Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

BSA 2016 Convention

Aventura, FL / APR 16-19, 2016


golfMonday, April 18, 2016

Golf Tournament

Tee Time 12:30 p.m., please plan to arrive by 12:15 p.m.

$200.00/person (Lunch will not be included)

Golf Chairman: Mark Stoneburner, American Roller Bearing

The golf tournament held at the Turnberry Isle Miami on Monday afternoon will follow an open-play, four-person scramble format. Tee time is 12:30 p.m. The registration fee of $200.00 includes golf, cart , practice balls, tax and gratuity (Lunch will not be included). Please include the fee and handicap for you and/or your spouse/companion on your Registration Form. The Soffer golf course is located on the property.

The Soffer Course is one of two championship golf courses at the Turnberry Isle Resort near Miami in Aventura. The course was originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1971 but received a complete, $30 million redesign by Raymond Floyd in 2007. The Soffer is the more demanding of the two Turnberry Isle golf courses and plays to more than 7,000 yards from the championship tees. The course is Audubon bird sanctuary and is home to a wealth of exotic Florida bird life, including flamingos who nest on "Flamingo Island" within resort grounds.

Holes: 18
Course Par: 71
Championship Tees: 7,047 yards


The golf club is located on the property.

Dress Code:

Golfers and spectators should at all times dress in   a manner appropriate  for the Turnberry Isle Miami . Denim pants, shorts or shirts of any color, tee shirts, casual sandals, halter-tops, sweat shirts, jogging pants or basketball shorts are not appropriate for the Club. Men must have a shirt with collar, or mock turtleneck. Women may wear a crew neck shirt, T-shirts of any kind are not appropriate.

Turnberry Isle Miami is a Soft Spike Only facility. Re-spiking is available at a charge of $14.00/pair. You may wear sneakers on the golf course.

Let BSA handle your golf club rentals!

Please indicate on your registration form if you would like golf club rentals for the tournament. Let us know your preference for right-hand or left-hand, men's or ladies, and we'll handle the rest. Golf club rental requests must be submitted on or before March 18th. Club rental fees are $49.00 for the golf tournament. Golf club shoe rental is available for $20.00.  Please see the club house for shoe rentals.

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fishingMonday, April 18, 2016

Deep Sea Fishing Tournament

12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Please meet in the hotel lobby at 12:15 p.m.


Fishing Chairman: Bill Shepard, BDI

Captain Stan and his crew of deep sea sport fishing experts have been fishing these Florida water for over 40 years. If doesn't matter if it's your first time fishing in Miami or you are a master big game monster catcher, you can count on Captain Stan and his crew to make your day at sea a memorable one. Offshore Fishing will take you 10 miles offshore into the Atlantic Ocean fishing for Marlikn, Sailfish, Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Mako Sharks, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi or Dorado), Tuna, Grouper, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda and many more.

Registration fee is $230.00 per person and includes transportation to the marina, USCG licensed captain, bait, tackle, licensing, fuel and drinks(including water, soda, beer). A cooler with ice on board for anything you'd like to bring to eat.

Things To Bring:

Guests should bring along a camera, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. The boat does have a cooler and ice for any food or drinks you would like to bring to this activity.


Light colored comfortable loose fitting clothing that breathes. Dress in layers to make it easy to adjust for changing temperature. Non-marking/Non-slip shoes are recommended.

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tennisSunday, April 17, 2016

Tennis Clinic and Tennis Round Robin, All Levels Welcome

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. for Tennis Clinic and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for the Tennis Round Robin

Please plan to arrive by 15 minutes before the start of the activity.

Tennis Co-Chairs: Mitch Bouchard, General Bearing Corporation and Christine Connors

At the Turnberry Isle Miami you will  receive first-class tennis instruction from coaches formally ranked in the Top 10 in doubles and singles, through our exclusive alliance with Cañas Tennis. The program is overseen by Guillermo Cañas, one of the most recognizable tennis figures in the world. Guillermo has won seven ATP singles championships since 1995, including wins over Roger Federer, Tommy Haas and Andy Roddick

Four immaculately maintained clay HydroCourts stand ready for the exclusive use of guests and Turnberry Isle Miami.

The men’s and women’s Tennis Clinic and  Round Robin will be held Sunday afternoon on the hotel's tennis courts. This year you can sign up for both the Tennis Clinic and Round Robin or just one event. The Tennis Clinic will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and the price will be $48.00/pp which includes tennis pro and refreshments.  The Tennis Round Robin will take place from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and will include refreshments  and the price will be $85.00/pp.  Please include your fee and indicate your level of play on the Registration Form. If you need to rent a racquet, please rent it at the Turnberry Tennis Pro Shop. Racquets are $10.00 to rent. The tennis center is located on the resort.

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Already Registered

  • Accurate Bushing Company
  • Altra Industrial Motion
  • American Roller Bearing
  • AMI Bearings, Inc.
  • Applied Industrial Technologies
  • Baldor Electric - Dodge
  • Baleromex, S.A. de C.V.
  • BDI
  • Bearing Headquarters Company
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Bearings & Drives, Inc.
  • Bearings Manufacturing Co.
  • Bearing Specialty Company
  • Berliss Bearing Company
  • Climax Metal Products Company
  • Canadian Bearins
  • C&UAmericas.
  • DXP
  • Eastern Industrial Automation
  • Forum Energy Technologies
  • General Bearing Corporation
  • Fukuda Corporation
  • Gipson Bearing Co
  • General Bearing Service Inc.
  • GGB
  • IBT, Inc.
  • Interstate BearingSystems
  • Isostatic Industries, Inc.
  • Jamaica Bearings Company, Inc.
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.
  • Koyo
  • Loctite Industrial Div. Henkel Technologies
  • Lubriplate
  • motion
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • NSK Corporation
  • NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada
  • Oilite Bearing Division, Beemer Precision, Inc.
  • Peer Bearing Co.
  • Randall Bearings, Inc.
  • regal
  • RBC Bearings
  • Rexnord Industries, LLC
  • Rolamentos CBF Ltda.
  • Rotor Clip Co., Inc.
  • Ruland Manufacturing
  • Schaeffler Group
  • SKF USA, Inc.
  • Symmco, Inc.
  • Standard Locknut, LLC
  • Thomson Linear LLC
  • The Timken Company
  • W.C. Du Comb Company, Inc.
  • Weimer Bearing

What They're saying

  • I thought assigned seating for Sunday evening was a great idea. The "team" event made it an even better experience!

    Jeff Williams, General Bearing Corporation

  • Great convention. Liked the change in the business program. Speakers were relevant to our industry. Social events were fun.

    – Jim Fitzpatrick, Bearing Specialty Company

  • The business program was probably the best I have seen BSA execute. Great job.

    – Randy Breaux, Motion Industries, Inc.

  • The entire event was world-class. The attention to detail, schedule and programming were well worth the time and financial investment. The location worked well.

    – Jeff Guritza, Osborn

  • I very much liked the assigned seating, and felt that pushed people to meet each other - as a first time attendee, I liked it very much.

    – Charles Estermann, Weimer Bearing &Transmission, Inc.

  • This was the best convention I've attended because of the meeting structure, content, activities and venue.

    – David Zoesch,  Schaeffler Group

  • It was a beautiful setting, very well run meetings, and some excellent group activities. The camaraderie throughout the organization and the fact that relationships do matter was very apparent.

    –Scott Eiss, NTN Bearing Corporation of America

Relationships Matter

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