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  • GENESEE REGION USBC HALL OF FAME: From left, Sam Scopano, proprietor of Scopano's Lanes in Oakfield; Penny Brown, Mike Pettinella and Jerry Davis were inducted into the Genesee Region USBC Hall of Fame on Saturday (May 9, 2015) at a ceremony at Bennington
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  • 300 - Cory Hyde 04/16/17

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  • 300 - Scott Culp 04/12/17

  • 300 - Vincent Mack 04/07/17

  • 300 - Shawn Better 04/05/17

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Association News....

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April 27 topic -- Local bowlers at state tourneys, USBC adds league designation


HALL OF FAME INDUCTION: Robert J. "Bob" Foss Jr. was inducted posthumously into the Genesee Region USBC Hall of Fame on Saturday night (May 13). From left are his brother, Jim, and children, Cassidy and Curtis.

TOURNEY CHAMPIONS: The McClurg Five team out of Perry captured the GRUSBC Association Tournament Open Division title this season. From left are Wes McClurg, Dave Kaczmarek, Bethann Cook-Kaczmarek, Tracy Werner and Steve Werner.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Collin Scheiber of Oakfield, congratulated by GRUSBC President Tom Fluker, was the recipient of a $750 scholarship.

GRUSBC Celebrates with Banquet at Batavia Downs

MAY 15, 2017 -- The Genesee Region USBC inducted Robert J. "Bob" Foss Jr into its Hall of Fame Saturday night, honored tournament champions and league leaders, and awarded its $1,500 grand prize package to a Warsaw resident at the annual Association Banquet & Hall of Fame Dinner at Batavia Downs Gaming.

Foss, who passed away last October at the age of 55, was enshrined following a heartfelt speech by his son, Curtis, a standout GR bowler who was introduced to the sport by his father and grew up counting his dad as "my best friend."

The elder Foss won and cashed in numerous tournaments, starting as a youth bowler in his hometown of Medina, as a member of the Professional Bowlers Association and in the GRUSBC. He won the GR Masters in 2012 and the GR Memorial Scratch Eliminator in 2013.

"My father loved bowling; it was a passion that kept him going," Curtis said, with his sister, Cassidy, and uncle, Jim, standing behind him, and several family members attending. " ... And I understood his passion, and he passed it down to me in life. We shared it pretty much from the day I was born."

In 2013, Bob and Curtis teamed for an association-record 1,520 scratch doubles score at Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion, with Bob rolling a 770 series and Curtis adding 750.

"I'm so proud of my dad, so proud of everything he accomplished, and so proud that he has been inducted into the Hall of Fame in the region he grew up in bowling."

Other honorees included:

-- Collin Scheiber of Oakfield, recipient of the association's $750 scholarship to a graduating senior. Collin will be attending Daemen College in the fall.

-- All adult and youth tournament champions.

-- League bowling achievers, includilng Scott Culp of Lima, 242 average; Diana Hurlburt of Perry and Jenn Bardol of Rochester, 202 average; Chris Bardol of Rochester, 846 series; Jenn Bardol, 760 series; Jordan Fluker of Batavia, 300 game (youth); Morgan Allis of Medina, 277 game (youth); Alex Allis of Medina, 205 average (youth); Julia Menzie of Bergen, 177 average and 620 series (youth); Ian Wagner of Medina, 748 series (youth).

The $1,500 grand prize drawing was won by Kevin Gray Jr. of Warsaw, who gets to select from a variety of packages, including gift cards from Tops, Wegmans, Best Buy, Amazon.com, Home Depot or Lowe's; a $1,500 lottery basket; Batavia Downs Gaming weekend; dinner and a movie for a year; golf or bowling packages, or cookout at his home.

In other action, delegates approved two amendments that eliminate term limits for GRUSBC directors and officers, and elected Frank Jarkiewicz of Byron as vice president, and Bea Young of Medina, John Cipolla of Mount Morris and Gary Kuchler of Batavia as directors to three-year terms commencing Aug. 1.


GR Youth Travel League Bowlers Honored

APRIL 2, 2017 - The Genesee Region Youth Travel League ended its 2016-17 season with a no-tap tournament and awards banquet today at Mancuso Bowling Center and T.F. Brown's in Batavia.

