International Bowling Pro Shop & Instructors Association​

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 […]

BBIA Consumer Catalog

BBIA CATALOG IS IN THE MAILARLINGTON, TEXAS – The 11th annual BBIA Catalog is in the mail and expected to arrive at bowling retailers by Labor Day. Always in demand, this year’s edition totals 444 pages (including covers) and is filled with bowling’s newest, cutting-edge consumer products that are ready to hit the market this […]

Peru State Bowling Hires Dwyane DaMoude as Head Coach

(Peru, Neb.)—The Peru State athletic department has announced the hiring of Dwyane DaMoude as their new head bowling coach for the upcoming fall 2022 season. DaMoude is currently at Sun Valley Lanes and Games Operator from 2011-to present. DaMoude has been at Sun Valley Lanes and Games for 24 years since 1998 doing a multitude […]

SBMA Employee Health Benefits Now Available to IBPSIA Members

Employee Health Benefits Now Available to IBPSIA Members Arlington, TX – The International Bowling Pro Shop & Instructors Association is pleased to announce a new partnership with SBMA (Staff Benefits Management & Administrators) to provide health and welfare benefits for all IBPSIA members. As the health insurance market continues to contract and medical costs continue […]

2022 PWBA Hall Of Fame

ADDISON, Ill. – The Professional Women’s Bowling Association added two new classes of inductees to its hall of fame Wednesday night at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook hotel. The 2020 class began the festivities, as Pam Buckner of Reno, Nevada, and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, were inducted in the Performance category. Australia’s Carol Gianotti […]

USBC Introduces New Center Inspection and Certification Program Featuring Ace Tool

LAS VEGAS – The United States Bowling Congress introduced new details for a tiered center certification program and unveiled a data-collecting tool for center inspections at the USBC Convention and Annual Meeting on Thursday. “After several years of data collection and analysis, and multiple discussions with industry stakeholders, it was determined that a new process […]

Three Elected to IBPSIA Board of Directors

ARLINGTON, Texas – Three candidates were elected to the IBPSIA Board of Directors on Thursday, November 8 by the current board. Cliff Barnes, Jason Guest and Peter Somoff were chosen from a slate of six candidates. Current members Daniel Puerto and Jackie Wyckoff were also reelected. They will each serve a three year term beginning on January 1, […]