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Dec. 7, 2017 -- Karl Marth Cup results; Local tournaments


Albion Team Captures Youth Baker Tournament

DECEMBER 12, 2017 -- The Albion Purple Eagles team of (in photo from left) Bailey Snook, Ben Lennox, Paige Snook, and Matt Baker placed first on Saturday in the Youth Baker Team tournament at Oak Orchard Bowl.

The hometown squad posted 1,699 with handicap for eight Baker-style games to edge Grape Crush, which had three Albion bowlers and a Bergen bowler, by nine pins.

First place was worth $100 in scholarships each while the second-place bowlers each won $40 scholarships.

Bee Stings of Rose Garden Bowl in Bergen placed third with 1,555 while Game On of Mancuso Bowling Center was fourth with 1,509.


Gladys Ford Senior Women's Winners

NOV. 5, 2017 -- Bowlers from Albion, Batavia, Pavilion, Mount Morris, Churchville and Silver Springs captured age group titles at the 33rd Gladys Ford Memorial Senior Women's Tournament at Rose Garden Bowl.

Winners were Gail Ward, Albion, Class AA, 75-and-over, 644; Georgene Della Penna, Batavia, Class A, 70-74, 654; Donna Davis, Pavilion, Class B, 65-69, 634; Roselena Smith, Mount Morris, Class C, 60-64, 663; Jackie Gallup, Churchville, Class D, 55-59, 609, and Lisa Granger, Silver Springs, Class E, 50-54, 554.


SENIOR MASTERS FINALISTS: Paul Spiotta, left, won the GRUSBC Senior Masters tournament on Saturday at Medina Lanes, edging Mike Johnson in a two-frame rolloff after the bowlers tied at 246 in the title match.

Spiotta Wins GRUSBC Senior Masters

NOVEMBER 14, 2017 -- Batavian Paul Spiotta became only the second bowler to win a GRUSBC Masters and Senior Masters title when he captured the 12th annual Genesee Region USBC Senior Masters tournament on Saturday at Medina Lanes.

The 60-year-old right-hander defeated 50-year-old lefty Mike Johnson, also of Batavia, in an exciting final match, winning a ninth and 10th frame rolloff, 59-40, after both bowlers put up scores of 246.

Spiotta strung four strikes before leaving one pin on his final ball, forcing Johnson to get three strikes to win. Johnson got the first two -- the second one on the cross -- before leaving a solid 7 pin, setting up the roll-off.

In "overtime," after Johnson spared, Spiotta delivered three straight strikes to come away victorious.

The victory was worth $260 for Spiotta, a former GRUSBC association president, who averaged 226 for his seven games -- qualifying 10th with 630 before posting 485 for two games in the second round and 223 for his one game in the third round.

Johnson earned $150 for placing second while Jim Foss of Medina won $100 for placing third. Johnson defeated Foss, 267-192, in the first game of the three-bowler stepladder finals to earn the right to face top-seeded Spiotta.

Jim Pursel of Batavia, Rick Saunders of Batavia and Phil Schepis of Medina finished in the fourth through sixth spots, winning $70 each, while Bill Logan of Albion, Fred Gravanda of Batavia, Bob Hodgson of Medina, Scott Shields of Batavia, John Wolff of Batavia and Joe Trigilio of Attica also cashed.

Spiotta joins Gravanda, his cousin, as the only Masters and Senior Masters champions.

CLICK HERE for complete tournament statistics.


YOUTH ELIMINATOR FINALISTS: Scholarship winners from the GRUSBC Youth Eliminator tournament on Oct. 28 at Perry Bowling Center are, from left, Brooke Jarkiewicz, Megan Jarkiewicz, Josiah Yantz and Joshua Morris.

Joshua Morris Wins Youth Eliminator Tourney

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 -- Joshua Morris of Livingston Lanes in Geneseo, bowling in his first tournament ever, captured first place in the Genesee Region USBC Youth Eliminator on Oct. 28 at Perry Bowling Center.

Joshua, 15, defeated Megan Jarkiewicz of Rose Garden Bowl, Bergen, 212-190, to win a $150 scholarship and a $25 gift certificate from Game On.

Megan earned a $125 scholarship. Both bowlers also received plaques.

Josiah Yantz of Scopano's Lanes, Oakfield, placed third, winning a $100 scholarship, while Brooke Jarkiewicz, Megan's sister, placed fourth for a $75 scholarship.

