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Fulton Girl to Receive
$4,000 Scholarship


APRIL 17, 2014 – Mikayla Guernsey of Fulton, a standout in the classroom and on the lanes, has been selected toreceive the New York State USBC’s top scholarship for this season -- $4,000 ($1,000 renewable annually for up to four years).

Seven other scholar-athletes will be receiving scholarships from the state bowling association and other state and local organizations.

They are:

-- Dennis Dautel of Rochester, $3,000 ($750 renewable annually for up to four years).
-- Allison Carola of Mechanicville, $2,000 ($500 renewable annually for up to four years).
-- Shivani Patel of Monticello, $1,000.
-- Julie Collins of Beaver Dams, $1,000 ($500 from NYS USBC and $500 from Hazel Fischer Memorial Fund).
-- Robert Jones of Marcy, $1,000 ($500 from NYS USBC and $500 from Orange Sullivan 500 Club).
-- Marc Lambert Jr. of Queensbury, $1,000 ($500 from NYS USBC and $500 from NYS USBC Youth Leaders).
-- Thomas Favata of Niskayuna, $1,000 ($500 from NYS USBC and $500 from NYS USBC Youth Leaders).


NYS Open Championships

Father, Son Shine in Doubles;
Rochester Keglers hit 300s, 800s

APRIL 17, 2014 – The 90th NYS Open Championships got off to a rousing start last weekend with a pair of 300 games, two 800 series and an impressive Doubles score from a father-son duo.

CLICK HERE for current unofficial standings.

Robert Phillips and Robert Phillips Jr. (Twin Tiers USBC) combined for a 1,582 score to take the lead in Handicap Doubles. The elder Phillips rolled 666 scratch while his son posted 722 for 1,388 scratch; they received 194 pins handicap based on 187 and 201 averages, respectively.

Steve Meyer (Rochester USBC BA) lit it up to the tune of 2,235 scratch in All-Events as the 33-year-old right-hander registered 768 in Team, 651 in Doubles and a tournament-high 300--816 in Singles. In Team, his Bowlers Zone squad leads with 3,374.

Jerry Brunette Jr. (Rochester USBC BA) shot an 813 series in Doubles and he and his partern, Bill Hasiotis, lead in the Scratch division with 1,513. Mike Slawson (Rochester USBC BA) posted 300 in a substitute role in the Team event.

Leaders after week one:

Team Handicap – Bowlers Zone, 3,374; St. Somewhere 3 (Rochester USBC BA), 3,325.

Team Scratch – Bowlers Zone, 3,356; ETS (Syracuse USBC BA), 3,235.

Doubles Handicap – Robert Phillips and Robert Phillips Jr., 1,582; Brunette and Hasiotis, 1,513.

Doubles Scratch -- Brunette and Hasiotis, 1,513; Rodger Blanchard and Jim Zimmerman (Syracuse USBC BA), 1,418.

Singles Handicap – Meyer, 816; Mark Lennox (Troy USBC), 800.

Singles Scratch – Meyer, 816; Lennox, 792.

All-Events Handicap and Scratch – Meyer, 2,235; Zimmerman, 2,182.

The tournament resumes on April 26-27. Team spots are available on April 26 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and D/S spots are available on April 27 at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call the NYS USBC office at 585-343-3736 to reserve a spot.

NYS Women’s Championships
Rochester, Mid-Hudson, Ithaca
Teams on Top; Liz Sparkles

APRIL 17, 2014 – Teams from the Rochester USBC BA, Mid-Hudson USBC and Ithaca USBC hold divisional leads after two weekends of the 78th Annual NYS Women’s Championships at Hoe Bowl Mardi-Bob Lanes in Poughkeepsie.

Individually, PBA standout Liz Johnson (Greater Buffalo USBC) sparkled last weekend with a 2,195 all-events score to lead all bowlers in the 190-and-Over Scratch Division. Johnson rolled 699 in Team, 756 in Doubles and 740 in Singles.

Kelly Sullivan (Long Island USBC) is in second place at 2,105.

CLICK HERE for unofficial standings through April 13. Bowling resumes on April 26.

In Team action, Bowlieve (Rochester USBC BA) posted 2,647 to move into the top spot in the 760-and-Over Scratch Division. Team members are Marissa Martinek (who rolled 702), Heather D’Errico (661), Sarah Germano (659) and Marion Singleton (625).

Pin Trippers (Mid-Hudson USBC) posted 2,438 with handicap to lead the 600-759 Division as Veronica Copeland led the way with 627 scratch. Denise Clegg, Sandra Hines and DeShauna McQueen round out the team. In the 599-and-Under Division, Ithaca 2 holds onto the lead with 2,525 – a score posted during the opening weekend. Team members are Kathy Rumsey, Jennifer Kowal, Angela Ayers and Elline Weiner.

