NYS Open Senior Championships
The 38th New York State (NYS) Open Senior Championships will be held October 15-16, 22-23 at the Kingpin's Alley Family Fun Center, 166 Saratoga Road, South Glens Falls.
This event is certified by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and is open to all members in good standing of the USBC, New York State USBC and any local NYS USBC association.
The tournament features six age divisions.
This event has increased in popularity over the past few years with 159 doubles teams participating last year in Fulton.
So far, entries are coming in at a steady pace, noted NYS USBC Manager Mike Pettinella.
The divisions include Super Senior age 75 and up, Class A 70-74, Class B 65-69, Class C 60-64, Class D 55-59 and Class E 50-54.
Bowlers may bowl with a senior from another age group for the Doubles event.
Your age as of October 15, 2016 decides what division you bowl in.
Entries close 1 hour prior to the last squad on October 23.....depending upon availability.
Doubles, singles, and six-game combine entry fees if $50 for doubles ($25 per person), $25 for singles and $10 for the six-game combine.
Entrants may bowl doubles only, singles only or both doubles and singles.
One in five will cash and multiple entries are allowed.
The handicap is 90% of 220.
Squad times are October 15-16 and Oct. 22-23 at noon and 2:30 p.m.
Champions of the Six-Game Combine in each of the six age classifications will have a chance to represent NYS at the 2017 USBC Championships in Las Vegas, Nev.
Entry forms are available at www.bowlny.com
Complete the form and send it and the fees to NYS USBC, 55 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, NY 14020.
If you need assistance or additional information call 585-343-3736.
Tournament organizers are already pumping out information about their upcoming events.
The 2ed Annual Orange Sullivan 1100 Tournament will be held Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m. at Quinnz Pinz, (the former Middletown Lanes) 13 Railroad Ave., Middletown.
This is a handicap doubles tournament open to sanctioned women bowlers (one OS 600
Club Bowler) and one (OS 500 Club Bowler) who resides in the areas governed by the Tri-County NY USBC Bowling Association.
Individual handicap per person is 100% of 200. Entry Fee is $20 per bowler.
Participants shall bowl three games and may participate only once and this tournament will be conducted with the rules of the USBC.
All prize money will be returned 100% and entries close on October 8.
Mail entries to Diane Kosteczko, Secretary 600 Club, 1580 Albany Post Road, Gardiner, NY 12528.
Two of the area largest tournaments are the Idle Hour Lanes Doubles Event and the regions largest team and doubles No-Tap Tournament held at South Side Bowl.
Both events are in the Scranton Pa. area but attract many local Sullivan County bowlers.
The South Side Bowl No-Tap Tournament (where a nine pin count gives you a strike) is a team and doubles event open to women, mixed and men. The tournament paid out over $98,549 in prize money in 2015.
Tournament 2017 dates announced are April 22, 23, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21.
The Idel Hour Lanes 2017 Doubles Event dates announced are April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 6,7.
We will update additional information about these two tournaments during this bowling season.
By Mike Luongo
Bowlers: This week's tip is for any bowler who ends up out of balance at the foul line when delivering a bowling ball.
If you find yourself unable to finish your delivery is a strong balanced position, it may be a result of your follow through.
It is important that when you follow through on your delivery, you do not reach OUT with your arm, but UP with your follow through.
If your reach out, the weight of the ball will pull your upper body forward and may cause you to lose your balance. If you reach up, you can stay planted in a strong, solid position to deliver your bowling ball with accuracy and leverage.
Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Advisor-Special Events assistant with the Storm and Roto Brip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, call him at 434-720-7939 or via email at email@example.com
Beth Schumacher 175, Tracy Puerschner 175, 152.
Dean Shattuck 269, 247, 737, Pedro Agapito III a 245, 660, Vinny Collura 235, 246, 228, 709, Donny Durland 235, 235, 245, 694, Mike Mulligan 246, 611, Charlie Tuttle 642, Ryan Lepke 239, 603, Dave Graham 601, Keith Smith 256, 236, 715, Eddie Lake 609, Rick Lake 603, Gene Smith 255, 245, 713, Vinny Scuderi 236, 602, Walt Edwards 243, 616, Michael Scuderi 621, Tom Belgiovene 232, 617, Lloyd Bridges 277, 663, Ryan Feeney 634, Robert Feeney 226, George Baggatta 236, Larry Whipple 236, 664, Jody Farquhar 259, 654, John Hoffmann 226, James Durland 257, 668.
Tues. Mixed Firefighters
Kevin Stackhouse 227, 225, 645, Pedro Agapito III a 268, 696, Trasey Barres 193, 201, 200, 594, Larry Whipple 228, 225, 656, Carena Collura 203, 196, 571, George Kelley 235, 241, 658, Charlie Tuttle 245, 228, 651, Kyle Giordana 243, 239, 706, Jon Wilhelm 238, 676, Niel Bell 225, 626, Ed "The Golfer" Guthrie 227, 234, 233, 694, John Hoffmann 236, Mary Lee Williams 202, 510, Joan Lake 182, 513, Rick Lake 226, 634, Dave Graham 235.
Tricia Tuttle 191, Connie McKenley 194, Kristy Lopez 224, Loretta Van Aken 220, 516, Pat Gibson 190, Liz Stubits 181, 521, Sonya Robinson 182, Mari Jane Conklin 189, Joan Lake 190, Debbie Heins 192, Shirley Bowens 188, Audrey Woolard 206.
Cathy Carpenter 180, 525, John Hoffmann 609, Paul Berens 234, 226, 660, Anne Kaplan 202, 507, Mary Ann Drobysh-Berens 214, 205, 571, Joan Lake 192, 512, Larry Whipple 609, Eddie Lake 248, 618, Trasey Barres 208, 207, 588, Doris Castro 182, Angie Desmond 197, Ryan Lepke 245, 624, Keith Smith 233, 236, 647, James VanAken 233, 655.
A nice night of bowling for Kevin Stackhouse in the Friday Mixed league as he smashed a 786 series off single games of 278, 209, 299. In the 299 game a two pin with his ball coming in light in the pocket cost him a perfect 300 game. Kevin noted that in game one he had the first eight strikes, left the 10 pin in the 9th frame and also the 10 pin on the 12th ball. He changed balls in the beginning of the second game after leaving two big splits.
Ed Townsend is a Public Relations Consultant for the sport of bowling and brings over 60 years of sports journalism experience in writing and compiling the information for this column. If you have league or tournament information, score a 300 game or 800 series or even score your age, let Ed know at 845-439-8177, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and Ed's photos at http://bght.blogspot.com We are also on Facebook and Twitter.