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In the Pocket: Schenectady USBC Women’s Championship Singles Tournament set

In the Pocket: Schenectady USBC Women’s Championship Singles Tournament set

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In the Pocket: Schenectady USBC Women’s Championship Singles Tournament set

The three Schenectady USBC bowling centers will remain open this weekend and will host events as scheduled.

One such local major event is the Schenectady USBC Women’s Championship Singles Tournament, set for this Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. each day Sportsman’s Bowl. All USBC female bowlers are eligible.

Entry fee is $25. Handicap is 90% of 240. One in eight bowlers will cash. Last year, Elizabeth Criscuolo and Schenectady USBC Hall of Famer Sharon Sager were two of the top finishers when this event was held at Boulevard Bowl.

Walk-ups are welcome, and entry blanks are available at local bowling centers. For more information, contact tournament director Jackie Oliveira (518-370-1006) or Schenectady USBC association manager Lloyd Denny (518-355-5632).

STRIKES & SPARES

Ursula Pasquerella won the Open Division of the Electric City Women’s 600 Tournament with a 650 at Sportsman’s Bowl last weekend. Other division winners were Connie Canfield (518 in A Division), Lin Collins (548 in B Division), Lori Friguletto (548 in C Division) and Sandy Knabner (493 in D Division).

Qualifying for the 18th annual Joe and Tom Donato Scratch Singles Tournament continues Friday Starlite Lanes in Gloversville at 9:30 p.m., Saturday at Cohoes Bowling Arena at 1 p.m., Monday at Towne Bowling Academy at 9:15 p.m., Tuesday at Cohoes Bowling Arena again at 9 p.m., next Friday at Towne Bowling Academy at 9:15 p.m., and then next Sunday March 22, at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., followed by the semifinals and finals. Top prize is $3,200. Sponsors are Carpet This and Action Bowling Supply. Call Tommy Donato at 518-788-0771 for more information.

The Blizzard Bowl continues Sunday at 11:45 a.m. at Boulevard Bowl. Entry fee is $80 per four-player team. First place is $2,000 guaranteed, based on 160 teams.

Sportsman’s Bowl hosts the next Amateur League Bowlers Association of New York singles tournament for bowlers with averages less than 215 on March 22 at 9:30 a.m. Handicap is 100% of 215, with a maximum of 75 pins per game. Entry fee is $30 if paid by March 16 or $45 after that. Call Jim Burton at 518-209-4748 for more information.

The 33rd annual Charlie Bechard Memorial Tournament will be held March 16 (noon), March 18 (noon), March 21 (1 p.m.), March 22 (1 p.m.), March 23 (noon) and March 25 (noon) at Green Island Lanes. Entry fee is $25. Competition will be in three age divisions: 50-60, 61-71 and 72-and-ovre. Handicap is 100% of 220. Call 518-640-8330 for more information.

MAJOR BOWLING

Natasha Bidwell slammed a 289 game during an 825 triple, Jason Brown also ripped a 289 en route to a 780 and hot-shooting Tony Palumbo fired a 288-779 in the Reis Group Kim Brown Memorial City League Monday night at Towne Bowling Academy.

Mike Guidarelli ripped a 278-752, Dave Bingham tossed a 288-749, and Steve Renzi fired a 299-748 to pace the Sportsman’s Majors Monday night at Sportsman’s Bowl.

John Mecca (278-995 four-game series), Terry Ray (269-993), Ken Wilkins (256-976), Phil James (266-965), Anthony Bianchi (265-964) and Jack Scaccia Jr. (254-963) led the Frank DePalma Boulevard Classic Tuesday night at Boulevard Bowl.

Joe VanDerLinden rolled a perfect game during a 1,040 four-game series, Tom Rogers also collected a 300 game and his first 800 triple (808) during a 1,033 set,

Matt Swiatocha tossed a 278-1,031, Nick Barnes put together a 288-1,003 and Liz Kuhlkin fired a 267-1,001 to lead the Reis Group Kim Brown Memorial Mixed Doubles league Wednesday night at Towne Bowling Academy. Gabe Criscuolo rolled a season-best 270-983.

