Bunetta hospitalized

by Bob Johnson 0

Hall of Famer Bill Bunetta, who became one of bowling's most respected instructors after his competitive days were over, has been hospitalized in California, reportedly diagnosed with pneumonia, among other ailments.

Bunetta, who is 90, is credited with rolling dozens of 300 games, although a vast majority were in forms of competition that were not certified. During the course of his career, he also provided color commentary on one of the syndicated versions of "Championship Bowling."

BJI Webmaster Thomas Madrecki wrote a feature story on Bunetta a few years ago, packed with career highlights and quotes from the man known as "The Professor." You can read that story by following this URL: https://www.bowlersjournal.com/?p=424

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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