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Southern Tier USBC Hall of Fame

SOUTHERN TIER USBC INDUCTEES: The Southern Tier USBC honored five with Hall of Fame status at its induction ceremony earlier this month. From left are Steven Miller, Special Merit; Russell Krager, Meritorious Service; Frank Hunsinger, Senior Star; Linda Fetterman, Meritorious Service; and Frank Sladish, who accepted on behalf of his son, Jason Sladish, Superior Performance. 

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Walczyk Award, Elections,
USBC Presentation Highlight
NYS USBC 3rd Annual Meeting

JUNE 2, 2014 – A special award presentation to a longtime New York State bowling official, the election of a popular Long Island youth leader to the state association board of directors and a spirited presentation by a United States Bowling Congress regional manager highlighted the 3rd Annual Meeting of the New York State USBC on Saturday in Binghamton.


About 160 local association delegates and guests attended the four-hour session at the DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton. Later that evening, Benny Appleby of Auburn, Traci Spanitz of Rochester and Margaret Lancaster of Marion were inducted into the New York State Hall of Fame at a dinner attended by 150 (see photos by clicking on the Hall of Fame tab).

Shortly after the Annual Meeting was called to order by NYS USBC President Priscilla “Pat” Zonneville, USBC Vice President Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island and USBC East Regional Manager Robin Marshall of Arlington, Texas, presented the USBC Helen Baker Award for meritorious service to Nancy Walczyk of Buffalo (see photo at right). The award originally was announced at the USBC Convention in Reno in April, but Walczyk was unable to attend.

“Actually, I’d rather by here … in front of my peers,” said Walczyk, who served as secretary and then manager of the NYS USBC Women’s Bowling Association for 26 years. “I’m very proud to have been nominated and selected for this award.” Walczyk also was instrumental in the mergers of the USBC, ABC and WIBC at the national level and the NYS Women, Empire State Men and NYS Youth Associations at the state level, and played a key role in the inception and development of the Empire State Games bowling event.

Youth delegates at the meeting elected A.S. “Doc” Doctorow of Long Island to the NYS USBC board as a Youth Director, joining Tom Solimine Sr. of White Plains, who was re-elected. Mark Ames of Cortland, a current Youth Director, was third in the election for two spots, but will continue on the Youth Committee as a Regional Tournament Manager from Region 4.

Roger Buckman of Rochester, NYS USBC Vice President, and three Adult Directors – Karen Krauss of Albany, Dennis O’Donnell of Auburn and Corinthia Ward of Bronx – were re-elected by acclimation since there were no nominees from the floor.

Delegates voted to have the NYS USBC President and Association Manager represent the NYS USBC at the 2015 USBC Convention in Indianapolis, and to amend the number of delegates that could represent local associations at the Annual Meeting to the following:
-- Up to 1,000 members, 2 delegates;
-- 1,001 to 2,000 members, 4 delegates;
-- 2,001 to 4,000 members, 6 delegates;
-- 4,001 and Up, 8 delegates.


Marshall, mixing song, dance and video in her presentation, outlined changes mandated by the USBC for coming for the 2014-15 season, including an Adult Basic membership for leagues of 16 weeks or less and a reduction (to $4) in the national dues for Youth membership. She also spoke about the USBC’s evaluation criteria for local associations, which focuses on timely membership processing, participation numbers, coaching clinics and board education.

Wilkinson mentioned that a new Adult-Youth membership product is being developed, and said that the USBC membership task force is “looking at everything that the USBC sells.”

Delegates and guests made contributions of more than $2,500 at the Annual Meeting to the NYS USBC Pathways Committee, which supports cancer research in New York State and youth scholarships. Included in this total was a contribution in the amount of $795.69 by Claudia “C.C.” Cinelli of Long Island, otherwise known as “The Quarter Lady.”

The NYS USBC awarded close to $70,000 in youth scholarships through its tournaments and fundraisers this season.

Please go to the About Us page to view the Program and Report Book of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the New York State USBC.

Attendees heard reports from NYS USBC committee chairs and from officers of the NYS 500, 600 and 700 Clubs, NYS Bowling Writers and NYS Youth Leader President Daniel Passonno of Watervliet.

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Forms available for new USBC
Adult Basic memberships

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 -- The new USBC Adult Basic membership will be available for short-season leagues starting March 1. The membership is available to bowlers who compete in leagues that have 16 or fewer sessions and the league must designate as a short-season league.

The membership is designed to target non-certified short season leagues and the USBC urges local association leaders to speak with their center managers and proprietors about presenting this new membership to those existing non-certified leagues.

The cost of the Adult Basic membership in New York State will be $11, with $7 going to USBC, $3 for the local association and $1 for the New York State USBC. Local association managers are advised to check two products before transmitting via WinLABS to the USBC -- the Adult Basic membership and the State Dues-only membership.

The USBC Adult Membership Application form has been updated to add the USBC Basic membership and is available here.

The USBC League Application with the Basic league option is located here. Updated league and membership applications will be sent out in summer supply orders. Any leagues using this membership prior to those orders shipping should be downloaded from BOWL.com.

Who Wants to Help?

