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Board Positions Up for Election
at 2015 NYS USBC Annual Meeting;
Delegate Forms Due Back by Dec. 1
NOVEMBER 6, 2014 – Three Adult Director and two Youth Director positions are up for election at the 2015 NYS USBC Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 30 at DoubleTree by Hilton Syracuse, 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY, 13057.
Delegates at the Annual Meeting will be voting for Adult Director positions currently held by Robert Kaverman of Jamestown and Betty Kingsley and Barry Vee, both Rochester, along with Youth Director positions currently held by Mike Callan of Rochester and Margaret Clinton-Jensen of Staten Island.
Clinton-Jensen has indicated that she will not be running for re-election but will continue in her role as NYS USBC Youth Committee secretary.
Two officer positions on the board also will be up for election – President, currently held by Priscilla “Pat” Zonneville of Marion, and Sergeant-at-Arms, currently held by Liz DeHart of Staten Island.
Zonneville, President of the NYS USBC since its formation in 2011, will not be running for re-election.
Please note that a candidate for nomination as an Officer must be a member of the NYS USBC Board of Directors for at least two years, including the year of nomination.
NYS USBC members interested in serving on the NYS USBC Board of Directors must fill out a resume form and return it to Kingsley, Nominating Committee chair, by Jan. 15, 2015.
Go to the Officers page to download a Board of Director resume form.
CLICK HERE for a list of local associations that have returned their delegates forms to the NYS USBC office -- updated on Nov. 26, 2014. Forms must be returned by Dec. 1 for voting privileges at the Annual Meeting. Note that only 35 out of a 110 NYS local associations have returned their delegate forms as of 11/26/14.
NYS USBC to Award
$16,350 in Scholarships
Roll over the Youth tab and click on Youth Scholarships
to access our 2014-15 online scholarship portals
Adult Tournament Roundup
Masters is March 5, Queens April 18;
Open in Buffalo, Women in Syracuse
UPDATE -- NOV. 13, 2014
The New York State USBC has put together another great tournament package for its adult members.
CLICK HERE to view the tournament posters.
To download entry forms, please click on the Tournaments tab.
Following is a capsule look at the championship tournaments on the 2014-15 schedule:
25th NYS Masters, March 7 – The Masters is heading to the Albany area – Spare Time in Latham, to be exact – and is being sponsored by Ron Gardner, owner of Gardner Excavating of Troy and a top bowler in the Albany area. Ron is expected to compete for the $2,500 first prize.
The tournament is offering an entry fee discount to bowlers who enter both the Masters and the Joe Donato scratch singles tournament that weekend in Schenectady. Bowlers who compete in both events will receive $10 off both entry fees. According to Tom Donato, squads for his event will be set up for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday.
Once again, the NYS Masters is offering a $2,500 first prize plus a paid entry to the 2016 USBC Masters. It is SMART approved.
79th NYS Women, April 10-May 17 – The NYS USBC office already has received several paid entries and numerous reservations for the tournament, which is set for AMF Strike ‘N Spare Lanes in the Syracuse suburb of Mattydale. Dates are April 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, May 15-17.
CLICK HERE for a list of reservations (updated 11/13/14). This is your confirmation with reservation number.
Please click on the Tournaments tab for a list of hotels in the Syracuse area.
Please note that due to the abundance of requests for the weekend of April 24-26, Team event bowling will take place only on Saturday, April 25. The 2 p.m. Team squad on April 25 is full; the 1:30 p.m. Doubles/Singles squad on April 26 has been pushed back to 2:30 p.m.
Reservations will be accepted until Nov. 1, with entry forms and fees for those reservations due by Dec. 1. The final closing date for entries is March 17. The NYS USBC office will begin processing entry forms around Dec. 1 and will send email or U.S. mail confirmations afterwards.
Competition will take place in Team, Doubles, Singles and All-Events in three separate divisions (two handicap and one scratch), based on team and individual averages. Please note that the 10-pin rule will be in effect (as of 4/1/15).
