New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Brooklyn's Michael Martell Qualifies for Junior Team USA

WICKLIFFE, Ohio – Wesley Low Jr. of Palmdale, California, and Allie Leiendecker of Wooster, Ohio, captured 20-and-under titles at the 2017 Junior Gold Championships presented by the Brands of Ebonite International, while Brooklyn's Michael Martell bowled well enough at the tournament to earn a spot on the Junior Team USA squad.
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New Yorker LeClair Earns PBA50 Player of Year Crown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 8, 2017) – PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber won the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite for his 100th overall title in PBA competition Tuesday, and Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., survived challenges from Norm Duke and Parker Bohn III to win his first PBA50 Player of the Year crown.
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Liz Johnson Captures 4th Straight U.S. Women's Open Title

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 7, 2017 - United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, just bought a house and is in the process of permanently relocating from New York to Illinois, and she'll now need to make some room in her new place for a couple more trophies.
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Long Island Bowler Places First at PBA Regional in York, Pa.

York, Pa. (August 6, 2017) – Anthony Pepe of Elmhurst, N.Y., defeated B.J. Moore of Greensburg, Pa., 198-178, to win the PBA Bowlers Supply/Storm Open presented by Roto Grip at Colony Park Lanes North Sunday for his third career regional title and his second in this event.
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USBC Board Extends Contract for Executive Director Murphy

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 2, 2017 – Chad Murphy has agreed to a three-year contract extension to continue as Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). The agreement extends Murphy's tenure as Executive Director into 2020. Murphy was first named Executive Director in June of 2014.
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Ray Edwards Posts 22nd Regional Title

Stratford, N.J. (July 9, 2017) – Ray Edwards of Middle Island, N.Y. defeated Jay Davis of Silver Spring, Md., 279-231, to win the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial presented by Columbia 300 at 30 Strikes Sunday for his 22nd overall PBA Regional title.
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LeClair Wins in Farmingdale for Second Title of PBA50 Season

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (May 9, 2017) – Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., won the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday to become the season's first PBA50 Tour two-time winner.
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McEwan Makes USA Roster for World Games in Wroclaw, Poland

ARLINGTON, Texas - The 2017 World Games is a few months away, and the Team USA bowlers are ready to add to the success they found at the event four years ago.
The tournament will be held at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, from July 21-24 as part of the 11-day, multi-sport World Games.

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Kneas Rolls 279 in Title Match to Capture PBA50 Event in Elmira

Elmira, N.Y. (March 26, 2017) – David Kneas of Annapolis, Md., defeated Gary Bondarchuk of Langhorne, Pa., 279-237, to win the PBA50 Rossi Lanes Eastern Open at Rossi Lanes Sunday for his ninth career QubicaAMF PBA Regional title.
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McEwan Edges Johnson in WBT Finals Battle of New York Standouts

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2017 – Two-time Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour champion Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, successfully defended her World Bowling Tour Finals title Sunday by delivering a clutch strike in the final frame.

The 25-year-old right-hander's strike at The Orleans Bowling Center gave her a final score of 203, forcing two-time PWBA Player of the Year Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, to mark in her 10th frame to secure the win.

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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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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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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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Brooklyn's Michael Martell Qualifies for Junior Team USA
Date Posted: Wed, Aug 9th, 2017 12:00:00 am

WICKLIFFE, Ohio – Wesley Low Jr. of Palmdale, California, and Allie Leiendecker of Wooster, Ohio, captured 20-and-under titles at the 2017 Junior Gold Championships presented by the Brands of Ebonite International, while Brooklyn's Michael Martell bowled well enough at the tournament to earn a spot on the Junior Team USA squad.

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New Yorker LeClair Earns PBA50 Player of Year Crown
Date Posted: Wed, Aug 9th, 2017 12:00:00 am

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 8, 2017) – PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber won the PBA50 DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite for his 100th overall title in PBA competition Tuesday, and Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., survived challenges from Norm Duke and Parker Bohn III to win his first PBA50 Player of the Year crown.

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Liz Johnson Captures 4th Straight U.S. Women's Open Title
Date Posted: Mon, Aug 7th, 2017 12:00:00 am

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 7, 2017 - United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Liz Johnson of Deerfield, Illinois, just bought a house and is in the process of permanently relocating from New York to Illinois, and she'll now need to make some room in her new place for a couple more trophies.

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Long Island Bowler Places First at PBA Regional in York, Pa.
Date Posted: Mon, Aug 7th, 2017 12:00:00 am

York, Pa. (August 6, 2017) – Anthony Pepe of Elmhurst, N.Y., defeated B.J. Moore of Greensburg, Pa., 198-178, to win the PBA Bowlers Supply/Storm Open presented by Roto Grip at Colony Park Lanes North Sunday for his third career regional title and his second in this event.

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USBC Board Extends Contract for Executive Director Murphy
Date Posted: Thu, Aug 3rd, 2017 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 2, 2017 – Chad Murphy has agreed to a three-year contract extension to continue as Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). The agreement extends Murphy's tenure as Executive Director into 2020. Murphy was first named Executive Director in June of 2014.

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Ray Edwards Posts 22nd Regional Title
Date Posted: Tue, Jul 11th, 2017 12:00:00 am

Stratford, N.J. (July 9, 2017) – Ray Edwards of Middle Island, N.Y. defeated Jay Davis of Silver Spring, Md., 279-231, to win the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial presented by Columbia 300 at 30 Strikes Sunday for his 22nd overall PBA Regional title.

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LeClair Wins in Farmingdale for Second Title of PBA50 Season
Date Posted: Wed, May 10th, 2017 12:00:00 am

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (May 9, 2017) – Brian LeClair of Delmar, N.Y., won the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday to become the season's first PBA50 Tour two-time winner.

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McEwan Makes USA Roster for World Games in Wroclaw, Poland
Date Posted: Tue, Mar 28th, 2017 12:00:00 am

ARLINGTON, Texas - The 2017 World Games is a few months away, and the Team USA bowlers are ready to add to the success they found at the event four years ago.
The tournament will be held at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, from July 21-24 as part of the 11-day, multi-sport World Games.

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Kneas Rolls 279 in Title Match to Capture PBA50 Event in Elmira
Date Posted: Tue, Mar 28th, 2017 12:00:00 am

Elmira, N.Y. (March 26, 2017) – David Kneas of Annapolis, Md., defeated Gary Bondarchuk of Langhorne, Pa., 279-237, to win the PBA50 Rossi Lanes Eastern Open at Rossi Lanes Sunday for his ninth career QubicaAMF PBA Regional title.

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McEwan Edges Johnson in WBT Finals Battle of New York Standouts
Date Posted: Tue, Feb 28th, 2017 12:00:00 am

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2017 – Two-time Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour champion Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, successfully defended her World Bowling Tour Finals title Sunday by delivering a clutch strike in the final frame.

The 25-year-old right-hander's strike at The Orleans Bowling Center gave her a final score of 203, forcing two-time PWBA Player of the Year Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, to mark in her 10th frame to secure the win.

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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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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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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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