BPAA Announces Brunswick Bowling & Billiards as Official Lane Provider for 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Premier Industry Supplier of Bowling Equipment to Construct Outdoor Bowling Lanes for Historic Women’s Tournament


ARLINGTON, TX– December 7, 2011 – The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry's premier trade organization, announced today the completion of an agreement with Brunswick Bowling & Billiardsthat will make Brunswick the official sponsor of the 2012 lane build for the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open in Reno, NV. For the second consecutive year, bowling is breaking new ground at the Bowling’s U.S. Women’s Open, the industry’s pre-eminent professional women’s tournament. This year will mark the first time the tournament will be played outdoors, and Brunswick will be tasked with building the four-lane finals platform that will be seen during the broadcast on ESPN’s family of networks. 

“As an iconic, industry-leading brand for over 160 years, BrunswickBowling & Billiards is synonymous with excellence. We could not be more proud to partner with Brunswick, for Bowling's U.S. Women's Open this year in Reno,” said Steve Johnson, executive director of the BPAA.  “Brunswick shares our intense passion for the sport of bowling; we know that their top-line bowling lanes, equipment and supplies will only enhance what will already be a powerful, distinctive and ground-breaking event.”


"As a premier leader within the bowling industry, Brunswick Bowling is extremely proud to partner with the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America for the prestigious 2012 Bowling’s U.S. Women's Open," said Brent Perrier, president Brunswick Bowling Products. "We are honored to be chosen as the exclusive supplier of all bowling lanes, pinsetters, and pins for this first-ever outdoor woman’s finals. Throughout this historic event, Brunswick will showcase some of our latest technology in bowling equipment and supplies as the BPAA hosts the world's finest women bowlers."


The 2012 Bowling’s U.S. Women’s Open will take place beginning June 21 at the National Bowling Stadium, and will culminate with the top five bowlers earning a spot in the finals on June 27, 2012. For a second consecutive year, the Open finals will be broadcast on ESPN’s family of networks.  New this year will be the first-ever Senior U.S. Women’s Open event that will run simultaneously during the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open event. The 2012 Bowling’s U.S. Women’s Open and Senior Women’s Open are open to all female youth, adult and senior bowlers in the United States and around the world.   For additional information and registration details, please visit: www.bowlingsuswomensopen.com.



About Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America

The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), founded in 1932, serves as the voice of the bowling industry.  Headquartered in Arlington, TX at the International Bowling Campus, the BPAA provides it's more than 4,000 member centers with group purchasing programs, business and educational seminars, legislative representation and proactively promotes the association and bowling industry.  The BPAA's mission is to enhance the profitability of its member centers and raise the profile of bowling, America's top-ranked participatory sport.  For additional information please visit www.bpaa.com or call 1-800-343-1329


About Brunswick Bowling & BilliardsHeadquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation has been a leader in the recreation business for more than 160 years. Founded in 1845 to make billiards tables, Brunswick Corporation is the leader in bringing Genuine Ingenuity™ to everything it makes. Brunswick Bowling & Billiards, one of the largest operators of full-service bowling and family recreation centers in North America, is a full-line supplier of bowling equipment, supplies and consumer products, and designs billiards tables and accessories. For more information, visit our Web site at www.brunswickbowling.com.


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