BlueArc Capital Management Acquires Brunswick Bowling Products

May 26th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

In a move long anticipated, Brunswick Corporation has announced the sale of its bowling products division. It was announced today that Brunswick Bowling Products has been acquired by BlueArc Capital Management LLC, a private investment firm based in Atlanta, Ga. Brunswick, a worldwide market leader in bowling products, is based in Muskegon, Mich. Employees reportedly […]

Food Truck Operator to Open Bowling Venue

May 21st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

A food truck operator in Albuquerque, N.M., Enrique Guerrero, says he hopes to open a new bistro and bowling facility in time for the summer season. Guerrero, formerly executive chef at Albuquerque’s Scalo restaurant, has developed a loyal following for his Bang Bite Filling Station truck, but now is looking forward to once again practicing […]

Plan That Would Have ‘Merged’ Centers Falls Apart

May 20th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

A plan that would have moved one Denver area bowling center into another, which we reported on in February (, has fallen apart. Just days before Elitch Lanes, which had been forced to close due to redevelopment in its neighborhood, was preparing to move into nearby Western Bowl and institute the Elitch name, Western proprietor […]

Nevada Assembly Passes Stadium Funding Bill

May 20th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Nevada State Assembly has approved SB312, which increases the Washoe County hotel room tax to raise funds for: • Improvements to Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority properties, including the National Bowling Stadium. • Marketing the region as a tourist destination. • Attracting more flights to Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The bill passed by a margin […]

Mark Baker Signs to Rep 900 Global

May 19th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Mark Baker, a four-time PBA Tour champion who has carved out a second career as a bowling coach, has signed a contract to represent 900 Global, AMF 300 and 3G shoes. He made the announcement in a Facebook post, about a half-hour after posting a note about ending a five-year relationship with Ebonite International. In […]

Brunswick Staff Adds Hall of Famer Duggan

May 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Anne Marie Duggan, considered one of the most versatile bowlers in the history of the sport, has rejoined the Brunswick Pro Staff following a 10-year hiatus. Former Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tournament Director Fran Deken, like Duggan a United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame member, once described Duggan as “a magician with a bowling […]

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 Facebook page during the month of May. The Bowl For […]

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