BJI 10-day calendar

by Bob Johnson 0

Today, the new introduces a new Friday feature: the BJI 10-Day Calendar.

While certainly not all-encompassing, the calendar does provide a glimpse of bowling action across the country and around the world that's scheduled over the next two weekends and the days in-between.

It’s designed for bowlers interested in finding some high-level competition, for fans interested in seeing some bowling action in person, and for those involved in the business side of the sport and industry.

And it will include up-to-the-minute information on scheduled PBA telecasts. For instance, this Sunday’s championship round telecast of the PBA Don Johnson Eliminator has been moved from a 2 p.m. Eastern start time to 12:30 p.m. on ESPN. (See the previous “Breaking News” post for details.)

Of course, all listings are subject to change, and we encourage you to call first to confirm information before traveling.


Thru June 6 — Forty Frame Game Toledo, Bowlero Lanes, Toledo, Ohio;

Thru July 4 — The Forty Frame Game USA, Starlite Lanes, Reno, Nev.;

Thru July 4 — The BTM Tournament and The 1 2 3 Tournament, Grand Sierra Bowling Center, Reno, Nev.; 800-218-1667

Thru July 4 — USBC Open Championships, National Bowling Stadium, Reno;

Thru July 5 — Bowlers Journal Championships, Grand Sierra Bowling Center, Reno, Nev.; and


March 1-7 — PBA Etonic Don Johnson Eliminator, Sequoia Pro Bowl, Columbus, Ohio;

March 2-7 — EBPA Tali Senior Open, Finland;


March 5-7 — PBA East Region Fort Meade (Md.) Senior Open, The Lanes Fort Meade;

March 5-14 — Brunswick Euro Challenge, St. Maximin, France;

March 8-11 — 20th annual Storm National Golden Ladies Classic, The Orleans Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev.; 702-365-7400

March 10-14 — Arthurs 5 Senior Open, Monheim, Germany;

March 11-14 — Jayhawk Bowling Supply Pro Shop Training Class, Lawrence, Kan.; 785-842-3237

March 12-14 — PBA East Region Mt. Greylock Open, Mt. Greylock Bowl, North Adams, Mass.;

March 12-14 — PBA South Region Milton (Fla.) Open, Avalon Bowl;

March 12-14 — PBA Midwest Region Stars & Strikes Open, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.;

March 12-21 — 33rd Canon Malaysian International Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;

March 13-14 — USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships Sectionals, South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas; Holiday Bowl Brainerd, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Landmark Lanes, Peoria, Ill.; and AMF Parkway Lanes, Allentown, Pa.;

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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