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Seven New Yorkers Set to Compete
in USBC Senior Championships

JULY 29, 2016 – Seven New York State USBC members will be competing in the 2015 USBC Senior Championships from Aug. 5-7 at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

All seven either won or placed in the top three in their age division at the NYS Women’s Senior Singles Championships or the NYS Open Senior Championships last season. Their entry fees have been paid by the NYS USBC.

USBC Senior Championships competitors in Green Bay will roll six games over two days, competing in six age-based categories in two divisions - Open and Women's.

In the Women’s Division, Barbara D. Conlkin (Tri-County NY USBC) and Kathleen Willy (Greater Buffalo USBC) will be participating in the 55-59 and 50-54 age groups, respectively.

In the Open Division, five bowlers will be representing New York – Ruth Bailey (New York City USBC), 75-and-over; Robert Walawender (Auburn USBC BA), 70-74; Al Vlietstra (Genesee Region USBC), 65-69; Howard Miller (Greater Buffalo USBC), 60-64; and Charlene Brandow (Columbia Greene USBC), 55-59.

The Senior Championships field includes bowlers who advanced through local and state events to earn their places in the national tournament. The top six scores with handicap in each category after six games will advance to the medal round, which will include three additional games to determine the 2015 champions.

Attention: Tournament Cashers

JULY 28, 2015 -- In June, the NYS USBC issued more than 1,300 prize checks from the NYS Open and NYS Women's Championship tournaments. As of Monday, 200 of those checks have not been cashed or deposited.

With that being said, prize checks for the Open will become void on Sept. 2 and prize checks for the Women's will become void on Sept. 20 -- and the NYS USBC is not obligated to reissue checks that have not been cashed or deposited. Therefore, we urge bowlers to cash or deposit their checks immediately.

If you cashed in either of the tournaments and have not received your check, please contact your team captain or contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager, at bowlny300@yahoo.com.

Thank you.

NYS Women’s Senior Singles

570 Signed Up for Tourney
Next Month in Waverly

JULY 17, 2015 – A total of 570 bowlers have signed up to compete in the 35th NYS Women’s Senior Singles Championships scheduled for Aug. 14-16, 21-23 at Valley Bowling Center in Waverly.

That’s 21 entrants more than the number who participated in last year’s event at Rapids Bowling Center in Niagara Falls. The breakdown by age classification is as follows:

Class AA (75-and-over) – 184; Class A (70-74) – 122; Class B (65-69) – 111; Class C (60-64) – 59; Class D (55-59) – 59; Class E (50-54) – 35

Entrants will bowl six games over two days – either on Friday and Saturday, or on Saturday and Sunday.  The champions of the six age groups will receive paid entries to the 2016 USBC Senior Championships. This year’s tournament is being hosted by the SAW Valley USBC.

Squad listings, including lane assignments, are as follows:

CLICK HERE for Friday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.
CLICK HERE for Saturday, Aug. 15 at 9:30 a.m.


CLICK HERE for Saturday, Aug. 15 at noon.
CLICK HERE for Sunday, Aug. 16 at 2:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE for Saturday, Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m.
CLICK HERE for Sunday, Aug. 16 at noon.

CLICK HERE for Saturday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m.
CLICK HERE for Sunday, Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m.

CLICK HERE for Friday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.
CLICK HERE for Saturday, Aug. 22 at 9:30 a.m.

CLICK HERE for Saturday, Aug. 22 at noon.
CLICK HERE for Sunday, Aug. 23 at 2:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE for Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2:30 p.m.
CLICK HERE for Sunday, Aug. 23 at noon.

CLICK HERE for Saturday, Aug. 22 at 5:00 p.m.
CLICK HERE for Sunday, Aug. 23 at 9:30 a.m.

Around NYS – July 2015

NYS USBC Charity Fundraiser
Taking Place During July

The New York State USBC’s Pathways Fundraiser is taking place throughout the month of July.

The fundraiser is based on the NYS Lottery “Evening Number” and all proceeds will go toward youth scholarships and charities supported by the NYS USBC -- Bowlers to Veterans Link, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Roswell Park Alliance Foundation in Buffalo.

Tickets were sold by NYS USBC directors and youth committee members, and also at this year’s state tournaments.  Daily winners will be paid by check, and a list of winners will be posted on this website.


The Mid-Hudson USBC has raised more than $11,000 over the past four years through its annual women’s tournament. Funds have been donated to the American Cancer Society of the Hudson Valley Region to target breast cancer awareness.

“We’ve had tremendous support,” said Janet Sullinger, association manager. “Donated items include wine baskets, bowling balls, gift certificates from local bowling pro shops and various handmade goods.”

Along with the various bowling events (team, doubles, singles and all-events), participants can compete in separate divisions – 55-and-over and 54-and-under – and specialty games such as poker and “strike with the pink head pin.”


Rab’s Country Lanes in Staten Island will be hosting a USA Bowling Regional tournament on Nov. 14-15.  It is one of 16 regional events that will determine the teams which will compete in the first USA Bowling National tourney in Indianapolis in the summer of 2016.

