Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Smattering of News from IBPSIA

Gleened from the weekly NET NEWS.

It took a lot longer then first thought to get the My 300 Club web site up and running. But it is finally ready, my300club.com. Developed by Danny Speranza Vice President of Product Development at 900Global. Speranza is former Manager of the Equipment Specification Department for the ABC/WIBC, Columbia 300 ball designer, AMF design engineer (AMF Angle and HPL9000). You can also get to the site from the 900 Global home page.

The Coaching Camps and Clinics Listing, a state-by- state directory of bowling camps and clinics, is up and running on bowl.com.

IBPSIA first year board member and Secretary Brian Chilcutt has accepted the position of Brand Manager for the PowerHouse Brand, announced V.P. Marketing of Ebonite International, Inc., Bob Reid. Both Chilcutt and Reid are in Arlington, Texas attending the first Skills Center training. Brian previously was the proprietor of Striking Differences Pro Shop in Hawthorne, IL. PowerHouse still has an opening for a product manager working for Chilcutt in developing the PowerHouse Brand. Go to www.ibpsia.com and click on Employment Opportunities for more information.

Roto Grip declares April "Movie Month." This is your opportunity to win Free Roto Grip equipment. All you need to do is submit your videos using Roto Grip equipment, being creative of course, to our Youtube.com group. Remember, we are looking for your creativity, Anything goes! The only requirement is somewhere in your video you must feature the Cell. Submissions accepted April 1 - 30. Top ten announced May 1st; loyal Roto Grip Kingdom fan club then votes through a Roto Grip website contest. Video with the most votes wins the grand prize.
1. Register for a Youtube.com account if you don't already have one.
2. Record and upload your video to your youtube account.
3. Go to www.youtube.com/group/rotogrip and upload your video to our group.

A scientific look into Bowling’s future science and coaching are coming together in exciting new ways to propel the sport of bowling into a new era. Take a peek at:
(http://www.bowl.com/sportbowling/articleView.aspx?i=14075&f=12at). You will find sophisticated biomechanics technology developed by USBC that could soon change the way coaches gives lessons.

New certification courses have been added to the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) 2008 schedule. Registration is quick and easy for Bronze and Silver level courses at bowl.com.

STRIKE TEN, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VH1, is hosting special viewing parties of VH1 Celebreality TV shows at select bowling centers across the country. That's right! 500 simultaneous viewing parties all tuned in to VH1 on Sunday nights between 8PM and 11PM (check local listings for exact times). Drawings will be held for in-center giveaways. Participating centers are listed at www.vh1.com, www.gobowling.com and even linked from Bret Michaels website. There is also a Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to VH1 Rock Honors!!!

Columbia 300 has once again committed to sponsor the Mini-Eliminator, one of the world’s most famous tournaments, and the 2008 Summer Classic. Scheduled for June 30 – July 6, the Summer Classic will offer $42,500 in guaranteed prize money, including a $20,000 top prize and $5,000 for the winner of the Columbia 300 Shootout.

TEXAS COMES THROUGH WITH GRANT FOR USBC MOVE. The United States Bowling Congress is the recipient of a $693,000 award from the Texas Enterprise Fund, clearing the way for the organization to move its headquarters to Arlington, Texas.

BROADCAST TEAM SET FOR THE 'CLASH' Former NFL star and Hall of Famer Lynn Swann, bowling great Nelson Burton Jr. and CBS Sports play-by-play announcer Bill Macatee will call the action for "Bowling's Clash of Champions" on CBS Sports later this spring.

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