“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” Mark Twain
We are here to tell you, bowling is alive and well in Wisconsin! With over 300 locations, there are taverns, family entertainment centers and traditional bowling centers with lanes ready to provide you with great family fun! Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin (BCAW) represents nearly 200 bowling centers offering from four to 72 lanes.
BCAW provides programs and services designed to help proprietors and managers grow their business in communities throughout Wisconsin. Whether you are a someone looking for something fun to do with family, friends or coworkers; or an aspiring professional bowler looking to improve your skills, there are lanes available near you. Click on the “Where to Bowl” tab to locate a BCAW bowling center near you.
Most of our member centers offer bowling leagues for youth, couples, singles and seniors of all skill levels. We also encourage centers to offer interesting variations of the game, including no-tap, colored pins, cosmic and bumpers for the even the youngest of bowlers. Thanks to the dedication of many, there are social events and tournaments held in bowling centers throughout the state on a year-round basis.
Wisconsin also enjoys a reputation for fostering the development of knowledge and skills necessary to compete at the highest levels of our sport. We are home to numerous United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Hall of Famers, national and regional professional titlists, top amateur competitors and collegiate programs where the future of the sport is being developed.
If you are a member of the bowling industry, we invite you to take a look around our new website. We believe we have opportunities for you to join and contribute to the future of game we are passionate about. Bowling continues to bring people together. As the trade association representing the industry here in Wisconsin, we are excited to facilitate connecting with others who share our commitment to a thriving and prosperous future.