U.S. Open finals set

by Bob Johnson 0

Can Kelly Kulick continue her amazing season by winning the U.S. Women's Open?

She'll have that opportunity on Wednesday evening as she has qualified for the stepladder finals in the No. 2 position.

Standing in her way: one of three bowlers who qualified just below her, and if she's able to get past that player, she'll take on the No. 1 seed — Liz Johnson.

Joining Johnson and Kulick on the telecast will be Clara Guerrero, Lynda Barnes and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard. Barnes and CDB will meet in the opening match, with the winner moving on to meet Guerrero. The winner of that match then will take on Kulick.

Standings and other tournament notes are available on Bowl.com. A feature story on the tournament winner will appear in the July issue of Bowlers Journal International.

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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