New York State Volunteer Firefighter’s Bowling Association, Inc.

 

Established in 1957 the Association’s mission is to promote volunteer firefighter

 camaraderie through the sport of bowling by sponsoring an annual tournament for

 them to participate in.

 

Moving into the twenty-first century the mission statement has been redefined to

 include bowling enthusiasts in other organizations thereby creating a mix of

 participants who have a common thread, the love of the sport.

 

As the sport of bowling grows the association will take a careful look and if needed will

adjust its mission statement accordingly so all those who love the sport will participate

 in the annual tournament and enjoy the camaraderie that the volunteer firefighters

 have enjoyed for many years.

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Letter from the President:

Once again I welcome all our bowlers to this year’s tournament one that is very special to me. It is

finally being held, after a 47 year absence, back on Long Island. After being inducted to the

Association in 2004 my dream was to have the tournament once again held on Long Island, when

elected President it became one of my priorities. With the help of two of my executive directors,

George Anderson and Sal Rinaldi and our host company the Levittown Fire Department, my dream

became a reality. So if you haven’t done so download an application today, and for our upstate

bowlers, please come to the Island and enjoy our hospitality. If you have never visited try to take a

couple of extra days to tour the beaches on both the North Shores and South Shores or maybe take a

trip to Montauk Point “the end”. For the tournament, South Levittown Lanes promises a great shot and

the Levittown Fire Department will have some excellent memborabila to take home. In closing, I once

again welcome you to Long Island and wish you all good luck and good bowling. Ed this one is for you.

Joseph Carucci

President

Letter from the Tournament Manager:

I was not a member of the association when the 10th annnual tournament was hosted on Long Island so

this will be my first time, as with many of my upstate counter parts, visiting the Island. I am looking

forward to the hospitality the Island has to offer and to meeting my old friends and making new ones.

The applications are coming in and squads are filling up so if you haven’t done so get your application

to me. Captains please remember to fill out your address legibly, have USBC numbers for all your

bowlers and print names as listed on their cards, no nicknames. This is a USBC sanctioned tournament

and as a reminder averages are based on standard lane conditions (standard league oil patterns) and

not the sport lane oil patterns used by the PBA. May your score sheet be filled with nothing but strikes

and all your games are clean.

Jack Tobey

Tournament Manager

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Scores from the first weekend are  posted. Top ten  with handicap, are not official. 

 

With the tournament getting underway here are a few tips to make check in time less

frustrating and time consuming: 

Have your team entry number with you. This makes finding your application

easier

 

1] Have a designated bowler, preferably the team captain, report to the lanes at least 45

minutes, if not an hour, early to check in and make any needed changes to line up or to

averages and to get your lane assignment for the squad you are bowling in.

 

Please don’t have 5 different bowlers try to make the changes, this only causes mistakes

and creates frustration.

 

2] If you are adding a bowler to your line up or removing one and replacing one, remember

the new bowler must bowl in the place vacated by the original bowler or in the place left

empty on your application. Have the information ready, such as bowler’s average and

correct spelling of name and USBC membership number

 

3] Your team line up and doubles pairing on your application that was submitted is forged

in stone. Please do not request changes to pairings or changes in team line up, unless

bowlers are being replaced or added, due to personal reasons such as likes and dislikes.

This only causes stress and at times increased frustration.

 

4] Your lane assignments are giving every curtsey when requested to do so. Please do not

ask for a different lane at time of check in “just because”.

 

5] Be sure to have your USBC membership number with you if it is not on the application.

 

The tournament manager and his staff will due all that is possible to honor reasonable

requests

 

If these simple steps are followed the overall experience of check in will be pleasant and

less stressful for all parties involved.

 

And as always: Thank you for your support

 

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Important Notice

Please use tab – Administrative Information/News for Bowlers

For an important announcment

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