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The 11th Frame: A program that stems the tide of bowler erosion?

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 4:00 am

The numbers don’t lie: bowling has no problem attracting new participants but it has a terrible time retaining them. Madison Bowling Association Manager Bill Dennis has years of MBA membership numbers showing that trend, as does the United States Bowling Congress. For example, in a typical season the MBA might see 500 new certified league bowlers but lose 1,000. The result is steady erosion in membership. So why don’t they stick around? Like many, I’ve long been a believer...

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