Congratulations to the Long Island Youth Bowlers that received scholarships from NYSUSBC. ____________________________________________________________________________________ The New York State USBC YES Committee has announced its Graduating Senior Scholarship, Spirit Award and Future Stars Award winners for the 2019-20 season. 2020 Graduating Senior Scholarship Winners: Brenna Gleim, Equinunk, Pa., Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville Memorial Scholarship, $4,000 Patrick Ritz, Rochester, $3,000 Mykenzie Burnett, Shortsville, $2,000 Keith Kolaczyk, Victor, $1,000 (Sponsored by NYS Youth Leaders) Dimitri Queior, Brewerton, $1,000 (Sponsored by NYS Youth Leaders) Christopher Bayly, Kirkville, $1,000 Abigail Sarmiento, Rochester, $1,000 Youth Spirit Award - Athletes in Grades 9-11 ($1,500) 1st place - $750 JOSHUA
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2020 USBC OPEN & WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS MOVED TO SEPTEMBER April 15, 2020 2020 CHAMPIONSHIPS TOURNAMENTS FAQ ARLINGTON, Texas – The scheduled start of the 2020 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships and 2020 USBC Women’s Championships will move to September and include a modified format to allow for increased social distancing for competitors. The move to September is designed to give tournament bowlers more time to focus on their personal situations during this difficult period. In surveys, registered competitors said they still would like to participate in the tournament late in the year, if public health conditions allow. Moving the tournaments
New York State USBC Annual Meeting June 6, 2020 Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, the New York State USBC Annual Meeting scheduled for June 6, 2020 in Binghamton has been postponed. I am currently working with The Holiday Inn in Binghamton on possible dates to host the annual meeting and the 2020 Hall of Fame Awards Dinner. The tentative date for the Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Dinner is August 29, 2020. I will continue to provide updates as the event draws nearer or the situation changes. Thank you to all who have inquired and shared their thoughts,
AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL LIUSBC MEMBERS Dear Members: The LIUSBC Board of Directors has been working diligently to keep our members updated during these challenging times. We hope you and your family are doing well and staying at home. At the present time, the office is closed until at least April 29th. This follows New York State’s most recent mandate. While the office is closed the LIUSBC staff will be working from home to continue operations. We have recently issued prize fund checks for the February Senior Singles Handicap event held at Bowl Long Island. We have also been
APRIL 2020 This is a special combined edition of the Rules Extra and Tournament Flyer to discuss leagues and tournaments amid concerns about COVID-19. League Play USBC considers the coronavirus as an emergency situation and, therefore, the unanimous consent of all team captains (Rule 122) requirement for leagues to change the schedule does not apply. The decision to change the schedule may be made by a majority of the votes cast by the league board of directors (officers and team captains). The league, before a decision is made regarding the league schedule, must come to an agreement with bowling center
April 7, 2020 Dear LIUSBC Members: This afternoon our hearts go out to the Traina family. It is with great personal sadness that I must inform you we lost our beloved friend, and former Office Manager, Regina Traina. Regina served our association for over 20 years as a valued part of our office staff and served multiple terms as a Director. Everyone knew her, for a long time Regina was the first one you talked to when you contacted the office. Eventually she became the Office Manager and an essential asset for our Association Manager. In later years, Regina made
March 20, 2020 To the members of Long Island USBC: This afternoon, following along the lines of the governors’ mandate, the decision was made to close the association’s office at AMF Centereach. We will continue to work remotely from our homes and keep you updated on any USBC announcements. Please note the following: The calendar sweepstakes drawing will continue without interruption. If you win a prize, you can call the office when it reopens, and arrangements will be made for presentation when the bowling centers resume operation. The prizes for the Seniors Handicap Singles event at Bowl Long Island have
USBC POSTPONES OR SUSPENDS NATIONAL EVENTS UNTIL MAY 1 ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is postponing or suspending nationally conducted USBC events until May 1, 2020, due to COVID-19 safety concerns. This includes the USBC Open Championships, USBC Women’s Championships, USBC Convention, USBC Masters and USBC Senior Queens. USBC made this difficult decision out of concern for the health and safety of our members, their families and local communities. • The 2020 USBC Open Championships and 2020 USBC Women’s Championships are suspended until May 1, 2020. All teams registered from March 21 through April 30 will
USBC COVID-19 UPDATE The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) has postponed or suspended scheduled national events through the end of April due to concerns about COVID-19. Additionally, until further notice, USBC is suspending staff travel unless travel is deemed mission critical to the organization. USBC recommends USBC state and local associations also postpone or suspend mass gathering events, meetings and travel in the best interest of public health. While individual state and local requirements related to mass gatherings are evolving, USBC recommends associations be proactive in considering the wellbeing of their members. USBC has developed a Frequently Asked Questions guide
March 13, 2020 After careful consideration, the officers of Long Island USBC have decided to suspend the tournament schedule until April 5, 2020. As we come to the end of this period, we will re-evaluate our decision based on the situation at that time. While this decision was a tough one to make, we feel the health and safety of our membership is our first priority. Together, the officers have agreed that every effort will be made to reschedule each tournament that is postponed. Due to the uncertainty ahead of us, the Long Island Masters is also included in this suspension. As we