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Women's Championships' Entries at 465,
Deadline Extended to March 12th;
Open Tourney at 110 Teams and Counting!
UPDATE -- MARCH 7, 2014
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The New York State USBC's two major adult championship tournaments -- the 78th annual NYS Women's and the 90th annual NYS Open -- are less than a month away from opening, and entries continue to come in. In an effort to accommodate all those who wish to bowl, the NYS USBC has extended the entry deadline for the Women's Championships a week -- until March 12th. For the Open Championships, the deadline is the last day of the tournament -- walk-ins accepted with a 24-hour notice.
Thus far, more than 465entries have been received for the Women's Championships, which are scheduled for Hoe Bowl Mardi-Bob Lanes in Poughkeepsie on April 5-6, 11-13, 26-27, May 2-4 and 17-18. Competition will take place in Team, Doubles, Singles and All-Events in three separate divisions -- one scratch and two handicap -- based on bowler averages.
NYS USBC Association Manager Mike Pettinella reports that there are numerous squad times open and invites team captains to call him at 585-343-3736 to set things up.
Bowlers entered on April 26-27: Due to the tremendous number of advance reservations, the 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. squads on Saturday, April 26 will be Team event squads only, while the three squads on Sunday, April 27 -- now 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. -- will be Doubles/Singles squads only, with three doubles teams per pair of lanes at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. This change was necessary in order to accommodate all of the requests for that weekend.
CLICK HERE for an informational web page developed by the Dutchess County Tourism agency.
ROCHESTER AREA GEARS UP FOR 'OPEN'
More than 110 teams and 265 doubles/singles sets have already signed up to bowl in the 90th Annual NYS Open Championships, which will take place at AMF Empire Lanes in Webster, a 64-lane center, on April 12-13, 26-27, May 3-4, May 16-18. Team squads are on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and on Friday, May 16 at 4 p.m. Doubles & Singles squads are on Sundays at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and on Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m.
Directors of the Rochester USBC BA will be assisting the NYS USBC. This year, brackets will be run during the Team event and during BOTH the Doubles and Singles events. Teams consist of five bowlers -- all men, all women or any mixed combination. It is a handicap event that also pays the top five scratch scores in each event.
NYS USBC Annual Meeting is May 31;
See the Associations Page for More Info
NYS MASTERS CHAMPION: Alex Cavagnaro, right, of Copiague (Long Island), receives the $2,000 first prize Saturday night (March 1) at Pat Tarsio Lanes in Newburgh folllwing his 443-417 victory over Tom Solimine Jr. of Danbury, Ct., (and a member of the Westchester County USBC) in the two-game finals of the 24th NYS Masters Championship. The tournament, which drew 115 entries, the most ever. For statistics and more photos, go to the Tournaments section.
24th NYS Masters
Long Island’s Cavagnaro Triumphs
NEWBURGH, MARCH 2, 2014 – One of Long Island’s best tournament bowlers etched his name into the New York State USBC history book Saturday night by capturing the 24th NYS Masters Championship at Pat Tarsio Lanes.
Alex Cavagnaro of Copiague, a 29-year-old right-hander with an impressive resume that includes two Long Island Masters crowns and five Sport 300 games among his 80-plus perfect games, rolled his way into the winner’s circle by defeating Tom Solimine Jr. of Danbury, Ct., 443-417, in the two-game title match.
Cavagnaro earned $2,000 plus a paid entry to the 2015 USBC Masters, while Solimine, a NYS USBC member through the Westchester County USBC, pocketed $1,000.
The tournament drew 115 entrants (the most ever) for the two qualifying squads. Twenty-four of those entrants shared in the prize fund of more than $8,500. Pat Tarsio Lanes and Tarsio’s Wine & Liquors were contributing sponsors.
“I’ve bowled in hundreds of tournaments, but this is the first time I’ve bowled in the state Masters,” said Cavagnaro, a member of the DV8 bowling ball and Vise Grips amateur staffs and operator of a pro shop at Syosset Lanes. “I actually didn’t even know there was a state Masters; I do now, and plan to bowl in more.”
FOR MORE PHOTOS AND FINALS RESULTS, CLICK ON THE TOURNAMENTS TAB AND GO TO THE MASTERS SECTION.
Queens Lists 111 Entrants;
Openings Remain on 9 a.m. Squad
Entry Deadline is March 12th
UPDATE -- MARCH 8, 2014
Entries for the NYS Queens Championship continue to come into the NYS USBC office. As of today, there are 111 entries for the scratch singles tournament -- 87 in the Open Division and 24 in the Classified (194-and-under) Division. The tournament is scheduled for April 12 at Hoe Bowl Holiday Bowl in Wappingers Falls.
The noon squad is full at 90 bowlers. All entries from this point on will be placed on the 9 a.m. squad.
The Queens has two divisions -- Open and Classified -- with the Classified Division for bowlers with averages of 194 or less.
"The Queens Championship provides an excellent opportunity for bowlers in the 194-and-under category, who are sometimes overlooked, to compete," said Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville, NYS USBC president. "Last year we had 36 bowlers in the Classified Division; right now, there are about 22 signed up -- so I encourage this segment of our members to enter right away."
For a list of current entrants, CLICK HERE. Confirmations are being emailed to each entrant.
The oil pattern for the tournament will be the WTBA Montreal pattern, a 41-foot Sport condition.
CLICK HERE for an entry form. Entries close on March 12, unless extended.
2014 Youth Webinars are Now Available
FEBRUARY 6, 2014 --The International Bowling Campus Youth team is holding a series of webinars throughout 2014. Each webinar is approximately 30-45 minutes in length and will offer a different focus and objective related to youth programming.
Check out the list of upcoming webinars by going to the Youth page of this website and mark your calendars today! (All times listed are CST).
NYS USBC to Induct Three
Into State Bowling Hall of Fame
Hanks, Christopher to Receive Special Awards
JANUARY 3, 2014 – Traci Spanitz of Rochester, Benny Appleby of Auburn and Margaret Lancaster of Marion are the 2014 inductees into the New York State USBC Hall of Fame.
Spanitz and Appleby will be enshrined into the Superior Performance categories while Lancaster will go into the Meritorious Service category.
The NYS USBC also has selected Randy Hanks, owner of Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion (Genesee Region USBC), to receive the Proprietor/Manager Recognition Award, and Lee Christopher of Groton (Ithaca USBC) to receive the Service to Youth Award.
All five will be honored at the NYS USBC Hall of Fame and Awards banquet at 7 p.m. May 31 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton, 225 Water St., Binghamton, NY, 13901.
Tickets for the dinner are $35 per person, and can be purchased by sending a check made out to the NYS USBC to Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager, at 55 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, NY, 14020. Please indicate the names of all persons attending and the dinner choice (Prime Rib or Stuffed Chicken Breast) for each person attending.
Questions? Call Mike at 585-343-3736 or send him an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR MORE ABOUT THE RECIPIENTS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE HALL OF FAME TAB.
New York State USBC Offers
4 Youth Tournaments in 2013-14
DECEMBER 11, 2013 -- The New York State USBC is sponsoring and/or supporting four championship tournaments for youth bowlers this season.
The four tournaments are the NYS Team, NYS Pepsi, NYS Adult-Junior and NYS Youth Scholarship, with the latter being conducted in cooperation with the NYS Bowling Proprietors Association. All are handicap tournaments except for the Pepsi Championships.
For complete information about these exciting events, please roll over the Youth tab and click on Youth Tournaments.
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