Final 2017 DLBA City Tournament Results
The Dunkirk Lakeshore Bowling Association recently concluded its’ annual tournament at Hanover Lanes in Silver Creek. Hanover Lanes, from Hanover Lanes won the Handicap Team event with a score of 3,614. Azzarella 4 Plus 1, also from Hanover Lanes finished 2nd with a team score of 3,603. Fireman’s from K & L Lanes took the Team Scratch honors with a score of 3,273. DLBA Team, from Lucky Lanes took 2nd with a score of 3,179.
Doubles, singles and all events changed dramatically during week two of the tournament. Connie Wojcinski and Marie Skubis, from Lucky Lanes, waited until the final day of the tournament to take top honors in the Doubles Handicap division with a score of 1,439. Tony Houle and Alex Wright, from Hanover Lanes, took 2nd with a score of 1,437. Mike Krzemien and Brian Schulz, from K & L Lanes took Doubles Scratch with a score of 1,318. P.J. Azzarella and Justin Zimmerman, from Hanover Lanes were 2nd with a score of 1,302. In the Singles Handicap division, Ben Montague, from Lucky Lanes, took Singles Handicap with a score of 807. Terry Gabel, from K & L Lanes, was 2nd with a score of 758. Brad Bixby, from K & L Lanes, took Singles Scratch with a score of 748. Ben Montague, from Lucky Lanes, was 2nd with a score of 746. Ben Montague, from Lucky Lanes, won All Events Handicap with a score of 2,301. Elliott Adamski, from Hanover Lanes, was 2nd with a score of 2,262. Ben Montague, from Lucky Lanes, won All Events Scratch with a score of 2,121. Michael Lucas, from Lucky Lanes, was 2nd with a score of 2,091.
Full tournament results and payouts are available at www.dunkirklakeshoreusbc.com.
The season wraps up on Saturday, June 3rd with the annual awards banquet to be held at the Fireman’s Club in Silver Creek, NY. Honor scores, Hall of Fame members, life members and tournament winners are invited at no charge. Guests may attend at a cost of $15 per person. Seating is limited. Anyone wishing to attend may contact Joanne Arnold at 665-9608 for further details.
Brad Bixby Wins 2017 DLBA Masters’
Brad Bixby beat P.J. Azzarella 258-227 to win the 2017 Dunkirk Lakeshore Bowling Association Masters’ Tournament, sponsored by Sunset Truck & Auto and Rose Brook Golf Course. Double elimination match play finals were held this past Sunday at Hanover Lanes in Silver Creek. Bixby went undefeated in all five matches with scores of 218, 205, 229, 235 and 258 in the Championship match to take the title. Top qualifier was Brian Schulz with a two day (8 game) total of 1,780. Steve Dando was the 2nd highest qualifier with a score of 1,767. With Bixby’s win, he joins Jerry Jesionowski, PJ Azzarella and Paul Pagano as multiple year Masters’ winners.
The Masters’ Tournament now gives way to the 88th Annual DLBA Championships Tournament, also being held at Hanover Lanes. The tournament runs daily through May 13th. Space is still available for team, doubles and singles events. Please contact P.J. Azzarella at 785-1265 for availability and reservations. A current schedule is also available at www.dunkirklakeshoreusbc.com.
Other Masters Finalists Included:
2nd – PJ Azzarella
3rd – Steve Dando
4th – Gary Dudek
5th- 6th – Derek Bixby & Mike D’Amico
7th-8th – Josh Wilmot & Ben Montague
9th-12th – Brian Schulz, Bob Paterson Sr., Alicia Alguire & Mike Krzemien
13th-16th – George Majkut, Don McAndrews, Mike Howard & Kevin Zola
2017 City Tournament Schedule
The schedule of bowlers for the 2017 City Tournament at Hanover Lanes is available under the Tournament/Events tab. It will be updated frequently.
2017 Gowanda Hose Doubles Results
Results of the 2017 Gowanda Valley Hose Doubles Tournament are available under the Tournaments/Events tab.