A call for leaders across the state to voluntarily assist the NYS USBC in its effort to promote bowling through fair, competitive tournaments and worthwhile, effective programs and services.


The NYS USBC is recruiting one or two people in each of the state’s 10 regions – see Regional Map on the Officers page of this website -- to provide valuable assistance to the state’s bowling operation in the capacities listed below.  These ambassadors not only will enhance the NYS USBC’s level of service, but also will become familiar with the administration of bowling on the state level, potentially paving the way for them to become NYS USBC officers and directors in future years.

          a. Help distribute state tournament entry forms, flyers and other materials generated through the NYS USBC office.
          b. Represent the NYS USBC (when requested) at local association meetings, local Hall of Fame and Awards gatherings and at other events as warranted.
          c. Help communicate NYS USBC directives and “news” – such as new programs, coaching clinics, workshops – and help get the word out about the value of regularly visiting our website – www.bowlny.com.
          d. Help promote NYS youth scholarships and other youth initiatives and activities.
          e. Help identify potential Hall of Fame or Special Award nominees and assist in the nomination process when necessary.
          f. Be our “eyes and ears” at the regional and local level, provide information and insight as we strive to improve communication with and service to our membership.
         g. Assist at NYS Open, Women, Senior and Youth Tournaments as requested by the state’s association manager.


Similar in scope and function to the Regional Ambassadors, Youth Ambassadors would primarily focus on the following:

          a. promoting youth bowling;
          b. helping to recruit new youth bowlers;
          c. assisting at youth tournaments;
          d. spreading the word about the NYS USBC scholarship program;
          e. gaining experience necessary to move into leadership roles on the state level.

If you are interested in becoming a Regional or Youth Representative, please contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager, at bowlny300@yahoo.com or 585-343-3736.


Association Name Assn. Manager Association Email Address
Adams USBC Michael Lapp AdamsUSBC300@hotmail.com
Adirondack USBC Craig Morrell adkusbc11@gmail.com
Albany USBC Karen Krauss albanynyba@albany.twcbc.com
Amsterdam USBC Celinda Holik cmh11101954@hotmail.com
Au Sable Forks USBC BA John McDonald JMcDonald2400@Charter.Net
Au Sable Valley USBC Youth John McDonald JMcDonald2400@Charter.Net
Auburn USBC BA Michael Ryan auburnusbc@roadrunner.com
Auburn USBC WBA Ann Fenton afenton1@rochester.rr.com
Auburn USBC Youth Tom Ostrander
Bath USBC John Coumbe bathusbc@yahoo.com
Boonville USBC BA Brian Simpson Phantazm88@aol.com
Boonville USBC WBA Carol Taft mamataft1951@yahoo.com
Canandaigua USBC Jon Barkley j.barkley@frontiernet.net
Catskill Mountain USBC BA Louis Klinegardner elks@frontiernet.net
Catskill Mountain USBC Youth Robert Waldele rwaldele@hvc.rr.com
Chen Del O USBC Jolene Scott
Columbia Greene USBC Paul Drahushuk dvader57@gmail.com
Corning USBC BA Greg Millhollen corningusbcba@stny.rr.com
Corning USBC WBA Linda Cevette fcevette@aol.com
Corning USBC Youth