In the Amsterdam Men’s City League at Kelly’s Imperial Lanes, Calvin Kudsen led the way with a 285-727, a pin ahead of Dan Bryk (268-726). Rounding out the leaders were Chad Chiara (267-705), Rick Dennis (257-703), AJ Bryk (235-695) and Mike Fariello (246-694).

REIS GROUP KIM BROWN MEMORIAL CITY LEAGUE
Standings
J&F Lawn Care 20-7, DeCrescente Distributing 19-8, Broadway Lanes 19-8, Towne Bowling Academy 18-9, Downs Roofing 17-10, Bedrock Construction 16-11, Falvey Real Estate 15-12, 20 North 14-13, Rollarama 12-15, Boulevard Bowl 12-15, D&D Lawncare 12-15, Vito Sindoni & Son 10-17, Kristel Mechanic 10-17, A Plus Heating 9-18, Mohawk Honda 8-19, Action Bowling Supply 6-21.
Match summaries
Towne Bowling Academy (1)
Tom Earl 247-251-221 — 719, Tom DiBell 232-254-195 — 681, Marty Capullo Jr. 201-145-235 — 581, Debbie Capullo 234-208-244 — 686. Totals: 914-858-895 — 2,667.
DeCrescente Distributing ({2)
John Askew 211-242-278 — 731, Mark Kuhlkin 235-288-179 — 702, Scott Rogers 235-227-205 — 667, Liz Kuhlkin 209-222-236 — 667. Totals: 890-979-898 — 2,767.
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Broadway Lane (2)
Brandon Bickford 243-249-243 — 735, Helen Waite 247-216-225 — 688, Roy Vanderbogart 209-258-195 — 662, Justin Barcomb 245-240-268 — 753. Totals: 944-963-931 — 2,838.
J&F Lawn Care (1)
Jason Brown 235-256-289 — 780, R.J. Martinez 244-261-243 — 748, Nick Stricos 200-226-225 — 651, Steve Hallenbeck 212-212-263 — 687. Totals: 891-955-1,020 — 2,866.
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Boulevard Bowl (3)
P.J. Derenzo 147-248-218 — 613, Zach Strahan 257-215-266 — 738, Ken Wilkins 246-178-245 — 669, Mike Scaccia 208-236-238 — 682. Totals: 858-877-967 — 2,702.
20 North (0)
Marc LeClair 190-194-198 — 582, Kenny Livengood 186-231-240 — 657, Joel Donato 179-216-190 — 585, Tommy Donato 226-213-200 — 639. Totals: 781-854-828 — 2,463.
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A Plus Heating & Cooling (0)
Marc Fowler 209-225-182 — 616, Mike Nolan 176-208-191 — 575, Bob Faragon 179-229-149 — 557, Phil Kilmartin 236-203-233 — 672. Totals: 800-865-755 — 2,420.
Falvey Real Estate (3)
Dan Auricchio 236-234-243 — 713, Jeff Young 234-245-287 — 766, Ron Unser 190-255-232 — 677, John Walther III 226-238-262 — 726. Totals: 886-972-1,024 — 2,882.
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Mohawk Honda (1)
Ed Gumm 258-226-152 — 636, Chip Tashjian 279-201-210 — 690, Ken LaBelle Jr. 194-219-213 — 626, Mark Ray 266-229-174 — 669. Totals: 997-875-749 — 2,621.
Vito Sindoni & Son (2)
Scott Chastenay 200-199-216 — 615, Mike Dicerbo 234-254-231 — 719, Rich Strath 244-210-209 — 663, Joe VanDerLinden 254-223-243 — 720. Totals: 932-886-899 — 2,717.
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D&D Lawncare (0)
Karrie Blake 191-223-231 — 645, Laura Rotter 192-190-201 — 583, Bill Judge 274-235-172 — 681, Carol Crandall 178-138-173 — 489. Totals: 835-786-777 — 2,398.
Downs Roofing (3)
Chris Tinkle 195-234-181 — 610, Nick Barnes 223-215-208 — 646, Ryan Karabin 245-220-246 — 711, Billy Wigand 251-200-263 — 714. Totals: 914-869-898 — 2,681.
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Bedrock Construction (2)
Jim Geiger 244-259-246 — 749, Kris Impellizzeri 238-258-195 — 691, Steve Wagoner 257-238-246 — 741, Eric Stangle 186-224-235 — 645. Totals: 925-979-922 — 2,826.
Action Bowling Supply (1)
Rit Fazzone 182-204-185 — 571, Bob Messick 289-238-189 — 716, Natasha Bidwell 279-289-257 — 825, Matt Fazzone 256-237-203 — 696. Totals: 1,006-968-834 — 2,808.
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Kristel Mechanic (2)
Jody Becker 206-226-231 — 663, Jeff Whitehouse 256-207-246 — 709, Ed White 224-217-241 — 682, Bryan Kelley 226-254-215 — 695. Totals: 912-904-933 — 2,749.
Rollarama (1)
Keith Lawyer 204-245-174 — 623, Dan Rotter 201-196-199 — 596, Steve Horwedel 166-198-204 — 568, Tony Palumbo 279-288-212 — 779 Totals: 850-927-789 — 2,566.

