New York State USBC BA - Bowling News

Middle Island's Ray Edwards Wins PBA 50 Event in Dover
Date Posted: Wed, Oct 15th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Dover, Del. (October 12, 2014) – Ray Edwards of Middle Island, New York won nine of his 12 matches and finished with a 20-game total of 4,657 pins to record a massive 282-pin victory over Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, New York in the PBA50 Dover Eastern Open at Brunswick Doverama Sunday.


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Zaffino Captures PBA Regional at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton
Date Posted: Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Fulton, New York. (Sept. 14, 2014) – Jeff Zaffino of Warren, Pennsylvania, outscored Bill McCorkle of Westerville, Ohio by 51 pins over 17 games to win the PBA50 Lakeview Lanes Eastern Open at Lakeview Lanes Sunday.

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Sam Ventura Repeats as PBA Howell Lanes Open Champion
Date Posted: Mon, Sep 8th, 2014 12:00:00 am

Howell, New Jersey (September 7, 2014) – Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, New York, defeated Terry Wiley of Vienna, Virginia, 188-170, to successfully defend his PBA50 Howell Lanes Eastern Open title at Howell Lanes Sunday.

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Mike Healy Earns First PBA East Regional Title in Pa.
Date Posted: Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 12:00:00 am

Pottsville, Pennsylvania (August 31, 2014) – Mike Healy of Yonkers, New York, defeated Chris Fedden of Albany, New York, 207-158, to win the PBA50 Hammer Black Widow Legend Open at Strike Zone Alleys Sunday.


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Ryan Shafer Claims Regional PBA Title at Flamingo Bowl
Date Posted: Thu, Aug 21st, 2014 12:00:00 am

Liverpool, N.Y. (July 27, 2014) – Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, New York went 7-4-1 in match play and finished with a 20-game total of 4,593 pins to record a 146-pin victory over Brian LeClair of Albany, New York in the PBA Bethmann-Russell Syracuse Open presented by Radical at Flamingo Bowl Sunday.


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Rotterdam's Kuhlkin Comes Through for Junior Team USA
Date Posted: Mon, Aug 11th, 2014 12:00:00 am

AUGUST 11, 2014 -- HONG KONG - Bowling fans in person and online were treated to some excitement at the World Youth Championships as the United States and Sweden claimed doubles gold medals in dramatic fashion Monday at the South China Athletic Association Bowling Center.

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Bowlmor Lanes Closes After 76 Years in Greenwich Village
Date Posted: Tue, Aug 5th, 2014 12:00:00 am

AUGUST 5, 2014 -- Monday, July 7th, was the final night for Bowlmor Lanes on University Place in the heart of Greenwich Village (New York City), which opened in 1938 and was one of the longest continuously running bowling alleys on the East Coast.

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Albany's Brian LeClair Claims PBA East Regional Title
Date Posted: Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 12:00:00 am

Yonkers, N.Y. (July 20, 2014) – Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y. defeated Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 277-236, to win the Professional Bowlers Association Homefield Bowl Eastern Open presented by MOTIV at Homefield Bowl Sunday and claim his 16th career PBA Regional title along with a $2,500 first prize.


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Deer Park's Zimmerman Captures Title at Junior Gold
Date Posted: Sat, Jul 19th, 2014 12:00:00 am

JULY 19, 2014 -- BUFFALO, N.Y. - Adam Zimmerman of Deer Park captured the 15-and-under Boys national title Friday at the 2014 Junior Gold Championships presented by Ebonite, Columbia 300, Track and Hammer.

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Buffalo's Melanie Hannon Earns Junior Team USA Spot
Date Posted: Fri, Jul 18th, 2014 12:00:00 am

JULY 18, 2014 -- BUFFALO, N.Y. - Four bowlers, including Melanie Hannon of Cheektowaga (Buffalo), earned automatic spots on Junior Team USA in 2015 as qualifying concluded and the first rounds of match play took place Thursday at the 2014 Junior Gold Championships presented by Ebonite, Columbia 300, Track and Hammer.

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Cain, Wilkinson to Continue as USBC President, Vice President
Date Posted: Tue, Jul 8th, 2014 12:00:00 am

JULY 8, 2014 -- Andrew Cain of Phoenix has been elected for a third one-year term as president of the United States Bowling Congress and Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, N.Y., will continue to serve as vice president.

