LeClair victorious at Sportsman's Bowl

Gardner LeClair

Kate Gardner of Beacon and Brian LeClair of
Albany were the winners Sunday in the NBA event
at Sportsman's Bowl in Schenectady.

SCHENECTADY - Albany's Brian LeClair averaged just over 235 for five games and finished with a 1,176 total to win Sunday's NBA event at Sportsman's Bowl.

The victory was worth $525 for LeClair, who finished 49 pins ahead of his son, Connor, who earned $275 for his runner-up finish. The pair combined to win last Sunday's Huck Finn Doubles Tournament at Sportsman's.

Rotterdam's Craig Taylor was third with a 1,084 five-game total, while East Greebush's Sam Beardsley, Delanson's Mike Drexel, Ballston Lake's Warren Guernsey and Mechanicville's Lee Aiezza rounded out the prize list.

A field of 29 competed in the men's event.

Kate Gardner, now living in Beacon, won the women's event with a five-game total of 1,027. Gardner rolled a 265 finale to move past Mechanicville's Jessica Aiezza and claim a 18-pin victory. Gardner earned $200 and Aiezza picked up $100. Colonie's Jenean Bailey was the third-place finisher and won $70. A total of seven women participated in the tournament.

Men

Brian LeClair (Albany), 258-178-278-259-203 - 1,176, $525
Connor LeClair (Athens), 184-213-247-223-260 - 1,127, $275
Craig Taylor (Rotterdam), 228-266-216-194-180 - 1,084, $200
Sam Beardsley (East Greenbush), 215-258-207-173-222 - 1,075, $160
Mike Drexel (Delanson), 218-172-234-178-269 - 1,071, $120
Warren Guernsey (Ballston Lake), 287-150-192-188-253 - 1,070, $90
Lee Aiezza (Mechanicville), 167-196-236-255-206 - 1,062, $65

Women

Kate Gardner (Beacon), 192-216-183-171-265 - 1,027, $200
Jessica Aiezza (Mechanicville), 189-242-172-194-212 - 1,009, $100
Jenean Bailey (Colonie), 173-212-181-213-170 - 949, $70

Mazuryk victorious in Riverfront Open

Mazuryk

Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg, left, defeated Steve Ferraro of Kingston in the championship game of the NBA Riverfront Insurance Agency Open, 237-215, Sunday at Sunset Recreation in Albany.

ALBANY – Topping a field of 57 bowlers, Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg defeated Kingston's Steve Ferraro, 237-215, in the championship game of the NBA's Riverfront Insurance Agency Open at Sunset Recreation Lanes on Sunday.

Mazuryk, the qualifying leader with a four-game total of 927, earned $775 for the victory. Ferraro, who was second in the four-game qualifier, picked up $420.

Mazuryk had defeated Connor LeClair of Athens in one semifinal, 290-167, while Ferraro was beating Hagaman's Tim Banta, 212-194.

In the women's event, Helen Waite of Hudson Falls won the four-game total wood contest with a 741 total, beating Beaon's Kate Gardner by 11 pins to pick up $200. A total of seven women participated in the tournament.

The NBA moves to Sportsman's Bowl in Schenectady on Feb. 16 with competition in the open and women's division.

Finals:
Game One:
Banta def. Gardner, 181-178; LeClair def. Riozzi, 211-171. Gardner and Riozzi win $170.

Semifinals:
Mazuryk def. LeClair, 290-167; Ferraro def. Banta, 212-194. LeCLair and Banta win $230.

Championship:
Mazuryk def. Ferraro, 237-215. Mazuryk wins $775; Ferraro wins $420.

Qualifying scores (four games)
Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg), 245-202-219-261 - 927
Steve Ferraro (Kingston), 215-269-184-223 - 891
Tim Banta (Hagaman), 193-209-247-235 - 884
John Riozzi (Catskill), 223-221-233-203 - 880
Connor LeClair (Athens), 233-175-234-232 - 874
Ron Gardner (Troy), 215-202-234-202 - 853

Other cashers
Brian LeClair (Athens), 851, $140
Jim Patricelli (Troy), 833, $120
Josh Frank (Albany), 827, $100
Ryan Ladlee (Clifton Park), 825, $90
Mark James (Albany), 822, $80
Mike Neumann (Schenectady), 814, $70

Women's event
Helen Waite (Hudson Falls), 177-188-184-192 - 741, $200
Kate Gardner (Beacon), 194-154-200-182 - 730, $120
June Champagne (224-173-144-180 - 721, $80

Riverfront Insurance Open at Sunset on Sunday, Dec. 22

Julien

 

Kim Julien-Brown can't protect you from a stingy 4 pin or the occasional solid ten pin, but when it comes to most insurance needs she's right up your alley.

Senior Vice-President at Reis Insurance and founder of Riverfront Insurance Agency, Julien-Brown has 39 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Specializing in Property Managers, Bowling Centers, Contractors, Restaurants, and Retail, Kim began her insurance career in 1973 working in a small insurance office in Troy, NY. In 1977, she was instrumental in opening a new two-person agency. Over the next 36 years she built Riverfront Insurance into one of the most respected agencies in the Capital District area. Riverfront Insurance Agency has been listed in The Business Review as one of the leading “Woman-owned businesses” in the Capital District. In 2009, Riverfront Insurance merged with The Reis Group, a larger well-respected agency in Kingston, New York. Now Riverfront is one of four branches of The Reis Group.

In addition, Kim was named as a Woman of Distinction in the April 2011 issue of Success Magazine.

Kim was one of the top women bowlers in the Capital Region for years, competing in numerous professional events from 1980 to 1996. She was named the Troy Bowling Association Bowler of the Year six times. She has been inducted into both the Troy and Albany Bowling Halls of Fame, her career highlight coming on Oct. 7, 1990 when she captured the Women's All-Star Association event at The Bowlers Club in Latham. Julien-Brown averaged 237 to lead the nine-game qualifier against some of the best competition from around the entire Northeast.

She won five of her six games in the final, defeating Carol Luciano of Trenton, N.J. in the final game, 215-188, to walk off with the top prize of $700. Jackie O'Donnell of Rutherford, N.J. was third, while also in the field and earning a check were Albany's Barbara Leicht (7th place), Schenectady's Carol Crandall (10th) and East Greenbush's Patti O'Connor (11th).

"I've waited nine years for this," Julien told the Gazette that night. Her best previous finish in a WASA came in 1987 at Roe's Bowl in Pennsylvania when she was the runner-up. "It feels unbelievable, especially when I think that I was considering giving up bowling this year. I'm in shock."

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The Riverfront event will begin 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 at Sunset Rec. A men's and women's division will be contested, with the men's competition using a four-game qualifier with finals. The women's division will also be a four-game event, with finals if there are at least 10 entries.

John Riozzi wins Stockade Open

Riozzi

John Riozzi takes top spot in Stockade Open.

SCHENECTADY - John Riozzi of Catskill averaged 257 for five games Sunday to finish with a 1,288 total and capture first place in the NBA's Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl.

Riozzi, a right-hander, shot games of 246, 225, 279, 290 and 248 to finish with a 36-pin ed over Delanson's Joe Mazuryk. The victory was worth $750 for Riozzi, while Mazuryk earned $400 for his runner-up effort.

Finishing third was Albany's Brian LeClair with a 1,249, worth $300, whille rounding out the top five were Schenectady lefthander Tony Palumbo and Altamont lefthander Rich Strath.

A field of 48 participated in the event.

Marissa Martinek of Albany won the women's division, finishing with a 1,119 total to earn $160. Mechanicville's Jessica Aiezza was second with a 1,113 to pick up $90. Four women were in the field.

The NBA moves to Sunset Recreation on Dec. 22 for both a men's and women's tournament.

Men's prize list:

John Riozzi (Catskill), 1,288, $750
Joe Mazuryk (Delanson), 1,252, $400
Brian LeClair (Albany), 1,249, $300
Tony Palumbo (Schenectady), 1,238, $250
Rich Strath (Altamont), 1,205, $200
Tom Earl (Schenectady), 1,196, $160
Mike Miseno (Amsterdam), 1,187, $125
Nick Miseno (Ballston Lake), 1,187, $100
Jim Patricelli (Troy), 1,178, $75
Ron Gardner (Troy), 1,168, $60

Matt Sherman wins NBA season opener

Sherman

Tournament director Karl Bieber, left, congratulates Matt Sherman after Sherman's victory Sunday in the NBA tournament at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy.

Tom Donato, R.J. Martinez and Matt Sherman,
left to right, celebrate Sherman's NBA victory
Sunday at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy.

Donato

TROY - Matt Sherman of Delmar averaged more than 230 for five games Sunday to win the top prize of $520 in the Uncle Sam Classic, the season-opening event of the Northern Bowlers Association.

Sherman opened with a 247 game and led from start to finish, building a 91-pin cushion over runner-up Gene Speenburgh of Athens. Speenburgh’s 1,063 five-game total was worth $340 and put him seven pins ahead of Albany’s Brian LeClair. LeClair’s 1,056 earned him $225.

Troy lefthander Jim Patricelli was fourth with 1,019, while also cashing were Delmar’s Nunzi Manuli, Mechanicville’s Tom Reed and Schenectady lefthander Tony Palumbo. Palumbo won the NBA title at Uncle Sam Lanes two years ago.

A field of 30 participated in the event. The NBA moves to Schenectady for its next tournament, The Stockade Open, Dec. 1, at Boulevard Bowl. Starting time is 9:30 a.m. A women’s field will also be contested.

Prize list:

Matt Sherman (Delmar), 247-212-210-249-236 - 1,154, $520
Gene Speenburgh (Athens), 195-213-233-198-224 - 1,063, $340
Brian LeClair (Albany), 165-245-224-234-188 - 1,056, $225
Jim Patricelli (Troy), 180-218-244-192-185 - 1,019, $150
Nunzi Manuli (Delmar), 191-213-178-199-235 - 1,016, $120
Tom Reed (Mechanicville), 215-195-184-186-211 - 991, $90
Tony Palumbo (Schenectady), 190-163-228-205-193 - 979, $60

Other top finishers: Nick Miseno, 978; Craig Schoonmaker, 969; Ed Gumm, 968; Nick Galusha, 957; Warren Guersney, 955, Joe Mazuryk, 939.

Uncle Sam Lanes to host 2013-1014 starter

The Northern Bowlers Association's 2013-1014 season kicks off Sunday, Nov. 17 at Uncle Sam Lanes at 9:30 a.m.

The Troy stop will be the first of five events on the NBA calendar this season, which will conclude on May 4 at Del Lanes with the Bob Guild Memorial Championship. Bowlers need to compete in at least one tournament and have their $15 membership fee paid to be eligible for the Guild event.

As in past years, each Sunday winner will be determined by total pins after five games.

The entry fee for each event is $55.

Also, the NBA will offer a special women's division at this year's Stockade Open Dec. 1 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady, and at Sunset Lanes for the Riverfront Insuring Agency Classic.

 

Northern Bowlers Association
2013 – 2014 Schedule

 

November 17, 2013 @ Uncle Sam Lanes

Open tournament

 

December 1, 2013 @ Boulevard Bowl

“The Stockade Open”

Open & Women’s divisions

 

December 22, 2013 @ Sunset Recreation ***

“Riverfront Insurance Agency Classic”

Karl & Warren’s Pro Shops
Open & Women’s divisions

 

February 16, 2014 @ Sportsmans Bowl

“Sportsmans Open”

Open & Women’s divisions

 

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May 4, 2014

“Bob Guild Championship”

at Del Lanes
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Entry fee $55,
Membership $15
Paid membership to participate in the “Bob Guild Championship”
Format: 5 game sweeper.
*** Format @ Sunset may be different based on split center.
All tournaments will start at 9:30 am.

 

Speenburgh takes lead in final game

Speenburgh

Gene Speenburgh of Athens enjoys a soft drink as
his "Amazing" Grace looks on after Speenburgh won Sunday's NBA Olympic Lanes Holiday Classic.

Below, Danielle Manuli of Colonie won the first-ever women's competition in the NBA Sunday at Olympic Lanes, earning the $350 first-place money.

Manuli

MENANDS - Gene Speenburgh of Athens averaged just over 252 for five games Sunday to win the Olympic Lanes Holiday Classic and pick up first-place money worth $830.

Speenburgh finished with a 267 finale to pass Schenectady's Mike Neumann, the leader after four games. Speenburgh's 1262 total gave him a 14-pin edge over Neumann, who finished second and won $440.

Duanesburg's Joe Mazuryk was third with 1214 and won $320, while Delanson's Mike Drexel was fourth with 1204, good enough for $230.

A field of 55 participated in the event, which also included a women's event. Danielle Manuli of Colonie, finished with a final three of 648 and had a 1035 five-game total to walk off with the first prize of $350.

Rensselaer's Patti O'Connor was next in the field of 12, earning $200 with her five-game total of 1014. Also cashing were Jenean Bailey of Colonie and Marissa Martinek of Schenectady.

Men's

Gene Speenburgh (Athens) 221-279-257-238-267 - 1262, $830
Mike Neumann (Schenectady) 279-248-279-206-236 - 1248, $440
Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 241-276-241-233-223 - 1214, $320
Mike Drexel (Delanson) 240-249-235-224-256 - 1024, $230
Brian LeClair (Athens) 186-248-234-279-212 - 1159, $165
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 257-218-213-235-236 - 1159, $165
Nunzi Manuli (Colonie) 234-248-214-244-214 - 1154, $130
Craig Schoonmaker (Glenville) 236-205-234-235-237 - 1147, $110
Jim Geiger (Amsterdam) 256-269-234-185-204-1138, $90
Russ Hunter (South Bethlehem) 248-217-198-273-191 - 1127, $75
Lee Aiezza (Albany) 226-231-225-208-237 - 1127, $75
Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 198-268-202-188-268 - 1124, $60
Other top scorers: Ryan Sickler 1114, Craig Taylor 1112, Dan Furman 1108, Connor LeClair 1106, Steve Ferraro 1089, Dustin Paupst 1085, Tom Earl 1085, R. J. Martinez 1078.

Women's

Danielle Manuli (Colonie) 190-197-221-223-204 - 1035, $350
Patti O'Connor (Rensselaer) 181-180-238-167-248 - 1014, $200
Jenean Bailey (Colonie) 219-196-189-173-235 - 1012, $125
Marissa Martinek (Schenectady) 196-222-239-148-193 - 998, $75
Other top scorers: Kate Messemer 976, Jessica DeVillis 944, Jessica Aiezza 912

NBA to host season's second tourney

Ladies Bowling School


 

MENANDS - The Northern Bowlers Association will hold its second tournament of the season Sunday, Dec. 23 at Olympic Lanes. Starting time for the five-game event will be 9:30 a.m.


Along with the regular open division, a women's competition will also be held.


First place in the open division will be $840 based on 60 entries, while the women's winner will earn $550, based on 30 entries.

The tournament is being sponsored MJ Floors, Gardner Excavating, Carpet This, Dan Ahl's Bowlers Advantage Pro Shop, Karl & Warren's Pro Shop and Vince Bonanni's Pro Shop. Entry fee is $50.

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Ladies Bowling School: When the neighbors living around what is now Olympic Lanes in Menands were concerned about the noise a bowling center might bring to the area, Morris Cramer calmed their fears.

He told the Knickerbocker News on Feb, 6, 1959, "Why, the alleys will be so soundproof the bowlers will hardly hear the ball strike the pins."

Tri-City Lanes was built later that year and had two of the Capital Region's best bowlers, Cramer and John Walther Jr., on its staff, as this advertisement from The Bowler Magazine indicates. Women were welcome back then, and while they've always been welcome at NBA's (Barb Leicht won a few titles in her day), this Sunday a special women's division will be contested for the first time.

Drexel takes top honors at Stockade Open

Drexel

Mike Drexel of Duanesburg poses for the camera with his son Tyler after winning Sunday's Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady.

SCHENECTADY - Mike Drexel of Duanesburg averaged 232 for five games Sunday and finished with a 1,160 total to win the $800 top prize in the NBA's Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl.

Drexel fired games of 247, 213, 208, 258 and 234 to finish with a 13-pin edge over Brian LeClair of Athens. LeClair's five-game total was 1,147 and earned him the runner-up prize of $425.

Steve Wagoner of Broadalbin was third in the 46-man field with 1,141 and collected $300.

Colonie's Bill Pulver finished fourth with 1,126 and won $200, while Bob Faragon of Schenectady was fifth with 1,110 and earned $160.

The NBA will hold another event at 9:30 Sunday morning on Dec. 23 at Olympic Lanes in Menands.There will be a separate division for women.

Prize list:

Mike Drexel (Duanesburg), 1,160, $800
Brian LeClair (Athens), 1,147, $425
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin), 1,141, $300
Bill Pulver (Colonie), 1,126, $200
Bob Faragon (Schenectady), 1,110, $160
Mike Miseno (Amsterdam), 1,108, $140
Craig Taylor (Rotterdam), 1,107, $120
Joe Mazuryk (Delanson), 1,080, $90
Nick Galusha (Schenectady), 1,080, $90
Ed Gumm (Glenville), 1,070, $65
Craig Smith (Schenectady), 1,070, $65

Other top scorers: John Riozzi (Catskill), 1,069; Matt Fazzone (Schenectady), 300-1,064; Tim Banta (Amsterdam), 1,052; Gene Speenburgh (Athens), 1,050; Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam), 1,037; Mike DeGenero Jr. (Schenectady), 1,037; Mike Bixler (Latham), 1,035; Ed Czyewski (Hudson), 1033; Willy Lattimore (Highland), 1,026.

 

Galusha shoots for third recent title

Sherman

Matt Sherman, left, is the two-time defending champion of the Stockade Open but will miss the tournament with an injured hand, while Nick Galusha, right, is looking for his third major title in less than a month, having already won a Huck Finn TV event and the General's Two-Star Challenge.

