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Delegates Approve Dues Increase and Mandatory Mergers

April 30th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Delegates Approve Dues Increase and Mandatory Mergers

Terry Bigham USBC Communications Delegates voted to increase the national dues cap and also voted on three board positions as the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting concluded Friday at The Orleans Convention Center in Las Vegas. Delegates approved bylaws amendments allowing national dues to increase up to a maximum of $15, […]


USBC Board Pledges to Limit Increases If Dues Proposal Passes

April 28th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

When delegates to the 2016 USBC Convention in Las Vegas picked up their credentials at registration, their “goodie bags” included a three-page letter from Executive Director, Chad Murphy, outlining the pressing need for passage of proposal B3, which would clear the way for a national dues increase. Murphy touched on how the decline in membership […]


Joe Kelley Out as VP of Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

April 26th, 2016 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Joe Kelley Out as VP of Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority Communications Manager, Ben McDonald, confirmed with BJI this afternoon that Joe Kelley no longer is employed with RSCVA. His time with the organization ended on Friday. Kelley’s long tenure with RSCVA began in 1998 and included his most recent position as Vice President of Facilities of the RSCVA. In that […]


Hanson Named International Sales Manager for Ebonite

April 25th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Ebonite International has named Rich Hanson as its new International Sales Manager. Hanson has been in the bowling business his entire professional life, owning three pro shops in San Antonio, Texas, before moving to Hopkinsville, Ky., in 2011 to take on the role of PowerHouse Brand Manager. He continued to move up within the company, […]


H5G Re-ups With PBA Through 2019

April 25th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

H5G, the newly-renamed leader in bowling sports apparel, will remain the “Official Jersey Provider of the Professional Bowling Association” through 2019, representatives of both companies announced Monday. “We are pleased that H5G is not only supporting the PBA, but helping the PBA project a professional image throughout the sports world, providing a creative visual promotional […]


Vegas Set for Critical USBC Convention

April 22nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The 2016 United States Bowling Congress Convention and Annual Meeting is ready to unfold at The Orleans resort in Las Vegas April 26-29, with the 27th devoted to education, and the 28th and 29th to the annual meeting. The 2016 USBC Hall of Fame induction ceremony — honoring Mike Durbin, Kim Adler, Steve Kloempken, Harry […]


BBIA Elects Brunswick’s Dykstra New President

April 22nd, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Billiard and Bowling Institute of America’s Board of Directors elected Brunswick executive, Corey Dykstra, as its new President, succeeding Jeff Mraz of Ace Mitchell Bowlers Mart. “I am truly honored to have been elected President of this historic association,” said Dykstra. During its recent convention at the historic Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, […]


Clutter Contest Announced for Bowling Center Operators

April 6th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

BY BOB JOHNSON Over the course of my career, I have visited literally hundreds of bowling center offices, and even worked in a few. There is one thing almost all of them have in common: clutter. Some are simply more cluttered than others. If the occupant of the office — whether it’s the proprietor, general […]


Michael Gaughan to Be Honored at BBIA Convention

April 6th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

The Billiard and Bowling Institute of America will present its Industry Service Award for 2016 to Michael Gaughan, the owner of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and the man who gave the green light to funding construction of the South Point Bowling Plaza. The 74th BBIA Convention will take place this […]


Expanded Role for Gomez at Storm

April 5th, 2016 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Storm Products, Inc. has announced that three-time PBA Tour champion, Andres Gomez, will be the company’s new Sales Representative for Central America, South America and Mexico. Gomez has served as an International Sales Consultant for Storm since 2011. “I have traveled all around the world for many years now,” Gomez said. “However, Latin America is […]





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