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Championships Tournaments for 2015-16
There's Still Time & Room
to Enter NYS Open Senior
92 Doubles Teams Signed up Thus Far
for Oct. 10-11, 17-18 Event in Fulton
OCTOBER 2, 2015 -- Lanes are available and it's not too late to enter the 37th NYS Open Senior Championships scheduled for Oct. 10-11, 17-18 at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton. The Doubles/Singles/Six-Game Combine tournament is open to NYS USBC men and women age 50 years and older.
As of today, 92 Doubles teams are signed up to bowl in the tournament that features six age classifications -- 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75-and-over.
Squad times are 10:45 a.m., 12:30, 2:45 and 4:30 p.m. on each of the four days. Entrants may bowl Doubles only, Singles only or both Doubles and Singles. Those who compete in both events will also be eligible to cash in the Six-Game Combine.
Champions of the Six-Game Combine in each of the six age classifications will have a chance to represent New York State at the 2016 USBC Senior Championships in Las Vegas, Nev.
CLICK HERE for an entry form.
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The event has increased in popularity over the past few years, with 154 Doubles teams participating last year in Cortland.
Following is lane availabililty for each day:
Saturday, Oct. 10 -- 10:45 a.m., 14 lanes; 12:30 p.m., 2 lanes; 2:45 p.m., 6 lanes; 4:30 p.m., 18 lanes.
Sunday, Oct. 11 -- 10:45 a.m., 12 lanes; 12:30 p.m., 8 lanes; 2:45 p.m., 11 lanes; 4:30 p.m., 17 lanes.
Sunday, Oct. 17 -- 10:45 a.m., 3 lanes; 12:30 p.m., 2 lanes; 2:45 p.m., FULL; 4:30 p.m., FULL.
Sunday, Oct. 18 -- 10:45 a.m., 14 lanes; 12:30 p.m., 7 lanes; 2:45 p.m., 11 lanes; 4:30 p.m., 15 lanes.
Entry fees are $25 per person for Doubles, $25 for Singles and $10 for the Six-Game Combine. At least one in five entries in each event will cash.
Around NYS – Sept./Oct. 2015
Bowling Event ‘Strikes Out’ HD
NEW YORK CITY – Frames Bowling Lounge at 550 9th Ave. is teaming up with New York Giants’ offensive guard Geoff Schwartz to “Strike Out HD” – a bowling event benefiting the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26, and consists of two hours of bowling, drinks, light food and auction prizes. The cost is $100 per person (with $40 tax deductible). Fundraising opportunities are available by going to www.hdsa.org/strikeouthd.
Huntington’s Disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It has no cure.
For more information about the benefit, contact Rebecca Mooney at 212-242-1968, ext. 209.
NORTHEAST COUNCIL TOURNAMENT SET FOR OCT. 4
FLUSHING – The Northeast Council of USBC Associations will conduct its fall handicap team tournament at JIB Lanes, 7-19 Parsons Blvd., on Oct. 4, starting at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $86 per four person team.
The event is open to officers, directors and associates of USBC associations of the Northeast Council area. To enter, contact the New York City USBC at 718-366-6922.
The council’s luncheon is scheduled for 1 p.m. that day at Cascarino’s in College Point. The cost is $45 per person. For reservations, call 718-445-9755.
JOHNSON CITY WOMAN CLAIMS USBC SINGLES CROWN
Nicole (Nikki) Ryan of Johnson City placed first at the USBC Women’s Championships this year in Reno, Nev.
Ryan rolled 224-177-253—654 to capture the $1,000 first prize. She topped the list of 148 women who cashed in the event.
Liz Johnson Successfully Defends
U.S Women's Open Championship
SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 - Defending champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, New York, already may be in the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, but she was able to add another huge accomplishment to her legacy Sunday with a win at the 2015 Bowlmor AMF U.S. Women's Open in North Brunswick, N.J.
The 41-year-old right-hander defeated her Team USA teammate Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, 190-189, to claim her fourth U.S. Women's Open title, breaking a tie for second place on the event's all-time win list behind fellow USBC Hall of Famer Marion Ladewig, who won eight times.
Johnson earned $50,000 and the coveted green jacket for the win, while O'Keefe took home $25,000 as the runner-up.
CLICK HERE for more on Johnson's big victory.
NYS Women’s Senior Singles
Bowlers from Six Associations
Capture Age Division Titles
SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 – The results are official, and bowlers from six different local associations captured age classification titles at the 35th NYS Women’s Senior Singles Championships which took place on Aug. 14-16, 21-23 at Valley Bowling Center in Waverly.
Ann DeHaney (Long Island USBC), Grace Bogle (Genesee Region USBC), Carol Hess (Hudson Valley USBC), Donna Flugel (Tri-County NY USBC), Karen Brouwere (Corning USBC WBA) and Pamela Burns (Southern Tier USBC) placed first in their respective divisions ranked by their six-game totals with handicap.
CLICK HERE for final standings.
