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Not all good Buffalo area bowlers stay home. Alan Runkel, who won four Buffalo City Tournament titles in the 1980s, will be inducted into the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame in the Superior Performance category on Jan. 19 in Columbus. Runkel, 58, is already a member of the Greater Cincinnati USBC Association Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 2007. Self-employed as a fina…

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A 300 game in bowling used to be extra special. There was a time when the author of a perfect game was the subject of a newspaper interview and headlines in the sports pages. The 300 game has become commonplace, and is not as rare the 800 series, which has become the more meaningful benchmark of bowling success. Vince Capaldi of Niagara Falls became the oldest person…

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Many of us associate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with family. So it seems fitting that every two years on the Saturday night of Thanksgiving weekend, the Buffalo area bowling "family" gets together to honor its champions, achievers and those who devote great service to the sport. Family was the theme Saturday night when nine new members were inducted into the Great…

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Mike Zarcone added another distinction to his impressive local bowling resume last weekend when he won the 33rd annual Tonawandas USBC Association Senior Masters Tournament at Classic Lanes. A 2016 inductee into the Greater Buffalo USBC Hall of Fame, Zarcone is five-time winner of the association's Male Bowler of the Year, most recently in 2014. Also, he was the Tonawan…

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It's a bit of a comedown from the years when at least five Western New Yorkers were regulars and often in contention on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour with tournaments almost weekly from October to April. However, bowlers with area ties are still playing a role in the pro picture. Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga scored a 12th-place finish last week in the U.…

Area bowlingKENMORE: Summer Trios — Bart Lafaso 299-760, Andy Ochal 300-748, Jon Starba 265-738, Joe Mercurio Jr. 268-715, Craig Connock 713.

Second year pro Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich., solved difficult lane conditions when no other finalist seemed to be able to and won the PBA Xtra Frame Greater Jonesboro Open in Arkansas on Sunday. Anderson threw strikes on nine of his first 11 attempts in a 264-224 victory over Tom Daugherty of Riverview, Fla., in the final match. Anderson was the No. 1 seed for the s…

Twin brothers Michael and Jeffrey Krywcum of Buffalo took the lead in the Standard Doubles when they posted a 1,203 score on Sunday in the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Open Championship at the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse. The previous high doubles total was 1,192. Michael Krywcum, who is older than his brother by 1 hour and 6 minutes, bowled games of 165…

Area bowlingTonawanda USBC City Tournamentat Tonawanda Bowling CenterTeam Event1, TBC 3671; 2, Team ODE 3651; 3, Island Lanes 3636; 4, WHO THE HELL KNOWS 3571; 5, Team Ferger 3565; 6, Team Carson 3553; 7, Durkee 3550; 8, Augustana 3525; 9, Marbles 3511; 10, George Wants I.P.A. 3506.Doubles Handicap1, Donald W. Kiblin/Jeremiah M. Kiblin 1562; 2, Donna R. Claus/Brenda L. Fox…