Center’s ‘BOWL’ Sign to Be Preserved as Part of New Development

February 17th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Center's 'BOWL' Sign to Be Preserved as Part of New Development

You could say that it was just a bowling center sign. But a forward-thinking developer in Newport Beach, Calif., understood that the “BOWL” sign that hovered over the long-closed Friendly Hills Bowl in Whittier, Calif., was more than that. For long-time residents of Whittier and neighboring communities, Friendly Hills Bowl, like so many bowling centers […]

Pennsylvania Center to Reopen Under New Ownership

February 16th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

In just a matter of weeks, the doors will be unlocked and the lights will go on again at Moshannon Valley Super Bowl in Philipsburg, Pa. The center closed in February 2015, but according to WTAJ-TV, it will reopen in March or early April under the ownership of Paul Brimmeier and the management of Jeremy […]

Several Ball Companies to Unite for Industry Showcase During Bowl Expo

February 15th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Some of bowling’s largest bowling ball brands will come together under the lights of Las Vegas to create the first-ever Industry Showcase, to be held during Bowl Expo week, which runs from June 27-July 1. The Industry Showcase, a result of unprecedented cooperation among Brunswick Bowling Products LLC, Ebonite International and Storm Products Inc., will […]

Main Event Opens Second Phoenix-Area Facility

February 11th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment has opened its second Phoenix-area location at 10315 W. McDowell Road in the Park 10 development in Avondale, Ariz. The new center is Main Event’s 23rd location nationwide, and brings more than 100 jobs to the community, according to the company. “Main Event is the ultimate entertainment destination for families, friends […]

4 Selected for National Awards by USBC

February 11th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Rhonda Swaim of Harvest, Ala., Jamie Brooks of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jon Tang and Tom Burke of Beaverton, Ore., have been named United States Bowling Congress national recognition award recipients for 2016. Swaim was selected to receive the USBC Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service, Brooks will be honored with the USBC Joyce […]

Ebonite Extends Teen Masters Sponsorship Through 2017

February 4th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Ebonite International has announced a multi-year extension of its sponsorship of one of the nation’s premier youth bowling events, the Teen Masters. The extension guarantees sponsorship through 2017. The Teen Masters has a rich, 19-year history of producing champions, many of whom have gone on to claim collegiate titles and spots on Team USA. The […]

Bowling Vision Hires Johnson to Manage Capital Equipment Sales

February 4th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Bowling Vision has announced the hiring of Terry Johnson as Capital Equipment Sales Manager. Johnson’s responsibilities cover the company’s new territories in Africa, as well as the existing territories of Ireland and Scotland. Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role, as he has been involved in the industry since 1998. […]

Exectutive Team Veteran, Stremmel, to Exit USBC This Month

February 3rd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The United States Bowling Congress has announced that Neil Stremmel, USBC Managing Director of NGB (National Governing Body), will be leaving the bowling industry this month to pursue “an exciting new career opportunity in New York.” Stremmel has worked for the USBC for 16 years, most of that time focused on equipment specifications and technical […]

BMA to Convert Naples, Fla. Location to HeadPinz Brand

February 3rd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

HeadPinz is bringing its brand of bowling-based entertainment excitement to Naples and Collier County, Fla. Bowling Management Associates, parent company for HeadPinz, is working on plans for a multi-million-dollar expansion to the current Woodside Lanes location on Naples’ Radio Lane. “We’re so excited for what this means to everyone in Collier County,” said Pat Ciniello, […]

Tom Smallwood Joins Radical Bowling Pro Staff

February 3rd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Tom Smallwood, known as one of the toughest pro bowlers in the clutch, has joined the Pro Staff of Radical Bowling Technologies. Two hall of famers, Parker Bohn III and Johnny Petraglia, concurred that “Smallz” can “throw it for the money.” Bohn described Smallwood as “mini, compact and powerful.” Noted Petraglia: “He throws the heaviest […]