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Burton keeps adjusting to keep NEST viable

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
When Jim Burton moved to the Capital Region from Michigan four years ago, he had big ideas on how to put together a new tournament for seniors.
Since then, he’s had to adjust his expectations, but his New Era Senior Tournaments are still going strong.

Northern Bowlers Association ceases operations

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
For now, and perhaps forever, the Northern Bowlers Association is dormant.
According to executive director Karl Bieber, there will be no NBA this year, removing one option for scratch tournament bowlers who enjoyed competing once a month on tough conditions.

Competitors should expect challenging shot Sunday

Friday, May 2, 2014
Bowlers can expect a challenging but fair shot when they compete in Sunday’s Northern Bowlers Association’s season-ending Bob Guild Memorial at Del Lanes.

Scaccia's legacy lives on

Friday, April 25, 2014
Considered the premier event for local scratch bowlers, the Jack Scaccia Sr. Memorial tournament finals will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at Boulevard Bowl.

The Zoo had an incredible year

Friday, April 18, 2014
The Zoo recently completed the most dominating performance in Vitalo Classic history.

Gregory nears perfection

Friday, April 11, 2014
Scott Gregory often flies under the radar in the high-powered DV Greco Insurance City League Monday nights at Towne Bowling Academy. But he leapt to the front of the pack earlier this week as he toyed with perfection and was just a few shots short of a 900 triple.

City Tournament offering $1,200 to top team

Friday, April 4, 2014
The Schenectady Bowling Association’s premier event, its 81st annual Championship Tournament, begins Saturday at Boulevard Bowl.
Better known as the “City Tournament,” the SBA Championship Tournament is special because it offers a competitive outlet to both the average league bowler and the elite scratch tournament competitor.

Big numbers are nothing new for VanDerLinden

Friday, March 28, 2014
In golfing terms, Joe VanDerLinden keeps his ball in the fairway.
On the lanes, he simply doesn’t miss the pocket.

New ball makes big difference

Friday, March 21, 2014
BJ Rucinski knows the ins and outs of ball drilling as much as anyone, so when he finds the right weapon with the right shot, look out.
Using a new Roto Grip Hyper Cell that he just recently drilled up, Rucinski fired back-to-back 800s last week at Sportsman’s Bowl.

Squads set for Bechard tourney

Friday, March 14, 2014
If you are old enough to remember Charlie “The Hand” Bechard keeping score on the now-defunct “TV Tournament Time” bowling program, you are old enough to compete in the 25th annual Charlie Bechard Memorial Tournament later this month at Green Island Lanes.

Get ready for the Blizzard

Friday, March 7, 2014
Nearly two decades old, the Blizzard Bowl at Boulevard Bowl continues to be one of the best buys for local keglers.

Donato tourney a tough test

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
There is a good reason why the 12th annual Joe Donato Scratch Singles tournament is one of the most grueling tests for elite bowlers.
The tournament’s late namesake wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sectional champs to battle

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
The Section II boys’ and girls’ bowling championships filled Boulevard Bowl to the brim earlier this month in one of the sport’s most popular events for competitors and spectators alike.

Boyer's 890 an area record

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
Sooner or later, somebody will throw a perfect 900 triple in a greater Capital Region bowling center.

Favatas are always on the run

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
The Favata children bowl so often — and so successfully — that’s it is difficult for their parents to keep track of how well the terrific trio is doing on the lanes, both during the week and on the weekends.

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