New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Pa. Bowler Triumphs to Close Out PBA East Region Schedule

Manalapan, N.J. (Dec. 1, 2018) – Scott Kinkaid of Elizabethtown, Pa., defeated Steven Kotowski of Clark, N.J., 278-236, to win the Professional Bowlers Association MJK Pro Shop/Knob Hill Eastern Challenge presented by Brunswick on Saturday.
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New York's Haines Second at PBA Regional in Frederick, Maryland

Frederick, Md. (November 18, 2018) – Tim Foy Jr. of Seaford, Del., earned his second career PBA Regional title when he defeated Gary Haines of West Babylon, N.Y., 189-178, in the title match of the PBA Bowlers Discount Eastern Open presented by Track at Terrace Lanes Sunday.
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Pennsylvania Bowlers Stand Out in PBA50 Regional in Delaware

Laurel, Del. (Oct. 28, 2018) – Brent Hunter of Glenville, Pa., defeated Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa., 232-187, to win the PBA50 Bryan's Bowling Center Open presented by the Hopkins Automotive Group and 900 Global at Bryan's Bowling Center Sunday.
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NYS Local Associations

Greater Buffalo USBC Hall of Fame

BUFFALO BOWLERS HONORED: The Greater Buffalo USBC held its Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday night (Nov. 24, 2018) at Samuel's Grande Manor in Williamsville. Inducted were, from left, Ray Bellet, outstanding ability; Cynthia Kosanovich, meritorious service; Brad Angelo, outstanding ability; Dave Williamson, outstanding ability; Holly Parrish, outstanding ability; Ruth Wooliver, outstanding ability; Mary Chase, meritorious service to youth; Nancy Wangler, wife of the late James Wangler, meritorious service; Mary Grace Williamson, outstanding ability.

Auburn NY USBC Hall of Fame

AUBURN INDUCTEES: This year's Auburn NY USBC Hall of Famers are, from left, Neil Taylor, outstanding veteran; the late Sally Walker, women's superior performance, represented by her son, Mike, and Greg Spinelli, men's superior performance.

Syracuse USBC WBA, BA Hall of Fame

SYRACUSE HONOREES: The Syracuse USBC BA and WBA (now Central NY USBC) held its Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Drumlin's. Front from left are Lynette Fichera, Outstanding Veteran; Mary Scarson, Meritorious Service; Becky Chapman-Bodner, Outstanding Veteran; Chuck Richmond, Meritorious Service; back, Dave Starling, Outstanding Veteran; John Rougeau, Meritorious Service; Krystal Ashby, Outstanding Bowler; Mike Carno, Outstanding Bowler. Greg Heidelberger, Outstanding Veteran, also was inducted.

Southern Tier USBC Hall of Fame

SOUTHERN TIER USBC: The Southern Tier USBC honored these bowlers recently. From left, Larry Medovich, Hall of Fame Meritorious Service; Cindy Lee, Hall of Fame Meritorious Service; John Ragard, Hall of Fame Senior Star; Frank Vlasak, Hall of Fame Superior Performance; Phil Drumm, Bowler of the Year. Sarah Krager (not pictured) was selected as female Bowler of the Year.

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.

USBC Introduces Tournament
Rerate List to

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

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 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.


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 –
          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.


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 or 585-343-3736.

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


Association Name Assn. Manager Association Email Address
Adams USBC Michael Lapp
Adirondack USBC Craig Morrell
Albany USBC Karen Krauss
Amsterdam USBC Celinda Holik
Auburn NY USBC Bob DelloStritto
Bath USBC John Coumbe
Boonville USBC BA Brian Simpson
Boonville USBC WBA Carol Taft
Canandaigua USBC Jon Barkley
Central NY USBC Deb Deuel
Chen Del O USBC Jolene Scott
Columbia Greene USBC John Porreca Jr.
Corning USBC Patricia Osborn
Dunkirk Lakeshore USBC Michele Bouquin
Earlville USBC Edna "Dolly" Haas
Elmira USBC Michele D'Angelo
Finger Lakes NY USBC Lorie Hall
Fulton County Regional USBC Connie Hladik
Fulton USBC Gregg Nichols
Genesee Region USBC Laurie Cole
Gr Buffalo USBC Bill Palumbo
Greene USBC Wendell McGrath
Harrisville USBC Diane Thomas
Hornell USBC Jeff Fetzner
Hudson Valley USBC Robert Tyler
Ithaca USBC Patricia Stage
Jamestown Area USBC William Thompson Jr
Kingston USBC Pamela Boyle
Lake Ontario USBC Robert Tierson RTierson@Rochester.RR.Com
Lockport USBC Timothy Kirsch
Long Island USBC Stephen Ziesig
Lowville USBC Everette Haggerty Jr
Malone USBC Robert Black
Massena-Waddington USBC Tammy LaPoint
Mid-Hudson USBC Janet Sullinger
Mohawk Valley Towns USBC
Don Null
Moira USBC Terry Grant
New York City USBC Robert Gotterbarn
Niagara Falls USBC Harold Chapman
Northern Adirondack USBC Theresa Bosley
Norwich USBC Brian Drake
Potsdam USBC Lloyd Howe II
Rochester NY USBC  Mark McClain
Rockland County USBC Robert Larkin
Rome NY USBC Howard York
Salamanca USBC Benjamin Starr
Saugerties USBC Matthew Kordich
Sayre Athens Waverly Valley USBC Nathan Johnson
Schenectady USBC Lloyd Denny Jr
Schoharie County USBC
Sara Masterson
Seven Valley USBC Brenda Allen
Sherrill USBC Michael Keenan
Southern Tier USBC Benjamin Amberge
Staten Island USBC Robert Sullivan
Theresa USBC Debbie Collett
Tonawandas USBC Tom Glass
Tri-County NY USBC Michele Bensley
Troy USBC Pamela Bertrand
Twin Tiers USBC Ronald VanDerLinden
Watertown USBC Diane Sykes

Waterville USBC

Elsie Towne

Westchester County USBC

Barbara Campisi
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