January 9th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Frank Myatt Sr., a pioneer in the bowling-based family entertainment center business model, has died, Bowlers Journal has learned. Myatt opened Golden Park in Simpsonville, South Carolina, in the early 1980s, and it included an array of amenities in addition to 32 lanes of bowling. Here is how Golden Park is described on the facility’s […]


Historic Duckpin Facility Brought Back to Life

January 8th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

A 6-lane duckpin facility in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, believed to have been built as early as 1918, has been brought back to life by Urban Smart Growth, a company that bought the building housing the lanes in 2005. A sleek bar and leather sofas have been added to the airy space now known as BreakTime, […]


Florida Community Gets Its Bowling Center Back

January 8th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Bowling is back in Winter Garden, Fla. Carter Family Bowl and Pizzeria, which was foreclosed upon last January, re-opened on the day after Thanksgiving, and business has been brisk, according to a report in the West Orange Times & Observer. The new operators are Jay Hess and Dan Holtzapple, who have leased the center from […]


Reno City Council Okays USBC Fee Increase

January 7th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Reno City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to raise the per bowler fee to be paid to the United States Bowling Congress for the 2016 USBC Open Championships from $20 to $30. The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority approved the plan late last year, and it next needed the approval of the Council, since […]


Reno Council to Vote on USBC Fee Hike Today

January 7th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

When the Reno City Council meets today, it will vote on whether to raise the per bowler fee paid to the United States Bowling Congress for the 2016 USBC Open Championships from $20 to $30. The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority approved the plan late last year, and it now needs the approval of the […]


Former Santa Fe Center to Become Arts Space

January 7th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The author behind the “Game of Thrones” series on HBO, George R.R. Martin, is teaming with local arts group Meow Wolf to bring new life to a former bowling center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Silva Lanes closed in 2009, but in 2015, plans call for the building to become home to an arts space […]


Bowling: Part of New ‘Activity Bar’ Model

January 6th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Bowling has traditional centers, family entertainment centers, bowling lounges and hybrid centers — among other labels. To that list you may now add: activity bars. That’s the phrase being used to describe upscale bars that feature various activities to keep patrons engaged… and spending money. It’s a label that has been applied to Plank, a […]



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