Bowling https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Bowling https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Wed, 22 May 2024 19:18:11 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Sun, 12 May 2024 17:58:00 -0400 Genesee Region USBC Inducts Tim, Tom Rohl into Hall of Fame; Awards Scholarship to Benjamin Sputore https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/genesee-region-usbc-inducts-tim-tom-rohl-into-hall-of-fame-awards-scholarship-to-benjamin
Tom and Tim Rohl
Brothers Tom, left, and Tim Rohl were inducted into the Genesee Region USBC Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the local bowling association's Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony at Batavia Downs Gaming.

Respect for the sport of bowling was front and center on Saturday night as brothers Tim and Tom Rohl were inducted into the Genesee Region USBC Hall of Fame at the local association’s Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony at Batavia Downs Gaming.

Honored for their achievement on the lanes, the Le Roy natives were enshrined before 70 people at the newly remodeled Genesee Banquet Room.

Their presenters – former GRUSBC President and Hall of Famer Paul Spiotta for Tim and Hall of Famer Mark Brown for Tom – each spoke of the way the gentlemanly demeanor displayed by the soft-spoken left-handers over the past 40 years.

Both Spiotta and Brown mentioned the word “respect” in their introductory speeches – noting that the Rohls earned the respect of their peers by showing respect for the game.

Tim Rohl, 57, who has resided in Florida for the past 18 years, is a four-time GRUSBC Masters champion, while Tom Rohl, 50, who continues to live in Le Roy, won the prestigious scratch singles tournament twice.

They have multiple GRUSBC Association Tournament titles, including the Johnson-Ianni Doubles event as teammates in 1999, as well as victories in tournaments throughout the area.

Benjamin Sputore

Many others were recognized at the banquet, including Batavia High senior Benjamin Sputore, who received the Barbara J. Kreiley Scholarship Award ($750) and also a plaque and ring for his 300 game on Oct. 14, 2023. Sputore also had the high series for boys with 720.

Sputore (photo at right) said he plans to attend Genesee Community College in the fall in pursuit of an associate’s degree in general studies/criminal justice.

ASSOCIATION LEADERS – 2023-24

Adult

High Game, Men – 300 – (28)

High Series, Men – 857 – Brian Cline (Mancuso Bowling Center)

High Average, Men – 239 – Brian Cline (Mancuso Bowling Center)

High Game, Women – 289 – Amanda Coniglio (Mount Morris Lanes)

High Series, Women – 745 – Amanda Coniglio (Mount Morris Lanes)

High Average Women – 212 – Traci (Spanitz) Gustke (Le Roy Legion Lanes)

Youth 

High Game, Boys – 300 – Ben Sputore (Mancuso Bowling Center)

High Series, Boys – 720 – Ben Sputore (Mancuso Bowling Center)

High Average, Boys – 194 – Dominic LaPiana (Mount Morris Lanes)

High Game, Girls – 211 – Ava Tortorice (Mount Morris Lanes)

High Series, Girls – 534 – Emma Balduf (Mancuso Bowling Center)

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SEASON LEADERS: Individual leaders in various league categories this season are, front from left, Shyann Covell, Benjamin Sputore, Ava Tortorice; back, Dominic LaPiana, Amanda Coniglio, Tracy (Spanitz) Gustke.

ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

Open Team – Christ Recycle, 2,860. Team members are Marvin Christ, Larry Boyce, Albert Burch and Robbie Hanks.

Women's Team – Splitz & Giggles, 2,501. Team members are Sharon Stefanini, Tiffany Crawford, Barbara Casavant and Breanna Seever.

Open Doubles – Daryl Dillon and Greg Gilman, 1,524.

Women's Doubles – Karen Allis and Jane Chaddock, 1,284.

Open Singles – Jeremy Yasses, 775.

Women's Singles – Breanna Seever, 654.

Open All-Events – Scott Culp, 2,262.

