EYC Manager’s Meeting

by Bob Johnson 0

In his own inimitable style, EYC 2012 tournament director Kim Thorsgaard Jensen opened and navigated through the team managers’ meeting on Sunday morning, April 1, giving all attendees a thorough graphic description of the week ahead.

No stone was left unturned and nobody left the meeting without a clear understanding of just how each and every event would be run.

It took just over 40 minutes to cover the tight agenda which included a welcome from championship director Valgeir Gudbjartsson and short presentations regarding the lane pattern from technical delegate Marios Nicolaides and Kegel’s Ted Thompson.

Managers' meeting

Jensen covered the rest of the agenda with his usual expertise, quickly covering such items as lane assignments, transport and detailing the various committees.

The meeting finished in good time for the managers and coaches to attend to the needs of their players taking to the lanes for Sunday’s official practice sessions.

The official opening ceremony will take place at 20:00 at the Lovvang Bowl.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.