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AUGUST 18, 2015 -- The NYS USBC will be revamping its website in the near future to provide a greater advertising presence for those wishing to promote their businesses.

The state association website has become one of the most popular sources of bowling information in the nation -- with more than 40,000 visitors and about 80,000 page views last season.

Plans are in place to be able to display more sponsor ads "above the fold," so to speak, on the home page; to have rotating ads as viewers scroll from page to page, and to create a Sponsors page -- all featuring links to the companies' website.

For more information about content and pricing, contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC Association Manager, at bowlny300@yahoo.com.

CLICK HERE for a list of the NYS USBC
Championships Tournaments for 2015-16

NYS Women’s Senior Singles

Bowlers from Six Associations
Top Senior Singles Standings

AUGUST 24, 2015 – Bowlers from six different local associations are unofficial champions of the 35th NYS Women’s Senior Singles Championships. The tournament concluded its two-weekend run on Sunday 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 in the All-Events (six games) category.

CLICK HERE for unofficial standings.

One in six bowlers will cash in All-Events of each division. Prize checks will be mailed within 30 days.

Should their scores hold up, after official average verification, they will be eligible to represent the New York State USBC at the 2016 USBC Senior Championships that reportedly will take place in Las Vegas, Nev.

Bogle and Flugel were among around 350 women who competed over the weekend. Bogle posted 1,390 with handicap in Class A (70-74) to edge Maria Carroll (Tri-County NY USBC) by 21 pins while Flugel registered 1,439 in Class C (60-64), which was 108 pins better than Pamela Jones (Long Island USBC).

The other four division leaders competed from Aug. 14-16.

DeHaney is first in Class AA (75-and-over) with 1,370, followed by Bettye Laird (Chen Del O USBC) with 1,346.

Hess leads in Class B (65-69) with 1,425, followed by Kathy Madore (Lowville USBC WBA) with 1,394.

Brouwere is on top in Class D (55-59) with 1,395, followed by Yvonne Super (Columbia Greene USBC) with 1,357.

Burns is the leader in Class E (50-54) with 1,414 – all scratch – and is followed by Theresa Dziekonski (Wayne Co. USBC WBA) with 1,390.

The bowling ball raffle winner was Lois Drake (Elmira USBC).

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 also 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.

USBC Senior Championships
Charlene Brandow Places 4th,
Earns $300 in Green Bay

AUGUST 10, 2015 – Charlene Brandow (Columbia Greene USBC) staged a big comeback on Friday to capture fourth place in the Open Division 55-59 age group at the USBC Senior Championships at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley in Green Bay, Wis.

The Nassau resident rolled 532 scratch during the qualifying round to jump from 16th place to fifth place -- earning a spot in the medal round that featured the top six bowlers on Friday night. She then posted scratch games of 170 and 180 to move within a few pins of the first place before suffering through five splits and managing only 118 in her last game.

Still, her 1,918 total with handicap for nine games was good enough for fourth place and a prize check of $300. Brandow was in 16th place after Thursday's opening round.

William Hatch of Woodstock, Ill., placed first with 1,941 -- 23 pins better than Brandow -- and won $1,000.  Defending champion Patrick Foley of Sparks, Nev., was second, two pins behind Hatch.

Brandow was one of six NYS USBC members competing in the national event. The other Open Division participants were Ruth Bailey (New York City), Robert Walawender (Auburn USBC BA), Al Vlietstra (Genesee Region USBC) and Howard Miller (Greater Buffalo USBC). Miller had the best finish, placing 26th in the 60-64 age group. Kathleen Willy (Greater Buffalo USBC) competed in the Women's Division, placing 15th in the 50-54 age group.

CLICK HERE for more information on the USBC Senior Championships.

New Yorker Naujokas Wins U12 Title at Junior Gold

Aaron Smith
USBC Communications
Published: August 4, 2015 | Bowl.com

ADDISON, Ill. - Amanda Naujokas of Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and Spencer Robarge of Springfield, Mo., captured the 12-and-under division titles at the 2015 Junior Gold Championships presented by Storm, Roto Grip and Master at Stardust Bowl.

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In the finals, which were aired nationally on CBS Sports Network, Robarge bested Cameron Hurwitz of Rochester, New York, in the two-game match, 390-332, to claim the boys U12 title. Naujokas took home the girls U12 win with a 383-324 victory over Aliyah Alleyne of Mooresville, North Carolina.

