New York State USBC Bowling Association News
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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for the 2017 NYS USBC Annual Meeting

NYS Women's Championships
Erie Alumni, Team B O D,
Meadowridge Vet Hospital
Lead Respective Divisions 

MAY 24, 2017 – Erie Alumni (Tonawandas USBC) posted 2,806 – more than 700 per bowler – to jump into first place in the 760-and-Over Scratch division as the 81st NYS Women's Championships drew to a close over the weekend at Tonawanda Bowling Center.

CLICK HERE for unofficial standings through May 24.

CLICK HERE for the projected prize list, updated on May 24.

One in six in each category will cash. Prize checks will be mailed by June 21, unless extended due to average verification issues.

Team captain Tammy Burgstahler led the way with a 768 series on Friday night as Erie Alumni moved past previous leader Islanders No. 4 (Long Island USBC), which had registered 2,696.

Anna McIntyre added 709 while Jocelyn Stutz-Krempa rolled 685 and Holly Parrish 644.

On Saturday, the Voelker's Bowling Center team (Greater Buffalo USBC) challenged Erie's score before falling short, finishing with 2,707 for second place. Parrish (711) and Burgstahler (678) also were on that team, along with Kathy Geissler (691) and Suzanne Nawojski (627).

In 600-759 Handicap Team action, there were no changes at the top as Team B O D (Niagara Falls USBC WBA) maintained its lead, and in 599-and-Under Handicap Team competition, Meadowridge Vet Hospital (Auburn USBC WBA) stayed in first as well.

Two teams did move into the top five in the 599-and-Under Handicap division – Jack's Deuces Wild (Tri-County NY USBC) and Kendra's Krazies (Johnstown USBC WBA).

In Singles, Kendra Sweet (Johnstown USBC WBA) moved into first place in the 149-and-Under Handicap division with 700 – 541 scratch plus 159 pins handicap based on her 137 average.

Other final unofficial leaders:

380-and-Over Scratch – Nawojski and Michelle Sterner (Niagara Falls USBC WBA), 1,440.
300-379 Handicap – Dianne Armstrong and Desiree Boone (Hudson Valley USBC), 1,337.
299-and-Under Handicap – Mabel Mills and Jo Ellen Saumier (Northern Adirondack USBC), 1,311.

190-and-Over Scratch – Krista Voelker-Burt (Niagara Falls USBC WBA), 776.
150-189 Handicap – Rebekah Partridge (Hornell USBC), 763.

190-and-Over Scratch – Kristina Szczerbinski (Tonawandas and Greater Buffalo USBC), 2,188.
150-189 Handicap – Alexa Baker (Seven Valley USBC), 1,993.
149-and-Under Handicap – Connie Hulbert (Chen Del O USBC), 2,108.

The NYS USBC would like to thank officers, directors and volunteers from the Tonawandas USBC for their assistance throughout the tournament and the management and staff at Tonawanda Bowling Center for a job well done as hosts.

The tournament drew 404 teams, 760 doubles, 1,520 singles and 1,489 all-events entries. Next year's Women's Championships are scheduled for Fishkill Bowl in the Hudson Valley.

Rochester Team Holds on
to Top Spot at NYS Open;
Jewell, Culp Lead 300 Parade

MAY 23, 2017 – The closing weekend of the 93rd NYS Open Championships produced 11 300 games and seven 800 series, but the barrage of strikes on the Ideal Bowling Center lanes in Endicott wasn't enough to knock the Family Affair team (Rochester NY USBC) out of the top spot.

CLICK HERE for unofficial standings.

CLICK HERE for prize list.

In unofficial final standings released today, Family Affair, captained by Robert Cannon, held onto the lead in Handicap Team with 3,797. Other members are Vincent Fulmore, ShaQuell Strong, Aaron Young and Mark Cannon.

At least three teams had a shot at that score heading into the final frames, but fell short. In fact, only the KPA Golf Team (Adirondack USBC) was able to crack the top five, finishing with 3,723 – behind second place Ed's Rentals (Kingston NY USBC BA), 3,768; and Team Sippers I (Southern Tier USBC), 3,735.