Donald Millhollen

Dunkirk Lakeshore USBC Priscilla Seybold priscillaseybold@yahoo.com
Earlville USBC Dave Adsit hiskorlanes@frontiernet.net
Elmira USBC Tammy Hawkins elmirausbc@hotmail.com
Finger Lakes USBC BA David Bellis dbellis1@rochester.rr.com
Finger Lakes USBC WBA Sandy Covert scovert@rochester.rr.com
Finger Lakes USBC Youth William O'Neil woneil@rochester.rr.com
Fulton City USBC Youth Connie Perry misslane45@gmail.com
Fulton County USBC BA Gregory Simonson gsimonso@nycap.rr.com
Fulton USBC BA Paul Kupelian fultonusbcba@gmail.com
Fulton USBC WBA Connie Perry misslane45@gmail.com
Genesee Region USBC Laurie Cole
Gouverneur USBC Marcia Dier marcia7242@gmail.com
Gr Buffalo USBC Bill Palumbo contact@gbusbc.com
Gr Otsego USBC Janice Harrison jharriso@nycm.com
Grape Belt USBC Youth Priscilla Seybold cilla@netsync.net
Greene USBC Wendell McGrath mcgrathwm@hotmail.com
Harrisville USBC Diane Thomas dndithom@aol.com
Hornell USBC Jeff Fetzner jeff.fetzner@gmail.com
Hudson Valley USBC Robert Tyler office@hvusbc.org
Hudson Valley USBC Youth Tina Vredenburg omash@us.ibm.com
Ithaca USBC Patricia Stage pstage1055@aol.com
Jamestown Area USBC William Thompson Jr crankinbill@gmail.com
Johnstown USBC WBA Ramona Cole
Johnstown USBC Youth Kati-lyn Meher
Katskill Foothills USBC WBA Cheryl Green greenc@stny.rr.com
Kingston NY USBC BA Robert Boughton Sr. Kgnbowlingassoc@AOL.com
Kingston USBC WBA Lynne Seyfarth lseyfarth@hvc.rr.com
Lake Ontario USBC BA Robert Tierson RTierson@Rochester.RR.Com
Lockport USBC Timothy Kirsch LockportUSBC@aol.com
Long Island USBC James Maguire liusbca@verizon.net
Lowville USBC BA Everette Haggerty Jr golfer700@twcny.rr.com
Lowville USBC WBA Rhonda Vary bowling-honda@hotmail.com
Lowville USBC Youth Derek Crouse lewislanes@frontiernet.net
Malone USBC Robert Black patcat52@yahoo.com
Malone USBC Youth George McLaughlin lslmalone@aol.com
Massena-Waddington USBC Tammy LaPoint tomkayshad@yahoo.com
Mid-Hudson USBC Janet Sullinger
Mohawk Valley Towns USBC
Don Null nucker@verizon.net
Mohawk Valley USBC Youth Teresa Wolcott youthbowling@roadrunner.com
Moira USBC Terry Grant tkg@slic.com
New York City USBC Corinthia Ward nycusbc@gmail.com
New York State USBC A@L Penny Clinton NYSYABASECY@aol.com
Niagara Falls USBC BA Anthony Quaranto Sr info@nfmba.com
Niagara Falls USBC WBA Bobbi-Lynn Marshall bouttime02@wmconnect.com
Niagara Frontier USBC Youth Philip Crisafulli ccc722@roadrunner.com
Northern Adirondack USBC Theresa Bosley tbosley@twcny.rr.com
Norwich USBC Edward Lawton ejlawton@ejlconsulting.com
Ogdensburg USBC Youth Chris Smith ogdbowl@twcny.rr.com
Penn Yan-Dundee USBC WBA Laurie Rogers lauralye914@rochester.rr.com
Potsdam USBC BA Lloyd Howe II lhoweii@twcny.rr.com
Potsdam USBC WBA Norma Cyrus ncyrus@twcny.rr.com
Rochester USBC BA Phil Dutcher bowl@rochesternyusbc.org
Rochester USBC WBA Nancy Starken
Rochester USBC Youth Renee Fromm R_Fromm@sentrysafe.com
Rockland Co USBC Youth Robert Larkin rgl113@aol.com
Rockland County USBC Robert Larkin rgl113@aol.com
Rome USBC BA Howard York romenyusbcba@gmail.com
Rome USBC WBA Howard York
Rome USBC Youth Pamella Spencer bubbajean11@verizon.net
Salamanca USBC BA Alan Milks kalam2@verizon.net
Salamanca USBC WBA Karen Milks kalam2@verizon.net
Saranac Lake USBC BA George Cole sidsandy2@aol.com
Sara-Placid USBC WBA Nancy Hurteau nancyhu@roadrunner.com
Saugerties USBC Matthew Kordich Mattkordich@yahoo.com
Sayre Athens Waverly Valley USBC Tom Schanbacher sawvalley@hotmail.com
Schenectady Scotia USBC WBA Anne Torak piano@nycap.rr.com
Schenectady USBC BA Lloyd Denny Jr lloyd.denny2@verizon.net
Schenectady USBC Youth Steve Fawcett
Schoharie County USBC
Sara Masterson
Seven Valley USBC Brenda Allen sevenvalleyusbc@verizon.net
Sherrill USBC Todd Thomas dthomas@metlife.com
Southern Tier USBC Benjamin Armberge bowling@stnyusbc.com
Staten Island USBC Joanne Soto JoanneSIUSBC@aol.com
Syracuse USBC BA Sandy Argus syracuseba@gmail.com
Syracuse USBC WBA Debora Deuel syracusewba@gmail.com
Syracuse USBC Youth Debora Deuel debsyryba@gmail.com
Theresa USBC William Lamere wklamere@hotmail.com
Tonawandas USBC Kenneth Kreger TONUSBC@roadrunner.com
Triboro USBC Youth Corinthia Ward cww49@aol.com
Tri-County NY USBC Michele Bensley tcnyusbc80949@gmail.com
Troy USBC Kathy Klar secretary@troynyba.org
Troy USBC Youth Suzanne Bell sebell1862@aol.com
Twin Tiers USBC Ronald VanDerLinden rvdlinden@verizon.net
Utica Central NY USBC BA Tony Felitto afelitto@roadrunner.com
Utica USBC WBA Linda Hunter aph2869@frontiernet.net
Watertown USBC Diane Sykes WatertownUSBC@aol.com
Waterville USBC Elsie Towne etowne30@frontiernet.net
Wayco USBC Youth Lori-Lynn Lancaster lori.lancaster@waynecap.org
Wayne Co USBC WBA Anne Church WaynecountyWBA@rochester.rr.com
Wellsville USBC BA Michael Woodworth michael_wdwrth@yahoo.com
Wellsville USBC WBA Vicki Hilfinger victo248@yahoo.com
Westchester County USBC Barbara Campisi bcampisi1@optonline.net
Willsboro USBC Richard Provost Sr rwp56@yahoo.com
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