SCHENECTADY - Colonie native and Schenectady resident Nick Galusha will be looking for his third major title of the month this Sunday when he sets his sights on the NBA's Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl.

Delmar's Matt Sherman is the two-time defending champion, but will be out of action due to a hand injury. Sherman is expected to be back in action sometime in December or January.

Galusha paired with Ken Hall to win the Huck Finn Doubles event at Spare Time/Clifton Park, and then won the second annual General's Two-Star Challenge at Uncle Sam Lanes.

The format for the Stockade Open will be five games with total wood determining the champion.

Sherman won last year's event with a 56-pin edge over Niskayuna's Dan Furman, and held off Bob Faragon of Schenectady in the 2010 tournament by 35 pins.

 

Past winners:


2011: Matt Sherman (Delmar) 1,196
2010: Matt Sherman (Delmar), 1,193
2009: Dan Keenan (Rochester), 1,232
2008: Bob Faragon (Schenectady), 1,071
2007: Gary Bingham (Brainard), 1,219
2006: Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg), 1,128
2005: Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam), 1,109
2004: Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam), 986

NBA Partners With Joan Nicole Prince Home

Prince Home 1
Prince Home 2

The Northern Bowlers Association has a new partner for the 2012-2013 season, and hopefully for many more years to come.

The Joan Nicole Prince Home in Scotia, “dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and caring residence for terminally ill patients in need of a home during their final days,” will be the beneficiary of the 2012 Stockade Open set for Nov. 25 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady.

Working in conjunction with Hospice, the Joan Nicole Prince Home opened in June of 2006 under the auspices of the Schenectady Community Home, Inc. Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood, the Joan Nicole Prince Home offers Hospice patients with a prognosis of less than three months to live or less a serene and home-like environment to spend their final days.

The home is open to residents of Schenectady County and the surrounding area completely free of charge. Staffed 24 hours a day by employees and volunteers, the home is funded entirely by community support through donations, grants, fundraising, memorials and bequests.

The facility, equipped to handle two patients at a time, is named after Joan Nicole (Keating) Prince, a Niskayuna mother of four who lost her battle with cancer. In her memory, Prince's husband gave a sizable donation to help the home get established in 2006.

As for the bowlers, they will continue to compete in a five-game, total wood format with the winner winning $1,000 based on 75 entries. For more information on the tournament contact Bill Buell at 227-3514. For more information on the home, visit www.Joannicoleprincehome.org.

Wagoner gets $1,000, Mazuryk wins Cuby

Wagoner

Steve Wagoner holds up the NBA Bob Guild Memorial Championship trophy after winning Sunday's season-ending event at Del Lanes. The victory was worth $1,000 for Wagoner. The tournament was sponsored by Del Lanes and Revolutions Pro Shop.


Joe Mazuryk walked off with his second consecutive Cuby Cup trophy Sunday, indicative of the best overall performance by a bowler during the NBA's 2011-2012 season. Steve Wagoner and Nick Miseno Jr. finished 2nd and 3rd in the Cuby Cup point list.

Mazuryk

DELMAR - Steve Wagoner of Broadalbin rolled a 268 finale Sunday to cruise to the NBA's Bob Guild Memorial Championshipls at Del Lanes.

The victory was worth $1,000 for Wagoner, who fired games of 268, 202, 214, 276 and 268 to finish with a five-game total of 1228. The big final game gave Wagoner a 102-pin victory over Colonie's Nick Galusha, who earned $600 for his runner-up effort of 1126.

A field of 32 participated in the season-ending event, with 12 bowlers earning a paycheck.

Delmar's Matt Sherman was third with a 1121 that earned him $400, while Duanesburg's Joe Mazuryk was next with a 1117 total that was worth $320.

Mazuryk's fourth-place finish helped him to his second consecutive Cuby Cup Championship and earned him an extra $250. Steve Wagoner was second in the point standings and earned $150, while Nick Miseno Jr. was third and won $100.

 

 

NBA Prize List

1-Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 268-202-214-276-268 - 1228, $1000
2-Nick Galusha (Colonie) 218-203-267-246-192 - 1126, $600
3--Matt Sherman (Delmar) 238-181-223-246-192 - 1121, $400
4-Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 248-208-223-234-204 - 1117, $320
5-Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam) 226-202-248-236-192 - 1104, $270
6-Warren Guernsey (Ballston Lake) 217-215-251-212-198 - 1093, $220
7-Brian LeClair (Athens) 210-172-196-266-235- 1079, $180
8-Mike Drexel (Delanson) 279-189-184-199-212 - 1063, $150
9-Tom Earl (Schenectady) 235-205-210-244-151 - 1045, $120
10-Gene Speenburgh (Athens) 185-225-170-206-259 - 1045, $120
11-Ryan Sickler (Guilderland) 197-186-200-222-236 - 1041, $90
12-Ed Gumm (Burnt Hills) 235-144-157-269-235 - 1040, $70

Other Top Scorers:

Ron Gardner 1037, R.J. Martinez 299-1030, Sonny Dorstek 1024, Matt Barkman 1018, Rick Bogholtz 1008, Bob Faragon 1006.

 

 

 


$1,000 tops Bob Guild tourney payouts

Voght

Connor LeClair drills a bowling ball at
Revolutions, the pro shop owned and operated
by former touring pro and NBA member
Brian LeClair. Revolutions and Del Lanes
are sponsoring Sunday's
NBA Bob Guild Memorial Championships.

Honda

DELMAR - A $1,000 top prize, based on 40 entries, will be up for grabs when the NBA's Bob Guild Memorial Championships convene at Del Lanes Sunday morning at 9:30.

The event is being sponsored by Revolutions Pro Shop, owned and operated by former touring pro Brian LeClair, and Del Lanes.

Joe Mazuryk is in good shape to capture his second consecutive Cuby Cup title. The only person with an outside shot of surpassing him is Craig Taylor, who would have to win the title and have Mazuryk finish out of the money.

The tournament will continue to use a five-game, total wood format to determine the champion.

Here is the prize list for the Guild Championships, based on 40 entries:

$1,000, $550, $400, $320, $270, $220, $190, $170, $150, $130, $110, $90, $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowlers Eligible for April 15 Tourney

Here are the 48 bowlers eligible for the NBA's Bob Guild Memorial Championships at Del Lanes on April 15:

Dan Ahl
Alan Anderson
Tim Banta
Matt Barkman
Rick Bogholtz
Jason Brown
Craig Clemons
Ed Czyewski
Robert Danzy
Mike DeGenero Jr.
Sonny Dorstek
Mike Drexel
Tom Earl
Bob Faragon
Matt Fazzone
John Ferraro
Dan Furman
Nick Galusha
Ron Gardner
Jim Geiger
Warren Guernsey
Ed Gumm
Travis Heaphy
Tim Hunt
Russ Hunter
Brian LeClair
Connor LeClair
Nunzi Manuli
RJ Martinez
Joe Mazuryk
Nick Miseno Jr.
Mike Miseno
Ed Moran
Mike Neumann
Tony Palumbo
Jim Parker
Michael Pierce
Bill Pulver
Eric Race
Terry Ray
Matt Sherman
Ryan Sickler
Gene Speenburgh
Eric Stangle
Rich Strath
Craig Taylor
Steve Wagoner
Alex Weglarz

Cuby Cup Update

Here are the Cuby Cup standings heading into April 15th's Bob Guild Memorial Championships at Del Lanes.

 

Mazuryk, Joe   Duanesburg 555  
Taylor, Craig   Rotterdam  420 
Wagoner, Steve  Broadalbin 390
Miseno, Nick   Ballston Lake 390
Drexel, Mike   Delanson 360 
Sherman, Matt  Delmar 355
Faragon, Robert   Schenectady 325 
Furman, Dan   Niskayuna  270  
Speenburgh, Gene  Catskill 260  
Palumbo, Tony   Schenectady 260

 

Perfect game clinches it for Tony Palumbo

Palumbo

Schenectady's Tony Palumbo, right, receives the championship plaque from tournament sponsor
Ron Gardner after Palumbo won the
NBA Gardner Excavating Classic Sunday
at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy.

Palumbo talks to Troy Record bowling columnist
John Craig, left and Daily Gazette sportswriter
Bob Weiner after winning the NBA Gardner Excavating Classic Sunday.

Palumbo2

 

TROY - Schenectady lefthander Tony Palumbo became a first-time winner in grand fashion Saturday afternoon at Uncle Sam Lanes, firing a 300 in his fifth game to pass Schenectady's Bob Faragon and win the NBA's Gardner Excavating Classic.

Palumbo averaged an eye-popping 264 for his five games to walk off with the top prize of $650. It was the 26th perfect game of his career.

His 1321 total put him 16 pins ahead of Faragon, who was the leader after four games. The runner-up finish was worth $350.

Duanesburg's Joe Mazuryk was next with a 1238 that was good enough for $230. Other cashers in the field of 36 were Schenectady's Sonny Dorstek, Guilderland's Ryan Sickler, Amsterdam's Nick Miseno Jr., and Delmar's Matt Sherman.

The NBA will close out its season on April 15 at Del Lanes with the Bob Guild Memorial Championships.

Prize list

Tony Palumbo (Schenectady) 258-258-236-269-300 - 1321, $650
Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 213-278-258-297-259 - 1305, $350
Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 279-248-269-216-226 - 1238, $230
Sonny Dorstek (Schenectady) 279-217-257-235-248 - 1236, $175
Ryan Sickler (Guilderland) 244-236-259-258-235 - 1232, $125
Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam) 228-210-237-255-278 - 1208, $85
Matt Sherman (Delmar) 244-226-235-279-218 - 1202, $65

Other top finishers

Rich Strath 1201, Craig Taylor 1186, Tom Earl 1160, Tim Banta 1147, Mike Drexel 1145, RJ Martinez 1135, Ron Gardner 1135, Darrel Coonrad 1135.

Saturday: Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy
Also: Cuby Cup Update

Here are the Cuby Cup standings to date:

Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 450
Craig Taylor (Rotterdam) 410
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 380
Mike Drexel (Delanson) 350
Nick Miseno Jr. (Ballston Lake) 315
Matt Sherman (Delmar) 285
Dan Furman (Niskayuna) 270
Gene Speenburgh (Catskill) 260
Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 200
Brian LeClair (Athens) 190

Jeff Voght aces Sportsman's Bowl Open

Voght

NBA tournament director Karl Bieber, left, congratulates Jeff Voght Sunday after Voght
averaged 242 for five games to win the NBA's Sportsman's Bowl Open.

Mohawk Honda was one of the principal sponsors
of the NBA's Sportsman's Bowl Open on Sunday.

Honda

SCHENECTADY - Jeff Voght of Canajoharie averaged 242 for five games Sunday to win the NBA Sportsman's Bowl Open and pocket first-place money worth $800.

Voght took the lead after three games with a 244 and finished with a 267 finale to edge runner-up Mike Drexel of Delanson by 62 pins. Drexel's second-place finish was worth $425.

Amsterdam's Nick Miseno Jr. was third and earned $290, while Nunzi Manuli of Colonie finished fourth and earned $210.

Former Colonie High standout Marissa Martinek led the field of 62 after three games with a 706 total, but shot 204 and 199 over her final two games to fall to seventh place and win $125.

Jackpots went to Steve Wagoner (299), Tom Reed (279), Drexel (267), Bob Faragon (256) and Manuli (279).

The NBA's next event will be the Gardner Excavating Open March 24 at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy.

Top finishers:

1-Jeff Voght (Canajoharie) 257-226-220-244-267 - 1214, $800
2-Mike Drexel (Delanson) 201-220-267-219-245 - 1152, $425
3-Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam) 202-277-218-222-218 - 1137, $290
4-Nunzi Manuli (Colonie) 255-190-210-200-279 - 1134, $210
5-Brad Lawyer (Middleburgh) 214-206-214-223-266 - 1123, $170
6-Ron Gardner (Troy) 197-227-222-255-211 - 1112, $145
7-Marissa Martinek (Albany) 235-204-267-204-199 - 1109, $125
8-Craig Schoonmaker (Glenville) 234-187-225-215-239 - 1100, $105
9-Tom Reed (Mechanicville) 180-279-177-248-208-1092, $1092, $90
10-Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 299-201-190-196-202-1088, $75
11-Dan Furman (Niskayuna) 189-238-224-190-247 - 1088, $75
12-Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 223-170-221-225-247 - 1086, $60

Other top finishers:

13-Brian LeClair 1075, Bob Faragon 1074, Ed Czyzewski 1071, Nick Galusha 1064, Jim Geiger 1063, Tim Banta 1050, Alan Anderson Jr. 1047, Ed Gumm 1040, Tom Taylor 1022, Craig Taylor 1021, Dan Ahl 1021, Warren Guernsey 1020, Mike Miseno 1017, Rob Danzy 1007.

 

Cuby Cup Update

The current top ten in the Cuby Cup standings are:

Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 400
Craig Taylor (Rotterdam) 400
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 325
Matt Sherman (Delmar) 285
Gene Speenburgh (Catskill) 250
Mike Drexel (Delanson) 225
Dan Furman (Niskayuna) 215
Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam) 210
Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 190
Brian LeClair (Athens) 180

Craig Taylor triumphs with 48-pin lead

Taylor

Tournament winner Craig Taylor, left, shakes hands with
Gazette writer Bill Buell after the
NBA Central Insurance Agency Open at Redwood Lanes.

ALBANY - Craig Taylor of Rotterdam averaged 232 for five games and finished with a 1162 total to win the NBA 2001 Central Insurance Agency Open at Redwood Lanes.

Taylor finished with a 48-pin edge over Amsterdam's Nick Miseno Jr. to pocket the first prize of $700. It was his second NBA title of the season, having also finished first at Spare Time/Latham. Miseno earned $360 for his runner-up performance.

Catskill's Gene Speenburgh was third with a 1111 total and earned $225.

Jackpot winners were Taylor (277), Dan Furman (279), Miseno (266), Joe Mazuryk (274) and R.J. Martinez (289).

A total of 43 bowlers participated in the event. The NBA's next event is at Sportsman's Bowl on Feb. 19.

Prize List:

Craig Taylor (Rotterdam) 277-215-224-210-236 - 1162, $700
Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam) 179-214-266-243-212 - 1114, $360
Gene Speenburgh (Catskill) 202-264-215-180-250 - 1111, $225
Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 227-196-232-210-244 - 1109, $170
Rob Danzy (Albany) 200-212-236-233-226 - 1107, $130
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 239-201-185-247-226 - 1098, $100
Mike Drexel (Delanson) 206-206-238-262-185 - 1097, $85
Dan Ahl (Colonie) 259-190-235-194-208 - 1086, $70
Dan Furman (Niskayuna) 210-279-215-194-179 - 1077, $60

Other top scorers:

Warren Guernsey 1066, Davis Mannello 1051, John Pulver 1050, Joe Mazuryk 1043, Ed Gumm 1035, Nunzi Manuli 1031, Bill Green 1024, Mike Colby 1017, R.J. Martinez 1016, Alex Weglarz 1011, Nick Kallner 1006, Jason Brown 1001, Phil Karwoski Jr. 1001.

Next event: Sunday at Redwood Lanes

The Northern Bowlers Association continues its 2011-2012 season Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Redwood Lanes.

Entry fee is $50, and first place will be worth $700 based on 40 entries.

Broadalbin's Steve Wagoner is the defending champion, having edged Duanesburg's Joe Mazuryk by 21 pins in last year's event.

The field will bowl a total of five games to determine the winner.

The event is being sponsored by 2001 Central Insurance Agency.

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Cuby Cup Standings:

1-Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg), 390
2-Matt Sherman (Delmar), 275
3-Craig Taylor (Rotterdam), 250
4-Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin), 250
5-Brian LeClair (Athens), 180
6-John Ferraro (Kingston), 170
7-Mike Drexel (Delanson), 155
7-Dan Furman (Niskayuna), 155
9-Gene Speenburgh (Catskill), 145
10-John Riozzi (Catskill), 135
11-Ed Gumm (Burnt Hills), 125
12-Tim Banta (Amsterdam), 115
13-RJ Martinez (Ballston Spa), 110
14-Bob Faragon (Schenectady), 100
14-Warren Guernsey (Latham), 100

Joe Mazuryk aces Christmas Eve tourney

Mazuryk

NBA tournament director Karl Bieber presents Joe Mazuryk with the winner's trophy Sunday after Mazuryk won the Riverfront Agency Classic
at Sunset Recreation.

Tournament winner Joe Mazuryk talks to Gazette sportswriter Bob Weiner after winning the NBA's Riverfront Agency Classic Sunday
at Sunset Recreation.

Mazuryk

ALBANY - Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg was near-perfect on a tough condition Sunday at Sunset Recreation, firing a 270 game in the championship finals to win the NBA's Riverfront Agency Classic.

The victory was worth $800 for Mazuryk, while Broadalbin's Steve Wagoner, who fired a 234 in the championship game of the eliminator finals, earned $450 for his runner-up performance.

Albany lefthander Rob Danzy was the leading qualifier after six games, but finished fourth and won $275. Selkirk's Matt Sherman was third and earned $350.

A total of 51 bowlers participated in the tournament.

 

Qualifying scores:

Rob Danzy (Albany), 213-258-226-260-224-193 - 1374
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin), 213-201-242-259-24-211 - 1360
Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg), 247-213-198-213-257-226 - 1354
Matt Sherman (Selkirk), 222-203-243-212-238-235 - 1353
Alex Weglarz (Schaghticoke), 278-244-186-233-214-183 - 1338, $175
Brian LeClair (Athens), 189-223-204-268-237-217 - 1338, $175
Mike Drexel (Delanson), 199-192-196-242-238-253 - 1320, $125
Mike Neumann (Albany), 231-155-247-215-204-231 - 1283, $100
Hans Eigo (Kingston), 221-264-160-215-211-204 - 1275, $80
Matt Fazzone (Schenectady), 222-245-133-225-222-226, 1273, $65

Other top scorers:

Warren Guernsey 1267, Dan Furman 1253, Steve Ferraro 1251, Tom DiBell 1239, Tim Banta 1225, John Ferraro 1225, Nick Galusha 1216, Ryan Sickler 1200.

