Signature Lanes Partners with QubicaAMF

by Bob Johnson 0

May 25, 2016 (Elkhart, IN) - Signature Lanes, the Elkhart area’s premier family entertainment and bowling center, has reached an agreement with QubicaAMF Worldwide to install a number of major mechanical and technology upgrades, including the BES X bowler entertainment system, as they prepare for the PBA50 National Championship to Benefit Riley Hospital for Children Aug. 14-17 during a week designated as “A Week for Riley Kids."

The QubicaAMF equipment will provide a total technology upgrade for the center and include BES X scoring with tablet-based SuperTouch on-lane bowler consoles, 50” flat screen HD scoring monitors, and a major upgrade of existing pinspotter machines to increase reliability and reduce service ‘stops.'  Additional upgrades are to be installed throughout the center.  Total upgrade cost exceeds $300,000.

“Our community deserves the very best," said Roger Brown, President of the company.  “We are honored to host such a great event for such a great cause and be able to deliver a state-of-the-art experience for our professionals and guests."

“We are committed to the sport of bowling and excited that Signature Lanes entrusted QubicaAMF with this technology upgrade to BES X and the upgrade of their pinspotters in preparation for this event,” said Jay Buhl, Senior Vice President & General Manager, The Americas for QubicaAMF. “We wish them the best and hope our products help to contribute the event’s success by providing a wonderful experience for the bowlers and helping to generate more funds for the Riley Hospital for Children.”

Bowling’s elite legends will be competing for the PBA50 National Championship during a week focused on raising funds and awareness of the good deeds of Riley Hospital for Children and other local entities which provide comfort and support to families whose children are being treated at Riley.  The biggest names in bowling are scheduled to compete, such as Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pete Weber, Parker Bohn III, Norm Duke, and over 100 other well-known and respected professional bowlers.

There are a number of activities, both indoors and out, which both celebrate the life-saving treatments provided by Riley Hospital for Children and support the families of Riley Kids.  There are plans for an auction tent where several highly-sought-after items will be presented, plans for a special dinner with a celebrity speaker, a celebrity BBQ contest, and a number of very popular bands performing, such as Blammo and The Recent in support of “A Week for Riley Kids."  Mayor Tim Neese has also agreed to declare “A week for Riley Kids” in Elkhart for support.


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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