2015 Virginia State USBC Women’s Tournament

The Virginia State USBC Women’s Tournament was held March 28th to April 26th, 2015 with the team event held at BOWL AMERICA BULL RUN in Manassas and the Double and Singles at BOWL AMERICA CHANTILLY.

Once again our Lady VPUSBC bowlers rose to the top with several great finishes.

Kat Goodstein, Karel Curtis, Michelle Porter and Sheil Hazelgrove combined to score 3096 taking 1st place in the Team, Regular (603 and Below), Handicapped and 4th in Team, Scratch with a score of 2578.

bowling_clipart_playerKat Goodstein and Karel Curtis also came in 6th place rolling 1522 in the Doubles, Regular (301 and Below)  , Handicapped Division with Karel also taking individual honors with a 1st place in the Singles, Classic (151 and Above) Handicapped  shooting 883 and she placed 4th with a combined score of 2471 in the All Events, Classic (151 and Up), Handicapped division.

In 4th place in the Team Scratch division with a scorer of 2578 were Donna Haynes, Dawn Campbell, Renee Smith and Sara DiScioscia, they also placed 12th  in  Team, Classic (604 and Above), Handicapped division with a score of 3,007.

Scratch Doubles we find in 8th place Karen Shuler and Renee Brubaker with a score of 1,273.

All Events, Regular (150 and Under), Handicapped found another VPUSBC bowler Ava Dorman  placing in 7th with a total score of 2340.

2015 Virginia State USBC 58th Annual Women’s Tournament Final Standings



Bowl for the Cure 9-Pin No-Tap Tournament

cure_newlogo_smallThe 2015 Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling Association Bowl for the Cure 9-Pin No-Tap Tournament with 91 Bowlers participating was a huge success, we raised just over $1300.00 for Bowl for the Cure, and this is not counting league contributions which are still coming. in.

A recap of winners follows

High Series:IMG_20150221_151117_558
Men Ira Tate Jr. 900
Women Anne Tate 730
Youth Logan Ballowe 769 

High Game:

1st Ira Tate Jr.
2nd Adam Davis IMG_20150221_150719_628
3rd Tyler Hazelgrove

Most Natural Strikes:

Men Ira Tate Jr. 27

No-Tap Strikes

Men Gary Allred 15
Women Anne Tate 16, Gladys Baker 16
Youth Donavan Larsen 17, Austin Serio 13 , Juan Beckenridge 17

Most Spares:

Men Joe Branson 10 

Most Splits:

Men Ricky Wade 7
Women Faye Smith 10 Lolita Scott 10 Dreama Fitzpatrick 10
Youth Jacob Nunn 8 Kevin Goodstein 6

Most 7-Pin/10-Pin:

Men Gary Weedon 9 Most 5 Pin: Donald Allhouse 3
Women Faye Smith 8 Pat Thornton 3
Faye Smith 3 Shawanta Young-Williams 3
Youth Sam Callender 4 Logan Ballowe 2  Jack Lagonegro 2

300 Game:

300 Game: Ira Tate Jr. (3), Juan Breckonridge, Logan Ballowe, Fred Williams, Adam Davis, Tyler Hazelgrove






2014 Hall of Fame Inductees



The VPUSBC is proud to announce our 2014 inductees to the Hall of Fame. Being inducted for bowling performance are William “Bill” Glazier IV, and Rich Brewer. Being inducted for meritorious service is Judy Golightly.

bowling_pin_2_coloring_book_colouring-555pxGlazier has bowled since he was a young boy starting out at the old Newmarket Lanes. He bowled at houses across the Peninsula and is currently part owner of Century Lanes in Hampton.


He has been a member of the association All Star team in 2011-12, male bowler of the year that same season, and holds the men’s  VPUSBC all time high average for a season with a 241 for the 2011-12 season. On December 12, 2013 Glazier bowled an 858 series. He’s bowled numerous high scores over the years. He also owns X-Treme Performance Pro Shop located inside Century Lanes.

bowling_pin_2_coloring_book_colouring-555pxBrewer has also been a bowler since he was a young boy and a member of our association for almost 30 years. His bowling achievements include being the first person to bowl an 800 (825) series at Fairlanes/Hidenwood.


He is has won numerous awards locally and on the state level. On December 28, 1994 he had an amazing night of bowling with an 811 series for his first three games of a doubles league and finished off the night with a 300 game for a record 1,111 series for four games. In 1996 Brewer shot the first 800 in the Hampton Roads Bowling Assn Open city tournament and combined with his doubles partner Richard Avery for a 1573 scratch doubles score. That record high score remains unbeaten today. He has had 11 800 series and more than 20 300 series.

bowling_pin_2_coloring_book_colouring-555pxGolightly has been a name and face that many association bowlers recognize and remember for her longtime commitment to the sport. She has been involved in bowling since the mid- 1970s when her son wanted to bowl. During her time volunteering with youth bowlers the owner of Newmarket Bowl in Newport News hired her to become the League Coordinator.