Women's All-Events – Breanna Seever, 1,937

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ASSOCIATION TOURNEY CHAMPIONS: Placing first in the 2024 Association Tournament at Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion are, front from left, the Christ Recycle team of Larry Boyce, Albert Burch, Marvin Christ and Robbie Hanks; back, Open Doubles winners Daryl Dillon and Greg Gilman; Open All-Events winner Scott Culp, and Women's Doubles winners Jane Chaddock and Karen Allis. 

TWO DIRECTORS ELECTED – DUES INCREASE APPROVED

GRUSBC members in attendance elected Matt Bourg of Alexander and Troy Fanton of Kendall to the association’s board of directors. Bourg’s term runs through 2026 while the term of Fanton, who is replacing Pat Fuller of Medina, starts on Aug. 1 and runs through 2027.

A proposition to increase the membership dues by $1 – to $25 for a Standard membership and to $9 for a Local Only Adult membership passed by a 43-6 vote.

The GRUSBC’s local portion of the dues had been fixed at $8 for a Standard membership since 2019-20, and now will increase to $9. The USBC's national office receives $15 and the New York State USBC gets $1.

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING WINNERS

Association members Donna Pike of Mount Morris, Danielle Schultz of Batavia and Jack Duyssen of Le Roy each won $500 in the grand prize drawing that concluded the awards ceremony.

Twenty-five-dollar winners were Tim Fonte of Dansville, Keith Holland of Alexander, Joe Connolly of Le Roy and Christina White of Kendall. 

Andy Martin of Le Roy won the Brunswick Rhino Pro bowling ball.

Previously: Brothers Tim, Tom Rohl to be inducted into Genesee Region USBC bowling Hall of Fame on May 11

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https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/genesee-region-usbc-inducts-tim-tom-rohl-into-hall-of-fame-awards-scholarship-to-benjamin#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/genesee-region-usbc-inducts-tim-tom-rohl-into-hall-of-fame-awards-scholarship-to-benjamin May 12, 2024, 5:58pm Bowling Genesee Region USBC Inducts Tim, Tom Rohl into Hall of Fame; Awards Scholarship to Benjamin Sputore mikepett <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Tom and Tim Rohl" class="image-style-large" height="986" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/tim-and-tom-3.jpg?itok=tyyVM1k2" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption>Brothers Tom, left, and Tim Rohl were inducted into the Genesee Region USBC Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the local bowling association's Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony at Batavia Downs Gaming.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Respect for the sport of bowling was front and center on Saturday night as brothers Tim and Tom Rohl were inducted into the Genesee Region USBC Hall of Fame at the local association’s Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony at Batavia Downs Gaming.</p><p>Honored for their achievement on the lanes</p>
Bowling Scores https://www.thebatavian.com/bowling-scores/526824 April 15-21, 2024

LE ROY LEGION LANES
American Legion Thursday Men
High Series
Shayne Herold 224-204-300--728 (His second 300 of the season)
Josh Cummings 243--661
John Lowe 233--656
Tom Rohl 235--647
Kevin Donaghue 245--643
Sam Miller 235--640
Rob Panepento 231--639
Mickey Hyde 234--633
Mike Hackett 632
Rick Rauscher 241--613
Greg Miller 603
High Games
Ron Rauscher 235

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https://www.thebatavian.com/bowling-scores/526824#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/bowling-scores/526824 Apr 22, 2024, 4:32pm Bowling Bowling Scores Anonymous <h2><strong>April 15-21, 2024</strong></h2><p><strong>LE ROY LEGION LANES</strong><br><strong>American Legion Thursday Men</strong><br><strong>High Series</strong><br>Shayne Herold 224-204-<strong>300--</strong>728 (His second 300 of the season)<br>Josh Cummings 243--661<br>John Lowe 233--656<br>Tom Rohl 235--647<br>Kevin Donaghue 245--643<br>Sam Miller 235--640<br>Rob Panepento 231--639<br>Mickey Hyde 234--633<br>Mike Hackett 632<br>Rick Rauscher 241--613<br>Greg Miller 603<br><span><strong>High Games</strong></span><br><span>Ron Rauscher 235</span></p>
Genesee Region USBC bowling banquet is May 11 at Batavia Downs Gaming with reservations due by May 4 https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-region-usbc-bowling-banquet-is-may-11-at-batavia-downs-gaming-with Press release:

The Genesee Region USBC will be conducting its Annual Banquet & Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, May 11 at Batavia Downs Gaming’s Genesee Banquet Room.