LEAGUE CHAMPS: Batavia Strike Force captured the league title.  Kneeling from left, Corinne Saluste; coach Paul Townsend; standing, coach Tom Fluker, James Townsend, Skylar Laesser.

BOYS HIGH AVERAGE: The top three boys' averages were posted by Matt Baker, Oak Orchard I, 187; James Townsend, Strike Force, 191; and Skylar Laesser, Strike Force, 194.

GIRLS HIGH AVERAGE: The top four girls' averages were recorded by Julia Menzie, Rose Garden Bowl I, 173; Paige Snook, Oak Orchard I, 166; Corinne Saluste, Strike Force, 162, and Emma Miller, Batavia X-Factor, 166. 


GRUSBC Association Tournament Concludes

The Genesee Region USBC Association Tournament concluded with Doubles & Singles competition on Sunday at Perry Bowling Center.

CLICK HERE for final official standings.

CLICK HERE for prize list.

Checks went out in the mail on April 27.

While the number of entries continues to lag, there were more bowlers than last year. In the Open Team event, entries rose from 16 to 20, and in the Women's Team event, entries increased from 5 to 10. Also, in Open Doubles, entries jumped from 32 in 2016 to 51 this year.

A committee of GRUSBC directors and selected bowlers will be put together to evaluate the tournament and to implement changes next year designed to increase participation.

2017 champions:
Open Team -- 
McClurg Five, Perry Bowling Center, 3,755. The top five teams will cash.
Women's Team -- King Brothers, Bennington Lanes, 2,572. The top three teams will cash.
Open Doubles -- Casey Palmer Sr. and Casey Palmer Jr., 1,623. The top 10 teams will cash.
Women's Doubles -- Joann Van Duser and Rachel Van Duser, 1,306. The top three teams will cash.
Open Singles -- Al Vlietstra, 860. The top 17 bowlers will cash.
Women's Singles -- Caroline Appleby, 664. The top six bowlers will cash.
Open All-Events -- Casey Palmer Jr., 2,358. The top seven bowlers will cash.
Women's All-Events -- Patricia Gilbertson, 1,913. The top four bowlers will cash.


'Thrown Together' takes GRUSBC Youth Team Title

MARCH 10, 2017 -- Young bowlers from Mancuso Bowling Center and Perry Bowling Center combined forces to take first place in Division A of the Genesee Region USBC Youth Team Tournament last weekend at Rose Garden Bowl in Bergen.

The Thrown Together squad of Brooke Jurek, Emma Miller, Tony Sprague and Matt Hurlburt posted a 2,555 score with handicap to edge Scopano's Scrappers team by eight pins and capture the top prize of $100 scholarships each.

Mason Cadieux, Austin Kotarski, Collin Scheiber and Trevor O'Dell comprised the Scopano's team while the Batavia Strike Force team of Corinne Saluste, Jordan Fluker, James Townsend and Skylar Laesser placed third at 2,543.

In Division C (there was no Division B), scholarships went to the Mancuso's team of Lily Martin, Jonah Martin, Noah Martin and Zach Wester with 2,440.

They were followed by the team of Alexis Patterson, Isabel Laney, Trent Wills and Dominic Perkins of Mount Morris, and Megan Jarkiewicz, Brenda Pimm, Madelynn Pimm and Brooke Jarkiewicz of Rose Garden Bowl.

Second and third place teams in both divisions won trophies.


Perry, Batavia teams first in GRUSBC Youth Doubles

FEBRUARY 22, 2017 -- Teams from Perry Bowling Center and Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia captured top honors over the weekend at the Genesee Region USBC Youth Doubles Tournament at Mount Morris Lanes.

In Division A, Matt Hurlburt and Dennis Van Duser combined for a 1,345 score to move past Skylar Laesser and James Townsend (Mancuso's) and win the $200 scholarship -- $100 apiece.  Laesser and Townsend posted 1,320.

Dominic Perkins (Mount Morris) and Townsend placed third with 1,292.

In Division B., Brooke Jurek and Van Duser earned the $200 scholarship with 1,194 -- five pins better than Madelynn Pimm and Brooke Jarkiewicz (Rose Garden Bowl, Bergen).

Haylee Thornley and Zack Wester (Mancuso's) placed third with 1,124.

