Main Event Selects Site for New Dallas Metroplex Location

February 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Main Event Entertainment, currently with 19 centers in five states, has announced its newest location in North Fort Worth, Texas. The location, adjacent to I-35W between North Tarrant Parkway and Heritage Trace Parkway, will be the site of the Plano-based company’s sixth center in the Dallas Metroplex. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring, […]

PBA Celebrity Invitational Generates Solid Ratings

February 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The ESPN broadcast of Chris Paul’s CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational, presented by Bowlmor AMF, averaged 1.1 million viewers on Super Bowl Sunday, the largest audience for any PBA telecast since 2012, the PBA reported. The two-hour show, a fund-raiser benefiting the CP3 Foundation and featuring 10 PBA stars, also had a strong rating amongst the […]

Baraldi Named Chief Technology Officer for QubicaAMF

February 3rd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Baraldi Named Chief Technology Officer for QubicaAMF

QubicaAMF Worldwide announced today that Massimo (Max) Baraldi has been appointed Chief Technology Officer and will lead the company’s Technology Team, including all R&D, engineering and I.T. functions. Baraldi joined QubicaAMF in 1999, with the goal of growing and strengthening the software team and to deliver a new generation of software products and I.T. tools. […]

Special Kegel Machines Debut This Week at Masters, Benefit Folds of Honor

February 3rd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Each time the United States Bowling Congress and Kegel team up to dress the lanes at USBC’s championship events in 2015, bowlers and bowling fans are likely to take notice of the custom lane machines being used to get the job done. As the official lane maintenance provider for all USBC tournaments, Kegel has created […]

5 Candidates Slated for 3 Open USBC Board Spots

February 3rd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The United States Bowling Congress Nominating Committee has slated five candidates for three open positions on the USBC Board of Directors. Incumbents Karen Jost of Olympia, Wash., and Steve O’Brien of Mount Pleasant, S.C., are joined by Jay Daryman of York, Pa.; Lynda Isaacs of Richmond, Ind., and Jeff Ussery of Tonganoxie, Kan., as candidates […]

Delaware Youth Bowling Leader and Proprietor Dies

February 3rd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

In 1996, the Delaware community of Seaford, situated along the Nanticoke River in Sussex County, was named the 28th Best Small Town in America in a book by N. Crampton, published by Prentice Hall. With a population of 6,928 as of the 2010 census, Seaford has an historic downtown Main Street that underwent major renovation […]

Pennsylvania Proprietor Glenn Montgomery Passes Away

February 3rd, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Glenn Montgomery was an avid sports participant and fan — his interests included tennis, golf, softball and baseball — but he devoted much of his life to yet another sport: bowling. Montgomery, with wife Darlene, was the long-time proprietor of 222 Dutch Lanes in Ephrata, Pa., and in 1980 was elected to the Lancaster County […]

Jayhawk’s Russ Wilson Elected President of IBPSIA

January 30th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Russ Wilson of Jayhawk Bowling Supply in Lawrence, Kan., has been elected President of the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association.  Wilson, as well as other new officers and board members, will begin serving immediately. “I feel that being elected as President is a tremendous honor,” Wilson said. “I will do whatever I can […]

BPAA Names ‘Official Awards Partner’

January 30th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and Award Company of America have reached an agreement to make ACA the “Official Awards Partner” for BPAA centers. ACA provides a full line of awards and special products, including specialty items, to public and private organizations throughout the world. ACA also works with local and state associations of […]

New Pinstripes Ready for Chicago Restaurant Week

January 29th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Restaurant Week is a big deal in Chicago, and the new Pinstripes location in the Windy City’s River East neighborhood is pulling out all the stops to make its grand opening a memorable occasion. The 33,000-sq.-ft. venue will feature exceptional Italian-American cuisine and wine; bowling lanes and indoor-outdoor bocce courts; an outdoor patio, fireplace and […]

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