New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Indiana Bowler Becomes Oldest to Roll 900 Series

ARLINGTON, Texas – Less than three weeks from his 71st birthday, John Buchanan III of Evansville, Indiana, gave himself an early gift as he connected on 36 consecutive strikes on January 11 to become the oldest bowler in United States Bowling Congress history to record a 900 series.
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Ozio Elected to 2017 USBC Hall of Fame Class

ARLINGTON, Texas - David Ozio of Beaumont, Texas, has been elected to the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category.
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Bryan O'Keefe Named Junior Team USA Head Coach

ARLINGTON, Texas – Former Rochester resident Bryan O'Keefe, the director of bowling for McKendree University and a past assistant coach with the Team USA program operated by the United States Bowling Congress, has been named head coach of the Junior Team USA program.
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SMART to Re-Distribute More Than $1 Million from Expired Accounts

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins (SMART) Corporation will distribute more than $1 million from expired accounts to providers by the end of 2016.
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E.J. Tackett Finishes Strong to Win PBA World Championship

RENO, Nev. – E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Ind., one of the Professional Bowlers Association's rising young stars, defeated veteran Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., 246-180, to win the PBA World Championship Sunday at the National Bowling Stadium.
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Pennsylvania Man Captures PBA Eastern Challenge

Manalapan, N.J. (December 3, 2016) – Scott Denlinger of Lancaster, Pa., defeated Tommy Dakouvanos of Belford, N.J., 209-188, to win the Professional Bowlers Association MJK Pro Shop/Knob Hill Eastern Challenge on Saturday. PBA Challenge events are open to any member or non-member who has never won a PBA event.
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Houston Bowler Rolls First 900 Series in the Lone Star State

ARLINGTON, Texas - If you're at Copperfield Bowl in Houston on a Thursday night during the bowling season, you'll likely run into Sean Osbourn.
But, it was an unexpected guest appearance at the center Monday that yielded a record-setting performance for the 24-year-old right-hander, who became the 29th bowler to roll three consecutive 300 games for a 900 series in United States Bowling Congress-certified competition.

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Open Championships Standout Shady Elected to USBC Hall of Fame

ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame will welcome Mike Shady of Fairview, Pennsylvania, in 2017 after his election by the USBC Hall of Fame Committee.
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Ray Edwards Notches 21st PBA Regional Title in Laurel, Del.

Laurel, Del. (Nov. 13, 2016) – Ray Edwards of Middle Island, N.Y., defeated Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., 206-201, to win the PBA50 Craig Pezzano Memorial presented by WGB Accounting and The Insurance Market at Bryan's Bowling Center Sunday.
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Ryan Ciminelli Captures PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open

AURORA, Ill. (Oct. 2, 2016) – Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., converted a 244 game in his final qualifying game into his second PBA Tour title of the season, and the seventh of his career, in the PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open Sunday.
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Michigan Bowler Captures PBA50 Regional in Pottsville

Pottsville, Pa. (September 4, 2016) – Ernie Segura Jr. of Taylor, Mich. defeated Michael Klosin of Windham, N.H., 210-199, to win the PBA50 Track Cyborg Open at Strike Zone Alleys Sunday for his first QubicaAMF PBA Regional title.
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Josie Earnest Climbs Ladder to Win PWBA Rochester Open Title

August 24, 2016, ADDISON, Ill. – To calm herself as she looked to capture her first Professional Women's Bowling Association title, Josie Earnest thought about the patches she received as a youth bowler, the ones that reminded her that bowling is fun.
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Thomas Coco Wins PBA Bowlers Supply/Storm Eastern Open

York, Pa. (August 7, 2016) – Thomas Coco Jr. of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., defeated Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., 221-187, to win the PBA Bowlers Supply/Storm Eastern Open presented by Roto-Grip at Colony Park Lanes North Sunday for his first QubicaAMF PBA Regional title.
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Liz Johnson Claims Fifth U.S. Women's Open Championship

ADDISON, Ill. – For the third consecutive time, and fifth overall, United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson will be taking home the U.S. Women's Open trophy, and she will savor every moment.
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Zaffino Wins Cecil Raymond Memorial for 26th PBA Regional Title

Stratford, N.J. (July 10, 2016) –Jeff Zaffino of Warren, Pa. defeated Marty Berke of Allentown, Pa., 279-232, to win the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial presented by Track at 30 Strikes Sunday for his 26th overall QubicaAMF PBA Regional title.
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New York's Adam Zimmerman Captures Teen Masters Crown

TAMARAC, Fla. (July 8, 2016) – Adam Zimmerman of Deer Park, N.Y., and three-time Junior Team USA member Breanna Clemmer of Clover, S.C., won the boys' and girls' division titles in the Teen Masters High School Bowling Championships at Sawgrass Lanes Friday.
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New Yorker Britaney Myers Named to All-American Team

