New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Jason Belmonte Wins Fifth PBA Player of the Year Award

AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 11, 2019) – Australia’s Jason Belmonte was the overwhelming choice as 2019 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year for a fifth time, Professional Bowlers Association CEO Colie Edison and PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced in a special FloBowling livestreaming event Wednesday from FloSports headquarters in Austin, Texas.


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Canastota Bowler First in PBA Regional Event in New Jersey

Manalapan, N.J. (Dec. 7, 2019) – Ryan Graywacz of Canastota, N.Y., defeated Rich Reynolds of Plantsville, Conn., 250-188, to win the Professional Bowlers Association MJK Pro Shop/Knob Hill Eastern Challenge presented by Brunswick on Saturday.

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PBA's Couch, Others React to Brunswick's Purchase of Ebonite

DECEMBER 5, 2019 -- Brunswick’s purchase of Ebonite International last month was more than surprising to a Professional Bowlers Tour standout who has represented the Ebonite bowling ball brands for the past 26 years.
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REMEMBERING OUR LOVED ONES:  NYS US BC Director Daniel Solmine and Liz Taylor (Fulton County Regional USBC) stand next to the Memorial table after a service prior to Saturday's NYS Annual Meeting in Syracuse. The NYS USBC paid tribute to those bowlers, family members and friends who passed away during the 2018-19 season.


The New York State USBC is an arm of the United States Bowling Congress committed to running fair, successful tournaments for bowlers of all ages; an organization dedicated to promoting the great sport of bowling through Hall of Fame and other special award presentations; a source of information to all bowlers interested in improving their game through coaching and instruction, and a vehicle for our young people to combine their scholastic and bowling abilities to receive college scholarships.

Just as importantly, the New York State USBC is run by regular people who appreciate and recognize those special people -- our bowlers -- who have made an impact by participating in leagues and tournaments, and by supporting their families and friends in the sport, throughout their lives. With that being said, we have created this Memorials page on our website as a final tribute to the men and women who have built and helped sustain organized bowling in New York State.

We invite you to send the names of deceased bowlers, relatives of bowlers and friends of the bowling community for inclusion on this page. Please send information to Mike Pettinella, Association Manager, NYS USBC, 55 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, NY 14020, or by email at We also will be acknowledging our deceased members and family/friends during a Memorial Service at the NYS USBC Annual Meeting. Thank you.

Rochester NY USBC
Florence Warner (11-6-19)
William A. "Bill" Hunt (11-2-19)
Canandaigua USBC
Donna M. Eatherly (11-10-19), A life-long bowling enthusiast and youth bowling coach. Donna dedicated her life to bowling, was inducted into several Bowling Halls of Fame, and held many offices in various bowling organizations. CLICK HERE for obituary.
Staten Island USBC
Michael "Mike" Walczysyzn (11-8-19). CLICK HERE for obituary.
Tri-County NY USBC
John R. Westfall (11-16-19), bowler and husband of Frances Westfall, association director.
Rochester NY USBC
Gary S. Holowka (10-22-19)
James Langill Sr. (10-22-19)
Viola "Vi" Harris (10-15-19)
Ithaca USBC
John Capozzi (10-27-19), NYS Hall of Famer (1992) from the Ithaca area.
Albany USBC
Lucille Daignault (10-24-19), past president of the NYS Bowling Writers Assn., NYS Women's 700 Club and Albany WIBC, past secretary of the Albany WIBC and director of the Albany USBC. Calling hours are from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 1) with services at 6:30 p.m. at Dufresne Funeral Home, 216 Columbia St, Cohoes. 
Niagara Falls USBC
Anthony "Tony" Quaranto (10-21-19), former NYS Men's Bowling Association officer and director and Niagara Falls USBC association manager.
Genesee Region USBC
Robert Radley (10-6-19)
Bernice George (10-9-19)
Dorothy "Dot" Koziej (10-9-19)
Tri-County NY USBC
Dale Green (10-15-19)
Genesee Region USBC
Joseph R. (Trigger) Trigilio (9-1-19)
James F. Marciniak (9-30-19)
Rochester NY USBC
Fred Worden (8-20-19)
Anthony J. "Babe" DeMarco (8-12-19)
Patricia E. Bach (8-7-19)
Norma C. Fuller (8-4-19)
Lake Ontario USBC
Marvin Cathy (8-1-19), proprietor of Parkview Lanes in Wolcott
Genesee Region USBC
Doris C. Ransom (8-17-19)
Jeanette M. Fryer (8-17-19)
John "Jabo" Jablonski (8-25-19)
JULY 2019
Fulton USBC
George DeLong (7-26-19)
Rochester NY USBC
Thomas Pisano (7-20-19), age 105; longtime Rochester bowler
Nicholas K. Mabe (7-2-19)
Lake Ontario USBC
Eva Ireland (7-10-19), local association Hall of Famer and former director
JUNE 2019
Genesee Region USBC
Mary Theresa (Marchioli) Sardou (6-29-19), owner and operator, with her son, Thomas, of Viking Valhalla Restaurant at Rose Garden Bowl in Bergen. CLICK HERE for her obituary.
Robert J. "Rob" Morith (6-23-2019)
John R. LaFarnara (6-22-2019)
Fulton County Regional
Sandra L. (Sandy) Suchy (6-11-19), recipient of the 2019 NYS USBC Service to Bowling/Community Award and NYS Women's 600 Club member.
Tri-County NY USBC
Gary Kosteczko (6-1-19), husband of Diane Kosteczko, Tri-County NY USBC director.
Rochester NY USBC
Patricia Fedele (6-28-19)
MAY 2019
Genesee Region USBC
John Kingdollar (5-21-19)
Rebecca "Becky" Hughson (5-22-19)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Patricia E. Batina (5/19/19)
Robert J. Bengert, Sr. (5/2/19)
Jason D. Bren (5/16/19)
Kenneth L. Jaster (5/20/19)
Betty Maw (5/4/19) - GBUSBCA Hall of Fame
APRIL 2019
Genesee Region USBC
Angelo V. Pettinella (4-18-19), father of NYS USBC Association Manager Mike Pettinella
Kingston USBC
Joan Millham (4-9-19)
Maj. Troy D. Campbell (4-30-19), SAW Valley USBC president.
MARCH 2019
Fulton USBC
William Torbitt (3-18-19)
Rochester NY USBC
Andrew C. "Andy" Padulo (3/24/19)
Louis F. Wilson (3/21/19)
Albert R. Brunette Jr. (3/16/19)