She will readily admit her priority is youth bowlers, but she also looked out for the adult bowlers in the area (many who are former youth bowlers!)
She was encouraging the to bowlers and always looking for opportunities to let them learn more about the sport and participate in tournaments across the state. She has had an impact on the youth bowlers she mentored with many of them becoming members of the Hall of Fame themselves or members of the All Star teams. She, too, has been a bowler and is member of the Virginia Queens and the Virginia 600 club.





2013 – 2014 Virginia Peninsula USBC All Stars

all_stars The All Star Teams recognize the top bowlers for the Association. There are six All Star Teams, each team will be comprised of the top five bowlers in that category and the teams are Adult Males, Adult Females, Seniors Male, Seniors Females, Youth Male and Youth Females.

The ALL STARS will be presented their awards along with Bowler(s) of the Year, Coach of the Year,Al Watlet Meritorious Service Award and this years Hall of Fame Inductees at the annual VPUSBC Awards Ceremony  at the Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center in Newport News, VA. on November 8, 2014, ticket are on sale from a member of the Board of Directors or  your Center Representative price of $35 per person.

Our Adult All Stars must bowl a total of not less than 150 games in two different bowling centers in Virginia Peninsula USBC certified league play with at least 75 games being bowled in each center and attained one of the five highest composite averages in winter league as of June 1st of preceding year attaining the average certified leagues whose team playing strength is three or more members.
If you notice some positions on the All Star Teams are decided by a mear 10th of a pin showing how competitive our Association bowlers are.

The Adult All Stars for 2013 – 2014 are:


Chris Bolosan  – 234
T.J. McKinney – 231
Jonathan Gary – 230
Michael Butts – 229
Brian Franklin – 228.9


Rebecca Glazier – 206
Cindy Kruschke – 201
Dawn Campbell – 199
Kelly Manahl – 192.8
Cheryl Fensom – 192.7

vpusbc_v4_smOur VPUSBC Senior All Star Teams must be 55 years of age as of August 1st of the year the composite average is taken (i.e. August 1st 2010 to be considered for the 2010-2011 Seniors All Stars), Bowl a total of not less than 132 games in two different centers in Virginia Peninsula USBC certified League lay with at least 66 games bowled in each center while attaining one of the five highest composite averages in Winter League as of June 1st of the preceding year in a certified leagues whose team playing strength is three or more members.

The VPUSBC Seniors All Stars for 2013 – 2014 are:



Gil Brown – 220
Terry Earnhardt –  219
Joe Corbett –  216
Greg Tschupp –  213.8
William (Ed) Tenan –  213.7


Renee Brubaker – 199
Vivian Blunt – 193
Brigette Drake – 175
Edith Perrin –  170
Jacqueline McCarthy  – 166

NewUSBCYouthLogo_clrThe VPUSBC Youth All Stars must be a Youth member of the VPUSBC as of August 1st of the year the highest average is taken have bowled a total of not less than 2/3 of the scheduled games in a certified youth league from a bowling center in the Virginia Peninsula USBC certified league play of at least 16 sessions and attained one of the five highest averages in winter leagues as of June 1st of the preceding year.
The Youth Girls was a real fight for position with only 4 pins separating 1st to 5th position, great job ladies and we look forward to seeing all of you advance in your skill level over the next few years!

This year’s YOUTH All Stars for 2013 – 2014 are:


Dawson Maier – 210
Wilton Holloway –  202.3
Marcus Silas – 202.2
Jared Wenner – 196
Justin Meyers – 194.13

Alissa Adickes – 154
Brooklyn Splitt – 153.7
Chelsea Sczuroski – 153.1
Teyler Boyd – 152
Morgan Cooper – 150

The Virginia Peninsula USBC would like to congratulate all our ALL STAR TEAM member’s for and excellent 2013 -2014 season and look forward to the battle for the All Star teams as this new season progresses.


2014 USBC Women’s & Open Championship local results

2014 USBC Women’s Championships  was held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. and several of our Virginia Peninsula ladies made the top 100 in the final results.

We would like to congratulate our highest finishing local  Bobbie Deese and her doubles partner Frances Langejans from Kalamazoo,MI placing 10th in the Doubles Div III  with a combined score of 1098.

In 73rd place bowling in the Emerald division Team, the Feisty Fillies  with  Catherine Shaw, Mary Plummer, Glenda Bryant and Helen Holland Harris with a total score of 1899.

