New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Team USA Standout Captures USBC Masters Championship

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Team USA's Andrew Anderson completed his schooling of the 360-player field at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Masters as he captured his first career Professional Bowlers Association Tour title on Sunday.
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England's Williams Leads; Seven New Yorkers Advance

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – England's Stuart Williams paced the field for the second consecutive day at the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Masters to finish as the top overall qualifier for the tournament's double-elimination match-play bracket.
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Bohn III Tops Graham for Rossi Lanes Eastern Open Regional Title

Elmira, N.Y. (March 25, 2018) – PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., defeated Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa., 245-212, to win the PBA50 Rossi Lanes Eastern Open at Rossi Lanes Sunday.
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Youth Leader Award Forms Available

APRIL 18, 2018 -- The NYS Youth Leaders' award nomination forms for 2017-18 can be found by clicking on the Youth tab of this website. 


NYS Women's Championships
Opening Weekend Bowlers
Set a High Bar for Tournament

APRIL 16, 2018, FISHKILL -- If the first weekend is any indication, the New York State USBC will be giving away a truckload of 200 game pins at the 82nd NYS Women's Championships.

The ladies found the Fishkill Bowl "house shot" to their liking as more than 180 games of 200 or better – and 40 series of 600 or better -- were recorded in Team, Doubles and Singles action on Saturday and Sunday.

CLICK HERE for tournament standings after week one.

Highlights included:

-- Patti TeNyenhuis (Saugerties USBC), one of the few high average bowlers competing prior to the April 20-22 Queens weekend, who posted 700 in Doubles and 738 in Singles, concluding the Singles event with a 289 game.

-- In 150-189 Singles, Kimberly Hawkins (Mid-Hudson USBC), Alyssa LaFountain (Albany USBC), Krystal Stegenga (Mid-Hudson USBC) and DeShauna McQueen (Mid-Hudson USBC) all posted 600 scratch series – well above their averages – to top the leaderboard. Stegenga's 671 set is her best ever.

-- In 300-379 Doubles, Sue Van Hoesen (Johnstown USBC) soared above her 170 average to notch her first 600 ever – 618 – and is in sixth place (with partner Margaret Duesler).

-- In 149-and-Under Singles, Bettina Brundege (Chen Del O) leads with a 722 score (she had 575 scratch) and is in first place in 149-and-Under All-Events with 2,012.

-- And in Team competition, Doris Moorer (Long Island USBC) rolled a 667 series on Sunday – she has a 165 average –to take the 150-189 All-Events lead with a 2,049 score.

-- In photo at right, Cindy Barrett (Wayne County USBC WBA) accepts a special lapel pin from NYS USBC Association Manager Mike Pettinella for participating in 40 NYS Women's Championship tournaments.

Fishkill Town Supervisor Bob LaColla and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro rolled out the ceremonial first balls during opening ceremonies that also included Mary Kay Vrba, president and CEO of Dutchess Tourism; Fishkill Bowl Proprietor Linda Bailey and Hampton Inn Sales Coordinator Sabrina Kardas.

The breast cancer awareness bowling ball was won by Donna Mainville (Malone USBC).

CLICK HERE for a list of paid entries.

CLICK HERE for a special comedy show on May 4 in Fishkill offering $5 off to tournament bowlers. To enter the site, use the password BOWL


Around NYS -- April 2018
Syracuse Merger Creates
'Central New York USBC'

Bowling history was made on March 24 when the three Syracuse USBC local associations held an organizational meeting to announce the formation of the Central New York USBC and elect the merged association's new president and board of directors.

NYS USBC President Roger Buckman and Sergeant-at-Arms Dennis O'Donnell were among the 70 people in attendance at Lakeview Bowling Center in Liverpool.

Syracuse USBC BA, WBA and Youth members elected Jan Moro as the new organization's first president and Robert Ripka as vice president.

