The New York State United States Bowling Congress (USBC) heads into the 2-15-16 bowling season with a full head of steam and once again is offering an array of championship tournaments for its adult bowlers.
The 26th NYS Masters Championship is scheduled for March 5, 2016 will be bowled in Oswego at the Lighthouse Lanes.
This event is the state's premier scratch singles tournament.
The Masters field wil be limited to 144 bowlers, a maximum of 72 per squad and competitors will be permitted to enter only once.
Qualifying squad times are 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The guaranteed first prize is $2,500 and a paid entry to the 2017 USBC Masters.
The 80th NYS Women's Championships are set for April 9-May 15, 2016 at both the AMF Dewey Garden Lanes and the Bowl-A-Roll Lanes in Rochester.
Reservations are being taken through Nov. 1 with payment due by December 1. Entries close on March 18, 2016.
The 45th NYS Queens Championship is set for April 16, 2016 at the Rochester AMF Empire Lanes.
The entry fee is $65 and entries close on March 16.
The 92nd NYS Open (Men's) Championships will be held April 16-May 15, 2016 at the AMF Pin-O-Rama Lanes in Utica.
There is an entry closing date of April 9.
Entry forms may be downloaded
Bowlers with averages of 220 or higher are allowed to compete in scratch brackets only.
Tournament entry forms are available at bowlny.com
For more information contact Mike Pettinetta, NYS USBC Association Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-343-3736.
Will Be In Columbus, Ohio
The 2016 Barbasol PBA Players Championship will be held at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio.
This is the third major championship of the year and the finals will air live on ESPN on February 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET.
This Players Championship is returning to PBA major title championship and is featuring a 48-game qualifying and match play format and a five-player stepladder final with a $40,000 first prize.
All the preliminary rounds of Players Championship week will be covered live, exclusively on PBA's Xtra Frame online video-streaming service.
The bowling ball industry continues to come up with great ideas on how to make their products more attractive to bowlers.
Just recently OnTheBallBowling.com came up with the idea that pictures of dogs should be included on bowling balls.
The collection of dogs pictures is called The Dog and Friends and includes the Boston Terrier, the Labrador Retriever, the Chihuahua, the Beagle and the Golden Retriever.
Also available is ball weights 6 through 16 lbs. are the French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Jack Russell Terrier, Poodle and the Yorkshire Terrier.
Bowlers interested in one of these bowling balls can visit www.OnTheBallBowling.com to purchase their favorite cuddly creation.
Ed Townsend, a PR Consultant to the sport of bowling, write and compiles the information for this column. If you have league scores, tournament information, score a 300 game or 800 series or even bowl your age, call Ed at 845-439-8177, 845-866-0333, email at email@example.com or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and all of Ed's photos at http://bght.blogspot.com. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.
By Mike Luongo
Not a lot is ever put in print about the radius of gyration or core torque (RG) in bowling balls.
This week I would like to let you know about RG.
First to help you understand the RG, a modern weight block in a professional bowling ball is composed of several parts of different densities.
Each of these densities has two characteristics. It is a certain volume and it occupies a certain location. When fused together, all of the different densities (all the weight in the ball) act as if they are a single unit of a single density that is rotating at a single distance from the center of the ball.
This is all the RG is. It is a measurement that tells you how far from the center of the ball the weight acts like it is rotating.
As far as core torque, it is a phase we use in the industry to measure the "flip" in the ball. The higher the number the harder the ball will turn the corner. As with anything else, it is a guide for estimating potential. How flippy a ball really will be is determined by the shape of the core, the bowling style, the surface of the ball and the lane condition it is thrown on.
A tall skinny core will generally flip harder that a short fat core. Even with all of this....it is important that there is no substitute for a good shot.
Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro-Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Adviser-Special Events assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, call him at 435-720-7939 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(compiled by Ed Townsend)
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Mon. Hortonville Ladies
Sue Naughton 150, 174, Kelly Gombita 162, Lillian Zieres 187, 212, 192, 591, Chris Burr 160, Pat Peters 162, 151, Rebecca Rhodes 155, 202, Virginia Connel 166, Judy Mohn 156, 158, Mardette Wilcox 162, 246, 177, 585, Florence Good 165, Joan Fredenburg 175, 154, Heather Puerschner 150.
Eddie Lake 246, 664, Rick Lake 245, 672, Rob Sze 265, 617, Dan Ricco 622, Jaryl Scott 264, 700, Donnie Durland 252, 299, 756, Josh Strang 257, 238, 718, Justin Holland 268, 636, Pedro Agapito III a 230, 242, 687, Rudy Belanchia 230, 621, James VanAken 257, 269, 747, Jon Wilhelm 238, 641, Kevin Stackhouse 236, Ronald Totten 243, 630, Arthur Stevens 268, 642, Carl Houghtaling 245, Lloyd Bridges 230, Robert E. Feeney 259, 236, 719, Keith Smith 227, 237, 245, 709, Charlie Tuttle 234, David Graham 603, Vincent DeGraw 617, Bobby Cooper 624, Kenny Atkins 245, Larry Whipple 253, 605.
John Lopez 625, Larry Whipple 231, 668, Dave Graham 254, 242, 225, 721, James VanAken 235, 616, Thomas Belgiovene 236, 615, John Fischer 258, Robert Stewart 237, 656, David Garlinghouse 268, 657, Charles Tuttle 257, 626, Kyle Matthews 631, Gene Smith 622, Keith Smith 618, Kevin Stackhouse 227, 226, 632, Pedro Agapito III a 249, 237, 682.
Ann Sawyer 180, Pat Gibson 206, Debbie Polin 205, Dottie Cox 189, Trasey Barres 186.
Trasey Barres 212, 502, Julie Chen 191, Nicole Dertinger 183, Regina Minena 180, Loretta VanAken 201, Larry Berens 236, 637, Paul Berens 616, David Graham 236, 265, 723, Eddie Lake 237, 640, Ryan Lepke 607, Keith Smith 612, James VanAken 609.