Business

Former USBC ED Stu Upson Hired by Tennis Hall of Fame

January 22nd, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Former USBC ED Stu Upson Hired by Tennis Hall of Fame

Stu Upson, who resigned his post as Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress on Feb. 4, 2014, has been hired as Chief Operating Officer of the Tennis Hall of Fame, the organization reported on Jan. 15. The organization is recognized by the International Tennis Federation as the sport’s official hall of fame. It […]


You Can’t Remodel Center Restrooms Too Often

January 21st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

It’s no secret that one key to a bowling center’s ongoing success is the maintenance of clean restrooms for customers. Survey after survey has shown that businesses of all kinds often are judged by the cleanliness of their restrooms. With that in mind, Chipper’s Lanes in Fort Collins, Colo., remodeled its restrooms last summer. And […]


5WPR Named PR Agency of Record for Strike Ten Entertainment

January 20th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

5W Public Relations, one of the 25 largest independently owned PR firms in the U.S., has added Strike Ten Entertainment to its diverse roster of consumer and lifestyle brands. 5W PR will execute a comprehensive public relations program designed to build awareness for the sport of bowling and to drive consumers into its bowling centers throughout the […]


‘New’ PWBA Seeking Host Centers for Relaunch

January 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Professional Women’s Bowling Association, which will re-launch next summer, now is accepting applications from bowling centers interested in serving as a host for a PWBA tournament. More than a decade after holding its last event, the PWBA Tour will re-launch in mid-summer of 2015 with a nine-event schedule, plus the U.S. Women’s Open. The […]


Update: Services Set for Rex Golobic

January 17th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Services have been set for Rex Golobic, a past president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and a legendary bowling center owner in the San Francisco Bay Area. Services will be on held on Jan. 25 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Snider & Sullivan, 977 South El Camino Real, in San Mateo, Calif. A […]


Fire Causes Moderate Damage to New York Center

January 16th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Alpha Lanes in Troy, N.Y., sustained what was termed as “moderate” damage on Jan. 8 when a fire broke out at the center. According to the Times Union newspaper, firefighters were called to the center around 11 a.m., and took about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Although the exact cause of the wire was […]


Bowlmor AMF Closes Brunswick Zone XL Center

January 15th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The unexpected closing of Brunswick Zone XL in Homewood, Ill., by new owner Bowlmor AMF on Jan. 5 came as a shock to the center’s league bowlers. It also proved a boon for nearby centers, which quickly absorbed Homewood’s leagues so they could finish out their 2014-15 season schedules. Even so, Tinley Park Bowl Manager […]


PBA Unveils Product Registered Companies for 2015

January 13th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Professional Bowlers Association kicked off its 2015 season on January 1 with a full complement of companies, highlighted by long-time partners Ebonite, Brunswick, Storm and MOTIV, participating in its Product Registered program. The PBA Product Registered program was created to provide participating companies a variety of opportunities to showcase their brand-name products, logos and/or […]


USBC, RSCVA and Reno Approve Revision of Hosting Agreement

January 12th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

USBC, RSCVA and Reno Approve Revision of Hosting Agreement

The United States Bowling Congress (USBC), the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) Board of Directors, and the Reno City Council have approved revisions to the hosting agreement for USBC Championships tournaments. Key changes include shifting the USBC Open and Women’s Championships back to their historical rotation of visiting Reno once every three years, adjusting […]


Juan Cabezas Named President and Chief Growth Officer of QubicaAMF

January 12th, 2015 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Juan Cabezas Named President and Chief Growth Officer of QubicaAMF

QubicaAMF Worldwide (QubicaAMF), the leading manufacturer of bowling and mini bowling products, is pleased to announce that Juan Cabezas has been appointed President and Chief Growth Officer and will lead all marketing, sales and product management functions for the company. In his capacity of President of the company, he will also represent QubicaAMF in the […]



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