Ten people were elected as Adult Directors -- Sandra Adiano, Matt Chetney, Betty Genninger, Don LaValley, Robert Mills, Robert Piraino Jr.. David Pringle Sr., Karl Reester, Mindy Santocki and Michelle Stepien.

Three Youth Directors are Jay Carhart, Debora Kratz and Adrienne Turbeville.

The merged association's by-laws were reviewed and passed. The new board will be hiring an association manager prior to August 1st, the official starting date of the Central New York USBC.

RE-CREATION TO PERFORM AT NYS VA MEDICAL CENTERS

Re-Creation, the Broadway-style musical entertainment arm of The Bowlers to Veterans Link, will perform at six VA Medical Centers in New York State during the month of May.

The troupe members arrive at the VA facilities four hours before show time to set up, don their costumes and visit hospital rooms and wards. Then they assist patients to the show area and perform for them!

The May schedule is as follows:

May 9, Bath, 2 p.m.
May 10, Albany, 10 a.m.
May 14, Canandaigua, 2 p.m.
May 15, Syracuse, 10:30 a.m.
May 16, Batavia, 10:30 a.m.
May 16, Buffalo, 6 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend, free of charge.

BOWLING AS A 'PASTIME'  IS A LIFELONG THRILL

CLICK HERE for a feature story about a Syracuse man who has made bowling his lifetime passion.

PLAYDIUM BOWLING CENTER IN ALBANY CLOSES

CLICK HERE for a story about the closing of Playdium in Albany (courtesy Schenectady Gazette).


2019 Women's Championships
to Take Place in S. Glens Falls;
Open is Heading to Waverly

MARCH 27, 2018 – The NYS USBC has secured its lineup of adult state championship tournaments for the 2018-19 season -- heading to the Adirondack Region for the NYS Women's and Queens and to the Sayre-Athens-Waverly Valley for the NYS Open.

Agreements have been reached with the 42-lane Kingpin's Alley Family Fun Center in South Glens Falls and the 28-lane Saratoga Strike Zone in Saratoga Springs to host the NYS Women's and Queens championships, respectively, and with the 32-lane Valley Bowling Center in Waverly to host the NYS Open in April and May 2019.

Both the Team and Doubles/Singles competition will take place in South Glens Falls (Women) and Waverly (Open).

The dates for the 2019 Women's tournament are April 6-7, 12-14, 26-28, May 3-5, 17-19, and the dates for the 2019 Open tournament are April 12-14, 26-28, May 3-5, 17-19.

The Queens is scheduled for April 13, 2019.

Other NYS USBC 2018-19 adult championships were previously announced.

They are:

Women's Senior Singles – Aug. 17-19, 24-26, 2018, Colonial Lanes, Chester.

Open Senior Doubles & Singles – Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 2018, Sunset Bowl, Waterloo.

Senior Masters – Nov. 3, 2018, Cort Lanes, Cortland.

Masters – March 2, 2019, Dixie Lanes, Elmira.

Bowling center proprietors interested in bidding for 2019-20 NYS USBC tournaments may contact the NYS Bowling Proprietors Association office at nysbpa@aol.com for information.


FRIEND TO YOUTH BOWLING: A.S. "Doc" Doctorow is greeted by former NYS Youth Leaders President Nicole Cioni at the NYS USBC Annual Meeting in 2012.  Doc passed away on Friday at the age of 81.

NYS Mourns Passing of A.S. 'Doc' Doctorow,
Longtime Youth Bowling Promoter from L.I.

MARCH 24, 2018 -- While not tall in stature, A.S. Doctorow was a giant in terms of what he did for bowling – especially at the youth level – in Long Island and New York State.

"Doc," as he was affectionately known, passed away on Friday (March 23, 2018) at the age of 81 after a lengthy illness.

He lived in the Suffolk County hamlet of Coram but, in truth, he was a "resident" of the entire state, having a tremendous impact on bowling's youth from all corners of New York for nearly 40 years.

