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Local bowling leaders attempt to advance bowling center openings

On Wednesday, August 5, Rochester NY USBC president Barry Vee, along with several local proprietors, had a Zoom meeting with Marc Cohen, Bob Duffy's Chief of Staff, about reopening local bowling centers. Duffy heads the Finger Lakes regional advisory group providing information to the governor's office, which is a volunteer position. Many items were discussed including capacity, sanitizing and other requirements. There are no set guidelines in place from the state. Nor is there a projected date for opening the centers. "It was great to be able to express the proprietors' thoughts," said Vee.

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Association Food Drives successful

The Rochester NY USBC sponsored two food drives this month, the first at AMF Empire Lanes on August 2, and a second at ABC Gates Bowl on August 8. Members of the Rochester NY USBC and the Rochester NY USBC Youth Leaders collected non-perishable items and pet food for local food cupboards. Thank you for your support!

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Balance (extra) holes no longer allowed as of August 1, 2020!

Effective August 1, 2020, bowlers may no longer use a ball with a balance hole and all gripping holes must be used on every delivery. With this change, there is an increase in top/bottom and side weights, and the specification allowing increases in static weights for bowling balls without balance holes has been in effect since August 1, 2018, to allow a smoother transition for bowlers. To ensure your equipment is ready for the 2020-2021 season, we encourage bowlers to update their equipment before leagues begin. Visit bowl.com for more details regarding the drilling specification changes. ____________________________________________________________

Miller Lanes closes on August 1

Proprietor Brad Miller announced that Miller Lanes (formerly Cougar Lanes and Brongo Bowl), a 16-lane bowling center in Honeoye Falls, closed on August 1, due to the Covid 19 regulations.

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USBC cancels remaining 2020 national events
USBC Collegiate season postponed

The United States Bowling Congress has canceled all remaining national events for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These decisions are tough on everyone, but mostly our players, athletes and members,” USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said. “USBC’s mission is to serve our bowlers, and canceling the most significant events in the sport certainly is heartbreaking for all involved. Nevertheless, USBC has a responsibility to consider the health of its members and their communities. Given the increasing spread of COVID-19 in several states, along with constantly changing guidelines and travel restrictions, we sadly do not see a responsible way to conduct national events in 2020.”

This cancellation includes the previously postponed USBC Open Championships, USBC Women’s Championships, USBC Masters, USBC Senior Masters, USBC Senior Queens and Super Senior Classic.

The 2020-2021 USBC Collegiate season will be postponed until January 2021 and be conducted as a second-semester sport. The dates for the Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships will be determined at a later time, with plans to hold them in the late spring or early summer.

USA Bowling events and in-person coaching seminars for 2020 also have been postponed to 2021.

USBC previously announced the cancellation of the 2020 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour season, with a possibility of conducting events in the fall and winter months. In light of current conditions, plans for a PWBA event in late 2020 now are indefinitely on hold.

USBC plans to resume a traditional schedule of events in January 2021, starting with USBC Team USA Trials, as conditions allow.

“While USBC national events are canceled, bowling certainly is not shut down for 2020,” Murphy said. “USBC is confident competitive bowling can take place locally, and we are seeing many proprietors taking proactive steps to responsibly host leagues in accordance with local guidelines. Those steps will help leagues begin and tournaments to take place during the rest of the summer and into the fall. Our hope is that conditions improve to allow national events again in 2021.”

Teams registered for the 2020 Open and Women’s Championships may request to have their payments rolled forward for the 2021 tournaments, or they can request full refunds.

Individuals who have submitted entries for any USBC short-duration event (Masters, Senior Masters, Senior Queens, Super Senior Classic) will be refunded in the upcoming weeks.

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Shauna Roskey, Ron Boyce captain Composite Average All-Star Teams; Youth Squads also announced

Congratulations to the Rochester NY USBC 2019-2020 All-Star Teams. Women's members (based on Composite Averages in at least 2 leagues, 2 centers) are Shauna Roskey (215.79), local Hall of Famer Veronica Mitchell (203.26), local and NYS HoFer Judy Koester (201.35), reigning Queens champion Shanna Chepelsky (198.52) and Jackie Barber (198.22). Men's qualifiers are Ron Boyce (235.07), Scott Culp (233.32), Mike Stuhler (231.16), USBC Champion Steve Meyer (230.12) and Dan Robinson (229.71).