For USA Bowling regional events, rosters can have up to six bowlers, though only four will compete at a time, and teams do not have to be members of a USA Bowling league to participate. There will be two divisions at each USA Bowling Regional – Under 12 (born Aug. 1, 2003 or later) and Under 15 (born between Aug. 1, 2000 and July 31, 2003).

The cost to compete in a USA Bowling Regional event is $110 and all participants will receive an event gift; trophies will be awarded to the top teams. For more information, contact Zach Barton at 800-514-2695 ext. 8339 or at zbarton@ibcyouth.com.

NYS Women’s Championships
Schenectady-Scotia, Tri-County NY,
Westchester Teams Claim Titles

JUNE 18, 2015 – Thrown Together (Schenectady Scotia USBC WBA), led by the record-setting Jessica Aiezza, along with JRW Plumbing & Heating (Tri-County NY USBC) and Tuff Guys (Westchester County USBC) are the Team champions of the 79th NYS Women’s Championships.

Five hundred teams participated in the annual tournament, which took place from April 10 through May 17 at AMF Strike ‘N Spare Lanes in Syracuse.

CLICK HERE for official final standings.

CLICK HERE for the prize list, which totaled $90,060.

Thrown Together won the 760-and-Over Scratch Division with a 2,763 score on the tourney’s opening weekend. Aiezza led the way with an 816 series, followed by Helen Waite’s 658, Kara Struffolino’s 647 and Kate Gardner’s 642.

The next day, Aiezza, a left-hander, rolled 802 in Doubles and 770 in Singles for a national-record 2,388 All-Events score. She and Struffolino placed first in Doubles with 1,474 and Aiezza was first in Singles and All-Events.

In the 600-759 Handicap Division, JRW Plumbing & Heating posted 2,571 to top a list of 261 teams. Members were Linda Drew, Renee Duciaume, Frances Westfall and Michele Bensley.

In the 599-and-Under Handicap Division, Tuff Guys registered 2,544. Team members were Sharon Morgans, Sarah Martabano, Juliann Salerno and Heather Edwards.

Winners in other categories are as follows:

Doubles, 300-379 Handicap – Lori Strelecki and Carol Flynn (Tri-County NY USBC), 1,332.
Doubles, 299-and-Under Handicap – Beverly Von Pless and Heidi Piczkur (Syracuse USBC WBA), 1,357.
Singles, 150-189 Handicap – Debbie Preston (Seven Valley USBC), 730.
Singles, 149-and-Under Handicap – Patricia Rundell (Chen Del O USBC), 732.
All-Events, 159-189 Handicap – Heather Edwards (Westchester County USBC), 2,014.
All-Events, 149-and-Under Handicap – Piczkur, 2,030.

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for AMF Dewey Garden Lanes (Team) and Bowl-A-Roll Lanes (Doubles & Singles) in Rochester.

Due to the numerous average adjustments that had to be made in accordance with the 10-pin rule, captains next year will be required to submit verification of the highest averages of their bowlers as of April 1, 2016 before bowling or upon check-in. This will speed up the verification process considerably.

In 2016, the 10-pin rule once again will be in effect: Any bowler whose 2015-16 highest league average as of April 1, 2016 for at least 21 games is 10 or more pins higher than her highest 2014-15 average, will be required to use the 2015-16 average.

Brose is New USBC Northeast Regional Manager

JUNE 8, 2015 -- The United States Bowling Congress has named Ben Brose as the new Northeast Region manager, replacing Robin Marshall, who has been assigned to the South Region.

For more, please click on the Associations tab.

NYS Open Championships
‘El Paso Delay’ Team
Takes $3,200 Top Prize

UPDATED -- JUNE 1, 2015

CHEEKTOWAGA – El Paso Delay (Rochester USBC BA) captured the $3,200 first prize in the Team Handicap division at the 91st NYS Open Championships which took place April 11 through May 3 at AMF Airport Lanes.

CLICK HERE for the prize list.

CLICK HERE for the final standings.

For photos, click on the Tournaments tab and go to the 91st NYS Open Championships.

Members of the winning team, which rolled 3,691 (3,678 scratch) were Dan Vick, Bill Hasiotis, Sam Capizzi Jr., Steve Meyer and Sarah Germano. The squad’s 3,678 scratch score also topped the list. Meyer was on the first-place team last year at AMF Empire Lanes in Rochester.

Genesee Region USBC bowlers placed first in Singles and Doubles Handicap as Nathan Wright took the Singles title with 848, winning $750, and Al Vlietstra and Kevin Gray Jr. earned the Doubles crown with 1,514, winning $1,550.

Jim Zimmerman (Syracuse USBC BA) led the way in the All-Events Handicap and Scratch category with 2,309 – good for $380.

Andrew Rettig and John Meczynski (Greater Buffalo USBC) placed first in Scratch Doubles with 1,505 and Jake Wisor (Niagara Falls USBC BA) placed first in Scratch Singles with 825.

The total prize payout was $74,663 (which includes $4,350 added from expense fees), with one in five entries cashing in Team, Doubles, Singles and All-Events. Five Scratch scores also received prize money in each event. In cases, where bowlers cashed in both Handicap and Scratch in an event, the highest prize was awarded. Entries were down about 10 percent from last year.

The 2016 NYS Open Championships are scheduled for April 16 through May 15 at AMF Pin-O-Rama Lanes in Utica.

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