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




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2016 Hampton Roads District High School Tournament

2016 Hampton Roads District High School Tournament by Mary Pancoas


The Peninsula HS League had an exciting finish this season. It all began with a roll off for fourth and fifth place as two teams in the Handicap Division of the league finished with the exact same Win/Loss points record. As the season ended, there was only a four point difference between the fifth and the first place teams.

We had a really tight top five teams this year. The team from Menchville that secured first place, the Monarch Spares was the last place team from last season! Team members from the first place team this season are Caylyn Cook, Emily Chandler and Ben Rawles from Menchville HS. They are all underclassman and will be back to defend their title next season.

High Average in the league this year went to Jason Curtis, Grafton HS 182 and Tacoma Mendelsohn Grafton HS 152. Most Improved bowlers were Tucker Gummo from Tabb HS and Caitlyn Huggard from Gloucester HS.

High Handicap Series was rolled by Jacob Bean (820) from Menchville HS and Caitlyn Huggard (797) from Gloucester HS. Sean Ryan (670) Gloucester HS and Traci Hurst (550) Menchville HS shot the High Scratch Series and Jason Curtis Grafton HS (242) and Elizabeth SImmons (190) Gloucester HS had the High Scratch Games.

Scholarships were awarded to Dawson Maier, Kecoughtan HS 1st Place, Triston Sadles, Poquoson HS, 2nd Place, Juan Breckenridge Grafton HS, 3rd Place, Marcus Silas, Grafton HS 4th, Justin Meyers, Gloucester HS 5th Place and Austin Serio Grafton HS 6th Place. Morgan Cooper from Gloucester HS secured High Average, Most Improved and High Scratch Series for girls, Dawson Maier secured High Average and the High Scratch Series for boys. Donavan Larsen from Grafton HS won the High Scratch Game and Most Improved award for the boys division.

We had a roll off for the first time in the Scratch Division this year. The top four bowlers competed in a PBA style step ladder for an additional $50.00 in scholarship. The winner, Marcus Silas climbed up the ladder from the fourth position to win it all. In all of his matches, he shot every game over 200, he made a crazy five pin split in the 10th frame of the third match and beat Dawson Maier, the league leader in the final match 278-257. All of these scores were shot on a tough competitive sports pattern!

North vs. South H.S. Bowling Championships

The first place team from AMF York and Sparetimes competed in the fourth annual North vs. South Peninsula High School Bowling Championships.

For the first time in area history the team from the North, AMF York, the Monarch Spares (Menchville H.S.) beat the first place team from the South. It was a best out of three match and it came down to the last frame of the third game for the team from Menchville to win by just one pin!

Team members from Menchville were Caylyn Cook, Emily Chandler and Ben Rawles. Members of the team from Sparetimes were Alexa Herndon, Cole Herndon and Alexandra Andersen. Next season, the first place team from AMF York will host these championships at their center for the very first time.

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2016 VPUSBC Women’s 62nd Championship Tourament

The 2016 Virginia Peninsula USBC Women’s Championship Tournament was held at Village Lanes in Gloucester, Virginia May 7-8 and 14-15, 2016.

As always the Ladies put on an excellent show with many division decided by a single pin  fall and they have a blast during the tournament, we are always impressed with the skill and fun nature of our ladies during these events.

Team 620 Ave and Up, Handicapped first place was decided by one pin with Candi Culbreth, Sara DiScioscia, Donna Haynes and Dawn Campbell with a total of 2,760 edging out second place Barbara Brown, Marylyne Brown, Bobbie Brown and Jerylyne Phillips (2,759).

Team 619 Ave and Below, Handicapped Dawn Vargo,  Denise  Seber, Sandra Cunningham, and Lynn Sykes with a total of 2,776 beat out second place team of Patricia Robbins,  Teresa Wydra,  Barbara Heath and Barbara Massie  ( 2,760) by just 17 pins. Third place with a score of  2,750 Linda  Constable, Joyce Jenkins, Mary Eagle and  Grace Rowe.