On the Youth side of the ledger, Cassidy Potter, Haley Grabowski, Elena Carr, Taylor Lucas, Abby Unson, Carrington Hayward and Jordyn Czerw made the Girls' team. For the Boys, Brendan Wrights, Parker Hoyt, Kaleb Stephens, Tommy Parsons and Dylan Harter took the honors.

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Bowling Ball Hardness Specification Changes


USBC issued final specification changes for bowling ball hardness after reviewing comments from manufacturers. In April, USBC announced a proposal to raise minimum hardness to 73D for all models and to eliminate the use of field tests to check bowling ball hardness because of challenges related to workability, temperature control and variances in testing devices. The changes now are final.

Based upon comments from manufacturers, USBC will extend the implementation timeline. Manufacturers will be granted ball approval at the current 72D limit through Dec. 31, 2020 and will be required to discontinue additional production of models previously approved below 73D by July 31, 2022.

Visit BOWL.com/EquipAndSpecs for the 2020 Hardness Research Report and related research.

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2020-2021 Rule Books will not be printed by national organization

USBC (national) will not print the 2020-2021 USBC Rulebook, as it will be online only. The rulebook will be posted to BOWL.com/Rules.

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Welcome to ABC Gates Bowl, new owners
ABC Gates Bowl, 645 Spencerport Rd., formerly leased by AMF, now has new proprietors. Long-time classic league bowlers Kelvin Parker and Russ Vallone "Jr." have assumed their new roles on June 1. The pair announced that former AMF Empire Lanes assistant manager Molly Copey has been named the new GM. The new phone number for the 48 lane center is (585) 426-9099.

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Shortened March Madness Winners Announced

The Rochester NY USBC Youth March Madness Scholarship Tournament was shortend by the Covid 19 outbreak. ICYMI: here are the winners. 

See Winners ----> Click Here 

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Four locals earn NYS USBC Scholarships

The New York State USBC YES Committee has announced its Graduating Senior Scholarship Award winners for the 2019-20 season. Congratulations to the local winners listed below:

Patrick Ritz, Rochester, $3,000

Mykenzie Burnett, Shortsville, $2,000

Keith Kolaczyk, Victor, $1,000 (Sponsored by NYS Youth Leaders)

Abigail Sarmiento, Rochester, $1,000


2020 Open City Championships and Women's Senior Singles have been cancelled;

Board Of Directors Meeting, Annual Meeting, Hall of Fame Dinner will be re-scheduled announced president Barry Vee

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NYS USBC Open Championship Tournament at Bowl-A-Roll postponed until 2023; NYS Women's Senior Singles cancelled

2020 NYS USBC Annual Meeting, Hall of Fame dinner cancelled

The NYS USBC Open Championships, originally scheduled to be held at Bowl-A-Roll Lanes in 2021, has been postponed until 2023, association manager Mike Pettinella announced. The 2021 event will now be in Schenectady, which was to have the event this spring, while the 2022 tournament will be in Latham.

Due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State USBC board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 NYS Women's Senior Singles Championships that were scheduled to take place in August at Roseland Bowl in Canandaigua.

The New York State USBC Board of Directors approved unanimously to cancel the 2020 NYS USBC Annual Meeting until 2021 because of COVID-19 public health restrictions.

In addition, the 2020 Hall of Fame dinner was cancelled and rescheduled to next year as part of annual meeting weekend activities.

The Holiday Inn Binghamton has asked that anyone who has made reservations for rooms please contact them to cancel their reservation.

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ROCHESTER NY USBC OFFICE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the office will be closed until further notice. Please contact the office by e-mail at bowl@rochesternyusbc.org and we will get back to you ASAP. Thank you.

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Ryan Kretchmer, Joe Lapa Jr. awaiting HOF induction ceremonies

The Rochester NY USBC has announced that two bowlers will be inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame in 2020 and one will receive the Dedicated League Service Award. The event to honor those bowlers, along with the presentation of the Youth Career Achievement Awards, was originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at the Plantation Party House in Spencerport. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ceremonies have been postponed and will take place at a later date.

In the Outstanding Achievement category, Ryan Kretchmer of Chili has been a top tier bowler since his youth bowling days at Brongo Bowl (now Miller Lanes) where he was a young star on the Youth Bowlers Tour. Continuing on to the University of Nebraska, Kretchmer earned a National Championship, a Rookie of the Year Award and All-Tournament Team honors at the Collegiate National Championships in 1996.