The event will get underway at 6 p.m. with a memorial service in honor of members of the bowling community who passed away over the last year.

Highlights of the evening include the induction of brothers Tim and Tom Rohl into the association’s Hall of Fame in the Bowling Achievement category, presentation of the Barbara J. Kreiley Memorial Scholarship and recognition of tournament and regular season league champions.

Election of officers and directors also will take place, along with voting to raise the annual Standard and Local Only Adult membership dues by $1.

The cost of the buffet dinner is $35, with the following exceptions:

NO CHARGE – GRUSBC directors, Adult Tournament Champions (limit one tournament only), Youth Tournament Champions and one guest (limit one tournament only), guest speaker and one guest, Hall of Fame inductees and one guest.

$20 PER PERSON – Past GRUSBC Hall of Famers, league secretary or representative (limit one per league).

The reservation deadline is May 4. The banquet is open to all GRUSBC members, with a reservation deadline of May 4.

Please RSVP by sending an email to mikep@bowlgr.com or by calling 585-343-3736.

ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT CONCLUDES

The 17th Genesee Region USBC Association Tournament concluded on Sunday at Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion.

Unofficial winners of the various divisions are as follows:

Open Team -- Christ Recycling, Albion, 2,860. Robbie Hanks' 300 game and 805 series on the tournament's opening squad sparked the team to the big score and it held on for first place. Other team members were Albert Burch (631), Larry Boyce (523) and Marvin Christ (483). The team received 418 pins handicap.

Women's Team -- Splitz & Giggles, Albion, 2,501. Barbara Casavant posted 604 scratch to lead the way. Other members were Sharon Stefanini (306), Tiffany Crawford (522) and Breanna Seever (502). The team received 590 pins handicap.

Open Doubles -- Daryl Dillon & Greg Gilman, Albion, 1,524. Bowling on the final squad on Sunday, Dillon registered 682 and Gilman rolled 651 for 1,333 scratch plus 191 pins handicap.

Women's Doubles -- Karen Allis & Jane Chaddock, Batavia, 1,284. Chaddock posted 566 and Allis had 532 on the second to last squad of the tournament. They received 186 pins handicap.

Open Singles -- Jeremy Yasses, Oakfield, 781. Yasses recorded games of 246-211-235 for 692 scratch. With his 89 pins handicap (based on 192 average), he took the lead on the Sunday morning squad.

Women's Singles -- Breanna Seever, Albion, 654. Seever started with a 211 game and went on to roll 522 scratch. Her 132 pins handicap enabled her to top the leaderboard, and she went on to place first in Women's All-Events as well.

Open All-Events -- Scott Culp, Honeoye Falls-Lima, 2,262. Culp put up the winning score without the benefit of handicap. His three series were 747 (Team), 773 (Doubles) and 742 (Singles).

Women's All-Events -- Breanna Seever, Albion, 1,937.

For unofficial final standings and the projected prize list, go to www.bowlgr.com.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-region-usbc-bowling-banquet-is-may-11-at-batavia-downs-gaming-with#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/genesee-region-usbc-bowling-banquet-is-may-11-at-batavia-downs-gaming-with Apr 16, 2024, 11:22am Bowling Genesee Region USBC bowling banquet is May 11 at Batavia Downs Gaming with reservations due by May 4 Press Release <p><em>Press release:</em></p><p>The Genesee Region USBC will be conducting its Annual Banquet &amp; Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, May 11 at Batavia Downs Gaming’s Genesee Banquet Room.</p><p>The event will get underway at 6 p.m. with a memorial service in honor of members of the bowling community who passed</p>
Foss posts 300--802; Neubert 299 in league play https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/foss-posts-300-802-neubert-299-in-league-play/638949 Curtis Foss of Medina added to his lengthy list of honor scores last week, posting a perfect game and 800 series in the Sneezy's Monday Night League at Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion.