ARLINGTON, Texas – The 2015-2016 Dexter/United States Bowling Congress All-American Team includes a national award winner, a national youth champion and a returning member of the team.
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Weber Makes History with Win at USBC Senior Masters

LAS VEGAS - Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, made history Sunday at Sam's Town Bowling Center by winning the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters to become the first player with five Professional Bowlers Association 50 Tour titles in a season.
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SMART Releases $450,000 in Income Earnings Distribution

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 16, 2016 – An income earnings distribution of $450,000 to providers' funds recently was made by the Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins (SMART) Corporation Board of Directors.
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YES Partners with Bowl4Life for Additional Coaching Seminars

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 16, 2016 – The Youth Education Services (YES) and Chuck Gardner Bowl4Life Scholarship Foundation will team to support additional USA Bowling Coaching seminars throughout the United States.
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Amleto Monacelli Tops Bohn for PBA50 Fountain Valley Crown

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (June 8, 2016) – Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela won four consecutive matches in the stepladder finals Wednesday to win the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track at Fountain Bowl.
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Wilkinson is Re-Elected as USBC President

MAY 10, 2016 -- Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, New York, was re-elected president of the United States Bowling Congress and Cathy DeSocio of Wichita, Kansas, will continue to serve as vice president of USBC.
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USBC Makes Several Changes to Open Championships

OCT. 27, 2015 - ARLINGTON, Texas – When the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships heads to Las Vegas in 2017, the storied event will have several enhancements, highlighted by a new divisional structure.
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New York State USBC BA - Bowling News

Indiana Bowler Becomes Oldest to Roll 900 Series
Date Posted: Tue, Jan 17th, 2017 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas – Less than three weeks from his 71st birthday, John Buchanan III of Evansville, Indiana, gave himself an early gift as he connected on 36 consecutive strikes on January 11 to become the oldest bowler in United States Bowling Congress history to record a 900 series.

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Ozio Elected to 2017 USBC Hall of Fame Class
Date Posted: Tue, Jan 17th, 2017 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas - David Ozio of Beaumont, Texas, has been elected to the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category.

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Bryan O'Keefe Named Junior Team USA Head Coach
Date Posted: Sun, Jan 3rd, 2016 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas – Former Rochester resident Bryan O'Keefe, the director of bowling for McKendree University and a past assistant coach with the Team USA program operated by the United States Bowling Congress, has been named head coach of the Junior Team USA program.

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SMART to Re-Distribute More Than $1 Million from Expired Accounts
Date Posted: Fri, Dec 23rd, 2016 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins (SMART) Corporation will distribute more than $1 million from expired accounts to providers by the end of 2016.

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E.J. Tackett Finishes Strong to Win PBA World Championship
Date Posted: Mon, Dec 12th, 2016 12:00:00 am

RENO, Nev. – E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Ind., one of the Professional Bowlers Association's rising young stars, defeated veteran Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., 246-180, to win the PBA World Championship Sunday at the National Bowling Stadium.

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Pennsylvania Man Captures PBA Eastern Challenge
Date Posted: Tue, Dec 6th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Manalapan, N.J. (December 3, 2016) – Scott Denlinger of Lancaster, Pa., defeated Tommy Dakouvanos of Belford, N.J., 209-188, to win the Professional Bowlers Association MJK Pro Shop/Knob Hill Eastern Challenge on Saturday. PBA Challenge events are open to any member or non-member who has never won a PBA event.

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Houston Bowler Rolls First 900 Series in the Lone Star State
Date Posted: Thu, Nov 24th, 2016 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas - If you're at Copperfield Bowl in Houston on a Thursday night during the bowling season, you'll likely run into Sean Osbourn.
But, it was an unexpected guest appearance at the center Monday that yielded a record-setting performance for the 24-year-old right-hander, who became the 29th bowler to roll three consecutive 300 games for a 900 series in United States Bowling Congress-certified competition.

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Open Championships Standout Shady Elected to USBC Hall of Fame
Date Posted: Tue, Nov 22nd, 2016 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame will welcome Mike Shady of Fairview, Pennsylvania, in 2017 after his election by the USBC Hall of Fame Committee.

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Ray Edwards Notches 21st PBA Regional Title in Laurel, Del.
Date Posted: Tue, Nov 15th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Laurel, Del. (Nov. 13, 2016) – Ray Edwards of Middle Island, N.Y., defeated Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., 206-201, to win the PBA50 Craig Pezzano Memorial presented by WGB Accounting and The Insurance Market at Bryan's Bowling Center Sunday.

