Nevada Assembly Passes Stadium Funding Bill

May 20th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Nevada State Assembly has approved SB312, which increases the Washoe County hotel room tax to raise funds for: • Improvements to Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority properties, including the National Bowling Stadium. • Marketing the region as a tourist destination. • Attracting more flights to Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The bill passed by a margin […]

Mark Baker Signs to Rep 900 Global

May 19th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Mark Baker, a four-time PBA Tour champion who has carved out a second career as a bowling coach, has signed a contract to represent 900 Global, AMF 300 and 3G shoes. He made the announcement in a Facebook post, about a half-hour after posting a note about ending a five-year relationship with Ebonite International. In […]

Brunswick Staff Adds Hall of Famer Duggan

May 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Anne Marie Duggan, considered one of the most versatile bowlers in the history of the sport, has rejoined the Brunswick Pro Staff following a 10-year hiatus. Former Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tournament Director Fran Deken, like Duggan a United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame member, once described Duggan as “a magician with a bowling […]

STE-SCN Deal Makes XBowling ‘Official Mobile App’

May 18th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Strike Ten Entertainment and Sports Challenge Network have entered into a multi-year agreement that names XBowling as the bowling industry’s official mobile app. The joint venture seeks to amplify the sport’s appeal to current and new bowlers alike, connecting the physical sport to social mobile game play while at the same time helping bowling centers […]

Theater / Bowling Complex in Lexington Is a Go

May 14th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

It now appears that a theater and bowling center complex in Lexington, Ky., originally announced in March 2014, will begin construction early this summer. According to developers, the The Krikorian Premiere Theatre will include a 100-foot screen, believed to be the largest in Kentucky, to be used for movies in a format similar to IMAX. […]

PBA Lands TV Sports Visionary Bornstein

May 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

PBA Lands TV Sports Visionary Bornstein

Steve Bornstein, one of the most influential sports and entertainment media executives of the last quarter century, has joined the Professional Bowlers Association Board of Directors, Board Chairman Mike Slade announced Monday. Bornstein played a major role in shaping the growth and success of ESPN and the National Football League. His career began as program […]

Bowling’s Veterans Charity to Benefit from Memorial Weekend Promotion

May 11th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

To drive traffic to bowling centers over Memorial Day weekend and raise donations for the Bowlers to Veterans Link, Strike Ten Entertainment will give bowling fans a free bowling game coupon and make a 25-cent donation to BVL for every “Like” received on the Facebook page during the month of May. The Bowl For […]

New Post at Storm for Dave Kost

May 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

New Post at Storm for Dave Kost

Storm Products President, Dave Symes, announced late Monday that Dave Kost has been promoted to a new role within the company as Public Relations Manager, effective immediately. Kost previously served as the company’s Digital Interactive Media Specialist. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kost joined Team Storm in April 2014 after having worked in minor league […]

Bowling 2.0 Key for New BPAA Members from Japan

May 4th, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Nearly 60 bowling centers representing more than 2,000 lanes in Japan have joined the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America through the BPAA International Membership Program. The centers belong to the Brunswick Kai, a group of Brunswick-equipped centers founded in 1974 to help unite the bowling industry in Japan. Brunswick Kai was established with a focus […]

PBA Product Registered Roster Expands

May 1st, 2015 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Genesis Bowling Accessories, along with Lane Masters and Legends by Lane Masters bowling balls, have joined the roster of PBA Product Registered brands as of April 30. Genesis Bowling Accessories’ approved products include K-Motion (kinesiology) Tape; Excel Performance Thumb Tapes; leather ball-wipe pads; Hydro, Intense and Maxx ball cleaners; roller bags and its power wrist […]

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