Team Sippers I held onto the Scratch Team lead with 3,590, while Upstate Strikers I (Utica Central NY USBC BA) moved into the second spot with 3,502.

Members of the Team Sippers I team are Larry Porter, James Pecha, Blair Dury, Jim Thomas and Ray Cyr Jr.

The tournament drew 228 teams (one less than last year), 523 doubles, 1,046 singles and 910 all-events.

One in five will cash in all divisions, which include the top five spots in the Scratch divisions. Barring an extension for average verification reasons, prize checks will be mailed by June 21.

Individually, there were some noteworthy efforts over the weekend.

In Singles, Recco Jewell (Rochester NY USBC) put together back-to-back 300 games after an opening 207 to finish with an 807 scratch and a tournament-best 858 with handicap.

Jewell edged Chad Bodner (Auburn USBC BA) by two pins – Bodner had 204-288-300—792 scratch – and Mike Johnson (Genesee Region USBC) by 10 pins – Johnson also posted 792 scratch.

Jewell's 807 fell eight pins short of the Scratch Singles title. That went to Dan Vick (Rochester NY USBC), who rolled 815.

In Doubles, Scott Culp (Genesee Region USBC) started exploded for 300-300-242—842 and Jeff Fetzner (Hornell USBC) added 300—715 for a 1,557 score, good for first place by 11 pins over Chris Short and James Cramer (Southern Tier USBC).

Short and Cramer's 1,683 score with handicap, however, pushed them into first place past previous leaders Amanda Zastrow and Shawn Bender (Greater Buffalo USBC), 1,631. Cramer led the way with his first 800 series – 803.

In All-Events, Vick held on to the Scratch lead with 2,267 – edging Terry Thompson Jr. (Long Island USBC) by six pins – while Adam Blank (Kingston NY USBC BA) held on for the Handicap lead with 2,443 – 14 pins more than George Martin (Tri-County NY USBC), a longtime state tournament participant who will be cashing for the first time.

Other 300 games over the weekend: Brad Lawyer (Utica Central NY USBC BA), Dean Distin (Fulton USBC BA), Larry Bailey (Southern Tier USBC), Sean McGovern (Southern Tier USBC) and Thompson Jr.

Other 800 series were rolled by Thompson Jr., 834; Dustin Lee (Southern Tier USBC), 815; Bradley Stone (Syracuse USBC BA), 802, and James Diamond (Utica Central NY USBC BA), 801.

All told, there were 19 perfect games and 15 800 series on the Kegel High Street oil pattern.

The NYS USBC wishes to thank the Southern Tier USBC for its support and the management and staff at Ideal Bowling Center for hosting the tournament. The 2018 NYS Open Championships are scheduled to take place at Patel's Kingston Lanes in Kingston.

Rochester's Adam Turner Selected
to Receive 'Pat' Zonneville Scholarship

UPDATED - MAY 23, 2017

MAY 1, 2017 – Adam Turner of Rochester has been selected to receive the New York State USBC's top scholarship for this season – the newly-created Priscilla 'Pat' Zonneville Memorial Scholarship.

CLICK HERE for bios on the scholarship recipients

Go to the Youth Scholarship page for more on the Zonneville Scholarship

The $4,000 scholarship -- $1,000 annually, renewable for up to four years -- is named after Priscilla Zonneville, the first president of the NYS USBC and NYS Hall of Famer, who passed away on Sept. 6, 2017

(See the article at the bottom of this home page).

Six other scholar-athletes will be receiving scholarships from the state bowling association as a result of judging by the NYS USBC Youth Education Services committee.

They are:

-- Sarah Gerken of Brockport, $3,000 ($750 renewable annually for up to four years)

-- Robert DiGiacomo of Rye Brook, $2,000 ($500 renewable annually for up to four years)

-- Jessica Forminio of Staten Island, $1,000.

-- Jayden Skeete Solimine of New Rochelle, $1,000.

-- Breanna Forrest of Athens, Pa., $1,000.

-- Kyle Freberg of Oswego, $1,000.

The NYS Youth Leaders contribute $1,000 to these scholarships.

