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Northern Bowlers Association ceases operations

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

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

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

The Zoo recently completed the most dominating performance in Vitalo Classic history.

Gregory nears perfection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Favatas are always on the run

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.

Royals want another crown

If anyone thought that Schenectady County Community College’s national bowling championship last season was a once-in-a-lifetime feat, they haven’t talked to SCCC bowling coach Ray Ross lately.

Irwin chasing Big 10 average title

Janelle Irwin is stepping up, down and all around. That’s because the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons senior has all the right moves, both on the lanes and all over the dance floor.
The multi-talented Irwin is attempting to become the first girl to lead the Big 10 boys’ bowling league in average. She not only competes for the Golden Knights’ scholastic squad, but she also bowls in the Joey Schmidt Capital District Junior Pro-Scoring league and the Town ’N Country junior program. Recently, she also started bowling in the Capital District Youth Scholarship Tour.

Loss of Burnt Hills Lanes a major blow

The fire that completely destroyed Burnt Hills Lanes over the weekend was a major blow to Capital Region bowling, especially the Scaccia family and the Schen­ectady Bowling Association.

Gallitelli records first major win

As a professional photographer at Metroland Photo, Mike Gallitelli specializes in capturing special moments for others to enjoy and savor later.
But he was the one who performed his own memorable achievement last weekend when he won his first New Era Women’s and Senior tournament in dominating fashion at Spare Time-Latham Bowl.

Not all the news of 2013 was good

Bowling in the Capital Region celebrated tremendous peaks, but also suffered a pair of extreme valleys during the past season.

Stricos cranking out big scores

Nick Stricos pokes fun at himself because he admits to not having the smoothest game in town.
But he gets results — especially during his recent hot streak.

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