SPORTSMAN’S MAJORS
Standings
Next Level Detailing 32-12, Metroland Photo 32-12, Muny Grille 29-15, The River Road House 27-17, Universal Auto Parts 26-18, Bob’s Pro Shop 23-21, Madison Grille 22-22, Team No. 10 20-24, The Appliance Specialist 20-24, Mike’s Hot Dogs 17-27, I.D.I.D. 9-35, Klonowski’s Pro Shop 7-37.
Match summaries
Muny Grille (3)
Jay Diamond 237-238-238 — 713, Dave Bingham 288-246-215 — 749, John Musto Jr. 267-214-191 — 672, Jamie Diamond 209-255-234 — 698. Totals: 1,001-953-878 — 2,832.
The River Road House (1)
Christian Chiarito 234-226-224 — 684, Bill Carl 194-221-215 — 630, Kalynn Carl 213-235-279 — 727, John Leone 237-247-222 — 706. Totals:” 878-929-940 — 2,747.
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Universal Auto Parts (3)
Andy Smith 185-201-256 — 642, Dave Henderson 257-237-222 — 716, Chris Smith 234-246-244 — 724, Chris Fedden 225-190-238 — 653. Totals: 901-873-960 — 2,735.
Bob’s Pro Shop (1)
Fred McMahon 226-237-211 — 674, Brian Brown 183-211-193 — 587, Bob Tedesco Jr. 239-225-255 — 719, Mike Smith 218-237-206 — 661. Totals: 866-910-865 — 2,641.
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The Appliance Specialist (0)
Dan Whelan 181-165-206 — 552, Mike Liberatore 223-256-236 — 715, Zach Gravell 161-164-183 — 508, Chris Fawcett 163-242-188 — 593. Totals: 728-827-813 — 2,368.
Madison Grille (4)
Nick Kallner 235-235-188 -- 658, Eric Hilton 224-258-234 — 716, Len Reyngoudt 234-175-234 — 643, Chris Mazone 226-256-218 — 700. Totals: 919-924-874 — 2,717.
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Team No. 10 (3)
Noah Burke 268-214-227 — 709, Rob Mengel 228-224-188 — 640, Cory Buckley 188-258-169 — 615, Tyler Mochrie 222-222-235 — 679. Totals: 906-918-819 — 2,643.
Mike’s Hot Dogs (1)
Doug Semerad 171-190-236 — 597, Tammy Sader 244-247-246 — 737, Mike Giaquinto 227-192-178 — 597, Kevin Palmer 215-198-181 — 594. Totals: 857-827-841 — 2,325.
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I.D.I.D. (1)
Tony Fernandez 202-168-186 — 556, Flash Gordon 181-147-158 — 456, Jim Valentino 179-170-201 — 550, A.J. Perone 200-227-247 — 674. Totals: 732-712-792 — 2,236.
Klonowski’s Pro Shop (3)
Doug Bywater 191-205-163 — 559, Ted Klonowski III 236-221-206 — 663, Ted Klonowski Jr. 164-185-174 — 522, Jim Petronis 224-227-217 — 668. Totals: 815-837-760 — 2,412.
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Next Level Detailing (1)
Mike Guidarelli 238-236-278 — 752, Jim Bassotti 192-194-208 — 594, Jim Parker 225-218-245 — 688, Matt Swiatocha 176-229-186 — 591. Totals: 831-877-917 — 2,625.
Metroland Photo (3)
Lee Quivey 225-173-211 — 609, Steve Renzi 214-299-235 — 748, Mike Gallitelli 219-222-248 — 689, B.J. Smith Jr. 226-238-198 — 662. Totals: 884-932-892 — 2,708.

