BowlerX to Sponsor PWBA Event in Orlando

by Bob Johnson 0 will remain a national sponsor on the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour in 2019, and will be the title sponsor for the event in Orlando, Florida.

The PWBA Orlando Open is set for Aug. 15-17 at Boardwalk Bowl, with the stepladder finals to be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

The 2019 season marks’s second year of sponsorship of the PWBA Tour. Several PWBA members are on the staff, including Liz Kuhlkin, who won last season’s U.S. Women’s Open at Boardwalk Bowl, and 2018 PWBA Player of the Year Shannon O’Keefe.

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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