Eliminator finals:

Game One: Mazuryk 230, Wagoner 199, Sherman 188, Danzy 181 (Danzy wins $275).
Game Two: Wagoner 234, Mazuryk 224, Sherman 207 (Sherman wins $350).
Championship: Mazuryk 270, Wagoner 234 (Mazuryk wins $800; Wagoner wins $450).

Mark your calendar: Saturday at Sunset

The Northern Bowlers Association's 2011-2012 season continues Saturday morning (Christmas Eve) with the Riverfront Agency Classic at Sunset Recreation.

The six-game qualifier (three games on each side of the house) will begin at 9:30 a.m. The top four bowlers will qualify for an Eliminator Finals, with the winner earning $800 based on 50 entries. Entry fee is $60 and brackets (games 2-4 & 3-5) will be available.

Along with the Riverfront Agency, the event is being sponsored by Karl and Warren's Pro Shop.

For more information contact Karl Bieber at (518) 368-5539.

Selkirk's Matt Sherman won the last NBA event, capturing his second consecutive Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl on Nov. 27. Brian Leclair is the defending champion at Sunset.

Sherman bulls ahead in Stockade Open

Sherman

Delmar's Matt Sherman won his second consecutive NBA Stockade Open Sunday at Boulevard Bowl.
Here he accepts the winner's trophy from
NBA board member Ray Evans.

SCHENECTADY - Matt Sherman of Delmar opened up with a 280 game on his way to a wire-to-wire victory in the NBA's Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl on Sunday.

It was the second NBA title of Sherman's career, his first win coming in last year's Stockade Open. Sherman earned $675 for the victory and finished with a 56-pin edge over runner-up Dan Furman of Niskayuna. Furman's 1,140 total earned him $375.

A total of 41 bowlers participated in the event, with Glenville's Ed Gumm finishing third with a 1117 total, 27 pins ahead of fourth-place finisher Warren Guernsey of Ballston Spa.

The NBA's next event will be Christmas Eve morning on Sunset Recreation at 9:30 a.m.

Prize List:

Matt Sherman (Delmar) 280-221-267-184-244 - 1196, $675
Dan Furman (Niskayuna) 225-263-216-247-189 - 1140, $375
Ed Gumm (Glenville) 225-232-222-234-204 - 1117, $225
Warren Guernsey (Ballston Spa) 215-233-193-202-247 - 1090, $155
Brian LeClair (Athens) 158-222-233-229-248 - 1090, $155
Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 237-235-181-231-192 - 1076, $120
Rick Strath (Altamont) 187-211-190-269-215 - 1072, $100
Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 216265-192-184-206 - 1063, $80

Other top scorers:

Ed McGaffin 1062, Matt Fazzone 1041, Al Roth 1041, Dan Ahl 1039, Mike DeGenero 1036, Karl Wolf 1031, Nick Galusha 1024.

Jackpot winners:

Game one, Sherman 280; Game two, Faragon 265; Game three, Sherman 267; Game four, Strath 269; Game five, LeClair 248.

8th NBA Stockade Open this Sunday

SCHENECTADY - The best bowlers from the Capital Region will be at Boulevard Bowl Sunday morning at 9:30 to compete in the eighth annual NBA Stockade Open. First place will be worth $800 based on 50 entries.

Matt Sherman of Delmar was last year's winner, defeating runner-up Bob Faragon of Schenectady by 35 pins. Sherman averaged 238 for his five games to capture the first NBA title of his career and win the top prize of $910.

The tournament will be the third event of the NBA's 2011-2012 season. Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg won the season opener at Town n' County Lanes in Guilderland, and Rotterdam's Craig Taylor was the victor at Latham Spare Time.

Here are the past champions:
2004 - Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam)
2005 - Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam)
2006 - Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg)
2007 - Gary Bingham (Brainard)
2008 - Bob Faragon (Schenectady)
2009 - Dan Keenan (Binghamton)
2010 - Matt Sherman (Delmar)

 

Unofficial Cuby Cup Standings (after two events)

Craig Taylor 275
Joe Mazuryk 210
Gene Speenburgh 160
John Riozzi 150
John Ferraro 110

Craig Taylor rides early lead to easy win

Mazuryk

NBA director Karl Bieber presents Craig Taylor with the winner's trophy at the conclusion of Sunday's tournament at Latham Spare Time.

Below: Rotterdam's Craig Taylor is interviewed by
the Daily Gazette's Bob Weiner after winning
Sunday's NBA event at Latham Spare Time.

Mazuryk

LATHAM - Craig Taylor of Rotterdam defeated John Riozzi of Catskill in the two-game championship match, 428-342, as the Northern Bowlers Association held its second event of the 2011-2012 season at Spare Time Latham.

Taylor got out out to an early lead after winning game one, 232-173, and coasted to the victory, earning $620. Riozzi picked up $350 for his runner-up performance.

Taylor got past Broadalbin's Steve Wagoner in the two-game semifinals, 415-408, while Riozzi was beating Amsterdam's Tim Banta, 394-355.

Banta was the four-game qualifying leader with a 863 total, while Taylor was next with 844.

The NBA's next event is the Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl on Nov. 27.

Finals (two-game matches)

Championship: Craig Taylor def. John Riozzi, 428-342. Taylor wins $620; Riozzi wins $350.

Semifinals: Craig Taylor def. Steve Wagoner, 415-408; John Riozzi def. Tim Banta, 394-355. Wagoner and Banta win $200.

First round: John Riozzi def. Jim Patricelli, 443-393; Steve Wagoner def. Tony Palumbo, 373-357. Patricelli and Palumbo win $150.

Qualifying results:

Tim Banta (Amsterdam) 236-214-216-197 - 863
Craig Taylor (Rotterdam) 187-267-177-213 - 844
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 196-199-220-206 - 821
Jim Patricelli (Troy) 221-212-176-210 - 819
John Riozzi (Catskill) 211-200-191-208 - 810
Tony Palumbo (Schenectady) 214-277-172-143 - 806

Other cashers: Lee Aiezza (Albany) 805, $100; Mike Drexel (Delanson) 786, $80; Sonny Dorstek (Schenectady) 779, $70; John Ferraro (Kingston) 775, $60.

Other top scorers: Kyle Haines (Altamont) 771, Matt Fazzone (Schenectady) 765; Gene Speenburgh (Athens) 765, Mike Miseno (Amsterdam) 762, Al Roth (Waterford) 761, Karl Wolf (Saratoga Springs) 761.

Sunday: 4-game qualifier at Spare Time

LATHAM - The Northern Bowlers Association 2011-2012 season continues Sunday, Nov. 6 with an event at Spare Time-Latham.

The format calls for a four-game qualifier (two games on each side) on the CHEETAH pattern. The top six bowlers will advance to the finals, with the top qualifer and runner-up getting a first-round bye. Bowler No. 3 will bowl No. 6, and Bowler No. 4 will meet No. 5 in a two-game, total pin match, with the winners advancing to meet the top two qualifiers.

Starting time is 9:30 a.m. (remember to set your clocks correctly). Entry fee is $50.

Mazuryk puts stamp on new season

Mazuryk

Gazette sportswriter Bob Weiner interviews
Joe Mazuryk after the Duanesburg resident
captured the season-opening NBA event Sunday
at Town n' Country Lanes in Guilderland.

GUILDERLAND - Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg averaged 240 for five games Sunday to open up the 2011-2012 NBA season with a victory in the Proforma Lee's Trophies Open at Town n' Country Lanes.

Mazuryk took the lead with a three-game total of 718 and finished with a 27-pin victory over Catskill's Gene Speenburgh. His five-game total of 1201 earned him the winner's check of $500, while Speenburgh settled for second-place money of $300.

Kingston's John Ferraro, son of PBA Hall of Famer Dave Ferraro, finished third in the field of 31 with a 1153 total and won $200.

RJ Martinez of Ballston Spa was fourth with an 1141 total, while rounding out the cashers were Craig Taylor of Rotterdam, Nick Miseno Jr. of Amsterdam and Matt Sherman of Selkirk.

The victory puts Mazuryk into the early lead for the Cuby Cup, symbolic of the best performer of the NBA season. Mazuryk also won last season's Cuby Cup and finished the year with a victory in the Bob Guild Memorial Championships.

Jackpot winners were Ferraro (269), Mazuryk (289), Mike Miseno (258), Taylor (289) and Brian LeClair (300).

The NBA season resumes Sunday , Nov. 6 at Spare Time-Latham.

Cashers:

Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 206-289-223-269-214 - 1201, $500
Gene Speenburgh (Catskill) 203-269-220-255-227 - 1174, $300
John Ferraro (Kingston) 269-227-210-190-257 - 1153, $200
RJ Martinez (Ballston Spa) 225-201-236-258-221 - 1141, $150
Craig Taylor (Rotterdam) 236-181-203-289-223 - 1132, $100
Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam) 204-234-247-237-206 - 1128, $80
Matt Sherman (Selkirk) 221-194-225-205-257 - 1102, $60

Other top scorers:

Ed Czyzewski 1097, Brian LeClair 1082, Bob Faragon 1082, Ryan Sickler 1079, Matt Barkman 1071, Steve Wagner 1062, Mark Rathbun 1052, Alan Anderson 1051.

New season kicks off Sunday, Oct. 9

Mazuryk

Matt Sherman, Mark James, Joe Mazuryk and Brian LeClair talk a little bowling after the completion of last year's Bob Guild Memorial Championships at Redwood Lanes.

Below: Joe Mazuryk and Frank Cornicello share a little bowling knowledge after Mazuryk won last season's season-ending Bob Guild Championships
at Del Lanes.

Mazuryk

If you’re not one of the best bowlers in the Capital Region, then you didn’t win a Northern Bowlers Association title during the 2010-2011 season.

Only the area’s elite, the cream of the crop, seem able to lay claim to an NBA trophy, and if your name wasn’t Joe Mazuryk or Brian LeClair, it got even tougher. Mazuryk, from Duanesburg, won two titles and finished second three times to win the Cuby Cup with 1005 points, symbolic of the best performer of the 201-2011 season, while LeClair, from Chatham, won three championships and finished second in the Cuby Cup with 950 points.

In third place with two titles and 655 points was Broadalbin’s Steve Wagoner, while claiming single titles on last season’s NBA schedule were Clifton Park’s John Walther III, Selkirk’s Matt Sherman, and Schenectady’s Bob Faragon.

Those bowlers and others figure to be a big part of the picture this season as the NBA campaign begins Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Town n’ Country Lanes in Guilderland.

Spare Time-Latham will host an event on Nov. 6, while other first-half tournaments will include the Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady on Nov. 27 and Sunset Recreation in Albany on Dec. 24. Both are 9:30 starts, with the Sunset competition being held on Saturday morning, Christmas Eve.

Among the major sponsors for the 2011-2012 season will be the Daily Gazette, Mike’s Hot Dogs, Mohawk Honda, the WatersEdge Lighthouse and Gallo’s Florist.

 

Northern Bowlers Association
2011 – 2012 Schedule

 

October 9, 2011 @ Town ‘n Country
“Proforma Lee’s Trophies Open”

November 6, 2011 @ Spare Time Latham
4 game with finals

November 27, 2011 @ Boulevard Bowl
“The Stockade Open”

December 24, 2011 @ Sunset Recreation
4 games with finals

January 15, 2012 @ Redwood Lanes

February 19, 2012 @ Sportsman’s Bowl

March 11, 2012 @ Uncle Sam Lanes
“Gardner Excavating Classic”

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April 15, 2012
“Bob Guild Championship”
@ Del Lanes

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Entry fee $50, membership $15
Must bowl in 3 regular events to participate in the “Bob Guild Championship”
(all events are 5 game sweeper unless noted)

 

 

Mazuryk takes home Cuby Cup

Mazuryk_Cuby

Joe Mazuryk holds up Saturday's winner's trophy
and the 2010-2011 Cub Cup Award
after claiming the NBA/Bob Guild Championships
at Del Lanes in Delmar.

DELMAR - Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg rolled 545 for his final two games Saturday and finished with a five-game total of 1,175 to win the NBA/Bob Guild Memorial Championships at Del Lanes.

Mazuryk, who averaged 235 for his five games, finished with a 12-pin advantage over runner-up Brian LeClair of Athens. The victory was worth $1,000 for Mazuryk, while LeClair collected $600.

The victory also helped Mazuryk claim the Cuby Cup, symbolic of the best performer throughout the 2010-2011 season. Mazuryk finished with 1,005 points, LeClair was second with 950 points, and Broadalbin's Steve Wagoner was third with 655 points.

Finishing third in Saturday's tournament was Kyle Haines of Altamont. Haines finished strong with 528 for his final two games and wound up with 1,139 and earned $450.

Philmont's Ed Czyzewski, who fired a 287 in the first game to take the early lead, finished fourth with 1,133 and won $380.

 

 

1- Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 259-191-180-279-266 -1175, $1000
2- Brian LeClair (Athens) 258-215-231-202-257 - 1163, $600
3- Kyle Haines (Altamont) 187-199-225-286-242 - 1139, $450
4- Ed Czyzewski (Philmont) 287-199-201-233-213 - 1133, $380
5- Craig Taylor (Rotterdam) 207-224-243-227-242 - 1123, $320
6- Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 215-248-190-195-256 - 1104, $270
7- Chip Tashjian (Albany) 196-253-186-212-243 - 1090, $230
8- Gene Speenburgh (Athens) 247-193-221-221-205 - 1087, $190
9- Jason Baker (Sharon Springs) 266-211-245-189-172 - 1083, $160
10- Gino Correra (Schenectady) 168-246-233-234-191 - 1072, $130
11- Craig Schoonmaker (Glenville) 221-199-226-224-195 - 1065, $110
12- Nick Galusha (Colonie) 191-231-215-222-204 - 1063, $90
13- Mike Drexel (Delanson) 198-279-182-179-221 -1059, $80
14- Tom Earl (Schenectady) 182-239-268-160-199 - 1048, $70

Other top finishers: Mike DeGenero Jr. 1043, Dan Furman 1032, Matt Barkman 1032, Steve Wagoner 1024, Sonny Dorstek 1016, R.J. Martinez 1015.


Day change reminder / Past champions

Don't forget! This weekend it's Saturday morning, not Sunday!

The Northern Bowlers Association/Bob Guild Memorial Championships begin 9:30 Saturday morning at Del Lanes in Delmar. Based on 55 entries, first place will be worth $1,100. The runner-up prize (with 55 entries) will be $600, and third place will be worth $450. There will be a total of 16 cashers. 70 bowlers are eligible to compete.

Since the NBA began calling its season-ending event the Bob Guild Memorial Championships in 1986 there have been 24 different winners. Only one person, lefthander Gary Bingham of Brainard, has won the event twice, in 1995 and 1999.

 

NBA/Bob Guild Championships: Past winners & runners-up

 

Year
Winner
Runner-Up
Location
2010
Steve Wagoner
Dan Keenan
Del Lanes
2009
Dan Furman
Ron Gardner
Del Lanes
2008
Dustin Paupst
Matt Sherman
Del Lanes
2007
Tim Banks
Justin Barcomb
Sunset Rec
2006
Lee Aiezza
Al Roth
Sunset Rec
2005
Al Roth
Russ Hunter
Clifton Park
2004
Mike Drexel
Nick Miseno Jr.
Clifton Park
2003
Will Leavitt
Pete Dougherty
The Bowlers Club
2002
Bob Macey
Ron Unser
Clifton Park
2001
Jamie Diamond
Bill Ray
Boulevard Bowl
2000
Vince Cicchinelli
Pete Dougherty
Town n' Country
1999
Gary Bingham
Steve Gabriel
Boulevard Bowl
1998
John Walther III
Bob Caputo Jr.
Redwood Lanes
1997
Nick Miseno Jr.
Bob Tedesco Jr.
Sportsman's Bowl
1996
Ron Priester
Lew LaBahn
Hi-Roc Lanes
1995
Gary Bingham
Frank Impellizzeri Sr.
Hi-Roc Lanes
1994
Rit Carney
Steve Sautin
Sportsman's Bowl
1993
Warren Schreiber
Frank Impellizzeri Sr.
Boulevard Bowl
1992
Kenny Hall
Keith Livengood
Boulevard Bowl
1991
Dave Adams
Gary Bingham
Boulevard Bowl
1990
Fred McMahon
Dave Adams
Boulevard Bowl
1989
Skip Vigars Jr.
Karl Bieber
Boulevard Bowl
1988
Dave Frascatore
Bill Tighe
Boulevard Bowl
1987
Len Reyngoudt
Ed McGaffin
Boulevard Bowl
1986
Brian LeClair
Andy Guariglia
Boulevard Bowl

 

NBA/Bob Guild Memorial eligibility list

Here is the list of names eligible to compete in the NBA/Bob Guild Memorial Championships to be contested Saturday morning at 9:30, April 23, at Del Lanes in Delmar.

