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Email received from Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl.


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Hello Everyone:


“Open California Bowling Centers Now” is the name of a group of bowlers that’s committed to helping get centers back open.


Ric Hamlin's group has over 4000 members and have rallies planned across the state on Wednesday and will also go to the State Capitol in Sacramento on Friday.


One of their rallies will be at Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. ALL bowlers are invited to attend. Local media has been contacted.


The group asks that you wear bowling attire, masks, and make signs. They also want you to know that this is not a political event. You will be asked to leave if you are wearing political hats or clothing.


Besides the rally in Dublin, other rallies include:
Steve Cook’s Fireside Lanes – Sacramento Area
Kearney Mesa Bowl – San Diego Area
Cal Bowl – Los Angeles Area
Morgan Hill Bowl – San Jose Area
Valley Bowl – Madera


Friday’s rally at the State Capitol goes from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on the south side of the building.


Here is the group’s facebook address, https://www.facebook.com/groups/590585188290806


[/size]For more information, contact Scott Luba at 925-570-1577.
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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2020, 04:40:48 PM »
My only question is...."Is a Grippy Glove acceptable as proper attire?"  Or would that be considered "political?"
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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2020, 05:47:55 PM »
Been amazing how little usbc or the bpaa has done to help get bowling centers opened up in various states.  I guess they dont understand how these places going out of business will affect them.  Grow the sport will take on a whole new meaning.  Was nice to see Turbo support Michigan bowling centers
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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 06:21:40 PM »
Been amazing how little usbc or the bpaa has done to help get bowling centers opened up in various states.  I guess they dont understand how these places going out of business will affect them.  Grow the sport will take on a whole new meaning.  Was nice to see Turbo support Michigan bowling centers

Genesis will be supporting at the rally in Sacramento. Sales manager Noel and brand manager Darren, said they'll have their disposable masks on hand as well.

I really enjoy their products so nice to see them getting involved like Turbo in Michigan. Bought a bunch of their AeroPure masks for myself and my family members that have been great.

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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2020, 08:31:56 PM »
Where do I sign up? I support Steve Cooks Fireside Lanes. What time ?

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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2020, 12:16:17 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/groups/590585188290806

looks to be the official source.

I don't have facebook, so I can't give you details.
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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2020, 12:49:55 PM »
Where do I sign up? I support Steve Cooks Fireside Lanes. What time ?

Fireside wouldn't be open in time regardless. They are still in the middle of their remodel.

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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2020, 12:56:39 PM »
Where do I sign up? I support Steve Cooks Fireside Lanes. What time ?

Fireside wouldn't be open in time regardless. They are still in the middle of their remodel.

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The parking lot will still be open. :-)

No doubt Ric has talked to Steve about it already.

And great to hear Fireside is being remodeled. I love the bowling alley, but it is/was kind of a dump.
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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2020, 08:37:40 PM »
Looks like most of the remodel is already done.

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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2020, 12:50:02 PM »
Looks like most of the remodel is already done.

they haven't posted any pics of their remodel to their FB page nor twitter nor their website since June 4th, when they were pulling the gutters and lanes out. They were closed during the first wave when the alleys reopened, and then were shut down again. So they really haven't had anything open there since mid-February. My kids bowl youth there and have been watching their page almost every day, wanting to see if they are opening up again.

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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2020, 02:43:50 PM »
Looks like most of the remodel is already done.

they haven't posted any pics of their remodel to their FB page nor twitter nor their website since June 4th, when they were pulling the gutters and lanes out. They were closed during the first wave when the alleys reopened, and then were shut down again. So they really haven't had anything open there since mid-February. My kids bowl youth there and have been watching their page almost every day, wanting to see if they are opening up again.

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I mean, I can't help but think that these guys - and countless other bowling alleys and other businesses across the country - may not ever reopen. No matter how much gov't money they get or how long their payments are deferred, that stuff is all accumulating and will need to be paid back at some point. And it's not like they are just going to be back to normal with customers and revenue when they do reopen. It's a rough situation!