FRANK DEPALMA BOULEVARD CLASSIC
Standings
Boulevard Bowl 28.5-16.5, Derenzo’s Tax Service 25-20, Downs Roofing 245-205, Masons Automotive 24-21, Town & Country Lanes 23-22, D.A. Parisi & Co. 23-22, Kalpro 17.5-27.5, Ledies 14.5-30.5.
Match summaries
Ledies (0)
Kathy Bryk 199-211-225-165 — 800, Mark Hansen 202-223-191-192 — 808, Dan Bryk 225-208-225-246 — 904. Totals: 626-642-641-603 — 2,512.
Downs Roofing (5)
Ryan Karabin 215-258-213-209 — 895, Tony Bianchi 257-233-209-265 — 964, Phil Kilmartin 236-219-227-232 — 914. Totals:  708-710-649-706 — 2,773.
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Derenzo’s Tax Service (1)
P.J. Derenzo 247-202-259-216 — 924, Spark Derenzo 227-235-187-258 — 907, Bob Tuttle 184-206-266-238 — 894. Totals: 658-643-712-712 — 2,725.
D.A. Parisi & Co. (4)
John Mecca 264-237-278-216 — 995, Jeff Williams 205-245-233-164 — 847, Ken Wilkins 247-253-256-220 — 976. Totals; 716-735-767-600 — 2,818.
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Boulevard Bowl (0)
Mike Liberatore 223-227-215-224 — 889, Brian Hart 234-239-207-223 — 903, Tom Siatkowski 222-214-248-214 — 898. Totals: 679-680-670-661 — 2,690.
Town & Country Lanes (5)
Terry Ray 269-225-235-264 — 993, Phil James 237-248-214-266 — 965, Jack Scaccia Jr. 245-230-254-234 — 963. Totals: 751-703-703-764 — 2,921.
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Kalpro (1)
Keith Lawyer 194-235-152-221 — 802, Kyle Wilkins 238-183-183-795 — 795, Joe Carusone 183-279-204-215 — 881. Totals: 568-752-539-619 — 2,478.
Masons Automotive (4)
Ron Williams 269-227-226-211 — 933, Earl Lawrence 238-187-203-202 — 830, B.J. Smith Jr. 226-201-195-244 — 866. Totals: 733-615-624-657 — 2,629.

