Bowling Postponed

by Bob Johnson 0

Bowling had to come to a shuddering halt in Toulon on Tuesday afternoon after a structural fault in a ceiling support beam meant that the building was rendered unsafeand the competition could not continue until the building was made safe.

This has brought about a change of format and now qualifying will be over 16 games instead of the planned 20 if competition can resume on Wednesday morning.

Therefore, the top 24 for the second round will be completed after those 16 games.

Competition resumed Wednesday morning on resticted lanes with a new schedule.

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.