New York State USBC Bowling Association News
LeClair Makes it Two Straight with Win over Ventura in Battle of New Yorkers

HAMMOND, Ind. (July 18, 2019) – Brian LeClair joined Walter Ray Williams Jr. as the only multiple winners on the PBA50 Tour this season by capturing the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by Ebonite title Thursday at Olympia Lanes for his second consecutive title of the season.
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Albany's LeClair Tops Weber for PBA50 Title in Minnesota

MONTICELLO, Minn. (July 12, 2019) – Wearing a brace to shore up his ailing left knee, Brian LeClair of Albany, New York recovered from a slow start to beat PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber 225-200 in the title match to win the PBA50 River City Extreme Open presented by Hammer Friday for his first win of the season and fourth of his career.
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Sam Ventura Captures PBA Ned Micelli Memorial Tournament

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (June 22, 2019) – Sammy Ventura of Norwich, N.Y., a two-time East Region PBA50 Player of the Year, compiled a 5-3 match play record and a 15-game total of 3,598 pins to win the PBA50 Ned Micelli Memorial at Herrill Lanes Saturday by a mere six pins over reigning PBA50 East Region Player of the Year Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa.
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Coaching / Instruction


IBC Launches New Learn-To-Bowl Youth Program

JANUARY 27, 2017 – The International Bowling Campus has launched the USA Bowling Learn the Sport program designed to help develop the next generation of bowlers.

USA Bowling Learn the Sport is a new four-week program that will provide bowling centers, pro shops, and United States Bowling Congress associations the tools to provide basic instruction to new youth bowlers. By teaching the sport, these newcomers not only will learn basic skills while having fun but quickly will see more success on the lanes and will want to continue to bowl.

For more about this new program, go to the Coaching page of this website.

The learn-to-bowl program is a partnership between the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), USBC, International Bowling Campus Youth Development (IBC Youth), Strike Ten Entertainment and the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructions Association (IBPSIA).

The program was introduced to bowling centers at the BPAA Summit in Charleston, South Carolina.

"This program is unique in that it provides video lessons which allows proprietors to execute the program, even if the center isn't fortunate enough to have a certified coach," said Bart Burger, BPAA Managing Director of Membership and Education Services. "We have developed a comprehensive kit so bowling centers can easily start forming classes for new bowlers through in-center marketing and online with our digital resources."

Bowling is the largest participatory sport for youth in the United Sates with more than 17 million youth taking to the lanes each year, according to Simmons Research.

The USA Bowling Learn the Sport program is designed to have four one-hour sessions each week. Each session will start with a short classroom meeting before the youth bowlers take to the lanes to put what they have learned into practice. Sessions cover lane safety, equipment, how to swing the ball, footwork, shooting spares and so much more.

"Many youth bowlers first experience bowling through birthday parties and in-school bowling through P.E. classes, then become excited about the sport and want to learn more," said IBC Youth Managing Director Gary Brown. "This program will get them started and hopefully ignite a passion to continue to pursue the sport."

A special USA Bowling Learn the Sport kit has been developed for centers to promote the program and contains everything a center needs to teach the classes, including a coach's guide, proprietor's guide, DVD with weekly lessons and much more.

To learn more, please visit BPAA.com/USABowling.


List of New York State Certified Coaches

Brenda J. Allen  East Freetown, NY  sevenvalleyusbc@verizon.net

Roger R. Allen  East Freetown, NY -- Bronze Level certified coach -- rrallen57@verizon.net

Gerry Angel Ithaca NY 
gangel14850@verizon.net

Karen Beam, Bronze Level certified coach (Silver pending)
Past-Director Mid-Hudson USBC
MHUSBC Hall of Fame, Ability   hudsonvalleybowlingsupply@aol.com

Steven A. Beam, Silver Level certified coach
Past-Director Mid-Hudson USBC   hudsonvalleybowlingsupply@aol.com

