Matt Kinn, a senior at Frontier High, won the top division title at the Greater Buffalo USBC Association, which wrapped up last Sunday at AMF Lancaster Lanes.
Kinn bowled a 724 series in the Major Senior Open Scratch Division of the GBUSBC’s 29th annual Youth Singles tournament.
He finished 50 pins in front of Dana Voytovich of Cheektowaga to earn the $250 scholarship award. Sara Snyder of Depew was third at 641.
Last month, Voytovich shot a 300-804 in the Pepsi League at Transit Lanes.
Andrew Herbert of Eden won last year’s title at AMF Airport Lanes with a 694 series.
Kinn often is overshadowed by teammate Chad Mee of Frontier’s Section VI boys team championship team, but he is a young star in his own right.
Kinn bowled his first sanctioned 300 in a 766 series for Frontier in a match against Lancaster at the same venue.
Also, as a junior Kinn was named to the Dexter High School All-America team, which honors academic and community activity as well as bowling.
Kinn, Mee and the Falcons, and Voytovich, a Section VI All-Star, are busy in the State Public High School championships in Babylon, L.I., along with the Niagara Falls girls team and members of the all-section boys and girls teams.
Ruminski in NJCAA Hall
Daniel Ruminski, who won the all-events title as a member of the Cuyahoga County Community College team in the 1991 National Junior College Athletic Association Invitational here, was inducted into the NJCAA Bowling Coaches’ Asssociation Hall of Fame Friday night at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.
Ruminski is the first inductee to the Hall of Fame since 2012.
The induction was part of the annual banquet which is part of the NJCAA Tournament festivities going on this weekend. This is the 44th time Erie Community College has hosted the national championship.
Schenectady Community College is the defending men’s champion and ECC is the defending women’s champion. Schenectady won both the men’s and women’s team titles at the Region 3 championships two weeks ago in Utica. The ECC women were second, led by the Region 3 title two weeks ago in Utica.
Elizabeth Szpara (Orchard Park) of ECC won all-events with 1,624 in the regionals and teamed with Gabrielle Damin to win doubles.
The last ECC bowlers to win an NJCAA individual title were Kerri Medin, who took the singles in 2009, and Jessica Mamon, who won all-events the same year. Medin-Mamon were the last ECC doubles champions in 2008.
The most recent ECC men’s champion is Ryan Ciminelli, who won all-events in 2007 and singles in 2005.
Locals on World Tenpin Tour
The 2014 PBA Tour season ended with last week’s USBC Masters in North Brunswick, N.J., but some pros, including John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda and Brad Angelo of Lockport are busy on the World Tenpin Tour.
Szczerbinski finished 10th and collected $2,300 in the E.H. Emir Cup Tournament in Qatar, which wound up Friday. Angelo was 26th and earned $1,200.
Jason Belmonte, who won his second straight USBC Masters last Sunday, was 16th, good for $1,800.
Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, defeated woman bowler New Hui Fen of Singapore, 493-483, in the two-game championship match to win the title in Qatar.
Fen’s scores included eight handicap pins per game, an equality handicap provided to women in many international events, but she needed no help in defeating Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 489-397, in the semifinals.
From Qatar, Szczerbinski and the others move on to the Kingdom of Bahrain International Championship, which begins with qualifying on Sunday.
• The PBA announced this week that it will return to South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev. for the PBA World Series of Bowling Oct. 24-Nov. 2.
The PBA World Series, which originated in 2009 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., as a multi-event international showcase of bowling talent, will again feature four exclusive PBA “animal pattern” championships – the Cheetah, Viper, Scorpion and Chameleon Championships. They will also serve as qualifying events for the 2014 season’s third major championship, the PBA World Championship.
Ciminelli was last year’s champion in the Chameleon championship.
• After failing to qualify for match play in last week’s USBC Masters, Buffalo native Tom Baker turned around and headed for Spartanburg, S.C., where he finished 10th in Dave Edwards Toyota Spartanburg South Open on the PBA 50 Tour.