Business

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 […]


Pennsylvania Center to Close Next May

November 25th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Cedar Lanes, an important part of the Lebanon, Pa., community since 1959, will close next May, proprietor Darrin Armel has announced. When it opened, the center was one of the first to feature automatic pinsetting machines. Demand for lane time was so strong that the center expanded from 16 lanes to 24 within three years. […]


Pettenger, Vanover Join Brunswick as Product Specialists

November 24th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Brunswick Bowling Products has announced that two new Product Specialists have been added to the company’s Consumer Products division. Jeremy Pettenger and Jordan Vanover will be based in Muskegon, Mich. Pettenger joins Brunswick with nine years of outside sales and project management experience. He is a USBC-certified coach and bowled at Grand Valley State University, […]


Main Event to Join Attractions on Orlando’s International Drive

November 24th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment has signed a lease for its first location in Florida. The facility will be located at Pointe Orlando on International Drive, just a short drive from Orlando’s major theme parks and across the street from the Orange County Convention Center. With a new prototype design, Main Event Orlando is scheduled to […]


DesRochesto to Rep Brunswick on Capital Equipment

November 22nd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Brunswick Bowling has hired Kris DesRoches as capital equipment management consultant for New York, New Jersey and the New England states. DesRoches will consult with existing bowling centers about ways to improve their business. He will also support sales of capital equipment, including Sync scoring and management systems, Pro Lane and Anvilane synthetic lane systems, […]


Jayhawk, Turbo Team to Provide Pro Shop Packages

November 20th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Effective immediately, pro shops purchasing Jayhawk Bowling Supply’s Tri Oval or Oval Maker II Packages can add a Turbo Xtreme Package to the deal at substantial savings. For pro shops, this means obtaining a state-of-the-art drill mill and related equipment, along with an ample supply of Turbo insert products, storage racks, fitting tools, banners and […]


Historic New Jersey Center Gets a Bowlmor Makeover

November 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

For nearly 50 years in New Jersey, it operated under the Strike N Spare name. Now, under the ownership of Bowlmor AMF, the center has undergone a massive renovation and been reborn as Bowlmor Green Brook. As is the case in other Bowlmor locations, food is a big part of the experience, with the signature […]


Hanson Rejoins Florida’s BMA as COO

November 16th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Bill Hanson has rejoined Bowling Management Associates in southwest Florida as Chief Operating Office. Hanson was originally hired by BMA as a center manager in 2000, then became Director of Operations before leaving in 2010. That year, he purchased All-Star Lanes, a center owned by BMA, but it suffered a devastating fire in October. You […]


Royal Pin Leisure Centers Buys 270 Lanes of Sync

November 14th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Veteran center operator Jim Doty was happy to join a group of his peers to help Brunswick design the Sync center management system. But he didn’t really have any intention of buying it. “I didn’t see how new graphics in a scoring system would really impact our bottom line,” said Doty, general manager of Royal […]



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