The United States Bowling Congress convention and annual meeting will be take place this week in Reno, Nev. And the Greater Killeen-Fort Hood USBC Association will be represented by Suzie Wollek and Connie White. Wollek is the association manager and White is president.
The three-day event kicks into gear Wednesday with numerous workshops and exhibits for delegates. Workshops continue Thursday morning, leading up to the start of the annual meeting in the afternoon. Included among the Thursday workshops is a meet-the-candidates session where delegates can hear from the candidates running for the four open positions on the USBC Board of Directors.
The USBC annual meeting starts Thursday afternoon with several awards presentations.
Thursday evening, the 2013 USBC Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony will be held in the Eldorado Ballroom.
During Friday’s annual meeting session, delegates will vote on 12 proposals involving changes to USBC bylaws, league rules and tournament rules. Of the 12 proposals, nine relate to changes to USBC bylaws, one refers to league rules and two proposals concern tournaments.
Delegates also will select four members for the USBC Board of Directors. Eight candidates are running for the board; the USBC Nominating Committee slated six candidates (the committee may slate up to two candidates for each open position) and there are two candidates running from the floor.
The PBA reported that Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., who won the 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions to become the only woman ever to win a PBA Tour title, will become the first bowler inducted into the Boys and Girls Club National Alumni Hall of Fame on May 1 at the Orlando World Center Resort Marriott in Orlando, Fla., as part of the organization’s 2013 National Conference.
Kulick will be inducted along with Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, Rosen Hotels and Resorts founder Harris Rosen, astronaut Winston Scott, paralympian Blake Leeper, Coast Guard Commander Robert L. Smith, Congressman Joaquin Castro and entertainer Raphael Saadiq.
It’s hard to believe, but John Jowdy of El Cajon, Calif., celebrated his 93rd birthday on April 21. The longtime Columbia 300 sales rep and world-class bowling instructor said he “isn’t doing so well” these days. “At 93, everything is falling apart,” he said. “I’m just going along one day at a time.”
Leagues get second billing, according to Mike Emmons, operating partner of Spare Time Fun Center in Temple. Open play will dictate the league schedule. Emmons told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he wants to get a better feel for when leagues can be scheduled so that casual users can still be served.
The Brunswick-equipped 24-lane center opened April 8 and is the only bowling center in the city.
The Greater Killeen-Fort Hood USBC Association completed its eighth annual Senior Tournament and the unofficial standings have been posted. First place went to Texas Roadhouse, who squeezed out a two-pin win, 2,739- 2,737, over Senior Warriors II.
Geri Vick and Yvonne Piechocki topped the virtual doubles with a score of 1,461.
Handicapped singles went to John McCarthy with 772.
Christine Kuebler captured the handicapped all-events with 1,550.
The Texas State Open Championships are ongoing in San Antonio, and looking at the leader board there is Keep Your Helmet On in fourth place with 3,430. A-1 Cycle is in 11th place with 3,347. A complete listing of the standings can be found at www.texasbowling.com.
The GEICO PBA Summer Swing gets underway May 19 and concludes June 2. CBS will handle coverage, with Randy Pedersen and Rob Stone handling the announcing chores.
After the 2013 Men’s and Women’s U.S. Open Champions have been crowned, they will bowl a one-game match live on ESPN. For more details go to www.bowlingsusopen.com.
See you on the lanes.