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Giving Back

DONATION TO ROSWELL PARK: The New York State USBC, on behalf of its members who donated to charitable causes at the 2013-14 state tournaments and other NYS USBC functions, presented a check last week for $10,000 to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo for research in the areas of breast cancer, prostate cancer and juvenile cancer. Taking part in the presentation were, from left, Carmen Evans, a longtime Buffalo bowler and breast cancer survivor; NYS USBC Association Manager Mike Pettinella, Julia Harvey of the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, and Greater Buffalo USBC President Greg Merkle. The NYS USBC also donated $10,000 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and $2,000 to BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link).

Adult Tournament Roundup

Masters is March 5, Queens April 18;
Open May Switch to Another Center

UPDATE -- DEC. 17, 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:

91st NYS Open, April 11-May 3The NYS USBC is aware of the pending sale of AMF Thruway Lanes in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga to the neighboring Basil Ford dealership and is currently making arrangements to conduct the NYS Open Championships at another bowling center in Buffalo or in the vicinity. As of now, Bowlmor AMF has not disclosed the date the 60-lane center will close but we have reason to believe that it will happen well before April 2015.

Please continue to monitor this website for updates on this situation. We will post a revised entry form with any dates/squad time changes. We expect to be able to keep the same dates -- April 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, and May 1-3 -- with only minor squad time adjustments.

25th NYS Masters, March 7The 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 Close to 400 paid entries already have been received 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 to view a special web page created by the Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Although the reservation period has ended, entries will be accepted through March 5, 2015. Plenty of squad times are available.

Please click on the Tournaments tab for a list of hotels in the Syracuse area.

Following are squad time changes (different from the entry form):
-- Sunday, April 26 (Doubles & Singles Only) -- 2:30 p.m. instead of 1:30 p.m.

-- Friday, April 10 -- (Team and Doubles & Singles) -- One squad only at 6:30 p.m., eliminating the 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. squads.

The NYS USBC office is processing entry forms and will send email or U.S. mail confirmations as soon as possible, taking into account the abundance of entries coming in at this time.,

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).

44th NYS Queens, April 18Running 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 12/4/14.

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.

Roll over the Youth Tab
& Click on Youth Tournaments Tab

for 2015 NYS Youth Pepsi, Team, Adult-Jr Info

Board Positions Up for Election
at 2015 NYS USBC Annual Meeting

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 Dec. 3, 2014.  Note that 51 out of 110 NYS local associations returned their delegate forms and will have voting privileges at the Annual Meeting.

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

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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