"It is with very heavy heart that I inform (our bowlers) of the passing of our dear friend and longtime New York State and Long Island youth committee member Doc Doctorow," said Roger Buckman, NYS USBC president.

"Doc will be greatly missed by everyone he has ever touched over his many years of dedicated service to the bowlers of New York State. Please keep Doc's family and friends in your prayers through this most difficult time."

Flo Janovsky of Long Island, who worked with Doc for 25 years as a NYS USBC Region 10 youth director, spoke through tears as she remembered Doc's many wonderful qualities.

"I can't find the words, he was so caring. His whole heart went out to the kids and bowling – all over the Island and at the state finals," she said. "He was all over the Island, going to high school matches, making sure the kids were sanctioned and that they got their awards. He was always there and always encouraging."

Doc got involved in the administration of bowling in the early 1980's, having served on numerous local and state committees and also enjoying a stint as Long Island USBC second vice president.

He chaired the NYS USBC Pathways committee and also served on the Legislative, Youth Education Services and Youth committees.

A certified coach and instructor, Doc was honored by the NYS Youth Leaders with the Coach of the Year and Bridging of the Gap awards, and was inducted into the Nassau-Suffolk County Hall of Fame, Long Island USBC Hall of Fame and ABC Hall of Fame.

A former manager of customer service for Overseas Military Sales Corporation government contract administrator to the U.S. Navy, Doc was a dedicated and tireless worker, who strived to do his best no matter the task at hand.

"Doc was a great, longtime friend and a great volunteer for bowling in the state of New York. He was truly loved and he will be missed. What else can you say?" said Tom Solimine Sr., NYS USBC Youth Committee chairperson. Solimine added that a tribute to Doc will be placed in program books for the NYS Youth Team and Youth Pepsi tournaments.

Doc is survived by a son, Michael; daughter, Eileen, and grandson, Ryan. Funeral arrangements will be posted on this website.

FUNERAL SERVICES

Visitation for Doc is taking place today (Monday, March 26) from 10 a.m. to noon at I.J. Morris, 21 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746, with the funeral service to occur immediately following. The interment will take place at the Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, NY.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ijmorrisdixhills.com for the Doctorow family. In lieu of flowers, please contact the family in regards to a donation to a scholarship fund that will be set up in Arnold's name.

-- By Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC Association Manager.


NYS Championship Tournaments
Queens Draws 113 Entrants;
Open Has Plenty of Spots

UPDATE -- APRIL 17, 2018 -- If any Queens entrants are considering not bowling this Saturday, please contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager, right away as there is a waiting list.

NYS QUEENS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pat Tarsio Lanes in Newburgh is hosting this year's scratch singles tournament on April 21 that features competition in two divisions – Open and Classified (194 average and below).

All told, 113 women are entered – 45 on the 9:30 a.m. squad and a full field of 68 on the 1 p.m. squad. Of those 113, 91 are in the Open Division and 22 are in the Classified Division.

CLICK HERE for the list of entrants.

The format includes qualifying, head-to-head semifinals and stepladder finals. It will be contested on a 40-foot oil pattern, about a 4:1 ratio. The entry fee is $80.

NYS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

UPDATE -- See hotel listings on Tournaments page -- Courtyard by Marriott offers special rate

A new divisional format is in store for the NYS Open Championships, with the NYS USBC adding $500 to the top prize in each Team category – 1001 & over and 1001 and under.

The tournament is scheduled over four weekends -- April 21-22, 27-29, May 4-6, 18-20 -- at Patel's Kingston Lanes. All squads are open except the Doubles & Singles squads at 2 p.m. on April 28 and 2 p.m. on May 19.

One in five entries will cash in the Team, Doubles, Singles and All-Events categories, and the NYS USBC will allocate prize money to the top five scratch scores in those categories. Entry fees are $40 per bowler per event (and $10 in the optional All-Events).