Forward to his adult career, his resume’ is highlighted by dozens of tournament victories, including three Brunswick/ABC World Team Challenge titles. Kretchmer’s singles titles include the Super Bud Bowl in Oswego, the Valley Scratch Action in Waverly, the Mt. Morris Lanes Open, two Brockmyre Classics in Newark, five NY/MR Eliminator titles here in Rochester, the Fall Classic in Newark, the Sunset Lanes Open, the Bud Light Classic in Canada and the Bud Light Challenge Doubles in Buffalo among others. In the Wild Irish Rose Tournament in Canandaigua, the right-hander owns four Team titles, one Doubles, one Singles and two Combine crowns. Tack on to that dozens of sweeper titles from events such as the Lilac Scratch Challenge, the Maiden Scratch Action and Bowl-A-Roll Shootout. He also has three Top 5 finishes at the USBC Open Championships.

In Rochester NY USBC events, Kretchmer won the 2012 Masters at AMF Empire and has many times qualified for the match-play finals. He owns four Team Event titles in the association’s Open Championships, with Brockport Bowl II and with Channel 4 News.

In the USBC Open Championships, Kretchmer has three Top 5 finishes.

His Sanctioned Honor Scores include no less than 35 perfect games and 22 800 Series’.

Joe Lapa Jr. will be inducted in the Outstanding Achievement Veteran Performance category. Lapa Jr., along with his late father, Joe Lapa Sr. (1998), form one of the rare “father-son” combinations in the Hall.

Lapa Jr. rolled two 300 games before the advent of easier scoring lane conditions in 1986-87 (the first short-oil rule). Lapa Jr. achieved his first at Olympic Bowl in 1975 and then a second at Seneca Lanes in 1983. He later tacked on four perfect games at Perry’ Bowling Center. The right-hander added an 804 series at Perry’s in 1995. He rolled at least thirty 700 series’ before the change in lane conditions.

Lapa Jr., who bowled in PBA Regional competition, had a runner-up finish in the local U.S. Open Qualifier, placing second to Mark McClain at Clover Lanes. In the association, he had a 2nd place finish in the 1983 City All-Events with a score of 2072 for nine games (230 average).

He was a member of the Perry’s Men’s Travel teams for many years as either a regular or as a sub.

Dedicated League Service Award recipient Angelo Cutaia Jr. was born into bowling, the son of Hall of Famer Ange Cutaia Sr. (2005 inductee). Cutaia Jr. got his secretary/treasurer start in the AMF Gates Thursday Night Triple League in 2002. He held that post until 2008.

He took over as secretary/treasurer of the Domm’s Tuesday Night Cutaia Tile Triples League in 2010 and continues to run that league today. He was twice a vice-president of the Monday Night Post Office Major at Sunset Lanes before taking over their secretary/treasurer duties in 2016. He continues to run that league today as well.

Cutaia Jr. recorded his first career 300 game at Domm’s on March 13, 2018. He then matched the feat at Sunset on September 17, 2018.

The two Youth Career Achievement Award winners are Mykenzie Burnett and Cameron Hurwitz.

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The Canandaigua USBC Masters, originally scheduled for Roseland Bowl on Saturday, April 18, has been cancelled and will not be made up this season, association Manager Jon Barkley announced on March 21.

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Matt Cleary rolls 816 "Sport" Series at AMF Gates Lanes

Matt Cleary, 24, rolled games of 279, 279 and 258 for an 816 series on a "Sport" lane condition at AMF Gates Lanes on Monday, March 9.  His series was recorded in the Begin'rs to Pro's Sweeper League. Cleary tacked on a 204 4th game for 1020. He used a Purple Hammer. Dan Vick owns the city record for "Sport" with an 836 set back in 2014 at Clover Lanes. Hall of Famer Jerry Brunette Jr. maintains the "Sport" 4-game mark with an 1113 total back in 2009 at Sunset Lanes.

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The Youth Leaders have postponed the March Madness and Junior Bowlers Tour events. 

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Dan Keenan tops Shanna Chepelsky in all-Rochester title match to capture the 30th NYS Masters Championship in Rome

Dan Keenan defeated Shanna Chepelsky, 460-302, in an all-Rochester two-game title match on Saturday, March 7 to capture the 30th NYS Masters Championship at King Pin Lanes in Rome.

The victory was worth $2,000 and a paid entry into the 2021 USBC Masters (plus $200 toward expenses) for Keenan, manager of Jeremiah's Restaurant, while Chepelsky, a paralegal, earned $1,000 in her first NYS Masters appearance. The tournament drew 118 bowlers.

Keenan, winner of the 2015 Super Bud Bowl and the 2014 Rochester NY USBC Masters, posted a 269 game in the opening title game to out-distance Chepelsky.

