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News from the Virginia Peninsula USBC

1st Annual Virginia Peninsula USBC Tournament of League Champions

The 1st Annual Association Tournament of League Champions was held at AMF YORK Sunday June 11th beforetolc3 the Open Membership Meeting held at AMF YORK.

And would you believe a YOUTH league Championship team took 1st place in the Step Ladder finials , the  STRIKERS from Village Lanes with Siani Sheppard , Collin White, Timothy Martin and  Daniel Manning came out on top beating Team Ibuprofen  Sparetimes  Scott Hall, George Lawton, Gil Brown and Hal Noyes

image3  STRIKERS Village Lanes :

Siani Sheppard , Collin White, Timothy Martin and Daniel Manning

Second  Team Ibuprofen  Sparetimes

Scott Hall, George Lawton, Gil Brown and Hal Noyes


Third Place Bad News Bowlers: AMF York 

Geoffrey Hudson, Jaylon Lee, Joshua Mullen and Tyrese Ruff



Fourth Place DHD: VillageLanes

Herman Booker, David Pollard, Don Talbott and David Via  


9Fifth Place Century Lanes :

Chad Boyette, Danny Arnett, Brandon Cash and Becca Glazier 


We would like to thank the League Champion teams who entered and look forward to next year and even more entries.





2017 VPUSBC 54th Annual Youth Tournament

Jason_Curtis2The 54th Annual VPUSBC Youth City Tournament was huge success with over $4000 in Scholarships awards plus Jason Curtis of Langley put his name in the record book by bowling the first 300 game in VIRGINIA PENINSULA USBC Youth Tournament history and it was his first perfect game  also. Congratulations! • Video



Team, Division 1 Avg 520 and Up, Handicapped
York Youth 1 with teammates Dylan Dresler, Holt Shideler, Morgan E Cooper and Justin C Meyers came in first place with a total score of 2,944, York Youth 8 second place with 2918 and third Justin’s Angels 2905.


Team, Division 2 Avg 0-519, Handicapped
York Youth 2 with an outstanding score of 3,138 with Aaron R Sylvia, Nathan T Tate, Blake M Howe, and William O’Flynn on the team. Second place went to Strike Force with a total of 3,052 and a close third was Super Strikers 3,044.


Doubles, DiIMG_20170319_134518573.jpgvision 1 Avg 260 and Up, Handicapped
1st place Trayvon A Williams and Kristina D Snyder (1,623), 2nd place Christopher L Williams and Cameron R Griggs, (1,556) and again a close race in 3rd just two pin back William O’Flynn and Blake M Howe, (1,554).



Doubles, Division 2 Avg 0-259, Handicapped
Jamie Curtis and Naijhyl Sneed rolling a nice combined score of 1,570 to take first place, 2nd place Lester J Richardson and Shane A Richardson just Fifteen pins back with 1,555 and ten pins back in 3rd place Aiden M Bain and Barry Smith with a combined score of 1,545.



Peewee Bumper Bowlers, Handicapped
Emily Melanson, (left)   with a total score of 377, lead the field of Bumper Bowlers to take 1st place, with Kate Thibault in second place (351), Lauryn Favata came in thrid just four pins behind (347( and Alex Chocklett (337) filled the fourth position and in fifth Sophia Tranbarger (329).


Singles, Avg 130 and Up, Handicapped
This division was tight, great battle of pitfall, First place was Michael R Nowell with a great score of 837, second place Jason L Curtis (819) three pins back in third Kristina D Snyder (816), fourth Raymond J Root just two pins off (814) and tied for fifth was Timothy J Glazier and Aurelien L Lucasaldridge both scoring 803.


Singles, Avg 0-129, Handicapped
First place Torri K Clarke (849), second Daniel J Manning (821) and third Alania M Griffith (817).


Singles, Scratch Singles Avg 130 Up

Jackson A Guthrie , pictured left, took first place with a Scratch score of 728 with Timothy J Glazier in second place just six pin back bowling his highest series of 722 at City Tournament, third place Justin C Meyers (694) fourth place Morgan E Cooper (631) and in fifth place Austin L Serio (551).


Singles 129 and Below, Scratch
First place Kassie L Hoyt 303, second place Brooke A Byrd (267) and in third place Morgan Everts (164)




All Events, 130 and Up, Handicapped
Coming in first place was Kimberly Wisser, pictured right, rolling an excellent combined score of 2,451 with second place Kristina D Snyder (2,425) and in third place was William O’Flynn (2,370), fouth place Owen C Harris (2,358) and fifth Cameron R Griggs (2,302)



All Events, 129 and Below, Handicapped
All Events was a shoot out with scores so close a spare could make the difference in positions. In first place Daniel J Manning (2,447), pictured left, second Naijhyl Sneed (2,376), this is the battle ,third Michael Jones (2,343). fourth 0ne pin back Torri K Clarke and Alania M Griffith(2,342)and another one pin difference with fifth place going to Shane A Richardson (2,341).



• Final Standings • Scholarships Winners

2016 Virginia State USBC 64th Annual Open Tournament

The 2016 Virginia State USBC 64th Annual Open Tournament was held in South Boston and Danville  Virginia from April 30th to June 12th 2016. Virginia Peninsula USBC was well represented at the State Open Tournament with several of our bowlers placing very well.


McCorvey’s Bowling World #1  with teammates Russell Anderson (277-214-247 for 738), Chris Hayes (300-191-221 for a 712) Jason Hice (211-223-181 for 615), Michael Heath (217-239-249 for 705) and Terrance White (269-245-232 for 746) for a series total of 3516 in Scratch Team.


