The Next Fifty

BSA 2017 Convention

Las Vegas, NV / APR 29 - May 2



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Skeet Shooting Event

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Please meet in the hotel lobby at 12:30 p.m.


Skeet Shooting Chairman: John Schoessel, Bearing Service of PA

Join a unique experience as we have a fun afternoon at an area gun range. Show your skills at 7 different shooting stages at this world class outdoor facility.

Registration fee is $160.00 per person and includes transportation to the shooting range, gun rental, and 50 rounds.


Light colored comfortable loose fitting clothing that breathes and comfortable shoes. Don't forget sunscreen.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tennis Clinic and Tennis Round Robin, All Levels Welcome

Meet in Hotel Lobby at 12:30 p.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.

$85.00 per person

Tennis Chair: Christine Connors

The Darling Tennis Center (DTC) is Nevada's largest public outdoor tennis facility with 23 courts on 11 acres located in the Northwest Summerlin area at Durango and Washington. Amenities include locker rooms with showers, a pro shop and professionally lit courts for unparalleled night play. The Darling Center offers a variety of tennis related social events and programs including group and private instruction for beginner through advanced players.

The men’s and women’s Tennis Clinic and  Round Robin will be held Sunday afternoon at the Darling Tennis Center. The group will begin with Tennis Clinic led by seasoned pros, followed by a friendly Tennis Round Robin. The price will be $85.00/pp which includes clinic and round robin participation, tennis pro, beverages, and transportation. Please include your fee and indicate your level of play in your Registration. If you need to rent a racquet, please rent it at the Darling Tennis Center.

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golfMonday, May 1, 2017

Golf Tournament

Please plan to meet in Hotel Lobby at 11:15 a.m. for Transportation, Tee Time 12:30 p.m.

$220.00 per person (Boxed Lunch and transportation will be included)

Golf Chairman: Mike Connors, The Timken Company

The golf tournament held at the Bear's Best Las Vegas on Monday afternoon will follow an open-play, four-person scramble format. Tee time is 12:30 p.m. The registration fee of $220.00 includes golf, cart , practice balls, lunch with one drink ticket, tax and gratuity. Please include the fee and handicap for you and/or your spouse/companion on your Registration Form.

With manicured bent grass greens, challenging and varied hole designs, and immaculate fairway/tee complexes (overseeded in winter to ensure optimal conditions year-round), Bear’s Best offers the best conditions in Las Vegas. We also added a state-of-the-art GPS system to enhance your experience.

Holes: 18

Transportation and Club Transfer:

Transprtation will depart from the Red Rock Hotel Lobby at 11:15 am on Monday, May 1. If you would like to have your golf clubs transferred to the Bear's Best Las Vegas Golf Course, please give them to the Red Rock Concierge no later than 7:00 am on Monday, May 1, clearly labeled with the following:


Dress Code:

Golfers and spectators should at all times dress in  a manner appropriate  for the Bears Best Las Vegas. 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.

Let BSA handle your golf club rentals!

Please indicate in your registration 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 $50.00 for the golf tournament.

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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

The Annual Convention brings together the top leadership of only authorized bearing distributors and manufacturers and offers unparalleled opportunities to grow successful relationships with trusted supply chain partners.

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