In Division C. Brock Bigsby and Ben Sputore (Mancuso's) placed first, winning the $200 scholarship, with 1,229.

They were followed by Lily Martin and Jonah Martin (Mancuso's and Jillian Menzie and Jarkiewicz (Rose Garden Bowl) with 1,198 and 1,186, respectively.

The tournament attracted 28 teams. The top three teams in each division will receive trophies.

The GRUSBC Youth Team Tournament is scheduled for March 4-5 at Rose Garden Bowl.


MASTERS CHAMP, RUNNER-UP: Batavian Rich Wagner, left, won the Genesee Region USBC Masters Tournament on Sunday (Feb. 12) and Medina's Jim Foss placed second.

MASTERS FINALISTS: GRUSBC bowlers who advanced to the Peterson Point match play finals on Sunday are, from left, Joe Trigilio, Brian Weber, Rick Lee, Rich Wagner, Jim Foss, Nate Wright, Scott Culp and Scott Shields.

Batavian Wagner Captures 2017 GRUSBC Masters Crown

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 -- Batavian Rich Wagner averaged 215 on Sunday afternoon en route to a wire-to-wire victory in the 56th annual Genesee Region USBC Masters Tournament at Mancuso Bowling Center.

The 34-year-old left-hander defeated Scott Shields of Batavia, 226-219, in the opening match of the eight-game Peterson Point finals to move into the top spot and never relinquished the lead to capture the $475 first prize, special champion's ring and plaque.

It was the first Masters title for Wagner, who has been the dominant league and tournament bowler at Mancuso's for the past several years. Earlier this season, the corrections officer won two of three matches on the Buffalo-based TV show, "Beat The Champ."

Wagner opened a 177-point lead after a sixth-game, 217-180 win over eventual runner-up Jim Foss of Medina, and coasted home despite losing his last two matches. He posted a 5-3 match game record in the eight-bowler finals, and amassed 327 Peterson Points -- 90 more than Foss.

Bowlers are awarded Peterson Points based on match victories (30 points for a win, 15 for a tie) and score in relation to 200.

Overall, Wagner averaged 216 for the two-day tournament, which was 10 pins higher than Foss and 11 better than Shields, who finished in third place.

Foss earned $325 for placing second, and Shields won $225. Defending champion Scott Culp of Lima was fourth, good for $175, and was followed by Rick Lee of Mount Morris ($150), Nate Wright of Batavia ($135), Joe Trigilio of Attica ($120) and Brian Weber of Perry ($110).

The top 16 bowlers out of the 72 who entered cashed. Other cashers were Jason Quilliam of Batavia ($90), Curtis Foss of Medina ($90), Brady Weber of Perry ($85), Bob Santini of Mount Morris ($85), Mike Pettinella of Batavia ($80), Scott Allis of Medina ($80), Rob Stefani of Batavia ($75) and Jeff Wolinski of Perry ($75).

The tournament was bowled on the challenging Kegel Beaten Path oil pattern -- a pattern that made it difficult for the ball to get to the pocket if it was swung just a bit wide of the optimal track area.

CLICK HERE for the final standings.

CLICK HERE for the Peterson Point match play scores.

CLICK HERE for the qualifying and semifinals scores.


Note to Secretaries: Subs Must be Sanctioned, Too

DECEMBER 9, 2016 -- While the certification application, sanction cards and dues for all but three previously certified leagues in the Genesee Region USBC have been submitted to the GRUSBC office, it is still imperative that league secretaries make sure that all substitutes fill out cards and pay the appropriate dues.

Cards and payment should be sent to GRUSBC, 55 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, NY 14020.  If you have questions, send an email to mikep@bowlgr.com.

The dues structure is as follows:

-- $18, Standard -- A bowler who is being certified in a league of more than 16 weeks, and HAS NOT previously certified in any other league, whether in the Genesee Region USBC or another local association.

-- $13, Adult Basic -- A bowler who is being certified in a short season (16 weeks or less) league that HAS NOT previously certified in any other league.

-- $7, Local Only Adult -- A bowler who is being certified in a league of more than 16 weeks, and HAS previously certified in a league in another USBC association in New York State (example, Rochester or Greater Buffalo).