Anna Bell  Hicksville NY annabell1@optonline.net

Rick Bowman  Peru NY  12972  rbbowler@gmail.com

Kathy Broady  Bronx  NY 10467-1163  queenpin53@yahoo.com

Warren Bush, North Tonawanda NY 14120   bushwm@icloud.com

Alfred Cao  Woodhaven  NY 11421    azeecoe@hotmail.com

Louis Cappellini West Islip  NY 11795  coachcap@coachcappforbowling.com

Gary  L Cioch  Frankfort  NY 13340-3513   gary.cioch@remington.com

Bill  M Delawski  Bellerose  NY 11426  wmdela@att.net

Ronald  P Diers  Kingston   NY 12401-6032

Kevin Farner Springville NY, 14141 sprlanes@netzero.com

Stephen Fawcett Schenectady, NY sfawcett@nycap.rr.com,

Tom Fluker  Batavia NY 14020 -- Silver Level certified coach -- tfstrikeforce@msn.com

Steven M. Friedman   South Merrick NY  11556  steve@tsga.com

Pete Garrison -- Silver Level certified coach
Past-President Mid-Hudson USBC, 25+ years
MHUSBC Hall of Fame, Ability  hudsonvalleybowlingsupply@aol.com

Tommy Genova  Elmont NY  11003  tgenova418@gmail.com

Vito A Genova  Franklin Sq  NY 11010-1020  ezoilwiper@gmail.com

Cindy Hogan Rochester, NY cynthiahogan21@yahoo.com

Richard  G Jacobson  Yonkers   NY 10705  bowlproshop@aol.com

Jack Jurek  Buffalo NY -- Silver Level certified coach --  pbausana@aol.com

Bobby Kimball  Long Island NY bobbyawol1@aol.com

George Klein  Lindenhurst  NY 11757-1239  traveler_90712@yahoo.com

Jayu  S Kulkarni Lake Ronkonkoma  NY 11779  cpauud1@yahoo.com

Paul S Kupelian  Constantia  NY 13044  pkupeli1@twcny.rr.com

Chris Lamb, Rochester, NY, chrisbaaaa@aim.com

Gary Landsdowne  Homer NY  gblandsdowne@yahoo.com

Louis Loprinzo Putnam Valley NY 10579 L-Lorpinzo@optonline.net

Rich Manzer Jr. Albany, NY  12205-2219 rmanzer857@hotmail.com

Stephen W. Marsh, Silver Level certified coach
Past-President Mid-Hudson USBC, 25+ years
MHUSBC Hall of Fame, Ability and Service    hudsonvalleybowlingsupply@aol.com

Sal Mattera, Smithtown, L.I., gmattera36@yahoo.com

Ken Misnik, Cheektowaga, NY  kennik00@roadrunner.com

Kathy Morreale  Whitesboro NY 13492 mjm61@roadrunner.com

Arthur O'Connor  West Hempstead, NY 11552  artdoc60@yahoo.com

Paul Olivadoti Cicero NY polivado@twcny.rr.com

Michael A Pettinella  Batavia NY 14020 mikepett2002@yahoo.com

Martin W Piraino East Syracuse, NY 13057 mpiraino18cobb@yahoo.com

Anthony C Phillips  Elmont NY 11003  rooc911@yahoo.com

Robert J Phillips  Allegany  NY 14706-9416 phillips3607@yahoo.com

Malcolm A Press Rock Hill   NY 12775  kooljazz2004@excite.com

Edward Quinones Endicott NY 13760 masteredq@aol.com

Tim Regan  East Northport, N.Y. 11731  Tregan6354@aol.com

Frank Rutigliano Poughkeepsie NY  frankyfrank85@yahoo.com

Christopher S Searchfield Webster  NY 14580 csearch1@rochester.rr.com

Kenneth S Sheen  Flushing  NY 11358   kssheen@aol.com

Marshall Smith Wappingers Falls NY 12590 mesmith60@msn.com

Choon H Tan  Elmhurst NY 11373  patctan@hotmail.com

Bryan Takacs, Endicott, N.Y., btakacs@me.stier.org

Paul Voelker, Sayre, Pa. 18840 -- Silver Level certified coach -- 101bowlingnow@gmail.com

Sam Ventura,Syracuse, N.Y. -- Bronze Level certified coach -- talkingsammyv@gmail.com

Raymond Watkins, Jackson Heights, NY -- Silver Level certified coach -- Ray@BowlingCoachNY.com

Kathie Webster S. Hempstead NY 11550 kylencody@peoplepc.com

Bruce Wood  Cortland, NY bwood9@twcny.rr.com

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