 

Dan Ahl
Lee Aiezza
Alan Anderson
Jason Baker
Kevin Barfield
Matt Barkman
Jody Becker
Gary Bingham
Rick Bogholtz
Tom Bortle
Bill Brouillette
Jason Brown
John Cassera
Chris Charron
Gino Correra
Ed Czyzewski
Rob Danzy
Mike DeGenero Jr.
Dan DeRizzo
Bob DiNuzzo
John Dolny
Sonny Dorstek
Pete Dougherty
Mike Drexel
Tom Earl
Bob Faragon
Matt Fazzone
Dan Furman
Ryan Galli
Nick Galusha
Ron Gardner
Jim Geiger
Warren Guernsey
Kyle Haines
Ronald Hayes
Travis Heaphy
Russ Hunter
Mark James
Rob Leavitt
Brian LeClair
Peter Linck
Davis Mannello
Nunzi Manuli
RJ Martinez
Joe Mazuryk
Mike Miseno
Nick Miseno Jr.
Mike Neumann
Dustin Paupst
Bill Pulver
Eric Race
Terry Ray
Marty Romanick
Craig Schoonmaker
Matt Sherman
Ryan Sickler
Bob Smith
Craig Smith
Gene Speenburgh
Eric Stangle
Rich Strath
Ken Stroud
Chip Tashjian
Craig Taylor
Ed Torres
Bill Treadwell Jr.
Jon Van Dyke
Jeff Voght
Steve Wagoner
Alex Weglarz

 

Brian LeClair wins with 51-pin lead

Dan DeRizzo bowls 300

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Brian LeClair is presented the championship trophy by NBA board member Russ Hunter after the completion of Sunday's Clifton Park Open.

CLIFTON PARK - Brian LeClair of Athens averaged 241 for five games Sunday afternoon to win the Northern Bowlers Association Clifton Park Open at Spare Time/Clifton Park.

The victory was worth $760 for LeClair, who finished with a 277 game to give himself a 1207 five-game total and move past Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg. Mazuryk, who earned $390 for the runner-up effort, was 51 pins behind LeClair in second place.

Mechanicville's Tom Reed was third, 19 pins behind Mazuryk, and won $225.

The tournament was sponsored by Karl and Warren's Pro Shop.

A field of 46 bowlers participated in the final regular season event of the NBA season, which included a 300 game by Guilderland's Dan DeRizzo. It was the first perfect game rolled in the NBA during the 2010-2011 season.

The NBA/Bob Guild Memorial Championships will be held Saturday, April 23, at Del Lanes in Delmar at 9:30 a.m.

Cashers:

Brian LeClair (Athens) 210-253-212-255-277 - 1207, $760
Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 234-254-247-230-191 - 1156, $390
Tom Reed (Mechanicville) 199-212-194-279-253 - 1137, $225
Mike Drexel (Delanson) 236-254-205-222-219 - 1136, $150
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 265-191-224-247-202 - 1129, $120
Craig Taylor (Rotterdam) 224-235-184-214-268 - 1125, $90
Bob Smith (Ballston Spa) 218-203-235-214-254 -1124, $80
Jason Baker (Sharon Springs) 228-233-207-268-184, 1120, $70
Dan Ahl (Colonie)244-198-246-224-205 - 1117, $60

 

Other top scorers:

Terry Ray (Schenectady) 1110, Bill Pulver (Colonie) 1094, Ron Gardner (Troy) 1086, Gene Speenburgh (Athens) 1071, Chip Tashjian (Albany) 1071, Nick Galusha (Colonie) 1065.

 


 

Cuby Cup Update

Joe Mazuryk
805
Brian LeClair
800
Steve Wagoner
645
Matt Sherman
550
Mike Drexel
515
Bob Faragon
360
Jason Baker
350
Craig Taylor
340
Dan Furman
260
Kyle Haines
255
R.J. Martinez
220
John Walther
200
Gene Speenburgh
195
Bob DiNuzzo
170
Nick Miseno Jr.
170

 

Clifton Park event set for April 10

 

There are 63 bowlers eligible for the season-ending Bob Guild Memorial Championships, and 24 more bowlers will be eligible if they compete in the April 10 event at Sparetime/Clifton Park.

Here are the 24 bowlers who need one more tournament to qualify for the Guild Championships the following weekend at Del Lanes:

Dan Ahl, John Broadhurst, Bill Brouillette, Jim Burton, Luke Ciccarelli, Mike Davi, Jr., Bill Dunn, Rit Fazzone, Derek Forkel, Ryan Galli, Warren Guernsey, Glen Helsley, Eric Malone, Bob Martinez, Mike Neumann, Tony Palumbo, Terry Ray, Al Roth, Jacob Shank, Andy Smith, Bob Smith, Chip Tashjian, Mark Taylor, Jim Thomas

Cuby Cup update

 

Joe Mazuryk
655
Brian LeClair
600
Steve Wagoner
570
Matt Sherman
550
Mike Drexel
430
Bob Faragon
360
Jason Baker
290
Craig Taylor
270
Dan Furman
250
Kyle Haines
245

 

John Walther wins with strong finish

Deso & Wagoner

Sunday's winner John Walther of Clifton Park
is presented the winner's trophy by
Ron Gardner after winning the NBA/Gardner Excavating Open at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy.

TROY - John Walther of Clifton Park averaged over 240 for his final three games Sunday to move past Mike Drexel of Delanson and win the NBA/Gardner Excavating Open at Uncle Sam Lanes.

Walther opened with games of 194 and 187, but then shot 240, 226 and 259 to finish with a 1,106 five-game total. The victory was worth $550, while Drexel hung on for second place with a 1,074 total and earned $300.

Selkirk's Matt Sherman was next with a 1039 five-game total, followed by Altamont's Kyle Haines, Troy's Ron Gardner and Schenectady's Tom Earl. Single-game jackpots went to Drexel (226), Sherman (232), Walther (240) Sonny Dorstek (231) and Walther (259).

Cashers:

John Walther (Clifton Park) 194-187-240-226-259 - 1106, $550
Mike Drexel (Delanson) 226-214-244-222-168 - 1074, $300
Matt Sherman (Selkirk) 178-232-174-223-232 - 1039, $170
Kyle Haines (Altamont) 215-200-177-206-224 - 1022, $120
Ron Gardner (Troy) 182-206-204-200-215 - 1107, $90
Tom Earl (Schenectady) 197-182-192-213-217 - 1001, $70

Other top scorers: Gino Correra 993, Chip Tashjian 986, Bob Smith 973, Sonny Dorstek 950, Jason Baker 949, John Dolny 947, Warren Guernsey 939.

Sunday: NBA/Gardner Excavation Open

Deso & Wagoner

Ron Gardner enjoys a beer with fellow bowlers
after a recent NBA event earlier this season.

The NBA/Gardner Excavation Open will be held Sunday morning at 9:30 at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy.

First place will be worth $700 based on 40 entries. Entry fee is $50, plus $5 for membership if not paid yet in full.

Gardner, a Watervliet native and Troy resident, has been one of the Capital Region's top bowlers for years and continues to be a regular competitor in the Northern Bowlers Association.

All participants in Sunday's event will have their names submitted in a drawing for a Brunswick bowling ball, the Evil Seige.

The tournament is the eight NBA event of the season. With two regular-season contests left, there are 58 bowlers eligible for the NBA/Bob Guild Memorial Championships in April, and 21 more bowlers who need one more event to qualify.

 

 

 

 

Cuby Cup update

 

Joe Mazuryk
655
Brian LeClair
600
Steve Wagoner
570
Matt Sherman
450
Bob Faragon
360
Jason Baker
280
Mike Drexel
280
Craig Taylor
270
Dan Furman
250
R.J. Martinez
210

 

 

Mazuryk wins NBA/Joe Donato Classic

 

Mazuryk

Joe Mazuryk holds his son in one arm and
receives the championship trophy from
Tom Donato after winning Sunday's
NBA/Joe Donato Classic at Sportsman's Bowl.

Mazuryk

SCHENECTADY - Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg averaged just over 243 for five games Sunday and finished with a five-game total of 1217 to win the NBA/Joe Donato Classic at Sportsman's Bowl.

The victory was worth $860 for Mazuryk, who finished with a 51-pin cushion over Binghamton's Ryan Galli. The runner-up performance for Galli was worth $440.

Left-hander Jason Baker of Sharon Springs was one pin behind Galli with a 1,165 and earned $290. Baker was the leader heading into the final game, owning a four-pin cushion over Mazuryk.

A field of 62 bowlers participated in the tournament. The low to cash figure was the 1085 posted by Athens' Brian LeClair.

 

Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 258-217-232-246-268 - 1217 $860
Ryan Galli (Binghamton) 223-237-236-223-247 - 1166, $440
Jason Baker (Sharon Springs) 258-217-232-246-212 - 1165, $290
Marc Fowler (Schenectady) 241-223-225-174-279 - 1142, $210
Warren Guernsey (Ballston Spa) 201-234-233-204-267 - 1139, $160
Craig Taylor (Schenectady) 208-223-197-255-243 - 1126, $130
Rich Strath (Altamont) 213-245-192-198-269 - 1117, $110
Mike Drexel (Delanson) 220-199-222-235-233 - 1109, $100
Mike Neumann (East Greenbush) 269-232-197-174-230 - 1102, $90
RJ Martinez (Ballston Spa) 237-233-171-209-246 - 1096, $75
Jamie Diamond (Schoharie) 221-196-253-243-183 - 1096, $75
Brian LeClair (Athens) 215-224-181-232-232 - 1085, $60

 

Other top scorers:
Matt Sherman 1077, Rob Leavitt 1074, Tom Earl 1063, Dan Furman 1052, Gary
Bingham 1051, Nick Miseno Jr. 1050, Gino Correra 1047, Matt Fazzone 1046,
Steve Wagoner 1040, Gene Speenburgh 1038.

 

NBA honors champion Joe Donato

 

Donato

Schenectady bowler Joe Donato, who passed away in 2004,
shown here at the height of his powers in 1960.
"Clearly the best."

When the topic of "best bowler ever in the Capital Region" comes up, there are only a handful of names that enter into the conversation. For many people, the first name they think of is Joe Donato.

And, when you narrow the focus to within Schenectady city limits, there's little argument. Donato was clearly the best.

This Sunday at 9:30 p.m., the Northern Bowlers Association will honor the memory of Schenectady's finest kegler ever with the NBA/Joe Donato Classic at Sportsman's Bowl on Crane Street.

Sportsman's is the house Donato opened himself in 1966, and where the greatest bowlers in the world congregated at least once a year for the Elmer Ciccone Benefit Tournament.

Sunday's event is the NBA's seventh tournament of the season.

Broadalbin's Steve Wagoner won his second title last month at Redwood Lanes in Colonie, while other NBA winners this season have been Brian LeClair (at Sparetime-East Greenbush and Sunset Rec), Matt Sherman (at Boulevard Bowl) and Bob Faragon (at Town n' Country).

First place will be worth $800 based on 50 entries.

Cuby Cup update

 

Brian LeClair
560
Steve Wagoner
560
Joe Mazuryk
455
Matt Sherman
440
Bob Faragon
350
Dan Furman
240
Mike Drexel
220
Craig Taylor
200
Jason Baker
180
Gene Speenburgh
175
Bob DiNuzzo
170
Kyle Haines
160
R.J. Martinez
160
Nick Miseno
160
Chris Charron
125

Wagoner back in top form

 

Deso & Wagoner

Redwood Lanes owner Ralph Deso presents
the winner's trophy to Broadalbin's Steve Wagoner
at the conclusion of Sunday's
NBA/2001 CIA Insurance Open.

COLONIE - Steve Wagoner rolled a 248 to take the lead after game four, and finished with a 259 and a 1,198 five-game total to win the 2001 CIA Insurance/NBA Open at Redwood Lanes.

Wagoner earned $750 for the victory, finishing with a 21-pin cushion over Duanesburg's Joe Mazuryk, who picked up $380 for his runner-up performance of 1,177.

Matt Sherman of Selkirk was third and earned $200, while Waterford's Chris Charron was fourth. Also in the money were Jason Baker of Sharon Springs, Gene Speenburgh of Athens, Nick Galusha of Colonie, Brian LeClair of Athens, and Alex Weglarz of Schaghticoke.

A total of 44 bowlers participated in the event.

The next NBA event is at Sportsman's Bowl in February.

Cashers:
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 228-216-247-248-259 - 1,198, $750
Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 237-206-257-227-250 - 1,177, $380
Matt Sherman (Selkirk) 214-251-268-181-246 - 1,160, $200
Chris Charron (Waterford) 247-230-200-241-179 - 1,097, $140
Jason Baker (Sharon Springs) 235-276-236-188-161 - 1,096, $110
Gene Speenburgh (Athens) 199-171-237-223-215 - 1,045, $85
Nick Galusha (Colonie) 190-200-214-214-224- 1,042, $75
Brian LeClair (Athens) 190-173-212-223-232 - 1,030, $65
Alex Weglarz (Schaghticoke) 208-204-172-235-204 - 1,023, $55

Other top scorers:
Eric Stangle 1017, Glen Helsey 1007, Nick Miseno 1002, Dan Ahl 983, Gary Bingham 979.

 

2011 NBA/2001 CIA Open coming Sunday

 

The 2011 NBA/2001 Central Insurance Agency Open will be held at Redwood Lanes in Colonie Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.

The entry fee is $50 plus a $5 membership fee for those who aren't fully-paid members. The format is a five-game sweeper. First place will be worth $800 based on 50 entries.

Brian LeClair won last month's NBA event at Sunset Lanes in Albany. Bob Faragon won the NBA's Redwood event last year.

 

Cuby Cup update

 

Cuby Cup scores following the Riverfront Insuring Group/NBA Open:

 

Brian LeClair
500
Steve Wagoner
360
Bob Faragon
350
Matt Sherman
340
Joe Mazuryk
305
Dan Furman
240
Mike Drexel
210
Craig Taylor
200
Bob DiNuzzo
170
Kyle Haines
150
R.J. Martinez
150
Nick Miseno
150
Bill Pulver
120
Jason Baker
105
Dan Di Nuzzo
105

 

Win nets $810 for Brian LeClair

 

Hoffman and LeClair

George Hoffman, left, proprietor of Sunset Recreation Lanes, hands the winner's trophy to Athens' Brian LeClair at the conclusion of the Riverfront Insuring Group/NBA Open Sunday. The tournament was co-sponsored by Karl and Warren's Pro Shop.

ALBANY - Brian LeClair of Athens averaged 231 for his three games in the eliminator finals format to win the Riverfront Insuring Group/NBA Open Sunday afternoon at Sunset Recreation.

LeClair, who won his second NBA title of the season, defeated defending champion Nick Miseno of Amsterdam in the final game, 204-178. The victory was worth $810 for LeClair, while Miseno won $420.

Colonie's Bill Pulver was the qualifying leader with a 909 four-game total, while also making the finals in second place was Mike Drexel of Delanson with a 889. Drexel was eliminated in game one, and Pulver was low man in game two, leaving Miseno and LeClair to shoot for the title.

Miseno rolled an 865 in the qualifier to finish third, while LeClair was just two pins behind him at 863 to claim the final spot in the finals. A field of 52 participated in the event, which was also sponsored by Karl and Warren's Pro Shop.

The NBA's next event is Jan. 16th at Redwood Lanes in Colonie.

Finals
Game one: LeClair 232, Pulver 180, Miseno 179, Drexel 170 (Drexel wins $180).
Game two: LeClair 258, Miseno 232, Pulver 188 (Pulver wins $245).
Championship: LeClair 204, Miseno 178. (LeClair wins $810, Miseno $420.)

Qualifying scores:
Bill Pulver (Colonie) 232-200-258-219 - 909
Mike Drexel (Delanson) 254-219-206-210 - 889
Nick Miseno (Amsterdam) 217-206-195-247 - 865
Brian LeClair (Athens) 167-233-224-239 - 863

Top four make finals:

Other cashers:
John Pulver (Colonie) 203-226-226-206 - 862 $140
Matt Sherman (Selkirk) 195-201-241-224 - 861 $100
Jim Geiger (Amsterdam) 184-192-213-236 - 825 $80
Craig Taylor (Rotterd
am) 265-204-168-174 - 811 $70
Gary Bingham (Brainard) 231-181-171-217 - 800 $60
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 192-199-210-195 - 796 $50

Other top scorers:
Mark Taylor (Albany) 784, Rich Strath (Altamont) 782, Jeff Voght (Canajoharie) 778, Jason Baker (Sharon Springs) 776, Marty Romanick (Hyde Park), 776.

 

NBA at Sunset

 

The Northern Bowlers Association resumes Sunday morning at 9:30 when Karl and Warren's Pro Shop presents the 2010 Riverfront Insuring Group Open at Sunset Lanes in Albany.

The field will bowl two games on each side of the house, with the top four qualifiers advancing to a eliminator final. First place will be worth $800 based on 50 entries, and the leading qualifier will win an additional $50.

One in every five bowlers will cash. Also, Karl and Warren's Pro Shop will raffle off a new Track 916 All-Terrain bowling ball to one of the participants. Donations to the raffle will be accepted.

Amsterdam's Nick Miseno is the defending champion.

Cuby Cup update

 

Cuby Cup scores following the Stockade Open are:

 

Bob Faragon
350
Steve Wagoner
310
Brian LeClair
300
Joe Mazuryk
295
Matt Sherman
270
Dan Furman
230
Bob DiNuzzo
160
Kyle Haines
140
R.J. Martinez
140
Craig Taylor
140
Mike Drexel
125

Matt Sherman takes top money

 

Guidarelli

NBA board member Bill Buell hands Delmar’s Matt Sherman the winner’s trophy Sunday afternoon after Sherman captured his first NBA title with a 35-pin win over Schenectady’s Bob Faragon in the 2010 Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl.

SCHENECTADY - Matt Sherman of Delmar captured the first Northern Bowlers Association title of his career Sunday afternoon, averaging 238 for five games in the 2010 Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl.

Sherman’s total of 1,193 put him 35 pins ahead of runner-up Bob Faragon of Schenectady. The victory was worth $910 for Sherman, while Faragon earned $460.

Sherman, the leader after three games, fell back to third place after four games when he shot 193. But, with a 268 finale, he moved past both Faragon and Schenectady’s Craig Taylor to claim his first NBA title after posting three runner-up finishes, all during the 2007-2008 season.

