2007-2008 Season

Dustin Paupst soars with 59-pin lead

Dustin Paupst

Dustin Paupst holds the winner's trophy
after claiming the 2008 NBA Bob Guild Memorial Championship.

DELMAR - Dustin Paupst averaged 245 for five games Sunday to capture his first Northern Bowlers Association title Sunday at Del Lanes, winning the 2008 NBA/Bob Guild Memorial Championships and the first-place check worth $1,160. Paupst finished with a 59-pin edge over Matt Sherman of Selkirk, forcing Sherman to settle for his third runner-up effort of the season. Sherman’s second-place finish was worth $580.

Paupst opened with games of 222 and 256 to move into second place, and took the lead after game three with a 224 and a total of 701, one pin ahead of Delanson’s Mike Drexel. Paupst then padded his lead to 59 pins after a 276 fourth game, and held off the fast-closing Sherman with a 248 finale. Sherman came back from the middle of the pack with his two final games of 279 and 267.

The $1,160 first prize is the biggest payday ever for Paupst, who has qualified for two Huck Finn television shows this season. Paupst opened the last game with a strike, a spare and then the next six strikes before leaving and picking up a four pin in the ninth frame and a ten pin in his final frame to finish with his 248.

Troy’s Darrell Coonrad opened the tournament with a 267 to take the early lead, with Albany’s Lee Aiezza taking over after game two with a 479 total. Paupst was in second place at 478, just one pin behind. Schenectady’s Bob Faragon was in the hunt throughout the day and wound up in third place with a 1,163, just four pins behind Sherman. His third-place check was worth $375.

Ballston Lake’s Warren Guernsey was fourth in the field of 46, finishing with a 1,115 total to win $255. Green Island’s Iggy Acevedo was fifth with 1,103, good enough for $200. Rounding out the cashers were Aiezza in sixth place (1,088, $170), Niskayuna’s Craig Taylor in seventh place (1,079, $150), Delmar’s Jeff Young in eighth place (1,068, $130), Endwell’s Jim Thomas in ninth place (1,066, $110), Drexel in 10th place (1,062, $90), and Troy’s Steve Horton in 11th place (1,043, $80.

Paupst’s victory kept the NBA without a repeat winner for the 2007-2008 season.

 

Bowler
Score
Winnings
Dustin Paupst, Glenville
1,226
$1,160
Matt Sherman, Selkirk
1,167
$580
Bob Faragon, Schenectady
1,163
$375
Warren Guernsey, Ballston Lak
1,115
$255
Iggy Acevedo, Green Island
1,103
$200
Lee Aiezza, Albany
1,088
$170
Craig Taylor, Niskayuna
1,079
$150
Jeff Young, Delmar
1,068
$130
Jim Thomas, Endwell
1,066
$110
Mike Drexel, Delanson
1,062
$90
Steve Horton, Troy
1,043
$80

 

Brian LeClair wins with 17-pin edge

LeClair

Gazette bowling writer Bob Weiner talks
to winner Brian LeClair of Athens

SARATOGA SPRINGS - PBA touring pro Brian LeClair of Athens averaged 223 for five games Sunday to win the $800 top prize in the Northern Bowlers Association/Hi-Roc Lanes Open.

LeClair, fresh from a 74th finish in the BPAA U.S. Open at Carolier Lanes in New Jersey, shot a five-game total of 1,115 and finished with a 17-pin edge over Bob Caputo Jr. of Fort Johnson. Caputo’s 1,098 earned him runner-up money of $400.

Caputo led the field of 43 after three games with a 703 total. A 173 fourth game, however, dropped him into third place as LeClair took the lead with a 238. LeClair finished with a 227 game to remain in first place. Games of 231, 214 and 205 had put him in seventh place after three games.

 

Caputo

Bob Caputo Jr. signs up for Sunday's
event at Hi-Roc

Jeff Zielonko of Watervliet finished four pins behind Caputo with a 1,094 and won $200 for finishing third. Canajoharie’s Jeff Voght was fifth with 1,087, while other cashers included Travis Winglosky of Latham, Randy Koehler of Castleton, Craig Smith of Schenectady, and Craig Taylor of Niskayuna.

The NBA’s Bob Guild Memorial Championships will be held April 13 at 1 p.m. at Del Lanes. Only those bowlers with paid-up memberships and with two events are eligible.