Go to bowlny.com for a list of qualifiers and match play results.

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Our own Steve Nowicki sets national USBC record for most consecutive decades with a 300 game (seven); achieved the feat at our Senior Masters on February 8

300 games, most consecutive decades, individual
7 Steven Nowicki, Rochester, N.Y., 1965-2020
6 Bob Strampe, Saginaw, Mich., 1956-2000
Tom Suchan, Akron, Ohio, 1958-2001
Bill Gaume, Canton, Ohio, 1959-2001
Don Gates, The Villages, Fla., 1963-2011 (former publisher of Syracuse's "World of Ten Pins")
Robert Shoemaker, Bethlehem, Pa., 1961-2011
Michael Daley, The Villages, Fla., 1979-2020

(from records listed on bowl.com)

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Heather D'Errico rolls 813 scratch series in Women's City Tournament at Miller Lanes; checks to be mailed out on Friday, March 20

The Rochester NY USBC 81st annual Women's City Tournament finished on Sunday (March 8). Miller Lanes in Honeoye Falls was the host center. Heather D'Errico became the first woman to ever roll 800 at the center, totaling 813. Prize checks were mailed out. 

See Official Results -- >  2020 Women's City

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Open City Championships at AMF Fairview have been postponed!

Get your entry here -- > Open City Championships Entry

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Tommy Kress tops Chris Lamb at AMF Dewey Garden Lanes to claim his 2nd career Rochester NY USBC Senior Masters title

Tommy Kress emerged from the Once-Defeated Bracket to edge Chris Lamb in the finals of the John Nevada 24th annual Scratch Senior Masters Championship on February 9 at AMF Dewey Garden Lanes. Kress first defeated Lamb, 245-223, but needed to win once more as it was Lamb's first loss of the day. Kress claimed the final match, 258-243, to win his second career Senior Masters title, having also won in 2007. Kress, a Rochester and New York State USBC Hall of Famer, also owns two Rochester Masters titles. Earlier in match-play on Sunday, Brian O'Mara rolled a 300 game. Final Standings: 1st Place - Tommy Kress; 2nd Place - Chris Lamb; 3rd Place - Jim Donk; 4th Place - Rick Jewell Sr.; 5th Place - Brian O'Mara; 6th Place - Scott Kruppenbacher; 7th Place - Patric Donaghue; 8th Place - Steve Nowicki; 9th Place - Frank Camelio Jr.; 10th Place - Chuck Kirchhoff; 11th Place - Ray LeChase II; 12th Place - Rick Thurley; 13th Place - Bob Camelio Sr.; 14th Place - Ron DiMartino; 15th Place - Ron Fackelman; 16th Place - Robert Luce; 17th Place (Alternate) - Troy McClure; 18th Place - Bill Hasiotis; 19th Place - Tony Gillette; 20th Place - Tim Williams. Checks were mailed on Friday, February 21. 

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Frank Camelio leads Senior Masters qualifier at AMF Dewey; Finals get underway for Top 16 at 10AM Sunday the 9th

The John Nevada 24th Annual Scratch Senior Masters Championship qualifier was held on February 8 at AMF Dewey Garden Lanes. Frank Camelio led the field with 1016 on games of 268, 278, 235 and 235. Right behind was Chris Lamb with 1013 and Ray LeChase II with 1007. Steve Nowicki began the event with a 300 game in his 988 total. 1995 ABC Doubles Champion Scott Kruppenbacher sits 5th with 980. Rounding out the Top 16 are Ron DiMartino (976); Brian O'Mara (975); Robert Luce (973); Rick Thurley (963); Tommy Kress (959); Rick Jewell Sr. (938); Chuck Kirchhoff (933); Ron Fackelman (924); Pat Donaghue (923); Bob Camelio Sr. (912); and Jim Donk (906). Past Senior Masters champions include Donaghue (2012 & 2014) and Kress (2007). Past Masters champions are Kress (1985 & 1999), Nowicki (1987) and LeChase (2003). Hall of Fame members' names appear in red. The Double Elimination finals begin Sunday morning at 10AM.

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Youth Bowlers! 

A reminder the Junior March Madness Alibis Singles Tournament is right around the corner. 

