Brunswick to conduct a series of seminars all over Europe in November



    Seminars combine lane maintenance and ball dynamics

    2009BrunswickSeminarsBanner.jpgThe biggest area of confusion in the modern game of bowling is ball selection and matching up to different lane conditions. Brunswick has recognized this and put together a series of seminars held all over Europe this month to address this knowledge area.

    "It is a unique opportunity to get a ball dynamics expert and a lane pattern expert in the same room running a seminar," said Brunswick staffer Zara Giles (nee Glover), a multiple World and European champion. "Bowlers and coaches alike will learn a great deal by attending one of the seminars as in the modern game reading lanes and matching up seems to be the biggest area where people need educating.

    In the past the industry has provided information either on lane maintenance or ball dynamics. The two aspects of bowling are directly related but have not been combined in a seminar format before.

    By combining the two topics into one seminar Brunswick can paint a complete picture of the different aspects of ball motion and why they occur. The seminars will cover the theory of why and how lanes are maintained and the effect this has on ball motion.

    It will increase awareness to all the variables that effect bowling ball motion and extend to why and how bowlers select equipment and adjust to lane conditions to maximize their performance.

    These seminars will increase understanding of selecting the best ball, surface and layout to tackle different lane conditions. Both coaches and bowlers will learn better how to select the best part of the lane and how to recognize changes in ball motion and make the right adjustments to maximize scoring potential.

    The four elements that effect ball motion - Lane surface, Ball, Bowler and Oil Patterns will be covered in depth and also followed up with over 20 other variables that can affect ball motion.

    PAT MITCHELL (Lane maintenance expert)
    A technician with 26 years of bowling industry experience. Pat has managed maintenance in a 72 lane center, resurfaced bowling lanes, worked as part of an installation team then was hired by Brunswick in 2000. Pat is now aftermarket support for the A22 and manages maintenance support for the PBA and USBC. Pat started bowling aged 4.

    JOHN PROKOPEC (ball dynamics expert)
    A Marketing Graduate of Saginaw Valley State University, John has worked in the bowling industry all of his life, in both Pro Shops and Bowling Centers. Within Brunswick John has held many positions in research and development of bowling balls and has recently been promoted to International Marketing Manager for both Aftermarket and Consumer Products. John has bowled for the past 33 years.


    Seminar Schedule

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at the Valcke Bowling Service facilities in Wevelgem, Belgium

    Contact: Mr. Henri Valcke

    Menenstraat 423
    B-8560 Wevelgem
    T. 00 32 (0)56 43 85 55
    F. 00 32 (0)56 43 85 60


    Friday, November 6, 2009 at the Kettering Conference Center in Kettering , U.K.
    Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Madison Heights in Maldon Essex, U.K.

    Contact: Mrs. Zara Giles

    Bowling Vision Ltd
    Unit 2 Bushacre Court
    14 Garrard Way
    Telford Way Industrial Estate
    NN16 8TD
    Tel: +44 (0) 1536 412244
    Fax: +44 (0) 1536 516960


    Sunday, November 8, 2009 at Tali Bowl in Helsinki , Finland

    Contact: Mr. Sami Heinilä

    Huopalahdentie 28
    00350 Helsinki
    Tel: +358 4053 93300
    Fax: +358 9251 44431


    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at Bowling Chamartin in Madrid, Spain

    Contact: Mr. Jose Manuel Mandayo

    C/Enrique Marinas Romero, 36 Floor 12
    Edificio Torre Cristal
    15009 La Coruna
    Tel: +34 981 173 507
    Fax: +34 981 292 853


    Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Si Line facilities in San Benedetto, Italy

    Contact: Mr. Riccardo Piunti

    SI LINE Srl
    Via del Terziario 16
    63033 Centobuchi di Monteprandone (AP)
    Tel.: (39) 0735-753557
    Fax: (39)


    Monday, November 16, 2009 at Bowlingsportzentrum D√ľsseldorf Benrath in D√ľsseldorf, Germany

    Contact: Mr. Chris Bannert

    SPOBAG Bowling GmbH
    Tichauer Weg 21
    40231 D√ľsseldorf
    Tel: +49 211 218088
    Fax: +49-211-216797