New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Albany's LeClair Places Second in PBA50 Event That He Sponsors

Schenectady, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2018) – Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa. compiled a 6-1-1 match play record on his way to a 69-pin victory over tournament sponsor Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y. in the PBA50 Brian LeClair's Revolutions Pro Shop Eastern Open at Boulevard Bowl Sunday.
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Andretta Rallies Past Angelo for PBA East Regional Crown

York, Pa. (August 5, 2018) – Darren Andretta of Wantagh, N.Y., rallied from a 30-pin deficit after seven frames to defeat Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., 228-207, in the championship round of the PBA Bowlers Supply/Storm Open at Colony Park Lanes North Sunday.
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New Jersey Man Tops Edwards for PBA50 Regional Title

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (July 29, 2018) – Steven DiMartino of Upper Saddle River, N.J., bowling in his first PBA regional event as a member, compiled a 5-2-1 match play record and a 15-game total of 3,352 pins to win the PBA50 Ned Micelli Memorial at Herrill Lanes Saturday by 49 pins over reigning PBA50 East Region Player of the Year Ray Edwards of Middle Island, N.Y.
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NYS Local Associations

Rochester NY USBC Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER NY USBC: Standing (left to right): Len Perkins (Outstanding Achievement Veteran - HOF), Art Durfee (Dedicated League Service Award), Alex Copey (Youth Career Achievement Award/$500 scholarship), Bob Wrights (Meritorious Service - HOF), and 2-time Rochester Masters champion Ron Legler Jr. (Outstanding Achievement - HOF). Seated (left to right): Sherri Andrews (son Dan Anderws Jr., also a 2-time Rochester Masters champion, was honored posthumously for Outstanding Achievement - HOF), Joanne Formicola (Outstanding Achievement Veteran - HOF) and Matt Cittadino (Youth Career Achievement Award/$500 scholarship). The ceremony took place on May16, 2018 at Rick's Prime Rib in Rochester.


Seven Valley USBC Hall of Fame

SEVEN VALLEY USBC: Front row Left to right, Bruce Wood, Financial Officer; Ed Becker, inducted service; Don Collier, inducted Veteran; Brenda Allen, Association Manager; Back row, Rick Jandrew, First VP; Sean Babcock, Accomplishments and Achievements; Rick Osborne, accepting for his dad-Richard Osborne Posthumous; Brian Fuller, accepting for Traci Fuller, inducted service; Rich Lambrecht, guest speaker; Roger Allen, President. Bill Robinson (not pictured) was inducted, Veteran. The awards dinner took place on March 24, 2018.


Tonawandas USBC Hall of Fame

TONAWANDAS HALL OF FAMERS: The Tonawandas USBC Hall of Fame Dinner took place on Saturday (Nov. 25) at Classics V Terrace Room in Amherst. Inductees are. seated from left, Dan Eberl, Gail Krywcum and Art Mallwitz; standing, Brad Hamilton, Ron Sutton and Ken Pelletier. All were honored for outstanding ability except for Mallwitz, proprietor of Mallwitz Island Lanes, who was enshrined for meritorious service. Photo by Mike Pettinella/NYS USBC Association Manager.


Jamestown Area USBC Hall of Fame

JAMESTOWN HALL OF FAMERS: The 17th Jamestown Area USBC Bowling Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet was held on Oct. 23 at the Celoron Legion. The Class of 2017 includes, from the left, Debbie Williams, Jeff Blasdell, Roger Volk, Linda Smith and Bob Kaverman. The five-member class brings the total number of inductees to 102. Post-Journal photo by Scott Kindberg.


Finger Lakes, Schenectady
Complete Assn. Mergers

SEPT. 6, 2017 -- Associations from the Finger Lakes and Schenectady areas have merged, according to the USBC.

Consolidations of men's, women's and youth associations have been completed, and the new associations are called Finger Lakes NY USBC and Schenectady USBC.

Lorie Hall is president and Michael Terpolilli is manager of the Finger Lakes NY USBC while William Nolan is president and Lloyd Denny is the manager of the Schenectady USBC.


USBC Introduces Tournament
Rerate List to Bowl.com

Tournament Managers Encouraged to Share
Rerate Information for Publication

JANUARY 24, 2017 -- ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress continually looks at ways to strengthen the integrity of the averages used by participants in USBC-certified tournaments. To provide tournaments managers with additional resources, USBC has created a process for tournament managers to share bowler rerate information.

Tournament managers now can submit information on bowlers who have had averages rerated or adjusted per Rule 319c, including the reason for the rerate. USBC will compile a list of bowlers who have been rerated, and the list will be available for other tournament managers.

