VPUSBC 2015 Awards Ceremony


The Virginia Peninsula USBC presented their annual awards for the 2014-15 season on Saturday at the Paradise Ocean Club at Ft. Monroe. All Star teams were presented as well as a male and a female bowler of the year, high average and series awards, director of the year, and three members were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Male bowler of the year, David Powers  bowled consistently in seven leagues with a composite average of 228. He bowled 744 games in four different centers bowling 3 300 games and 4 800 series last season. His attitude on and off the lanes and his sportsmanship with other bowlers is to be commended and sets an example to other bowlers in our association.


Female bowler of the year, Becca Glazier , is young in years, but not in bowling experience. Last season she logged more than 15 games higher than 275, and more than 20 series 700 and above. She bowled in five leagues in three houses with a composite average of 210.05 for 372 games bowled. She is a graduate of Hampton University and was a standout on their NCAA bowling team. She volunteered at Sparetimes with the youth Pee Wee League. She also works in her family owned pro shop at Century Lanes and is a great role model for the young bowlers in this area.

High average Male   Ricky Boyters    243.

High average Female  Jennifer Sulin    221.

High series Male Mike Butts   868.

High series Female  Rebecca (Becca) Glazier   797.

Director of the Year was John Confalone.John is a relatively new member of the Board and has worked diligently to expand the local awards and chaired the Hall of Fame committee this season. This award is chosen and presented by the President of the Association annually.


Three bowlers were inducted into the VPUSBC Hall of Fame at the dinner. Two were inducted for bowling performance and one for meritorious service.
In the bowling performance category, Cindi Szahowski Kruschke, was inducted into the HoF Saturday night. Kruschke bowled in the local association for nearly 30 years as a youth and then as an adult. She bowled in numerous leagues in multiple houses and as a youth bowler achieved a 677 set at the age of 14. At 19 she moved to adult leagues and also earned her Level 1 coaching certification and served as the Assistant to the Director of the youth program at Ft Eustis. in the 1998-99 season she rolled her first 300 game at the now closed Hidenwood Lanes. In the 2004-05 season she rolled the women’s highest set (at that time) of 787 and a second 300 game. At the time she was the only woman to have rolled two 300s in different houses. She had the Association’s highest average in 2005-06 with a 215 average. Her consistency on the lanes is remarkable and she continues to maintain composite average of over 200. She has been on the All Star team in 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 and again for this past season. She has numerous 280, and 290 games and won several high game and series awards from the state and local associations. Kruschke recently moved to Florida, but was honored to return to be inducted into our local association’s Hall of Fame.


Also in the bowling performance category Joseph (Joey) Wetzler  was inducted. Wetzler has been bowling since the age of 3 and a half and other than eight years when he was traveling to resurface bowling lanes he’s been a member of our local association. He shot his first 300 in 1987 at the age of 15. Since 2001 he has rolled more than 18 perfect games, 3 games of 299, a 298, and four 11-in-a-row awards. He also has nine 800 series since 2001. His highest set of 844 came in 2004. He has been on the All Star team 10 times since 2001 (and again on the team this past season).


In the meritorious service category, Robert (Bob) Pancoast (803-627-1532 or 757-930-1346), was inducted. Pancoast has been involved in local boards for many years having served as a director on the former Hampton Roads Bowling Association and also on the former youth boards (Peninsula Young America Bowling Alliance, Peninsula Area USBC) as President or a director. His main focus has been with the youth although he also served on numerous committees while on the HRBA. He is the chair of the Scholarship Committee, Youth Committee and Tournament Manager for the VPUSBC Youth City Tournament. During the time of former Association Manager, Wayne Ripley’s, illness he was one of the local board members who went to Wayne’s house and assisted with any Association business as needed. He offered to take on the youth membership processing in order for the new Association Manager to be able to get acclimated to her new position. He is a Bronze Certified Coach and has been coaching for more than 25 years. He was Youth Director at Hidenwood Lanes and one of the coordinators for the Peninsula Traveling Scholarship League for 9 years. He also assists his wife, Mary, with the Peninsula High School League. His tireless work with the youth and also with the needs of the Board is unending.

By Laura Favata


2014-2015 VPUSBC All-Stars

The 2014-2015 Virgiall_starsnia Peninsula USBC   All-Star Teams has been determined and we are pleased to announce the following members  skills on the lanes have earned them a place in the record book as a member of the 2014-2015 Virginia Peninsula USBC All-Star Teams, one of the top bowlers in an association of 4000+ USBC members.












Congratulations to all of our 2014 – 2015 ALL STARS!!

awards_logo2Associations Annual Awards Ceremony will be held at Paradise Ocean Club at 490 Fenwick Rd, Fort Monroe. Saturday November 7th, 2015 with social hour from 6-7 PM and dinner and awards at 7 PM.





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2015 Annual Membership Meeting

Annual Membership Meeting

The VPUSBC Annual membership meeting was held June 7, 2015 at Sparetimes Bowling Center in Hampton.

