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themagician

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2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« on: January 09, 2020, 05:31:38 PM »
New Thread since we went off the rails in the other ones. Summary, and will edit and add as more get announced/happen.

Sean Rash to 900 Global from Brunswick
AJ Johnson to Motiv from EBI
Wesley Low to Motiv from EBI
Patrick Gerard to Motiv from EBI
Pascal Winterheimer to Motiv from EBI
Connor Pickford to Motiv from DV8
Chris Loschetter to Motiv from Storm
Kim Bolleby to Motiv from 900 Global
Mykel Holliman to Motiv from EBI
Greg Ostrander to Roto Grip from DV8
Stephanie Johnson to Roto Grip from EBI
Ronnie Russell to Storm from EBI
Diana Zavjalova to Storm from EBI
Verity Crawley to Storm from EBI
Tom Hess to Storm from EBI
Greg Young to Storm from Brunswick
Kyle Sherman to Brunswick from Columbia
Dom Barrett to Brunswick from Track
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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 05:48:23 PM »
Good idea magic.That other one went waaaay off the rails
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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 07:56:15 PM »
The way it looks that since EBI was bought by Brunswick that the pros men and women so of speak jump the ship to go else where.
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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 09:02:07 PM »
The way it looks that since EBI was bought by Brunswick that the pros men and women so of speak jump the ship to go else where.

A lot of this was also timing. This happened mid-season, in which there were always going to be mid-season staff changes. Some of these came about because of it, some were already in the works before it. Stef Johnson wrote an open letter saying that her decision was coming before this. Not sure on Verity's or Zavy's, but a lot of this just happen to come down to timing, and had nothing to do with the EBI acquisition, while some came after the fact, in which we'll never really know.

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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 07:07:59 AM »
Did Tommy Jones officially go to Brunswick?  I remember him throwing the Hero and Melee Jab SE on the Bowlero show.
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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 07:34:49 AM »
The way it looks that since EBI was bought by Brunswick that the pros men and women so of speak jump the ship to go else where.

A lot of this was also timing. This happened mid-season, in which there were always going to be mid-season staff changes. Some of these came about because of it, some were already in the works before it. Stef Johnson wrote an open letter saying that her decision was coming before this. Not sure on Verity's or Zavy's, but a lot of this just happen to come down to timing, and had nothing to do with the EBI acquisition, while some came after the fact, in which we'll never really know.

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True on Stef Johnson. She was leaving EBI regardless of the buyout, she and EBI didn't see eye to eye on things.

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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 08:01:45 AM »
Did Tommy Jones officially go to Brunswick?  I remember him throwing the Hero and Melee Jab SE on the Bowlero show.

Shannon O'Keefe [currently Hammer staff] posted on her Facebook page that after the Brunswick acquisition, EBI staffers were allowed to throw all seven brands if they wanted.  She was getting a whole bunch of Brunswick and DV8 gear drilled up.

I am wondering if the staffers who are saying they went from EBI to Brunswick are simply reflecting the reassignment of their current contract from EBI to Brunswick as a result of the acquisition.
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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 08:09:02 AM »
Did Tommy Jones officially go to Brunswick?  I remember him throwing the Hero and Melee Jab SE on the Bowlero show.

Shannon O'Keefe [currently Hammer staff] posted on her Facebook page that after the Brunswick acquisition, EBI staffers were allowed to throw all seven brands if they wanted.  She was getting a whole bunch of Brunswick and DV8 gear drilled up.

I am wondering if the staffers who are saying they went from EBI to Brunswick are simply reflecting the reassignment of their current contract from EBI to Brunswick as a result of the acquisition.

Brunswick did a release saying they moved Dom and Kyle to Brunswick staff, as they want to use them for strategic marketing of the Brunswick brand. Brunswick is still sifting details out, but they did retain the EBI staff members that had contracts and wanted to stay.

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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2020, 11:40:58 AM »
Did Tommy Jones officially go to Brunswick?  I remember him throwing the Hero and Melee Jab SE on the Bowlero show.

Shannon O'Keefe [currently Hammer staff] posted on her Facebook page that after the Brunswick acquisition, EBI staffers were allowed to throw all seven brands if they wanted.  She was getting a whole bunch of Brunswick and DV8 gear drilled up.

I am wondering if the staffers who are saying they went from EBI to Brunswick are simply reflecting the reassignment of their current contract from EBI to Brunswick as a result of the acquisition.

Brunswick did a release saying they moved Dom and Kyle to Brunswick staff, as they want to use them for strategic marketing of the Brunswick brand. Brunswick is still sifting details out, but they did retain the EBI staff members that had contracts and wanted to stay.

Which makes me wonder more about the amateur contracts. I mean, it's all but guaranteed that Sannon, Tommy, Dom, and Kyle are staying, along with O'Neill and Wolfe. only one not real sure on is Daugherty, though I'm pretty sure he'll stay.

But what about those lower than the pros? Low is already gone. Not sure on Beasley, though both Mitch and Ingellimar are pros/international. Barta?

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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2020, 12:15:32 PM »
Michael Haugen is not with Storm anymore. He mentioned on his FB fan page that he threw a Radical Conspiracy to win the Arizona State Masters over the weekend. Guessing he's a free agent again.
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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2020, 12:22:44 PM »
Michael Haugen is not with Storm anymore. He mentioned on his FB fan page that he threw a Radical Conspiracy to win the Arizona State Masters over the weekend. Guessing he's a free agent again.

He is a free agent again. I bowled on the same pair as him at a tournament last week, he mainly threw a V2 Vortex, Purple Hammer, and Conspiracy Pearl. Won the AZ Masters with a Conspiracy Solid.

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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 06:13:58 PM »
Mykel Holliman has joined Motiv, which was announced on their Facebook page about 3 hours ago.  He had been on the Track staff and is the reigning PBA Rookie of the Year.
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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2020, 07:59:24 PM »
Mykel Holliman has joined Motiv, which was announced on their Facebook page about 3 hours ago.  He had been on the Track staff and is the reigning PBA Rookie of the Year.


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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2020, 08:29:21 PM »
Has the big reveal happen yet?

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Re: 2020 PBA/PWBA Staff Changes
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2020, 08:39:17 PM »
Has the big reveal happen yet?

Apparently there's some new info on the Ciminelli, Page, Marion venture but I don't pay for 11th frame so can't see the update