Athens’ Brian Leclair, the winner earlier this month at Spare Time East Greenbush, shot a 258 finale to finish third and win $270. Taylor hung on for fourth place and earned $200, while Altamont’s Kyle Haines won the last-game jackpot with a 279 and finished in fifth place to pick up $155.

Other jackpot winners were: Game one, Faragon 268; Game two, Rob Danzy 246; Game three, Sherman 269; Game four, C. Taylor 268.

 

Scores: Northern Bowlers Association Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl, Schenectady

1- Matt Sherman (Delmar) 225-238-269-193-268 - 1193, $910
2- Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 268-229-226-214-221 - 1158, $460
3- Brian LeClair (Athens) 223-209-219-226-258 - 1135, $270
4- Craig Taylor (Schenectady) 223-206-237-278-186 - 1130, $200
5- Kyle Haines (Altamont) 256-192-210-190-279 - 1127, $155
6- Dan Furman (Niskayuna) 225-232-207-224-180 - 1068, $120
7- Mike Drexel (Delanson) 195-223-198-217-219 - 1062, $105
8- Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 183-185-222-188-279 - 1057, $90
9- Dan Ahl (Albany) 236-169-231-212-204 - 1052, $80
10- Eric Stangle (Ballston Spa) 196-213-212-221-201 - 1043, $70
11- R.J. Martinez (Ballston Spa) 204-196-202-191-244 - 1037, $65
12- Sonny Dorstek (Schenectady) 192-245-231-162-199 - 1029, $60

 

Other top finishers:

 

13- Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 1010
14- Lee Aiezza (Albany) 1002
15- Rob Leavitt (Clifton Park) 1001
16- Tom Yadanza (Saratoga Springs) 993
17- Jessica Aiezza (Albany) 989
18- Matt Fazzone (Schenectady) 989

 

Cuby Cup standings

 

Cuby Cup scores to date are as follows:

 

Steve Wagoner
300
Joe Mazuryk
235
Bob Faragon
200
Brian LeClair
200
Bob DiNuzzo
160
Dan Furman
160
Steve Gabriel
100
Dan Keenan
100
R.J. Martinez
95
Jason Baker
85
Dan DeRizzo
85
Ryan Sickler
85
Gene Speenburgh
85
Nunzi Manuli
80
Craig Smith
80

 

3-pin lead wins Brian LeClair $800

 

Guidarelli

Tournament director Karl Bieber, left, presents Brian LeClair with the winner's trophy after Sunday's NBA Spare Time East Greenbush Classic..

EAST GREENBUSH - Brian LeClair of Athens defeated Bob DiNuzzo of Latham in the championship game, 202-199, to win the $800 top prize in the NBA's Spare Time East Greenbush Classic.

LeClair opened the four-man eliminator finals with a 232 game, while also advancing were Broadalbin's Steve Wagoner with a 224 and qualifying leader DiNuzzo with a 211. Guilderland's Dan DeRizzo, second to DiNuzzo in the four-game qualifier, shot 181 and was eliminated.

In the second game of the finals, LeClair (215) and DiNuzzo (177) both advanced, while Wagoner (162) was eliminated.
A field of 52 participated in the event. The NBA's next stop is the Stockade Open on Nov. 28 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady.

Finals:

Game one: Brian LeClair (Athens), 232; Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin), 224; Bob DiNuzzo (Latham), 211; Dan DeRizzo (Guilderland), 181 ($160).

Game two: LeClair 215, DiNuzzo 177, Wagoner 162 ($230).

Championship: LeClair 202, DiNuzzo 199. LeClair wins $800, DiNuzzo wins $410.

Qualifying scores:

DiNuzzo 888, DeRizzo 847, LeClair 834, Wagoner 825. Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg), 817, $115; Bob Leavitt (Ballston Lake), 815, $85; Nunzi Manuli (Colonie), 815, $85; Mike Miseno (Amsterdam), 808, $70; Mike Drexel (Delanson), 786, $65; Lee Aiezza (Castleton), 784, $60; Kyle Haines (Altamont), 784, $60.

Other top scorers: Mike MacDowell 782, Rob Danzy 767, Russ Hunter 764, Matt Sherman 759, Terry Ray 759, Clay Reiniger 767, Matt Fazzone 756.

 

Faragon triumphs again

 

Guidarelli

Tournament director Karl Bieber, left, presents Bob Faragon with the winner's trophy after Sunday's NBA event at Town n' Country Lanes in Guilderland.

GUILDERLAND - Bob "Goose" Faragon opened with a 277 game and held on for a two-pin victory over Delanson's Joe Mazuryk in the Northern Bowlers Association event Sunday at Town n' Country Lanes.

After his big opener, Faragon rolled games of 224, 199, 189 and 191 for a five-game total of 1,080. The victory was worth $800 for Faragon, while Mazuryk, who finished with a 228, earned $400.

Dan Keenan of Rochester was third with a 1,043 five-game total and won $210, while lefthander Jason Baker was fourth with a 1025 that earned him $125.

The tournament was sponsored by the Albany Bowling News and the Daily Gazette.

The NBA's next event will be 9:30 Sunday morning, Nov. 7 at Spare Time/East Greenbush.

 

Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 277-224-199-189-191 - 1080, $800
Joe Mazuryk (Delanson) 196-225-191-238-228 - 1,078, $400
Dan Keenan (Rochester) 217-212-228-194-192 - 1043, $210
Jason Baker (Sharon Springs) 221-211-201-208-184 - 1025, $145
Marty Romanick (Kingston) 233-215-188-197-167 - 1000, $110
Craig Smith (Schenectady) 189-225-201-2214-167 - 996, $90
Ryan Sickler (Guilderland) 207-183-189-191-222 - 992, $80
Matt Sherman (Selkirk) 161-225-169-266-169 - 990, $70
Craig Taylor (Schenectady) 154-248-247-202-137 - 988, $65
Rich Strath (Altamont), 171-206-209-211-186 - 983 $60

Other top scorers: Chris Werner 978, R.J. Martinez 976, Kyle Haines 976, Alex Weglarz 974, Ken Stroud 964, Lee Aiezza 961, Pete Linck 949, Craig Schoonmaker 947, Gene Speenburgh 947, Jason Brown 940.

 

Klonowski pitches in on 2010-2011 season

 

Guidarelli

Ted Klonowski Jr.

SCHENECTADY - Klonowski's Bowling and Billiard Supplies has a special offer for NBA members

A 30 percent off sale on the latest equipment, including Ebonite, Storm, Columbia, Hammer, Roto Grip, Brunswick and Track bowling balls and accessories is available to NBA bowlers for the entire 2010-2011 season.

Bowl in just one NBA event and be eligible for a new bowling ball from Klonowski's at 30 percent off. If Ted doesn't have the ball in stock he'll order it for you. Take the ball to your favorite ball driller or have Ted drill the ball for you at his establishment at 1444 State Street in Schenectady.

Klonowski's is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To reach Ted call 370-0310 or check out the web site at www.klonowski's.com..

Ted Klonowski Jr. grew up in Schenectady and was a standout athlete at Mohonasen High School. He began working in the bowling business at Towne Academy for Carl Bufano and later worked at Boulevard Bowl for 12 seasons.

Ted started his own bowling business in 1973 and has been at his current location on State Street since 1986.

Wagoner soars in 2010-2011 opener

 

SCHENECTADY - Steve Wagoner of Broadalbin rolled a 299 in game four to move into contention, and finished with a 233 game to pass Niskayuna's Dan Furman and win the NBA/Lee's Trophies Open Thursday night at Sportsman's Bowl.

A field of 34 participated in the opening event of the 2010-2011 season.

The victory was worth $575 for Wagoner, who also won last year's season-ending NBA Bob Guild Championships in April. Wagoner averaged 244 for his five games, while Furman averaged 240 to finish 22 pins behind Wagoner and earn the runner-up check worth $290.

Clifton Park's Steve Gabriel was third with 1,157 and earned $190. Other cashers were R.J. Martinez of Ballston Spa, Jim Thomas of Binghamton, Tom Newman of Albany, and Gene Speenburgh of Athens.

Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin), 216-246228-299-233 - 1222, $575
Dan Furman (Niskayuna), 265-224-258-247-206 - 1200, $290
Steve Gabriel (Clifton Park), 279-205-213-255-205 - 1157, $190
R.J. Martinez (Ballston Spa), 257-191-207-216-270 - 1141, $140
Jim Thomas (Binghamton), 215-191-261-223-245 - 1135, $115
Tom Newman (Albany), 221-215-192-267-237 - 1132, $90
Gene Speenburgh (Athens), 234-187-224-220-257 - 1122, $70.

Other top scorers: Ed Torres (Kingston), 1115; Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg), 1094; Alex Weglarz (Schaghticoke), 1092; Sonny Dorstek (Schenectady), 1,074; Dustin Paupst (Glenville), 1062.

Jackpot winners; Game one - Steve Gabriel 279, Game two - Ed Torres 276, Game three - Jim Thomas 261, Game four - Steve Wagoner 299, Game five - R.J. Martinez 270.

 

2010-2011 season schedule announced

 

SCHENECTADY - The Western Diner/Northern Bowlers Association’s 2010-2011 schedule has been announced.

Those eager to get a jump on the race for the Cuby Cup will have that opportunity a bit earlier than usual when the season begins with a new Thursday-night event at Sportsman’s Bowl on Aug. 19.

Stop No. 2 will be on Oct. 3 at Town n’ Country Lanes, while this season the NBA will conduct two tournaments in November, an event with finals on Nov. 7 at Spare Time East Greenbush as well as the Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl on Nov. 28.

Sunset Recreation will again host a tournament with finals on Dec. 19, while rounding out the season are events at Redwood Lanes (Jan. 16), Sportsman’s Bowl (Feb. 20), Uncle Sam Lanes (March 13), Spare Time Clifton Park (April 10) and the Bob Guild Memorial Championships at Del Lanes on a Saturday, April 23.

Entry fees and membership dues will remain at $50 and $15, respectively.

Contact Karl Bieber 518-368-5539 for entries or information.

 

Date
Time
Place
Details
Thur., August 19
7 p.m.
Sportsman's Bowl, Sch'dy
Oct. 3, 2010
9:30 a.m.
Town & Country, Guilderland
limited to 72
Nov. 7, 2010
9:30 a.m.
Spare Time, East Greenbush
4 games/finals
Nov. 28, 2010
9:30 a.m.
Boulevard Bowl, Sch'dy
Stockade Open
Dec. 19, 2010
9:30 a.m.
Sunset Recreation, Albany
4 games/finals
Jan. 16, 2011
9:30 a.m.
Redwood Lanes, Colonie
limited to 72
Feb. 20, 2011
9:30 a.m.
Sportsman's Bowl, Sch'dy
March 13, 2011
9:30 a.m.
Uncle Sam Lanes, Troy
April 10, 2011
9:30 a.m.
Spare Time, Clifton Park
Sat., April 23, 2011
9:30 a.m.
Del Lanes, Delmar
Bob Guild Championship

Final official Cuby Cup scores announced

 

Bowler
Score
Drexel, Mike
540
Faragon, Robert
440
Keenan, Dan
435
Mazuryk, Joe
400
Voght, Jeff
390
Wagoner, Steve
380
Frascatore, David
320
Haines, Kyle
305
Young, Jeff
290
Miseno, Nick
285
Speenburgh, Gene
275
Guernsey, Warren
270
Manuli, Nunzi
245
Galusha, Nick
245
DiNuzzo, Bob
240
Sherman, Matt
235
Kavanaugh, Bob
215
Martinez, RJ
210

Bob Guild, Cuby Cup winners determined

 

Guidarelli

NBA tournament director Karl Bieber
hands the championship trophy to
Steve Wagoner at the conclusion of Sunday's
season-ending event at Del Lanes.

Below: Mike Drexel, center, won the Cuby Cup Sunday, symbolic of posting the best overall performance of the 2009-2010 season, while
Bob Faragon, left, was second and
Dan Keenan, right, was third.

Guidarelli

DELMAR - Steve Wagoner of Broadalbin shot a 298 in the final game Sunday to rally past Endicott's Dan Keenan and win the Western Diner/NBA Bob Guild Memorial Championships at Del Lanes.

Wagoner, who came up high on his 12th delivery in the final game, wound up with a five-game total of 1,160 to finish with a six-pin edge over Endicott, the leader throughout the day.

The victory was worth $1,100 for Wagoner, who started slowly with a 179 game but then finished with 217, 233, 233 and 298. Keenan, who won earlier this season at Boulevard Bowl, took the lead with a 276 opener and earned $600 for his runner-up performance.

Duanesburg's Joe Mazuryk was third with a 1,103 total to pick up $420, while Athens' Gene Speenburgh was fourth and Selkirk's Matt Sherman was fifth. Colonie's John Dolny was the final casher in the field of 59, averaging 197 for his 16th-place showing.

Mike Drexel of Delanson was the first non-casher, but managed to hang on to first place in the Cuby Cup standings and won $250.

Bob Faragon of Schenectady was second in the points list and won $150, while Keenan's runner-up effort helped him move past Canajoharie's Jeff Voght and finish third and win $100.

 

Other top finishers:

Mike Drexel 972, Larry Skotarczak 970, Gary Bingham 967, Jeff Keegan 966, Jim Patricelli 962, Dustin Paupst 962, Lee Aiezza 960, John Pulver 956, Rob Danzy 950, Dave Frascatore 946, Jeff Voght 945, Craig Smith 945, Bob Smith 944, Mark Taylor 936.

Jackpots: Game One to Keenan 276, game two to Haines 247, game three to Bob Kavanaugh 249, game four to Mazuryk 268, game five to Wagoner 298.

 

Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin) 179-217-233-233-298 - 1,160, $1,100
Dan Keenan (Endicott) 276-206-247-222-203 - 1,154, $600
Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg) 228-165-232-268-210 -1,103, $420
Gene Speenburgh (Athens) 230-237-152-248-201 - 1,068, $360
Matt Sherman (Selkirk) 186-204-186-223-247 - 1,036, $320
Warren Guernsey (Ballston Lake) 190-237-209-191-207 - 1,034,$280
Nunzi Manuli (Endicott) 204-222-201-146-254 - 1,027, $240
Jim Thomas (Binghamton) 234-211-184-198-190 - 1,017, $210
Dan Furman (Latham) 220-220-187-211-183 - 1,011, $180
Tony Palumbo (Schenectady) 193-203-211-233-170 - 1,010, $150
Kyle Haines (Altamont) 159-247-163-198-243 - 1,010, $150
Dave Bingham (Brainard) 180-202-210-192-215 - 999, $120
Andy Smith (Latham) 181-169-234-225-189 - 998, $110
Russ Hunter (South Bethlehem) 236-171-210-194-181 - 992, $100
Craig Schoonmaker (Glenville) 195-191-193-214-195 - 988, $90
John Dolny (Colonie) 183-166-201-225-203 - 978, $80

Sixteen reasons to bowl this Sunday

 

The prize list has been announced for the NBA Bob Guild Memorial Championships, this Sunday, April 18, at 9:30 a.m. at Del Lanes. Based on 60 entries, the prizes break down like this:

 

Places Payouts
1st
$1,100
2nd
$600
3rd
$410
4th
$340
5th
$280
6th
$250
7th
$225
8th
$200
9th
$180
10th
$160
11th
$140
12th
$120
13th
$110
14th
$100
15th
$90
16th
$80

 

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Cuby Cup Outlook

 

The race for the Cuby Cup is a three-man affair.

With only the NBA Bob Guild Memorial Championships left on the schedule, this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Del Lanes, the race for the Cuby Cup, symbolic of the best overall performance of the 2009-2010 season, is down to a three-man race.

Delanson's Mike Drexel has 530 points to lead the way, his total coming from one victory, two third-place finishes, one seventh-place effort and one 11th-place showing. He has cashed in five of the seven events.

Next up is Bob Faragon of Schenectady, the NBA's only two-time winner this season, with 430 points. The only other person with a shot at claiming the inaugural Cuby Cup Award is Canajoharie's Jeff Voght, who has 380 points.

There are a total of 74 bowlers eligible for the Bob Guild Championships.


 


GUILD Eligibles

 

Acevedo, Iggy
Fazzone, Matt
Patricelli, Jim
Aiezza, Lee
Frascatore, David
Paupst, Dustin
Anderson. Al
Furman, Dan
Pietraniello, Frank
Baker, Jason
Gahan, Ryan
Prince, Floyd
Barkman, Matt
Galusha, Nick
Pulver, Bill
Becker, Jody
Gardner, Ron
Pulver, John
Bingham, David
Guernsey, Warren
Reiniger, Clay Jr.
Bingham, Gary
Haines, Kyle
Schoonmaker, Craig
Bogholtz, Rick
Heaphy, Travis
Sherman, Matt
Bortle, Tom
Henderson, David
Skotarczak, Larry
Brown, Jason
Hunter, Russ
Smith, Andy
Carhart, Ray
James, Mark
Smith, Bob
Cassera, John
Kavanaugh, Bob
Smith, Craig
Coonrad, Darrell
Keegan, Jeff
Speenburgh, Gene
Correra, Gino
Keenan, Dan
Stangle, Eric
Cross, Don
LaJoy, Andrew
Strath, Rich
Danzy, Robert
LeClair, Brian
Stroud, Ken
DeGenero, Mike Jr.
Manuli, Nunzi
Taylor, Craig
DiNuzzo, Bob
Martinez, Bob
Taylor, Mark
Dolny, John
Martinez, RJ
Thomas, Jim
Dorstek, Sonny
Mazuryk, Joe
Voght, Jeff
Dougherty, Pete
Mezzadri, Randy
Wagoner, Steve
Drexel, John
Milette, TR
Weglarz, Alex
Drexel, Mike
Neumann, Mike
Young, Jeff
Faragon, Robert
Palumbo. Tony

 


Official Cuby Cup Standings

 

Mike Drexel 530
Bob Faragon 430
Jeff Voght 380
Dave Frascatore 310
Joe Mazuryk 300
Dan Keenan 285
Nick Miseno Jr. 285
Jeff Young 280
Kyle Haines 255
Nick Galusha 235
Bob DiNuzzo 230
Bob Kavanaugh 205
R.J. Martinez 200
Warren Guernsey 200
Gene Speenburgh 190
Alex Weglarz 180
Nunzi Manuli 180
Steve Wagoner 180
Jason Brown 175
Bill Pulver 170
Sonny Dorstek 170
Matt Sherman 160
Russ Hunter 160

 

Frascatore dominates Clifton Park Open

 

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NBA board member Russ Hunter
presents Dave Frascatore with the
championship trophy after the conclusion
of Sunday's NBA event at
Clifton Park Spare Time.

