In addition to BPAA’s Johnson,
speakers and notable attendees at the press conference included: BPAA President
John Snyder, Leanne Hulsenberg, the defending Bowling’s U.S. Women’s Open
Champion; and Stephanie Nation, former world champion bowler and one of the top
contenders for this year’s Open. Additional presenters included representatives
from several of the Open’s sponsors: Bob Reid, Vice President Sales &
Marketing for Ebonite International; Dwight Dortch, RSCVA Chairman of the Board
and City of Reno City Councilman; and Glenn Carano, Director of Marketing at the Silver
Legacy Resort Casino.
The 2012 Bowling’s U.S. Women’s
Open and Senior Open will take place simultaneously, beginning June 21st
at the National Bowling Stadium, and will culminate with the top five bowlers
earning a spot in the finals on June 27th
. For a second consecutive
year, the Open finals, will be broadcast on ESPN2 on July 3rd
8:00 PM ET.