Reno Council to Vote on USBC Fee Hike Today

by Bob Johnson 0

When the Reno City Council meets today, it will vote on whether to raise the per bowler fee paid to the United States Bowling Congress for the 2016 USBC Open Championships from $20 to $30.

The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority approved the plan late last year, and it now needs the approval of the Council. RSCVA Chief Executive Officer Chris Baum told the Reno Gazette Journal that he’s confident the Council will give its approval, perhaps with some final “tweaking.”

“We have no reason to believe this can’t go forward,” Baum said. “Hopefully, it will be easy and quick meetings for the City Council and the RSCVA board.”

If approved, the amendment to the long-term contract between the RSCVA and USBC will be sent to the USBC for approval. The USBC Board is scheduled to meet tomorrow.

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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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