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NYS Open Championships
Cougar Bowl, RPM Auto Teams
Capture Handicap, Scratch Titles
UPDATE -- MAY 21, 2013
LIVERPOOL – The Cougar Bowl team (Rochester USBC BA), representing the Honeoye Falls area, captured the Team Handicap title over the weekend as the 89th NYS Open Championships came to a high-scoring close at Flamingo Bowl.
All results are unofficial pending final average verifications.
The quintet of Mike Kime, son Jason Kime, daughter Heather Kime, Gene Welch and John Bell posted 3,470 with handicap (3,025 scratch) to move past Tom’s Gang II (Westchester County USBC), which had held the lead from the opening weekend. Welch led the way with 675 while Jason Kime had 640, Mike Kime 626, Heather Kime 579 and Bell 505.
The tournament drew 237 teams, 527 Doubles, 1,054 Singles and 883 All-Events – an increase of 100 bowlers from the previous year. One in five places in each category (including five scratch scores) will cash, with prize checks expected to be mailed during the second week of June.
The weekend featured seven honors scores, led by Larry Porter’s 290-210-300—800 effort in the Team event of the final squad. The 50-year-old Whitesboro resident (in photo at right) helped his Lakeview Lanes II team put up a 3,401 scratch score – but it fell short by 14 pins of the Team Scratch title.
That honor belongs to RPM Auto (Seven Valley USBC) which shot 3,415 on Saturday. Individual scores were as follows: Chuck Pitts 761, Rick Lambrecht 696, William Young 696, Jim Pitts 658 and Jim Grant Jr. 604.
Legends Pro Shop III (Syracuse USBC BA), captained by Marty Fichera, also made a run at the Team Scratch crown, ending with 3,397.
DOUBLES -- Doug Platt and Franklin Albro (Lake Ontario USBC BA) held on for the Handicap title with 1,519 but dropped to second in the Scratch category when Joe Conti Jr. (Syracuse USBC BA) and Mike Rose Jr. (Rochester USBC BA) teamed up for 1,475 on Saturday afternoon. Conti rolled 773 and Rose added 702.
SINGLES – Cameron Mitchell (Adirondack USBC) rolled a 709 scratch series and, with his 81 pins handicap, tied Charles Mashaw Sr. (Syracuse USBC BA) for the Handicap title with 790. Bruce Kraus (Genesee Region USBC) held on for third with 786. Oliver McAdams (Catskill Mountain USBC BA), a 71-year-old righty who stands at the foul line and swings the ball down the lane, finished tied for fifth with 778. A 172-average bowler, he rolled a 622 scratch series.
In Scratch Singles, high-revving two-hander Jim Zimmerman (Syracuse USBC BA) fired 257-269-246—772 to move past Lambrecht (763) for first place.
ALL-EVENTS – Craig Morrell’s (Adirondack USBC) 2,189 from the opening weekend held up by two pins over Jason Kime and four pins over Dan Vick (Rochester USBC BA) in the Handicap Division, and Morrell also won the All-Events Scratch category (2,189) to earn a paid entry to the 2014 USBC Masters.
Other honor scores posted during the final weekend:
Patrick Kohanski (Syracuse USBC BA), 300 on Saturday in Doubles; Chuck Pitts, 299 on Saturday in Doubles; James Tarby Sr. (Syracuse USBC BA), 290 in Team on Saturday; Daniel Diabo (Rochester USBC BA), 290 in Doubles on Saturday, and Karen Marshall (Fulton County USBC BA), 290 in Singles on Saturday.
To view the final UNOFFICIAL standings, please click on the Tournaments tab of this website.
John Ingram of Syracuse had the winning ticket for the MOTIV Venom Strike bowling ball that was awarded on Sunday afternoon. The NYS USBC wishes to thank all those who bowled in the tournament and contributed to the state association's charities through the "Strike Pot" fundraiser, July Lottery Fundraiser and bowling ball giveaway. A special thanks goes to the officers, directors and volunteers from the Syracuse USBC BA -- led by President John Rougeau -- for their valuable assistance in the tournament office and on the lanes. The tournament wouldn't have been the success that it was without them!