 

 

 

 

Bowler
Score
Winnings
Brian LeClair, Athens
1,115
$800
Bob Caputo Jr., Fort Johnson
1,098
$400
Jeff Zielonko, Watervliet
1,094
$200
Jeff Voght, Canajoharie
1,087
$120
Travis Winglosky, Latham
1,079
$120
Randy Koehler, Castleton
1,071
$80
Craig Smith, Schenectady
1,071
$80
Craig Taylor, Niskayuna
1,070
$60

 

Jeff Young tops field to take home $800

JeffYoung

Gazette sportswriter Bob Weiner and Troy Record
columnist Mike Dyer talk to Jeff Young
Sunday afternoon after the 23-year-old
Delmar native won the Sportsman's Bowl Open.

SCHENECTADY - Jeff Young of Delmar, a 23-year-old righthander who bowled collegiately at Vincennes University, averaged 243 for five games Sunday to win the Northern Bowlers Association tournament at Sportsman’s Bowl.

The victory was the first NBA title of Young’s career and earned him $800.

Lefthanders Gary Bingham of Brainard and Bob Smith of Ballston Spa finished tied for second with a 1,176 five-game total. Each bowled at a 235 clip and each earned $320.

Amsterdam native Dan Furman, now a Latham resident, picked up $150 with a fourth-place effort of 1,170. Rounding out the cashers were Mark James of Watervliet (1,169), Craig Taylor of Rotterdam (1,168), Jeff Zielonko of Green Island (1,146), Joe Mazuryk of Duanesburg (1,138) and Mike Drexel of Delanson (1,137).

Bieber

Tournament director Karl Bieber gets some help
from Dave Bingham during
the NBA event at Sportsman's Bowl Sunday.

A total of 45 bowlers participated in the tournament, which was sponsored by Northwestern Mutual, Mohawk Honda, LeClair's Service, and The Daily Gazette.

The NBA’s next event will be on March 30 at Hi-Roc Lanes in Saratoga Springs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowler
Score
Winnings
Jeff Young, Delmar
1,214
$800
Gary Bingham, Brainard
1,176
$320
Bob Smith, Ballston Spa
1,176
$320
Dan Furman, Latham
1,170
$150
Mark James, Watervliet
1,169
$100
Craig Taylor, Rotterdam
1,168
$85
Jeff Zieklonko, Green Island
1,146
$75
Joe Mazuryk, Duanesburg
1,138
$65
Mike Drexel, Delanson
1,137
$60

 

Bixler fights back from 7th to win tourney

ALBANY - Left-hander Mike Bixler of Latham rolled a 1,068 five-game total Sunday to win the $820 top prize in the Northern Bowlers Association event at Sunset Recreation.

Bixler took the lead with a 264 opener, and, after falling to seventh place with a 157 in game four, rebounded with a 256 finale to finish with a 15-pin edge over runner-up Jeff Young of Delmar.

Young’s runner-up effort of 1,053 was worth $410, while Brainard’s Dave Bingham, who took the lead after a 279 in game four, finished with a 1,050, and won $240.

Left-hander Bob Smith of Ballston Spa was fourth and won $160.

A field of 52 participated in the event.

The NBA’s next event will be Feb. 10 at Sportsman’s Bowl in Schenectady.

 

Bowler
Score
Winnings
Mike Bixler, Latham
1,068
$820
Jeff Young, Delmar
1,053
$410
Dave Bingham, Brainard
1,050
$240
Bob Smith, Ballston Spa
1,036
$160
Bob Faragon, Schenectady
1,033
$120
Bob Caputo Jr., Fort Johnson
1,029
$95
Mike Drexel, Delanson
1,025
$80
Steve Rock, Hudson Falls
1,014
$70
Ron Gardner, Troy
991
$65
Travis Winglosky, Latham
982
$60

 

Stangle soars to victory on final 300 game
Stengle
Eric Stangle took top money at the Hometown
Lanes tournament Sunday, also scoring his
32nd perfect 300.

WATERFORD – Eric Stangle of Ballston Spa fired a 300 in the fifth and final game Sunday and finished with a 1,298 five-game total to win the $830 top prize in the Northern Bowlers Association event at Hometown Lanes. Stangle’s perfect game moved him past fourth-game leader Matt Sherman of Selkirk, who finished with a 1,289 five-game total and grabbed second-place money of $415.

It was the first NBA victory ever for Stangle, 31, who fired games of 259, 226, 268 and 245 before registering the 32nd 300 game of his career. It was the second consecutive runner-up finish for Sherman, who was also leading after the fourth game of the Stockade Open in November at Boulevard Bowl before being passed by Gary Bingham’s 300 game. Canajoharie’s Jeff Voght was third with a 1,281, while Delanson’s Mike Drexel was fourth.

The tournament was sponsored by Northeast Spine and Wellness Center and the Daily Gazette.

The NBA’s next event is Jan. 20 at Sunset Lanes in Albany.

