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OFFICE HOURS (effective SEPTEMBER 4, 2018)

Mondays & Wednesdays: Noon - 4:00 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10AM - 2:00 PM

Saturdays: Noon - 2:00 PM

Please call us at (585) 323-1710 for other availability

Congratulations to Jackie Barber who rolled a 300 game at AMF Gates Lanes in the Begin'rs to Pro's League on Wednesday, October 17!

The next Rochester NY USBC Board of Directors Meeting will be Sunday, November 28 at 4:00pm at AMF Gates Lanes.

Mixed Doubles Final Weekend at Miller Lanes in Honeoye Falls

Miller Lanes in Honeoye Falls is the host center for the association's first event this season, the annual Mixed Doubles Tournament. Squads for the final weekend are at 1:00pm and 3:00pm on October 20 & 21. Entry forms are now available at area centers.

Here are your leaders after the first weekend of action:

Division A: Christina Collyer / RJ Collyer II 1394

Division B: Carmella Warren / William Warren 1461

Next up will be the Maury Hayes Memorial 700 Club Tournament at Parkview Bowl on November 2, 3 & 4! Entry forms for this event are also available at area centers!

Mixed Doubles Entry Form Here 

November is BVL Month; Rochester "Baker-Format" Team event is November 11 at Pleasure Lanes in Hilton
Now in its 76th year, the Bowlers To Veterans Link (BVL) has been providing recreational therapy and other services to thousands of wounded and disabled American veterans who have fought for our freedom, bravely and valiantly.

Pleasure Lanes in Hilton will be hosting the annual BVL Team "Baker-Format" Handicap Tournament on Sunday, November 11. Entry forms for this 5-player adult event are available at local centers. All proceeds benefit the BVL Fund serving hospitalized Veterans. Raffle tickets for prizes are also available for purchase. Call the association office at 323-1710 if you have any questions. 

Get Your Entry Form Here

The Rochester Masters will return to AMF Empire Lanes on the weekend of December 1 & 2!  Dan Vick is the defending champion.

Get Your Entry Form Here

USBC rule modifies how bowling balls can be drilled; 2-year window to make adjustments

Balance holes will become illegal effective August 1, 2020. If you have any bowling balls with balance holes that you wish to use in USBC-sanctioned competition on or after that date, you must have the balance hole plugged. Starting August 1, 2018, balls that do not have balance holes (including balls with balance holes that have been plugged) are allowed to have up to 3 ounces of static imbalance in all directions (positive side/negative side, finger/thumb, and top/bottom).
From August 1, 2018 until July 31, 2020, balls that DO have balance holes are limited to the "old" static imbalance rules of 1 ounce for side weight, 1 ounce for finger or thumb weight, and 3 ounces for top or bottom weight.

This means that there is a two-year "phasing in" period giving bowlers time to adjust to the new rules. If you would like to, you can start drilling balls today that conform to the new rules (no balance holes, but with more weight imbalance allowed). You may also continue drilling balls that follow the old rules (with balance holes, BUT with the old, stricter static imbalance limits). Also, bowlers now have the option to start plugging their balance holes in preparation for the August 1, 2020 balance hole ban.

Local bowling announcer Ron DeFrance dies

Ron DeFrance, maybe best known for his role as host of WOKR-TV Channel 13's "Bowling For Dollars", died on August 19, 2018. He was 82. DeFrance was inducted into the Rochester Bowling Hall of Fame in 1993. A better than average bowler, his understanding of the game gave him insight to present his bowling shows through the eyes of an expert. DeFrance was also one of the hosts of the GRABPA (proprietor's) Sunday Men's and Women's Travel League shows, Funtime Youth Bowling and the TV Rolloffs. During the 1970s he regularly gave bowling updates as a WOKR-TV sportscaster on Monday evenings. He was diagnosed with cancer back in February, WOKR-TV reported.

Congratualtions to the Rochester NY USBC 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees & Honorees!

Standing (left to right): Len Perkins (Outstanding Achievement Veteran - HOF), Art Durfee (Dedicated League Service Award), Alex Copey (Youth Career Achievement Award/$500 scholarship), Bob Wrights (Meritorious Service - HOF), and 2-time Rochester Masters champion Ron Legler Jr. (Outstanding Achievement - HOF). Seated (left to right): Sherri Andrews (son Dan Anderws Jr., also a 2-time Rochester Masters champion, was honored posthumously for Outstanding Achievement - HOF), Joanne Formicola (Outstanding Achievement Veteran - HOF) and Matt Cittadino (Youth Career Achievement Award/$500 scholarship). The ceremonies were held at Rick's Prime Rib on Wednesday, May 16.


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Association Tournaments


  • Women's City Tournament Results (added 3/22/18) (Click Here)
  • The Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, March 25. Re-elected were five incumbents: Barry Vee (vice-president), Dena Alberti, Tim Morley & Heidi Wooledge (adult directors) and Cindy Burnett (youth director).
  • New York USBCs Recognized for Contributions To BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link):  Click Here for the full article --> (NYSBVL)
  • Remembrance Wall to honor bowlers who've passed now located on the "Honor Roll" page (last updated 05/01/18)

The Rochester NY USBC "Combined" (Men's and Women's)

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2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

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