Below: The Clifton Park Open trophy.

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CLIFTON PARK - Amsterdam's Dave Frascatore, one of the Capital Region's top bowlers of the 1990s, is back.

Frascatore opened with a 258 game and led wire-to-wire Sunday at Clifton Park Spare Time, finishing with a 1,166 five-game total and a 93-pin victory over Colonie's Nick Galusha in the Northern Bowlers Association final regular-season event of the year.

The win was worth $800 for Frascatore, while Galusha, finishing with a 243 finale, jumped from fifth to second to grab the runner-up check worth $400. Frascatore averaged 235 for his five games,while Galusha was second in the 47-man field at a 214 clip.

Frascatore won the first (258) and third-game (247) jackpots, while Binghamtoin's Dan Keenan won the second-game (258) pot, Ron Gardner of Watervliet the fourth-game (270) pot and R.J. Martinez of Ballston Spa the final game (261).
Delanson's Mike Drexel was third, 31 pins behind Galusha and won $235. The final casher was Glenville's Jason Brown, who averaged 202 for his five games.

The NBA concludes its season next Sunday at 9:30 at Del Lanes in Delmar with the Bob Guild Memorial Championships.

 

Prize list:

Dave Frascatore (Amsterdam)258-234-247-226-201 - 1166, $800
Nick Galusha (Colonie) 213-182-225-210-243 - 1073, $400
Mike Drexel (Delanson) 226-217-201-173-225 - 1042, $2235
Ron Gardner (Watervliet) 192-183-193-270-198 - 2036, $170
Jeff Young (Delmar) 214-177-227-214-201 -1033, $130
Sonny Dorstek (Schenectady) 135-246-245-202-201 1029, $110
Dan Keenan (Binghamton) 164-258-215-168-215 - 1020, $90
Kyle Haines (Altamont) 232-221-152-201-213 - 1019, $80
Matt Fazzone (Rotterdam) 202-186-215-225-190 - 1018, $70
Jason Brown (Glenville) 194-246-214-188-166 - 1008, $60

Other top finishers:

Craig Taylor 1002, Matt Sherman 1001, Bob Kavanaugh 1000, RJ Martinez 982,
Ryan Sickler 973, Gino Correra 962, Craig Smith 961, Rich Strath 954, Bob
Smith 950, Joe Mazuryk 950, Dustin Paupst 950, Mark James 944, Clay
Reiniger 940, John Pulver 937, Nunzi Manuli 932.

 

 

Unoffical Cuby Cup standings:

Mike Drexel 530
Bob Faragon 430
Jeff Voght 380
Dave Frascatore 310
Joe Mazuryk 300
Dan Keenan 285
Jeff Young 285
Nick Miseno Jr. 285
Kyle Haines 255
Bob DiNuzzo 230

 

Cuby Cup Update

 

The race to determine the 2009-2010 Cuby Cup winner won't be over until the final NBA event of the season, the April 18th Bob Guild Memorial Championships at Del Lanes in Delmar.

This Sunday morning at 9:30, however, at Clifton Park Spare Time, the NBA will holds its final regular event of the season. Delanson's Mike Drexel, currently the Cuby Cup leader, and Schenectady's Bob Faragon, the runner-up and the NBA's only two-time winner this season, are expected to be in the field.

There are 63 bowlers who have already qualified for the season-ending event by bowling in three events during the 2009-2010 season. There are 33 bowlers who have competed in two events and would need to participate in Sunday's tournament to qualify for the Guild.

 


The following bowlers have competed in two events and need one more tournament to qualify for the NBA Bob Guild Memorial Championships:

Auricchio, Dan
Barkman, Matt
Bingham, David
Brooks, Dale
Cornell, Bill
Correra, Gino
DeMarco, Mike
DiBell, Tom
DiMarco, John
Drexel, John
Frascatore, David
Galli, Ryan
Gillette, Chris
Heald, Eric
Lawyer, Blaise
Macey, Bob
Martinez, Bob
Milette, TR
Miseno, Nick
Neumann, Bill
Pietraniello, Frank
Pulver, John
Rathbun, Mark
Reiniger, Clay Jr.
Roth, Al
Tashjian, Chip
Taylor, Craig
Tinkle, Chris
Unser, Ron
Van Buren, Art
Warner, Tom
Zalud, Scott
Zielonko, Jeff

 

Drexel rolls to victory at Uncle Sam's

 

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Mike Drexel of Delanson awaits the final official
word of his victory Sunday as NBA tournament director Karl Bieber and assistant Ray Evans
go over the final results.

Below: Uncle Sam Lanes proprietor Tom Walsh,
left, hands the winner's trophy to Delanson's
Mike Drexel after the conclusion of Sunday's
Western Diner/NBA Open.

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TROY – Delanson's Mike Drexel fired a first three of 753 Sunday and finished with a five-game total of 1,181 to win the Western Diner/Northern Bowlers Association event at Uncle Sam Lanes.

Drexel's 236 average for his five games put him 86 pins ahead of runner-up Gene Speenburgh of Athens. The victory was worth $800 for Drexel, while Speenburgh, who caught fire after a slow start and finished with a final three of 771, earned $400 for his total of 1,095.

Finishing third in the field of 39 was Canajoharie's Jeff Voght with a 1,074, while jackpot winners were Drexel in the first game (259), Amsterdam's Nick Miseno Jr. in the second game (245), Drexel and Speenburgh in the third game (257), Speenburgh in the fourth game (289) and Mike DeGenero of Schenectady in the fifth game (246).

The Western Diner/NBA Tour moves to Clifton Park on April 11.

Cashers:
Mike Drexel (Delanson), 259-236-257-211-218 - 1,181, $800
Gene Speenburgh (Athens), 162-162-257-289-225 - 1,095, $400
Jeff Voght (Canajoharie), 244-202-200-226-202 - 1,074, $200
Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam), 202-245-215-191-214 - 1,067, $130
John DiMarco (Gloversville), 230-267-158-200-209 - 1,064, $90
Kyle Haines (Altamont), 224-175-209-210-242 - 1,060, $70
Russ Hunter (South Bethlehem), 191-202-207-215-219 - 1,034, $60
Jody Becker (Rotterdam), 169-179-246-202-231 - 1,027, $55

Other top shooters:
Pete Dougherty 1,018, John Dolny 1,011, Bob DiNuzzo 1,007, Warren Guernsey 998, Craig Schoonmaker 981, Dave Frascatore 979, Rob Danzy 978, Mike DeGenero Jr. 977, Patrick Muller 976, Clay Reiniger 976, Matt Barkman 973, Ron Gardner 973.

Unofficial Cuby Cup point standings:

 

Bowler Current Total
Mike Drexel
430
Bob Faragon
420
Jeff Voght
370
Joe Mazuryk
290
Nick Miseno Jr.
285
Bob DiNuzzo
230
Dan Keenan
220
Jeff Young
205
Warren Guernsey
200
Kyle Haines
195
Bob Kavanaugh
195

 

Is two a streak? Faragon triumphs again

 

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Schenectady's Bob Faragon, center,
holds the winner's trophy presented him
by Tony Loupessis of the Western Diner, left,
and Tony Hazapis of Hippo's at the conclusion
of Sunday's Western Diner/NBA event at Sportsman's Bowl.

SCHENECTADY – Bob Faragon of Schenectady captured his second Western Diner/Northern Bowlers Association title of the season and his second in a row Sunday with a 34-pin victory over runner-up Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg at Sportsman's Bowl.

Faragon averaged 229 for his five games to walk away with the $900 top prize. There were 60 entries.

Faragon had been the early leader with a 278 finale, but needed a 256 finale to move past Amsterdam's Dave Frascatore, Altamont's Kyle Haines and Glenville's Dustin Paupst into first place.

Mazuryk, who finished with a 258 finale, jumped from eighth to second place with his big game to earn the runner-up money of $450. Faragon's earlier NBA victory came in January when he won at Redwood Lanes in Colonie.

Mazuryk averaged 222 for his five games, while Frascatore was just 13 pins behind him in third place and won $270.

The next Western Diner/NBA event will be held March 14 in Troy at Uncle Sam Lanes.

 

Bob Faragon (Schenectady), 278-218-175-218-256 - 1145, $900
Joe Mazuryk (Duanesburg), 202-246-212-193-258 - 1111, $450
Dave Frascatore (Amsterdam), 259-224-215-216-184 - 1098, $270
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin), 229-207-234-210-206 - 1086, $200
Dustin Paupst (Glenville), 232-186-223-254-182 - 1077, $160
Kyle Haines (Altamont), 226-231-228-215-175 - 1075, $130
Mike Drexel (Delanson), 223-205-185-223-223 - 1059, $110
Bob DiNuzzo (Latham), 212-174-280-189-258 - 1050, $90
Mike Neumann (East Greenbush), 188-220-192-189-258 - 1047, $85
Mark Taylor (Schenectady), 207-186-214-240-198 - 1045, $80
Rick Mochrie Jr. (Clifton Park), 170-226-255-181-212 - 1044, $72.50
Matt Sherman (Selkirk), 199-204-211-209-221 - 1044, $72.50

Other top scorers

Ken Stroud 1039, Ryan Galli 1033, Nunzi Manuli 1017, Gary Bingham 1016,
Jeff Voght 1010, Rick Bogholtz 1008, Tony Palumbo 1005, Gene Speenburgh
1003, John Drexel 1002, Lee Aiezza 1001.

 

Unofficial Cuby Cup standings:

 

Bowler Current Total
Bob Faragon
420
Joe Mazuryk
290
Jeff Voght
270
Mike Drexel
230
Dan Keenan
220
Bob DiNuzzo
220
Jeff Young
205
Nick Miseno Jr.
200
Bob Kavanaugh
195
R.J. Martinez
190
Warren Guernsey
185


Sportsman's Bowl Open this Sunday

 

SCHENECTADY – The Western Diner/NBA moves to Sportsman's Bowl, 1652 Crane Street, this Sunday morning at 9:30 for the Sportsman's Bowl Open.


Anyone wishing to reserve a spot in the field should contact Karl Bieber at (518) 368-5539. First place will be worth $1,000 based on 70 entries.

 

The NBA has two new sponsors to help boost the prize money for this year's event: the Waters Edge Lighthouse Restaurant right on the banks of the Mohawk River in Glenville, and the Web site, ForPeopleWhoThink.com. Check them out.

 

Also sponsoring Sunday's event are The Western Diner, the Daily Gazette, Mohawk Honda, Uncle Paul's Pizza, and Lee's Trophies.


Faragon brings the heat

 

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Redwood Lanes owner Ralph Deso presents the winner's placque to Bob Faragon of Schenectady at the conclusion of Sunday's Western Diner/NBA Joe Donato Classic at Redwood Lanes in Colonie.

Below: Runner-up Bob DiNuzzo talks to Gazette sportswriter Bob Weiner about his 300 game Sunday at the Western Diner/NBA Joe Donato Classic at Redwood Lanes in Colonie.

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COLONIE - Bob Faragon of Schenectady averaged over 236 for five games Sunday and finished with a 1,183 total to hold off Bob DiNuzzo of Latham by eight pins in the Western Diner/NBA Joe Donato Classic at Redwood Lanes.

The victory was the first of the season for Faragon, who also won a title during the 2008-2009 campaign and now has 26 NBA crowns in his career. Faragon was either in first or second place throughout the day, and by the end of game four had built an 80-pin lead on the field. He struggled the last game with a 164, but it was enough to hold off DiNuzzo, who shot 804 for this last three games, including a 300 in game three, the 15th of his career.

The victory was worth $900 for Faragon, while DiNuzzo picked up $450 for his runner-up performance. Finishing well back in third place in the field of 61 was Schoharie's Dale Brooks with a 1,098, while Selkirk's Matt Sherman was next with a 1,086. Jackpot winners were Justin Paupst (256) in game one, Jody Becker (280) in game two, DiNuzzo (300) in game three, Brooks (274) in game four and Eric Stangle (265) in game five.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 256-227-268-268-164 - 1183, $900
Bob DiNuzzo (Latham) 191-180-300-268-236 - 1175, $450
Dale Brooks (Schoharie) 244-209-175-274-196 - 1098, $270
Matt Sherman (Selkirk) 205-252-183-200-246 - 1086, $190
Nunzi Manuli (Colonie) 233-244-193-219-190 - 1079, $150
Warren Guernsey (Latham) 195-212-245-186-238 - 1076, $130
Floyd Prince (Latham) 254-166-268-182-203 - 1073, $100
Jody Becker (Rotterdam) 167-280-217-189-220 - 1073, $100
Russ Hunter (South Bethlehem) 214-254-179-205-218- 1070, $85
Bob Kavanaugh (Clifton Park) 205-212-214-257-181 - 1069, $80
T.R. Milette (Latham) 190-188-240-204-246 - 1068, $75
Joe Mazuryk (Delanson) 179-213-224-245-205 - 1066, $70

 

Other scorers: Dan Furman 1060, Dustin Paupst 1055, John Alix 1049, Eric
Stangle 1046, Gene Speenburgh 1044, Jason Brown 1040, Gary Bingham 1040,
Jason Baker 1038, Brad Lawyer 1037, Rich Strath 1034.

 

Cuby Cup Update

 

Unofficial Cuby Cup standings through four events:

 

Bowler Current Total
Voght, Jeff
260
Keenan, Dan
220
Young, Jeff
205
Miseno, Nick Jr.
200
Faragon, Bob
220
Martinez, R.J.
180
Kavanaugh, Bob
180
Guernsey, Warren
175
Pulver, Bill
170
Weglerz, Alex
170
Drexel, Mike
165
Manuli, Nunzi
160
DiNuzzo, Bob
160
Mazuryk, Joe
135
LeClair, Brian
125
LaJoy, Andrew
110
Strath, Rich
105
Aiezza, Lee
105
Brown, Jason
105
Sherman, Matt
105
Brooks, Dale
100

 

Western Diner/NBA moves to Redwood Lanes for Joe Donato Classic Jan. 17

 

Joe Donato also had a pretty good year in 1958, winning the Schenectady Match Game Championships as this advertisement for the 1959 event in The Bowler Magazine indicates.

SCHENECTADY - Fifty years ago, bowling in the Capital Region was in its heyday, and nobody was a bigger name than Schenectady’s Joe Donato.

On Sunday, Jan. 17 at Redwood Lanes in Colonie, the Western Diner/ Northern Bowlers Association will honor Donato with the Joe Donato Classic, stop No. 4 on the NBA’s 2009-2010 schedule.

Donato, the former owner and proprietor of Schenectady’s Sportsman’s Bowl who passed away in 2004, had a particularly outstanding stretch in 1960, bowling a 300 game on TV Tournament Time and then a few weeks later throwing two 300 games in the 1960 PBA Empire State Open at Schade’s Academy in Albany.

The Western Diner/NBA Joe Donato Classic will begin at 9:30 a.m., and consist of a five-game sweeper. First place will be worth $950 based on 72 entries. Those wishing to reserve a spot should contact Karl Bieber at 368-5539.

Jeff Voght of Canajoharie is leading the Cuby Cup standings with 250 points, while Binghamton’s Dan Keenan is second at 220 and Amsterdam’s Nick Miseno Jr. is third with 200 points. Those are the three winners so far on the 2009-2010 tour, while the top point-getter among non-winners is Delmar’s Jeff Young with 195 points.


Cuby Cup standings


Bowler Oct. 18 Nov. 29 Dec. 20 Current Total
Voght, Jeff
200
10
40
250
Keenan, Dan
10
200
10
220
Miseno, Nick
-
-
200
200
Young, Jeff
10
100
85
195
Martinez, RJ
10
10
150
170
Pulver, Bill
150
10
10
170
Weglarz, Alex
10
150
10
170
Drexel, Mike
100
45
10
155
Kavanaugh, Bob
75
50
10
135
LeClair, Brian
45
10
70
125
Guernsey, Warren
10
-
100
110
LaJoy, Andrew
10
55
45
110
Mazuryk, Joe
35
10
55
100
Aiezza, Lee
-
85
10
95
Brown, Jason
10
10
75
95
Strath, Rich
10
75
10
95
Colby, Mike
85
-
-
85
Manuli, Nunzi
10
65
10

85

Cross, Don
70
10
-
80
Schoonmaker, Craig
10
10
60
80
Wagoner, Steve
-
10
65
75
Baker, Jason
10
60
-
70
Bogholtz, Rick
-
70
-
70
Dorstek, Sonny
50
10
10
70
Furman, Dan
10
10
50
70
Smith, Andy
60
-
10
70
Thomas, Jim
10
10
50
70

Nick Miseno Jr. rolls to victory

 

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Nick Miseno Jr., left, of Amsterdam poses for the camera with Sunset Lanes proprietor George Hoffman after Miseno won the Western Diner/NBA Riverfront Insurance Agency Open. The victory was worth $950 for Miseno, who defeated R.J. Martinez of Ballston Spa in the championship match, 208-194.