Doubles 310 Ave and Up, Handicapped  Karen Hogge and  Hannah Lewellen teamed up to roll in to first place with  1,431, Second Donna  Gaddis and Jennifer Cook  (1,391) and ten pin back in third   Joylene Chappell  and Kris Butz  ( 1,381).

Doubles 309 and Below, Handicapped in first place with a total of 1,461  Diane Bigbie and  Holly  Lacombe, second place Amanda  Rhodes and Shannon Lopez,   (1,441)  and Vicky Schmidt and Noy Zicopula teaming up to roll 1,386.

Doubles Scratch Division Joylene Chappell  and Kris Butz  ran away with first place shooting 1,195  with Candi Culbreth and Sara DiScioscia 68 pins back in second  (1,127) and in third
Donna Haynes and Dawn Campbell  (1,107).

Singles 155 Ave and Up, Handicapped was another runaway with Holly Grasz totaling  777 beating second place  Marylyne  Brown (712) by   65 pins and ten pins behind her was Jerylyne Phillips (702).

Singles 154 and Below, Handicapped was a close event with Deseree Bain coming out on top with 796,  Patti Lomele second (776) and a close third was Lynne Schofield just five pins back with 771


The Singles Scratch Division was very competitive with Sara DiScioscia and Dawn Campbell tied for first place  rolling 621. Shame we can’t have a roll off that would be a great heads up match!  Candi Culbreth came in third (596) and  Kris Butz fourth (555).


All-Events 155 Ave and Up, Handicapped Holly Grasz  with a total pin fall (2,155) came in first, Marylyne Brown second (2,121) and third  Estelle Wilson (2,087).

The All-Events 154 Ave and Below, Handicapped was close with Deseree Bain (2,194) edged out  Katarina Beaulac ( 2,182) by  12 pins.In third  Patti Lomele with a total of  2,154.

Scratch All-Events again found the duo of Dawn Campbell and Sara DiScioscia battling it out for first place with Dawn Campbell (1,819) edging out Sara DiScioscia (1,806) by 13 pins, third place with a total pin-fall of 1,772 Candi Culbreth.




TOP 5 all Divisions:

  Team 620 Ave and Up, Handicapped

1)   Culbreth, Candi P / DiScioscia, Sara R/Haynes, Donna C / Campbell, Dawn 2,760
2 )   Brown, Barbara A / Brown, Marylyne /Brown, Bobbie J / Phillips, Jerylyne  2,759
3)  Chappell, Joylene L / Butz, Kristina K/Shuler, Karen E / Brubaker, Renee    2,697
4)    Hogge, Karen E / Lewellen, Hannah H/White, Teresa L / Casetta, Elana A    2,695
5)   Ketch, Lana J / Daniel, Melody A/Lomele, Patti L / Marshall, Carolyn R    2,685


Team 619 Ave and Below, Handicapped
1)  Vargo, Dawn M / Seber, Denise L/Cunningham, Sandra L / Sykes, Lynn   2,776

2)   Robbins, Patricia A / Wydra, Teresa/Heath, Barbara E / Massie, Barbara  2,760

3)   Constable, Linda L / Jenkins, Joyce C/Eagle, Mary P / Rowe, Grace T      2,750

4)  Frank, Audrey J / Woodard, Edna M/Martin, Bobbie J / Jessie, Rebecca H    2,733

5)  Schmidt, Vicky L / Zicopula, Noy/Beaulac, Katarina M / Yannitello,Pamela     2,725



Doubles 310 Ave and Up, Handicapped
1)  Hogge, Karen E / Lewellen, Hannah H 1,431
2)  Gaddis, Donna L / Cook, Jennifer S 1,391
3)  Chappell, Joylene L / Butz, Kristina K 1,381
4)  Ketch, Lana J / Daniel, Melody A 1,372
5 ) White, Teresa L / Casetta, Elana A 1,351


