Sam’s Town Will Host World Cup in 2018

by Bob Johnson 0

QubicaAMF's Anne-Marie Board just announced that the 2018 edition of the QubicaAMF World Cup would return to Las Vegas in 2018.

Sam's Town Bowling Center will serve as the tournament's host Nov. 5-11.

The World Cup first visited Las Vegas in 1999, and returned in 2015. Sam's Town will become the first center to hold the tournament, now in its 54th year, three times.

“The facilities at Sam’s Town are ideal for us,” said Board. “The management and the staff at the 56-lane center are so helpful and so well trained to help run a tournament like this, that it is a real pleasure to know we will be back with them. The size of the center means that play finishes quite early, so all competitors, coaches and guests can take advantage of the other facilities or catch the shuttle bus to the Strip and enjoy the amazing night life.”

“A warm Las Vegas welcome is awaiting all bowlers and guests this November,” said John Sou, Sam’s Town Vice President and General Manager. “We are excited to welcome back this great event.”

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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