Eldorado Named Official Hotel of BJ Championships

by Bob Johnson 0

The Eldorado Hotel Casino has been named the host hotel of the 67th Storm Bowlers Journal Championships, presented by USBC.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with such a long-standing, prominent tournament,” said Rick Murdock, Vice President of Sales at the Eldorado. “We’ve put together a great benefit package for tournament bowlers who stay at the hotel. And we’re located just one block from the site, so staying with us is as easy as it gets.”

Each Storm Bowlers Journal Championships bowler who stays at the Eldorado will qualify to win a free four-day, three-night package for the 2014 USBC Open or Women’s Championships, both of which will be returning to Reno. Winners will be randomly chosen via a bi-weekly drawing.

The 2013 tournament runs concurrently alongside the USBC Open Championships at the National Bowling Stadium — the first time that “The BJ” is being held at the USBC tournament site.

“It is an exciting time for Bowlers Journal,” said Luby Publishing Inc. President Keith Hamilton. “With our tournament being held at the USBC Open site, along with the magazine turning 100, you can feel the energy percolating throughout our office.”

Reservations at Eldorado can be made by calling 800-648-5966. In order to qualify for the benefit package offered by the hotel, provide Eldorado reservations with book code “VBJ2013,” and mention that you are bowling in the Bowlers Journal tournament.

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.