The tournament will be bowled on a special 41-foot Challenge pattern -- 5:1 ratio. The actual pattern will be posted upon check-in.

The divisional format for 2018:
-- Team Event – Division 1, 1001 & over (1100-plus bowl scratch); Division 2, 1000 & under.
-- Doubles Event – Division 1, 401 & over (440-plus bowl scratch); Division 2, 400 & under.
-- Singles Event – Division 1, 201 & over (220-plus bowl scratch); Division 2, 200 & under.
-- All-Events will continue, also based on the above Singles averages.

Handicap in Division 1 will be 90 percent of 220 and in Division 2 will be 90 percent of 200.

Entry fees must be paid in full at least a week prior to the bowling date(s).


Attention NYS USBC Annual Meeting Delegates:
Document Package Was E-mailed Today (March 12)
(See article at bottom of home page for details)


MASTERS FINALISTS: NYS USBC Association Manager Mike Pettinella congratulates Kristina Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda and Brad Angelo of Lockport after their 1-2 finish Saturday night in the 28th NYS Masters Championship at Allie Brandt Lanes in Lockport.

NYS Masters Championship
Kristina Szczerbinski Becomes
First Woman to Claim Title

MARCH 4, 2018 – Kristina Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, the 2017 NYS Women's Championships all-events winner, defeated Professional Bowlers Association standout Brad Angelo of Lockport, 444-422, Saturday night to capture the 28th NYS Masters Championship at Allie Brandt Lanes in Lockport

With a strike on her first ball in the 10th frame – which prompted a jubilant cry of "Yes!" – Szczerbinski became the first woman to win the scratch singles tournament and pocketed the $2,000 first prize and free entry to the 2019 USBC Masters.

CLICK HERE for qualifiers and match play results.

The 28-year-old left-hander took a seven-pin lead into the second game of the two-game title match, but Angelo, a two-time PBA titlist, rallied with four strikes to start game two and after six frames the bowlers were tied.

Szczerbinski doubled in the seventh and eighth frames to regain the edge, however, and held on as Angelo, a 48-year-old right-hander, was unable to strike in the last three frames.

The final match scores were 218-226 for Szczerbinski and 211-211 for Angelo, who earned $1,000.

Szczerbinski reached the final round with a 408-394 win over Stephano Cirrito of Niagara Falls, while Angelo advanced with a 488-406 victory over fellow PBA star Ryan Ciminelli of Clarence. Cirrito and Ciminelli won $500 each.

Ciminelli was the high qualifier off the first squad with a sparkling 1,234 for five games (246 average) while Alex Cavagnaro of Long Island was the high qualifier off the second squad with 1,114 (222 average).

The tournament drew 110 entrants – 39 on the 9 a.m. squad and 71 on the 12:30 p.m. squad -- who bowled five games in the qualifying before the top 23 advanced to the two-game match play finals. The top nine received a one-round bye.

The event was contested on a special 40-foot "Sport" condition.

Szczerbinski opened match play with a 444-329 win over Jacob Rivers of Albany, but then survived three straight close matches – 380-378 over four-time NYS Queens champion Shannon Sellens of Long Island, 452-447 over Brett Cunningham of Clay – who had just rolled 275-278-299-246 in his previous four games – and the match against Cirrito.

"Being able to stay very present in the moment was one of the keys for me today (as) a lot of matches came down to some big shots," she said. "Also, a big key for me was having balls in my hand that had a lot of surface on them. I was literally changing balls in 10th frames because I needed to and it actually worked out."

Ironically, she said that things she learned while attending Angelo's Bowl U instructional program played a role in her Masters' victory.

"It takes a lot of practice ... on conditions like this. When bowling in tournaments like this, even if you don't bowl well, you're still getting experience," she said.

"And things like Bowl U with Brad Angelo. That's a big thing that has helped me see things differently. Going to surface today – that's a big ball motion thing, which is something I have learned from Brad and my husband, John (who also is on the PBA Tour). Those are key components to being successful."

