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Bowl for Life Awards $5,000 in Scholarships

Chuck Gardner Bowl 4 Life Scholarship Foundation

Bowl for Life awarded the below scholarships on November 1, 2023. Congratulations!!!! Bowl4Life Bud Moore Lanes Scholarships – selected from essays – “Bowl4Life believes in giving back in many different variations. What has been your greatest contribution to giving back, either in your community, to the sport or in something else?” 


ARLINGTON, TEXAS – Bill Supper, a two-term former president and longtime Executive Director of the Billiard and Bowling Institute of America (BBIA) passed away on June 20 from cancer. He was 77. Once a competitive bowler, Bill began a lifelong career working within the bowling community when he was hired as the East Coast Sales Representative […]

Teri Haugh Selected as New Executive Director of IBPSIA

Teri Haugh

April 11, 2023 By Matt Cannizzaro ARLINGTON, Texas – Teri Haugh of Medford, Minnesota, has dedicated herself to helping grow and elevate the sport of bowling in her home state.She’ll now have the opportunity to showcase her experience, skills, passion and ideas globally as the new executive director of the International Bowling Pro Shop & […]

IBPSIA Spotlight – Lori Mraz

IBPSIA November Spotlight Lori Mraz – Director of Marketing for Turbo November 2022 By Matt Cannizzaro and Josh Blanchard Arlington Texas Leaves are changing color, temperatures are dropping and bowling season has kicked into high gear across the country. Snow has fallen upon some of our northern states, and this month’s profile takes us to […]

IBPSIA Spotlight – Jeff McCorvey

IBPSIA Spotlight Jeff McCorvey, CEO of Bowling World October 2022 By Matt Cannizzaro and Josh Blanchard Arlington Texas Another month has gone by, and we’re excited about the opportunity to turn the spotlight on bowling-industry journeyman, Jeff McCorvey, a trailblazer and innovator in an ever-changing landscape. If you asked someone 30 years ago if it […]

Chris Funk Joins IBPSIA Board of Directors

Chris Funk

CHRIS FUNK JOINS IBPSIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARLINGTON, Texas – Chris Funk of Spokane, Washington, has been selected to join the International Bowling Pro Shop & Instructors Association Board of Directors. The 53-year-old was chosen from a pool of applicants and voted on by the current board. His service will begin immediately and continue through […]

IBPSIA Now Accepting Board of Directors Applications

Hello Members, IBPSIA is now accepting applications for a seat on the Board of Directors. All applicants must be IBPSIA members in good standing to apply. The deadline for all applications is November 30, 2022. Fill out our online form below (or, if you prefer, you can click the button below to download the pdf […]

IBPSIA Spotlight – Chuck Gardner

Chuck Gardner

Chuck Gardner with Bowl4Life Scholarship Foundation September 2022 By Matt Cannizzaro and Josh Blanchard In September, we continue our monthly spotlights with Chuck Gardner and the Bowl4Life Scholarship Foundation. Gardner has been involved in the industry for more than 40 years and served many roles. Most recently, scaling back his time as a ball representative […]

IBPSIA Spotlight – Mark Buffa

IBPSIA Spotlight Mark Buffa with Buffa Distribution, Canada August 2022 By Matt Cannizzaro / Josh Blanchard As IBSPIA continues to grow, we have members all over the globe and are excited to be adding new members to our organization. Every month, we want to feature one of our members and hear more about life and […]

Peter Somoff Named IBPSIA President

Peter Somoff

By Matt Cannizzaro ARLINGTON, Texas – Peter Somoff of Federal Way, Washington, has been named president of the International Bowling Pro Shop & Instructors Association, the organization announced this week. The appointment comes after Nebraska’s Dwyane DaMoude stepped down. DaMoude had been IBPSIA’s president since 2020. Somoff is an IBPSIA Master Instructor and USBC Gold […]