Anthony J. Chinappi (3/2/19)
Elmira USBC
Andrew C. Giles (3-20-19)
Rochester NY USBC
Nicolette "Nikki" Leonardo (2/25/19)

Kathy Martin Clausen (2/18/19)
Keith "Jim" Beadle (2/18/19)
Edward R. Schaad (2/14/19)
Travis J. Voellinger (2/9/19)
Doris Muhs (2/2/19)
Scott MacCracken (2/1/19)
Janet Turpyn (2/1/19)
Robert J. Perry Sr. (1/24/19)
Grace L. Frost (2/24/19)


Long Island USBC
Herbert Weihs (1-14-19)
Rochester NY USBC
William "Bill" Wells (1-9-19)
Robert J. Perry Sr. (1-24-19)
Fulton County Regional USBC
Greg Simonson (12-3-18), former secretary of the Johnstown men's association and president of Fulton County Hall of Fame, and HOF member
Evangelina Wilcox (12-5-18)
Rochester NY USBC
Pamela VanderLyke (12-10-18)
Genesee Region USBC
Donald C. "Clarky" Vescovi (12-29-18)
Frances Dickes (12-28-18)
Dolores (Kosiorek) McCarthy (12-1-18)
Corning USBC
Judith F. Ruocco (12-23-18), Corning Hall of Fame member.
Raymond H. Zoerb (12-29-18)
Central NY USBC
William "Bill" Miner (12-19-18), owner of Green Lakes Lanes in Fayetteville. CLICK HERE for obituary.
Fulton USBC
Nicholas J. Sereno (12-17-18), co-owner of Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.
Fulton County Regional USBC
James Oare (11-21-18)
Jeremy Van Nostrand (11-27-18)
Long Island USBC
Josephine Broccolo (10-23-18), mother of several LIUSBC members.
Elaine Rezny (10-12-18), CLICK HERE for services, past president, Nassau County Women.
Corning USBC
Glenda C. Merrill (10-25-18), former director, member of 500 and 600 Clubs.
Corning USBC
Royal Denson (9-16-18), WWII Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient.
Rochester NY USBC
Brian Dodds (9/15/18)
Charles A. Domicello (9/13/18)
Albany USBC
Beverley Krauss-Hussey (9-1-18), daughter of Karen Krauss, former NYS USBC director and current Albany USBC association manager. CLICK HERE for obituary.
Fulton County Regional USBC
Gordon Hadcock (9-7-18)
Michelle Smith (9-10-18)
Roger Edwards (9-13-18)
Mid-Hudson USBC
Gerald Dembeck (8-15-18)
Rochester NY USBC
Deborah Ann Arend (8-25-18)
Ron DeFrance (8-19-18)
Todd Efing (8-9-18)
JULY 2018
Westchester County USBC
Lisa (Riley) Caverly (7-10-18)
Long Island USBC
Margaret C. "Marge" Spano (7-4-18), longtime board member of Suffolk County WBA and Long Island USBC, state delegate. CLICK HERE for services.
Rochester NY USBC
George Witzel (7-11-18)
JUNE 2018
Rochester NY USBC
David A. Mack (6-9-18)
Anthony P. Ferrari (6-17-18)
Jimmie Lee Bruce (6-8-18)
Mid-Hudson USBC
Mary Taylor (6-28-18)
Wayne County USBC WBA
Elizabeth (Betty) Oakleaf (6-19-18)
June Soules (6-22-18)
Long Island USBC
Edward Altmann (6-14-18), brother of Flo Janovsky, LIUSBC board member
Westchester Co. USBC
Anne E. "Betty" McDermott (6-4-18), WCUSBC board member
MAY 2018
Hudson Valley USBC
Joseph W. McDowell (5-6-18)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Ronald J. Kelly (5-2-18)
Gary M. Gospodarski (5-12-18)
Dennis J. Gaca (5-21-18)
New York City USBC
Linda Hampton (5-16-18)
Nick Pondillo (5-13-18)
Corning USBC
Marsha Ann Corso (5-5-18), Corning Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame member
Tighe Taylor (5-27-18)
Long Island USBC
Al Barbieri (5-2-18)
Wayne County USBC WBA
Clinton H. McDonald (5-14-18)
Rochester NY USBC
Arthur F. Guentner (5-17-18)

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