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Albany - Nick Miseno Jr. of Amsterdam defeated Ballston Spa's R.J. Martinez, 208-194, to win the Western Diner/NBA Riverfront Insurance Agency Open at Sunset Lanes Sunday.

The win was the 15th NBA title of Miseno's career and was worth $950. The runner-up effort earned Martinez $500, and he also won $75 for being the top qualifier.

The top four shooters from Sunday's four-game qualifier earned a spot in the Eliminator finals. Delmar's Jeff Young was low man in game one of the finals, while Saratoga's Warren Guernsey was eliminated in game two. Martinez, looking for his first NBA title, needed a strike on his first ball in the tenth frame to defeat Miseno, but a stingy four-pin refused to fall, putting Miseno in the winner's circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finals:
Game one: Miseno 262, Martinez 207, Guernsey 194, Young 169. Young wins $225.
Game two: Martinez 222, Miseno 180, Guernsey 169. Guernsey wins $325.
Championship match: Miseno def. Martinez, 208-194. Miseno wins $950. Martinez wins $500.

Qualifying:
RJ Martinez (Ballston Spa), 190-247-232-232 - 901
Nick Miseno Jr. (Amsterdam), 226-222-248-196 - 892
Jeff Young (Delmar), 186-177-276-244 - 883
Warren Guernsey (Saratoga Springs), 238-166-199-232 - 835

Other cashers:
Jason Brown (Glenville), 197-239-190-197 - 823, $160
Brian LeClair (Athens), 215-187-221-199 - 822, $130
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin),203-221-205-185 - 814, $115
Craig Schoonmaker (Glenville), 210-259-188-153 - 810, $100
Joe Mazuryk (Delanson), 200-185-175-248 - 808, $90
Dan Furman (Latham), 161-236-233-173 - 803, $77.50
Jim Thomas (Binghamton), 226-180-195-202 - 803, $77.50
Andrew Lajoy (Schaghticoke), 194-221-178-207 - 800, $70
Jeff Voght (Canajoharie), 220-156-246-177 - 799, $65
Kyle Haines (Altamont), 198-201-220-179 - 798, $798

Other top scorers:
Lee Aiezza, 797, John Dolny 797, Bob Kavanaugh 787, Alan Anderson Jr. 786,
Chip Tashjian 782, Ron Unser 778, Larry Skotarczak 770, Ryan Galli 770.

 

 

WesternDiner/NBA moves to Sunset for Riverfront Insurance Agency Open

 

As the Western Diner/Northern Bowlers Association Tour heads into Sunset Recreation at 1160 Central Avenue in Albany for its Dec. 20 event, the Riverfront Insurance Agency Open, we are making a concerted effort to keep the scoring conditions relatively challenging. We are determined to ensure the NBA events don’t turn into “shootouts.”

Sunset Rec proprietor George Hoffman has assured us he will do his best to present a condition that will reflect our desire to keep the scores reasonable.

Bowling begins at 9:30 a.m. Bowlers will bowl two games in each side of the house, two games in front and two games in back. The top qualifier will earn an additional $75. The top four scorers will qualify for an eliminator final, a format that calls for all four bowlers to bowl a game with the low man being eliminated until a winner is determined.

First place will be worth $1,000 based on 70 entries. The field will be limited, so reservations are urged. Call Karl Bieber at 368-5539.

 

Cuby Cup standings

 

Bowler Current Total
Keenan, Dan
210
Voght, Jeff
210
Pulver, Bill
160
Weglarz, Alex
160
Drexel, Mike
145
Kavanaugh, Bob
125
Young, Jeff
110
Aiezza, Lee
85
Colby, Mike
85
Strath, Rich
85
Cross, Don
80
Manuli, Nunzi
75
Baker, Jason
70
Bogholtz, Rick
70
LaJoy, Andrew
65
Romanick, Martin
65
Dorstek, Sonny
60
Smith, Andy
60
Galusha, Nick
55
LeClair, Brian
55
Taylor, Craig
50
Mazuryk, Joe
45
James, Mark
40
Neumann, Bill
40
Paupst, Dustin
35


Dan Keenan bowls 300 to win

 

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Binghamton's Dan Keenan, left, is presented the
winner's trophy by Bill Buell after winning
Sunday's Western Diner/NBA Stockade Open
at Boulevard Bowl.

SCHENECTADY - Dan Keenan opened his five-game series with a 300 and finished with a 1,232 Sunday, holding off Schaghticoke lefthander Alex Weglarz by just four pins in the Western Diner/NBA Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl.

The victory was worth $1,000 for Keenan, a 27-year-old from Binghamton. Weglarz earned $520 for finishing second in the field of 73 bowlers. Keenan averaged more than 246 for his five games.

Finishing in third place just three pins behind Weglarz was Jeff Young of Delmar, who earned $320.

Jackpot winners were Keenan (300), Weglarz (279), Weglarz (277), Young (279) and Bob Kavanaugh of Clifton Park (279).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Keenan (Binghamton), 300-205-258-202-267 - 1,232, $1,000
Alex Weglarz (Schaghitcoke), 159-279-277-245-268 - 1,228, $520
Jeff Young (Delmar), 227-236-268-299-195 - 1,225, $320
Lee Aiezza (Cohoes), 276-256-225-211-221 - 1,189, $210
Rick Strath (Altamont), 215-263-215-259-236 - 1,187, $170
Rick Bogholtz (Nassau), 205-276-245-235-210 1,171, $150
Nunzi Manuli (Delmar), 209-258-219-237-235 - 1,158, $125
Jason Baker (Sharon Springs), 257-232-224-220-223 - 1,156, $110
Andrew LaJoy (Cohoes), 214-225-242-236-236 - 1,153, $95
Bob Kavanaugh (Clifton Park), 205-221-235-206-279 - 1,146, $80
Mike Drexel (Delanson), 247-249-225-193-229 - 1,143, $75
Craig Taylor (Rotterdam), 256-215-214-194-258 - 1,137, $70
Dustin Paupst (Glenville), 244-183-243-219-247 - 1,136, $65
Bill Neumann (East Greenbush), 171-211-252-255-246 - 1,135, $60


Other top finishers


Mike Neumann (East Greenbush) 1,129

Bob Faragon (Schenectady) 1,126
Darrell Coonrad (Clifton Park) 1,125

Dan Furman (Latham) 1,123, Bob
DiNuzzo (Mechanicville) 1,114

Will Eastman (Oneonta) 1,104

Jeff Zielonko (Troy) 1,102

Eric Stangle (Ballston Spa), 1,101

Al Roth (Clifton Park) 1,100

 

Jeff Voght takes top money

 

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Bill Buell, right, presents to Jeff Voght the
first place trophy of the Northern Bowlers Association’s Western Diner Open.

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Guilderland – Jeff Voght shot a 757 for his final three games Sunday afternoon to overcome a slow start and win the Northern Bowlers Association’s Western Diner Open at Town n’ Country Lanes.

 

Voght averaged just over 222 for his five games, and finished with a six-pin edge over Bill Pulver of Colonie. The victory was worth $950 for Voght, and was the first NBA title of his career.

 

Pulver, the only bowler in the field of 67 to throw all five games over 200, earned $475 for his runner-up performance. His 1106 total put him 24 pins ahead of third-place finisher Mike Drexel of Delanson.

 

The event was the first of the season for the NBA, and was sponsored by Western Diner and the Albany Bowling News.

Jackpot winners: Game 1, Mark James, 256; Game 2, Marty Romanick, 264; Game 3, Jeff Voght, 234; Game 4, Jeff Voght, 257; Game 5, Mike Colby, 269.
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Bowler
Game Scores
Total
Winnings
Jeff Voght, Canajoharie
184-171-234-257-266
1,112
$950
Bill Pulver, Colonie
206-232-222-221-225
1,106
$475
Mike Drexel, Delanson
222-213-215-253-179
1,082
$280
Mike Colby, Northamptom, MA.
227-206-207-169-269
1,078
$205
Bob Kavanaugh, Clifton Park
244-203-205-189-231
1,072

$140

Don Cross, Schenectady
183-231-215-227-194
1,050
$125
Marty Romanick, Hyde Park
199-264-154-245-185
1,047
$105
Andy Smith, Latham
204-239-162-247-195
1,047
$105
Nick Galusha, Schenectady
167-244-211-212-209
1,043
$90
Sonny Dorstek, Schenectady
248-223-170-156-16
1,042
$75
Brian LeClair, Athens
248-223-170-156-16
1,036
$70
Mark James, Albany
248-223-170-156-16
1,025
$65
Joe Mazuryk, Duanesburg
248-223-170-156-16
1,018
$60
 
Other Scores
Warren Guernsey
1,009
Jeff Young
1,008
Bob Martinez
1,004
 
Steve Horton
992
Alex Weglarz
982
Bill Neumann
981
Larry Skotarczak
976

Season opener this Sunday

 

Schenectady - The Western Diner/Northern Bowlers Association 2009-2010 season opens with the Western Diner/NBA Open this Sunday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at Town n’ Country Lanes in Guilderland.

 

The field is limited to 72 bowlers and tournament director Karl Bieber had already collected nearly 30 reservations as of Tuesday morning.


To save a spot call Bieber at 368-5539; and don’t forget, tournaments start at 9:30 a.m. this season, not 10.

Western Diner again on board
for 2009-2010 season

 

Schenectady - The Northern Bowlers Association’s 2009-2010 season promises to be its best ever.

Guidarelli

NBA Tournament director Karl Bieber and
Western Diner owner Tony Loupessis
talk about plans for the 2009-2010 season

With the continued support of its major sponsor for a second consecutive season – The Western Diner in Guilderland – the NBA will experience both an expanded schedule and a bigger prize fund than it did during the 2008-2009 campaign.

Also returning to lend their financial support are the Daily Gazette, Mohawk Honda and Mike’s Restaurant, along with a number of other smaller sponsors, while a new major sponsor is the Riverfront Insuring Group.

The season kicks off once again at Town n’ Country Lanes in Guilderland with the Western Diner Open on Oct. 18, while November means another stop at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady and the Stockade Open on Nov. 29.

On Dec. 20, the NBA will visit Sunset Recreation in Colonie for the Riverfront Insuring Group Open, and on Feb. 14 the action will be back in Schenectady for the Sportsman’s Bowl Open.

Rounding out the regular season are events at Redwood Lanes in Colonie on Jan. 17, Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy on March 14 and Spare Time-Clifton Park on April 11. The Bob Guild Memorial Championships will be held the following Sunday, April 18 at Del Lanes in Delmar.

Cuby Cup announced

 

Schenectady - Who is Cuby Fiorillo? If you don’t know, you’re not a bowler.

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Cuby Fiorillo — bowling champion and one of the founders of the Northern Bowlers Association

He has many claims to fame in almost 70 years of bowling, beginning with an SBA City Tournament singles title way back in 1941 at Scotia Lanes, now Rolling Greens. Twenty years later at Burnt Hills Lanes he shot the first 300 game in the history of the SBA City Tournament. The accomplishments don’t stop there, but above all of his many achievements on the lanes and as a ball driller, there is another aspect of Fiorillo that outshines everything else — his personality. The man has demonstrated splendid behavior at all times and under all circumstances, and for that reason — oh yeah, it was also Cuby and Frank DePalma and a few others who started the Northern Bowlers Association back in 1977 — Fiorillo will be honored by the NBA this 2009-2010 season.

The Cuby Cup will be awarded to the top NBA member in 2009-2010, based on their performance through the seven regular-season events and the season-concluding Bob Guild Memorial Championships.

The top point-getter will win the Cuby Cup (presented by Lee’s Trophies) and earn $250, the runner-up $150, and the third-place finisher $100. Points will be awarded to bowlers in each event, the winner of a tournament collecting 200 points, the runner-up 150 and third place finisher 100. Fourth place will earn 85 points, fifth place 75 points, and the total will then decrease in increments of five for as many cashers as there are in an event. By just competing in an event, a bowler will earn 10 points.

 

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Furman wins Guild title

 

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Champion Dan Furman, left, and runner-up Ron Gardner check the scores after Sunday's Western Diner/NBA Bob Guild Memorial Championships at Del
Lanes in Delmar. Furman won the top prize of $1,150 with a one-pin victory (1,073-1,072) over Gardner, who settled for the runner-up check of $600.

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NBA board member Russ Hunter presents the Western Diner/NBA Bob Guild Memorial Championship trophy to Dan Furman of Latham Sunday at Del Lanes. It was the second NBA title of Furman's career.

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Amsterdam native and Latham resident Dan Furman answers questions from the press after winning the Western Diner/NBA Bob Guild Memorial Championships Sunday at Del Lanes in Delmar.

Delmar – Dan Furman, Amsterdam native and resident of Glenville, averaged just over 214 for five games Sunday afternoon to win the Western Diner/Northern Bowlers Association Bob Guild Memorial Championship at Del Lanes.

The victory was worth $1,150 for Furman, who edged Watervliet’s Ron Gardner by just one pin, 1.073-1,072. The runner-up check was worth $600. A field of 61 bowlers participated in the season-ending NBA event, with 15 bowlers sharing in the over $4,000 in prize money.

Furman opened up with games of 203 and 190 before winning the third-game jackpot with a 279 to take over first place. Gardner’s 244 fourth game gave him an 885 total with one game to go and put him 15 pins ahead of Duanesburg’s Joe Mazuryk and 20 pins ahead of Furman.

Furman, who shot a 193 in game four, finished with a 208 and Gardner fired 187 to put Furman back up by a pin and give him the title. Lefthander Jason Baker of Sharon Springs was third with a 1,056 and earned $430. Mazuryk was next with 1,045 to claim fourth place and $350.

Jackpots went to Travis Winglosky (238), Baker (278), Furman (279), Clay Reiniger Jr. (256) and Lee Aiezza (235).

R.J. Martinez of Ballston Spa averaged just over 195 to finish 15th and claim the low cash figure with 977.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowler
Game Scores
Total
Winnings
Dan Furman, Latham
203-190-279-193-208
1,073
$1,150
Ron Gardner, Watervliet
207-192-242-244-187
1,072
$600
Jason Baker, Sharon Springs
221-278-172-182-203
1,056
$430
Joe Mazuryk, Duanesburg
201-221-256-192-175
1,045
$350
Russ Hunter, South Bethlehem
221-236-228-182-187
1,044

$275

John Walther III, Clifton Park
212-213-190-195-230
1,040
$250
Rick Mochrie Jr., Clifton Park
150-238-198-223-206
1,015
$230
Bob DiNuzzo, Latham
215-156-208-234-198
1,011
$210
Lee Aiezza, Albany
195-181-171-222-235
1,004
$170
Matt Sherman, Selkirk
202-224-202-179-197
1,004
$170
Jeff Young, Delmar
223-210-202-180-185
1,000
$140
Jeff Voght, Canajoharie
206-212-188-204-187
997
$130
Sonny Dorstek, Schenectady
188-178-202-216-201
985
$120
Gary Bingham, Brainard
234-194-184-179-187
978
$110
R.J. Martinez, Ballston Spa
189-182-198-174-234
977
$100
       
Other Top Finishers
     
Warren Guernsey
970
Clay Reiniger Jr.
968
Eric Stangle
962
Jim Thomas
952
Jim Patricelli
951
Bob Faragon  
947
 
Randy Koehler  
944
 
Nunzi Manuli  
935
 

Bob Guild Championship coming

 

Delmar - The Western Diner/Northern Bowlers Association's final event of the 2008-2009 season, the 2009 Bob Guild Memorial Championship, will be held Sunday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at Del Lanes.

First place will be worth $1,100 based on 60 entries.

Dustin Paupst of Glenville is the defending champion.

Eligible bowlers:

 

Aiezza, Lee Gahan, Ryan Reiniger, Clay
Alix, John Galusha, Nick Roth, Al
Anderson, Alan Jr. Gardner, Ron Rowe, Bob
Auricchio, Dan Guernsey, Warren Rowe, Dan
Baker, Jason Haines, Kyle Schoonmaker, Craig
Barkman, Matt Horton, Steve Sherman, Matt
Becker, Jody Hunter, Russ Skotarczak, Larry
Berdar, Bob James, Mark Slater, Chuck
Bingham, David Kavanaugh, Bob Smith, Andy
Bingham, Gary Keegan, Jeff Smith, Craig
Bogholtz, Rick Koehler, Randy Stangle, Eric
Brown, Jason Lawyer, Brad Strath, Rich
Cassera, John Linck, Pete Stroud, Ken
Corcuera, Tom Macey, Bob Tashjian, Chip
Cotch, Erik Manuli, Nunzi Taylor, Craig
Czyzewski, Ed Martinez, RJ Taylor, Mark
Danzy, Robert Mazuryk, Joe Thomas, Jim
DeMarco, Mike McGaffin, Ed Tinkle, Chris
Diamond, Jamie Mezzadri, Randy Trippoda, Joshua
Diamond, Jay Miseno, Nick Unser, Ron
DiNuzzo, Bob Mochrie, Rick Jr. Voght, Jeff
Dorstek, Sonny Negus, Kris Wagoner, Steve
Dougherty, Pete Neumann, Mike Walker, Mike
Douglas, Chuck Palumbo. Tony Walther, John III
Douglas, Les Pancake, John White, Dan
Drexel, Mike Patricelli, Jim Wingloski, Travis
Eastman, Will Paul, Isaac Young, Jeff
Faragon, Robert Paupst, Dustin Zautner, Nick
Furman, Dan Rathbun, Mark Zielonko, Jeff

 

 

91-pin win for Mark Taylor

 

Troy – Right-hander Mark Taylor of Rotterdam averaged just over 222 to finish with a five-game total of 1,114 and a 91-pin victory in Sunday's Northern Bowlers Association event at Uncle Sam Lanes.

