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Kelly Named Sales Specialist for Brunswick Aftermarket Products

June 15th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Brunswick Bowling today announced it has hired Bugsy Kelly as sales specialist for aftermarket products. Kelly will support sales of lane machines and conditioners, pinsetter parts, bowling pins, rental shoes and house balls. His responsibilities include visiting and calling on bowling centers throughout the United States. Kelly brings extensive industry experience to the position, having […]


World Bowling Submits Bid for Inclusion in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games; PBA Offers Its Support

June 11th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

World Bowling Submits Bid for Inclusion in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games; PBA Offers Its Support

World Bowling, assisted by the Japan Bowling Congress and the National Bowling Federation of Japan, has filed an official application with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee to include bowling as a medal sport, and the Professional Bowlers Association will continue to offer its long-standing support to accomplish that goal, PBA Tour Commissioner, Tom Clark, […]


BES X Installation Count Tops 350 Centers

June 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

QubicaAMF Worldwide today announced that more than 350 centers and 6,300 lanes worldwide have installed BES X, its newest Bowler Entertainment System. In addition, centers are consistently reporting typical increases in total revenue upwards of 20%, expanded repeat business, and longer customer visits — all within the first year of installing the system. The company […]


Storm Signs Wesley Low to Amateur Contract

June 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Two-handed, left-handed amateur standout Wesley Low Jr. has been signed to an amateur contract by Storm Products. When he was 15, Low became the youngest bowler ever to win a PBA Regional title, breaking a record held by PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber since 1979. Low, who turned 18 on April 27, recently won his second […]


Check Out the New Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive!

June 4th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Check Out the New Issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive!

We’re serving up a summer harvest of instructional tips in the June 2015 issue of Bowlers Journal Interactive, from some of the game’s greatest coaches and players. Also in this issue: Watch Turbo’s “Head Guard Dog” light up the lanes; meet the single pin that dared to defy the “world’s strongest bowler”; see Jason Belmonte […]


Update: Meet the Investors in Brunswick Bowling Products

May 26th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

As we reported this morning, Brunswick Bowling Products has been acquired by BlueArc Capital Management LLC, an investment firm based in Atlanta, Ga. BlueArc completed the acquisition with investments from Gladstone Investment Corporation, a publicly traded business development company in McLean, Va., and Capitala Finance Corp., a business development company in Charlotte, N.C. The report prompted […]


Collegiate Star Tang Signs With Roto Grip

May 26th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Recently-crowned XBowling Men’s Intercollegiate Singles Champion and current San Jose State University standout Michael Tang has been signed to represent Storm Products’ Roto Grip brand. Earlier this month, Tang defeated Notre Dame of Ohio’s Meeco Walker, 259-174, to claim the collegiate men’s title at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kan., as seen on CBS Sports Network. […]


BlueArc Capital Management Acquires Brunswick Bowling Products

May 26th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

In a move long anticipated, Brunswick Corporation has announced the sale of its bowling products division. It was announced today that Brunswick Bowling Products has been acquired by BlueArc Capital Management LLC, a private investment firm based in Atlanta, Ga. Brunswick, a worldwide market leader in bowling products, is based in Muskegon, Mich. Employees reportedly […]


Food Truck Operator to Open Bowling Venue

May 21st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

A food truck operator in Albuquerque, N.M., Enrique Guerrero, says he hopes to open a new bistro and bowling facility in time for the summer season. Guerrero, formerly executive chef at Albuquerque’s Scalo restaurant, has developed a loyal following for his Bang Bite Filling Station truck, but now is looking forward to once again practicing […]


Plan That Would Have ‘Merged’ Centers Falls Apart

May 20th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

A plan that would have moved one Denver area bowling center into another, which we reported on in February (http://www.bowlersjournal.com/?p=9912), has fallen apart. Just days before Elitch Lanes, which had been forced to close due to redevelopment in its neighborhood, was preparing to move into nearby Western Bowl and institute the Elitch name, Western proprietor […]



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