REIS GROUP KIM BROWN MEMORIAL MIXED DOUBLES
Standings
Towne Bowling Academy 171-69, Sindoni Sausage 150-90, A Touch of Country Florist 142.5-97.5, Never Enough Performance 137-103, DeCrescente Distributing 136.5-103.5, Boulevard Bowl 136-104, 518 Auto 135.5-104.5, Loyal Nutrition 135-105, Capital District Mobile Vet 132.5-107.5, Revolutions Pro Shop 131-109, Next Level Detailing 125-115, GPC Solar Control 114-126, Pete’s Auto Parts 111-129, Sportsman’s Bowl 110.5-129.5, Jackie Goodell Keller Williams 100.5-139.5, 15 Church 99.5-140.5, Solid Surface 97-143, Strike & Spare Pro Shop 95-145, Bellevue Builder 82.5-157.5, A Plus Heating & Cooling 58-182.
Match summaries
Bellevue Builder (3)
Ursula Pasquerella 196-174-178-153 — 701, Bill Nolan 162-180-199-224 — 765. Totals: 409-405-428-428 — 1,670.
DeCrescente Distributing (17)
Natasha Bidwell 216-224-232-194 — 866, Scott Rogers 227-249-257-202 — 935. Totals: 465-495-511-418 — 1,889.
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Sindoni Sausage (18)
Liz Kuhlkin 257-260-226-258 — 1,001, Joe VanDerLinden 267-236-237-300 — 1,040. Totals: 528-500-467-562 — 2,057.
Sportsman’s Bowl (2)
Erika Poje 189-235-170-193 — 787, Joe Wolf 269-210-205-214 — 898. Totals: 505-492-422-454 — 1,873.
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Strike & Spare Pro Shop (5)
Jackie Malone 236-222-242-154 — 854, Paul Dumas 192-182-217-235 — 826. Totals: 460-436-491-421 — 1,808.
Revolutions Pro Shop (15)
Lindsey McPhail 202-259-201-242 — 904, Don Herrington 242-220-247-212 — 921. Totals: 464-499-468-474 — 1,905.
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Loyal Nutrition (20)
Amber Dominic 213-219-211-191 — 834, Vinny Struffolino 243-254-232-202 — 931. Totals: 506-523-493-443 — 1,965.
Solid Surface (0)
Cheyanne McPhail 208-197-199-150 — 754, Austin Zullo 163-195-198-180 — 736. Totals: 421-442-447-380 — 1,690.
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A Touch of Country Florist (8)
Janelle Irwin 202-200-192-200 — 794, Steve Irwin 211-258-203-160 — 832. Totals: 447-492-429-394 — 1,762.
Pete’s Auto Parts (12)
Jenn Schissler 212-215-226-227 — 880, Chuckie Schissler 155-192-194-189 — 730. Totals: 413-453-466-462 — 1,794.
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Never Enough Performance (6)
Robin Fredenburgh 217-206-213-183 — 819, Dave McLear 214-203-213-236 — 866. Totals: 460-438-455-448 — 1,801.
15 Church (14)
Aliyah Liberatore 183-214-171-242 — 810, Ben Empie 210-206-172-187 — 775. Totals: 469-496-419-505 — 1,889.
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Jackie Goodell Keller Williams (16)
Nicole D’Amario 168-186-141-223 — 718, Tom Rogers 3090-280-228-225 — 1,033. Totals: 521-519-422-501 — 1,963.
A Plus Heating & Cooling (4)
Michelle Largeteau 133-123-159-116 — 531, Tony Pasquerella 128-148-161-180 — 617. Totals: 374-384-433-409 — 1,148.
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518 Auto (12)
Kaitlyn Goodermote 214-211-227-216 — 868, Nick Barnes 235-288-248-232 — 1,003. Totals: 494-544-520-493 — 2,051.
Next Level Detailing (8)
Kris Impellizzeri 247-246-199-202 — 894, Matt Swiatocha 257-244-252-278 — 1,031. Totals: 527-513-474-503 — 1,925.
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Boulevard Bowl (11)
Lisa Rathbun-Read 228-195-178-232 — 838, Cliff Ruth 213-239-236-226 — 914. Totals: 487-480-460-504 — 1,931.
GPC Solar Control (9)
Elizabeth Criscuolo 151-137-184-142 — 614, Gabe Criscuolo 227-2790-269-217 — 983. Totals: 455-484-530-436 — 1,905.
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Capital District Mobile Vet (4)
Chris Allen-Valenzuela 209-228-256-209 — 902, John Askew 220-197-201-260 — 878. Totals: 451-447-479-491 — 1,868.
Towne Bowling Academy (16)
Debbie Capullo 236-206-268-235 — 943, Tony Palumbo 279-234-234-227 — 974. Totals: 534-461-523-483 — 2,001.

AMSTERDAM MEN’S CITY LEAGUE
Standings
Imperial Lanes 111-71, R&J Sheetmetal 108-74, Skyview Lounge 103-79, JLD 100-82, Excellent Autos 100-82, Bob Co. Video 87-95, Kyle’s Bounce Re 85-97, Trim Builders 85-97, Advantage Builder 82-100, Bye 0-0.

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