CLICK HERE for a cool video from Fairley Elementary 
on the In-School Bowling Kit it received from NYS USBC

Eight to Receive Spirit, Future Stars Awards

MARCH 24, 2017 – Eight youth bowlers have been selected to receive Spirit and Future Stars scholarship awards by the NYS USBC's Youth Education Services committee for 2016-17.

Spirit Awards are given to students in grades 8-11 who exhibit sportsmanship, commitment and leadership, as nominated by their youth bowling coaches.

Spirit Award winners:

1 -- McKinley Mulstay, Port Ewen, 10th grade, $750
2 -- Erin Blank, Mt. Marion, 10th grade, $500
3 -- Hunter Payne, Wellsville, 10th grade, $250

Future Stars Awards go to students in grades K-7 who were asked to submit (electronically) a bowling related photo ("selfie") with an appropriate caption explaining "Why I like to bowl!"

Future Stars Award winners:

1 -- Parker Boorom, Binghamton, 7th grade, $250
2t -- Keegan Alexander, Victor, 4th grade, $175
2t -- Jason Henze, New Hampton, 1st grade, $175
4 -- Brianna Mowry, Kingston, 3rd grade, $100
5 -- Mark Hammersley, Kingston, 4th grade, $50

The scholarships will be deposited into the students' SMART accounts through the USBC.

Scholarship awards to graduating seniors will be announced at a later date.

NYS USBC to Offer
Senior Masters Event

Lakeview Lanes in Fulton to Host
Scratch Singles Tournament on Nov. 4

MARCH 22, 2017 – The New York State USBC has added another state championship tournament to its late summer/early fall lineup of events for its men and women members age 50 and over.

The 1st NYS Senior Masters Championship, a scratch singles tourney offering a first prize of $1,200 (based on at least 80 entries), will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

This one-day tournament comes on the heels of the 37th NYS Women's Senior Singles Championships on Aug. 11-13, 18-20 at East Greenbush Bowling Center (Albany area) and the 39th NYS Open Senior Championships on Oct. 14-15, 21-22 at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool (Syracuse area).

"Thanks to the efforts of a small group of men committed to advancing our sport and to several companies who have signed up to sponsor the tournament, we are pleased to be able to offer the New York State Senior Masters," said Roger Buckman, NYS USBC president.

Buckman was referring to a committee comprised of Martin Fichera of Syracuse, Mike Tryniski of Fulton, Russ Mills of Auburn, Sam Ventura of Norwich and NYS USBC Director Dennis O'Donnell of Auburn, working with NYS USBC Association Manager Mike Pettinella, who developed the format for the tournament.

The tournament is being sponsored by Joe Bethmann of Bethmann Russell Financial Services in Syracuse, along with bowling ball companies Brunswick, MOTIV, Storm and Columbia 300.

The format features two four-game qualifying rounds (9:30 and 11:30 a.m.), with re-entry allowed, and followed by the top 16 competing in a single-elimination, two-game match play finals. The top 16 will include a guaranteed spot for a 60-and-over bowler, unless a 60-and-over bowler makes the cut outright.

The entry fee is $65.

For more details, go to the Tournaments page to download an entry form.

Entry forms for the NYS Women's Senior Singles Championships and the NYS Open Senior Championships also can be downloaded from the Tournaments page.

Both of those tournaments are handicap events, with divisions based on the bowlers' age.

Staten Island Youth to Receive
Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship

MARCH 7, 2017 -- Courtney Gervais of Staten Island, president of the New York State Youth Leaders and an honor student at Michael J. Petrides School, is one of five United States Bowling Congress Youth members selected to receive the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship in recognition of their community involvement and academic achievements.

Named in honor of bowling great Earl Anthony, who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers, the five scholarship recipients were selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee based on applications. Each of the youth bowlers selected will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Gervais is a senior at Michael J. Petrides School and a member of the National Honor Society. She has taken AP classes in U.S. and world history, language and composition, biology, government and calculus, and holds a 4.0 GPA.

She is co-president of the Petrides Against Cancer Society, which plans, organizes and carries our fundraisers and events each school year, is editor of the student-run newspaper, a student government representative and has been involved in the school's musical production competition each year.

She is co-founder and secretary of the Staten Island Student Advocate Association, which works under the guidance of the Staten Island Borough President's Office to provide children the tools to deal with substance abuse, bullying or domestic violence.