The 36-year-old right-hander, who operates the pro shop at Oak Orchard Bowl, posted games of 300, 257 and 245 for an 802 total using a Storm Summit Peak ball.

Brandon Gurnsey of Albion wasn't far behind, registering a 276 game and 770 series.

At Rose Garden Bowl in Bergen, Bill Neubert of Batavia came within a pin of perfection for the second time this season in the Thursday Owls League.

The 73-year-old righty rolled 11 strikes before leaving the 7-pin for a 299 middle game. He finished with a 759 series.

For a list of high scores for the week, click on the Pin Points tab at the top of the home page.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/foss-posts-300-802-neubert-299-in-league-play/638949#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/foss-posts-300-802-neubert-299-in-league-play/638949 Apr 8, 2024, 12:59pm Bowling Foss posts 300--802; Neubert 299 in league play mikepett <p>Curtis Foss of Medina added to his lengthy list of honor scores last week, posting a perfect game and 800 series in the Sneezy's Monday Night League at Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion.</p><p>The 36-year-old right-hander, who operates the pro shop at Oak Orchard Bowl, posted games of 300, 257</p>
Paul Townsend Memorial bowling tournament raises more than $3,000 for Crossroads House https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/paul-townsend-memorial-bowling-tournament-raises-more-than-3000-for-crossroads-house
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Tom Fluker, left, proprietor of StrikeForce Lanes in Oakfield, greets members of the Townsend family, James, Joanne and Holly, during Saturday's Paul Townsend Memorial No-Tap Doubles Tournament. Photos by Mike Pettinella.

The bowling community came out in force to remember one of its own over the weekend and a Batavia organization dedicated to providing end-of-life care reaped the rewards.

Seventy-one teams participated in the first Paul Townsend Memorial No-Tap Doubles Tournament on Saturday at StrikeForce Lanes in Oakfield, helping to raise more than $3,000 for Crossroads House, a not-for-profit two-bed comfort home on Liberty Street that serves terminally ill residents of Genesee and Wyoming counties.

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A portion of the entry fees plus proceeds from a large number of basket raffles and other fundraisers went to Crossroads House in memory of Paul Townsend, a lifelong Batavian and avid bowler who passed away on Sept. 27, 2023, at the age of 61. 

The tournament was organized by his wife, Joanne; son, James, and daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Joshua Napoli, with assistance from family members, friends and representatives of Crossroads House.

James addressed the bowlers and others who took part in the event before each of the three squads of bowling.

"We can't thank you enough for the support you have shown our family," he said. "My father would be overwhelmed by the turnout here today."

Twelve of the 71 teams earned prize money, with Dennis Maid of Byron teaming up with Jeff Pangrazio of Batavia to earn the $400 first prize with a 1,789 score with handicap.

Bill Lyons Sr. of Elba and Ron Shultz of Oakfield placed second with 1,737, good for $280, while brothers Peyton and Colton Yasses of Oakfield finished in third place with 1,693, winning $240.

Other cashers were as follows:

Cassidy Bratcher and Jimmy Macaluso of Le Roy, 1,688 ($200); Bob Zemla of Buffalo and Bob Van Dorn of Batavia, 1,663 ($190); Corey Winters of Middleport and Alishia Foss of Brockport, 1,659 ($170); Jane Chaddock and James Elmore of Batavia, 1,640 ($150); Danielle Schultz and Chris Fowler of Batavia, 1,611 ($130).

