Bowling Teams Up With NASCAR on Saturday

September 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Bowling Teams Up With NASCAR on Saturday

Richard Petty Motorsports and Strike Ten Entertainment this week announced a new, one-race partnership that will feature as the primary sponsor of the No. 9 Ford driven by Sam Hornish Jr. The No. 9 Ford will make its on-track debut at the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this Saturday […]

Borgie and Smith Switch Roles at Brunswick

September 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Brunswick Bowling Products has announced that Dan Borgie and Gary Smith, company vice presidents, will be trading positions, effective immediately. Borgie has been named Vice President of International Sales, and Smith is now Vice President of Modernization Sales for North America. “At Brunswick, we’re committed to developing key employees by exposing them to a variety […]

Gary Brown Gets IBC Youth Promotion

September 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Gary Brown has been named Managing Director of International Bowling Campus Youth Development, supervising all United States Bowling Congress and Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America youth programs. He will report to the executive directors of USBC and BPAA, Chad Murphy and Frank DeSocio. Brown moves into his new role from director of collegiate programs and […]

Historic Chicago Center Destroyed in Fire

August 31st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

“We lost Chicago’s oldest bowling alley early this morning.” That’s how Bowlers Journal “Time Capsule” columnist and resident historian Dr. Jake Schmidt began his post on Facebook this morning. It sounded like an obituary and, given the center’s history, it probably should be treated as such. “Lincoln Square Recreation opened in 1918 on the second […]

Smithfield Foods Named ‘Official Elite Title’ Sponsor of PWBA Tour

August 28th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Smithfield Foods will sponsor the final event of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association season, the PWBA Tour Championship, set to take place in September with the finals on national television. The Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship promoted by will bring together the top 16 bowlers from the 2015 PWBA Tour season, including the winner of […]

Ebonite Announces Alliance With Jayhawk

August 26th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Ebonite International has announced an alliance with Jayhawk Bowling Supply to manufacture, market and sell Ebonite’s PowerHouse brand of pro shop heavy equipment — mills, drills, cabinet spinners, resurfacing machines, etc. With this partnership, Jayhawk will assume technical assistance for all existing PowerHouse heavy equipment products, and has the rights to use the PowerHouse name […]

Chauvard to Head French Office and Territories for QubicaAMF

August 25th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

QubicaAMF Worldwide has announced that Christophe Chauvard has been promoted to General Manager for the company’s French office and territories including France, the French-speaking areas of Switzerland and all French-speaking African countries. Chauvard is responsible for leading the local marketing and sales force, ensuring quality service to customers in this region, and representing QubicaAMF in […]

A Bowling Monopoly Possible in the U.K.?

August 19th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Britain’s Competition & Markets Authority is looking into The Original Bowling Company’s plans to acquire the Bowlplex chain. “Bowling is a popular and growing leisure activity in the U.K. enjoyed by many families and individuals. This merger brings together two of the largest national chains in the sector,” said Sheldon Mills, CMA Senior Director of […]

Main Event Is Heading East With 4 New Centers

August 12th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment will bring its “Eat. Bowl. Play.” experience to four new states east of its Texas headquarters. The company has selected sites for Main Event centers in Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; West Chester, Ohio; and Independence, Mo. All four centers are slated to open by summer 2016. “Main Event is growing at […]

Ace Mitchell Acquires BSC and Colonial Bowling Supply

August 7th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Ace Mitchell Bowlers Mart has acquired Bowling Supply Company and Colonial Bowling Supply, continuing the trend of industry consolidation in general and among bowling product distribution companies in particular. In an announcement sent to customers, BSC and Colonial noted that the combined companies will be able to “provide one- to two-day service to about 38 […]

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