Press Release

Update from the East Coast Bowling Centers Convention
BPAA Executive Director Steve Johnson announced today that President George W. Bush will deliver the keynote address at International Bowl Expo 2014 at the Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, June 22-27, 2014.
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This week, credit card companies and retailers battled in court over the proposed $7.25 billion lawsuit settlement over swipe fees.
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This October consumers can strike “learn to bowl” off their bucket lists as centers across the nation are opening their doors and offering complimentary four week bowling instructional programs to anyone who wants to learn how to bowl. The first-ever “National Learn to Bowl” month draws inspiration from Natalie Savant, a nine year old who is attempting to bowl in every U.S. state as part of a mission to raise funding for youth bowling scholarships.
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Start your engines:  bowling meets racing at the 400 at Pocono Raceway
Two of America’s great past times came together with the first-ever 400, a two year sponsorship program that renamed the August NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ace after the great sport of bowling. Pocono Raceway and Strike Ten Entertainment, the sponsorship activation arm of the bowling industry, rolled out the groundbreaking, multi-faceted partnership deal, bringing together two of the nation’s favorite sports brands: NASCAR and, the official brand of bowling.
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October is National Learn to Bowl month

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Proprietors of BPAA member centers have an opportunity to be part of a national effort to introduce new people to bowling and develop new fall league bowlers using the industry’s highly successful learn to bowl program, Bowling 2.0 and by introducing new people in their community to bowling and generating new league bowlers, proprietors and their center will have a chance to win their share of $10,000 in cash and prizes!
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The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) and United States Bowling Congress (USBC) are making an unprecedented investment in the growth of youth bowling by committing $5 million in support of a new youth membership and activation program.
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Liz Johnson beats Wes Malott in U.S. Open's first-ever
For the first time in the history of any U.S. Open competition, a “Battle of the Sexes” champion has been crowned. In a day of championship competitions at the 2013 Lipton Bowling’s U.S. Open, Liz Johnson, who took home the women’s title, is also the inaugural winner of the “Battle of the Sexes” special final match.
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Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, each claimed titles at the 2013 Lipton Bowling's U.S. Open on Saturday at Columbus Western Bowl.
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A father/daughter team did ‘OK’ at the 2013 QubicaAMF International Family Tournament (IFT) in Columbus, Ohio this week. Faith and Doug Kenney from Oklahoma beat Cassandra Rooke and Roberta Bench of Oregon, 231-227 (scores include handicap) to take home top honors in the Parent/Youth division of the IFT.
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Vidad wins Senior U.S. Women's Open

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Paula Vidad of Sun City, Calif., defeated Lucy Sandelin of Tampa, Fla., 234-215, on Wednesday to win the 2013 Bowling's Senior U.S. Women's Open presented by BPAA and Storm.
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