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PBA, PWBA to Cooperate in Providing More Opportunities for Women Bowlers

March 24th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA, PWBA to Cooperate in Providing More Opportunities for Women Bowlers

The Professional Bowlers Association and Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) have formed a new strategic partnership to provide new events, exposure and services for women’s bowling. Highlights of the new partnership include: • Seven new PWBA regional events to complement the PWBA Tour. • Player services transportation and mobile pro shop for the PWBA Tour. […]


Fire at One Center Saves Another

March 19th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

As will be reported in the April issue of Bowlers Journal magazine, Plamor Lanes in Huntsville, Ala., planned to close on April 30. Its owners had received an offer from the adjacent Jerry Damson Automotive, which wanted to use the land to connect its two buildings and provide more parking. But those plans changed on […]


OSHA Sanctions for Pinsetter Accident; Center Will Appeal

March 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a ruling that could have widespread implications for the bowling industry. Last November, David Geiger was killed in an accident involving a pinsetting machine at Northwest Lanes in Fairfield, Ohio. Now, OSHA has ruled that the pinsetter mechanisms at the center lacked adequate guards to […]


XBowling, USBC Extend Live Scoring Partnership

March 16th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Sports Challenge Network’s XBowling and the United States Bowling Congress have announced that for the third consecutive year, XBowling is the official live scoring partner of the USBC Open Championships. Approximately 40,000 bowlers will participate in the world’s largest bowling tournament from through July 12, and they’ll have access to a real-time display of their […]


On a Roll: PBA Numbers Up Across Multiple Platforms

March 6th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

On a Roll: PBA Numbers Up Across Multiple Platforms

In the five months since the inception of the Professional Bowlers Association Network prior to last October’s GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI, the PBA has seen sharp year-over-year increases in television ratings and viewership numbers on ESPN, live-streaming subscription numbers on Xtra Frame, game play on the PBA Bowling Challenge mobile game, digital […]


White Plains Renovation Expected to Be Completed This Month

March 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The renovation of AMF White Plains Lanes into a new Bowlmor-branded facility is expected to be completed this month, according to Westfair Online (http://westfaironline.com/69382/white-plains-bowling-alley-undergoes-redesign/). The 56-lane center in Westchester County, N.Y., just north of New York City, will feature a redesigned interior including three bars serving signature cocktails, and a full kitchen with a menu […]


QubicaAMF to Equip New Metro Belfast Center

March 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

QubicaAMF, John Emmett and Aoife Loughran have sealed a deal to bring a new 18-lane bowling center this summer to Lisburn in Northern Ireland. According to a news release from QubicaAMF’s Anne-Marie Board, the company had been working closely with Joe Tumelty, the owner of the new center, and Loughran, its operations manager, over the […]


Wheaties Signs as Sponsor of PBA League

March 3rd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Wheaties Signs as Sponsor of PBA League

Bowling and arguably the world’s most famous cereal are back together. The Professional Bowlers Association and Wheaties have reached an agreement to have the General Mills brand come on as a sponsor for both the 2015 PBA League playoffs and as presenting sponsor of team L.A. X later this month at Bayside Bowl in Portland, […]


Layoffs Confirmed, Strategic Plans to Be Unveiled at Ebonite

February 27th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

There have been layoffs this week at Ebonite International, the Hopkinsville, Ky.-based manufacturer of bowling balls and other bowling equipment. Through postings on their Facebook pages, Bowlers Journal has confirmed the layoffs of ball designer Ron Hickland and Group Marketing Director-Communications Bugsy Kelly. Multiple sources also say that Group Marketing Director Ed Gallagher was included […]


Chinese Bowling Foundation: Key to the Olympics?

February 25th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Brunswick Bowling has joined forces with World Bowling, the international governing body of the sport of bowling, and with the Chinese Bowling Association to establish the new Chinese Bowling Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to more actively promote and publicize the game of bowling throughout the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese bowling boom of […]



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