New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Albany's LeClair Tops Weber for PBA50 Title in Minnesota

MONTICELLO, Minn. (July 12, 2019) – Wearing a brace to shore up his ailing left knee, Brian LeClair of Albany, New York recovered from a slow start to beat PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber 225-200 in the title match to win the PBA50 River City Extreme Open presented by Hammer Friday for his first win of the season and fourth of his career.
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Sam Ventura Captures PBA Ned Micelli Memorial Tournament

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (June 22, 2019) – Sammy Ventura of Norwich, N.Y., a two-time East Region PBA50 Player of the Year, compiled a 5-3 match play record and a 15-game total of 3,598 pins to win the PBA50 Ned Micelli Memorial at Herrill Lanes Saturday by a mere six pins over reigning PBA50 East Region Player of the Year Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa.
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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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Youth Bowling


CLICK HERE for U.S. High School Bowling Foundation


Union-Endicott Teen Rolls
Record-Setting 854 Series

Reprinted from PressConnects.com

FEBRUARY 14, 2019 -- Union-Endicott junior Ashley Cicciarelli has earned prominent space in the national high school bowling record book.

Cicciarelli’s 258-296-300 — 854 series, bowled Saturday at Midway Lanes in Vestal, is recognized by the U.S. High School Bowling Foundation as the highest three-game total ever by a scholastic female bowler.

The record-setting effort led Union-Endicott to the Section 4 Class A tournament championship with a 2,958 total.

The 300 game and 854 series qualify Cicciarelli, who will be 17 later this month, for the USHSBF’s 300/800 Honor Roll (www.ushsbf.org).

The feat also makes her eligible for singles competition in the fourth annual U.S. High School Bowling National Championships, June 23-24 in Indianapolis. Any state or national record set in the current season qualifies a team or individual for the national event.

The USHSBF’s records acknowledge only games and series bowled as part of high school competition.

The three-game boys’ record, 867, was established by John Delp III of Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1990.


NYS Youth Leader Award Forms - 2018-19

CLICK HERE for Coach of the Year.

CLICK HERE for Youth Leader of the Year.

CLICK HERE for Bridging of the Gap Award (Youth).

CLICK HERE for Bridging of the Gap Award (Adult).

For information about the NYS Youth Leaders program, contact Nancy Howell at nhowell1212@gmail.com.

Officers for 2018-19 are as follows:

President: Amber Lupi, Schenectady USBC
1st Vice President: Julie Caza, Schenectady USBC
2nd Vice President: Courtney Morelli, Long Island USBC
Secretary: Kami Miller, Catskill Mountain USBC Youth
Sergeant-At-Arms: Emily Kulkarni, Long Island USBC
Advisor: Judith Phillips, Kingston, grandma0831@aol.com
Advisor: Nancy Howell, Kingston, nhowell1212@gmail.com


11-Year-Old Boy Youngest
to Roll Perfect Game
in USBC's NYS History

Rockville Centre Lanes Places
Stephen Winley Jr. on "Wall of Fame"

AUGUST 4, 2016 — Eleven-year-old Stephen Winley Jr. of Laurelton has had the perfect summer — literally — as he bowled a perfect game on July 26 at Rockville Centre Lanes.

A member of RVC Lanes' Adult/Junior League, which is USBC certified, Stephen set the crowd roaring when he rolled a 300 game — making him the youngest bowler to ever score a USBC-certified perfect game in New York State.

Stephen turned 11 on April 27, making him 11 years and 3 months old -- a month younger younger than Long Island's Alex Cavagnaro, who was 11 years, 4 months and 28 days old when he reached perfection on Nov. 17, 1995. Cavagnaro posted another 300 game 10 days later on Nov. 27, 1995.

Sam Arnone of Rochester was 11 1/2 years old when he rolled a 300 game on Dec. 19, 1993 in a Youth Bowling Tour event in Ithaca.

"Perfect games are always exciting — even during elite competition when adults bowl them," said John LaSpina, President of Maple Family Centers, which operates RVC Lanes and four additional bowling centers in New York and Florida. "Having a junior bowler do it was even more exciting. The center erupted when Stephen rolled his final strike."