She also is captain of the bowling team and was the Public School Athletic League individual champion in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Also selected were Taylor Ausec, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Rachel Bamford, Rochester, N.H.;  Eric Cowan, Rogersville, Mo., and Connor Jones, Madison, Miss.

Attention Ladies: Hotel Information
for 2017 Women's Senior Singles
is Posted on the Tournaments Page

CLICK HERE for a special website dedicated to this tournament, complete with much useful hotel, entertainment and other information about the Albany area.

Funding Teaching Grants
to Hannibal, S.I. Schools

FEBRUARY 9, 2017 – The New York State USBC, through its Youth Education Services program and in conjunction with the International Bowling Campus, is awarding grants to two schools in its ongoing effort to promote the sport of bowling to young people.

In-School Bowling Grants, in the amount of $1,200 each, will be going to Fairley Elementary School in Hannibal and to Public School 11 in Staten Island.

The equipment purchased through the grant consists of six carpet bowling lanes with balls and pins along with a teaching curriculum.

Five years ago, the NYS USBC partnered with the Bowling Foundation and YES fund to fund these types of grants for New York schools demonstrating the need.

Three other New York State schools are receiving similar grants via funding by the IBC. They are Tremont Elementary School in Medford, Nathaniel Rochester Community School 3 in Rochester and Andrew Jackson Elementary School 145 in Brooklyn.

CLICK HERE for additional information about the program.

Kinyon, DiFlorio, Sheridan,
Ashby to be Inducted
into NYS Hall of Fame

UPDATE -- APRIL 24, 2017


To purchase tickets for the NYS USBC Hall of Fame Dinner on June 3, send a check for $45 for each dinner -- made out to NYS USBC -- to NYS USBC, 55 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, NY 14020, no later than May 15.

Dinner choices are as follows: Prime Rib, Roasted Salmon or Artichoke & Roasted Red Pepper Turnover. Please indicate the dinner choice next to the person's name. 

See article on Annual Meeting and hotel information below.

DECEMBER 19, 2016 – Three Central New Yorkers and a Western New Yorker have been deemed worthy of induction into the New York State Bowling Hall of Fame.

In voting by the NYS USBC awards committee, Gary Kinyon of Lockport and Roseann DiFlorio of Syracuse were selected in the Superior Performance category while Peter Sheridan of Cortland and Joan Ashby of Auburn were chosen in the Meritorious Service category.

They will be inducted at the NYS USBC Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Pkwy E., Corning, NY 14830.

Bill Fortino and Brad Buckert, both of Rochester, also will be honored that evening. Fortino, general manager of Bowl-A-Roll Lanes, was selected to receive the Proprietor/Manager Recognition Award while Buckert, coach of the Rochester Institute of Technology bowling team, was selected to receive the Service to Youth Award.

Kinyon is a two-time NYS tournament champion – having won the Open scratch all-events title in 1989 and the Open Senior Class E doubles title in 2013, and has compiled numerous tournament victories, league awards and honor scores over 40-plus years as a USBC member.

His tournament titles include the Tri-City Masters three times, the Western New York Senior Masters four times, and singles wins in the Domm's Open, Mancuso's Open, Mount Morris Lanes Open, Oak Orchard Open, 60-and-Over Tour and Cascio's 40-and-Over Tour. He also has many Greater Buffalo, Lockport and Tonawandas USBC association tournament titles.

A Greater Buffalo and Lockport USBC Hall of Famer, Kinyon has recorded 59 300 games, a dozen 299 games and 35 800 series, including a high of 288-280-300—868 in January 2006 at Rapids Bowling Center in Niagara Falls. He also has a 300-300-256--856 series, highlighted by the first 31 strikes.

He has averaged 200 or better every year since 1984, with a high average of 238 in 2009-10.

Kinyon is a regular participant in NYS championship tournaments and has competed in 37 ABC/USBC Open Championships, starting in 1977 and continuing to this day.

DiFlorio has two NYS Women's Championship victories to her credit as a member of the first-place team in 1992 and 2010, and has placed in the top 20 at the state tournament at least 10 times in team, doubles, singles and all-events. She also has a fifth-place finish in the NYS Queens Championship.