Szczerbinski competed on the PWBA last year, but said her work schedule – she is the assistant comptroller at U&S Services, a building automation company in Tonawanda – may limit participation this year.

Angelo gave Szczerbinski a lot of credit – "she bowled great when she had to, coming through every single time," he said – and was pleased that he was able to continue a hot streak in New York State tournament action.

"I've kind of been riding this wave for the last year-and-a-half," Angelo said, noting that he has won tournaments in Waverly, Syracuse, Newark, Rochester and Fulton as well as capturing an Eagle for taking the All-Events crown at the 2017 USBC Championships.

He said he got a "fortunate break" in the Round of 8 to reach the semifinals, rallying from a 62-pin deficit to edge 2014 NYS Masters champion Cavagnaro, 432-427.

"Alex bowled a great match ... he's one of the stars in the Northeast," said Angelo, who posted a 247 in the second game -- tripping a 4-pin for a match-clinching strike in the 10th frame.

Angelo, who owns Brad Angelo Lanes on Transit Road in Lockport, said it was great to come back and bowl at Allie Brandt Lanes, where "I rolled my first 200 game on lanes 5-6 and my first 600 series on 3-4. This is where I learned to cut my teeth.

The NYS USBC would like to thank the management and staff of Allie Brandt Lanes for hosting the tournament and Irene Miller, a Lockport USBC director, for her assistance during the event.

The 2019 NYS Masters is tentatively scheduled for March 2 at Dixie Lanes in Elmira.


NYS Youth Team Tourney Parents, Fans
Need to Call Holiday Inn Directly

MARCH 1, 2018 -- Due to the USBC Open Championships being held in Syracuse this year, some confusion has arisen over room availability at the Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool at 441 Electronics Parkway for NYS Youth Team Championships bowlers, parents and fans for the weekend of May 4-6.

As a result, those wishing to book rooms for the youth tournament must call the hotel directly at 1-315-457-1122 to make their reservations and make sure to mention NYS Youth Bowling when doing so.

Champions from the various divisions in the state's 10 regions will be competing for state titles that weekend -- which also is the weekend for the NYS Adult-Junior Tournament -- at AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes in Syracuse.


USBC Honors State Director Betty Kingsley

FEBRUARY 12, 2018 – New York State USBC Director Betty Kingsley of Rochester, who has served in bowling leadership capacities at the national, state and local levels for more than 35 years, is the 2018 recipient of the Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service from the United States Bowling Congress.

The former president of the Rochester women's association under both the Women's International Bowling Congress and USBC, Kingsley has served on the state association board since its merger in 2011 – acting as the chair of the Legislative, Operations and Nominating committees and as recording secretary.

She became involved in bowling when she began her career at Eastman Kodak Company, where she worked as a Quality Control Engineer for almost 30 years, because "someone asked me to." Her volunteer service in the sport started on the local level and she eventually became involved on the state and national levels, too.

She has served as president and secretary-treasurer of the Rochester Bowling Council, was a youth association director and chaired the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) tournament. Currently, she is a director on the New York State USBC board.

Kingsley was active in the Women's International Bowling Congress (WIBC), serving as a director from 1996-2005. She also served as the WIBC Area Recruitment Coordinator and was a regional coordinator for the WIBC Membership Development Program. She was on the WIBC Hall of Fame board from 1997-2005.

"It is great to be recognized among your bowling friends for providing programs and services for all bowlers to enjoy," Kingsley said.

Kingsley will be honored along with Lowell Lovgren of Kelso, Washington, who will receive the Joyce Deitch Unity Award; the father-daughter team of Butch Cardoza and Natalie Cardoza Clark of Cottage Grove, Oregon, who were named USBC Proprietors of the Year.

The National Recognition Awards will be presented during the 2018 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting, April 23-26, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.


NYS USBC Hall of Fame
Demperio, Waite, Ward,
Cornicelli to be Inducted

UPDATE -- FEB. 1, 2018

CLICK HERE  for Hall of Fame Dinner ticket information.

