THE KEY BRIDGE’S HISTORIC TIES TO BOWLING
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by editorbcm
3w ago
BY BOB JOHNSON When the Francis Scott Key Bridge was destroyed early Tuesday morning as a runaway cargo ship rammed into one of its support pillars, the skyline of Baltimore changed instantly and dramatically. The bridge, which connected the city of Baltimore with Baltimore County, was a favorite route of weekend-warrior bowlers like Danny Wiseman, who estimates he crossed it “thousands of times” as he was honing his skills for an eventual stab at the PBA Tour. “Bowl America and Fairlanes had tons of centers in the area,” Wiseman recalled. “It was a blue-collar area and bowling was a blue-co ..read more
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SECOND BOWLING DESTINATION COMES TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS
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by editorbcm
1M ago
Downtown Las Vegas now has two bowling destinations — in the same venue — with the opening this evening of Crash N Burn. Located in the Neonopolis entertainment development on Fremont Street, Crash N Burn offers four duckpin lanes from US Bowling Corporation among its attractions.  Crash N Burn boasts the largest outdoor patio on Fremont, where guests can enjoy American fare and sip cocktails while watching zip line riders zoom by. The facility also offers life-size lawn games, arcade games and beer pong. Crash N Burn is located on the third level of Neonopolis. One level down is the ..read more
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Products & Services – April 2024
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by andybpaa
1M ago
BMI MERCHANDISE A lackluster redemption area with toys arranged haphazardly and uninspired layouts can have the air of a struggling garage sale. Why do these displays exist? Because merging visual spectacle with precise operations requires one to know the redemption inventory inside and out and understand the nuances of design. BMI Merchandise offers a customer-centric approach to this challenge, handling every aspect from start to finish. From design inception to the grand opening, BMI’s team becomes an extension of the center’s. Learn more and schedule a free custom redemption consultation ..read more
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April 2024
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1M ago
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BETTS HOSTS FUNDRAISER AT LUCKY STRIKE VENUE
BCM Magazine
by editorbcm
1M ago
Baseball star Mookie Betts and his wife Brianna recently hosted their 2nd annual Mookie Betts Bowling Event in conjunction with their 50/50 Foundation at Lucky Strike in downtown Los Angeles. The proceeds benefit the Brotherhood Crusade, part of 50 Feeds L.A., and also will help with field improvements at Jackie Robinson’s alma mater, John Muir High School in Pasadena, California ..read more
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STELTRONIC MOVES TO LARGER WAREHOUSE FACILITY
BCM Magazine
by editorbcm
1M ago
Automatic scoring provider Steltronic North America Inc. has announced it will be moving to a new and expanded warehouse facility. It’s a strategic response to the company’s growth and increasing demand for additional warehouse capacity, which will enable the company to streamline logistics, optimize inventory management and enhance overall operational efficiency. “This expansion represents a significant step forward for Steltronic North America Inc.,” said company President Jim Osdale. “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, as well as the continued support of our value ..read more
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BOWL PLACED ON COLORADO’S ‘MOST ENDANGERED PLACES’ LIST
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by editorbcm
2M ago
Victor Bowling Alley in the community of Victor has been added to the list of Colorado’s “Most Endangered Places.” Also new to the list are the Costilla County mission churches in the San Luis Valley, the Kit Carsen Museum Complex in Bent County, the Valmont School in Boulder County, the Zuni steam power plant in Denver County, the 4 Bar 4 Ranch in Grand County, the Paris Mill in Park County and the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver. Victor Bowling Alley opened as a grocery store in 1900 and was converted into a four-lane bowling facility in the 1930s — and it still has its original manual p ..read more
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MASON TO APPEAR AT WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL FINALS
BCM Magazine
by editorbcm
2M ago
As part of Storm’s continued support of the BCA of Wisconsin’s High School State Bowling Championships and Storm Scholarship Doubles Tournament, PWBA star Gazmine “GG” Mason will make special appearances at this year’s events, to be held March 1-3 at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay. Mason is a two-time member of both Team USA and Junior Team USA, and has won four gold medals in international competition. She became the first Black woman to win both singles and all-events gold medals during Team USA competition at the 2016 World Bowling Youth Championships. While competing for t ..read more
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ILLINOIS PROPRIETOR LARSEN PASSES AWAY
BCM Magazine
by editorbcm
2M ago
Ron Larsen, proprietor of the eight-lane Ladd Lanes in Ladd, Illinois, has passed away. Larsen, 73, owned the center for 48 years and was a longtime member of the Illinois State BPA, serving on its board of directors for nearly two decades. He began working at Idle Hour Lanes in Sandwich, Illinois, in the 1960s as a pinboy. After college, he saved up his money and purchased Ladd Lanes in 1976. He was a member of the Illinois Valley Men’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame, inducted in 1994, and wrote bowling reports for the local News-Tribune ..read more
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DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SOUTHWEST TRADE SHOW
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by editorbcm
2M ago
The 19th annual Southwest Bowling Proprietors Trade Show will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in Denton. Organizers say that a great program is being developed for proprietors in the Southwest states ..read more
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