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Honor Scores
  • 300 - Matthew Hurlburt 09/05/18

  • 300 - Tom Baker 04/12/18

  • 300 - Phil Schepis 04/09/18

  • 300 - Ryan Naylor 04/05/18

  • 300 - Jason Quilliam 04/03/18

  • 300 - Joshua Elliott 03/25/18

+ More Honor Scores

Association News....

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Starting Sept. 20 on The Batavian


2018-19 Genesee Region USBC League Rosters

LIVINGSTON LANES, GENESEO -- 5 O'Clock Fillies

MANCUSO BOWLING CENTER, BATAVIA -- Monday Morning Ladies

OAK ORCHARD BOWL, ALBION -- Sneezy's Monday Night, Friday Night Mixers


Perry Teen Opens Season with 300 Game

SEPT. 7, 2018 -- Seventeen-year-old Matthew Hurlburt, transitioning from a youth bowler to an adult league member, opened the season with a bang Wednesday night by rolling a 300 game in the Wednesday JCI League at Livingston Lanes in Geneseo.

Hurlburt, a high-revving lefty, posted games of 300-247-208 for a 755 series.

An accomplished youth bowler at Perry Bowling Center, Hurlburt average 198 last season in the Genesee Region Youth Travel League.


GR Invitational Handicap Event
Set for Sept. 29-30 at Mancuso's

SEPT. 4, 2018 -- The 2nd Genesee Region Invitational Match Play tournament, a handicap singles event open to the first 64 association members who sign up, is scheduled for Sept. 29-30 at Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia.

CLICK HERE for an entry form.

First prize (based on a full field of 64) is $750. The entry fee is $50. The top 16 will cash. The GRUSBC is adding $250 to the prize fund.

The tournament format is as follows:

-- Best-of-three matches throughout with the first round set for noon and the Round of 32 at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.  On Sunday, the Round of 16 is at noon, Round of 8 at 2 p.m., Semifinals at 3:30 p.m. and Championship Match at 5 p.m.

-- Handicap is 80 percent of the top average in the tournament.

-- Bowlers will use his or her highest USBC league average for the past three seasons (at least 21 games).

-- The bowlers with the top eight averages will be seeded 1-2 across the four brackets while the remaining bowlers will draw for their seeding.

-- It is open to current GRUSBC members (men and women), including youth bowlers with SMART accounts.

To sign up, contact Tom Fluker, tournament director, at tfstrikeforce@msn.com or at 585-284-2637. The field is limited to the first 64 entrants.


Bennington Lanes to Join Greater Buffalo USBC

AUGUST 13, 2018 -- The Genesee Region USBC has been informed that Bennington Lanes will be joining the Greater Buffalo USBC for the 2018-19 season.

Last season, the GRUSBC serviced two leagues at Bennington Lanes -- a women's league on Wednesday night and a men's league on Thursday night.

That leaves the GRUSBC with 11 bowling centers, including Raider Lanes in Caledonia, which has not hosted any USBC-certified leagues for the past few years.


League Secretary Meetings Scheduled for Aug. 14, 16

AUGUST 2, 2018 -- Pre-season meetings for Genesee Region USBC league secretaries and representatives are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at T.F. Brown's in Batavia and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Mount Morris Lanes.

Kits with 2018-19 league membership cards and other information will be distributed at the meetings. Pizza and refreshments will be provided by the Genesee Region USBC.

Association officials also will go over programs and services offered by the GRUSBC and will answer questions pertaining to USBC rules, changes, etc.

Gary Kuchler, first-year president, and Mike Pettinella, association manager, will be among those in attendance from the GRUSBC.

GRUSBC tournament dates and sites -- these are tentative -- for the coming season are as follows:

9/29-30 – Bracket Invitational, Mancuso Bowling Center, Batavia
11/3 – Gladys Ford Senior Women, Letchworth Pines, Portageville
11/10 – Senior Masters, Livingston Lanes, Geneseo
1/5-6 – Scratch Memorial, Perry Bowling Center
2/9-10 – Masters, TBA
2/16-17 – Youth Team, Livingston Lanes, Geneseo
3/9-10 – Youth Doubles, TBA
3/22-24, 29-31 – Association – Team, Oak Orchard Bowl, Albion; D/S, Medina Lanes


Genesee Region USBC Adult league averages -- 2017-18

CLICK HERE for list of averages.