At this meeting, the Harry Davis/Harry Sager Youth Scholarships were presented. The first place scholarship winner, bowling in the high school league, was James Bittner. He received $2000 to go towards his studies. The second place scholarship winner, bowling in the Sparetimes Junior/Senior League, was Aaron Morris. He was awarded $1500.

Annual elections were also held at this meeting. Re-elected to the position of 1st Vice President was Laura Favata. Re-elected to the position of 3rd Vice President was Jim Brooks. Directors Ira Tate, Jr. and Timothy White were re-elected to their positions and new Directors are Mary Tabor-McCabe and Ken Hasbrey. In addition, Fatima Nunez was elected to the position of Youth Director.

A vacancy on the board, due to the resignation of Cari Serio, was recently filled by Keith Johnson.


VPUSBC 2015 Awards Ceremony

awards_logo2The Associations Annual Awards Ceremony will be held  Saturday November 7th, 2015 with social hour from 6-7 PM and dinner at 7:00 PM followed by awards presentation.

During the event the Class of 2015 Virginia Peninsula Hall of Fame will be inducted in the categories of Performance and Meritorious Service.

Also awards will be presented for the Richard Gary Youth Coach of the Year , the Al Watlet Meritorious Service Award, Bowler of the Year and the All Star Teams.Paradise_Ocean_Club

   This year the Association will hold the event at a new venue, the Paradise Ocean Club located at 490 Fenwick Rd on Fort Monroe over looking the Chesapeake Bay.

Tickets will go on sale in the Fall and will be available  from our Center Representatives, members of the Board of Directors and Association Officers.

We hope to see you there to enjoy an evening of celebration and fellowship.


Association Manager’s Report

Association Manager’s Report – Annual Meeting June 7th, 2015


The USBC member count show us with 3390 paid bowlers in the VPUSBC for 2014 / 2015. This does not include the bowlers paying local dues only which there are 30 bowlers giving us a total membership of 3420.


The 3420 bowlers in this association have received 363 total VPUSBC awards this season.In addition, there have been honor scores reported to the USBC totaling 93 (300’s) and 51 (800’s). There would have been more awards but some leagues did not turn in award applications.

Breakdown of Local Awards:sweep

All Spares 3
Triplicate 15
Dutch 200 7
7-10 Split 6
Clean Sweep 34
160 avg or less 7_10POA Game 64
161 avg + POA Game 28
160 avg or less POS Series 148
161 avg+ POS Series 58
700 shirts 32


Submitted by:

Beverly Hamrick Association Manager

June 7th, 2015




VPUSBC YOUTH Excel at 2015 Virginia State Pepsi Youth Championships

The PEPSICHAMPLOGO2015 Virginia State USBC Pepsi Youth Championships were held April 11th through May 3rd at AMF Hanover Lanes in Mechanicsville, Virginia. The tournament is  ALL scratch in ALL divisions and the top bowlers from each of the divisions will advance to the National Junior Gold tournament in Chicago.

Once again our local youth bowlers performed well in many divisions:

3rd Chase Glazier, Sparetimes with a 107 average  136, 113, 159 (408)

3rd place Siani Sheppard, Village Lanes with a 83 average 112, 131, 141 (384)

9th place Makenna Tate, AMF York with a 82 average 103, 120 and 102 (325)


5th Nathan Jones,  SpareTimes with a 133 average 156 158 160 (474 )


3rd Payten Gary, SpareTimes with a 116 average 140, 92, 170  (402)
5th  Crawford, Dylan SpareTimes with a 111 average 133 117 126 (376)

5th  Logan Ballowe,  AMF York 171 average with games of 170,208,173 (551) and 189, 189, 172 (550) 1101 total
5th Kynedi Crawford,   SpareTimes, 125 164 145 146 (455) 170 150 131 (451) total 906

7th Peneeta Wojcik,   SpareTimes, 145 average 136 181 162 (479) 118 149 152 (419) total 898

8th Skylar Tenan,   AMF York, 161 average 127 158 135 (420) 156 159 150 (465) total 885
3rd  Dawson Maier,   SpareTimes 230 average 225 263 223 (711) 195 289 220 (704) total 1415.

13th Juan Breckenridge,   AMF York 198 average 172 234 238 (644) 224 236 224 total 1328


The Virginia Peninsula USBC would like to congratulate all our Youth Bowlers for an outstanding performance and representing all of us in the VPUSBC we’re very proud of each of you!

Those name in bold indicate scholarship money won

OFFICIAL Results for the Pepsi Youth Championships: http://vastateusbc.com/standings/2015-virginia-state-pepsi-youth-results/



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Association Bowling Clinic Survey

The Association is interested in your views on our new Bowling Clinic Program, we would like your thoughts and opinions on what clinics you feel would most benefit you and your bowling teammates. Please take the survey and let us know!