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PBA and NeuLion Unveil Enhancements to Xtra Frame

January 29th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Professional Bowlers Association and NeuLion, its partner in production of PBA’s online video streaming service, Xtra Frame, have announced a renewal of an agreement that has been in place since 2010, and another series of upgrades and enhancements for bowling fans around the world. The all-new Xtra Frame service includes a brand new look […]


900 Global Hires Cabanski for Sales and Marketing

January 28th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

900 Global has announced the appointment of Matt Cabanski as Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Cabanski brings nearly 20 years of experience in bowling to his new position with the San Antonio, Texas-based ball manufacturer. This includes 12 years as a pro shop operator, winning a PBA regional title, earning Texas State Bowler of the Year […]


Presidential Candidate Clinton Appears at Iowa Bowling Center

January 27th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Presidential election moved from the streets of Iowa to the alleys — specifically, Adel Family Fun Center (https://www.facebook.com/affcbowl/) in Adel, Iowa — on Wednesday morning with an appearance by Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. According to proprietor, Bryce Smith, himself a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives, he has chatted with Clinton on […]


Eric Pierson Hired as Technical Support Manager by Kegel

January 27th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Eric Pierson has been hired by Kegel as the company’s new Technical Support Manager, replacing John Thrift, who will shift his focus to product development and support. As Technical Support Manager, Pierson will lead the team of Kegel techs which offers 24/7 support to bowling centers worldwide. In addition to his in-office duties, Pierson will […]


Hillary Clinton Scheduled for Campaign Appearance at Iowa Bowling Center

January 25th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Presidential election moves from the streets of Iowa to the alleys — specifically, Adel Family Fun Center in Adel, Iowa — on Wednesday morning with a scheduled appearance by Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. According to proprietor, Bryce Smith, himself a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives, he has met with Clinton on several […]


Mitchell Family Assumes Sole Ownership of Kegel Company

January 25th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

UPDATED: Kegel LLC has announced that there has been a change in company ownership. Linda Davis, co-founder and wife of company founder, John Davis, has redeemed her share of ownership in the company, leaving the Mitchell family as the sole shareholders of Kegel. Members of the Mitchell family have held a minority interest in the […]


Wilkinson, Martin Among Slated Candidates for USBC Board

January 22nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Delegates to the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting will vote to fill three open positions on the USBC Board of Directors. Current USBC President, Frank Wilkinson, is one of three candidates slated by the USBC Nominating Committee. Wilkinson, of Staten Island, New York, is joined by incumbent director, Mark Martin of […]


New Positions for Callahan and Upp at Storm

January 22nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Storm Products has announced that Jim Callahan will transition to full-time Pro Tour Consultant, and Lee Upp will replace Callahan as the Regional Sales Manager in the Arizona, California and Las Vegas territories. In addition to his new duties, Callahan will assist with Upp’s transition to the new territory. The Pacific Northwest territory will now be […]


J.R. Raymond Named Midwest Sales Manager for Turbo

January 21st, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

J.R. Raymond has been named Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Turbo Bowling Accessories, it was announced this week by Turbo President, Lori Mraz. Raymond will be responsible for the states of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, and will be based at Turbo’s headquarters in Chesterfield, Mich., where he also will assume coaching duties at the […]


GoBowling.com 400 Set for Mother’s Day Weekend at Kansas Speedway

January 19th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Kansas Speedway and GoBowling.com have announced a partnership for the May 7 GoBowling.com 400, Kansas Speedway’s annual May NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We’re excited to announce our partnership with GoBowling.com for our May Sprint Cup Series night race,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “I’m thrilled […]





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