Bowler of the Year Criteria Followed by Previous Winners

Adult Male Bowler Of The Year

Award Will be Governed By The Following Point System

1. Bowler must bowl 21 games in a GBUSBCA winter league to earn points for Bowler-of-the-Year honors. All sport and challenge averages will be adjusted per the USBC Adjustment Chart. Only GBUSBCA leagues are considered for this award.

2. High Composite Average
Points awarded for places 1-5 (3, 2, 1½, 1, ½)*
*Must have an official average for a minimum of 75 games in at least one GBUSBCA league and 21 games in a second GBUSBCA league in 2 different centers. All GBUSBCA leagues count toward composite average regardless of number of games.

3. High Average in Association (1 league – minimum 75 games)
Points awarded for places 1-5 (2, 1, ½, ½, ½)

4. George A. Obenauer Masters Tournament
Points awarded for places 1-32
1st – 7
2nd – 6
3rd – 5
4th – 4
5th – 8th – 3
9th – 16th – 2
17th – 32nd – 1
High Qualifier – 2

5. GBUSBCA City All-Events Champion Scratch – 5 points
GBUSBCA City Combine Champion Scratch – 4 points
GBUSBCA City Singles Champion Scratch – 3 points
GBUSBCA City Doubles Champions Scratch – 2 points each
GBUSBCA City Team Champions Scratch – 1 point each
GBUSBCA City Handicap Champion (any event) – 1 point each

6. GBUSBCA Kickoff Tournament
Points awarded for places 1-8
1st – 2 points
2nd – 8th – 1 point each

7. GBUSBCA League Officers Tournament
High Scratch Series – 1 point

8. GBUSBCA Me & Mine Tournament
High Scratch Series (each division) – 1 point

9. Honor Scores in GBUSBCA League Competition
900 series – 3 points each
850 – 899 series – 1½ points each
800 – 849 series – 1 point each
300 game – ½ point each
Note: Add 1 point if bowled on sport condition.

10. Honor Scores in GBUSBCA Tournament Competition
900 series – 5 points each
850 – 899 series – 3 points each
800 – 849 series – 2 points each
300 game – 1 point each
Note: Add 1 point if bowled on sport condition

TIE-BREAKERS – if a tie exists after the criteria above is calculated, all points from the tournaments below will be used to break the tie. If a tie still exists, the honor will be shared.

USBC Masters Tournament (National)
Points awarded for places 1-32
1st – 5 points
2nd – 3 points
3rd–16th – 2 points each
17th–32nd – 1 point each

USBC Open Championships – any event
Points awarded for places 1-10
1st – 3 points
2nd–10th – 1 point each

New York State USBC Masters Tournament
Points awarded for places 1-16
1st – 3 points
2nd–16th – 1 point each

New York State USBC Association Championship – any event
Points awarded for places 1-10
1st – 2 points
2nd–10th – 1 point each

Adult Female Bowler Of The Year

Award Will be Governed By The Following Point System

1. Bowler must bowl 21 games in a GBUSBCA winter league to earn points for Bowler-of-the-Year honors. All sport and challenge averages will be adjusted per the USBC Adjustment Chart. Only GBUSBCA leagues are considered for this award.

2. High Composite Average
Points awarded for places 1-5 (3, 2, 1½, 1, ½)*
*Must have an official average for a minimum of 75 games in at least one GBUSBCA league and 21 games in a second GBUSBCA league in 2 different centers. All GBUSBCA leagues count toward composite average regardless of number of games.

3. High Average in Association (1 league – minimum 75 games)
Points awarded for places 1-5 (2, 1, ½, ½, ½)

4. Western New York Queens in Division 1 only
Points awarded for places 1-5 (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

5. George A. Obenauer Masters Tournament
Points awarded for places 1-32
1st – 7
2nd – 6
3rd – 5
4th – 4
5th – 8th – 3
9th – 16th – 2
17th – 32nd – 1
High Qualifier – 2

6. GBUSBCA City Women’s or Open All-Events Champion Scratch – 5 points
GBUSBCA City Women’s or Open Combine Champion Scratch – 4 points
GBUSBCA City Women’s or Open Singles Champion Scratch – 3 points
GBUSBCA City Women’s or Open Doubles Champions Scratch – 2 points each
GBUSBCA City Women’s or Open Team Champions Scratch – 1 point each
GBUSBCA City Women’s or Open Handicap Champion (any event) – 1 point each

7. GBUSBCA Kickoff Tournament
Points awarded for places 1-8
1st – 2 points
2nd – 8th – 1 point each

8. GBUSBCA League Officers Tournament
High Women’s Scratch Series – 1 point

9. GBUSBCA Me & Mine Tournament
High Women’s Scratch Series (each division) – 1 point

10. Honor Scores in GBUSBCA League Competition
900 series – 3 points each
850 – 899 series – 1½ points each
800 – 849 series – 1 point each
300 game – ½ point each
Note: Add 1 point if bowled on sport condition.

