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Bowling News USA - June 23, 2013 2013 International Bowl Expo Rolls Into Las Vegas..Live Streaming From Storm Booth!


2013 International Bowl Expo, the bowling industry's premiere event, returns to Las Vegas, Nevada June 23rd - 28th.

Expo events will be housed at the Paris Hotel and Casino, Bally's Hotel and Casino and The Flamingo Hotel and Casino.

The trade show and exhibits will be featured at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 26th (10 AM - 5 PM) and 27th (10 AM - 4 PM).

The Storm Booth (# 446) will be busy!

For the first time in the company's history, live streaming, direct from the Storm Booth, will be broadcast around the world on Storm's Mike Flanagan and PBA Hall of Famer Randy Pedersen will providing the 'play by play'.

Storm, Roto Grip and Master Industries Sales and Marketing Representatives and members of the Pro Staffs, including Pete Weber, Kelly Kulick Mike Fagan and Rhino Page will be onsite.

In addition, Rick Dale, star of the hit show American Restoration, will be stopping by the Storm Booth. Dale will be present in the booth on Wednesday, June 26th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  

Dale will be available to sign autographs and take pictures with Bowl Expo attendees.

Recently Bill and Barbara Chrisman, owners of Storm Bowling Products, Inc., were featured on American Restoration with Dale who restored an old bowling aid vending machine. The machine was found in a warehouse at Master Industries which was acquired by Storm Bowling Products, Inc. nearly two years ago.  Barbara reached out to Dale about restoring the machine as a surprise for Bill, who is an avid collector of sports memorabilia, especially when it comes to bowling. The name of the episode is “Pins and Pests” and is available on Itunes.

See the beautifully restored machine at the Storm Booth!

Storm is sponsoring several events this year including the BPAA's $100,000 Bowling Center Makeover event and Second Chance Drawing.

The promotions are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for bowling proprietors who will be in attendance at the 2013 Bowl Expo. For the first time ever, the BPAA announced the “$100,000 Bowling Center Makeover” – an incentive open to all BPAA domestic member centers who can enter for the chance to win a physical bowling center makeover as well as an operations and training overhaul.

The BPAA is holding a "Second Chance" drawing which has been added to the $100,000 Bowling Center Makeover event at the end of Bowl Expo. The Storm, Ebonite, Brunswick and QubicaAMF prize package is worth $20,000. Both drawings are open to domestic, non-military BPAA member centers only, with a limit of one entry per center, and will be held at 4:00 p.m. PDT, Thursday, June 27, 2013, on the trade show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

The annual International Bowling Media Association (IBMA) breakfast, sponsored by Storm Products, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25th (8 AM - 9: 15 AM) at Bally's Skyview 1.

The International Bowling Pro Shop & Instructors Association (IBPSIA) luncheon, sponsored by Storm Products, is Tuesday afternoon (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) at Paris Concorde C.

Storm's Bob Hart will be presented the 2013 BPAA Dick Weber Ambassador Award. 

Hart will be recognized with BPAA Industry Service Awards during BPAA's annual meeting June 24 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 

Named in memory of Hall of Fame professional bowler Dick Weber, bowling's global ambassador, who spent a lifetime setting the standard for all bowling athletes by elevating the positive image of bowling and promoting the game and sport to all ages both on and off the lanes. For over 40 years, Hart, a member of six halls of fame, has tirelessly promoted the game and sport of bowling, especially to U.S. military veterans most recently through the Wounded Warrior project.

The Storm Cocktail Party is scheduled for Tuesday night (7:30 PM - 10:30 PM) at the Club Chateau inside the Paris Hotel and Casino.

Storm is sponsoring two tournaments held in Las Vegas following the 2013 International Bowl Expo.

The True Amateur Tournament (TAT) will be held June 30th - July 6th at Orleans Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center. The tournament will be live streamed by

The Amateur Bowling Tour's (ABT) Summer Nationals will be held July 3rd - July 7th at Sam's Town Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center. The finals of the event will be also by live streamed on, with play by play and color commentary by Mike Flanagan and Randy Pedersen.


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