Dennis Maid and Chase Cone of Bergen, 1,606 ($120); Rich Mortellaro of Corfu and Scott Shields of Batavia, 1,589 ($100); Aiden Warner of Basom and Peyton Yasses, 1,588 ($90); Shawn Illerbrun of Warsaw and Brian Green of Batavia, 1,586 ($70).

The tournament was sponsored by Striking Effects Pro Shop in Batavia and StrikeForce Lanes/Rusty Rail Bar & Grill.

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James Townsend gets ready to roll the ceremonial first ball to start the bowling tournament/fundraiser in memory of his father, Paul.
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https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/paul-townsend-memorial-bowling-tournament-raises-more-than-3000-for-crossroads-house#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/paul-townsend-memorial-bowling-tournament-raises-more-than-3000-for-crossroads-house Mar 31, 2024, 9:53pm Bowling Paul Townsend Memorial bowling tournament raises more than $3,000 for Crossroads House mikepett <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Townsend family" class="image-style-large" height="519" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/townsends-2.jpg?itok=O2AJhDJr" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption>Tom Fluker, left, proprietor of StrikeForce Lanes in Oakfield, greets members of the Townsend family, James, Joanne and Holly, during Saturday's Paul Townsend Memorial No-Tap Doubles Tournament. Photos by Mike Pettinella.</figcaption> </figure> <p>The bowling community came out in force to remember one of its own over the weekend and a Batavia organization dedicated to providing end-of-life care reaped the rewards.</p><p>Seventy-one teams participated in the first Paul Townsend Memorial No-Tap Doubles Tournament on Saturday at StrikeForce Lanes in Oakfield, helping to</p>
Szatkowski rolls first 300 game; Genesee Region USBC Association Tournament starts this weekend https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/szatkowski-rolls-first-300-game-genesee-region-usbc-association-tournament-starts-this
Mike Szatkowski

Mike Szatkowski said everything changed once he entered the 10th frame of the third game on lanes 1-2 at Mancuso Bowling Center last Tuesday night.

Bowling in the Brighton Securities Triples League, the Batavia left-hander, who turned 38 today, went into the final frame with nine consecutive strikes -- needing three more to secure his first United States Bowling Congress-certified 300 game.

"Getting the first seven, eight or nine strikes didn't faze me because I've had that before but once I got to the 10th frame, I could feel the adrenaline kick in and my heart pumping faster," said Szatkowski (photo at right), manager of Fastenal on East Main Street Road.

Despite the pressure mounting on each delivery, Szatkowski came through by placing the ball in the 1-2 pocket each time for the perfect game. He said his previous best was 289.

For the night, he led his team with a 755 series, with the 300 following games of 251 and 204. He bowls with his cousin, Ben Miles, and longtime friend and former college roommate, Dan Zambito.

Also in the league, veteran kegler Rick Saunders of Batavia rolled a 279 middle game en route to a 723 series.

At Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion, Robbie Hanks set the pace in the Thursday Men's Triples League with a 235-268-278--781 series.

ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT STARTS FRIDAY

The 17th annual Genesee Region USBC Association Tournament, the season-ending Team, Doubles, Singles and All-Events competition, is scheduled for April 5-7, 12-14 at Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion.

The GRUSBC has extended the "paid in full" deadline for the first weekend to this Tuesday -- giving bowlers more time to get their entry forms filled out and sent with their checks to the association office, 55 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, NY 14020.  The deadline for the second weekend is April 9.

To sign up in advance, call 585-861-0404 or send an email to mikep@bowlgr.com. Entry forms can be found at www.bowlgr.com.

