The International Bowling Campus announced today an official partnership with Sports Challenge Network, creators of the new social mobile bowling application: XBowling. The first-of-its-kind bowling app empowers bowlers to connect and compete using their smart phone devices among XBowling enabled centers locally, across the country and around the world. The app is designed for smart phones and smart devices (iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android).
XBowling provides bowlers new, innovative ways to compete via the application: against themselves, in head-to-head competition with other XBowlers, in real-time or on-demand fashion. The app has multiple types of game specific challenges and event options for league and casual bowlers and will create new types of competition and social connections with other bowlers.
“The International Bowling Campus is embracing new and emerging technologies that will enhance the bowling experience and draw in the next generation to become lifelong bowlers,” said Stu Upson, Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). “XBowling’s application makes it possible for players across the world to compete against each other in real time and we see tremendous potential for this breakthrough technology to expand organized bowling.”
“Through this partnership with the International Bowling Campus and the leading entities in bowling, we are redefining the bowling experience. For the first time ever, bowlers can compete with players around the world, all through a simple and easy to use application that can be downloaded on their mobile device,” said Timothy J. Minard, Chairman and CEO of Sports Challenge Network, developer and distributor of the XBowling app.
“The development of the XBowling app is a breakthrough innovation for bowling. Through this new technology, we are forever changing the bowling experience by shattering geographic boundaries and making it possible for bowlers to see how they stack up against anyone, anywhere,” said Steve Johnson Executive Director of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA).” “The introduction of XBowling helps to usher in an exciting new era for our sport and we could not ask for a better partner than the Sports Challenge Network, a true leader and innovator in the space.”
As part of this year’s International Bowl Expo, June 27-28 at the Reno Sparks Convention Center, XBowling will be hosting a kiosk at the International Bowling Campus booth #557. Bowling center operators and proprietors are invited to visit the kiosk to view educational and XBowling-enabled gameplay videos, engage in hands-on device demonstrations (iPhones, iPads, Android) and learn more about integrating XBowling into their businesses.
The partnership with XBowling is enabling the International Bowling Campus to create new bowling and bowler experiences, programs and offerings that had not been possible until the emergence of this social mobile technology. XBowling will also expand and enhance the bowling experience via social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The XBowling app is available for download directly from the App Store and Google Play™.
About International Bowling Campus
The International Bowling Campus (IBC) is the headquarters for the bowling industry and directly serves the more than 69 million bowlers in the United States. The IBC houses the resources of the United States Bowling Congress, the governing body and membership organization for the sport; the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, representing the business interests of bowling centers; Strike Ten Entertainment, the marketing arm for the industry; the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame; The Bowling Foundation; the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association; the Bowling Writers’ Association of America; the Bowling News Network; the Billiard and Bowling Institute of America; and the International Training and Research Center.
XBowling is the bowling industry’s first mobile-based, sports challenge platform that is revolutionizing a sport, rich in tradition, that also happens to be the number one participatory sport in the U.S. XBowling offers a multitude of ways to “connect and compete” regardless of skill level and from any location. This experience of “bowling without boundaries” presents an exciting new element to the sport via social mobile technology that allows players to enjoy individual, family, league and tournament competition as well as recreational play both locally and remotely. XBowling is the initial offering of Sports Challenge Network (SCN) and is available on Apple iOS and Google Android devices. More information can be found at XBowling.com, Twitter and Facebook.
About Sports Challenge Network
Sports Challenge Network (SCN) specializes in creating new ways for people to connect and compete in recreational sports through social, mobile-based technology. By developing industry-leading application platforms, SCN is redefining traditional gameplay for some of the world’s oldest sports and games. Timothy J. Minard, founder and serial entrepreneur, has assembled a team of industry veterans with deep experience in sports, games, technology and digital content from Apple, ESPN, Microsoft, Google, Cisco and Motorola. Privately held, SCN maintains corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and development resources in Silicon Valley. More information can be found at scnlive.com.