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BVL Tournament cancelled to due lack of entries
DECEMBER 2, 2016 -- Genesee Region USBC directors have decided to cancel the Bowlers to Veterans Link 3-Person Handicap No-Tap Tournament that was scheduled for this Saturday (Dec. 3) due to a lack of entries.
President Tom Fluker said the event has failed to catch on in the GRUSBC, noting that entries were very low last season as well,
Donations can be made to the BVL through your individual leagues or by going to the BVL website -- www.bowlforveterans.org
Recent honor score bowlers in league play in the GRUSBC
-- Bob Hodgson, 810, Medina Lanes, Nov. 9. The retired school teacher has several 300 games and 800 series at his hometown lanes, the latest a 280-273-257 effort in the Wednesday Community League.
-- Bill HIckman, 300, Oak Orchard Bowl, Albion, Nov. 11. Hickman notched his first USBC-certified perfect game on lanes 7-8 in the Friday Night Mixers League. The 38-year-old right-hander started with 300 and finished with a 697 series, using a Storm Crux Pearl bowling ball.
-- Curtis Foss, 800, Oak Orchard Bowl, Albion, Nov. 11. A prolific scorer, Foss fired 264-269-267 on lanes 3-4 in the Friday Night Mixers League. Despite spending much time in Florida recently, Foss already has two 800 sets and a 300 game this season.
-- Ray Neuman and Mike Allis, 300, Medina Lanes, Nov. 17, both in the Thursday Firefighters League.
-- Jason Quilliam, 805, Mancuso Bowling Center, Nov. 22. A late starter in the sport, the 37-year-old Batavian, owner of Game On on East Main Street, rolled a 300 game a few years ago and now has an 800 series to go with it.
Quilliam said he had been struggling of late, but moved his line farther to the right and consistently hit the 1-3 pocket.
"I piped it up 5 (the five board) and I couldn't miss," said Quilliam, who posted games of 268-247-290, leaving four 7-pins when he didn't strike. He notched the front eight strikes in the first game and, in the last game, finished with 11 strikes iafter an opening spare on lanes 13-14 in the Antique World Tuesday Coed League.
He said he was glad that his wife, Jen, and two young children were there to witness the achievement.
-- Matt Slocum, 300--815, Perry Bowling Center, Nov. 21, Monday Napa 400 League.
SENIOR MASTERS FINALISTS: Bob Santini, right, and Mike Pettinella placed 1-2 on Saturday at the Genesee Region USBC Senior Masters at Perry Bowling Center. The victory was the first in the tournament for Santini, proprietor of Mount Morris Lanes.
Santini Wins Senior Masters; 300 for Jordan Fluker
NOVEMBER 14, 2016 -- The weekend produced some exciting bowling from Genesee Region USBC members of all ages -- highlighted by Mount Morris resident Bob Santini's victory in the 11th Annual GRUSBC Senior Masters at Perry Bowling Center and Batavia teenager Jordan Fluker's 300 game in the Turnbull Heating Junior League at Mancuso Bowling Center.
Both tournaments took place on Saturday, as did the 5th Annual Yoiuth Eliminator Tournament at Oak Orchard Bowl, which was won by Skylar Laesser over fellow Batavian James Townsend in a match that was determined by a two-frame rolloff.
Santini, 52, earned his first Senior Masters title with a 189-180 title game victory over Mike Pettinella of Batavia, who was vying for his third tite in the scratch singles event for bowlers 50 and over. This year's tournament attracted 49 bowlers, the most ever.
Santini rolled a 700 series in qualifying to place third behind Joe Trigilio of Attica (721) and Paul Spiotta of Batavia (705), and the left-hander followed that with 422 in the two-game semifinals to reach the round of six. There he posted 187, second to Pettinella's 190, to reach the stepladder finals along with Oakfield's Scott Gibson, who shot 179.
In the first game of the finals, Pettinella defeated Gibson, 188-168, to earn the right to face the top-seeded Santini.
Santini earned $300 plus a free entry into the GRUSBC Masters in February, while Pettinella won $175 and Gibson took home $125. Trigilio, Spiotta and Roger Stone won $75 each, while Fred Gravanda of Batavia, Don Parrott of Warsaw, Mike Kime of Caledonia, Scott Shields of Batavia, Bob Hodgson of Medina and Bill Logan of Albion each won $60 for making the top 12.
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NICE GOING, SON: Jordan Fluker receives congratulations from his dad, GRUSBC President Tom Fluker, following his 300 game during Turnbull Heating Junior League action at Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia. Jordan's first perfect game comes at the age of 19 -- 10 years earlier than his dad's first 300.
PERFECTION FOR FLUKER
Nineteen-year-old Jordan Fluker rolled his first USBC-certified 300 game en route to a 729 series on lanes 17-18 at Mancuso's.
The slim right-hander put every ball in the 1-3 pocket except the 11th ball, where he broke up a split and carried the high hit. He followed that with a solid strike on the last ball for the perfect game.
Fluker, a Genesee Community College student, rolled games of 300-181-248, and the 729 topping his previous high of 717.
FINAL FOUR: The top four finishers in the GRUSBC Youth Eliminator on Saturday are, from left, Skylar Laesser (first), Sam Miller (third), James Townsend (second) and Ryleigh Culver (fourth).
