Business

GoBowling.com Becomes a PBA Title Sponsor

December 28th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

GoBowling.com was the title sponsor of the GoBowling.com PBA Viper Championship, presented by Xtra Frame, which aired just before the new year on ESPN. GoBowling.com also will be the presenting sponsor for the 7th Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational at Lucky Strike L.A. Live on Tuesday, Feb. 23 in Los Angeles. The partnership venture will […]


4th Edition of BPAA Industry Study Now Available

December 28th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

If you operate a bowling center, how does it compare to other centers of similar size in the industry today? Are you making as much revenue per lane as you should be? How do your food-and-beverage profits stack up against those of your peers? You’ll find the answers to these and many other questions in […]


Brunswick Bowling Products Welcomes Chinese Bowling Association to the U.S.

December 26th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Brunswick Bowling Products Welcomes Chinese Bowling Association to the U.S.

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Brunswick Bowling Products and Frank Zhao of Longmarch Bowling, a Brunswick distributor in the People’s Republic of China, recently hosted a visit to the U.S. by a delegation from the Chinese Bowling Association (CBA). “The CBA delegation is excited to experience American bowling, learn how the world’s leading bowling organizations operate, and discover ways to […]


Steve Kloempken Named Executive Director of Marketing

December 22nd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Steve Kloempken Named Executive Director of Marketing

BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH – Storm Products President, Dave Symes, has named Steve Kloempken as the company’s new Executive Director of Marketing. Kloempken, who was elected to the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in October, has taken on a variety of responsibilities at Storm Products over the past two decades. Most recently, he served […]


It’s Official: Sheikh Talal Is New World Bowling President

December 16th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

In a deal brokered prior to the QubicaAMF World Cup in late November, Kevin Dornberger agreed to step down as President of World Bowling, paving the way for Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah, President of the Kuwait Bowling Federation, to succeed him in that role. Earlier this week at the World Congress meeting in Abu Dhabi, […]


USBC Signs on as PBA Tour Sponsor

December 16th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

When the Professional Bowlers Association was on the brink of going under near the end of the 20th century, a number of scenarios were floated for keeping the PBA in business. One involved the American Bowling Congress “taking over” the PBA, just as the Women’s International Bowling Congress had purchased the assets of the Professional […]


Spare Time Texas Opens Second Location

December 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Monday was grand opening day for the second location of Spare Time Texas, an entertainment venue that includes bowling (both traditional and in a lounge setting), an arcade, laser tag, a bar, dining and private event spaces. The facility is located in Pflugerville, a suburb of Austin that 2015 QubicaAMF World Cup champion Clara Guerrero, […]


MOTIV Bowling Signs Loschetter

December 10th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

MOTIV Bowling has announced the addition of Chris Loschetter to its pro staff. “Chris is an accomplished PBA champion and a very professional athlete with huge potential,” said MOTIV’s Scott Hewitt. “We are confident that Chris will do very well with MOTIV equipment in his bag.” Added Loschetter: “MOTIV is a wonderful brand with an energizing […]


Former Ebonite Executive Reid Suffers Stroke

December 10th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Bob Reid, formerly a marketing executive with Ebonite International for many years, is recuperating in a Nashville rehabilitation facility after suffering a stroke. According to Bob Gudorf, Chairman of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, Reid was told by doctors that the stroke was caused by an allergic reaction to medication he was […]


Turbo Signs Ciminelli and Szczerbinski

December 3rd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Turbo Bowling Accessories has signed two of bowling’s brightest stars to its world professional staff. 2015 U.S. Open champion Ryan Ciminelli and PBA player John Szczerbinski have found much success in bowling using Turbo products, and both also are highly respected on the PBA Tour for integrity and character. They are the newest of more […]



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