79th NYS Women's Championships -- RESULTS
NYS Women’s Championships
Schenectady-Scotia, Tri-County NY, Westchester Teams Claim Titles
JUNE 18, 2015 – Thrown Together (Schenectady Scotia USBC WBA), led by the record-setting Jessica Aiezza, along with JRW Plumbing & Heating (Tri-County NY USBC) and Tuff Guys (Westchester County USBC) are the Team champions of the 79th NYS Women’s Championships.
Five hundred teams participated in the annual tournament, which took place from April 10 through May 17 at AMF Strike ‘N Spare Lanes in Syracuse.
Thrown Together won the 760-and-Over Scratch Division with a 2,763 score on the tourney’s opening weekend. Aiezza led the way with an 816 series, followed by Helen Waite’s 658, Kara Struffolino’s 647 and Kate Gardner’s 642.
The next day, Aiezza, a left-hander, rolled 802 in Doubles and 770 in Singles for a national-record 2,388 All-Events score. She and Struffolino placed first in Doubles with 1,474 and Aiezza was first in Singles and All-Events.
In the 600-759 Handicap Division, JRW Plumbing & Heating posted 2,571 to top a list of 261 teams. Members were Linda Drew, Renee Duciaume, Frances Westfall and Michele Bensley.
In the 599-and-Under Handicap Division, Tuff Guys registered 2,544. Team members were Sharon Morgans, Sarah Martabano, Juliann Salerno and Heather Edwards.
Winners in other categories are as follows:
Doubles, 300-379 Handicap – Lori Strelecki and Carol Flynn (Tri-County NY USBC), 1,332.
Doubles, 299-and-Under Handicap – Beverly Von Pless and Heidi Piczkur (Syracuse USBC WBA), 1,357.
Singles, 150-189 Handicap – Debbie Preston (Seven Valley USBC), 730.
Singles, 149-and-Under Handicap – Patricia Rundell (Chen Del O USBC), 732.
All-Events, 159-189 Handicap – Heather Edwards (Westchester County USBC), 2,014.
All-Events, 149-and-Under Handicap – Piczkur, 2,030.
Next year’s tournament is scheduled for AMF Dewey Garden Lanes (Team) and Bowl-A-Roll Lanes (Doubles & Singles) in Rochester. Please note that the squad times for Team event on Sundays have been changed to 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Due to the numerous average adjustments that had to be made in accordance with the 10-pin rule, captains next year will be required to submit verification of the highest averages of their bowlers as of April 1, 2016 before bowling or upon check-in. This will speed up the verification process considerably.
In 2016, the 10-pin rule once again will be in effect: Any bowler whose 2015-16 highest league average as of April 1, 2016 for at least 21 games is 10 or more pins higher than her highest 2014-15 average, will be required to use the 2015-16 average.