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Bowling Evolved to return in new format

Dustin Markowitz fulfilled his promise about Bowling Evolved.
Dustin Markowitz fulfilled his promise about Bowling Evolved.
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Dustin Markowitz had promised that his recently suspended Bowling Evolved would return stronger than ever and it looks as if he was right on the mark.

Whittier-born Markowitz and pro bowler Eric Forkel had launched Bowling Evolved in July 2012 with weekly podcasts that offered lively discussions about various bowling topics.

Markowitz announced Friday that Bowling Evolved would return but in a different format – as a weekly vodcast starting in September. A vodcast is a video broadcast carried over the Internet.

The vodcasts will be made possible via an agreement between Markowitz and his father, Brian Markowitz, who is the director of Riverside Lanes in Laughlin, Nev. The Laughlin bowling center will edit and produce the video broadcast under the guidance of Riverside Lanes’ Jeff Larson, who will serve as executive producer of the project.

Bowling Evolved halted operations in February because of time constraints and budgetary problems.

“We have been wanting to take our show to another level for a long time,” Dustin said.

“Unfortunately, the dream and the means to pursue it are two different beasts. Riverside Lanes has now given us an opportunity to make our dream a reality.”

Bowling Evolved interviews have included such notable names as Professional Bowlers Assn. Commissioner Tom Clark; superstar bowler Walter Ray Williams Jr.; distinguished bowler Glenn Allison, the first American to roll a perfect 900 series; and the late Barry Gurney of West Hills, a star on the PBA Senior tour.

Clark, a frequent guest on the show, hailed Bowling Evolved’s return.

“I'm looking forward to the relaunch of Bowling Evolved,” Clark said. “Great conversations with a wide reach are critical to bowling's growth and PBA champion Eric Forkel and Dustin Markowitz have great passion and knowledge for the game. Good luck!”

For the latest information on Bowling Evolved, go to BowlingEvolved.com.