International Bowling Pro Shop & Instructors Association​

Award Winners & Criteria

Business Excellence Award

Awards Committee asks for nominations from the membership 6 months prior to presentation.

  • Must be an active IBPSIA member
  • Must be active in the bowling industry
  • Must be an IBPSIA Certified Technician on staff
  • Other additional education also considered
  • Involved in bowler retention/development
  • Presented once a year but only if there is a qualified recipient

Bill Bunetta Lighthouse Award

Awards Committee asks for nominations from the membership 6 months prior to presentation.

  • Person or business that has made significant contributions to Pro Shop Industry
  • Currently or has been active in the bowling industry
  • Currently or has been involved in bowler retention
  • Involved in bowler retention/development
  • Presented once a year but only if there is a qualified recipient

2024 –  Robert Layman – Bowling Solutions
2023 – Tom Zernia – Lighthouse Pro Shop
2022 – Jeff Ussery – Total Bowling Gear
2021 – No award due to Covid
2020 – Christopher Petrie
2019 – Andy Diercks – May City Pro Shop
2018 – Mark Moon – Moon’s Pro Shop
2017 – Michelle Rakow – Bowlers Advantage Pro Shop
2016 – Tom Kelley Jr. – Tom Kelley’s Pro Shop
2015 – Chuck Gardner Jr. – Bowling Solutions
2014 – Tim Mathe – Bowlers Edge Pro Shop
2013 – C. Norman/D. Conners – Carol Stormin Norman’s Pro Shop/UCANBOWL2
2012 – Ed Seliga – Seliga’s Pro Shop
2011 – Mike Riggins – The Bowler’s Shop
2010 – Al Louie – Pinole Valley Pro Shop
2009 – Bruce Merriman – Sports Plus/Carmen Don Pro Shop
2008 – Ken Keegan – K&K Bowling Services
2007 – Charlie Finch – Charlie’s Pro Shops
2006 – Jeff McCorvey – McCorvey’s Pro Shops

2024 – John Jameson – Innovative
2023 – Randy Stoughton
2022 – Del Warren
2021 – Bill Supper
2020 – Lori Mraz
2019 – Cecil Scarboro
2018 – Classic Products
2017 – Jim Lewis
2016 – Russ Wilson
2015 – Tom Laskow
2014 – Kelly Bednar
2013 – George Gervase
2012 – Jerry Francomano
2011 – Tom Kouros
2010 – Hank Boomershine
2009 – Sue Haws
2008 – Jayhawk Bowling Supply
2007 – Ebonite International
2006 – Ron Hoppe
2005 – Inaugural year Mo Pinel and Bill Taylor recipients

Friends of IBPSIA Award

The current IBPSIA President decides this award based on his/her experience with the membership.

  • Must be an active IBPSIA member
  • Must be active in the bowling industry
  • Involved in bowler retention/development
  • Presented once a year but only if there is a qualified recipient

President's Award

Awards Committee asks for nominations from board 6 months prior to presentation.

  • Must be an active IBPSIA member
  • Supports and develops bowlers and pro shops
  • Presented once a year but only if there is a qualified recipient

2024 – John Knight – John Knight’s Bowlers Shoppe 
2023 – Dave Symes
2022 – Steve Barinque
2021 – Larry Cook
2020 – David Bolt
2019  –  Kegel
2018  –  Lou Marquez
2017 – Rod Ross
2016 – Susie Minshew
2014 – Ray Laursen
2013 – Dannial Cohen
2012 – Brad Buckert
2011 – Jeff McCorvey
2010 – Ron Hoppe
2009 – Bill Supper
2008 – Gary Parsons
2007 – Mark Robey

2024 – Lennie Borsch
2023 – The Gardner Family
2022 – Mark Buffa Buffa Distribution
2021 – No Award given due to COVID
2020 – Bowltech
2019 – Ace Mitchell
2018 – Scott Hewitt MOTIV Products
2017 – Corey Dykstra Brunswick Bowling Products
2016 – Mike Monyak South Point Bowling Center
2014 – Keith Hamilton (Chairman) and the IBPSIA Advisory Board
2013 – Bill and Barbara Chrisman Storm Products, Inc.