LaSpina was present for the momentous occasion and documented it on video, which appears on Rockville Centre Lanes' Facebook page.

"We posted the video on all our centers' Facebook pages and the reach has been really strong with an estimated combined viewing of about 10,000 people," he noted.


Color Brochure Highlights
Youth Benefits Provided
by New York State USBC

NOVEMBER 13, 2015 -- The New York State USBC has created a high-quality, color tri-fold brochure outlining the benefits and services it provides to youth bowlers.

The brochure touches upon state championship tournaments for youth, Youth Education Services scholarships and grants, the NYS Youth Leaders program and NYS USBC-sponsored coaching clinics and seminars. It also has a page listing the benefits of USBC membership -- valuable information to local associations as they work to retain their members and recruit new members.

The brochures are available to local associations for distribution to youth league directors, parents and bowling centers. Please contact Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager, at bowlny300@yahoo.com to request a supply of these brochures. The NYS USBC will mail them to local associations free of charge.

By working together we can ensure a Future for the Sport!

CLICK HERE to view the outside panel of the brochure.

CLICK HERE to view the inside panel of the brochure.


Bowler's Ed Header

The In-School Bowling program is a vital step to developing a new generation of bowlers, creating awareness about the lifetime sport of bowling and showcasing bowling as an activity without participation barriers. Operating as an extension of the bowling center, it provides the scholastic community "A Lane of New Opportunities" as budgets are cut and educators seek valuable programs at the academic level.

If you are new to the In-School Bowling program, we are here to help your bowling center or association understand how it can help deliver new youth league bowlers, increase open play traffic, introduce membership and scholarship opportunities, and enhance the future of youth bowling. 

A variety of resources are available to convey the Bowler's Ed message and connect with educators. Doing so has never been easier through our updated marketing materials, customizable resources, supporting partners and dedicated initiative - Bowler's Ed.

1. Customizable Bowler's Ed Marketing and Communication Materials (Click HERE)
The Youth Resource Center is available 24/7, 365 days a year. These resources are fully customizable to promote your Bowler's Ed program. Reduce the time spent composing the communication and use our branded Bowler's Ed materials to help solidify your program!  

2. Bowler's Ed Educator How-To Guide (Click HERE)
Updated with new content promoting Bowler's Ed through program values, social, emotional and physical health benefits, and how the program aligns with national standards. Apply the Educator How-To Guide to highlight the academic and athletic impact of Bowler's Ed.

3. Bowler's Ed Introduction Letters (Click HERE > Letters & Fliers > General) 
Deliver a consistent and comprehensive message surrounding the Bowler's Ed program in an educators language. The different letters (general and detailed) reduce the time spent composing the communication and use our branded Bowler's Ed materials to solidify your program!

4. Bowler's Ed Customizable Flier (Click HERE > Letters & Fliers > Bowler's Ed Flier) 
A customizable advertisement designed to bring awareness to an upcoming community event. Utilizing the marketing material will help create awareness to any event through an artistically designed flier allowing for individual customization. 

5. Bowler's Ed Program Recognition (Click HERE > Certificates & Recognition) 
These items create a recognition opportunity for the bowling center and school. Utilize the achievement certificate to better award the students and a coupon for continued participation opportunities within the bowling center. 

Contact 
BowlersEd@ibcyouth.com for additional program support and information!


USBC Junior Gold Competition
Doesn’t Violate NYSPHSAA Rules

FEBRUARY 17, 2012 – Reacting to questions about amateur status and participation in USBC youth tournaments, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association has issued an interpretation that during the 2011-12 school year, participation in a USBC North Point Junior Gold Qualifier and/or qualifying for and participating in the USBC North Pointe Junior Gold Championship will not violate the NYSPHSAA Amateur Rule.

The NYSPHSAA rule states, in part, that a student athlete forfeits his or her amateur status in a sport by “competing for money or other compensation (allowable travel, meals, and lodging expenses may be accepted)”. With this interpretation, the NYSPHSAA is saying that USBC Junior Gold competition is permissible under its rules.

Representatives from NYSPHSAA and USBC will be working together to ensure participation in these types of events will not violate high school eligibility rules and regulations.


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