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: Shannon Sellens, left, and Sara Snyder are the 2015 NYS Queens Open and Classified Division champions, respectively. The 44th annual NYS Queens Championship took place on Saturday at Thunderbird Lanes in Syracuse. Photos by Mike Pettinella/NYS USBC Association Manager.

NYS Queens Championship

Sellens Repeats as Open Champ;
Buffalo Teen 1st in Classified

APRIL 19, 2015

SYRACUSE – Shannon Sellens of Copiague (Long Island USBC) successfully defended her Open Division title while teenager Sara Snyder of Depew (Greater Buffalo USBC) claimed the Classified Division (194-and-under) crown in the 44th annual NYS Queens Championship on Saturday night at Thunderbird Lanes.

Sellens defeated Emily Notebaert of Rochester (Rochester USBC BA), 194-180, for the $1,050 first prize. The Open Division drew 90 entrants.

Last month, the 32-year-old right-hander became the first woman to win the Long Island Masters, which carried a $4,000 first prize.

Snyder, a junior at Depew High School, upended Diana Lamb of Putnam Valley (Westchester County USBC), 191-170, in the Classified Division. The first prize of $600 will be deposited into the 16-year-old right-hander's SMART account. Thirty-seven bowlers competed in the Classified Division.

Michelle Montgoris of Bethpage (Long Island USBC) rolled a 300 game in the qualifying round of the Open Division.

CLICK HERE for tournament statistics.


NYS Open Championships

Auburn Team Moves into Top Spot

UPDATE -- APRIL 21, 2015

CHEEKTOWAGA – The Jason’s Five team (Auburn USBC BA) took over the Team Handicap lead over the weekend at the 91st NYS Open Championships at AMF Airport Lanes, rolling a 3,592 score.

Robert Anderson led the way with the tournament’s first 300 game en route to a 752 series. Jason June added 714 while Greg Mikula posted 679. Anthony Joseph and Tim Kessler are the other members.

Spanoric II (Greater Buffalo USBC) moved into second place with 3,538 – and leads the Scratch division with that same score. Mike Zarcone and John Meczynski led the way with 751 and 750, respectively, while Andrew Rettig shot 693, Ron Stacy Jr. 688 and Jeff Pohlman 656.

In Doubles, Jonathan Ozzimo and Dana Nowack (Genesee Region USBC) is in second place after a 1,477 effort – including an 806 scratch by Ozzimo. Other high games, both in Doubles, were by Kevin Gray Jr. (Genesee Region USBC), 298, and Justin Wyman (Rochester USBC BA), 297.

The tournament resumes this weekend with Team event on Saturday and Doubles/Singles on Sunday.

CLICK HERE for updated unofficial standings.

To download an entry form, please click on the Tournaments tab.

The lane condition is STONE STREET, a Kegel Recreational oil pattern.

NYS Women’s Championships

Tuff Guys Take Division III Lead;
Pam Burns Rolls 300, Impellizeri 299

 APRIL 21, 2015

SYRACUSE – A team from Westchester County USBC moved into the top spot of the 599-and-under handicap division while a bowler from the Southern Tier USBC found perfection during last weekend’s action at the 79th NYS Women’s Championships at AMF Strike ‘N Spare Lanes.

Tuff Guys posted a 2,544 score to move into first place in the 599-and-under division, ahead of previous leader Farmer Boy Restoration & Environmental. Team members are Sharon Morgan, Sarah Martabano, Juliann Salerno and Heather Edwards.

In the 760-and-over scratch division, Buffalo Girls moved into second place with 2,556, behind the 2,763 posted during the first week by the Thrown Together team (Schenectady Scotia USBC WBA) led by Jessica Aiezza’s 816. Aiezza went on to a national-record 2,388 all-events score.

In the 600-759 handicap division, Deanna’s Team (Rochester USBC WBA) took over the second spot with 2,484 – six pins behind Team 9 Merry Mixers I (Long Island USBC).

In Doubles competition on Sunday, Pam Burns (Southern Tier USBC) rolled a 300 game and Kristine Impellizzeri (Schenectady Scotia USBC WBA) registered a 299 game. High series were posted by Liz Johnson (Greater Buffalo USBC), 755 in Doubles, and by Karen Marshall (Johnstown USBC WBA), 752 in Singles, which is good for second place.

Martabano and Edwards moved into first place in 299-and-under Doubles with 1,342.

The tournament continues this weekend with Doubles and Singles competition on Friday (4:30 and 8:30 p.m.) and Sunday (9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) and Team competition on Saturday (10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.).

 CLICK HERE for current unofficial standings.

Staten Island’s Calendrillo
to Receive $4,000 Scholarship

APRIL 10, 2015 – Brad Calendrillo of Staten Island has been selected to receive the New York State USBC’s top scholarship for this season -- $4,000 ($1,000 renewable annually for up to four years).

Seven other scholar-athletes will be receiving scholarships from the state bowling association. They are:

-- Benjamin Hall of Lindley, $3,000 ($750 renewable annually for up to four years)

-- Morgan Walsh of Cheektowaga, $2,000 ($500 renewable annually for up to four years)

-- Kendra Tryniski of Fulton, $1,000 ($500 from NYS USBC and $500 from NYS USBC Youth Leaders)

-- Justin Thompson of Staten Island, $1,000 ($500 from NYS USBC and $500 from NYS USBC Youth Leaders

-- Nathan Pembrook of Rochester, $1,000

-- Jonathan Bowman of Peru, $1,000

-- Matthew Williamson of Middletown, $1,000

Watch for bios of these recipients on this website.