Top-seeded Skylar Laesser edged fellow Batavian James Townsend to win the $208 top scholarship at the 5th Annual GRUSBC Youth Eliminator tournament in Albion.
The title match was determined by a ninth and 10th frame rolloff after the two boys tied at 209. Laesser spared and then delivered three strikes to nip Townsend, who rolled two strikes before leaving two pins and getting the spare.
Townsend earned a $180 scholarship for placing second.
Sam Miller of Le Roy placed third, earning $150, and Ryleigh Culver of Medina was fourth, winning $120.
The fifth through eighth place bowlers each won $40 scholarships. They were Paige Snook of Albion, Emma Miller of Le Roy, Dennis Van Duser of Perry and Jesse Keller of Albion.
Youth from Oak Orchard Bowl, Medina Lanes, Perry Bowling Center, Scopano's Lanes, Le Roy Legion Lanes, Mancuso Bowling Center and Perry Bowling Center competed. GRUSBC President Tom Fluker reported that most matches were close and the scoring pace was high.
GLADYS FORD MEMORIAL SENIOR WOMEN
In tournament action on Nov. 5-6 at Mount Morris Lanes, the following women captured age classification titles:
Marion Leven of Dansville, Class A (70-74) with 652 with handicap;
Gail Riley of Dansville, Class B (65-69) with 655;
Karen Henry of Dansville, Class C (60-64) with 646;
Caroline Appleby of Warsaw, Class AA (75-and-over) with 662;
Kay Ecker of Albion, Class D (55-59) with 644;
Joann Van Duser of Perry, Class E (50-54) with 637.
ADULT-JUNIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT
In the first GRUSBC Adult-Junior Team tournament on Oct. 29 at Legion Lanes in Le Roy, teams from Batavia and Perry placed first and second, respectively.
The Batavia squad of youth bowlers Corinne Saluste and Tara Clattenburg, and adults Eric Saluste and Michelle Clattenburg finished in first place to win a combined $448 in scholarship money and cash, while the Perry team of youth bowlers Allie Faryna and Dennis Van Duser, and adults Brett Van Duser and Matt Slocum was the runner-up, winning a combined $300.
Better, Foss record 300 games, 800 series
NOV. 4, 2016 -- Two of the Genesee Region USBC's most prolific strikers added to their long list of honor scores this week in league play at Mount Morris Lanes and Medina Lanes.
On Wednesday, 24-year-old right-hander Shawn Better posted an 833 series on games of 266-267-300 in the Wednesday Night Classic League, and last night, 29-year-old righty Curtis Foss of Medina fired 264-244-300--808 in the Firefighters League.
League secretaries are encouraged to report honor scores by sending an email to email@example.com as soon as possible after the achievement, and also forward any award scores for processing.I
Genesee Region Youth Travel League Off & Running
OCTOBER 17, 2016 -- The Genesee Region Youth Travel League opened its season on Sunday (Oct. 16) with 12 teams competing at Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia.
The Perry Bowling Center team won 13 of a possible 19 points in its match against the Batavia Thunder to grab the early lead in the standings, and two teams -- Batavia Strike Force and Oak Orchard Bowl I -- are only a point behind. Batavia X-Factor and Mount Morris Lanes each won 11 points while Rose Garden Bowl I took 10 points.
Scopano's Lanes I, Oak Orchard Bowl II, Batavia Fire & Ice, Le Roy Legion Lanes and Rose Garden Bowl II round out the league.
Individually, Perry's Dennis Van Duser led the boys with a 245 game and 598 series while Tony Sprague of Batavia X-Factor posted 236--589. Julia Menzie of Rose Garden Bowl I topped the girls with 203--521.
To view all the scores and standings, click on the Jr. Travel League heading at the top of this page.
Jennifer Bardol Posts GRUSBC Record 760
OCTOBER 8, 2016 -- Jennifer Bardol rolled a Genesee Region USBC-record 760 series for women on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the G&W Vending Triples League at Rose Garden Bowl in Bergen.
Bardol registered games of 225-267-268 on lanes 7-8.
She is the daughter of Ray Bardol, former manager at Brockport Bowl (and current league secretary), and sister of Chris Bardol, who posted an 846 series the previous week in the same league.
The 760 tops the 759 series rolled by Amanda Coniglio at Mount Morris Lanes on Feb. 23, 2015. Coniglio's high series included a 300 game.
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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
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CLICK HERE for 2015-16 GRUSBC averages (ages 18 and under)
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CLICK HERE for 2015-16 GRUSBC averages of 200 or better
Genesee Region USBC Office Receives
First League Application for 2016-17
SEPT. 9, 2017 -- Kudos to Maxine Flint, secretary-treasurer of the Thursday Night Ladies League at Mount Morris Lanes, for submitting her USBC league application form, membership applications and check to the Genesee Region USBC office just one week after the league opened its season on Sept. 1.
The GRUSBC is hoping that all secretaries of the association's 60 USBC-certified leagues will submit their league application forms within 30 days after the start of the league.
All secretaries who do so will receive an additional entry into the GRUSBC's $1,500 Grand Prize drawing in May 2017. Maxine has already earned her extra entry.
Entries also can be earned by reaching award scores as defined on this website. League officials are being asked to submit award applications online (preferred) or by using the printed form. For more information about the GRUSBC awards program, contact John Wood at 585-786-0214 or Tom Fluker at 585-284-2637.
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.
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 Labatts (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).
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.
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