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NYS Open Championships
Cougar Bowl, RPM Auto Teams
Capture Handicap, Scratch Titles
UPDATE -- JUNE 16, 2013
LIVERPOOL – It's official -- the family-based Cougar Bowl team (Rochester USBC BA), representing the Honeoye Falls area, is the Team Handicap champion of the 89th NYS Open Championships, which took place in April and May at Flamingo Bowl. The victory is worth $3,400.
To see the final official standings and prize list, please go to the Tournaments page. Prize checks will be mailed beginning June 17; cashers are requested to please cash the checks as soon as possible.
Bowling on the tournament's final weekend, the quintet of Mike Kime, son Jason Kime, daughter Heather Kime, Gene Welch and John Bell posted 3,470 with handicap (3,025 scratch) to move past Tom’s Gang II (Westchester County USBC), which had held the lead from the opening weekend. Tom's Gang II placed second at 3,445 and earned $2,350.
The tournament drew 237 teams, 527 Doubles, 1,054 Singles and 883 All-Events – an increase of 100 bowlers from the previous year. One in five places in each category (including five scratch scores) cashed.
Champions in the other events are as follows:
TEAM SCRATCH -- RPM Auto (Seven Valley USBC), 3,415. The team placed third in the Handicap division, thus will receive that prize ($1,750), which is much higher than the prize for placing first in the Scratch division.
DOUBLES HANDICAP -- Doug Platt and Franklin Albro (Lake Ontario USBC BA), 1,519, $1,700.
DOUBLES SCRATCH -- Joe Conti Jr. (Syracuse USBC BA) and Mike Rose Jr. (Rochester USBC BA), 1,475, but receives the prize for placing fourth overall ($800).
SINGLES HANDICAP – Cameron Mitchell (Adirondack USBC) and Charles Mashaw Sr. (Syracuse USBC BA), tie, 790, $850 apiece.
SINGLES SCRATCH -- Jim Zimmerman (Syracuse USBC BA), 772, but receives the prize for placing ninth overall ($280).
ALL-EVENTS HANDICAP, SCRATCH – Craig Morrell’s (Adirondack USBC), 2,189, which placed first in both divisions, $440. Morrell's All-Events Scratch title includes a paid entry to the 2014 USBC Masters.
USA Bowling Coaching Seminars
Heading for Six New York Sites
JUNE 16, 2013 – Six bowling centers in New York are hosting USA Bowling Coaching seminars this summer. The first one took place on Saturday (June 15) at Farmingdale Lanes on Long Island.
The program is offered – free of charge – to anyone interested in getting involved with teaching kids how to bowl. Seminars are limited to 25 people.
Every volunteer coach who attends a USA Bowling Coaching seminar is provided free resources and information developed by the USBC Coaching team. These items include a USA Bowling Coaching manual and a USA Bowling Coaching eight-week lesson plan.
The program features some of the most recognized coaches in the United States. All national instructors are USBC Gold or USBC Silver coaches, while all regional instructors are certified to the level of USBC Bronze or higher.
Other seminars scheduled in New York are as follows:
-- August 5, 6 p.m., Broadway Lanes, 359 Broadway, Fort Edward, 12828
-- August 24, 9 a.m., South Levittown Lanes, 56 Tanners Lane, Levittown, 11756
-- August 25, 9 a.m., Mount Morris Lanes, 9 Erie St., Mount Morris, 14570
-- August 25, 9 a.m., Woodmere Lanes, 948 Broadway, Woodmere, 11598
-- Sept. 21, 1 p.m., Crystal Lanes, 11749 East Corning Rd., Corning, 14830
To register for any of the seminars, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-385-8455 (toll-free, 800-514-2695, ext. 8455).
Staten Island trio receive
NYS Youth Leader awards
JUNE 10, 2013 – The NYS Youth Leaders has recognized three Staten Island residents for their contributions to bowling during the 2012-13 season.
Ashley Martinez was named Youth Leader of the Year; Joe Calendrillo was named Coach of the Year, and Frank Wilkinson received the Bridging of the Gap award given annually by the state youth organization.
Martinez, 16, has been a local youth leader for two years, serving as secretary of the Staten Island chapter, and also has participated at the state level as a representative at the NYS USBC Annual Meeting in Syracuse last year. An honor student, the 10th grader helps coach the younger bowlers during league play and assists with local food drives and tournaments.
Calendrillo has coached in the Penro Junior Bowling League at Rab’s Country Lanes for 12 years and serves as an official at just about every tournament in the association. A Silver level USBC coach, he was cited for his dedication to the sport and to helping young bowlers achieve their full potential.
Wilkinson, proprietor of Rab’s Country Lanes, is chairperson of the national USBC Youth Committee and is on the board of the National Council of Youth Sports. He has built the youth program at Rab’s to impressive levels; the number of certified bowlers at his center ranks second in the U.S. He was cited for his ability to communicate with all bowlers and for “bridging the gap” between youth bowlers and their adult mentors.