A Proprietor's Squad, with complimentary food and beverages, is scheduled for this Friday at 6:30 p.m. A few spots remain on that squad.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/szatkowski-rolls-first-300-game-genesee-region-usbc-association-tournament-starts-this#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/szatkowski-rolls-first-300-game-genesee-region-usbc-association-tournament-starts-this Mar 31, 2024, 8:45pm Bowling Szatkowski rolls first 300 game; Genesee Region USBC Association Tournament starts this weekend mikepett <div class="align-right"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/mike-s-2.jpg?itok=N2xnoq_f" width="200" height="347" alt="Mike Szatkowski" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p>Mike Szatkowski said everything changed once he entered the 10th frame of the third game on lanes 1-2 at Mancuso Bowling Center last Tuesday night.</p><p>Bowling in the Brighton Securities Triples League, the Batavia left-hander, who turned 38 today, went into the final frame with nine consecutive strikes --</p>
Brothers Tim, Tom Rohl to be inducted into Genesee Region USBC bowling Hall of Fame on May 11 https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/brothers-tim-tom-rohl-to-be-inducted-into-genesee-region-usbc-bowling-hall-of-fame-on-may MARCH 22, 2024 -- Brothers Tim and Tom Rohl, holders of a combined six Genesee Region USBC Masters Tournament titles, will be inducted into the local bowling association’s Hall of Fame in May.

The GRUSBC Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Batavia Downs Gaming’s Genesee room on Park Road.

The Genesee Region USBC will be providing more information about the banquet, including how to get tickets, next week.

The Rohl name has been a fixture on the bowling scene in the Genesee Region for parts of five decades with older brother Tim making his mark from 1985-2005 before moving to Florida and Tom finding success on the lanes over the past 30 years.

Both left-handers are products of the youth bowling program directed by Fran Krenzer at Legion Lanes in Le Roy, where they grew up and where Tom still resides.

With numerous league and tournament titles, honor scores and high averages, the Rohls can boast of multiple crowns in the Masters, the prestigious scratch singles event that started in the Batavia Bowling Association and continued in the GRUSBC through last season.

Tim, now 57, is a four-time Masters champion, with victories in 1988, 1995, 1999 and 2002, and Tom, 50, won the tournament in 2001 and 2013.

The brothers also won a BBA tournament as teammates – joining forces to capture the Johnson-Ianni Doubles title in 1999.

Among their many other accomplishments:

Tim Rohl

Tim Rohl

-- 1990 BBA Association Tournament All-Events scratch champion, 2,046 for 9 games;
-- 1991 BBA Association Tournament Team, Singles and Doubles champion;
-- 1993 BBA Association Tournament Team champion (Kraus Trucking), 3,089 scratch;
-- Bowled 760 in Kraus Trucking’s 2,224 three-man series with Jerry Geissler and Bruce Kraus in 1989-90 season;
-- Won seven Classic League titles at Mancuso Bowling Center with Kraus Trucking and Terry Hills teams;
-- Has seven 300 games, as many 290-299 games, two 800 series in local association competition, with high averages of 224, 221 and 219 in the Mancuso Classic League and 220 in the Batavia Bowling Center Classic League (1990).
-- Tournament titles include the Channel 4 Open, winning $4,000; Western New York Classic Tour and Attica Open, and he made the finals of the 2004 Storm Challenge in Las Vegas.
-- As a collegiate bowler, his 752 at the 1985 NJCAA Regionals in Corning was in the top 10 in the nation at that time.

After relocating to the Sarasota, Fla., area in 2006, Tim placed seventh in the Florida USBC state tournament with 791 in singles in 2012, and compiled league averages of 231 and 236 with two 300 games and two 800 series from 2010-13.