Note: Seating will be 10 to a table.

DECEMBER 19, 2017 – The New York State USBC's Awards Committee has announced its selections for induction into the New York State USBC Hall of Fame for 2018.

In the Superior Performance category, David Demperio (Syracuse USBC) and Helen Waite (Adirondack USBC) will be enshrined, and in the Meritorious Service category, Frank Cornicelli (Schenectady USBC) and Corinthia Ward (New York City USBC) will be inducted.

Doug Bohannon, proprietor of Kingpin's Alley Family Fun Center in South Glens Falls, will receive the Proprietor/Manager Recognition Award and Nelson Chase (Adirondack USBC) will receive the Service to Youth Award.

The Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner is scheduled for the evening of June 2 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany, following the NYS USBC Annual Meeting that day.

Demperio, a Syracuse resident and association member for 40 years, has bowled in NYS Championship tournaments since 1977 and has a NYS Open Senior Doubles title (2011 with Charles Trudell) and numerous top 10 finishes on his resume.

His 738 series in the NYS Open Championships in 2016 led his team to an eighth-place finish. He placed third in the NYS Open Senior in Doubles, Singles and Six-Game Combine in 2017 and also was a finalist in the first NYS Senior Masters in November 2017.

A Syracuse USBC BA Hall of Famer, Demperio has seven 800 series and 10 perfect games, and a high average of 227.

His regional tournament titles include the Syracuse Herald Masters in 1988 and 1989, the Van Wie Doubles in 1989, the Lilac City Team event and Bud Light Shootout. In 1987-88, he captured the Syracuse BA tournament All-Events title.

Waite, a Glens Falls resident, has numerous NYS tournament victories to her credit, including four Team titles (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016), a Singles title (2010), two Doubles titles (2008, 2010) and two All-Events titles (2009, 2010).

A Glens Falls WBA Hall of Famer, Waite has nine 800 series, with a high of 832 in 2015, and 24 300 games, spanning from 2000-2017. She has been a consistent 220-plus average bowler, with a high of 232 in 2005-06.

Waite is a former Empire State Games medalist, and she placed second in the Team event at the USBC Women's Championships in El Paso, Texas, in 2010.

Other achievements include a 779 series and 290 game at the NYS Women's Championships, two top-five finishers at the NYS Queens, a WASA Singles title (2007), national record-holder for a two men/women team game of 875 in 2011, and multiple league team, high average, high series and high game awards.

Cornicelli, affectionately known as the "Mayor" in the Schenectady area for his personable demeanor, has served the sport of bowling without wavering for nearly 40 years. And he continues to do so, at the age of 95.

A NYS director for 20 years, he is two-time past president of the Schenectady BA and now is an honorary director. He was voted into the Schenectady BA Hall of Fame in 1995.

While serving on every committee, Cornicelli made his mark as the association's sole lane inspector, beginning in 1983. He often would have to go to several centers in one evening to check the lanes following an honor score.

Later on, he chaired the association's certification crew, continuing those duties – including lying down in the pit to take lane measurements -- until he was 89!

He also assisted the neighboring Albany association with lane inspection and Sport league certification, and helped in the office – processing sanction applications, award requests.

As chair of the Schenectady banquet committee, he was able to attract nationally-known speakers such as Parker Bohn III, Johnny Petraglia, Mark Roth, Kelly Kulick, Bob Learn, Liz Kuhlkin and Ryan Ciminelli.

Ward, a longtime Bronx resident, has been instrumental as a director, officer and delegate at the local and state levels for 35 years, and for her tireless efforts was elected to the Northeast Council Hall of Fame (2009) and New York City USBC Hall of Fame (2010).

A director on the New York State BA, Empire State USBC BA and New York State USBC for the past 10 years, Ward has service as the association manager for New York City USBC and Triboro USBC Youth organizations, and has been a league secretary, treasurer, youth supervisor and coach since 1983.

