New York State USBC Bowling Association News
USBC Postpones Tiered Center Certification Until 2023

ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is postponing implementation of a new tiered center certification model until January 2023.
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Piotrowski, Soedarmasto Receive Collegiate Honors

APRIL 16, 2020 – Lauren Piotrowski of Schenectady has been selected to the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association All-America women’s first team, and as a runner-up for Bowler of the Year honors by the International Bowling Media Association or the 2019-20 season.
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BPAA Cancels Bowl Expo Due to Coronavirus

APRIL 3, 2020 -- Bowl Expo has been canceled entirely due to coronavirus concerns, the Bowling Proprietors Association of America announced Friday afternoon.
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NYS Local Associations

Central New York USBC Hall of Fame

CENTRAL NEW YORK HONOREES: The Central New York USBC held its Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Pascale Italian Bistrol at Drumlins. Enshrined are, front from left, Louise Restuccia, outstanding veteran; Rose Iozzia, outstanding veteran; Janet Moro, CNY USBC President accepting for her late father, Charles "Charlie" Louise, meritorious service; back, Dean Distin, superior performance; Donald Brush, superior performance; Marjorie Chetney, superior performance; Dennis "Butch" Van Gorden, superior performance. Photo by Fran Piraino.

Schenectady USBC Hall of Fame

SCHENECTADY INDUCTEES: Mike Scaccia, left, proprietor of Boulevard Bowl, and Jeanne McCarthy, volunteer coach, pose with Schenectady USBC President Bill Nolan following their induction into the Schenectady USBC Hall of Fame on Thursday night (June 13, 2019) at Water's Edge Lighthouse in Glenville. Russ Mills, PBA Eastern Regional manager, was the guest speaker. Photo by Bob Weiner.

Staten Island USBC Hall of Fame

STATEN ISLAND HONOREES:Laurie McAuliffe, second from left, became the sixth person to be inducted into the Staten Island USBC Hall of Fame when she was enshrined recently. She is pictured with Staten Island USBC Hall of Famers Ray and Nazareth Laursen and Daniel Moffit. The SIUSBC Hall of Fame is separate from the Staten Island Bowling Hall of Fame. McAuliffe, former proprietor of Victory Lanes, has served in leadership positions for the past 30 years, including president of the SIYABA and Sergeant-at-Arms of the SIUSBC. Her honors include the SIWBA Frank Boxer Service Award, SIBHOF (2005) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2015). Photo by Frank Wilkinson. 

Rochester NY USBC Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER BOWLERS ENSHRINED: The Rochester NY USBC held its Hall of Fame banquet Wednesday night (May 15,2019) at Rick's Prime Rib House. Inductees, from left, are Tim Morley, outstanding achievement, veterans; Mimi Lucey, meritorious service, and G. Michael Wambold, outstanding achievement. Robert Wiley, outstanding achievement, also was inducted but was unable to attend. Audrey Thurley and Bradley Carr were selected to receive youth career achievement awards while Jeff Kreiss received the league leadership award. Photo by Mike Pettinella/NYS USBC association manager.

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.

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
Canandaigua USBC Jon Barkley
Central NY USBC Deb Kratz
Chen Del O USBC Vicki Brooker
Columbia Greene USBC John Porreca Jr.
Corning USBC Patricia Osborn
Dunkirk Lakeshore USBC James Skelly
Earlville USBC Dave Adsit
Elmira USBC Michele D'Angelo
Finger Lakes NY USBC Lorie Hall
Fulton County Regional USBC Connie Hladik
Fulton USBC Gregg Nichols
Genesee Region USBC Mike Pettinella
Gr Buffalo USBC Bill Palumbo
Greene USBC Wendell McGrath
Harrisville USBC Tara Reynolds
Hornell USBC Rebekah Partridge
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 Fred Karl Nystrom
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 Jeremy Bonville
New York City USBC Robert Gotterbarn
Niagara Falls USBC Bobbi-Lynn Marshall
Northern Adirondack USBC Theresa Bosley
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
Kathleen Barry
Seven Valley USBC Brenda Allen
Sherrill USBC Michael Keenan
Southern Tier USBC Benjamin Amberge
Staten Island USBC Robert Sullivan
Theresa USBC Adam Holder
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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