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
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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
February 9, 2020 New Hyde Park, NY: Tom Grecula, a 39-year old right-hander from Maspeth, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIUSBC’s 700 Club Tournament hosted by Herrill Lanes. Tom won this prestigious event by defeating 26-year old left-hander Jeremy Milito, Holbrook, NY, 248-242. Jeremy, who bowled a perfect 900 series last season, earned $600 for finishing second. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Tom McNally, Greenlawn, NY with a 223 worth $400 and fourth place finisher Rich Glinnen, Bayside, NY with a 222 worth $300. The 700 Club final shootout was an exciting match with
January 12, 2020 Coram, NY: Paul Bajorski, Islip, NY won his third consecutive LIUSBC 700 Club Tournament at Coram Country Lanes. Paul won the $1,000 top prize by defeating Pierce Field, Shirley, NY 258-202 in the final match. While Pierce earned $500 for second place, finishing in third and fourth were Steve Ammirati, Patchogue, NY and Chris Lucchese, Bellrose, NY each earning $225. Paul’s road to victory started when he qualified for match play in the Sunday 3pm squad with a 694. In his first match Paul defeated the #2 seed Eric Buffa, Lake Grove, NY 239-213. Paul’s second match
December 6, 2019 Coram, NY: Jeremy Milito, who bowled a perfect 900 series on April 25, 2019 at Farmingdale Lanes, received his 900 ring at a special presentation at Coram Country Lanes. LIUSBC President, Anthony Martinez, presented Jeremy with a beautiful gold ring signifying the ultimate bowling achievement. Many of Jeremy’s family and friends were on hand to watch the presentation that was streamed live. There have only been 36 perfect series bowled in sanction competition and Jeremy was the second to accomplish this feat on Long Island. The first 900 on Long Island was shot by Joe Novara at
November 24, 2019 Garden City, NY: Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY won the LIUSBC SUNation Classified Eliminator by defeating Paul Bajorski, Islip, NY 245-225 in the final shootout. Joe earned $2,000 for his victory while Paul won $1,500. Finishing in third, and earning $1,000, was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 199 worth $1,000. Rounding out the top 4 was Hector Diaz Jr., Bronx, NY earning $500 with a 187. The SUNation Classified Eliminator was LIUSBC’s second special event of the season. The 3-game handicap tournament featured 4 average divisions with each champion meeting in a final 4 shootout. The championship
November 10, 2019 Levittown, NY: The LIUSBC crowned it first champions of the season as Darren Barlow, Babylon, NY and Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, NY teamed up to shoot a 553 in the final shootout to win the $1,500 top prize at the Storm Doubles Championships held at Levittown Lanes. Finishing in second, and earning $800, was Alfonso Knight, Queens, NY and Marissa Gargiulo, Brooklyn, NY with a 448. The Storm Doubles Championships advanced the top 2 teams from each of the 3 qualifying squads to a final shootout. Finishing in third place was Natalie Villemure, Levittown, NY and Brian