CLICK HERE for the prize list. Prize checks will be mailed Sept. 9-10.
The six age group champions are eligible to represent the New York State USBC at the 2016 USBC Senior Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. The NYS USBC will pay their entry fees and a portion of their expenses. If the champions elect not to participate, the same offer will be extended to the second- and/or third-place finishers.
Class AA (75-and-over) -- DeHaney placed first with 1,370, followed by Bettye Laird (Chen Del O USBC) with 1,346.
Class A (70-74) - Bogle posted 1,390 to edge Maria Carroll (Tri-County NY USBC) by 21 pins.
Class B (65-69) -- Hess took Class B (65-69) with 1,425, followed by Kathy Madore (Lowville USBC WBA) with 1,394.
Class C (60-64) -- Flugel registered 1,439, which was 108 pins better than Pamela Jones (Long Island USBC).
Class D (55-59) -- Brouwere posted 1,395, followed by Yvonne Super (Col. Greene USBC) with 1,357.
Class E (50-54) -- Burns set the pace with 1,414 – all scratch – and was followed by Theresa Dziekonski (Wayne Co. USBC WBA) with 1,390.
This year’s tournament attracted 571 entrants and generated 30 percent more in donations to charities supported by the NYS USBC over last year. The state association would like to thank the SAW Valley USBC men and women, and the management and staff at Valley Bowling Center and the Waverly High School bowling team and volunteers for a tremendous job as hosts of the event.
NYS USBC Gearing Up
for Tournament Competition
SEPT. 1, 2015 – The New York State USBC heads into the 2015-16 bowling season with a full head of steam, once again offering an array of championship tournaments for its adult bowlers.
A few changes are in store for some of the events, including the NYS Masters Championship in March in Oswego and the NYS Open Championships in April and May in Utica.
To download entry forms for the tournaments, go to the Tournaments page.
Here is a rundown of our adult tournaments, with changes highlighted in red:
26TH NYS MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
MARCH 5, 2016 -- OSWEGO
The Masters Championship, the state’s premier scratch singles tournament, is the feature event of the opening weekend of the Super Bud Bowl at Lighthouse Lanes.
Proprietor Bob Hoefer said he plans to run a special 4-person Team tournament on Friday night (maximum of 24 teams), prior to the Masters on Saturday and the opening squad of the Super Bud Bowl on Sunday. He also plans to run an optional finals for the opening squad of the Super Bud Bowl. In other words, there will be plenty of opportunities for NYS bowlers over that three-day period.
For the Masters, the field will be limited to 144 bowlers – a maximum of 72 per squad – and competitors will be permitted to enter only once. Qualifying squad times are 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Once again, the guaranteed first prize is $2,500, and a paid entry to the 2017 USBC Masters.
80TH NYS WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS
APRIL 9-MAY 15, 2016 -- ROCHESTER
AMF DEWEY GARDEN LANES (TEAM)
BOWL-A-ROLL LANES (DOUBLES/SINGLES)
Reservations are being taken through Nov. 1 (with payment due by Dec. 1) and entries close on March 18, 2016, for the tournament, which will run for five weekends at the two bowling centers. Queens Championship participants have preference for reservations for the weekend of April 15-17 until Nov. 1.
The NYS USBC office staff will do its best to accommodate requests, but specific times cannot be guaranteed. For a list of current reservations, go to the Tournaments page.
The Sunday Team squad times have been revised, so please check the updated entry form on the Tournaments page.
45TH NYS QUEENS CHAMPIONSHIP
APRIL 16, 2016 – ROCHESTER
AMF EMPIRE LANES
Once again, $2,000 will be added to the scratch singles tournament from the NYS USBC, with the prize list based on entries. Each squad will have a maximum of 90 bowlers – six bowlers per pair of lanes using up to 30 lanes.
Semifinalists will be determined by five-game scores from the total field. For details on the number of bowlers who advance, see the entry form on the Tournaments page. One in four will cash in both the Open and Classified (194-and-Under) divisions.
The entry fee is $65. Entries close on March 16.
92nd NYS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
APRIL 16-MAY 15, 2016 – UTICA
AMF PIN-O-RAMA LANES
The NYS USBC returns to Utica for the first time in seven years to conduct the four-weekend Open Championships’ Team, Doubles, Singles and All-Events competition. Team and D/S events will alternate Saturdays and Sundays in an attempt to accommodate as many bowlers as possible.
New this year: An entry closing date of April 9 (unless extended). Team captains are urged to get their teams together and sign up as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Only paid entries received by the final closing date will be considered.
Please note that the D/S squads on Sundays, April 17 and May 1, are set for 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and may have six bowlers per pair depending upon the number of entries.
Also, bowlers with averages of 220 or higher are allowed to compete in scratch brackets only.
For more information, contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC Association Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brose is New USBC Northeast Regional Manager
JUNE 8, 2015 -- The United States Bowling Congress has named Ben Brose as the new Northeast Region manager, replacing Robin Marshall, who has been assigned to the South Region.
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