New York State USBC Bowling Association News
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 Scholarships

Schenectady County's Dominick Favata
Selected to Receive 'Pat' Zonneville Scholarship

Dominick Favata of Schenectady has been selected to receive the Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville Memorial Scholarship awarded by the New York State USBC for the 2017-18 season.

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, 2016.

Six other graduating senior scholar-athletes will be receiving scholarships from the state bowling association as a result of judging by the NYS USBC Youth Education Services committee. The NYS Youth Leaders contribute $1,000 to these scholarships.

Dominick Favata, Niskayuna, $4,000 ($1,000 renewable annually up to four years).
Dominick attends Niskayuna High School, where he holds a 3.87 GPA. He has been bowling for 11 years and holds a 208 average, with a high game of 300 and high series of 824. School activities: National Honor Society. Warrior Project Club, Symphonic Band, Aviation Club, Varsity Cross Country, Bowling and Track and Field. Community involvement: Food Bank, Youth Ministry, Niskayuna Baseball Announcer and traffic monitor. Scholarships: RIT Computing Medal and Scholarship, Sandra G. Morley Phys Ed. Leadership Award, Certificate of Merit - World Languages, 1st Place Computer Science Contest and Scholar Athlete for all four years. Dominick was voted the MVP Bowler in the Joey Schmidt Sunday Travel League by his peers and coaches. He plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to study Computer Science.

Tristan Turner, Schuylerville, $3,000 ($750 renewable annually for up to four years).
Tristan attends Schuylerville High School and holds a 97.3 average and is ranked 16th out of 149 students. As captain of the varsity bowling team, he averaged 152 with a high game of 259 and high series of 599. School activities: National Honor Society, Drama Club Lighting Team Leader, Varsity Golf, Track and Field, Spanish Club, Drama Club, Mathletes, and the Envirothon Team. Community involvement: Boy Scouts, Aids Orphan Education Trust-Fund, Youth Church Service, Bible School, Fundraising for the James Project-shadow of his wings orphanage. Honors: Eagle Scout, Scholar Athlete, Foothills Council Sportsman of the Year, Who's Who of HS Students, BSA Religious Award, and BSA Conservation Service Award. He plans to attend RIT with a major in Chemical Engineering and a Minor in Bio Chemistry.

NYS President Roger Buckman presents scholarship to Christina Aldridge during ceremonies at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester on May 29.

Christina Aldridge, Webster, $2,000 ($500 renewable annually for up to four years).
Christina attends Bishop Kearney High School and holds a 94 average, and is ranked seventh out of 52 students. She has bowled for nine years, and has a 187 average, 290 high game and 688 high series. School activities: National Honor Society, Varsity Bowling captain, Varsity Volleyball, Student Council, Musical Theater, Show Choir, School Retreat leader. Community activities: Girl Scout for 10 years, and is a member of the Parish Council. Honors: American Chemical Society Award, Rochester Leadership Scholarship, Rochester Community Boating Foundation Scholarship, and a grant from the Morin Foundation Christina will be attending Daemen College to study Physical Therapy.

Nicholas Nawrocki, Lewiston, $1,000.
Nicholas attends the Lewiston-Porter High School and holds a 4.0 GPA and is ranked 23rd out of 179 students. He has bowled for nine years and has served as varsity team captain, holding a 199 average with a 300 game and 800 series. School activities: National Honor Society, National Spanish Society, and the National Science Society, Varsity Football, Track & Field, Spanish Club, Varsity Club. Community activities: Soup Kitchen volunteer, Public Library, Charity Basket Auction, and multiple local charity races. Honors: Scholar Athlete, Western NY HS All Academic Football Team, Team Player Award and the Character Athlete Award, both for football. Nicholas will attend the University of Buffalo to major in Pharmacy.

Christopher Wollschleger, Bloomfield, $1,000.
Christopher attends Bloomfield High School and holds a 4.0 GPA, and is ranked 12th out of 66 students. He has bowled for 12 years, and holds a 208 average with a 300 game and 733 series. School activities: National Honor Society, Marching Band, Varsity Bowling, Varsity Track & Field, Varsity Soccer. Honors: Lamp of Knowledge, SUNY Polytechnic Presidential Scholarship, Alfred State Excellence in Education Scholarship and the Sage Selected Student Scholarship. He plans to attend RIT to study Mechanical Engineering Technology

Michael Mirabile, Coram, $1,000.
Michael attends Longwood High School and holds an 89 Average and is ranked 36th out of 637 students. A bowler for 10 years, he has a current average of 210 with a 300 game and 802 high series. He is captain of the Varsity Bowling Team. School activities: Scholar Athlete, Youth Leader. Community involvement: Bronze and Gold Palms, Animal Rescue foundation, Troop Flag Placement and retrieval on Memorial Day Weekend, Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. He is set to attend St. John's University to study Sports Management.

Cassandra Bowman, Waverly, $1,000.
Cassandra attends Waverly Central School and holds a 4.0 GPA and is ranked 6th out of 134 students. As a varsity bowler, she has a 200 average with a 278 high game and 719 high series. School activities: National Honor Society, Varsity Soccer, Chemistry Team, Junior Rotarian. She also volunteers as a tutor, Honors: Scholar Award (Clarkson University). She will attend Clarkson University with plans to major in Mathematics.

NYS USBC Youth Scholarship Opportunity

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

Changes for the 2018-19 season:

-- The Graduating Seniors scholarships are no longer "renewable"; the full amount of the grants will be deposited into the recipients' SMART account.

-- There are now two divisions in the Future Stars category – K-4 and 5-8 – which increases the number of scholarships from five to six.

-- Please note that a student can win only once per division, for a maximum total of four during his or her elementary, middle school and high school years, and that photos submitted may be used by the NYS USBC for advertising/promotional purposes.

Here are the available scholarships for the 2018-19 season:

Graduating Seniors ($13,000)

1 - Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville Memorial Award -- $4,000 award
1 - $3,000 award
1 - $2,000 award
4 - $1,000 awards

The deadline to submit an application is FEBRUARY 1, 2019

CLICK HERE for application.

Youth Spirit Award - Athletes in Grades 9-11 ($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, 2019

CLICK HERE for application.

Future Stars Award – Two Divisions

Athletes in Grades 5-8 ($375)

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

1st place -- $200
2nd place -- $100
3rd place -- $75

Athletes in Grades K-4 ($375)

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

1st place -- $200
2nd place -- $100
3rd place -- $75

The deadline to submit an application is FEBRUARY 1, 2019

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 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: or via telephone: (518) 464-1176.


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 for complete information on scholarships 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)

CLICK HERE for more information

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

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
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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