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Coram's Kelly Skalacki Captures Teen Masters Title
Date Posted: Mon, Jul 7th, 2014 12:00:00 am

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 5, 2014) – Michael Coffey of Melbourne, Fla., and Kelly Skalacki of Coram, N.Y., captured the boys’ and girls’ titles in the Teen Masters Grand Championships at Sawgrass Lanes Saturday, earning $7,500 scholarships.

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Colombian Wins USBC Queens; Romeo Takes Senior Queens
Date Posted: Sat, Jul 5th, 2014 12:00:00 am

JULY 4, 2014 -- Maria Jose Rodriguez of Colombia outlasted two-time United States Bowling Congress Queens champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., to win the 2014 event, presented by Storm, in a dramatic 190-189 finish at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., on Thursday.

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Chad Murphy Takes Over as USBC Executive Director
Date Posted: Mon, Jun 30th, 2014 12:00:00 am

JUNE 24, 2014 -- Chad Murphy has been named Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) by the USBC Board of Directors. Murphy had been serving as USBC Interim Executive Director since February, 2014.

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Junior Team USA Roster Includes Pair of New Yorkers
Date Posted: Wed, Jun 18th, 2014 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas - The roster for Junior Team USA at the upcoming World Bowling Youth Championships -- which includes a pair of New Yorkers -- has been set and bowling fans will be able to watch the competition live on BowlTV.

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NY Connection to Historic USBC Open Championship Game
Date Posted: Tue, May 6th, 2014 12:00:00 am

RENO, Nev. - The highest team game in 111 years of United States Bowling Congress Open Championships history was rolled Friday night as 123Bowl.com of Naugatuck, Conn., shot 1,299 at the National Bowling Stadium.

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Doug Kent Among Inductees Into USBC Hall of Fame
Date Posted: Fri, Apr 25th, 2014 12:00:00 am

APRIL 25, 2014 -- The United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame grew by five members as the careers of the new inductees were celebrated Thursday night at the Reno Ballroom.

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Belmonte Successfully Defends Masters Crown
Date Posted: Sun, Feb 23rd, 2014 12:00:00 am

FEBRUARY 23, 2014. - Australia's Jason Belmonte became the first bowler in nearly 50 years to successfully defend a United States Bowling Congress Masters title on Sunday as he defeated EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., 221-177.

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Aussie Belmonte Selected as PBA Player of the Year
Date Posted: Sat, Jan 18th, 2014 12:00:00 am

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (Jan. 17, 2014) – Australia’s Jason Belmonte was named the 2012-13 Professional Bowlers Association Chris Schenkel Player of the Year today during a special live presentation from Thunderbowl Lanes on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame.

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New Yorker Shafer Earns Sportsmanship Award
Date Posted: Sat, Jan 18th, 2014 12:00:00 am

SEATTLE (Jan. 17, 2014) – Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., has been selected by his fellow Professional Bowlers Association members as winner of the 2012-13 Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced today.

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Newark's Doug Kent Elected to USBC Hall of Fame
Date Posted: Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014 12:00:00 am

DECEMBER 24, 2013 - Doug Kent of Newark, N.Y., and Steve Cook of Granite Bay, Calif., have been elected to the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category.

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Greater Buffalo USBC Youth Named to All-American Team
Date Posted: Thu, May 30th, 2013 12:00:00 am

MAY 30, 2013 -- Matthew Kinn of Hamburg (Greater Buffalo USBC) has been selected to the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team, it was announced today.

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New York's Matthew Farber Named to Junior Team USA
Date Posted: Fri, May 24th, 2013 12:00:00 am

MAY 24, 2103 -- Eight of the top youth bowlers in the country, including Matthew Farber of Plainview (Long Island USBC), will travel to Puerto Rico in July to represent Junior Team USA at the 2013 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships.

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USBC Strikes 12-Year Deal with South Point in Las Vegas
Date Posted: Tue, May 7th, 2013 12:00:00 am

APRIL 30, 2013 --South Point Hotel and Casino, the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), Las Vegas Events (LVE) and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced a 12-year deal to host several annual USBC events, including the USBC Open Championships and USBC Women's Championships, both citywide, and inside a new, $30 million bowling tournament facility at South Point starting in 2013.

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USBC Open Championships Coming to Syracuse in 2018
Date Posted: Thu, Feb 28th, 2013 12:00:00 am

FEBRUARY 28, 2013 - The United States Bowling Congress has selected two future sites for the Open Championships, including a move to Syracuse, N.Y., while the Women's Championships is heading to the Midwest and Gulf Coast.

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