Doubles 309 and Below, Handicapped

1)  Bigbie, Diane L / Lacombe, Holly J 1,461
2)  Rhodes, Amanda B / Lopez, Shannon 1,441
3)  Schmidt, Vicky L / Zicopula, Noy 1,386
4)  Beaulac, Katarina M / Yannitello,Pamela K 1,385
5)  Constable, Linda L / Jenkins, Joyce C 1,381


Doubles Scratch Division, Scratch

1)  Chappell, Joylene L / Butz, Kristina K 1,195
2)  Culbreth, Candi P / DiScioscia, Sara R 1,127
3)  Haynes, Donna C / Campbell, Dawn N 1,107
4)  Shuler, Karen E / Brubaker, Renee L 1,065
5)  Powell, Stacey / Austin, Joni L 1,058



Singles, Singles 155 Ave and Up, Handicapped

1)  Grasz, Holly J 777
2)  Brown, Marylyne D 712
3)  Phillips, Jerylyne N 702
4)  Wilson, Estelle S 700
5)  McAbee, Traci J 699


Singles 154 and Below, Handicapped

1)  Bain, Deseree R 796
2)  Lomele, Patti L 776
3)  Schofield, Lynne A 771
4)  Hatchett, Denise 741
5)  Gaddis, Donna L 731


Singles Scratch Division, Scratch

1)  DiScioscia, Sara R 621
1)  Campbell, Dawn N 621
3)  Culbreth, Candi P 596
4)  Butz, Kristina K 555
5)  Haynes, Donna C 552
6)  Brubaker, Renee L 532



All-Events 155 Ave and Up, Handicapped

1)  Grasz, Holly J 2,155
2)  Brown, Marylyne D 2,121
3)  Wilson, Estelle S 2,087
4)  Hill, Mary J 2,085
5)  Savage, Margaret G 2,079

All-Events 154 Ave and Below, Handicapped

1)  Bain, Deseree R 18 2,194
2)  Beaulac, Katarina M 2,182
3)  Lomele, Patti L 2,154
4)  Schofield, Lynne A 2,136
5)  Constable, Linda L 2,135

All-Events, Scratch All-Events, Scratch

1)  Campbell, Dawn N 1,819
2)  DiScioscia, Sara R 1,806
3)  Culbreth, Candi P 1,772
4)  Brubaker, Renee L 1,708
5)  Butz, Kristina K 1,695

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2016 VA. State USBC Women’s Championship

The Virginia State USBC 2016 Women’s 59th Championship Tournament April 2, 2016 to April 24, 2016 held here in Hampton at Century and Sparetimes was a huge success.
Below are the top 5 positions in divisions by Virginia Peninsula Ladies;

Team, Classic (601 & Up), Handicapped
3rd Place Here 4 The Beer II (2,914)  (Karen E Hogge, Hannah H Lewellen, Teresa L White, Ynez Gomola)

Team, Regular (600 & Below), Handicapped
3rd Place Here 4 The Beer 4 (2,873) (Denise L Seber, Patti McCay Lomele, Geray R McCay, Barbara M Markot)

Team, Scratch, Scratch
5th Place Girls With Balls 3 (2,269) (Karen Shuler, Renee Brubaker,Joylene Chappell, Kris Butz )

Doubles, Classic (301 & Up), Handicapped
3rd Place Abbie  Hill and Catherine A Jones  ( 1,549)

Doubles, Regular (300 & Below), Handicapped
5th Place Denise L  Seber and Patti Lomele  (1,531)

Singles, Classic (151 & Up), Handicapped
1st Place   Katherine L  Jenkins (855)
4th Place  Bobbie J  Brown   (818)
5th Place  Abbie Hill  (812)

All Events, Classic (151 & Up), Handicapped
4th Place  Katherine L Jenkins    (2,305)


2016 Virginia State Women’s Tournament Final Standings and Prize List

Virginia State USBC 2016 Women’s Tournament Standings

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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

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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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