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Ryan Ciminelli Captures PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open
Date Posted: Tue, Oct 4th, 2016 12:00:00 am

AURORA, Ill. (Oct. 2, 2016) – Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., converted a 244 game in his final qualifying game into his second PBA Tour title of the season, and the seventh of his career, in the PBA Xtra Frame Parkside Lanes Open Sunday.

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Michigan Bowler Captures PBA50 Regional in Pottsville
Date Posted: Mon, Sep 5th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Pottsville, Pa. (September 4, 2016) – Ernie Segura Jr. of Taylor, Mich. defeated Michael Klosin of Windham, N.H., 210-199, to win the PBA50 Track Cyborg Open at Strike Zone Alleys Sunday for his first QubicaAMF PBA Regional title.

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Josie Earnest Climbs Ladder to Win PWBA Rochester Open Title
Date Posted: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016 12:00:00 am

August 24, 2016, ADDISON, Ill. – To calm herself as she looked to capture her first Professional Women's Bowling Association title, Josie Earnest thought about the patches she received as a youth bowler, the ones that reminded her that bowling is fun.

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Thomas Coco Wins PBA Bowlers Supply/Storm Eastern Open
Date Posted: Wed, Aug 10th, 2016 12:00:00 am

York, Pa. (August 7, 2016) – Thomas Coco Jr. of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., defeated Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., 221-187, to win the PBA Bowlers Supply/Storm Eastern Open presented by Roto-Grip at Colony Park Lanes North Sunday for his first QubicaAMF PBA Regional title.

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Liz Johnson Claims Fifth U.S. Women's Open Championship
Date Posted: Mon, Aug 8th, 2016 12:00:00 am

ADDISON, Ill. – For the third consecutive time, and fifth overall, United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson will be taking home the U.S. Women's Open trophy, and she will savor every moment.

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Zaffino Wins Cecil Raymond Memorial for 26th PBA Regional Title
Date Posted: Wed, Jul 13th, 2016 12:00:00 am

Stratford, N.J. (July 10, 2016) –Jeff Zaffino of Warren, Pa. defeated Marty Berke of Allentown, Pa., 279-232, to win the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial presented by Track at 30 Strikes Sunday for his 26th overall QubicaAMF PBA Regional title.

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New York's Adam Zimmerman Captures Teen Masters Crown
Date Posted: Fri, Jul 8th, 2016 12:00:00 am

TAMARAC, Fla. (July 8, 2016) – Adam Zimmerman of Deer Park, N.Y., and three-time Junior Team USA member Breanna Clemmer of Clover, S.C., won the boys' and girls' division titles in the Teen Masters High School Bowling Championships at Sawgrass Lanes Friday.

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New Yorker Britaney Myers Named to All-American Team
Date Posted: Mon, Jun 27th, 2016 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas – The 2015-2016 Dexter/United States Bowling Congress All-American Team includes a national award winner, a national youth champion and a returning member of the team.

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Weber Makes History with Win at USBC Senior Masters
Date Posted: Mon, Jun 27th, 2016 12:00:00 am

LAS VEGAS - Pete Weber of St. Ann, Missouri, made history Sunday at Sam's Town Bowling Center by winning the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters to become the first player with five Professional Bowlers Association 50 Tour titles in a season.

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SMART Releases $450,000 in Income Earnings Distribution
Date Posted: Thu, Jun 16th, 2016 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 16, 2016 – An income earnings distribution of $450,000 to providers' funds recently was made by the Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins (SMART) Corporation Board of Directors.

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YES Partners with Bowl4Life for Additional Coaching Seminars
Date Posted: Thu, Jun 16th, 2016 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 16, 2016 – The Youth Education Services (YES) and Chuck Gardner Bowl4Life Scholarship Foundation will team to support additional USA Bowling Coaching seminars throughout the United States.

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Amleto Monacelli Tops Bohn for PBA50 Fountain Valley Crown
Date Posted: Thu, Jun 9th, 2016 12:00:00 am

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (June 8, 2016) – Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela won four consecutive matches in the stepladder finals Wednesday to win the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track at Fountain Bowl.

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Wilkinson is Re-Elected as USBC President
Date Posted: Tue, May 10th, 2016 12:00:00 am

MAY 10, 2016 -- Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, New York, was re-elected president of the United States Bowling Congress and Cathy DeSocio of Wichita, Kansas, will continue to serve as vice president of USBC.

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USBC Makes Several Changes to Open Championships
Date Posted: Thu, Oct 29th, 2015 12:00:00 am

OCT. 27, 2015 - ARLINGTON, Texas – When the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships heads to Las Vegas in 2017, the storied event will have several enhancements, highlighted by a new divisional structure.

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