-- $5, Upgrade to Standard -- A bowler who is being certified in a league of more than 16 weeks, who HAS previously purchased an Adult Basic membership.

-- $10, Youth -- A youth bowler who is being certified in one of the GRUSBC youth programs.

-- $0, -- A bowler who is participating in a league but has already purchased a Standard ($18) membership in another league in the Genesee Region USBC. A card must be submitted to the GRUSBC office, however.


GRUSBC Directors Set Fundraisers, Form Committees

SEPT. 19, 2016 -- The Genesee Region USBC will conduct three fundraisers this season to support its youth scholarship fund. Details of the promotions were finalized on Sunday at the association's Board of Directors meeting at T.F. Brown's in Batavia.

The first fundraiser actually has four segments as tickets for bowling ball giveaways will be sold at Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia, Mount Morris Lanes, Medina Lanes and Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion.  The GRUSBC will be awarding four MOTIV bowlilng balls -- one at each center -- with tickets priced at $3 for five or $5 for 10.  The fundraiser will begin in early October and end on Dec. 14 when the winning ticket is drawn at each of the four bowling centers.

The other fundraisers consist of the selling of tickets based on the NYS Evening Numbers lottery for the months of January and April 2017.  Each ticket, priced at $5, has two numbers. Daily prizes are $25 except for on Tuesday when the prize is $50. Tickets are available by contacting any GRUSBC director.

In other business, President Tom Fluker set the committees for the 2016-17 season. The committees are as follows:

Tournament – Mike Pettinella, Frank Jarkiewicz, Fluker, Karen Bonner, Jerry Davis
Finance/Audit – Bonner, Pettinella
Hall of Fame – Fluker, John Cipolla, Davis, Sharon Willet
BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link) – Randy Hanks, Fluker
Banquet – Fluker, Pettinella
Nominating – Pat Fuller, Beatrice Young
Lane Certification – Davis, Fluker, Jarkiewicz
Policy & Procedure/Bylaws – Jan King, Fuller, Fluker
Scholarship – Fluker, Joann Van Duser, John Wood, Bonner


CLICK HERE for a List of GRUSBC Services

CLICK HERE for the 2016-17 Reference Guide and Tournament Schedule

AWARDS FOR OUR BOWLERS: The Genesee Region USBC is proud of its awards program, which recognizes bowlers of all ages and all skill levels. Secretaries can submit awards to the association office by clicking on the Links tab at the top of this page and filling out the GRUSBC Online Submission Form.


2015-16 GRUSBC Averages

CLICK HERE for 2015-16 GRUSBC averages (ages 19 and over)
CLICK HERE for 2015-16 GRUSBC averages (ages 18 and under)
CLICK HERE for 2015-16 GRUSBC youth league averages (currently does not include Scopano's Lanes, Oakfield)
CLICK HERE for 2015-16 GRUSBC averages of 200 or better


Genesee Region USBC League Rosters

SEPT. 6, 2016 -- The Genesee Region USBC 2016-17 league bowling season has begun.

Several of the 60 USBC-certified leagues in the association's 11 bowling centers started their seasons before Labor Day, and most of the rest of them get under way over the next seven days.

Among those which already got the ball rolling are the Five O'Clock Fillies women's league at Livingston Lanes in Geneseo, The North Pole/Family Affair Boat Repair five-person league at Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia and the Sunday Nite Mixed and Thursday Night Ladies leagues at Mount Morris Lanes.

A list of GRUSBC certified leagues and starting dates is as follows. For those looking to join a league, the bowling center phone numbers can be found by clicking on the Bowling Centers tab at the top of this website's home page.

If the league name is underlined, click on it to see the 2016-17 list of certified bowlers. League rosters will be updated to reflect new bowlers throughout the season.

Bennington Lanes -- Wednesday Night Ladies (9/14), Thursday 4 Man (9/29).

Le Roy Legion Lanes -- Commercial B (9/14), Industrial B (9/13), Ladies Jackpot (9/12), Pizzaland Doubles (9/11), Thursday Night Men's (9/8).

Letchworth Pines, Portageville -- Friday Early 16-17 (9/9), Sunday Night Mixed A (9/11), Sunday Night Mixed B (9/11), Thursday Nite Intertown (9/22), Tuesday Night Ladies (9/6).