Learn more -- > 2020 March Madness Flyer

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Results are in for the 36th Greater Rochester Scholarship Tournament

Thanks to all who participated in the 36th Greater Rochester Scholarship Tournament

Check out the scholarship winners -- > Here

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Shanna Chepelsky claims her first Queens tiara at AMF Fairview

Shanna Chepelsky topped #1 seed Traci Spanitz in the title match of the 2020 Queens Tournament on February 1, 2020 at AMF Fairview Lanes. For Chepelsky, it was her first career Queens title. Hall of Fame member Spanitz was seeking her 8th career title. There were 87 entries across three divisions. Deborah Nau won the Princess Division and Mary Boyce claimed the Duchess tiara.

Checks were mailed on Tuesday, February 18.

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 18th Annual Adult / Junior Doubles City Results  

The 18th Annual Adult /Junior Doubles City Championships was held at AMF Dewey Gardens Lanes over a couple of weekends in January. There were 4 divisions with $275.00 guaranteed 1st place in each division.

See official results -- > 2020 Adult/Jr Doubles

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Results are in for the Paul Mascari Senior Singles Championship

The tournament was this past Saturday, January 11, 2020 at AMF Gates Lanes. Over 100 senior bowlers (107) completed across seven different age groups. Checks were mailed out on Friday, January 17! 

See the results -- > 2020 Senior Singles

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Mitchells, Miller-Gerew top Mixed Doubles Championships

The 21st Rochester USBC Mixed Doubles Championships were held from January 18-25 at Parkview Bowl. Veronica Mitchell and Leroy Mitchell paced the 'A' Division with their 1535 total, more than 200 pins ahead of the field. Veronica had games of 290-251-252 for a 793 scratch total. In the 'B' Division, Amie Miller and John Gerew combined for the unofficial top score of 1537. Amie rolled a 224 middle game and John was consistent with 609 scratch. Official scores and prize list will be posted soon. Checks were mailed on Friday, January 31.

See Results   -- >    2020 Mixed Doubles Results  

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Early Entry deadline (save $$$) for Women's City Tournament is February 21, 2020.

The Rochester NY USBC annual Women's City Tournament is slated for February 29 through March 8 at Miller Lanes. Take advantage of the early entry discount, just $80.00 if the entry fee is paid by February 21, 2020. 

Get your entry here -- > Women's City Entry  

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Interesting facts about the sport we love...

69 million people bowl at least once a year
Bowling is the No. 1 participation sport in the United States
29 million USBC members in the 2018-2019 season
37,599 USBC-certified leagues in the 2018-2019 season
4,029 USBC-certified centers in the 2018-2019 season
87,967 USBC-certified lanes in the 2018-2019 season ____________________________________________________________

Junior City Results 

Thank you to all the Youth Bowlers who participated in this year Jr City Tournament. The new format that made it easier way to win scholarship money.

Click Here for Results

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Youth Bowlers: The JBT schedule is out for the 2019 - 2020 season

Click Here to download

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Rule Changes to be aware of this season...
Rule 18, Bowling Ball - Altering Surface - Bowling balls cannot be cleaned with liquid
substances or cleaning agents or have any foreign materials on the ball including, but not limited to, powder, rosin, marker or paint. READ BELOW...

RULE 18: BOWLING BALL – ALTERING SURFACE
A significant change in Rule 18 became effective August 1, 2019. Bowlers no longer can use liquids or add anything, including but not limited to rosin or powder, to the surface of the bowling ball. We have created this document to explain how the rule change affects you and your bowling ball(s) during USBC league and tournament play.
Rule 18 – Bowling Ball - Altering Surface
While bowling in USBC competition, a bowling ball cannot:
a. Have the surface altered by the use of an abrasive.
b. Be cleaned with any liquid substance or cleaning agent.
c. Have any foreign material on it including, but not limited to, powder, rosin, marker or paint. All bowling balls so altered or cleaned must be removed from the competition. Note: Should a foreign substance appear on the outer surface of a bowling ball which cannot be removed with a dry towel, an approved cleaner may be used with consent from a league or tournament officer.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE RULE CHANGE
1. When does competition start? Competition starts once any bowler throws a ball for score in a league or tournament.
2. Can I clean my ball with an approved cleaner during practice? You can clean your ball with an approved cleaner during practice, unless otherwise specified by league or tournament rules.
3. Can I clean my ball with an approved cleaner between games during certified competition? No. You cannot clean your ball between games, because the competition has started.
4. Can I clean my ball with an approved cleaner between tournament squads? You can clean your ball with an approved cleaner between squads unless otherwise specified by tournament rules. “During competition” could be defined by tournaments to include or exclude practice and time between squads.
5. What type of towels are approved for use during USBC certified competition? Any dry towel or cloth that does not alter the surface of the bowling ball is allowed. This includes the use of dry shammys.
6. If I used a towel with a liquid cleaner on it to clean my ball prior to the start of the competition, can I use that same towel to clean the ball during the competition? That same towel can only be used during the competition once the towel is dry.

