California Bowling Writers

October 12, 2006


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Michigan's Indian Lanes Prepares for
$70,000 QubicaAMF International Family Tournament in 2007

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Plans for the 32nd annual installment of the $70,000 QubicaAMF International Family Tournament is underway, according the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA). The tournament will be hosted by Indian Lanes in Wyandotte, Mich., a suburb of Detroit July 26 - 28, 2007, and held simultaneously with the second-annual North Pointe Insurance Group $100,000 High School Singles Tournament. Combined with the North Pointe tournament's $100,000 scholarship fund, both tournaments create $170,000 in scholarship money for youth and graduated seniors (2006-07 Academic Year).

The International Family Tournament is the only sporting event in the United States in which parents participate with children for a national championship and scholarships for significant monies. Competitors in the event typically come from all over the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Parent-Child and Parent-Teen teams qualify in local competitions held at participating BPAA member bowling centers and advance to regional and state finals. State winners in both divisions advance to the finals at Indian Lanes. Both first-place teams each win $5,000 scholarships to go towards their college education.

Other ancillary events and functions will be planned during the week creating a fun-filled family experience for all participants. The host hotel for the tournament will be the Hyatt Regency in Detroit, Mich.

The 2007 International Family Tournament is made possible by the generous contributions of title sponsor QubicaAMF Worldwide and presenting sponsors Pepsi-Cola, the official soft drink of Bowling along with Frito Lay and Nestle.

Look for posters promoting this tournament in local BPAA member bowling centers. For more information on centers participating in the $70,000 QubicaAMF International Family Tournament, inquire at your local BPAA member bowling center or contact BPAA at 800-343-1329, ext. 204.

Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, the 74-year-old Bowling Proprietors' Association of America represents the business interests of bowling center owners worldwide.