A Syracuse USBC WBA Hall of Famer, she won that association's Queens scratch tournament four times (1990, 1993, 2011 and 2014). Her league titles include the Tbird Ladies Classic, Bowl-Mor Doubles and Erie Ladies Classic.

Bowling with partner Tina Fabrizio, DiFlorio placed second in the nation with a 536 two-woman team game in 2011 and set a Syracuse city record for two-woman series of 1,567 – with DiFlorio posting 789.

DiFlorio has compiled five perfect games, four 299 games, and three 800 series – with a high of 813 in December 2015 -- and has carried an average of 200 or more for more than 20 years, with 226 (2003-04) being her best.

Sheridan has been involved in the Cortland (now Seven Valley USBC) bowling scene for more than 50 years as an active league and association officer and director, proprietor, tournament promoter and youth program coordinator.

For his tireless efforts, he was honored by a half-dozen league sportsmanship awards and, in 1976, received the association's prestigious Rol Randall Award.

A member of the Cortland and Seven Valley Halls of Fame, Sheridan served as president of the bowling council for eight years. local association secretary for 10 years and was honored by having the Junior Bowler of the Year award named after him.

As proprietor of Recreation Lanes, he hosted several PBA Senior Regional tournaments, along with state BPA and VFW events. He is credited with building the local association's Hall of Fame ceremony through attracting notable guest speakers and the inception of a program book to cover expenses.

Today, he continues to bowl in a weekly senior men's league.

Ashby has been a key figure in Auburn women's bowling for more than 30 years, including the past six as president of the Auburn USBC WBA.

Her credits include being a life member of the Les Dames de 700 Bowling Club, charter member of the NYS 700 Club (she is the current vice president), member of the NSY Bowling Writers Association, tournament director of the Auburn Citizen Masters and secretary of the Auburn women's classic league.

A former WIBC national teller's committee member, Ashby has attending more than 30 ABC/USBC conventions, and just as many New York State annual meetings.

Ashby was inducted into the Auburn Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1994. She has a high game of 296 and high series of 747.

Fortino has been a "friend" to the NYS USBC for four decades as host of state tournaments, and meetings (at no charge) and as a proponent of the importance of USBC certification.

His efforts at last year's NYS Women's Championship (doubles & singles) – including his work with the Rochester visitors' bureau and local hotels -- were well received by NYS USBC leaders and by the bowlers.

A Syracuse native, Fortino places a high priority on customer service, and makes it a point to know all of his bowlers by name. He runs numerous programs for youth and open bowlers, including nightly specials and discounts.

Buckert, owner of Begin'rs to Pro's pro shop with two locations in Rochester, has devoted much of his time to youth bowling over the past 20-plus years, starting as a youth coach at AMF Dewey Garden Lanes and progressing to the coach of the intercollegiate bowling team at RIT.

He and Jack Moran, proprietor of Roseland Bowl in Canandaigua, started the Youth Bowlers Tour in the Rochester area and have coordinated a program that has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships over the past 10 years.

Buckert has served as assistant coach at Greece Athena High School (which won the state championship in 2004), organized the first Junior Sport League in the nation at Clover Lanes, earning recognition from Bowlers International magazine, coordinated the Junior Gold tournament, served as a Rochester USBC Youth Association director, and coordinated the New York State Teen Masters qualifiers.

He also worked for the USBC at the 2012 Junior Gold Championships in Indianapolis, and organized the Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo at Clover Lanes in 2014.

2017 Annual Meeting
to Take Place June 3
at Radisson Hotel Corning

The New York State USBC is heading to the Crystal City for its 6th Annual Meeting.

NYS USBC President Roger Buckman announced today that negotiations with the Radisson Hotel Corning have been finalized, and that the yearly gathering of state and local association leaders will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in the Steuben County city.

"We're thrilled that our Annual Meeting will be in Corning, at the Radisson – just a 15-minute walk from the world-famous Corning Museum of Glass, and a stone's throw from historic Market Street," Buckman said. "We're confident that our stay at the Radisson will be delightful and that everyone will have a great time."

The Annual Meeting will begin at 1 p.m., and will be preceded by a Memorial Service at 12:30 p.m.

