Business

STE-SCN Deal Makes XBowling ‘Official Mobile App’

May 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Strike Ten Entertainment and Sports Challenge Network have entered into a multi-year agreement that names XBowling as the bowling industry’s official mobile app. The joint venture seeks to amplify the sport’s appeal to current and new bowlers alike, connecting the physical sport to social mobile game play while at the same time helping bowling centers […]


Theater / Bowling Complex in Lexington Is a Go

May 14th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

It now appears that a theater and bowling center complex in Lexington, Ky., originally announced in March 2014, will begin construction early this summer. According to developers, the The Krikorian Premiere Theatre will include a 100-foot screen, believed to be the largest in Kentucky, to be used for movies in a format similar to IMAX. […]


PBA Lands TV Sports Visionary Bornstein

May 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA Lands TV Sports Visionary Bornstein

Steve Bornstein, one of the most influential sports and entertainment media executives of the last quarter century, has joined the Professional Bowlers Association Board of Directors, Board Chairman Mike Slade announced Monday. Bornstein played a major role in shaping the growth and success of ESPN and the National Football League. His career began as program […]


Bowling’s Veterans Charity to Benefit from Memorial Weekend Promotion

May 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

To drive traffic to bowling centers over Memorial Day weekend and raise donations for the Bowlers to Veterans Link, Strike Ten Entertainment will give bowling fans a free bowling game coupon and make a 25-cent donation to BVL for every “Like” received on the GoBowling.com Facebook page during the month of May. The Bowl For […]


New Post at Storm for Dave Kost

May 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

New Post at Storm for Dave Kost

Storm Products President, Dave Symes, announced late Monday that Dave Kost has been promoted to a new role within the company as Public Relations Manager, effective immediately. Kost previously served as the company’s Digital Interactive Media Specialist. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kost joined Team Storm in April 2014 after having worked in minor league […]


Bowling 2.0 Key for New BPAA Members from Japan

May 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Nearly 60 bowling centers representing more than 2,000 lanes in Japan have joined the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America through the BPAA International Membership Program. The centers belong to the Brunswick Kai, a group of Brunswick-equipped centers founded in 1974 to help unite the bowling industry in Japan. Brunswick Kai was established with a focus […]


PBA Product Registered Roster Expands

May 1st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Genesis Bowling Accessories, along with Lane Masters and Legends by Lane Masters bowling balls, have joined the roster of PBA Product Registered brands as of April 30. Genesis Bowling Accessories’ approved products include K-Motion (kinesiology) Tape; Excel Performance Thumb Tapes; leather ball-wipe pads; Hydro, Intense and Maxx ball cleaners; roller bags and its power wrist […]


New Tulsa Center Is Main Event’s 20th

May 1st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Main Event Entertainment has opened its second bowling-anchored entertainment center in Oklahoma and its 20th overall. The new center is located in Tulsa, near the intersections of Highway 75 and West 81st Avenue. “The Tulsa community has welcomed us with a great deal of enthusiasm,” said Main Event Vice President of Marketing, Sherri Landry. “We […]


Ebonite Adds Flanagan, InsideBowling.com

May 1st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Not quite two years after joining Storm Products as Director of Marketing, Mike Flanagan is returning to his life-long home of St. Louis to be closer to his family. Concurrently with that move, Flanagan and his InsideBowling.com have formed a partnership with Ebonite International to help manage the EBI brands’ social presence in the marketplace, […]


IBPSIA Award Recipients for 2015 Revealed

May 1st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association award recipients for 2015 have been announced. IBPSIA’s awards banquet will be held prior to the association’s 25th Anniversary Bowling Tournament on the evening of June 25, during International Bowl Expo week in Las Vegas. The honorees are: • Bill Bunetta Lighthouse Award — Tom Laskow • Pro […]



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