New York State USBC Bowling Association News
Butturff Leads Heading into Final Day of Match Play at U.S. Open

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. – Jakob Butturff of Tempe, Arizona, went 7-1 in the opening round of match play to build a 264-pin lead over the field Monday at the 2017 U.S. Open.
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Pennsylvania Bowler Wins PBA50 Event in Laurel, Del.

Laurel, Del. (October 22, 2017) – Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., defeated Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, 198-182, to win the PBA50 Bryan's Bowling Center Open presented by The Insurance Market and 900 Global at Bryan's Bowling Center Sunday.
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Conroy, Cavagnaro Capture PBA/PBA50 Event in Delaware

Millsboro, Del. (September 24, 2017) – John Conroy of Mahopac, N.Y. and Alex Cavagnaro of Massapequa, N.Y., defeated Ray Edwards of Middle Island, N.Y. and Matt O'Grady of Rahway, N.J., 447-432, 402-471, 436-427, in the best-of-three-game title match to win the PBA/PBA50 Millsboro Lanes Doubles Sunday at Millsboro Lanes.
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Youth Scholarships


NYS USBC Youth Scholarship Opportunity

The New York State USBC annual awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors and to underclassmen through our Youth Education Services Committee.

Here are the available scholarships for the 2017-18 season:

Graduating Seniors ($13,000)

1 - Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville Memorial Award -- $4,000 award - $1,000 renewable annually up to 4 years
1 - $3,000 award - $750 renewable annually up to 4 years
1 - $2,000 awards - $500 renewable annually up to 4 years
4 - $1,000 awards

The deadline to submit an application is FEBRUARY 1, 2018

CLICK HERE for application.

Future Stars Award - Athletes in Grades K-7 ($750)

Youth Bowlers are asked to submit (electronically) a bowling related photo ("selfie") with an appropriate caption explaining "Why I like to bowl!"

1st place -- $250
2nd place -- $200
3rd place -- $150
4th place -- $100
5th place -- $50

The deadline to submit an application is FEBRUARY 1, 2018

CLICK HERE for application.

Youth Spirit Award - Athletes in Grades 8-11 ($1,500)

Coaches are asked to nominate a Youth Bowler for this award, based on the criteria of Sportsmanship, Commitment and Leadership.

1st place -- $750
2nd place -- $500
3rd place -- $250

The deadline to submit an application is FEBRUARY 1, 2018

CLICK HERE for application.

Additional scholarships are available by participating in NYS USBC Youth Championship Tournaments.

Important Information for Graduating Seniors

Dear Youth Bowler,

Welcome to bowlny.com and the New York State USBC Online Scholarship Application Portal.

The New York State USBC Association, through its Youth Education Services Fund, is committed to providing scholarship opportunities for our youth bowlers seeking to further his or her education. This season, we will award a total of $13,000 in scholarship awards to graduating senior student athletes.

As a graduating senior, you are eligible for one of seven scholarship awards.

We are continuing the use of our groundbreaking online scholarship application that was the first of its kind in the bowling industry. We hope you take the time to review the qualifications and information before proceeding to complete the online application.

As an applicant, you will need the following important information to proceed and submit your application:
• USBC Member ID #, as found on your USBC Youth membership card
• Name of Youth League Official and their Phone #
• Highest Current Average and # of Games

Please be prepared to provide us with as much information as possible in reference to the following:
• School Activities and Offices Held
• Community, Civic, and/or Church Activities
• Bowling and Other Honors

Each of the items above should include the timeframes of each activity and honors. Please refer to the examples provided in the application.

In addition to the online application submissions, the final steps of the application process includes:

• Acquiring a Letter of Recommendation

• Download the School Official Evaluation & Data Sheet

• Download the Youth Official Evaluation & Data Sheet

If you should have any questions in regards to this process please do not hesitate to contact: Kathy Leitgeb, via e-mail: NYSBPA@aol.com or via telephone: (518) 464-1176.


Rochester's Adam Turner Selected
to Receive 'Pat' Zonneville Scholarship

UPDATED - MAY 23, 2017

MAY 1, 2017 – Adam Turner of Rochester has been selected to receive the New York State USBC's top scholarship for this season – the newly-created Priscilla 'Pat' Zonneville Memorial Scholarship.

The $4,000 scholarship -- $1,000 annually, renewable for up to four years -- is named after Priscilla Zonneville, the first president of the NYS USBC and NYS Hall of Famer, who passed away on Sept. 6, 2017

Six other scholar-athletes will be receiving scholarships from the state bowling association as a result of judging by the NYS USBC Youth Education Services committee.

They are:

-- Sarah Gerken of Brockport, $3,000 ($750 renewable annually for up to four years)

-- Robert DiGiacomo of Rye Brook, $2,000 ($500 renewable annually for up to four years)

-- Jessica Forminio of Staten Island, $1,000.

-- Jayden Skeete Solimine of New Rochelle, $1,000.

-- Breanna Forrest of Athens, Pa., $1,000.

-- Kyle Freberg of Oswego, $1,000.

The NYS Youth Leaders contribute $1,000 to these scholarships.


Eight to Receive Spirit, Future Stars Awards

MARCH 24, 2017 – Eight youth bowlers have been selected to receive Spirit and Future Stars scholarship awards by the NYS USBC's Youth Education Services committee for 2016-17.

Spirit Awards are given to students in grades 8-11 who exhibit sportsmanship, commitment and leadership, as nominated by their youth bowling coaches.

Spirit Award winners:

1 -- McKinley Mulstay, Port Ewen, 10th grade, $750

2 -- Erin Blank, Mt. Marion, 10th grade, $500

3 -- Hunter Payne, Wellsville, 10th grade, $250

Future Stars Awards go to students in grades K-7 who were asked to submit (electronically) a bowling related photo ("selfie") with an appropriate caption explaining "Why I like to bowl!"

Future Stars Award winners:

1 -- Parker Boorom, Binghamton, 7th grade, $250

2t -- Keegan Alexander, Victor, 4th grade, $175

2t -- Jason Henze, New Hampton, 1st grade, $175

4 -- Brianna Mowry, Kingston, 3rd grade, $100

5 -- Mark Hammersley, Kingston, 4th grade, $50

The scholarships will be deposited into the students' SMART accounts through the USBC.


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

The IAB’s Road to College Bowling. Ahhhh, finally the one stop shop for everything college bowling! You will get all your burning questions answered in this online guide. We walk you through the ins and outs of everything college bowling. Because we know- there’s a LOT to digest.

CLICK HERE to be directed to the IAB's Road to College Bowling course and website.


Creating lifelong bowlers starts with YOU(th)

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Attention Scholarship Winners!
CLICK HERE to go to the SMART section of bowl.com


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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