"We must continue to look for ways to reduce average manipulation so tournament bowlers can be more confident they are competing on a level playing field when they enter an event," USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said. "It will be important for those who operate events to share their information on rerates so that all tournament managers can have the tools to make informed decisions when it comes to rerates or adjustments of a bowler's average."

Bowlers who have been rerated are required to report any adjustment under Rule 319c – Average Adjustments (Rerating). The rule states that the average of a bowler may be adjusted upward before participation in any event and if the assigned average is not accepted by the bowler, the entry fee shall be refunded.

The rule further reads that unless the tournament rules state otherwise, in a handicap or classified tournament, a bowler who has had his/her average adjusted/rerated in accordance with this rule is required to report all previous assigned average adjustments/rerates, whether the bowler accepted the adjustment/rerate or not, at the time of bowling.

The following information must be submitted prior to participation for possible average adjustment/rerate:

1. The name of each tournament in which an average adjustment/rerate was assigned
2. The adjusted/rerated average.

Failure to comply with these provisions is cause for a forfeiture of entry fees and prize winnings.

Tournament managers will be provided access to an online form to submit information and also will be provided access to a list of bowlers who have received an adjustment/rerate.

The USBC Rules team will be responsible for updating the information weekly during the tournament season, approximately December through May. During the remainder of the year, the information will be updated at least monthly.

To provide USBC members with the information they need to report their proper entering average, they should go to Find a Member on BOWL.com.


Planning For Success: A guide for local associations

JANUARY 30, 2015 -- To help local associations become more equipped for change and to expand the skill-sets of its board, the United States Bowling Congress has developed a program called "Planning For Success" designed to assess the current state of the association, identify what programs are successful as well as which ones need improvement, and how to bring in new volunteers.

The program uses a self-assessment of the association to allow USBC to design action plans around areas needing improvement. The associations involved will receive a visit from their Regional Manager and monthly conference calls to review the status of the action plan. 

We are offering this opportunity to two associations in each of the four regions of the country. Associations interested in applying should click here for the application form and email a completed application to associationservices@bowl.com by February 10, at which time the selection process will take place.


CLICK HERE for an article on USBC membership,
written by Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC Association Manager


CLICK HERE for info on the USBC Adult Basic Membership


CLICK HERE for a USBC membership benefits' graphic


Who Wants to Help?

A call for leaders across the state to voluntarily assist the NYS USBC in its effort to promote bowling through fair, competitive tournaments and worthwhile, effective programs and services.

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES (“REPS”)

The NYS USBC is recruiting one or two people in each of the state’s 10 regions – see Regional Map on the Officers page of this website -- to provide valuable assistance to the state’s bowling operation in the capacities listed below.  These ambassadors not only will enhance the NYS USBC’s level of service, but also will become familiar with the administration of bowling on the state level, potentially paving the way for them to become NYS USBC officers and directors in future years.

          a. Help distribute state tournament entry forms, flyers and other materials generated through the NYS USBC office.
          b. Represent the NYS USBC (when requested) at local association meetings, local Hall of Fame and Awards gatherings and at other events as warranted.
          c. Help communicate NYS USBC directives and “news” – such as new programs, coaching clinics, workshops – and help get the word out about the value of regularly visiting our website – www.bowlny.com.
          d. Help promote NYS youth scholarships and other youth initiatives and activities.
          e. Help identify potential Hall of Fame or Special Award nominees and assist in the nomination process when necessary.
          f. Be our “eyes and ears” at the regional and local level, provide information and insight as we strive to improve communication with and service to our membership.
         g. Assist at NYS Open, Women, Senior and Youth Tournaments as requested by the state’s association manager.

YOUTH REPRESENTATIVES (“REPS”)

Similar in scope and function to the Regional Ambassadors, Youth Ambassadors would primarily focus on the following:

          a. promoting youth bowling;
          b. helping to recruit new youth bowlers;
          c. assisting at youth tournaments;
          d. spreading the word about the NYS USBC scholarship program;
          e. gaining experience necessary to move into leadership roles on the state level.

If you are interested in becoming a Regional or Youth Representative, please contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager, at bowlny300@yahoo.com or 585-343-3736.


CLICK HERE for NYS bowling centers by local association - updated 8/30/18.