Tom Rohl

Tom Rohl

-- 2000 GRUSBC Association Tournament All-Events scratch and handicap champion, 2,177 for 9 games; 2002 Association Tournament Doubles scratch and handicap champion with Darrow Rumsey, 1,417 score, and multiple years of top finishes in association tournament doubles and singles;
-- Has 10 300 games, six 290-299 games and five 800 series in local association competition, with his first coming in 1995-96 as part of an 811 series while bowling with Tim and their father, John, at Legion Lanes;
-- Has a high series of 824 (Livingston Lanes in Geneseo) with high averages of 227 at Scopano’s Lanes in Oakfield, 216 at Legion Lanes and 214 at Mancuso’s, and rolled a 700 series at the USBC national championships;
-- Four-time Velletta Memorial three-person Tournament champion at the former Scopano’s Lanes in Oakfield;
-- Other tournament titles and top finishes include first place at the 2024 Super Bowl handicap singles at Mancuso’s, Attica Open, second place at Lilac City Tournament team event ($25,000 prize), second place in the 2022 GRUSBC Scratch Memorial, second place at the Bowlers Journal in Reno in 2010 and a top 12 finish at the Brunswick Shootout in 1998 against PBA members, including Bill O’Neill, Mike Fagan and Tom Smallwood.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/brothers-tim-tom-rohl-to-be-inducted-into-genesee-region-usbc-bowling-hall-of-fame-on-may#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/brothers-tim-tom-rohl-to-be-inducted-into-genesee-region-usbc-bowling-hall-of-fame-on-may Mar 26, 2024, 12:19pm Bowling Brothers Tim, Tom Rohl to be inducted into Genesee Region USBC bowling Hall of Fame on May 11 mikepett <p><span>MARCH 22, 2024 -- Brothers Tim and Tom Rohl, holders of a combined six Genesee Region USBC Masters Tournament titles, will be inducted into the local bowling association’s Hall of Fame in May.</span></p><p>The GRUSBC Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at</p>
Several post 700 series at local bowling centers https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/several-post-700-series-at-local-bowling-centers/638793 Several bowlers cracked the 700 mark in league action around the Genesee Region USBC last week.

At Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia, Brian Cline led the way with a 239-268-269--776 series in the Mancuso Real Estate Monday Doubles League, raising his average to 239.

Also at Mancuso's, fellow left-hander Nick Johnson posted a 736 series in the Brighton Securities Tuesday Triples League.

At Rose Garden Bowl in Bergen, Mike Lyons started with 278 on his way to a 743 series in the Wednesday Men's Handicap League, with Scott Gibson next at 715, and Mark Mack registered a 715 series in the Thursday Owls League.

At Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion, four bowlers exceeded 700 in the Sneezy's Monday Night League -- John Beadle 267--748, Brandon Gurnsey 257--711, Troy Fanton 259--710 and Robbie Hanks 246--705.

For a list of high scores, click on the Pin Points tab at the top of the home page.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/several-post-700-series-at-local-bowling-centers/638793#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/several-post-700-series-at-local-bowling-centers/638793 Mar 25, 2024, 9:44am Bowling Several post 700 series at local bowling centers mikepett <p>Several bowlers cracked the 700 mark in league action around the Genesee Region USBC last week.</p><p>At Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia, Brian Cline led the way with a 239-268-269--776 series in the Mancuso Real Estate Monday Doubles League, raising his average to 239.</p><p>Also at Mancuso's, fellow left-hander Nick</p>
Batavian Adam Philp wins eight matches en route to Super Bud Bowl tournament title https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/batavian-adam-philp-wins-eight-matches-en-route-to-super-bud-bowl-tournament-title/638714
Adam Philp
Adam Philp of Batavia has 5,500 reasons to smile after winning the Super Bud Bowl last Sunday night at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. Official tournament photo.

Adam Philp became the second Batavian to win the prestigious – and extremely challenging – Super Bud Bowl at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego last Sunday.

Competing in a tournament that normally attracts more than 1,100 bowlers over the course of a week (this year’s entries totaled 1,178), the 40-year-old right-hander won eight straight matches to earn the $5,500 first prize.

Seeded third in the three-bowler finals, he defeated 2020 Super Bud Bowl champion Nick Galusha of Altamont, 217-194, before knocking off No. 1 seed Joe Mazuryk of Schenectady, 219-160, for the title.