300Congratulations  to Chris Hayes rolling a perfect score of 300 in game one of  Scratch Team at the  Va State Open Tournament.


Michael Heath and Russell Anderson also came in first place in the Scratch Doubles with 1,476. Scratch Singles Russell and Michael  tied for 10th with 747 series. Russell Anderson also rolled an 11 in a row 298 game one of Scratch Doubles

And if that wasn’t enough posting top scores in Scratch All Events, Russell  placed first with 2,242 and Michael sixth (2,171) and Chris Bolosan was second in Scratch All Events with 2,171.

Handicap Regular Team 901 and Up in second place was  BVLERS #2  with a total score of 3,692 with Greg Tschupp,  Mecos Claude,  Mikey York,  Donald Summers,  Mike Spellman.



Scratch Double s, as mention above Russell Anderson and  Michael Heath (1,476) came in first with  Edward Pitcavage and Jeffrey Campbell third (1,445). Handicap Regular Doubles 361 an d Up  in fourth  Ashley and Josh White rolled   1,571 and in eight place  the duo of  Wayne and  Joshua Ford  ( 1,552). Handicap Classic Doubles 360 and Below Bett y and Bobby Christine came in fourth with 1,629. Handicap Classic Singles 180 and Below second place Travis Bryant with a total score of 900.

VPUSBC Bowlers brought home over $10,000 in prize money from the event!
Virginia State USBC 2016 Open Tournament Standings


Virginia Peninsula Top Scores

• Handicap Regular Team 901 and Up

2nd place BVLERS #2 3,692
7th place MBW #1  3,606


•   Scratch Team

1-MBW #1 3,516
3-Kuug Pow 3,272
5- BVLERS #2 3242
7-MBW #5 3,215


• Handicap Regular Doubles 361 and Up

4- Ashley White and Josh   White  1,571
8- Wayne  Ford and  Joshua  Ford  1,552


• Handicap Classic Doubles 360 and Below

4- Betty and Bobby Christine  1,629


• Scratch Doubles

1- Russell A Anderson / Michael E Heath, 1,476
3 – Edward W Pitcavage  Jr / Jeffrey J  Campbell,  1,445


• Handicap Classic Singles 180 and Below

2 -Bryant, Travis S 900


• Scratch Singles

Tied for 10th with 747 Michael E Heath  and  Russell A Anderson


• Regular All Events 181 and Up, Handicapped

7 – Aaron L  Riggleman,   Jr   2,313


• Classic All Events 180 and Below

3 -Travis S Bryant  2,519


Scratch All Events

1 -Anderson, Russell A 2,242
2 – Chris L  Bolosan,    2,199
6 –  Michael E Heath  2,171




19th Annual Virginia Peninsula USBC Seniors Tournament

VPUSBC_SRThe 19th Annual Virginia Peninsula USBC Seniors Handicap Tournament was held at Sparetime on December 5th and 6th 2015.

Starting with the Team division in 1st place were the “First Timers”, Louis Armstrong, Ross Griffin,Tom Blount and Mark Parks, with a total score of 2868 and 21 pins back in second place “Century Lanes #2” (2847) Mickey York, Michael Spellman,Harold Gonzales and Donald Summers.

The Open Doubles event Davis Smith Jr. and Jeffrey Thompson teamed together to roll and impressive 1558 with second place Louis Armstrong and Ross Griffin with a total of 1506.

Competition was tight in the Open Singles 50 to 59 age VPUSBC_LARGE_200division with Louis Armstrong coming out on top with 756 total pin fall, second Mark Parks (754) John Banicky (744) and Tarcie Milloy (730).

Open Singles 60 to 69 age division we find Sam Smith in first place with 773, second Frank Garner (769) Bobby Winfree Sr (760) and Warren Kitts (748).

Open Singles 70 to 99 age division was a fight for first place with just nine pins determining first place, Fred Mullins came out on top with 749,Ann Ambler second with 740, third Frank Simmons third (708). The 70 to 99 Division was our largest with 29 bowlers competing.

All Events 50 to 59 Division was really a shoot out with Louis Armstrong (1460) first place, Jeffery Thompson (1450) second, Michael Spellman (1445) third and fourth Kevin Morris (1440).

All Events 60 to 69 Division Frank Garner came out on top with 1504, second Sam Smith (1450), third Arthur Reynolds third (1419) and fourth Michael Brown (1413).

All Events 70 to 99 Division Fred Mullins first (1485) Barry Sprouse second (1462), Cecile Holmes third (1450) and fourth Wallace Grainer (1435).


The Women’s Team event Team #2 came in first  place, members Sharon Davis, Donna Caldwell, Holley Grasz and Rena Souza with a score of 2729.

The Women’s Double event found Barbara Johnson and Stacy Calhoun rolling 1452 with Donna Caldwell and Holly Myers in second place.

Women Singles 50 to 59 Division first place Sharon Davis (705) Second Donna Caldwell (686 and third Vicky Schmidt (677).

Women Singles 60 to 69 Division first place Grace Urbanowicz 761 and in the Women’s Singles 70 to 99 Division Barbara Johnson first place (710 and Mary Rauch second (606).


50 to 59 Division first place Donna Caldwell (1357) second Renna Souza (1334) and third Vickey Schmidt (1319).In the 60 to 69 Division Grace Urbanowicz (1347) and the 70 to 99 Division Barbara Johnson frist place (1421) and second Mary Rauch (1264).

Complete official results and payout

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

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.

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