91st NYS Open, April 11-May 3 – AMF Thruway Lanes in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga will be the setting for the Team, Doubles, Singles and All-Events competition which is open to men and women. Dates are April 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and May 1-3.
This year, Team and Doubles/Singles events are being flip-flopped each weekend to accommodate bowlers who may work on the weekends. For example, the Team event is on two Saturdays (April 11, 25) and two Sundays (April 19 and May 3). Both Team and Doubles/Singles are available on Friday, May 1.
44th NYS Queens, April 18 – Running in conjunction with the NYS Women's Championships, the 2015 Queens will take place at the 24-lane Thunderbird Lanes in Syracuse, with qualifying squads at 9 a.m. and noon. Semifinals and stepladder finals will follow.
CLICK HERE for a list of paid entries and squad times -- updated 11/23/14.
Both squads will be limited to 77 bowlers – seven bowlers per pair using 22 lanes. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; when one squad fills up, bowlers will be placed on the open squad.
Competition is broken into two divisions – Open and Classified (194-and-Under) – with one in four bowlers cashing in each division. This tournament is SMART approved.
NYS Open Senior Championships
NYC, Auburn, Genesee, Buffalo,
Col.-Greene Bowlers Triumph
NOVEMBER 4, 2014 – Ruth Bailey and Donald Eubanks (New York City USBC), Robert Walawender (Auburn USBC BA), Al Vlietstra (Genesee Region USBC), Howard Miller (Greater Buffalo USBC) and Charlene Brandow (Columbia Greene USBC) will have the opportunity to represent New York State at the 2015 USBC Senior Championships as a result of their first-place finishes in the Six-Game Combine event at the 36th NYS Open Senior Championships.
A record turnout of 154 Doubles teams and 280 Singles participated in the NYS tournament at Cort Lanes in Cortland in October.
CLICK HERE for final standings.
CLICK HERE for final prize listing. Prize checks will be mailed on Friday, Nov. 7.
Event and age classification winners are as follows. Awards will be mailed to the first-place finishers in Six-Game Combine, Doubles and Singles
Super Senior (75-and-over) – Ruth Bailey, New York City USBC, 1,398.
Class A (70-74) – Robert Walawender, Auburn USBC BA, 1,402.
Class B (65-69) – Al Vlietstra, Genesee Region USBC, 1,483.
Class C (60-64) – Howard Miller, Greater Buffalo USBC, 1,402.
Class D (55-59) – Charlene Brandow, Columbia Greene USBC, 1,510.
Class E (50-54) – Donald Eubanks, New York City USBC, 1,509.
The champions in the Six-Game Combine will be eligible to compete in the USBC Senior Championships next August in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with their entry fee and some expense money provided by the NYS USBC. If they decline, then the second-place (or third-place) finishers will have the chance to participate.
Super Senior – Paul Tremblay and Thomas Sanford, Sayre Athens Waverly Valley USBC, 1,356; Robert Weeks and Robert Tyler, Hudson Valley USBC, 1,356.
Class A – Bruce Szczepanski and Skip Weeks, Rochester USBC BA, 1,361.
Class B – Donald Korn and Duane Harris, Greater Buffalo USBC, 1,420.
Class C – Russ Mills, Auburn USBC, and Charles Pitts, Seven Valley USBC,1,416.
Class D – Charles Pitts and James Pitts, Seven Valley USBC, 1,450.
Class E – Steve Aloi and William Young, Seven Valley USBC, 1,367.
Super Senior – Bailey, 711.
Class A – Andrew Burger, Hudson Valley USBC, 722.
Class B – Maresse Wager-Walawender, 746.
Class C – Miller, 727.
Class D – George Muller, Seven Valley USBC, 772.
Class E – Eubanks, 797.
Youth Leader Award Applications
Can Be Found on 'Youth' Page
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 -- The New York State Youth Leaders have revised their applications for their four major awards -- Coach of the Year, Bridging of the Gap (Adult), Bridging of the Gap (Youth) and Youth Leader of the Year.
To download these applications, please click on the Youth tab.
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