In the first match of the finals, Megan edged Brooke, 217-216. Megan then topped Josiah, 197-188, before facing Joshua.

Seventeen youth bowlers competed in the handicap tournament.


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.


Five O'Clock Fillies is First League to Certify

SEPT. 1, 2017 -- The Five O'Clock Fillies League at Livingston Lanes in Geneseo is the first league to send in its 2017-18 league application and cards to the Genesee Region USBC office.

The six-team, three-person ladies league opened its season on Aug. 28.

League secretaries are required to send in all sanction cards along with the USBC league application and a check for membership fees -- $21 for a standard membership, $13 for a adult basic membership (16 weeks or less) or $7 for a local only adult membership -- as soon as possible after the start of their season.

Information should be mailed to GRUSBC, 55 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, NY 14020. If you have any questions, send an email to mikep@bowlgr.com.

League rosters are updated after new bowlers (regulars or substitutes) are submitted to the GRUSBC office and processed.

2017-18 GRUSBC certified leagues (adults):

Bennington Lanes -- Thursday 4-Man, Wednesday Night Ladies

Le Roy Legion Lanes -- Wednesday Commercial B, Thursday Night Men, Le Roy Moose, Ladies Jackpot, Pizzaland Doubles

Livingston Lanes, Geneseo -- Five O'Clock Fillies, Tuesday AM Coffee, Tuesday Afternoon Women, Wednesday Night JCI, Thursday Night Triples, Monday Ontario-Livingston, Sunday Evening Mixed

Letchworth Pines -- Sunday Night Mixed B, Friday Early 17-18, Tuesday Night Ladies, Thursday Nite Intertown, Sunday Night Mixed A

Medina Lanes -- 
Happy Ladies, Orleans Auxiliary, Firefighters, Monday Men's Industrial, Wednesday Community, Thursday Night Ladies, Sunday Rolloffs

Mount Morris Lanes -- Thursday Night Ladies, Ladies Wednesday Afternoon,  Tuesday Night Mixed, Saturday Night Mixed, Sunday Nite Mixed, Monday Night Merchants, Wednesday Night Classic, Monday Night Early

Mancuso Bowling Center -- Antique World Tuesday Night, Wednesday Night Ladies, Gerace Realty/No Finer Diner, North Pole Thursday, Monday Independent Ladies, Monday Night NFL, Monday Morning Ladies, Wednesday Night Misfits, T.F. Brown's Adult-Child

Perry Bowling Center -- Wednesday Afternoon Alleycats, Thursday Night, Monday Nite 5, Tuesday Intertown, Friday Nite 4

Oak Orchard Bowl -- Friday Night Mixers, Sneezy's Monday Night, Tuesday Ladies Merchants, Thursday Men's Triples, Saturday EOW Couples

Rose Garden Bowl -- Monday Nite Ladies, Thursday Owls, Wed Night Mens Hdcp, E.O. Sat Mix, G&W Vending

Scopano's Lanes -- County Line Stone


2016-17 GRUSBC League Bowler Averages

CLICK HERE for 2016-17 adult league averages.

CLICK HERE for 2016-17 averages of 200 or better.

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.


Kevin Gray Jr. Wins $1,500 Grand Prize

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Kevin Gray Jr. of Warsaw was the lucky winner of the Genesee Region USBC's "grand prize drawing" at the Association Banquet & Hall of Fame Dinner at Batavia Downs in May. Kevin selected a $1,500 gift card from Best Buy as his reward. Happy spending! 


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.

Scratch Champions (to receive $25 credit on next year's tournament entry):
Open Team --
Penders Heating & Cooling (John LaGeorge, Jerry Davis, Mark Brown, Darren Morgan, Shawn Hurlburt).
Women's Team -- Jack's Place (Cathi Fournier, Gail Riley, Janice King, Karen Henry)
Open Doubles -- Michael Schepis and Jim Foss, 1,366.
Women's Doubles -- Joann Van Duser and Rachel Van Duser, 1,034.
Open Singles -- Al Vlietstra, 752.
Women's Singles -- Christy Hume, 552.
Open All-Events -- Frank Jarkiewicz, 1,967.
Women's All-Events -- Karen Henry, 1,654.


'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.


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.


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.

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