Other event leaders are as follows:

Doubles 380-and-Over Scratch – Patti TeNyenhuis and Kristina Wendell (Kingston USBC WBA), 1,536; Marissa Martinek and Robin Fredenburgh (Schenectady-Scotia USBC WBA), 1,381.

Doubles 300-379 Handicap – Bethanne Williams and Tricia Kisor (Finger Lakes USBC WBA), 1,411; Marilyn Bradley and Michele Venson (Troy USBC), 1,236.

Doubles 299-and-Under Handicap – Adrienne Cross and Karen Warden-Wood (Earlville USBC), 1,344; Debbie Meyers and Stephanie Smith (Chen Del O USBC), 1,300.

Singles 190-and-Over Scratch – Amanda Borden (Johnstown USBC WBA), 766; Kaylee Hart (Tonawandas USBC), 763; Holly Filarecki (Greater Buffalo USBC), 750.

Singles 150-189 Handicap – Elisha Taylor (Schenectady Scotia USBC WBA), 791; Niki Ryan (Southern Tier USBC), 707.

Singles 149-and-Under Handicap – Ramona Cole (Johnstown USBC WBA), 714; Melissa Reigles (Southern Tier USBC), 7-8.

All-Events 150-189 Handicap – Taylor, 1,962; Donna Clothier (Adirondack USBC), 1,914.

All-Events 149-and-Under Handicap – Jennifer Kowal (Greater Buffalo USBC), who bowled with the Ithaca 2 team, 2,218; Reigles, 2,064.

CLICK HERE for dining discounts just for our tournament bowlers. (Note: We also have been given discount coupons from Poughkeepsie area McDonald's Restaurants).

CLICK HERE for an informational web page courtesy of Dutchess County Tourism.

To view NYS Youth Tournament regional results,
please scroll over the Youth tab
and cl
ick on Youth Tournaments

QUEENS CHAMPIONS: New York State USBC President Pat Zonneville congratulates the 2014 NYS Queens Championship winners Saturday night at Hoe Bowl Holiday Lanes in Wappingers Falls -- in photo at left, Shannon Sellens of Long Island, who won the Open Division, and in photo at right, Kristina Porter of Waterloo, who won the Classified Division.

Sellens, Porter Finish Strong
to Capture Queens Crowns

APRIL 14, 2014 -- Shannon Sellens of Copiague (L.I.) and Kristina Porter of Waterloo captured Open and Classified Division titles Saturday at the 43rd annual NYS Queens Championship at Hoe Bowl Holiday Lanes in Wappingers Falls.

Sellens, a 31-year-old right-hander, a former collegiate standout at Wichita State University, defeated Professional Bowlers Association star Liz Johnson of Niagara Falls, 279-189, in the final match for the $1,050 top prize in the Open Division, while Porter, a 23-year-old righty and a graduate student at Adelphi University on Long Island, turned back Sandra Restieri of Rochester, 258-136, for the $550 first prize in the Classified (194-and-Under) Division.

The tournament drew 135 entrants – 105 in the Open Division and 30 in the Classified Division. It took a five-game qualifying score of 1,014 to make the cut (top 24) in the Open Division and 896 to make the cut (to eight) in the Classified Division.

CLICK HERE for the list of qualifiers and payouts.

For the complete article and more photos, go to the Tournaments page and the Queens section.

Watch for Open and Women's Championships updates later this week. CLICK HERE for Women's standings through April 6.

Info to Annual Meeting Delegates
Went Out in April 15th Mail

APRIL 17, 2014 -- Information for registered delegates to the New York State USBC's third Annual Meeting was mailed on April 15, NYS USBC Association Manager Mike Pettinella announced.

The meeting will commence at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the North Ballroom at The DoubleTree by Hilton - Binghamton, 225 Water St., Binghamton, NY, 13901. The estimated time for adjournment is 5 p.m. The session will be preceded by a Memorial Service at noon.

Registered delegates will have "voice and vote" at the meeting; guests are invited but will have "voice" only. The informational mailing will include the 2013-14 Legislative and Nominating Committee reports, a form for those wishing to serve on the NYS USBC Nominating Committee and a form to order tickets for the Hall of Fame and Awards dinner on the evening of May 31.

For reservations, call The DoubleTree directly at 1-607-722-7575. The rate is $125 plus taxes for a single, double, triple or quad room. Please mention the NYS USBC Annual Meeting when making a reservation.

For more about the Annual Meeting, click on the Officers tab.

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 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. Deadline is May 15.

Questions? Call Mike at 585-343-3736 or send him an email to bowlny300@yahoo.com.


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