NYS Adult-Junior, Team
Tournament Results from Syracuse
MAY 16, 2013 -- CLICK HERE for NYS Adult-Junior Tournament official results.
MAY 16, 2013 -- CLICK HERE for NYS Youth Team Tournament official results.
WATCH FOR NYS PEPSI FINALS RESULTS -- COMING SOON!
NYS USBC Announces Scholarship,
Future Stars, Spirit Award Winners
APRIL 26, 2013 -- Roll over the Youth tab and click on the Youth Scholarships tab to see this year's Scholarship, Future Stars and Youth Spirit award winners from the NYS USBC.
STAR OF TOMORROW: Melanie Hannon of Cheektowaga (Greater Buffalo USBC) is congratulated by Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, USBC Youth Committee chair, as she received her Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow award at the USBC Convention on May 3rd in Reno, Nev. The award comes with a $6,000 college scholarship. Hannon, a 2011 and 2012 NYS USBC Pepsi tournament champion, is completing her senior year at Maryvale High School. She will attend collegiate bowling powerhouse Fairleigh Dickinson University in the fall. Hannon also is the recipient of the NYS USBC's top scholarship for 2012-13.
NYS Women's Championships
Niagara Falls Bowler Rolls 742
to Claim Division 1 Singles Lead
UPDATE -- MAY 15, 2013
CLICK HERE for the results of the NYS 500-600-700 Club Promotional Tournament, run in conjunction with the NYS Women's Championships.
ALBANY -- Michelle Sterner (Niagara Falls USBC WBA) saved the best for last, rolling a 742 series on the tournament’s final squad Sunday (May 5) to claim the Division I Singles title at the 77th NYS Women’s Championships at Sunset Recreation.
All scores are unofficial pending final average verifications. Checks will be mailed to team captains by June 5.
Sterner posted games of 269-216-257 to move past previous leader Jenean Bailey (Albany USBC) by 14 pins. Deborah Capullo (Schenectady-Scotia USBC WBA) placed third with 720.
All other leaders kept their positions as the tournament came to a close, but Michelle Carlsen (Katskill Foothills USBC WBA) moved into second place in Division 2 Singles with a 713 series. A 151 average bowler, she rolled a 596 scratch series.
Carlsen also jumped into third place in the Division 2 All-Events category with 1,994. Jeanne Paiko (Rochester USBC WBA) placed first in both Singles and All-Events in Division 2.
In Division 3 Singles, Rachel Barrett (Katskill Foothills USBC WBA), who had an entering average of 100, rolled a 702 series – 432 scratch – to move into the fifth spot.
In the Team event at Del Lanes, Woodettes (Tri-County NY USBC) registered 2,610 to move into second place behind leaders Jeff Hardware (Tri-County NY USBC) in Division 3.
Event leaders are as follows:
Division 1, Lauren’s Crew (Albany USBC), 2,725 -- Danielle Manuli, Kara Struffolino, Lauren Pulver, Linda Deitz.
Division 2, Laurel I (Southern Tier USBC), 2,602 -- Melissa Reigles, Maureen Paliotti, Rachel Patten, Beckie Eynon.
Division 3, Jeff Hardware 2,696 -- Jacqueline Gieger, Julie Yewchuk, Jodi Gulley, Nicole Hubert.
Division 1, Julie Selk and Carrie Racsumberger (Greater Buffalo USBC), 1,390.
Division 2, Elisha Taylor and Jacqueline Oliveira (Schenectady-Scotia USBC WBA), 1,316.
Division 3, Margie Bircherough and Carol Haggerty (Lowville USBC), 1,348.
Division 1, Sterner, 742.
Division 2, Paiko 715.
Division 3, Michelle Collins (Canandaigua USBC), 748.
Division 1, Brittni Hamilton (Rochester USBC WBA), 2,186.