11. Honor Scores in GBUSBCA Tournament Competition
900 series – 5 points each
850 – 899 series – 3 points each
800 – 849 series – 2 points each
300 game – 1 point each
Note: Add 1 point if bowled on sport condition

TIE-BREAKERS – if a tie exists after the criteria above is calculated, all points from the tournaments below will be used to break the tie. If a tie still exists, the honor will be shared.

USBC Queens or Masters Tournament (National)
Points awarded for places 1-32
1st – 5 points
2nd – 3 points
3rd–16th – 2 points each
17th–32nd – 1 point each

USBC Women’s or Open Championships – any event
Points awarded for places 1-10
1st – 3 points
2nd–10th – 1 point each

New York State USBC Queens or Masters Tournament
Points awarded for places 1-16
1st – 3 points
2nd–16th – 1 point each

New York State USBC Women’s or Open Association Championship – any event
Points awarded for places 1-10
1st – 2 points
2nd–10th – 1 point each

YearBuffalo
Bowling Association
Buffalo Women's
Bowling Association
Erie County Suburban
Bowling Association
1984Sean ParryCindy (Coburn) CarrollSue (Veley) Pullen
1985Mike Hanes Cindy (Coburn) CarrollMary Hetzendorfer
1986James R. Mee Cindy (Coburn) CarrollDawn Aquila
1987Sean Parry & Mike Kieta Peggy Kuhn Sue Pullen
1988Michael Neumann Lori MeeNancy Walczyk
1989Gary KinyonLori MeeSue Pullen
1990Michael Neumann Lori Mee & Peggy Kuhn Sue Pullen
1991Nick Maile Jr. & Mike Faliero, Jr.Andrea Cramer Stacey Lesser
1992Jack JurekKim SutterNancy Pee
1993John Masiello Kim SutterJulie Ann Miller
1994Jack JurekPeggy Kuhn Ann Marie Nowak
1995Michael NeumannLiz JohnsonPatti Nowicki
1996Fran Bax Michelle Sterner Elaine Gangi
1997Jim Reese, Jr.Liz JohnsonAnn Marie Nowak & Jean Luber
1998David GuindonMichelle SternerPatti Nowicki
1999John Masiello Tammy (Schmidt) BurgstahlerPatti Nowicki
2000James Piesczynski Peggy KuhnDebby Janora
2001Jack JurekCindy (Coburn) CarrollDebby Janora
2002Gerald GrabnerLiz JohnsonBecky Walczyk
2003Jeffery S. Walsh Cindy (Coburn) CarrollMichelle Reese
2004Pat BrickSue JeziorskiLisa Hughes
2005Eric JohnsLiz JohnsonLisa Hughes
YearMaleFemaleYouth
2006Mike ZarconeLiz JohnsonN/A
2007Chuck Jagodzinski Sue Jeziorski N/A
2008Mike ZarconeMichelle SternerN/A
2009Chuck Jagodzinski & Mike ZarconeLiz Johnson Nicholas Morrissey & Megan Aurelio
2010Mike Zarcone Liz Johnson Spencer LaJoy & Melanie Hannon
2011Mike Zarcone Sue Jeziorski & Julie SelkSpencer LaJoy & Melanie Hannon
2012Jack JurekHolly FilareckiConnor LaJoy & Melanie Hannon
2013Dan AntkowiakHolly FilareckiAndrew Herbert & Melanie Hannon
2014Mike Zarcone Julie SelkDana Voytovich & Haley Carroll / Marisa Moon
2015Tony DolanLiz Johnson Dana Voytovich & Haley Carroll
2016Ron Stacy, JrKristina Szczerbinski Daniel Streer & Sara Snyder
2017Tony DolanJulie SelkKyle Couell & Britney Grey/Danielle Milo
2018Pete Zmozynski Julie SelkRyan Reese & Danielle Milo
2019Mike ZarconeNicole Labombard Ryan Lent & Paige Bartosz

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