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
1983-84Sean ParryCindy (Coburn) CarrollSue (Veley) Pullen
1984-85Mike Hanes Cindy (Coburn) CarrollMary Hetzendorfer
1985-86James R. Mee Cindy (Coburn) CarrollDawn Aquila
1986-87Sean Parry & Mike Kieta Peggy Kuhn Sue Pullen
1987-88Michael Neumann Lori MeeNancy Walczyk
1988-89Gary KinyonLori MeeSue Pullen
1989-90Michael Neumann Lori Mee & Peggy Kuhn Sue Pullen
1990-91Nick Maile Jr. & Mike Faliero, Jr.Andrea Cramer Stacey Lesser
1991-92Jack JurekKim SutterNancy Peel
1992-93John Masiello Kim SutterJulie Ann Miller
1993-94Jack JurekPeggy Kuhn Ann Marie Nowak
1994-95Michael NeumannLiz JohnsonPatti Nowicki
1995-96Fran Bax Michelle Sterner Elaine Gangi
1996-97Jim Reese, Jr.Liz JohnsonAnn Marie Nowak & Jean Luber
1997-98David GuindonMichelle SternerPatti Nowicki
1998-99John Masiello Tammy (Schmidt) BurgstahlerPatti Nowicki
1999-2000James Piesczynski Peggy KuhnDebby Janora
2000-01Jack JurekCindy (Coburn) CarrollDebby Janora
2001-02Gerald GrabnerLiz JohnsonBecky Walczyk
2002-03Jeffery S. Walsh Cindy (Coburn) CarrollMichelle Reese
2003-04Pat BrickSue JeziorskiLisa Hughes
2004-05Eric JohnsLiz JohnsonLisa Hughes
YearMaleFemaleYouth
2005-06Mike ZarconeLiz JohnsonN/A
2006-07Chuck Jagodzinski Sue Jeziorski N/A
2007-08Mike ZarconeMichelle SternerN/A
2008-09Chuck Jagodzinski & Mike ZarconeLiz Johnson Nicholas Morrissey & Megan Aurelio
2009-10Mike Zarcone Liz Johnson Spencer LaJoy & Melanie Hannon
2010-11Mike Zarcone Sue Jeziorski & Julie SelkSpencer LaJoy & Melanie Hannon
2011-12Jack JurekHolly FilareckiConnor LaJoy & Melanie Hannon
2012-13Dan AntkowiakHolly FilareckiAndrew Herbert & Melanie Hannon
2013-14Mike Zarcone Julie SelkDana Voytovich & Haley Carroll / Marisa Moon
2014-15Tony DolanLiz Johnson Dana Voytovich & Haley Carroll
2015-16Ron Stacy, JrKristina Szczerbinski Daniel Streer & Sara Snyder
2016-17Tony DolanJulie SelkKyle Couell & Britney Grey/Danielle Milo
2017-18Pete Zmozynski Julie SelkRyan Reese & Danielle Milo
2018-19Mike ZarconeNicole Labombard Ryan Lent & Paige Bartosz
2019-20Mike ZarconeHolly ParrishMichael Weber & Melissa Large
2020-21Kevin BienkoCarrie RacsumbergerCameron Stark & Sarah D'Angelo
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