Division 2, Paiko, 2,083.
Division 3, Collins, 2,100.
June Champagne (Albany USBC) won the Kelly Kulick Signature Model bowling ball in the Bowl for the Cure promotion. Previous winners were April Legacy, Kaylee Hart and Wendy Buncy.
A special thanks to the Albany USBC President Deb Sippel, Association Manager Karen Krauss and their Directors for their tremendous support, and to all the ladies who participated in the tournament and contributed to the charities of the NYS and Albany USBC. Deb reported that bowler donations resulted in an $8,600 gift to Ronald McDonald House of Albany!
GO TO THE TOURNAMENTS PAGE, FOR FINAL UNOFFICIAL STANDINGS.
NYS Women's Senior Singles
NYS Open Senior
UPDATE -- APRIL 22, 2013 -- Entry forms for the NYS Women's Senior Singles Championships on Aug. 16-18, 23-25 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego and the NYS Open Senior Championships on Oct. 19-20, 26-27 at Jamestown Bowling Company are posted in the Tournaments section of this website.
Already, more than 550 women have made reservations to participate in the Women's Senior Singles at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. Note: All three squads on Aug. 24 -- Noon, 2:30 and 4 p.m. -- and the 5 p.m. squad on Aug. 17 are full. Confirmation letters for this tournament will go out after the completion of the NYS Women's and Open Championships.
Please go to the Tournament section of this website to download entry forms and pertinent information for all of our NYS championship tournaments.
Attention: NYS Delegates
Info for June 1st Annual Meeting Mailed to Delegates
UPDATE -- APRIL 2, 2013 -- The NYS USBC Annual Meeting will take place on June 1 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center.
Delegate packets, including an informational letter, delegate name tag, 2012-13 Nominating and Legislative Committee reports, Nominating Committee Service Form and a Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner ticket request form, were mailed this morning to all delegates of record during the first week of April.
Please go to the Officers page for more information and to view the resumes of this year's Board of Directors' candidates.
The meeting will start at 1 p.m. in the hotel's Fort Orange Ballroom. It will be preceded by a Memorial Service at noon.
The phone number for the Desmond Hotel is 518-869-8100. Room rate for NYS Delegates and guests is $115 per night plus 14% tax for either a Single, Double, Triple or Quad room. Just mention NYS USBC Annual Meeting when making reservations.
See below for more information about the Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner.
Losurdo, Musto, Strom Baird
to Enter NYS Hall of Fame
Menzie to Receive 'Service' Award
JANUARY 14, 2013 – Joe Losurdo of Old Hickory, Tenn., a standout in the Oswego USBC for three decades; Jodi Musto of Schenectady, holder of the nation’s highest league average for a female in four separate seasons, and Anne Strom Baird of Cortland, a longtime state and local association director, are this year’s inductees into the NYS USBC Hall of Fame.
Losurdo and Musto, holders of several titles in NYS USBC tournaments, will be enshrined in the Male Superior Performance and Female Superior Performance categories while Strom Baird will be inducted into the Female Meritorious Service.
The NYS USBC Awards Committee also announced that Ellen Menzie of Bergen (Rochester USBC WBA) is the 2013 recipient of the Service to Youth Award for her 40-year commitment to youth bowling in her hometown.
The NYS USBC Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 1 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, 660 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, 12211. Tickets for the dinner are $40 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager, at 585-343-3736 or at email@example.com, by May 19.
All dinners will be served with a Caesar salad, fresh vegetable selected by the chef, oven fresh rolls, relish tray, New York Cheesecake and freshly brewed coffee and teas. Choice of one: Bourbon Grilled Chicken - Boneless breast of chicken, marinated and char-grilled, drizzled with a rich bourbon glaze and served with roasted fingerling potatoes. Sliced Roasted New York Sirloin of Beef – Sliced New York sirloin, topped with a demi-glace, served with potato Provencale.
For more about this year's inductees, click on the Hall of Fame tab.
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