2011 Grapevine



Bowling Industry leaders honored at 2011 International Bowl Expo

Pat Ciniello inducted into BPAA Hall of Fame and awarded Victor Lerner Memorial Medal

2010BPAALogo_small.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry's premier trade association and voice of the bowling industry, has honored seven individuals who have contributed to the significant growth and surging popularity of the sport. As part of the opening ceremonies of the 2011 International Bowl Expo, the BPAA issued a series of annual industry awards to celebrate individuals whose leadership helped guide the bowling industry to grow and flourish in recent years.



Bowl Expo 2011 provides the chance to show off Texas as sport's new home By Mark Miller

Republished courtesy of Examiner.com (June 26, 2011)


In many ways, International Bowl Expo 2011 was similar to those held in the past. What made this year's event different was the location. Instead of the glamour of Las Vegas or glitz of Orlando, this had more of a feel of home. That's certainly the way the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, United States Bowling Congress and International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame wanted it because the Dallas-Fort Worth area is their home.

Industry News


Brunswick rolls out major center network system upgrade

2011BrunswickVectorPlus5_small.jpgBrunswick will debut Version 5 of its industry-leading Vector® Plus center network system at the 2011 International Bowl Expo beginning on June 29. The update will include significant enhancements that help bowling center proprietors improve cash management, simplify in-center marketing and further enhance the entertainment value of the bowling experience. Vector Plus 5 will ship standard to all new Vector Plus customers, and is available as an upgrade for users of previous versions.

2011 IBE


Lucky Strike CEO Steven Foster to speak at 2011 International Bowl Expo Super Session

BPAA welcomes Foster at the bowling industry's premier annual international convention

2011IBEStevenFoster_small.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry's leading trade association, announced today that entrepreneur, bowling industry icon and business leader Steven Foster (pictured) will serve as a special guest speaker at the 2011 International Bowl Expo. Foster, who is the founder and CEO of the ground-breaking high-end chain of bowling centers Lucky Strike Lanes, will speak on June 30, at 9 a.m. CDT during Expo's Super Session.

2011 IBE


Brunswick named Platinum Sponsor for 2011 International Bowl Expo

Becomes Presenting Sponsor of IBE General Session and "A Night at the Campus"

2011IBELogo_small.jpgBrunswickLogo_mini.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) has signed industry-kingpin Brunswick as Platinum Sponsor for its 2011 International Bowl Expo. The event, which is the BPAA's main annual convention and tradeshow, will be held for the first time in Texas, at venues in Grapevine and Arlington from June 25 through July 1. Additionally, Brunswick has been named Presenting Sponsor of the International Bowl Expo General Session and "A Night at the Campus."

2011 IBE


BPAA signs Roger Staubach as keynote speaker for 2011 International Bowl Expo

Football and Business Icon to help "quarterback" bowling's premier annual convention

2011IBERogerStaubach_small.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry's premier trade organization, announced today that NFL Hall of Famer and commercial real estate icon Roger Staubach (pictured) will serve as keynote speaker at the 2011 International Bowl Expo (IBE). Staubach will speak during the IBE General Session on June 29, 2011 at the Gaylord Texan, in Grapevine, Texas before a crowd expected to include bowling industry leaders, proprietors from across the world, manufacturers and industry partners.

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