New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Smallwood Tops Belmonte for PBA Players Championship

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 25, 2018) – Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., won four consecutive stepladder finals matches, including the title match against defending champion Jason Belmonte of Australia, to win the Barbasol PBA Players Championship at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl Sunday for his second major and third career PBA Tour title.
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O'Grady Climbs Ladder to Win PBA Tournament of Champions

FAIRLAWN, Ohio (Feb. 11, 2018) – Advancing from a pre-tournament qualifier earlier in the week all the way to the title match, four-time Professional Bowlers Association regional tournament winner Matt O'Grady of Rahway, N.J., won the 53rd PBA Tournament of Champions Sunday for his first PBA Tour title.
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Binghamton's Galli Named East Region Rookie of the Year

JAN. 16, 2018 -- Ryan Galli of Binghamton was named PBA East Region Rookie of the Year for 2017 based on his two fifth-place finishes and his four match play appearances.
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Coaching / Instruction

IBC Launches New Learn-To-Bowl Youth Program

JANUARY 27, 2017 – The International Bowling Campus has launched the USA Bowling Learn the Sport program designed to help develop the next generation of bowlers.

USA Bowling Learn the Sport is a new four-week program that will provide bowling centers, pro shops, and United States Bowling Congress associations the tools to provide basic instruction to new youth bowlers. By teaching the sport, these newcomers not only will learn basic skills while having fun but quickly will see more success on the lanes and will want to continue to bowl.

For more about this new program, go to the Coaching page of this website.

The learn-to-bowl program is a partnership between the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), USBC, International Bowling Campus Youth Development (IBC Youth), Strike Ten Entertainment and the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructions Association (IBPSIA).

The program was introduced to bowling centers at the BPAA Summit in Charleston, South Carolina.

"This program is unique in that it provides video lessons which allows proprietors to execute the program, even if the center isn't fortunate enough to have a certified coach," said Bart Burger, BPAA Managing Director of Membership and Education Services. "We have developed a comprehensive kit so bowling centers can easily start forming classes for new bowlers through in-center marketing and online with our digital resources."

Bowling is the largest participatory sport for youth in the United Sates with more than 17 million youth taking to the lanes each year, according to Simmons Research.

The USA Bowling Learn the Sport program is designed to have four one-hour sessions each week. Each session will start with a short classroom meeting before the youth bowlers take to the lanes to put what they have learned into practice. Sessions cover lane safety, equipment, how to swing the ball, footwork, shooting spares and so much more.

"Many youth bowlers first experience bowling through birthday parties and in-school bowling through P.E. classes, then become excited about the sport and want to learn more," said IBC Youth Managing Director Gary Brown. "This program will get them started and hopefully ignite a passion to continue to pursue the sport."

A special USA Bowling Learn the Sport kit has been developed for centers to promote the program and contains everything a center needs to teach the classes, including a coach's guide, proprietor's guide, DVD with weekly lessons and much more.

To learn more, please visit

List of New York State Certified Coaches

Brenda J. Allen  East Freetown, NY

Roger R. Allen  East Freetown, NY -- Bronze Level certified coach --

Gerry Angel Ithaca NY

Anna Bell  Hicksville NY

Rick Bowman  Peru NY  12972

Kathy Broady  Bronx  NY 10467-1163

Alfred Cao  Woodhaven  NY 11421

Louis Cappellini West Islip  NY 11795

Gary  L Cioch  Frankfort  NY 13340-3513

Bill  M Delawski  Bellerose  NY 11426

Ronald  P Diers  Kingston   NY 12401-6032

A.S. "Doc" Doctorow  Coram  NY 11727

Brian J Dodds Ontario  NY 14519-9164

Kevin Farner Springville NY, 14141

Stephen Fawcett Schenectady, NY,

Tom Fluker  Batavia NY 14020 -- Silver Level certified coach --

Steven M. Friedman   South Merrick NY  11556

Tommy Genova  Elmont NY  11003

Vito A Genova  Franklin Sq  NY 11010-1020

Cindy Hogan Rochester, NY

Richard  G Jacobson  Yonkers   NY 10705

Jack Jurek  Buffalo NY -- Silver Level certified coach --

Bobby Kimball  Long Island NY

George Klein  Lindenhurst  NY 11757-1239

Jayu  S Kulkarni Lake Ronkonkoma  NY 11779

Paul S Kupelian  Constantia  NY 13044

Chris Lamb, Rochester, NY,

Gary Landsdowne  Homer NY

Louis Loprinzo Putnam Valley NY 10579

Rich Manzer Jr. Albany, NY  12205-2219

Sal Mattera, Smithtown, L.I.,

Ken Misnik, Cheektowaga, NY

Kathy Morreale  Whitesboro NY 13492

Arthur O'Connor  West Hempstead, NY 11552

Paul Olivadoti Cicero NY

Michael A Pettinella  Batavia NY 14020

Martin W Piraino East Syracuse, NY 13057

Anthony C Phillips  Elmont NY 11003

Robert J Phillips  Allegany  NY 14706-9416

Malcolm A Press Rock Hill   NY 12775

Edward Quinones Endicott NY 13760

Tim Regan  East Northport, N.Y. 11731

Frank Rutigliano Poughkeepsie NY

Christopher S Searchfield Webster  NY 14580

Kenneth S Sheen  Flushing  NY 11358

Marshall Smith Wappingers Falls NY 12590

Choon H Tan  Elmhurst NY 11373

Bryan Takacs, Endicott, N.Y.,

Paul Voelker, Sayre, Pa. 18840 -- Silver Level certified coach --

Sam Ventura,Syracuse, N.Y. -- Bronze Level certified coach --

Raymond Watkins, Jackson Heights, NY --Bronze Level certified coach --

Kathie Webster S. Hempstead NY 11550

Bruce Wood  Cortland, NY

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