The NYS USBC also awarded Spirit Awards (grades 8-11) and a Future Stars Award (grades K-7) for 2014-15. Spirit Award winners exhibit sportsmanship, commitment and leadership, and were nominated by their youth bowling coaches.

Spirit Award recipients are Mariah Williams of Bloomington, $750; Christian Osterhoudt of Ulster Park, $500; Riley Hoffay of Kingston, $250; and Justin Lam of New York City, $250.

Samantha Reeder of Westbrookville was selected to receive a Future Stars Award in the amount of $250 for submitting a video showing her love of bowling.

Free Coaching Seminar Set
for Syracuse on May 3rd

APRIL 2, 2015 -- The New York State USBC will be sponsoring a USA Bowling Coaching seminar from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 3 at AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes, 1777 Brewerton Road, Syracuse, for those wanting to learn how to coach bowling or enhance their coaching skills.

The seminar is being held in conjunction with the state association's big youth weekend that features the NYS Youth Team Championships and the NYS Adult-Junior Tournament.

A.S. "Doc" Doctorow, USA Junior Olympic Level II instructor and NYS USBC director, will instruct the class, which gives the opportunity for attendees to go on to earn their USBC Coaching Level 1 certification. The seminar is free and is limited to the first 25 people who register. As of April 12, we have 20 more spots available.

All who attend will receive free resources, including a USA Bowling Coaching manual and a USA Bowling Coaching eight-week lesson plan.

To sign up for the seminar, send an email to Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC Association Manager, at bowlny300@yahoo.com, or go to bowl.com and click on USA Bowling Coaching. For more information, contact Zach Barton, USA Bowling Brand Manager, at usacoaching@ibcyouth.com.

NYS USBC to Induct Four
into State Bowling Hall of Fame

Howell, Orr to Receive Service Awards

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 – Patti TeNyenhuis of Saugerties, Ron Priester of Delmar, Jane Abraham of Oswego and Marcel Fournier of Port Orange, Fla., formerly of Rochester are the 2015 inductees into the New York State USBC Hall of Fame.

TeNyenhuis and Priester will be enshrined into the Superior Performance categories while Abraham and Fournier will go into the Meritorious Service category.

The NYS USBC also has selected Nancy Howell of Kingston to receive the Service to Youth Award and Betty Lou Orr of Wells to receive the Service to Bowling/Community Award.

All six will be honored at the NYS USBC Hall of Fame and Awards banquet at 7 p.m. May 30 at DoubleTree by Hilton Syracuse, 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

The hotel phone number is 315-432-0200. Room rate for NYS Delegates and guests is $111 per night plus tax.

Tickets for the dinner are $40 each and can be obtained by contacting Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC Association Manager, at 585-343-3736 or bowlny300@yahoo.com. The deadline to obtain tickets is May 15.

Please click on the Hall of Fame tab for more about this year’s honorees.

Seven Candidates on Slate
for Annual Meeting Elections
Delegates Asked to Pre-Register
for Workshop on May 31st

JANUARY 26, 2015 – The Nominating Committee of the New York State USBC has compiled a slate of Board of Director candidates for the 2015 NYS USBC Annual Meeting on May 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Syracuse. The Annual Meeting will commence at 1 p.m., following a Memorial Service (which begins at 12:30 p.m.).

Delegates will consider the following:

-- President, Roger Buckman (Rochester USBC BA), current Vice President.

-- Sergeant-at-Arms, Liz DeHart (Staten Island USBC), current Sergeant-at-Arms.

-- Adult Directors, Robert Kaverman (Jamestown Area USBC), current director; Betty K. Kingsley (Rochester USBC WBA), current director; Michael Pucino (Rochester USBC BA), new. Delegates will be voting for three Adult Directors.

-- Youth Directors, Mike Callan (Rochester USBC BA), current director; Thomas Clinton (Staten Island USBC), current youth committee member. Delegates will be voting for two Youth Directors.

Go to the Officers page to view the slated candidates resumes.

Anyone wishing to be nominated from the floor must have a signed resume to Betty K. Kingsley, Nominating Committee chair, at least 24 hours prior to the start of the Annual Meeting.

The Nominating Committee recommends the NYS USBC President and Association Manager be elected as Delegates to the 2016 USBC Convention with the NYS USBC Vice-President and Sergeant-at-Arms as Alternate Delegates.

CLICK HERE for a list of local associations that have returned their delegates forms to the NYS USBC office.  Note that 51 out of 110 NYS local associations returned their delegate forms and will have voting privileges at the Annual Meeting.

For reservations, call The DoubleTree directly at 1-315-432-0200. The rate is $111 plus taxes. Please mention the NYS USBC Annual Meeting when making a reservation.


The NYS USBC has put together a workshop for its delegates on Sunday, May 31st from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Delegates planning to attend the free workshop need to pre-register by contacting Tom Solimine at solimine2000@aol.com no later than May 1st.

Topics to be discussed include an overview of NYS championship tournaments, opportunities for youth bowlers, an inside look at the NYS Youth Leaders program, effective use of social media and recruitment of NYS USBC board members. The agenda will be included in the mid-April mailing to registered delegates.

Youth Leader Award Applications
Can Be Found on 'Youth' Page

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 -- The New York State Youth Leaders have revised their applications for their four major awards -- Coach of the Year, Bridging of the Gap (Adult), Bridging of the Gap (Youth) and Youth Leader of the Year.

To download these applications, please click on the Youth tab.

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