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ROCHESTER NY USBC OFFICE HOURS

Mondays & Wednesdays: Noon - 4:00 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Saturdays Noon - 2:00 PM

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Ricky Jewell Jr. first local to roll ambidextrous 800 series'

Ricky Jewell Jr. rolled games of 290, 256 and 278 for an 824 series while subbing in the John Nasso Singles League at Sunset Lanes on Sunday, December 8. The significance is that the former PBA member has now bowled both a 300 game and an 800 series with both hands. According to association records, Jewell, who switched to left-handed a few seasons back after a knee injury, is the first in the Rochester area to do so. According to USBC records, Matt Buxton of Marion, OH was the first to achieve the feat nationally in 1989. Jewell has rolled multiple 300s and 800s right-handed, both in Rochester and when he lived in North Carolina (Greater Greenville BA). He had his first "lefty" 300 back on January 27 in the same league.

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Dan Vick collects his third career Masters title at AMF Gates

Dan Vick of Pittsford defeated top-seeded Jon Keenan, 210-167, in the championship match of the 2019 Rochester NY USBC Masters Tournament at AMF Gates Lanes on Sunday, December 8. It was the third Rochester Masters title for Vick, tying him with Hall of Famers Norm Bialuski and Jerry Brunette Jr. for second most career titles. Another HoFer and a finalist in this event, Mike Rose Jr., holds the top spot with four career victories. The Top 5 stepladder began with 5th seed Patric Donaghue edging Troy McClure, 189-187. Donaghue, a Rochester NY USBC Hall of Famer, then got past #3 seed Ricky Zinone, 202-191. Vick, the only former champion in the stepladder, then took down Donaghue, 231-220, in the semi-final to earn his berth into the title match. Other Match Play Finalists in final order of finish were 6th place - Ryan Kretchmer; 7th place - Rose Jr.; 8th place - Brian Stotts; 9th place - Saturday’s High Qualifier Dan Keenan; 10th Place - Dom Tubolino; 11th Place - HoFer Raymond LeChase II; and 12th Place - Mark Scuderi. Prize List to be announced soon.

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Dan Keenan shoots lights out at Masters qualifier

Dan Keenan averaged 212.3 to outpace the 60-player field at the 2019 Rochester NY USBC Masters Tournament qualifying round held at AMF Gates Lanes on Saturday, December 7. Keenan, who won the 2014 Masters at AMF Dewey, had a high game of 246 in his 1274 6-game total. He will be awarded a paid entry into next season’s Rochester Masters. Keenan was one of only five bowlers who averaged 200 on the “Sport” lane condition. The qualifier was delayed approximately an hour as power outages disrupted businesses and homes on the west side starting in the late morning. Following Keenan in the standings was 2012 champion (AMF Empire) Ryan Kretchmer. Kretchmer totaled 1239 to place 2nd. Rochester NY USBC Hall of Famer and 2-time Senior Masters champion Pat Donaghue was 3rd with 1220. He was followed by 2010 NYS USBC “State” Masters champion Mark Scuderi and 2003 Rochester Masters winner (Clover) and HOFer Ray LeChase II, who also eclipsed the 200 plateau with 1207. Multi-time City Tournament title holder Brian Stotts sits 6th with 1177. This event’s most prolific champion, 4-time winner Mike Rose Jr., qualified 7th with 1176. Rose was the last player to win at AMF Gates, in 2011. The local HOFer also owns titles at AMF Empire (2001) and AMF Dewey (2009 & 2016).  2019 City Tournament champion Ricky Zinone was 8th with 1174. Multiple finalist Dom Tubolino (both Masters and Senior Masters) rolled 1163 to sit in 9th. Back-to-back NYS Senior Championships winner Troy McClure placed 10th with 1160.  There was a tie for the 11th and 12th positions between Jon Keenan and Dan Vick at 1155.  Keenan carried an association best 243 average last season and Vick has won the Masters twice, in 2010 at Domm’s and 2017 at AMF Empire.  Defending champion Sam Capizzi Jr. placed 20th. The 12-game round robin, followed by the Top 5 stepladder finals.

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Deadline Draws Near For Service To Youth Application

Do you know someone who has given a decade or more in service to youth bowling? The deadline is February 1st, 2020 for the Rochester NY USBC Service to youth award given annually at the youth banquet.


Get an application -- > Service To Youth Application

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Dates Are Set For The Rochester NY USBC 18th Annual Adult / Junior Doubles City Championships  

Add to your calendar now the dates for the 18th Annual Adult / Junior Doubles City Championships at AMF Dewey Gardens Lanes. Squads are set for Friday January 10th & 17th at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Also on Sunday January 12th & 19th at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. 

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Graduating Seniors!

The deadline is January 31, 2020 for you to submit your application for consideration of Rochester NY USBC Scholarships. 

Get your application-- > HS Seniors Scholarship Application

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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.

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

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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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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

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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. 

Get Your resume form Here 

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