The victory was worth $700 for Taylor, who survived a 166 in game two and had a 35-pin lead over Watervliet's Ron Gardner heading into the final game. Taylor's 234 finale gave him a big cushion over Gardner, who finished with a 178 but hung on for second place with a 1,023.

Gardner, who averaged just under 205, earned $350 for his runner-up showing.

John Walther III of Clifton Park finished third and was the only other bowler in the field of 35 to finish with at least a 200 average. His 1,009 total earned him $200.

Left-hander Jason Baker of Sharon Springs, who led after game one with a 248, was the final casher, finishing with a 957 five-game total.

 

Bowler
Game Scores
Total
Winnings
Mark Taylor, Rotterdam
233-166-244-237-234
1,114
$700
Ron Gardner, Watervliet
143-232-202-268-178
1,023
$350
John Walther III, Clifton Park
201-223-160-227-198
1,009
$200
Mike Drexel, Delanson
184-228-190-158-238
998
$135
Bob DiNuzzo, Latham
225-181-212-188-179
985

$100

Craig Smith, Schenectady
175-177-235-192-197
976
$80
Jason Baker, Sharon Springs
248-223-170-156-160
956
$60
 
Other Scores
Randy Mezzadri
943
Vince Ciccharelli
942
Brad Lawyer
939
 
Warren Guernsey
934
Rick Bogholtz
921
Jeff Keegan
921
Jeff Voght
918
Bob Danzy
913
Matt Swiatocha
 
908
 
Clay Reiniger
905

 

Joe Mazuryk tops field of 76

 

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Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg talks to Troy Record bowling columnist Mike Dyer, left, and Bob Weiner
of the Daily Gazette after winning Sunday's
Western Diner/NBA event at Sportsman's Bowl
in Schenectady.

Schenectady – Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg averaged 239 for five games Sunday to win the Western Diner/Northern Bowlers Association Sportsman’s Bowl Open.

Mazuryk, who opened with a 279 single and led wire-to-wire, earned $1,050 for the victory. He finished with a six-pin edge over Delanson’s Mike Drexel, who earned $525 for his five-game total of 1,193.

Schenectady’s Nick Galusha was third with 1,132, worth $300, while rounding out the top five were Colonie’s Nunzi Manuli, 1,129, $210, and Averill Park’s Clay Reiniger, 1,121, $160.

A field of 76 bowlers participated in the tournament. Andy Smith fired a 300 game for the tournament’s top effort.

The NBA’s next event will be held at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy on March 15.

 

 

Bowler
Score
Winnings
Joe Mazuryk, Duanesburg
1,199
$1,050
Mike Drexel, Delanson
1,193
$525
Nick Galusha, Schenectady
1,132
$300
Nunzi Manuli, Colonie
1,129
$210
Clay Reiniger, Averill Park
1,121

$160

Joseph Aliberti, Saratoga Springs
1,116
$130
Dan Rowe, Wynantskill
1,110
$120
Russ Hunter, South Bethlehem
1,107
$110
Nick Zautner, Delmar
1,102
$95
Dave Bingham, Brainard
1,102
$95
Jeff Vogt, Canajoharie
1,097
$80
Ryan Gahan, Schenectady
1,094
$70
Sonny Dorstek, Schenectady
1,086
$65
Les Douglas, Waterford
1,084
$60
Ron Gardner, Troy
1,080
$55
 
Other Top Finishers
Ron Unser
1,072
Rick Mochrie Jr.
1,069
Jeff Young
1,061
Jeff Young
1,061
Brad Lawyer
1,059
Peter Dougherty
1,057
Steve Horton
1,056
Lee Aiezza
1,052
Rich Strath
1,048
Craig Smith
1,047

 

Lee's Trophies on board for NBA Open

 

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Ric Guidarelli handles a phone order at Lee's Trophies on Crane Street in Schenectady. A supporter of the Northern Bowlers Association for four years now, Lee's is a great place to go for shirts and trophies.

Lee's Trophies & Awards, at 1650 Crane Street in Schenectady, is open 10 to 5, Monday through Friday, and by appointment. (518) 355-1117

Schenectady – The Western Diner/Northern Bowlers Association Open resumes Sunday at 10 a.m. at Sportsman's Bowl in Schenectady.

Jeff Young of Delmar won the $800 top prize last year, holding on for his first NBA title. Lefthanders Bob Smith of Saratoga Springs and Gary Bingham of Brainard finished tied for second and each won $380.

This year's winner, based on 60 entries, will earn $1,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Wagoner tops Rotterdam Open

 

Rotterdam – Steve Wagoner of Broadalbin fired a 299 single and a five-game total of 1,129 Sunday to win the Western Diner/NBA Rotterdam Open at Towne Bowling Academy.

A stingy seven pin on his final ball in the second game deprived Wagoner of a 300, but the 299 gave him an 83-pin advantage over Duanesburg’s Joe Mazuryk. Wagoner, who won $930, added games of 178, 235 and 193 to finish with a 45-pin edge over Clifton Park’s John Walther III. Wagoner averaged 226 for his five games, while Walther’s 1,084 put him at a 217 clip for his five games. The runner-up finish was worth $465.

Bob Faragon of Schenectady was third in the field of 53 with a 1,059 and earned $240.

Delmar’s Jeff Young was fourth with a 1,046, while Averill Park’s Clay Reininger and Ballston Spa’s Eric Stangle were tied for fifth with 1,037. Young’s 257 was the second high game of the tournament.

Dave Bingham of Brainard and Jim Patricelli of Troy tied for the 10th and final cashing spot with a 1,004.

The Western Diner/NBA tour moves to Schenectady’s Sportsman’s Bowl on Feb. 8.


Bowler
Game Scores
Total
Winnings
Steve Wagoner, Broadalbin
224, 299, 178, 235, 193
1,129
$930
John Walther III, Clifton Park
216, 166, 234, 255, 213
1,084
$465
Bob Faragon, Schenectady
218, 191, 214, 246, 190
1,059
$240
Jeff Young, Delmar
231, 190, 203, 255, 167
1,046
$170
Clay Reininger, Averill Park
225, 190, 198, 210, 214
1,037

$115

Eric Stangle, Ballston Spa
222, 198, 218, 213, 186
1,037
$115
Mike Neumann, Latham
185, 181, 197, 245, 225
1,033
$85
Joe Mazuryk, Duanesburg
249, 191, 221, 199, 157
1,048
$65
Russ Hunter, South Bethlehem
212, 213, 153, 236, 192
1,006
$65
Dave Bingham, Brainard
151, 247, 207, 211, 188
1,004
$55
Jim Patricelli, Troy
185, 199, 181, 219, 220
1,004
$55
 
   
Other Scores
Tony Palumbo, Schenectady
991
Dan Auricchio, Amsterdam
984
Lee Aiezza, Albany
984
Mike Drexel, Delanson
975
Nunzi Manuli, Colonie
974
Josh Troppoda, Gloversville
971

 

Spotlight on Nolan's Pro Shop

 

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Bill Nolan, of Bill Nolan's Pro Shop at Towne Bowling Academy, Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam, unpacks a new ball at his shop recently. Nolan's Pro Shop is open Tue.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., and Sat., 2-5 p.m.
Bill Nolan's Pro Shop: 357-0387

Rotterdam – The Western Diner/NBA Rotterdam Open, slated to take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Towne Bowling Academy on Altamont Avenue, will be limited to 80 bowlers.

As Towne Academy readies for the tourney, the NBA takes special notice of Bill Nolan, proprietor of Bill Nolan's Pro Shop, and the resident expert on high performance bowling equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Stangle wins by 4 pins

 

CATSKILL – Eric Stangle of Ballston Spa averaged just over 230 for five games Sunday to win the Western Diner/Northern Bowlers Association Holiday Open at HoeBowl Catskill Lanes.

Stangle, who won an NBA title last season at Hometown Lanes in Waterford, rolled a five-game total of 1,154 to finish with a four-pin advantage over Troy lefthander Jim Patricelli. The victory was worth $890 for Stangle, while Patricelli’s runner-up prize was $445.

Will Eastman of Oneonta was third with an 1,116, worth $230, and Duanesburg’s Joe Mazuryk finished fourth with 1,109 and earned $175. A total of 49 bowlers participated in the tournament. Eleven bowlers cashed.

The NBA’s next event will be Sunday, Jan. 18 at Towne Bowling Academy.

 

Bowler
Score
Winnings
Eric Stangle, Ballston Spa
1,154
$890
Jim Patricelli, Troy
1,150
$445
Will Eastman, Oneonta
1,116
$230
Joe Mazuryk, Duanesburg
1,109
$175
Craig Schoonmaker, Glenville
1,077

$125

Dan White, Agawam, Mass.
1,072
$90
Rick Bogholtz, Nassau
1,059
$80
Mark Taylor, Albany
1,048
$65
Russ Hunter, South Bethlehem
1,048
$65
Jason Baker, Sharon Springs
1,037
$50
John Hallenbeck, Catskill
1,037
$50
     
Other Scores
Jody Becker, Rotterdam
1,025
Gary Bingham, Brainard
1,022
R.J. Martinez, Ballston Spa
1,021
Mike Drexel, Delanson
1,012
Rich Strath, Schenectady
1,003
Dan Furman, Latham
1,001


Tourney called due to weather

 

CATSKILL — The tournament set for Sunday, Dec. 21, at HoeBowl Catskill Lanes in Catskill, has been postponed because the weather is expected to suck. Or maybe it will blow. Anyway, whatever it does, it will probably do it a lot, so everybody stay home and sip hot chocolate by the fire instead of getting out on the icy road and trying to drive somewhere.

We hope to see you all at the Holiday Open at HoeBowl Catskill Lanes on Sunday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. for the rescheduled tournament.

For further information, contact Tournament Director Karl Bieber at (518) 368-5539.

And have a great holiday!

Bob Faragon takes two-pin win

 

Faragon

Schenectady's Bob Faragon, center, awaits payday — 1st-place money of $1,100 — as Gazette sportswriter Bob Weiner and 8th-place finisher Bill Ray look on.

SCHENECTADY — Bob Faragon of Schenectady averaged just over 214 for five games Sunday to win the Northern Bowlers Association’s Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl.

Faragon, the leader after four games, finished with a 208 for a 1,071 total and a two-pin victory over Halfmoon’s Al Roth, who shot 1,069 for his five-game total. The victory was worth $1,100 for Faragon, who won an NBA title last season at Town n’ Country Lanes in Guilderland. Faragon rolled games of 228, 237 and 219 to become the leader after three games with a 683 total. He held onto first place despite a 179 fourth game, and then doubled late in the fifth game to hold off Roth and Rotterdam’s Jody Becker, who both shot a 223 finale. Roth’s runner-up money was worth $550, while Becker, who shot 1,067, earned $325.

Finishing fourth in the 77-man field was Latham’s Dan Furman, Who fired a 1,051 and won $225. Furman’s 257 finale was the tournament’s high single.

Al Roth of Halfmoon takes a rest after his close showing at Boulevard Bowl. Roth finished within two pins of the leader, taking 2nd-prize money of $550.

Clifton Park’s Bob Kavanaugh was next with a 1,046, good enough for fifth-place money of $175. Altamont’s Art Van Buren was the only lefthander to cash, finishing in sixth place with a 1,045 to win $150.

Binghamton’s Jim Thomas, who captured the NBA’s first championship of the season last month at Town n’ Country Lanes in Guilderland, was 15th and earned the last payoff of $60.
The Stockade Open was sponsored by Mike’s Restaurant on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady, as well as several other Stockade area businesses. The NBA’s overall sponsor, The Western Diner on Route 20 in Albany, also contributed to the prize fund.

The NBA’s next tournament will be held Dec. 21 in Catskill.

 

Bowler
Score
Winnings
Bob Faragon, Schenectady
1,071
$1,100
Al Roth, Halfmoon
1,069
$550
Jody Becker, Rotterdam
1,067
$325
Dan Furman, Latham
1,051
$225
Bob Kavanaugh, Clifton Park
1,046

$175

Art Van Buren, Altamont
1,045
$150
Steve Wagoner, Broadalbin
1,042
$130
Bill Ray, Schenectady
1,041
$115
John Walther III, Clifton Park
1,040
$105
Matt Sherman, Selkirk
1,035
$95
Clay Reiniger, Troy
1,025
$85
Lee Aiezza, Albany
1,021
$75
Dan White Jr., Agawam, Mass
1,010
$67.50
Craig Taylor, Schenectady
1,010
$65.70
Jim Thomas, Binghamton
1,005
$60
     
Other Scores
Travis Winglosky
1,002
Ray Cyr
998
Russ Hunter
997
Mike Drexel
976
Jason Brown
974
Nick Miseno Jr.
974
Jamie Diamond
956
 
Jeff Whitehouse
953
 
Craig Smith
952
 
Darrell Coonrad
951
 


Thomas wins Western Diner Open

 

LeClair

Binghamton’s Jim Thomas talks to Gazette bowling writer Bob Weiner and Troy Record columnist Mike Dyer after winning the NBA Western Diner Open Sunday at Town n’ Country Lanes in Guilderland.

GUILDERLAND — Jim Thomas of Binghamton averaged just over 220 for five games Sunday to win the Northern Bowlers Association Western Diner Open at Town n’ County Lanes.

Thomas, a righthander, finished with a three-pin edge over Sharon Springs lefthander Jason Baker. Thomas’s 1,103 total was worth $930, while Baker’s 1,100 five-game total earned him the runner-up prize of $465.

Thomas beat a field of 56 that showed up for the NBA’s 2008-2009 season opener. The next stop will be the NBA’s Stockade Open Nov. 30 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady.

Thomas opened up with a 259 game and followed it up with 183, 209, 227 and 277. Baker, in 11th place after four games, finished with a 246 game to finish second, six pins ahead of Albany’s Lee Aiezza. Aiezza’s 1,094 score earned him $270.

Selkirk’s Matt Sherman was fourth with 1,092, worth $180, while other cashers included Nick Miseno Jr. of Amsterdam, 1,090, $140; Gary Bingham of Brainard, 1,085, $110; Jamie Diamond of Delanson, 1,083, $90; Jody Becker of Rotterdam, 1,067, $80; Steve Wagoner of Broadalbin, 1,065, $70; Craig Schoonmaker of Glenville, 1,062, $65; and Iggy Acevedo of Green Island, 1,055, $60.

Bob DiNuzzo of Troy had the day’s high single, a 290 that came in the first game of the tournament.
DiNuzzo’s 290 earned him the lead after the first game, and he was also the leader after two games with a 475 total. Sherman’s 268 single gave him the third-game lead with 703, while Diamond was in the lead after four games with 891.


Bowler
Score
Winnings
Jim Thomas, Binghamton
1,103
$930
Jason Baker, Sharon Springs
1,100
$465
Lee Aiezza, Albany
1,094
$270
Matt Sherman, Selkirk
1,092
$180
Nick Miseno Jr., Amsterdam
1,090

$140

Gary Bingham, Brainard
1,085
$110
Jamie Diamond, Delanson
1,083
$90
Jody Becker, Rotterdam
1,067
$80
Steve Wagoner, Broadalbin
1,065
$70
Craig Schoonmaker, Glenville
1,062
$65
Iggy Acevedo, Green Island
1,055
$60
 
Other Scores
Jay Diamond
1,052
Tony Palumbo
1,047
Bob Faragon
1,042
Warren Guersney
1,040
Bob DiNuzzo
1,019
Dan Furman
1,018
Peter Linck
1,017
Tim McNeil
1,014
Jeff Voght
1,007


Western Diner Chips In!

 

JeffYoung

 

The Western Diner
in Guilderland has been owned and operated by Tony Loupessis since 1991.

Michelle, top, serves up a grilled cheese and fries. Valerie, middle, is one of the many friendly faces greeting visitors at the Western Diner. Bonnie rings out a register at the Western Diner on Route 20 in Guilderland.

ALBANY - When Tony Loupessis heard that the Western Diner had been built in 1976, the year he came to America from Greece, he figured it was an omen.

Loupessis, 17 when he left his homeland, spent time working at his uncle’s diner, the Latham ’76 Diner, and then headed to Utica to run his own place before returning to Albany in 1991 when he purchased the Western Diner.

“When I found out that it had been built in 1976, I knew I had to buy the place,” said Loupessis. “That was a very big year for me. It was the year I came to this country, so it was very important to me.”

Loupessis has been busy ever since making the Western Diner one of the Capital Region’s finest casual dining experiences. Located on Route 20 in Guilderland just a quarter of a mile east of Route 155, the diner is open 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

“My uncle taught me everything I know about the business,” said Loupessis.

Loupessis also knows something about bowling, and when the Northern Bowlers Association begins its sixth season with Karl Bieber as tournament director, the Western Diner will be a big part of it. Sunday at 10 a.m. at Town n’ Country Lanes in Guilderland, the NBA’s 2008-2009 season opener will offer a top prize of $800 (based on 40 entries) thanks to the sponsorship of Loupessis and Western Diner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the 2008-2009 Season!

SCHENECTADY - The Northern Bowlers Association begins its 31st season, the sixth under the direction of tournament director Karl Bieber and the board of directors Bill Buell, Ray Evans and Russ Hunter.

The NBA has set the dates and venues for tournaments in the upcoming season. Click on the "Schedule" link to the right to see more.

The season will kick off at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, with the "Western Diner Open" at the Town 'N' Country Lanes, 2509 Western Avenue, in Guilderland.

Membership in the Northern Bowlers Assn. is $10, and tournament entry fee is $50.

Bowlers interested in taking part should contact Karl Bieber at (518) 368-5539.

The Western Diner, 2019 Western Avenue #1, Albany, contributed to the publicity posters for the tournament. Season sponsors are the Daily Gazette and Albany Bowling News.

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