DLBA Women's Tournament Results
The second annual Women's Doubles Championship was held on March 18 and 19 at Hanover Lanes in Silver Creek. A total of 21 teams bowled in the handicap event, nearly doubling the number of entries in last year's tournament.
Prize money was awarded to teams finishing in the top 5 places.
1st Valerie Steinhoff/Michele Bouquin 1340
2ns Bobbi Peck/Taryn Wojtkowiak 1320
3rd Anna Anastasia/Sara Tulipane 1308
4th Sandy Gray/Chris Gruber 1285
5th Lynn Fijal/Devon Fijal 1284
Junior Bowlers Honor Priscilla Seybold
Lucky Lanes Junior Bowlers held a special event on March 18, 2017. The day was designated as Priscilla Seybold day. Mrs. Seybold has been very involved with the youth bowling program at Lucky Lanes for more than 40 years. She also helped run the Grape Belt USBC Youth
Nancy Nocek (proprieter), Greg Hasse (Grape
Belt President), Connie Wojcinski (one of the
quilt makers), Priscilla Seybold, Mary Seybold
Butcher, Kevin Seybold
Association as secretary for close to 30 years. Priscilla has been active in the local adult association as a bowler, league secretary, and association manager for many years as well.
Mrs. Seybold was presented with a special gift, a bowling quilt. The quilt has the logos of the Lucky Lanes Junior Bowlers and the Grape Belt USBC Youth Association, along with other bowling graphics. The presentation took place prior to the start of the youth bowling leagues. Mrs. Seybold's family and friends attended the presentation, along with the youth bowlers and their parents.
Beat the Champ At Lucky Lanes
The finalists for Beat the Champ, WBBZ’s local bowling program, are Bob Senker, Ben Montague, Sean Dietz, Tyler Molina, Tony Dolan, Matt Zasowski, Tim Jensen, Michael Kemp, Brad Bixby, and Sam Carson (alternate). Qualifying took place Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12. Taping for the April shows will be 10a on Sunday March 26. Congratulation to Ben and Brad for representing our association so well.
Anne Haase Qualifies for National Tournament
Anne Haase of Dunkirk will be representing New York State USBC women at the National Senior Singles Tournament in Reno, Nevada in August 2017. Last August Anne bowled at Crystle Lanes in Corning, NY where she placed 3rd in her division (50-54). Anne has bowled in this tournament the past 3 years.
Anne has bowled for 35 years at Lucky Lanes on the Bobek's Autotrans team. Although teammates have changed, Anne is an original member of the team dating back to 1982. Her high game is a 256. She has also held various offices in the Wednesday Night Fumble League. She has also been involved with the Lucky Lanes Junior Bowling program and Grape Belt Association. She has served as thye NYS USBC Youth Assistant Regional Director for the NYS USBC Youth tiurnament.
Anne has bowled over the years in local tournaments and has won Women's Singles and Team events. For the past 20 years she has traveled across the state to bowl with her team in the NYS Women's Tournament. She and her sister Mary Erick also bowl doubles and singles together.
Congratulations to Anne and good luck in August.
2017 Hall of Fame Application Forms Online
Applications for the 2017 Hall of Fame are available under Hall of Fame page. Deadline for submission is April 15, 2017. The form is not very taxing.
2017 Masters & Association Tournaments Set
The DLBA Masters Tournament is scheduled for Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30 at Hanover Lanes in Silver Creek. Entry form available under Tournaments/Events tab.
The DLBA City Tournament will follow for teams, singles and doubles begiining May 1 and running through May 13. Application forms with time slots are available under Tournament/Events page.
2017 DLBA Banquet Scheduled
The end-of-season banquet is scheduled for Saturday June 3. Location TBD. Drinks/pictures at 6p with dinner at 7. RSVP form will be available.
Next Board Meeting July 20, 2017
The next meeting of the DLBA Board of Directors will take place Thursday July 20 2017 at 7p at 1st Ward Falcons Club in Dunkirk.