New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Smallwood Tops Belmonte for PBA Players Championship

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 25, 2018) – Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., won four consecutive stepladder finals matches, including the title match against defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia, to win the Barbasol PBA Players Championship at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl Sunday for his second major and third career PBA Tour title.
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O'Grady Climbs Ladder to Win PBA Tournament of Champions

FAIRLAWN, Ohio (Feb. 11, 2018) – Advancing from a pre-tournament qualifier earlier in the week all the way to the title match, four-time Professional Bowlers Association regional tournament winner Matt O'Grady of Rahway, N.J., won the 53rd PBA Tournament of Champions Sunday for his first PBA Tour title.
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Binghamton's Galli Named East Region Rookie of the Year

JAN. 16, 2018 -- Ryan Galli of Binghamton was named PBA East Region Rookie of the Year for 2017 based on his two fifth-place finishes and his four match play appearances.
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90th NYS Open Championships -- RESULTS

Tournament Dates: April 12-May 18, 2014

2014 NYS OPEN CHAMPIONS: The Mybowler Zone team (Rochester USBC BA) took top honors this season at the 90th NYS Open Championships at AMF Empire Lanes in Webster (Rochester). From left are Matt LaGeorge, Roger Thaine Jr., Rich Ferraro II, Steve Meyer and Ricky Zinone.

DOUBLES CHAMPS: The father-son duo of Robert Phillips and Robert Phillips Jr. (Twin Tiers USBC) captured the Handicap Doubles title at the Open Championships with a 1,582 score.

NYS Open Championships

Rochester Team Captures Title;
‘Seniors’ 1st in Doubles, Singles

JUNE 13, 2014 – A team of tournament-tested bowlers, a household name and a couple of “60-somethings” captured titles at the 90th NYS Open Championships, which took place from April 11 through May 18 at AMF Empire Lanes in Webster.

Mybowler Zone posted 3,601 on the tournament’s final day to claim the $3,350 first prize. Team members are Ricky Zinone, Roger Thaine Jr., Matt LaGeorge, Rich Ferraro II and Steve Meyer. The squad’s 3,556 total also was the top team scratch score in the tournament, which drew 222 five-person teams.

Former PBA star (and newly-elected Hall of Famer) Doug Kent of Newark (Lake Ontario USBC) took the Handicap and Scratch All-Events titles with 2,301. He earned $400 for the All-Events crown plus a paid entry to the 2015 USBC Masters.

Kent had two 300 games and a pair of 800 series in the tournament.

The Handicap Singles title went to 65-year-old Al Vlietstra of Warsaw (Genesee Region USBC), who posted an 843 series (757 scratch). He earned $800.

The Handicap Doubles title went to the father-son team of 65-year-old Robert Phillips and Robert Phillips Jr. of Allegany (Twin Tiers USBC), who posted 1,582. They earned $1,650.

In Scratch Doubles, Kevin Donaghue and Mark Scuderi (Rochester USBC BA) placed first with 1,521.

Next year's tournament is scheduled for AMF Thruway Lanes in Cheektowaga (Buffalo).

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