7. If I take a ball out of my bag that I have not bowled with, can I clean it with an approved cleaner? No, approved cleaners cannot be used once competition has begun. This rule applies to balls from a bowler’s bowling bag, locker or car, etc. We suggest you clean all your bowling balls prior to the start of competition.
8. What happens if a bowler uses a cleaner, abrasive, or puts a foreign substance on the ball? If the bowler was not aware of the rule, the ball is removed from competition. The bowler also should be given an explanation of the rule. Conversely, if the bowler knows a ball cannot be cleaned,
patted with rosin or powder or use an abrasive, the ball must be removed from competition and the games are subject to forfeiture. If there is a question as to whether a bowler knew the rule or not, the league board of directors makes the determination.
9. Can I pat my ball with rosin or powder if I wipe the ball before it is delivered? No. Wiping the ball with a towel does not make the ball compliant to the rule. Patting a ball with a product is adding a foreign substance to the ball and cannot be done during competition. A product can only be applied to
a bowler’s hand and not leave residue on the surface of the ball.
10. If my ball comes back with residue on it and I cannot clean it with my dry towel, rag or shammy, can I use an approved cleaner? Yes, provided you get permission from a league officer or tournament official. If you clean your ball without prior permission, you may be asked to remove the ball from competition, and/or the games may be subject to forfeiture.
11. When I have permission to clean my ball, may I clean the entire ball? Yes, you may clean the entire surface of a bowling ball or just the area needing to be cleaned.
12. I have a ball cleaner that has the USBC “Approved Anytime” logo on it. Can I still use the cleaner during competition? No, the cleaner can no longer be used during competition.
13. I still see there are products with the USBC “Approved Anytime” logo on it. Why is that? USBC communicated the rule change with bowling ball cleaner companies prior to the adoption of the rule changes to allow the companies to make the necessary adjustments to labeling and cycle through
existing inventories. There will be USBC “Approved Anytime” products in the marketplace until inventories are depleted; however, these products cannot be used during competition.

Under League Rules - Rule 102e, Item 9, Duties of the Secretary
Requires f
inal averages to be submitted to the local association within 15 days of the completion of the league.

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Youth Bowling will lower age to 18 in 2020-21!

The decision to lower to the maximum age from 20 to 18, with agreement from the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee, will align bowling with other youth sports.

“Over the last decade, we have made changes to USBC Youth programs and tournaments to provide a model comparable with other youth sports,” IBC Youth Managing Director of Youth Development Gary Brown said. “We moved to age-based divisions, as opposed to average, for events, to provide peer-to-peer competition. Setting the maximum age for youth bowlers to 18 aligns us with the standard of other national youth sports organizations.”

A U18 division will become the top division for the Pepsi Youth and Bowling.com Youth Open Championships for the 2020-2021 season. During the next season, USBC will address how the age change will impact the 2021 Junior Gold Championships, which will have a separate U20 division. Please visit BOWL.com/YouthAgeChange for additional information.

Starting with the 2020-2021 season, USBC Youth membership policy will state youth membership is available to individuals who have not reached the age of 18 prior to Aug. 1 of the current bowling season.

The new age limit marks the second time the USBC Youth maximum age has been lowered. In 2009, USBC lowered the maximum age for youth bowlers from 22 to 20.

Visit BOWL.com/Youth to learn more about the youth bowling programs and events.

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The Rochester NY USBC "Combined" (Men's and Women's)

Average books are available by clicking below.

2018 - 2019

2017- 2018

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

 

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Junior City Mixed Finishes Up!

The Junior City Mixed Bowling Tournament at AMF Gates Lanes wrapped up on Sunday.

Check back for results soon.

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Open Rochester USBC Board Positions

Open Rochester USBC Board Positions

Several positions will be up for election at the Rochester USBC Annual meeting on Sunday March 31st, 2019. If you would like to run for a spot on our Board of Directors, fill out the resume form and submit it by March 10th, 2019. 

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Calling all Candidates!!

, If you have ever wanted to serve on the Rochester NY USBC Board of Directors, now is the time to submit your resume. Deadline is March 5th, 2020 for those wishing to submit and be considered for a board position.

Get your application here -- > Resume form 2020

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