Cost of Joining

Any bowling center in Montana can become a member of the Montana Bowling Proprietors Association (MBPA). Membership in the MBPA automatically includes membership in our parent organization, the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA). Membership dues are paid annually on a calendar-year basis. Dues paid after April 1st can be pro-rated providing the center is not an existing member in an unpaid status. Membership dues must be paid by December 31 to receive the $2.00 per lane discount offered by the BPAA. Dues can be paid directly to the BPAA by check or credit card or can be sent to the Executive Director of the MBPA (checks only).

If paid by December 31, the cost of membership is as follows:

                              $ 27.00 per lane (BPAA portion)

                              $ 20.00 per lane (Montana portion)

                Total = $ 47.00 per lane

Membership dues paid after December 31 will be at $49.00 per lane.

If paying directly to the BPAA, call 800-343-1329 and ask for Membership.

If paying to the MBPA, call (406) 252-3220 and ask for Tom Brendgord.

Membership Benefits

State The most significant benefits of membership are derived from the national level (BPAA).

However, the Montana Bowling Proprietors Association has the following benefits:

  • "300" game plaque – a beautiful replica of Montana plaque will be sent to all member center’s league bowlers that bowl a "300" game in sanctioned league play. This does not apply to tournaments and is limited to one in a bowler’s lifetime effective Sept. 1, 1996.
  • Discounted registration at the MBPA annual convention.
  • Eligible participation in all official MBPA and BPAA tournaments.
  • Scholarship eligibility for up to $2,000 annually. Youth league bowlers in MBPA member centers are eligible for four different $500 scholarships.
  • Opportunity to serve on the MBPA board of directors.

BPAA’s Smart Buy program allowed participant. The Smart Buy program offers more savings, rebates, rewards and incentives than is imaginable. The savings from national account pricing plus monetary rebates from both the Pepsi Post Mix and the Sysco Food Service programs will more than cover a center’s cost of membership. And there is more, including: Music Licensing Agreements, Credit Card processing, Grainger lighting and electrical products, Office Depot supplies, ATM machines, etc. Click on for more Smart Buy information.

Access products. While on the BPAA web site, click on the Access products tab to find all kinds of educational, promotional, and coaching products plus online training through the BPAA University to enhance your center’s profitability.

Our Members

Town & Country Lanes Billings
Fireside Lanes Billings
Black Eagle Lanes Black Eagle
Grizzly Lanes Bigfork
Star Lanes Butte
Victory Lanes Deer Lodge
Big Sky Lanes Eureka
B Social Bar & Lanes Fort Benton
Little's Lanes Great Falls
Ravalli Fun Center Hamilton
Community Center Bowl Hardin
Harvest Moon Lanes Havre
Sleeping Giant Lanes Helena
Fat Cat Lanes Laurel
Snowy Lanes Lewistown
Treasure Lanes Livingston
Aces High Malmstrom AFB
Westside Lanes Missoula
Sportspage Bowl Polson
Silver Strike Lanes Red Lodge
Lucky Strike Lanes Ronan
K-Lines Rudyard
Trojan Lanes Troy
Pin n' Cue Lanes Whitefish