54th All Events Div IV  Lynn Sykes  with a score of 1516 and Sandra Cunningham 77th Doubles Div V with a score of 903.bowling_pin_2_coloring_book_colouring-555px

2014 USBC Women’s Championships Results : http://www.bowl.com/Womens_Championships/Womens_Championship_Home/Scores/


A look at the 2014 USBC Open Championship held at the National Bowling Stadium in Classified Doubles  Bruce Labar Poguoson,VA  and his partner Kurt Rudy of Reno,NV  placed  60th with a score of 1097 and in Classified Singles placing 117th was Tom Ballowe Yorktown,VA  with 579 series.


2014 USBC Open Championship Results : http://www.bowl.com/Open_Championships/Open_Championships_Home/Scores/





2014 USBC Youth Open Championships

bowlingComYouthOpenTwo local Youth Bowlers from the Virginia Peninsula USBC Bowling association participated in the 2014 USBC Youth Open Championships which took place July 10-27 at Thruway Lanes in Cheektowaga, N.Y. bowling in the U 15 division.

Singles event Dawson Maier scored 504 to come in 73rd Place and Shawn Stacy Jr. rolled 497 to finish in 82nd Place out of 192 competitors.

In doubles event they teamed up to shoot 1,116 total finishing in 7th place

In TEAM event Shawn Stacy Jr. and Dawson Maier, both from Hampton were teamed up with Michael Vasek (Dallas, PA) & Charlie Witchzak (Wilkes Barre, PA) to compete rolling 1941 to finish in 14th Place with a scratch score of 1941 with 45 teams in the competition.

All Events finds Dawson Maier in 47th Place with 1557 total pins and Shawn Stacy Jr. with 1,498 pins total for 64th Place out of 165 competitors.

Congratulation on an excellent tournament outing and representing all the local bowlers at the 2014 USBC Youth Open Championships

What is a Center Representative?


Center Representatives, what are they?


Do I have one? – What’s their name? – What do they do?

That’s a lot of questions, lucky we can turn to the Virginia Peninsula USBC  Operations Manual for an answer.


*Center Representative come under Section 9 Duties of a Director of the VPUSBC


D: Perform the duties of a bowling center representative for centers to which he/she is assigned . Remember, whatever action is taken or whatever advice a Director renders is a reflection on the competency of the VPUSBC. Duties as a bowling center representative are:

1)  Make personal contact with the proprietor and league officers.

2)  Promote USBC membership with the proprietor and league officers.

3)  Encourage and assist leagues in certification (verify with the Association Manager) prior to the USBC deadline.

4)  Attend League organization meeting, explain bonding, new USBC rules,  awards programs,dues, etc.

5)  Ensure each league receives necessary supplies

6)  Resolve league problems and rule disputes if possible. If unsure of correct answer advise the league you will contact the Vice President responsible for that center for assistance and in a timely fashion reply to their concern/question.

7)  Wear suitable attire, VPUSBC shirt and/or jacket when attending meetings or presenting awards to membership.

8)  Assist the VPUSBC Association Manager in obtaining  any final average sheets that are delinquent at end of season

9)  Ensure each league is notified of the Annual Meeting

10)  Promote all VPUSBC functions (Meetings, Tournament, annual Awards Banquet)

11)  Personally present USBC awards (300 Rings etc) and association awards (700 series etc) to the bowlers.

12) Help sell ads for the Yearbook

13)  Keep a list of all league offices (name, phone number, email address) for the center that you are responsible for. Get copies of each leagues rules and bylaws for presentation to the USBC Rules Committee.


Well in a nutshell your Center  Representative are there to serve you the bowler, to assist your league officers and the center manager/proprietor, they represent the Virginia Peninsula USBC on a one on one personal level.

Each of our centers have at least two (2) Center Representatives , your most likely to meet your Center Representative at your annual league organization meeting to iron out your league rules/bylaws, they should introduce themselves, tell you about any USBC rule changes, inform you of events, tell about the VPUSBC Awards Program, up coming local and state tournaments and give your league officers his/ her contact information and, if allowed, stay to the end to field any questions or concerns you may have.

Center Representatives should have a working knowledge of the USBC Rules, be up to-date on assoc481px-Bowling_ball_releaseiation events, tournament and meetings, they should attend the Board of Directors meetings regularly, know who is the chairperson of the various association committees and have a basic knowledge of the USBC / VPUSBC Youth Program.

A Cbowling_pin_2_coloring_book_colouring-555pxenter Representative does not necessarily have to be a member of the Board of Directors, they can be a volunteer, a past member of the Board with knowledge of the responsibility of a Center Representative, they can be permanent or used to fill in as needed during League Organization meetings when there are conflicts of time and locations.

If you don’t know who your center representative are you can find them on the association website http://www.vpusbc.com under the ASSOCIATION INFO  tab.

The bottom line is if you have a question, concern about rules or just need information about an event that your league officers can’t answer they should contact the center representative, they are there to assist you.

Once the 2014/2015 Center  Representatives are published we will update the association website to reflect those changes if any.


*NOTE: Center Representatives are also known as Center Reps, House Reps and sometimes as Lane Reps.


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