For more information about the NYS Youth Leaders and how to start at Youth Leaders chapter in your area, contact Judith Phillips at email@example.com or Nancy Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYS Women's Senior Singles
Nearly 600 Signed Up;
Entries Close on July 1
UPDATE -- JUNE 19, 2013
Close to 600 women -- 578 to be exact -- are signed up to participate in the 33rd NYS Women's Senior Singles Championships in August at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego -- and there is still time to enter as entries close on July 1.
Entry forms for the NYS Women's Senior Singles Championships on Aug. 16-18, 23-25 -- as well as a list of hotels and restaurants in the Oswego area -- are posted in the Tournaments section of this website
Confirmations for those who have submitted paid entries have been sent via email to group leaders and to individuals this week. Confirmations also were sent via U.S. mail to those who do not have email. For more information, contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager, at 585-343-3736 or at email@example.com.
Following is a list of squads and availability (subject to change):
Friday, Aug, 16, 6 p.m. (and then again on Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m.) -- 31 openings
Saturday, Aug. 17, noon (Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m.) -- 6 openings
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2:30 p.m. (Aug. 18, noon) -- 0 openings
Saturday, Aug. 17, 5 p.m. (Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m.) -- 14 openings
Friday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m. (Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m.) -- 55 openings
Saturday, Aug. 24, noon (Aug. 25, 2:30 p.m.) -- 1 opening
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2:30 p.m. (Aug. 25, noon) -- 0 openings
Saturday, Aug. 24, 5 p.m. (Aug. 25, 9 a.m. - note earlier start time) -- 0 openings
NYS Open Senior Championships
Jamestown Bowling Company
Set to Host Event in October
UPDATE -- JUNE 10, 2013
The 35th NYS Open Senior Championships are scheduled for Oct. 19-20, 26-27 at Jamestown Bowling Company, 850 Foote Ave., Jamestown. The tournament, which includes both doubles and singles events, is open to men and women who are members of the NYS USBC and features competition in six age classifications, starting at age 50.
Participants may bowl both Doubles and Singles, Singles only or Doubles only. Squad times are at 11:30 a.m., 1:15, 3 and 4:45 p.m. each day. Entry fees are $25 per person per event and $6 for the six-game combine. One in five entries will cash. Handicap is based on 90 percent of 220, using the highest USBC certified average from 2011-12 or 2012-13.
To download an entry form and a list of hotels in the Jamestown area, please go to the Tournaments section of this website.
For more information, contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 585-343-3736.
NYS Women's Championships
Albany, Southern Tier, Tri-County NY
Teams Capture Titles at Albany Event
UPDATE -- JUNE 6, 2013
ALBANY -- Teams from Albany USBC, Southern Tier USBC and Tri-County NY USBC captured divisional titles at the 77th NYS Women's Championships, which were contested from April 6-May 5 at Del Lanes (Team event) and Sunset Recreation (Doubles & Singles events).
In Division 1 (scratch), Lauren's Crew (Albany USBC) took home the $1,300 top prize with a 2,725 score. Team members are Danielle Manuli, Kara Struffolino, Lauren Pulver and Linda Deitz.
In Division 2, Laurel 1 (Southern Tier USBC) placed first with 2,602 and earned $1,600. Members of the winning team are Melissa Reigles, Maureen Paliotti, Rachel Patten and Beckie Eynon.
In Division 3, Jeff Hardware (Tri-County NY USBC) topped the list with 2,696, good for $1,600. Team members are Jacqueline Gieger, Julie Yewchuk, Jodi Gulley and Nicole Hubert.
CLICK HERE to view the prize list of the 2013 Women's Championships. Prize checks were mailed on Wednesday (June 5); prize winners are asked to please cash the checks as soon as possible. Go to the Tournaments page for the final standings.
Champions in other events are as follows:
Division 1, Julie Selk and Carrie Racsumberger (Greater Buffalo USBC), 1,390 -- $650.
Division 2, Elisha Taylor and Jacqueline Oliveira (Schenectady-Scotia USBC WBA), 1,316 -- $800.
Division 3, Margie Bircherough and Carol Haggerty (Lowville USBC), 1,348 -- $900.
Division 1, Michelle Sterner (Greater Buffalo USBC), 742 -- $325.
Division 2, Jeanne Paiko (Rochester USBC WBA), 715 -- $400.
Division 3, Michelle Collins (Canandaigua USBC), 748 -- $400.
Division 1, Brittni Hamilton (Rochester USBC WBA), 2,186 -- $300.
Division 2, Paiko, 2,083 -- $225.
Division 3, Collins, 2,100 -- $225.
CLICK HERE for the results of the NYS 500-600-700 Club Promotional Tournament, run in conjunction with the NYS Women's Championships.
FOREVER ENSHRINED: Anne Strom Baird, left, of Cortland; Joe Losurdo of Old Hickory, Tenn. (formerly of Oswego), and Jodi Musto of Schenectady were inducted into the New York State Hall of Fame Saturday night (June 1) at the NYS USBC Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany. Ellen Menzie of Bergen, who was unable to attend, received the NYS Service to Youth Award. For more about the HOF ceremony, please click on the Hall of Fame tab. Photo by Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC Association Manager.
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