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BBIA Elects Brunswick’s Dykstra New President

April 22nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Billiard and Bowling Institute of America’s Board of Directors elected Brunswick executive, Corey Dykstra, as its new President, succeeding Jeff Mraz of Ace Mitchell Bowlers Mart. “I am truly honored to have been elected President of this historic association,” said Dykstra. During its recent convention at the historic Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, […]


Clutter Contest Announced for Bowling Center Operators

April 6th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

BY BOB JOHNSON Over the course of my career, I have visited literally hundreds of bowling center offices, and even worked in a few. There is one thing almost all of them have in common: clutter. Some are simply more cluttered than others. If the occupant of the office — whether it’s the proprietor, general […]


Michael Gaughan to Be Honored at BBIA Convention

April 6th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Billiard and Bowling Institute of America will present its Industry Service Award for 2016 to Michael Gaughan, the owner of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and the man who gave the green light to funding construction of the South Point Bowling Plaza. The 74th BBIA Convention will take place this […]


Expanded Role for Gomez at Storm

April 5th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Storm Products, Inc. has announced that three-time PBA Tour champion, Andres Gomez, will be the company’s new Sales Representative for Central America, South America and Mexico. Gomez has served as an International Sales Consultant for Storm since 2011. “I have traveled all around the world for many years now,” Gomez said. “However, Latin America is […]


Ferman Named Aftermarket Product Specialist by Brunswick

April 1st, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Brunswick Bowling has announced the hiring of Rocky Ferman as an aftermarket product specialist covering the Midwestern United States. Ferman will call on and assist bowling centers with their pinsetter, electrical and lane maintenance needs. “Rocky brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Brunswick, having worked in the bowling industry as a center mechanic […]


Industry Vet Creamer to Lead QubicaAMF’s Focus on Sport Bowling Worldwide

March 31st, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

QubicaAMF Worldwide has announced that Roger Creamer has been appointed Director of International Relations and Sport Development. Creamer will lead the company’s initiative to promote the sport of bowling worldwide, working with the industry and bowling federations. QubicaAMF is committed to the sport of bowling and sees the future of the sport gaining worldwide acclaim, […]


MOTIV Offers Exchange Program for Jackal Carnage, Jackal Balls

March 30th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

MOTIV announced Wednesday that, while it is still seeking to have approval reinstated for the Jackal Carnage and Jackal bowling balls, the company is offering customers who purchased these balls the opportunity to exchange them for another MOTIV model. On March 15, the USBC announced that approval of the Jackal Carnage and Jackal bowling balls […]


Storm Adds Hoskins as Technical Customer Service Rep

March 30th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Storm Products has announced the hiring of Alex Hoskins as Technical Customer Service Representative. Hoskins is passionate about bowling, and has been part of the bowling industry his entire life, constantly working to learn as much as he can about the sport. He has competed on the lanes since he was a youth bowler, and […]


QubicaAMF Providing Scoring, Management Systems to Main Event

March 22nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Main Event Entertainment and QubicaAMF Worldwide have announced that Main Event will install QubicaAMF’s Bowler Entertainment System (BES X) and Center Management System (Conqueror Pro) in all of its centers. This includes new locations that will be built across the U.S., along with existing facilities that will be upgraded. This decision is part of the […]


Andres Gomez Joins Turbo’s Elite Franchise Player Staff

March 22nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Three-time PBA Tour champion, Andres Gomez, has signed a deal with Turbo Bowling Accessories to join the company’s Elite Franchise Player Staff. The 42-year-old native of Colombia will represent Turbo on both the PBA and World Bowling Tours. In addition to being a staff player, Gomez will serve as Turbo’s South American and Central American […]







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