Bowler
Score
Winnings
Eric Stangle, Ballston Spa
1,298
$830
Matt Sherman, Selkirk
1,289
$415
Jeff Voght, Canajoharie
1,281
$250
Mike Drexel, Delanson
1,267
$160
John Walther III, Clifton Park
1,247
$120
Brian LeClair, Athens
1,243
$100
Jeff Keegan, Watervliet
1,237
$85
Steve Wagoner, Broadalbin
1,228
$75
Jody Becker, Rotterdam
1,205
$70
Nick Zautner, Albany
1,200
$65

 

Bingham bowls 300 to take Stockade Open

Bingham
Gary Bingham takes a moment to enjoy his victory
after the Stockade Open at Boulevard Bowl.

SCHENECTADY - Gary Bingham of Brainard rolled his 44th career 300 game and finished with a five-game block of 1,219 to edge runner-up Matt Sherman of Selkirk in the fourth annual NBA-Stockade Open Sunday, Nov. 25, at Boulevard Bowl.

Bingham had games of 235, 206, 233 and 245 before stringing together 12 consecutive strikes for a 300 and a 1,219 total, leaving him 14 pins ahead of Sherman, who shot a 1,205.

The victory was worth $940, for Bingham, while Sherman won $470 for his runner-up finish.

The event was sponsored by a number of local businesses, including the Daily Gazette and Mike’s Restaurant. A total of 57 bowlers participated in the tournament.

The NBA’s next event will be Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. at Hometown Lanes in Mechanicville.

Cashers: Gary Bingham (Brainard), 1,219, $940; Matt Sherman (Selkirk), 1,205, $470; Dan White (Agawam, Mass.), 1,168, $280; Bob Smith (Ballston Spa), 1,162, $195; Pete Dougherty (Clifton Park), 1,159, $140; Warren Guernsey (Ballston Lake), 1,158, $115; Art Van Buren (Guilderland), 1,157, $95; Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin), 1,149, $80; Russ Hunter (South Bethlehem), 1,146, $70; Al Roth (Waterford), 1,123, $60; Ron Gardner (Troy), 1,117, $50.

Non-cashers (Places 12-20) Craig Schoonmaker (Glenville), 1,106; Lee Aiezza (Albany), 1,106; Tom Siatkowski (Glenville), 1,101; Jessica DeCrescente (Mechanicville), 1,100; Bill Neumann (Rensselaer), 1,094; Eric Stangle (Ballston Spa), 1,091; Tim Banks (Ballston Spa), 1,075; Pete Linck, 1,066; Joel Donato (Rotterdam), 1,063.

 

Bowler
Score
Winnings
Gary Bingham (Brainard)
1,219
$940
Matt Sherman (Selkirk)
1,205
$470

Dan White (Agawam, Mass)

1,168
$280
Bob Smith (Ballston Spa)
1,162
$195
Pete Dougherty (Clifton Park)
1,159
$140
Warren Guernsey (Ballston Lake)
1,158
$115
Art Van Buren (Guilderland)
1,157
$95
Steve Wagoner (Broadalbin)
1,149
$80
Russ Hunter (South Bethlehem)
1,146
$70
Al Roth (Waterford)
1,123
$60
Ron Gardner (Troy)
1,117
$50

 

Faragon Wins Opener

GUILDERLAND - Bob Faragon of Schenectady averaged 230 for five games Sunday afternoon and finished with a 1,150 total to win the $725 top prize in the Northern Bowlers Association season opener at Town n’ Country Lanes.

Faragon
Bob Faragon talks with Gazette writer
Bob Weiner after winning Sunday's event.

Faragon finished with a 44-pin edge over runner-up Nunzi Manuli of Colonie, whose 1,106 earned him second place money of $350. Other cashers were Rick Mochrie Jr. of Clifton Park, 1,075, $200; Jeff Keegan of Watervliet, 1,065, $120; Randy Koehler of Castleton, 1,063, $100; Mark Rathbun of Oneonta, 1,062, $70 Nick Miseno Jr. of Amsterdam, 1,039, $60. A field of 35 bowlers participated.

The event was sponsored by The Albany Bowling News, Western Diner and the Daily Gazette.

The next event will be the NBA’s Stockade Open Nov. 25 at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady.

 

 

Bowler
Score
Winnings
Bob Faragon, Schenectady
1,150
$725
Nunzi Manuli, Colonie
1,106
$350
Rick Mochrie Jr.
1,075
$200
Jeff Keegan, Watervliet
1,065
$120
Randy Koehler, Castleton
1,063
$100
Mark Rathbun, Oneonta
1,062
$70
Nick Miseno Jr., Amsterdam
1,039
$60

 

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