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A decade after retiring as USBC CEO, Roger Dalkin looks back on the merger, his 'Thin the herd' quote, when the System of Bowling nearly caused an industry war, how Orlando nearly became the home of USBC, and much more

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:00 am
Roger Dalkin detailing the plans for the merger that would create the United States Bowling Congress at an event in 2003. Photo by NCAUSBCA.
In a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel story 10 years ago this month, Roger Dalkin uttered a quote that roiled the bowling world. He predicts the continued erosion of a membership that has been in decline for 25 years but doesn't stress about it, saying the USBC still needs to "thin the herd." The organization has 2.5 million members and the number eventually could fall below 1 million, Dalkin said. Dalkin, then 57, would retire from USBC later that year, but in a recent interview that...