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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2020, 02:11:48 PM »
Looks like most of the remodel is already done.

they haven't posted any pics of their remodel to their FB page nor twitter nor their website since June 4th, when they were pulling the gutters and lanes out. They were closed during the first wave when the alleys reopened, and then were shut down again. So they really haven't had anything open there since mid-February. My kids bowl youth there and have been watching their page almost every day, wanting to see if they are opening up again.

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I mean, I can't help but think that these guys - and countless other bowling alleys and other businesses across the country - may not ever reopen. No matter how much gov't money they get or how long their payments are deferred, that stuff is all accumulating and will need to be paid back at some point. And it's not like they are just going to be back to normal with customers and revenue when they do reopen. It's a rough situation!

It is. It's a rough situation all around. We want the bowling alleys to open. However, we all have to be here and be healthy to open the bowling alleys, let alone go there to enjoy them. So we all are rather stuck; we need to get this virus under control so we can open the alleys, so we can get back to enjoying them. We can't skip straight to #2 while risking #1, because if we lose our health, that's it.

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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2020, 05:03:36 PM »
The issue is not being allowed to open because they are considered high risk when it's definitely not.  Logic goes out the window and business will be forced to fail
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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2020, 04:35:20 PM »
Does anybody have any info regarding what the USBC is doing (if anything) regarding lobbying to open CA bowling centers back up?

FWIW I just emailed Chad Murphy and Jason Overstreet the exact same question.  Doubt that I will get a response, but I'll post it if I receive anything. 

EDIT - I received a response and talked over the phone with Chad Murphy himself.  It was a pleasant conversation.  No good news on CA bowling centers but he didn't tell me anything bad either.  Ultimately the bowling center proprietors themselves hopefully are doing their part on lobbying the Governor and fighting in the courts to re-open.  Similar to what just happened in PA where certain business closures we're ruled unconstitutional. 

I was surprised on the call back from Chad Murphy and appreciated the time he spent talking to me. 
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Re: Ric Hamlin's facebook group "Open California Bowling Centers Now"
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2020, 06:26:50 PM »
Does anybody have any info regarding what the USBC is doing (if anything) regarding lobbying to open CA bowling centers back up?

FWIW I just emailed Chad Murphy and Jason Overstreet the exact same question.  Doubt that I will get a response, but I'll post it if I receive anything.

There may not be much that the USBC can do. Here's why, and let's logically think about this.

It is all summed up in one word: data. Right now, the state has the data; the USBC doesn't. If we look at the data - the risk of exposure, the numbers of people who are COVID-19 positive, where they have been, who they have been in contact with (and possibly exposed), along with those exposed being positive or asymptomatic - if that data indicates that there is too much of a risk in opening up anything, then it is logical to keep them closed until that risk goes down, or containment of the virus increases to a point where it s safe to open up the alleys.

In short, just because we could, doesn't mean we should.

I compare this to the call to let the kids in Omaha play football, and how the parents and football lovers there are even willing to take the school district there to court to allow them to play football. A neighboring school district allowed their schools to play, and from that first game, 4 different outbreaks of COVID occurred. Another school that was supposed to play their makeup game with them because they had to cancel due to a COVID outbreak had to cancel that makeup game again because of this outbreak, and because their JV team's opponent had a positive test for COVID (the varsity and JV teams practice together).

All of this, because they want to play and their parents are rallying to let them play. The data they had for this showed the opposite; that they shouldn't have played.

Just because they could have played doesn't mean they should have played.

If the USBC asks the state or is trying to lobby the state to open the alleys, and the state looks at the data, and the data tells us no, then there isn't much more that the USBC can do. It will make us (the bowling community) look petty and whinging as we stomp our feet and scream that we want to bowl, when we aren't in a position to, healthwise. When we get our numbers down like other states have so we can open up, then we can. But until then, is it worth risking your health, let alone everyone else's health, to bowl?

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