New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Ventura, Herrington Take PBA50 East Regional Honors

Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., was named PBA50 East Region Senior Player of the Year after winning two titles in eight tries in 2019.
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USBC Extends Chad Murphy's Contract Through 2024

ARLINGTON, Texas - Chad Murphy has agreed to a contract extension to continue as Executive Director of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC).
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Jason Belmonte Wins Fifth PBA Player of the Year Award

AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 11, 2019) – Australia’s Jason Belmonte was the overwhelming choice as 2019 Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year for a fifth time, Professional Bowlers Association CEO Colie Edison and PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced in a special FloBowling livestreaming event Wednesday from FloSports headquarters in Austin, Texas.


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REMEMBERING OUR LOVED ONES:  NYS US BC Director Daniel Solmine and Liz Taylor (Fulton County Regional USBC) stand next to the Memorial table after a service prior to Saturday's NYS Annual Meeting in Syracuse. The NYS USBC paid tribute to those bowlers, family members and friends who passed away during the 2018-19 season.


The New York State USBC is an arm of the United States Bowling Congress committed to running fair, successful tournaments for bowlers of all ages; an organization dedicated to promoting the great sport of bowling through Hall of Fame and other special award presentations; a source of information to all bowlers interested in improving their game through coaching and instruction, and a vehicle for our young people to combine their scholastic and bowling abilities to receive college scholarships.

Just as importantly, the New York State USBC is run by regular people who appreciate and recognize those special people -- our bowlers -- who have made an impact by participating in leagues and tournaments, and by supporting their families and friends in the sport, throughout their lives. With that being said, we have created this Memorials page on our website as a final tribute to the men and women who have built and helped sustain organized bowling in New York State.

We invite you to send the names of deceased bowlers, relatives of bowlers and friends of the bowling community for inclusion on this page. Please send information to Mike Pettinella, Association Manager, NYS USBC, 55 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, NY 14020, or by email at We also will be acknowledging our deceased members and family/friends during a Memorial Service at the NYS USBC Annual Meeting. Thank you.

Rochester NY USBC
Margaret Magoffin (1-3-20)
Mark W. Coogan (1-23-20)
Margaret Morley (1-30-20
Charles "Chuck" Richards (1-26-20)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Forrest E. Weaver (12-13-19)
Richard A. Fladie (12-20-19)
Phyllis Notaro (12-30-19)
Genesee Region USBC
Carmella "Millie" McVay (12-25-19)
Henry (Hank) Valerych (12-25-19)

Rochester NY USBC
Florence Warner (11-6-19)
William A. "Bill" Hunt (11-2-19)
Canandaigua USBC
Donna M. Eatherly (11-10-19), A life-long bowling enthusiast and youth bowling coach. Donna dedicated her life to bowling, was inducted into several Bowling Halls of Fame, and held many offices in various bowling organizations. CLICK HERE for obituary.
Staten Island USBC
Michael "Mike" Walczysyzn (11-8-19). CLICK HERE for obituary.
Tri-County NY USBC
John R. Westfall (11-16-19), bowler and husband of Frances Westfall, association director.
Greater Buffalo USBC
John H. Boundy (11-16-19)

Rochester NY USBC
Gary S. Holowka (10-22-19)
James Langill Sr. (10-22-19)
Viola "Vi" Harris (10-15-19)
Ithaca USBC
John Capozzi (10-27-19), NYS Hall of Famer (1992) from the Ithaca area.
Albany USBC
Lucille Daignault (10-24-19), past president of the NYS Bowling Writers Assn., NYS Women's 700 Club and Albany WIBC, past secretary of the Albany WIBC and director of the Albany USBC. Calling hours are from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 1) with services at 6:30 p.m. at Dufresne Funeral Home, 216 Columbia St, Cohoes. 
Niagara Falls USBC
Anthony "Tony" Quaranto (10-21-19), former NYS Men's Bowling Association officer and director and Niagara Falls USBC association manager.
Genesee Region USBC
Robert Radley (10-6-19)
Bernice George (10-9-19)
Dorothy "Dot" Koziej (10-9-19)
Tri-County NY USBC
Dale Green (10-15-19)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Charles "Chuck" McKinnon (10-4-19)
Barbara J. Jasin (10-9-19)
Elizabeth A. Hails (10-30-19)

Genesee Region USBC
Joseph R. (Trigger) Trigilio (9-1-19)
James F. Marciniak (9-30-19)
Rochester NY USBC
Fred Worden (8-20-19)
Anthony J. "Babe" DeMarco (8-12-19)
Patricia E. Bach (8-7-19)
Norma C. Fuller (8-4-19)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Jannie M. Roberts (9-2-19)
Thomas J. Wiesmore (9-4-19)
Mary Ann Grzankowski (9-4-19)

Lake Ontario USBC
Marvin Cathy (8-1-19), proprietor of Parkview Lanes in Wolcott
Genesee Region USBC
Doris C. Ransom (8-17-19)
Jeanette M. Fryer (8-17-19)
John "Jabo" Jablonski (8-25-19)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Susan K. Pullen (8-11-19), Gr Buff Hall of Famer
Timothy P. Berlinski (8-20-19)
James P. Quinn (8-24-19)

JULY 2019
Fulton USBC
George DeLong (7-26-19)
Rochester NY USBC
Thomas Pisano (7-20-19), age 105; longtime Rochester bowler
Nicholas K. Mabe (7-2-19)
Lake Ontario USBC
Eva Ireland (7-10-19), local association Hall of Famer and former director
Greater Buffalo USBC
Richard L. "Rich" Schlager (7-2-19)
Richard R. Rebilas Sr. (7-14-19)
John A. Jarzynski (7-19-19)
Richard R. Sunday (7-27-19)
JUNE 2019
Genesee Region USBC
Mary Theresa (Marchioli) Sardou (6-29-19), owner and operator, with her son, Thomas, of Viking Valhalla Restaurant at Rose Garden Bowl in Bergen. CLICK HERE for her obituary.
Robert J. "Rob" Morith (6-23-2019)
John R. LaFarnara (6-22-2019)
Fulton County Regional
Sandra L. (Sandy) Suchy (6-11-19), recipient of the 2019 NYS USBC Service to Bowling/Community Award and NYS Women's 600 Club member.
Tri-County NY USBC
Gary Kosteczko (6-1-19), husband of Diane Kosteczko, Tri-County NY USBC director.
Rochester NY USBC
Patricia Fedele (6-28-19)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Gerald B. Copperberg Jr. (6-13-19)
Herman N. "Bud" Schwabl (6-13-19), Gr Buff Hall of Famer
Martin J. Payne (6-15-19)
MAY 2019
Genesee Region USBC
John Kingdollar (5-21-19)
Rebecca "Becky" Hughson (5-22-19)
Greater Buffalo USBC
Patricia E. Batina (5/19/19)
Robert J. Bengert, Sr. (5/2/19)
Jason D. Bren (5/16/19)
Kenneth L. Jaster (5/20/19)
Betty Maw (5/4/19) - GBUSBCA Hall of Fame
APRIL 2019
Genesee Region USBC
Angelo V. Pettinella (4-18-19), father of NYS USBC Association Manager Mike Pettinella
Kingston USBC
Joan Millham (4-9-19)
Maj. Troy D. Campbell (4-30-19), SAW Valley USBC president.

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