QubicaAMF to Equip New Metro Belfast Center

by Bob Johnson 0

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 past few months.

Tumelty has a long history in the entertainment/leisure industry, and has been involved in the construction and equipping of leisure venues throughout Ireland for many years. Loughran has managed leisure centers for the past 14 years.

“Lisburn Bowl will lead the future of bowling in Ireland,” said Emmett, QubicaAMF’s Sales and Service Manager. “The center will feature 18 lanes of the latest QubicaAMF equipment, to include XLi Edge Pinspotters, SPL II lanes, the revolutionary BES X Scoring and Conqueror Pro Center Management Systems, together with the new

Harmony furniture range.”

Lisburn is part of metropolitan Belfast, southwest of the city, along the River Lagan.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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