The Radisson Hotel Corning also will host the NYS USBC board of directors meeting on Friday, June 2, and the Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner on the evening of Saturday, June 3.

It is located at 125 Denison Pkwy E., Corning, NY, 14830, and the phone number is 607-962-5000.

Room rates are as follows, plus 12 percent tax:
Room with 1 Queen Bed: $125
Room with 1 King Bed: $135
Room with 2 Double Beds: $135
Room with 2 Queen Beds: $145

Hall of Fame dinner information will be announced in the near future.

In November (and again in December), the NYS USBC office emailed delegate forms to local association managers, who were asked to return these forms with a list of their representatives to the Annual Meeting no later than Jan. 15. 

Other attachments to the email included:

-- A letter about the Annual Meeting and about serving on the NYS USBC Board of Directors.
-- A chart indicating the number of delegates each local association can send to the Annual Meeting. This chart has been posted on the Associations page of this website.
-- A resume form for those interested in running for a position on the NYS USBC Board of Directors. This form also can be downloaded by going to the Officers page of this website.

All registered delegates will have voice and voting privileges at the Annual Meeting.

NYS USBC to Establish
'Pat' Zonneville Scholarship

Bequest from Late President
to Advance Youth Bowling

SEPT. 27, 2016 – The New York State USBC's top scholastic award will be renamed the Priscilla M. "Pat" Zonneville Memorial Scholarship as a result of action taken by the state association's Board of Directors over the weekend.

Directors, at meetings on Saturday and Sunday at the Holiday Inn in Binghamton, gratefully accepted a bequest of $20,000 from the estate of the late Zonneville, who passed away on Sept. 6, and agreed to use those funds to support youth scholarships per her request.

Zonneville was elected as the first president of the New York State United States Bowling Congress in 2011, and served for four years.

Before that she was president of the New York State USBC Women's Bowling Association for more than a decade and, all told, she served in various capacities at the local, state and national levels for more than 30 years.

"Pat had a heart for the sport of bowling, and this generous gift will serve to perpetuate her desire to see young people who have taken a keen interest in the bowling achieve their personal goals," NYS USBC President Roger Buckman said.

Buckman said that $2,000 of the bequest will be allocated annually for 10 years to support the NYS USBC's maximum scholarship of $4,000 ($1,000 each year up to four years) to a graduating senior based on academics and bowling accomplishment. The NYS USBC will be funding the rest of that scholarship, along with other scholarships for graduating seniors (see below).

He also noted that local associations and individual bowlers will be able to donate to a fund is being set up in Zonneville's name.

The board also voted to award a pair of $250 scholarships at the 2017 NYS Youth Team Championships in Syracuse in memory of Zonneville.

In related action, the board:

-- Approved recommendations by the Youth Education Services (YES) Committee to support these additional scholarships for the 2016-17 season – $3,000 ($750 renewable annually up to four years), $2,000 ($500 renewable annually up to four years) and four $1,000 awards for graduating seniors; three Spirit Awards totaling $1,500 for grades 8-11, and five Future Stars Awards totaling $750 for grades K-7.

Information on how to apply for these scholarships will be posted in the near future on the Youth Scholarships page of this website.

-- Approved recommendations from the Finance Committee to send contributions of $10,000 to Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, $1,500 to Bowlers to Veterans Link and $2,000 to the YES Committee for scholarships as a result of member donations at state tournaments and at the Annual Meeting during the 2015-16 season.

-- Approved a recommendation from the YES Committee to allocate up $7,400 in 2016-17 to fund up to two High School Assistance Grants and up to two In-School Bowling Kits, both programs of the International Bowling Campus Youth Development Team.

Last season, the NYS USBC awarded $2,500 to Sachem East High School in Farmingdale to assist its scholastic bowling program and $1,200 to Lockport City School District for an In-School Bowling Grant consisting of six carpet bowling lanes with balls and pins along with teaching curriculum.

-- Forwarded a Bylaws amendment stating that qualifications (resume) of those wishing to run for a spot on the NYS USBC Board of Directors must be submitted, in writing, at least 30 days prior to the opening of the Annual Meeting. The current bylaw reads that the resume must be submitted at least two weeks prior.

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