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3 Adult and 2 Youth Director Positions
Will be up for Election at the 2015 Annual Meeting

Go to Officers Page to Download a Resume Form

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& Click on Youth Tournaments Tab

for 2015 NYS Youth Pepsi Championships Info

NYS Women's Senior Singles
Age Classification Leaders
are from 7 Different Associations

AUGUST 25, 2014 – Seven different local associations are represented on the list of unofficial age group winners of the 34th NYS Women’s Senior Singles Championships, which concluded Sunday at Rapids Bowling Center in Niagara Falls.

The reason there are seven winners is due to the fact that Susan Helfman (Westchester County USBC) and Dorice Bradley (New York City USBC) tied for the top spot in Class C – 60-64 age classification – with a six-game score with handicap of 1,358.

Should the tie remain after the results become official, they will be declared co-champions. Per the tournament rules, Helfman will be given the first chance to represent New York State at the 2015 USBC Senior Championships next August in Green Bay, Wisconsin, since she had a higher three-game series with handicap than Bradley, 713 to 692.

A highlight of the weekend was the 286 game rolled by Barbara Conklin-Doty (Tri-County USBC), photo at left, during the 9:30 a.m. squad on Saturday. The right-hander registered the first 10 strikes before leaving the 6-10.

The Women’s Senior Singles tournament drew 549 entries over two weekends in the Cataract City. The 2015 event is scheduled for Valley Bowling Center in Waverly.

Special thanks to directors of the Niagara Falls USBC WBA and Tonawandas USBC for their great assistance and to the management and staff of Rapids Bowling Center for hosting a successful tournament.

CLICK HERE for final unofficial standings.

Watch for an official prize list by Sept. 2. Prize checks are expected to be mailed by Sept. 5.

The top two in each age classification are as follows:

Class AA (75-and-over) – Sandy Stoffle, Syracuse USBC WBA, 1,344; Ann DeHaney, Long Island, 1,333. The top 24 will cash.

Class A (70-74) – Joanne Bergh, Johnstown USBC WBA, 1,406; Judy Marceau, Waterville USBC, 1,366. The top 20 will cash.

Class B (65-69) – Karen Sleeter, Schenectady-Scotia USBC WBA, 1,390; Muriel Kleber, Tri-County NY USBC, 1,322. The top 15 will cash.

Class C (60-64) – Susan Helfman, Westchester County USBC, 1,358; Dorice Bradley, New York City USBC, 1,358. The top 12 will cash.

Class D (55-59) – Melissa Bunn, Long Island USBC, 1,293; Barbara Conklin-Doty, Tri-County NY USBC, 1,283. The top eight will cash.

Class E (50-54) – Kathleen Willy, Greater Buffalo USBC, 1,415; C.J. Bull-Knuth, Tri-County NY USBC, 1,379. The to six will cash.

Entries Starting to Come in
for NYS Open Senior in Cortland

AUGUST 19 2014 -- Cort Lanes in Cortland will be the site of the 36th NYS Open Senior Championships, a Doubles and/or Singles tournament, on Oct. 11-12, 18-19. The tournament is open to NYS USBC men and women who are at least 50 years of age.

CLICK HERE for an entry form -- revised on 6/11/14. Please note that the correct address of Cort Lanes is 391 Tompkins St. Ext., Cortland, NY 13045.

CLICK HERE for a list of hotels and negotiated rates in Cortland.

Call the NYS USBC office at 585-343-3736 to check on squad availability. The 2:15 and 4 p.m. squads on Saturday, Oct. 18 are full.

Attention League Secretaries:
USBC Introduces Non-Registered
Sport League Designation

AUGUST 16, 2014 -- USBC now has a new classification on its league application so leagues that compete on Sport Bowling or more challenging patterns, but choose not to certify as a Sport league, still can designate the league's tougher lane conditions.

The Non-Registered Sport league classification is located under the lane conditions section on the league application form; simply check the corresponding box under lane conditions for the league in WinLABS. You can do the same for any league that is using patterns that meet Blue or White requirements.

The leagues that designate as a Non-Registered Sport league will receive a special icon on the Find A Member section of BOWL.com, and the icon which will appear on members' averages in those leagues. The icon will be under lane conditions to denote averages bowled on what is believed to be a Sport condition.

USBC has received feedback stating there are a number of leagues that compete on Sport or more challenging patterns but are not certifying as Sport leagues. The purpose of this icon is to give tournament managers the most information possible, so they can make sure bowlers are using averages that accurately reflect their skill level.

NYS USBC Lottery Fundraiser
Brings in $6,269 for Charity

AUGUST 7, 2014 – More than $6,000 has been raised for charity as a result of the NYS USBC’s lottery fundraisers in January and July of this year.

Donations made by bowlers and friends have resulted in a total of $6,269 which will be used to support the state association’s Pathways committee. As in the past, contributions will be made to the Bowlers to Veterans Link, and for cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Roswell Park Alliance Foundation in Buffalo.

The tickets were sold by NYS USBC officers, directors and youth committee members and at various state tournaments. Winners were determined by the NYS Lottery Evening Number; daily prizes were $25 ($100 on holidays and Sundays).

The NYS USBC plans to conduct another lottery fundraiser toward the end of the 2014-15 season.

CLICK HERE for a list of January 2014 daily winners.

CLICK HERE for a list of July 2014 daily winners.

New USBC Youth Membership
Starts August 1; Cost is $4

JULY 30, 2014 -- Starting Aug. 1, 2014, the new USBC Youth membership will be offered by International Bowling Campus (IBC) Youth Development at a price of $4. The new membership includes a membership card, a certified average and the eligibility to participate in USBC-certified events.

Many associations are ready to kick off the new season after working with their centers and Youth Directors on a product that is desired locally. Is your association ready? Has your association worked toward the creation of Youth membership services to offer your centers and Youth leagues this coming fall? If not, the new season will be here in no time and your association needs to prepare. The financial flexibility is there for your association to focus on the wants and needs of your youth bowlers.

To assist associations with the USBC Youth membership, a how-to guide has been created. The guide includes the benefits of membership, what the membership means for local associations, how to achieve success with the new membership and some templates for association use. The guide can be found by clicking here.

For further information about the program, including the original news release and FAQ, click here.

Around NYS – June/July 2014
Staten Island to Host
USA Bowling Event

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Rab’s Country Lanes will be the site of one of eight USA Bowling regional events this fall. USA Bowling is a team-based youth program offered through the International Bowling Campus. The USA Bowling Regional events were introduced last year to provide additional opportunities for team competition.

The eight centers that will host USA Bowling Regional events in 2014:

•Oct. 4-5: Mike Aulby's Arrowhead Bowl, Lafayette, Ind.
•Oct. 11-12: Paradise Bowl, Tacoma, Wash.
•Oct. 18-19: Don Carter Lanes, Rockford, Ill.
•Oct. 25-26: Pin Chasers Midtown, Tampa, Fla.
•Nov. 1-2: Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kan.
•Nov. 8-9: Rab’s Country Lanes, Staten Island, N.Y.
•Nov. 15-16: Fountain Bowl, Fountain Valley, Calif.
•Nov. 22-23: Vestavia Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.

Rosters can have up to six bowlers, though only four will compete at a time, and teams do not have to be a member of a USA Bowling league to compete in the events. There will be two divisions at each USA Bowling Regional – Under 12 (born Aug. 1, 2002 or later) and Under 15 (born between Aug. 1, 1999 and July 31, 2002).

To register, go to www.bowl.com and click on the USA Bowling tab.

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