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NYS Open Senior Concludes
with Record Number of Entries

OCTOBER 20, 2014 – A record turnout of 154 Doubles teams and 280 Singles participated in the 36th NYS Open Senior Championships which concluded Sunday afternoon at Cort Lanes in Cortland.

CLICK HERE for unofficial standings.

Unofficial leaders (pending average verifications, etc.) are as follows:

Six-Game Combine:
Super Senior (75-and-over) – Ruth Bailey, New York City USBC, 1,398; Bruce Ottmer, Albany USBC, 1,385; Donald Korn, Greater Buffalo USBC, 1,374.
Class A (70-74) – Robert Walawender, Auburn USBC BA, 1,402; Sandy Tanner, Greater Buffalo USBC, 1,392; Curtis Williams, Adirondack USBC, 1,367.
Class B (65-69) – Al Vlietstra, Genesee Region USBC, 1,483; Maresse Wager-Walawender, Auburn USBC WBA, 1,464; Dominick Cefalo, Syracuse USBC BA, 1,409.
Class C (60-64) – Howard Miller, Greater Buffalo USBC, 1,402; Glenn Bridges, Fulton USBC BA, 1,390; Gary Kinyon, Lockport USBC, 1,384.
Class D (55-59) – Charlene Brandow, Columbia Greene USBC, 1,510; Charles Pitts, Seven Valley USBC, 1,463; William Pownall, Jamestown Area USBC, 1,405.
Class E (50-54) – Donald Eubanks, New York City USBC, 1,509; Steven Aloi, Seven Valley USBC, 1,391; Michael Bauer, Adirondack USBC, 1,368.

Super Senior – Paul Tremblay and Thomas Sanford, Sayre Athens Waverly Valley USBC, 1,356; Robert Weeks and Robert Tyler, Hudson Valley USBC, 1,356; Sandy Corbelli and David Hearn, Greater Buffalo USBC, 1,349.
Class A – Bruce Szczepanski and Skip Weeks, Rochester USBC BA, 1,361; Bruce Ottmer and John Tisko, Albany USBC, 1,356; Ed DeSio, Lake Ontario USBC, and Russell Jacobs, Ithaca USBC, 1,334.
Class B – Donald Korn and Duane Harris, Greater Buffalo USBC, 1,420; Walawender and Walawender, 1,411; Jeanie Kramer and Robert Williams, Adirondack USBC, 1,390.
Class C – Russ Mills, Auburn USBC, and Charles Pitts, 1,416; Geraldine Gregg and Charlene Brandow, Columbia Greene USBC, 1,411; Gary Cunningham and Lloyd Amidon, Syracuse USBC BA, 1,396.
Class D – Charles Pitts and James Pitts, 1,450; Jeff Gordon and Craig Vogel, Rome USBC, 1,397; Doug Mosher and Tom Scalia, Elmira USBC, 1,378.
Class E – Steve Aloi and William Young, Seven Valley USBC, 1,367; Rick Lambrecht and William Young, Seven Valley USBC, 1,318; Dennis Kimball and David Brinkerhoff, Fulton USBC BA, 1,295.

Super Senior – Bailey, 711; Ottmer, 702; Tyler, 694.
Class A – Andrew Burger, Hudson Valley USBC, 722; Tanner, 712; Robert Walawender, 709.
Class B – Maresse Wager-Walawender, 746; Charles Trudell, Syracuse USBC BA, 741; Vlietstra, 729.
Class C – Miller, 727; Fred Martens, 723; Kinyon, 722.
Class D – George Muller, Seven Valley USBC, 772; William Samson, Fulton USBC BA, 766; Pownall, 745.
Class E – Eubanks, 797; Aloi, 730; Cindy Lee, Southern Tier USBC, 716.

Gordon rolled the tournament's high game -- 299 -- on the Sunday, Oct. 19 10:45 a.m. squad.

At least one in five entries will cash in each event and age division. Prize checks are expected to be mailed no later than mid-November. Official champions in the Six-Game Combine will be eligible to compete in the USBC Senior Championships next August in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Loren Gorrell of Utica won the MOTIV Sigma bowling ball. Thanks to the management and staff of Cort Lanes and the officers and directors of the Seven Valley USBC for their assistance.

NYS USBC Seeks Delegate Info
for 2015 Annual Meeting in Syracuse

OCTOBER 15, 2014 -- A letter detailing the procedure to send delegates to the 2015 NYS USBC Annual Meeting and to nominate potential NYS USBC Board of Director candidates was mailed to NYS USBC local association presidents and managers on Tuesday (Oct. 14).

The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2015 at DoubleTree by Hilton Syracuse, 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY, 13057.

The enclosed delegate credentials form needs to be filled out by the local association manager and sent back to the NYS USBC office by Dec. 1, 2014, in order for the local association to having voting privileges at the Annual Meeting.

The enclosed form to submit a name for consideration on the NYS USBC Board of Directors must be filled out and returned to Betty Kingsley, Nominating Committee chair, by Jan. 15, 2015. Three adult director and two youth director positions will be up for election in 2015.

Go to the Officers page to download a Board of Director resume form.

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.

Roll over the Youth Tab
& Click on Youth Tournaments Tab

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

Adult Tournament Roundup

Masters is March 5, Queens April 18;
Open in Buffalo, Women in Syracuse

SEPT. 2, 2014 – Starting with next month’s 36th NYS Open Senior Championships, the New York State USBC has put together another great tournament package for its adult members.

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 10/20/14). This is your confirmation with reservation number.

CLICK HERE for a reservations form.

Please note that due to the abundance of requests for the weekend of April 24-26, there will be Team event bowling ONLY on Saturday, April 25, and Doubles/Singles event bowling ONLY on Friday, April 24 and Sunday, April 26. Also, the 2 p.m. squad on April 25 is full; the 1:30 p.m. 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.

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.

A list of hotels in the Syracuse area that have submitted rate proposals for tournament bowlers will be posted on this website by the end of October.


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.

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.

Around NYS – September 2014

Tournament Entry Forms
Mailed to Bowling Centers

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 -- Entry forms for New York State USBC adult and youth tournaments along with posters promoting same were mailed to 290 bowling centers throughout the state today.

NYS USBC members are encouraged to pick up an entry form at their bowling center. Entry forms also can be downloaded from this website. If you do not see entry forms at your bowling center, please contact the NYS USBC office at bowlny300@yahoo.com.

The NYS USBC thanks all of our bowling center proprietors and managers in advance for making these entry forms available to our members and for displaying the posters.

CLICK HERE to view the tournament posters.


Re-Creation, the dynamic Broadway-style performance touring group sponsored by The Bowlers to Veterans Link, will be appearing at six New York VA Medical Centers in October and November.

Hailed as “America’s Ambassadors to Hospitalized Veterans,” Re-Creation entertains its audiences with a mixture of Broadway, Big Band, Barbershop, Pop, Country, Rock & Roll and Patriotic tunes.

The troupe will perform, free of charge, at the following VA Medical Centers:

Oct. 27 – Buffalo, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 – Canandaigua, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 29 – Bath, 2 p.m.
Nov. 12 – Montrose, 2 p.m.
Nov. 13 – Montrose (State Vets Home), 2 p.m.
Nov. 14 – Castle Point, 2 p.m.


Rab’s Country Lanes in Staten Island is hosting one of eight USA Bowling regional events this fall. USA Bowling is a team-based youth program offered through the International Bowling Campus.

The tournament at Rab’s is scheduled for Nov. 8-9.

To register or for more information, go to www.bowl.com and click on the USA Bowling tab.

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