An avid bowler (high game, 279; high series, 704), she was the first woman elected to the New York Bowling Association board (1995), and was the first woman line officer of the NYBA (2001). She has attended numerous state meetings and national conventions, and her work on various committees has gone a long way to advance the sport of bowling.

Currently, she serves as NYS USBC chaplain, and is on the Awards, Legislative/Rules and Pathways committees in her role as state association director. She also organizes large groups of bowlers who participate in the NYS Women's Senior Singles, NYS Women's Championships and USBC Women's Championships.

Bohannon purchased the former Spare Time center in South Glens Falls in 2013 and has made it a priority to enhance the bowling experience through promotions, tournaments and fundraisers for local charities.

He supports USBC membership, even offering a $10,000 prize for a bowler who rolls a 900 series during a USBC-certified league or event. An Adirondack USBC director, he runs several tournaments throughout the season, including a local monthly 9-pin handicap team event. His "Chase 4000" tournament on the house pattern offers a $4,000 prize for the first team to post a 4,000 scratch score.

Bohannon supports the Adirondack Thunder hockey team through advertisement and "meet-and-greets," sponsors Cancer Free Kids, conducts a Big Brother/Big Sisters event, runs a Special Olympics program every Saturday, and holds coaching clinics for bowlers of all ages.

Chase, a Hudson Falls resident, has been a key member of the NYS USBC team in his role as the Youth Pepsi Championships coordinator -- a job he took on in 2004 -- and has proven to be an effective teacher of the sport as a youth bowling coach for the Adirondack USBC for 20-plus years.

A former Adirondack USBC president, he has been instrumental in establishing and developing the association's youth programs, and mentoring its scholarship program. Hundreds of young bowlers from throughout the state have benefitted as a result of Chase's dedication, organizational skills and leadership.


NYS USBC Now Accepting
Credit/Debit Card Payments

DECEMBER 1, 2017 -- As announced at the 2017 New York State USBC Annual Meeting, the NYS USBC is now able to accept credit card payments for tournament entry fees.

Team captains and individuals bowling in singles and doubles tournaments can pay for their entry using their debit or credit cards.

This option -- which comes with a small service charge -- will be available through the state association office in Batavia or on site (where walk-ins are permitted).

For more details or if you have any questions, call the NYS USBC office at 585-343-3736.


2018 Annual Meeting
to take place June 2
at Desmond Hotel Albany

UPDATE -- FEB.16, 2018

CLICK HERE for a list of eligible delegates.

CLICK HERE for reservation instructions.

NOVEMBER 6, 2017 – The New York State USBC is heading back to the Capital Region for its 7th Annual Meeting.

NYS USBC President Roger Buckman announced today that negotiations with the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany have been finalized, and that the yearly gathering of state and local association leaders will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

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

The Desmond Hotel also will host the NYS USBC board of directors meeting on Friday, June 1, and the Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner on the evening of Saturday, June 2.

It is located at 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY, 12211 and the phone number is 1-800-448-3500. Room rate for NYS USBC delegates and guests is $139 plus taxes. The Hall of Fame dinner information will be announced in the near future.

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

Positions up for election in 2018 are as follows:

-- Vice President (see resume form for specific qualifications).
-- Three Adult Directors.
-- Two Youth Directors.

Delegates at the Annual Meeting also will elect the NYS delegate and alternate to the 2018 USBC Annual Meeting.


Support Youth Bowling with a Sponsor Ad

You can support youth bowling in New York State by purchasing an ad for the NYS Youth Team and NYS Youth Pepsi program books. 

For more information, contact Tom Solimine at solimine2000@aol.com.

CLICK HERE for the Youth Team ad sponsor form -- front.
CLICK HERE for the Youth Team ad sponsor form -- back.

CLICK HERE for the Youth Pepsi ad sponsor form -- front.
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