NEW YORK STATE USBC LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS

Association Name Assn. Manager Association Email Address
Adams USBC Michael Lapp AdamsUSBC300@hotmail.com
Adirondack USBC Craig Morrell adkusbc11@gmail.com
Albany USBC Karen Krauss albanynyba@albany.twcbc.com
Amsterdam USBC Celinda Holik cmh11101954@hotmail.com
Auburn NY USBC Bob DelloStritto auburnusbc@gmail.com
Bath USBC John Coumbe john@coumbe.net
Boonville USBC BA Brian Simpson Phantazm88@aol.com
Boonville USBC WBA Carol Taft mamataft1951@yahoo.com
Canandaigua USBC Jon Barkley j.barkley@frontiernet.net
Central NY USBC Deb Deuel cnyusbc@gmail.com
Chen Del O USBC Jolene Scott
jellybena79@yahoo.com
Columbia Greene USBC John Porreca Jr. jporreca74@yahoo.com
Corning USBC Patricia Osborn posborn1@stny.rr.com
Dunkirk Lakeshore USBC Michele Bouquin
chellybo69@yahoo.com
Earlville USBC Edna "Dolly" Haas dehaas@frontier.com
Elmira USBC Michele D'Angelo
mitchyd298@aol.com
Finger Lakes NY USBC Lorie Hall hallrl092896@yahoo.com
Fulton County Regional USBC Connie Hladik rhladik1@nycap.rr.com
Fulton USBC Gregg Nichols usbcfulton@gmail.com
Genesee Region USBC Laurie Cole
lcole@bowlgr.com
Gr Buffalo USBC Bill Palumbo contact@gbusbc.com
Greene USBC Wendell McGrath mcgrathwm@hotmail.com
Harrisville USBC Diane Thomas dndithom@aol.com
Hornell USBC Jeff Fetzner jeff.fetzner@gmail.com
Hudson Valley USBC Robert Tyler office@hvusbc.org
Ithaca USBC Patricia Stage pstage1055@aol.com
Jamestown Area USBC William Thompson Jr crankinbill@gmail.com
Kingston USBC Pamela Boyle kingstonnyba@gmail.com
Lake Ontario USBC Robert Tierson RTierson@Rochester.RR.Com
Lockport USBC Timothy Kirsch LockportUSBC@aol.com
Long Island USBC Stephen Ziesig liusbca@verizon.net
Lowville USBC Everette Haggerty Jr golfer700@twcny.rr.com
Malone USBC Robert Black patcat52@yahoo.com
Massena-Waddington USBC Tammy LaPoint tomkayshad@yahoo.com
Mid-Hudson USBC Janet Sullinger
jsullinger@mhbaonline.com
Mohawk Valley Towns USBC
Don Null nucker@verizon.net
Moira USBC Terry Grant tkg@slic.com
New York City USBC Robert Gotterbarn nycusbc@gmail.com
Niagara Falls USBC Harold Chapman nfba1935@gmail.com
Northern Adirondack USBC Theresa Bosley tbosley@twcny.rr.com
Norwich USBC Brian Drake brian_1381@yahoo.com
Potsdam USBC Lloyd Howe II lhoweii@twcny.rr.com
Rochester NY USBC  Mark McClain bowl@rochesternyusbc.org
Rockland County USBC Robert Larkin rgl113@aol.com
Rome NY USBC Howard York romenyusbcba@gmail.com
Salamanca USBC Benjamin Starr
salamancabowling@gmail.com
Saugerties USBC Matthew Kordich Mattkordich@yahoo.com
Sayre Athens Waverly Valley USBC Nathan Johnson n99nate@yahoo.com
Schenectady USBC Lloyd Denny Jr lloyd.denny2@verizon.net
Schoharie County USBC
Sara Masterson
sarabowls@midtel.net
Seven Valley USBC Brenda Allen sevenvalleyusbc@verizon.net
Sherrill USBC Michael Keenan
mkeenan3@twcny.rr.com
Southern Tier USBC Benjamin Armberge bowling@stnyusbc.com
Staten Island USBC Robert Sullivan bob@siusbc.org
Theresa USBC Debbie Collett debbiecollett84@yahoo.com
Tonawandas USBC Tom Glass
TONUSBC@roadrunner.com
Tri-County NY USBC Michele Bensley tcnyusbc80949@gmail.com
Troy USBC Pamela Bertrand secretary@troynyba.org
Twin Tiers USBC Ronald VanDerLinden rvdlinden16@gmail.com
Watertown USBC Diane Sykes WatertownUSBC@aol.com

Waterville USBC

Elsie Towne

etowne30@frontiernet.net

Westchester County USBC

Barbara Campisi bcampisi1@optonline.net
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