The championship rounds of the 15-and-under division will air Aug. 11, and the 20-and-under finals will air Aug. 18. Both shows begin at 10 p.m. Eastern. To locate CBS Sports Network on your cable or satellite provider, click here.

Robarge struggled early on the left lane in the boys U12 title tilt, but a ball change on that lane in the ninth frame helped to control his ball reaction against Hurwitz, who suffers from Aplastic Anemia and was wearing an antiviral mask throughout the week.

CLICK HERE for a feature story on Hurwitz.

Naujokas nearly put together a flawless performance in the girls U12 final, filling all but one frame during her two games against Alleyne. 

The 12-year-old right-hander also improved on her finish from the 2014 event after taking fourth place in Buffalo. The 2014 event also marked the introduction of the U12 division.

"I just tried keeping my feet slow and tried to stay calm," Naujokas said. "This title means a lot because I've worked really hard on my game in the last two months, so it definitely paid off."

The 2015 Junior Gold Championships saw a record field of 3,191 bowlers travel to DuPage County, Illinois, to compete for part of the $275,000 in total scholarships.

All competitors participated in three rounds of qualifying before the field eventually was narrowed down to the top 16 players in the U15 and U20 divisions and top eight in U12 for the double-elimination match-play bracket. Each round featured two-game matches with total pinfall determining the winner.

Attention: Tournament Cashers

JULY 28, 2015 -- In June, the NYS USBC issued more than 1,300 prize checks from the NYS Open and NYS Women's Championship tournaments. As of Monday, 200 of those checks have not been cashed or deposited.

With that being said, prize checks for the Open will become void on Sept. 2 and prize checks for the Women's will become void on Sept. 20 -- and the NYS USBC is not obligated to reissue checks that have not been cashed or deposited. Therefore, we urge bowlers to cash or deposit their checks immediately.

If you cashed in either of the tournaments and have not received your check, please contact your team captain or contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager, at bowlny300@yahoo.com.

Thank you.

Around NYS – July/August 2015

NYS USBC Fundraiser
Raises $2,665 for Charity

The New York State USBC’s Pathways Fundraiser that took place in July raised $2,665 for the charities supported by the NYS USBC -- Bowlers to Veterans Link, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Roswell Park Alliance Foundation in Buffalo.

The fundraiser was based on the NYS Lottery “Evening Number."  Tickets were sold by NYS USBC directors and youth committee members, and also at this year’s state tournaments.

CLICK HERE for a list of winners.


The Greater Buffalo USBC, at its Annual Meeting in late July, distributed a USBC and Greater Buffalo USBC Services and Annual Dues Structure document listing all of the services available to those who join the United States Bowling Congress and the local association.

Greater Buffalo Association Manager Bill Palumbo agreed to share the form with other local associations in New York State. The NYS USBC encourages other associations to use this document as a template to be able to communicate the benefits of USBC membership.

CLICK HERE for the form.


The Mid-Hudson USBC has raised more than $11,000 over the past four years through its annual women’s tournament. Funds have been donated to the American Cancer Society of the Hudson Valley Region to target breast cancer awareness.

“We’ve had tremendous support,” said Janet Sullinger, association manager. “Donated items include wine baskets, bowling balls, gift certificates from local bowling pro shops and various handmade goods.”

Along with the various bowling events (team, doubles, singles and all-events), participants can compete in separate divisions – 55-and-over and 54-and-under – and specialty games such as poker and “strike with the pink head pin.”


Rab’s Country Lanes in Staten Island will be hosting a USA Bowling Regional tournament on Nov. 14-15.  It is one of 16 regional events that will determine the teams which will compete in the first USA Bowling National tourney in Indianapolis in the summer of 2016.

For USA Bowling regional events, rosters can have up to six bowlers, though only four will compete at a time, and teams do not have to be members of a USA Bowling league to participate. There will be two divisions at each USA Bowling Regional – Under 12 (born Aug. 1, 2003 or later) and Under 15 (born between Aug. 1, 2000 and July 31, 2003).

The cost to compete in a USA Bowling Regional event is $110 and all participants will receive an event gift; trophies will be awarded to the top teams. For more information, contact Zach Barton at 800-514-2695 ext. 8339 or at zbarton@ibcyouth.com.

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.

For more, please click on the Associations tab.

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