Bowling

A MESSAGE FROM USBC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHAD MURPHY

2021-01-20T21:34:39-05:00

A FUTURE FOR THE SPORT - 2020 RECAP, 2021 PREVIEW By Chad Murphy, USBC Executive Director Wow, what an incredibly challenging year. Most will understandably look at 2020 in a dark light, and who can blame them. The COVID-19 virus devastated bowling across the nation and around the world for months. Additionally, it locked down several states altogether for most of the year. Our hearts go out to the proprietors and association leaders who have been shut down. Also, our thoughts are with those centers that had to close for good. We will miss these partners and thank them for

A MESSAGE FROM USBC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHAD MURPHY2021-01-20T21:34:39-05:00

EAST ISLIP VARSITY GIRLS BOWLING COACH HAROLD C. COOLEY JR. PASSES AWAY

2021-01-14T23:44:21-05:00

E. Islip, NY: The LIUSBC is saddened to learn of the passing of Harold C. Cooley Jr. who passed away on December 18, 2020. Harold was the legendary East Islip High School Varsity Girls bowling team coach since 1985 and a dominant figure in high school sports. The longtime coach died from complications of a stroke at the age of 66. Harold, who was an East Islip middle-school math teacher for 34 years, coached multiple high school teams including football, baseball, golf, and bowling. He is best known for his phenomenal success with the East Islip Girls varsity bowling team.

EAST ISLIP VARSITY GIRLS BOWLING COACH HAROLD C. COOLEY JR. PASSES AWAY2021-01-14T23:44:21-05:00

LIUSBC FORMER ASSOCATION MANAGER JIM MACQUIRE PASSES AWAY

2021-01-04T22:58:13-05:00

January 3rd, 2021 Dear LIUSBC members: Sadly, I am writing you this evening to let you know of the passing of long-time association manager, Jim Maguire, this past Friday. Mr. Maguire or “Dad” as I referred to him was not only a mentor to me personally but a friend to all of us in the bowling community. Locally, Mr. Maguire served as the Association Manager for the former Eastern Long Island and Long Island Youth Bowling Associations. In 2007, when the local associations were discussing a merger, Mr. Maguire was a settling influence and an integral part of the transition

LIUSBC FORMER ASSOCATION MANAGER JIM MACQUIRE PASSES AWAY2021-01-04T22:58:13-05:00

NEW NYS COVID-19 RULES FORCE BOWLING CENTERS TO CLOSE BY 10PM

2020-11-18T15:21:25-05:00

Centereach, NY: Governor Cuomo announced starting today, Friday, November 13, 2020, any business owning a New York State liquor license must be closed to the public by 10pm. This includes bowling centers which must turn off their machines by the 10pm deadline. The 10pm deadline must be followed for the next 30 days. The USBC has no specific rules regarding this type of situation but suggests the following: If possible, leagues should start earlier to guarantee they finish by 10pm Contingency plans should be in place if some teams have not completed their league session by the 10pm deadline. All

NEW NYS COVID-19 RULES FORCE BOWLING CENTERS TO CLOSE BY 10PM2020-11-18T15:21:25-05:00

PHIL GRIMES FINALLY GETS HIS PERFECT GAME!

2020-10-30T00:00:53-05:00

Mineola, NY: The LIUSBC recently presented a 300 ring to Philip Grimes from Woodside, NY at Bowlero Mineola (formerly Sheridan Lanes).  What makes this presentation so special is Phil, who is 76 years old, bowled his first 300 game after competing in leagues for over 40 years and was a pin boy in his early years. Congratulations Phil on your perfection! Phil, who averages 178, was presented his ring by LIUSBC Association Manager Karl Nystrom at his Senior Hopefuls league at Bowlero Mineola.  His perfection came on March 11, 2020 in his first game, followed by scores of 214 and

PHIL GRIMES FINALLY GETS HIS PERFECT GAME!2020-10-30T00:00:53-05:00

NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES

2020-08-28T12:53:42-05:00

The Department of Health’s (DOH) Interim Guidance for Sports and Recreation during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has been updated to provide the below guidance for bowling centers and alleys. For bowling centers and alleys, Responsible Parties must follow these additional public health and safety measures - Restrict facility capacity to no more than 50% of the maximum occupancy for a particular area as set by the certificate of occupancy, inclusive of employees and patrons/players; - Require face coverings at all times for patrons/players; Strictly enforce social distancing of at least six feet between parties of patrons/players, including during play by closing adjacent

NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES2020-08-28T12:53:42-05:00

New Covid Rules

2020-08-28T12:28:56-05:00

Changes include waiving alternating lane requirement and approving use of isopropyl alcohol to clean bowling balls ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors approved waivers and modifications to USBC Playing Rules to allow certified leagues and tournaments more flexibility to return to bowling while adhering to local health guidelines related to COVID-19. The modifications allow certified competition to take place on one lane for the entirety of a game. Additionally, bowlers will be allowed to use isopropyl alcohol, more commonly known as rubbing alcohol, to clean their bowling ball during competition. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists

New Covid Rules2020-08-28T12:28:56-05:00

WELCOME BACK…WE’VE MISSED YOU!

2020-08-28T12:24:46-05:00

It has been a long 6 months and we are so happy you are now open for business.  We realize the financial burden centers have already incurred, and which will continue due to the 50% maximum capacity. Hopefully, NY State will allow bowling centers to open at full capacity soon. During the pandemic, the LIUSBC Executive Board has been meeting regularly to ensure a smooth rollout for the fall season. We realize this year is going to present some unique challenges and we are here to help. Our ability to communicate the new and constantly changing protocols to league bowlers

WELCOME BACK…WE’VE MISSED YOU!2020-08-28T12:24:46-05:00
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