New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Edwards' Comes Through for 23rd Regional Title

Schenectady, N.Y. (September 10, 2017) – Ray Edwards of Middle Island, N.Y. rolled three clutch strikes in the 10th frame to achieve a 279 tie in the final match against Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa., preserving his 12-pin lead and earning his 23rd Professional Bowlers Association Regional title in the PBA50 Towne Bowling Academy Open.
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Mahopac's Conroy Second at PBA Strike Zone Open

Pottsville, Pa. (September 3, 2017) – Mike Hastings of Millsboro, Del. defeated John Conroy of Mahopac, N.Y., 220-201, to win the PBA50 Strike Zone Open presented by Track at the Strike Zone Alleys Sunday for his second career PBA50 Regional title.
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McEwan Wins Nationwide PWBA Rochester Open

PLANO, Texas – After falling short in two recent opportunities to win the third title of her Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour career, Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, finally was able to find the winner's circle in the last standard event of the 2017 season.
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Youth Scholarships


Staten Island USBC Honors NYS Recipient

STATEN ISLAND SCHOLAR: Jessica Forminio accepts her plaque from the NYS USBC at Monday night's (June 26, 2017) Staten Island USBC Youth Awards Dinner from USBC President Frank Wilkinson and NYS USBC Vice President Liz DeHart. The event took place at Li Greci's Staaten. Jessica's scholarship was for $1,000.


Rochester's Turner Receives
1st 'Pat' Zonneville Scholarship

Bequest from Late President
Will Advance Youth Bowling

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: Two Rochester NY USBC youth members are recipients of the NYS USBC's top scholarships for 2017 -- Adam Turner, who was selected to receive the $4,000 Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville Memorial Scholarship and Sarah Gerken, who was selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship. They were recognized on May 17 by NYS USBC President Roger Buckman at the Rochester NY USBC Hall of Fame ceremony. Photo by Mike Pettinella/NYS USBC Association Manager.

NYS USBC Honors First President
With Scholarship in Her Name

SEPT. 27, 2016 – The New York State USBC's top scholastic award will be renamed the Priscilla M. "Pat" Zonneville Memorial Scholarship as a result of action taken by the state association's Board of Directors over the weekend.

Directors, at meetings on Saturday and Sunday at the Holiday Inn in Binghamton, gratefully accepted a bequest of $20,000 from the estate of the late Zonneville, who passed away on Sept. 6, and agreed to use those funds to support youth scholarships per her request.

Zonneville was elected as the first president of the New York State United States Bowling Congress in 2011, and served for four years.

Before that she was president of the New York State USBC Women's Bowling Association for more than a decade and, all told, she served in various capacities at the local, state and national levels for more than 30 years.

"Pat had a heart for the sport of bowling, and this generous gift will serve to perpetuate her desire to see young people who have taken a keen interest in the bowling achieve their personal goals," NYS USBC President Roger Buckman said.

Buckman said that $2,000 of the bequest will be allocated annually for 10 years to support the NYS USBC's maximum scholarship of $4,000 ($1,000 each year up to four years) to a graduating senior based on academics and bowling accomplishment. The NYS USBC will be funding the rest of that scholarship, along with other scholarships for graduating seniors (see below).

He also noted that local associations and individual bowlers will be able to donate to a fund is being set up in Zonneville's name.

The board also voted to award a pair of $250 scholarships at the 2017 NYS Youth Team Championships in Syracuse in memory of Zonneville.

In related action, the board:

-- Approved recommendations by the Youth Education Services (YES) Committee to support these additional scholarships for the 2016-17 season – $3,000 ($750 renewable annually up to four years), $2,000 ($500 renewable annually up to four years) and four $1,000 awards for graduating seniors; three Spirit Awards totaling $1,500 for grades 8-11, and five Future Stars Awards totaling $750 for grades K-7.

Information on how to apply for these scholarships will be posted in the near future on the Youth Scholarships page of this website.

-- Approved recommendations from the Finance Committee to send contributions of $10,000 to Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, $1,500 to Bowlers to Veterans Link and $2,000 to the YES Committee for scholarships as a result of member donations at state tournaments and at the Annual Meeting during the 2015-16 season.

-- Approved a recommendation from the YES Committee to allocate up $7,400 in 2016-17 to fund up to two High School Assistance Grants and up to two In-School Bowling Kits, both programs of the International Bowling Campus Youth Development Team.

Last season, the NYS USBC awarded $2,500 to Sachem East High School in Farmingdale to assist its scholastic bowling program and $1,200 to Lockport City School District for an In-School Bowling Grant consisting of six carpet bowling lanes with balls and pins along with teaching curriculum.

-- Forwarded a Bylaws amendment stating that qualifications (resume) of those wishing to run for a spot on the NYS USBC Board of Directors must be submitted, in writing, at least 30 days prior to the opening of the Annual Meeting. The current bylaw reads that the resume must be submitted at least two weeks prior.


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One of the great benefits of USBC Youth membership is the chance to earn college scholarships! Several scholarship applications are due Dec. 1, so we encourage association leaders and youth directors to make sure your USBC Youth bowlers are aware of the following scholarships:

Go to BOWL.com/scholarships for complete information on scholarships andBOWL.com/High_School for information on the High School Grant Program.


Collegiate Bowling Information

International Art of Bowling's Road to College Bowling

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Attention Scholarship Winners!
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New York State Women's 500 Club

** Curtis/Hunt Memorial Scholarship Application

New York State Women's 600 Club


** Priscilla Zonneville Memorial Educational Award/Graduating High School Female
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Frances Lansbury Memorial Award/Adult Female Learner

Other National Scholarship Opportunities

Bowling Writers Association of America Scholarship Award
Dexter High School All-American Scholarship Awards

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