Livingston Lanes, Geneseo -- Five O'Clock Fillies (8/29), Monday Ontario-Livingston (9/12), Sunday Evening Mixed (9/11), Thursday Night Triples (9/15), Tuesday Afternoon Women (9/6), Tuesday AM Coffee (9/6), Wednesday Night 7 p.m. (9/14).

Mancuso Bowling Center, Batavia -- Monday Morning Ladies (9/12), Monday Night Independent Ladies (9/12), Monday Night NFL (9/19), North Pole/Family Affair Boat Repair (9/1), Realty USA/No Finer Diner (9/12), Antique World Tuesday Nite Coed (9/6), Wednesday Night Ladies (9/7), Wednesday Night Misfits (9/14), T.F. Brown's Adult-Child (10/9)..

Medina Lanes -- Thursday Firefighters (9/8), Happy Ladies (9/7), Monday Nite Men's Industrial (9/12), Orleans Auxiliary (9/12), Thursday Night Ladies (9/8), Wednesday Community League (9/7), Friday Night Doubles (9/16).

Mount Morris Lanes -- Ladies Wednesday Afternoon (9/7), Monday Night Early (9/12), Monday Night Merchants (9/12), Saturday Night Mixed (9/10), Sunday Nite Mixed (8/28), Thursday Night Ladies (9/1), Tuesday Night Mixed (9/6), Wednesday Night Classic (9/7).

Oak Orchard Bowl, Albion -- Saturday Mixed (10/8), Sneezy's Monday Night (9/12), Thursday Men's Triples (9/8), Tuesday Ladies Merchants (9/6), Friday Night Mixers (9/9), Thursday Ladies Triples (9/8), Saturday Night Slackers (10/15).

Perry Bowling Center -- Monday Napa 400 (9/12), Friday Nite 4 (9/9), Thursday Night (9/8), Tuesday Night Intertown (9/6), Wednesday Afternoon Alleycats (9/7).

Rose Garden Bowl, Bergen -- Every-Other-Saturday Nite Mixed (9/10) G&W Vending Triples (9/13), Monday Night Ladies (9/12) Thursday Nite Owls (9/15), Wednesday Nite Men's Handicap (9/7).

Scopano's Lanes, Oakfield -- Monday Night Ladies Caryville (9/12), County Line Stone 4-Man (9/7).


Rule 17a is There to Ensure Fairness in Tournaments

AUGUST 15, 2016 -- When it comes to tournament competition, protecting the integrity of the game is the "name of the game."

The Genesee Region USBC is making a renewed commitment to ensuring that all tournament bowlers get a fair shake. Tournament bowlers can rest assured that all entering averages will be scrutinized -- utilizing the tools available per USBC rules.

One of those is Rule 17a, which governs tournament management's right to adjust averages prior to competition for a variety of reasons when there is information indicating the bowler's entering average does not represent the bowler's ability.

Information that can be used includes, but is not limited to:

Average bowled on a Sport/Challenge condition but league was not marked as such
• Bowler has multiple league averages which are tremendously higher, all with less than 21 games
• Bowler shows a big decrease in average in consecutive years
• Bowler has had his/her entering average adjusted by another tournament

Did you know USBC Rule 17a-2 allows for disqualification of scores when this information is discovered after the player has bowled? According to Rule 17a, the penalty for violating this rule includes loss of games, prize winnings and disqualification.

Although disqualification may seem extreme, it is a comfort to the other tournament participants to know tournament management is protecting the integrity of the game.


Despite the Perception, USBC Certification Has its Benefits

JULY 14, 2016 -- All too often, representatives of the United States Bowlling Congress -- at the national, state and local levels -- are faced with the question from bowlers: "What do we get for our membership dues?"

We at the Genesee Region USBC believe that USBC certification is definitely worth the small investment -- a one-time fee of $18 -- and we have put your money to work by developing one of the best award programs in New York State. You can find a list of our awards by clicking on the Downloads tab on this website.

Not sure what you get for your membership dues?

CLICK HERE for an article on the benefits of USBC membership from Sept. 2014, written by incoming Association Manager Mike Pettinella.

CLICK HERE for an outline of the role of USBC at the national level.

CLICK HERE for a summary of the Adult Basic membership option.

For more information, contact us at tfstrikeforce@msn.com.