BBIA Elects Brunswick’s Dykstra New President

by Bob Johnson 0

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, W.V., a new board was elected by the association members:

• President — Corey Dykstra of Brunswick Bowling and Billiards.

• Vice President and 2017 Convention Chair — Hank Boomershine of Storm Products, Inc.

• Secretary — Mike Judy of Ebonite.

• At-large Directors —
Gus Falgien of Kegel,
Jimmy Land of Classic Products,
Skip Nemecek of Tweeten Fibre Company, and Mraz.

The new board took office immediately and will be in place for at least one year. For additional information, contact BBIA Executive Director Bill Supper.

Post-convention coverage will be included in the May issue of Bowling Center Management.

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.

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