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Industry executives fearful but hopeful as bowling faces 'gut-check moment' in face of COVID-19 pandemic, government restrictions

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:00 am
Bowling in masks is one of many measures bowlers face during the COVID-19 pandemic. This scene is from last month's GIBA Open at Cherry Lanes in Dubuque, Iowa. Photo by Greater Iowa Bowling Association.
Ken Keegan entered the bowling industry in 1991, when it was bigger and stronger, though the long slide from the peak about a decade earlier had begun. “I’ve never seen an uptick — over time it’s always dropping,” said Keegan, executive director of Logo Infusion, K&K Bowling Services, and Cross2K Enterprises. But Keegan — like everyone else in bowling — has never seen anything like the carnage the industry is experiencing in 2020,...