QubicaAMF Presents the World’s First Combination String and Free-fall Pinspotter Tournament at HeadPinz, Naples

The QubicaAMF “Some Strings Attached” Invitational, the world’s first combination string and free-fall tournament, will take place in Naples, FL in July and offer a $5,000 grand prize.

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QubicaAMF Worldwide (QubicaAMF), the largest bowling products company in the world, is excited to present the QubicaAMF “Some Strings Attached” Invitational, the world’s first combination string and free-fall tournament, which will take place at HeadPinz Entertainment Center, Naples, FL on July 25, 2020. The tournament will be bowled across 16 lanes, including eight lanes of EDGE String Pinspotters and eight lanes of free-fall machines, where bowlers will bowl an equal number of qualifying games on both. The semifinals and stepladder finals will take place on EDGE String lanes.

The event will be open to 48 bowlers by invitation only, with a $300 entry fee per bowler. Qualifying will consist of eight games split evenly between string and free-fall machines. The top 12 bowlers will advance to the next round of three games, then to a top 5 stepladder finals on EDGE String pinspotters to determine the winner.

The first-place prize is a guaranteed $5,000 with an estimated prize fund of over $15,000. QubicaAMF will offer an additional $5,000 to a bowler that shoots 300 in the semifinals or stepladder finals. Multiple 300s will split the perfect game bonus.

The event will be livestreamed and include coverage of all rounds of the competition.

The following day, Sunday, July 26, 2020, the “Some Strings Attached” Open will take place following the same format as Saturday’s event. This tournament will be open to all on a first come first serve basis with a field of 48 bowlers and a $100 entry fee per bowler. The first-place prize is $1,500 with a total prize fund over $5,000.

Inquire about participation in the “Some Strings Attached” Open on July 26 here.

“I am extremely excited to host the world’s first combination string and free-fall tournament! This is shaping up to be a fantastic event and should prove to offer some outstanding competitive play. We are expecting a lot of big names on Saturday, including some of the men, women and senior pros,” says Pat Ciniello, Owner of the Bowland and HeadPinz Entertainment Center chain in Southwest Florida and Chairman of the Board of QubicaAMF. “We have EDGE String pinspotters installed in several centers here in Southwest Florida. I am looking forward to seeing this caliber of bowlers compete in this first of its kind format.”

In light of the global pandemic, health and safety measures following state and federal guidelines will be in place during the events. The number of spectators will be limited, on-site streaming will be in place so spectators can spread out and watch the event from various areas within the facility and bowlers will bowl three per lane to ensure social distancing during play.

EDGE String is the next generation in string pinspotter technology, packaging revolutionary electromechanical design and intelligent software into the first of its kind string pinspotter. The EDGE String pinspotter complies with all dimensional specifications controlled by the USBC for automatic pinspotting machines. In addition, the dark pit area hides the strings and highlights the pins and lively pin action.


About HeadPinz Entertainment

HeadPinz Naples is a 32 lane, state-of-the-art bowling-based entertainment center in Naples, FL. Featuring the latest BES X Bowler Entertainment System scoring platform and 8 lanes of EDGE String Pinspotting Machines from QubicaAMF, HeadPinz is a favorite for bowlers of all skill levels. The center also features a giant Game Zone, with 40+ arcade games, and NEMO’S SPORTS CAFÉ.

About Bowling Management Associates

Bowling Management Associates (BMA) is the parent company of Bowland and HeadPinz Entertainment facilities in southwest Florida. Bowland centers are Beacon Bowl in Naples and Coral Lanes in Cape Coral. HeadPinz centers are located in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Naples. The company has been in business since 1980, when Pat Ciniello first acquired Beacon Bowl. For more information, please contact MIKE CANNINGTON, Director of Marketing, at 239-302-2155.


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QubicaAMF Worldwide

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QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider in the world with 600 employees worldwide. We build and modernize more bowling entertainment centers than any other company in the industry and have an installed base of more than 10,000 centers in 90 countries. The company has a sales and distribution network with worldwide reach and maintains the largest R&D team for electro-mechanical products, software, electronics, and entertainment systems in the industry.

QubicaAMF has over 100 years of experience and can provide the perfect combination of bowling equipment, products, and services for new or existing bowling entertainment centers, FECs, Cinemas, or any other facility in the hospitality, retail, or restaurant industry. Our ongoing mission is Making Bowling Amazing. We are convinced that bowling has so much more potential to attract and entertain even more people. With our products, we will help our customers fully unleash that potential.

The company has U.S. headquarters in Richmond, Virginia and European headquarters in Bologna, Italy.