CLICK HERE for league abbreviations.

CLICK HERE for youth league averages, including GR Travel League.


GRUSBC INDUCTEES: From left, Bill Draper, Dennis Englert and Jan King are the newest members of the Genesee Region USBC Hall of Fame,

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: GRUSBC President Tom Fluker congratulates Sam Miller of Le Roy upon being selected as the Barbara Krieley Memorial Scholarship winner.

HIGH ROLLERS: Curtis Foss of Medina had the association's high average of 242 while Haylee Thornley of Batavia posted the highest series for girl youth bowlers with 646.

TRAVEL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: The Rose Garden team of Bergen won the GR Youth Travel League this season. From left are Madelynn Pimm, Brooke Jarkiewicz and Devon Zinter.

GRUSBC Inducts 3 into Hall of Fame, Honors Champions

MAY 12, 2018 -- The Genesee Region USBC celebrated a successful 2017-18 bowling season on Saturday night by inducting three people into its Hall of Fame and recognizing association leaders, tournament champions and scholarship recipient.

More than 100 people gathered together at Batavia Downs Gaming for the local bowling association's awards banquet, an annual event that also saw GRUSBC President Tom Fluker hand the leadership baton to fellow Batavian Gary Kuchler.

Fluker had served on the GRUSBC board for nine years, the last six as president -- and was instrumental in expanding the association's youth, awards and scholarship programs.

Kuchler will begin his term as president on Aug. 1.

Three incumbent directors were re-elected to the board -- Patricia Fuller of Medina, Steve Krna of Alexander and Sharon Willet of Dalton.

Dennis Englert of Nunda and Jan King of Dansville were inducted into the Hall of Fame in the Meritorious Service category while Bill Draper of Livonia was enshrined in the Achievement Veteran category.

Englert was a longtime bowling manager at Letchworth Pines and an avid bowler, who suffered a life-altering brain injury when pushed to the floor by an irate patron at Letchworth Pines in January 2015. At last night's dinner, he was surrounded by friends and family, including his wife, Eunice, who worked with him for many years at Letchworth Pines.

King's induction also was witnessed by several family members and friends, while Draper was accompanied by his wife, Gail, and longtime bowling buddy, Doug Johnston.

"I'm truly humbled," Draper said. "When I was a little guy, I never thought that I would make it here. I'm very honored."

Sam Miller of Le Roy, a standout bowler in the Turnbull Heating Junior League at Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia and in the Genesee Region Youth Travel League, was selected to receive the Barbara Krieley Memorial Scholarship, a $1,000 award for his scholastic and bowling accomplishments. He will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall.

Association leaders in league play this season were honored as well, including Curtis Foss of Medina, who tied a GRUSBC record by averaging 242 in a league at Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion.

Other 2017-18 adult leaders were Brian Cline of Williamsville, who set an association record with an 858 series; Jackie Jurinich of Medina, 298 game, and Caycee Landers of Brockport, 223 average and 782 series.

In youth bowling, Brody Brown of Medina, had the high game (289) and series (759) and Alex Allis of Medina had the high average (209) for the boys, while Haylee Thornley of Batavia had the high series (646) and Julia Menzie of Bergen had the high game (266) and average (176) for the girls.

The GRUSBC gave away $1,600 through its annual "grand prize drawing" of names of bowlers who earned entries into the drawing through their high scores in league play throughout the season.

Winners of $500 prizes were Janet McDonald of Corfu, Diane Hurlburt of Warsaw and Brian Green of Batavia. Four others won $25 each.

-- Story and photos by Mike Pettinella, GRUSBC Association Manager.


Note to Secretaries: Subs Must be Sanctioned, Too

SEPT. 17, 2017 -- 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:

-- $21, 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).

-- $8, 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 ($21) membership in another league in the Genesee Region USBC. A card must be submitted to the GRUSBC office, however.


2016-17 GRUSBC League Bowler Averages

CLICK HERE for 2016-17 adult league averages.

CLICK HERE for a list of bowlers who paid for 2016-17 in recent weeks.

This list does not include bowlers in several leagues who did not pay their USBC membership fees last season. 

CLICK HERE for a list of youth bowler averages. Note: youth averages from Bennington Lanes were not submitted.


CLICK HERE for a List of GRUSBC Services

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


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.
Note: National dues increased to $13 in 2017-18, the first increase in 12 years.

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

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