While 48 of the 96 finalists received either one- or two-round byes, depending upon their

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https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/batavian-adam-philp-wins-eight-matches-en-route-to-super-bud-bowl-tournament-title/638714#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/mikepett/batavian-adam-philp-wins-eight-matches-en-route-to-super-bud-bowl-tournament-title/638714 Mar 17, 2024, 8:31pm Bowling Batavian Adam Philp wins eight matches en route to Super Bud Bowl tournament title mikepett <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="Adam Philp" class="image-style-large" height="916" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/philp-bud-bowl-2.jpg?itok=6nR8snLl" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption>Adam Philp of Batavia has 5,500 reasons to smile after winning the Super Bud Bowl last Sunday night at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego. Official tournament photo.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Adam Philp became the second Batavian to win the prestigious – and extremely challenging – Super Bud Bowl at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego last Sunday.</p><p>Competing in a tournament that normally attracts more than 1,100 bowlers over the course of a week (this year’s entries totaled 1,178), the 40-year-old right-hander won eight straight matches to earn the $5,500 first prize.</p><p>Seeded third in the three-bowler finals, he defeated 2020 Super Bud Bowl champion Nick Galusha of Altamont, 217-194, before knocking off No. 1 seed Joe Mazuryk of Schenectady, 219-160, for the title.</p><p>While 48 of the 96 finalists received either one- or two-round byes, depending upon their</p>
PBA standout Sam Cooley of Australia wins scratch tournament at Mancuso Bowling Center https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/pba-standout-sam-cooley-of-australia-wins-scratch-tournament-at-mancuso-bowling Press release:

Professional Bowlers Tour standout Sam Cooley found his way to Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia on Saturday and, unsurprisingly, placed first in the annual T.F. Brown’s Scratch Eliminator tournament.

The 32-year-old right-hander from Sydney, Australia rolled a 265 game in the four-person final round to capture the $1,500 top prize.

Dan Vick of Rochester and Adam Jozwiak of Buffalo each posted 234 to split the second ($900) and third ($700) place money while Pat Brick of Buffalo registered a 226 game to finish fourth ($500).

Cooley, a member of the MOTIV bowling pro staff and a two-time PBA Tour champion, was the No. 2 qualifier off the morning squad with 937 for four games on the challenging 40-foot oil pattern.

Jozwiak led the squad with 968 while Andy Nichols of Rochester was the high qualifier off the afternoon squad with 919, including a 290 final game.

Cooley advanced through the eliminator rounds with games of 225 and 223 before his big last game.

He said he was in Western New York this past week learning more about the fellow professional Brad Angelo’s BowlU course at Brad Angelo Lanes in Lockport and also practicing for the USBC Masters, which gets underway on March 25 at Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

Thirteen Genesee Region USBC members competed in the tournament with one, Mike Pettinella of Batavia, advancing to the eliminator rounds.

Pettinella, who was coming off a fourth-place finish at a 60-and-Over Tour event in Brockport the previous weekend, started with a 278 game en route to an 838 total on the afternoon squad. He was eliminated in the first round of the finals, earning $150.

Reaching the semifinals ($250 each) were Jon Keenan of Rochester and Dan Stafursky of Waverly.

Other tournament sponsors were Coors Light, Lambert’s Design Jewelers, Labatt Blue, Striking Effects Pro Shop, Casella and Toyota of Batavia. The tournament drew 76 entries.

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Tournament director Mark Brown, right, with the T.F. Brown's Scratch Eliminator finalists, from left, Pat Brick, Dan Vick, Adam Jozwiak and champion Sam Cooley. Submitted photo.
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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/pba-standout-sam-cooley-of-australia-wins-scratch-tournament-at-mancuso-bowling#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/pba-standout-sam-cooley-of-australia-wins-scratch-tournament-at-mancuso-bowling Mar 17, 2024, 10:18am Bowling PBA standout Sam Cooley of Australia wins scratch tournament at Mancuso Bowling Center Press Release <p><em>Press release:</em></p><p>Professional Bowlers Tour standout Sam Cooley found his way to Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia on Saturday and, unsurprisingly, placed first in the annual T.F. Brown’s Scratch Eliminator tournament.</p><p>The 32-year-old right-hander from Sydney, Australia rolled a 265 game in the four-person final round to capture the $1,500</p>