July 3, 2010
Seven Valley adding 6 Hall of Fame bowlers
A half dozen new Hall of Fame inductees will share the bowling spotlight when the Seven Valley USBC Association Banquet takes place July 24 at the Walden Oaks Country Club.
This Hall of Fame class features Darryl Campbell and Bruce Wood in the Distinguished Service category, Scott Chierchio and Bill Young in the Accomplishments and Achievements category, George Ortiz in the Golden Longevity category and Duane Hollenbeck in the Veterans category.
There is a cost for tickets. This is the third induction ceremony for the Seven Valley USBC Association, formerly the Cortland Bowling Association.
A cocktail hour will get underway at 4 p.m. at Walden Oaks, with dinner to follow at 5 p.m.
For more information, call 607-836-4323, 607-423-8142 or visit e-mail email@example.com.
Here’s a closer look at the Hall of Fame Class of 2010:
Having served the bowling community for more than 30 years, Campbell served on a board of directors of an association, was a proprietor of a bowling center and still bowls in three leagues. He has numerous 700 series to his credit, along with perfect 300, 298, and 299 games, In his spare time, he has helped with the youth bowling program. Campbell also took part in local and state tournaments.
Wood has bowled in six different Cortland Association leagues since 1980. He rolled an 800 series during his career to go long with numerous 700 series, and twice had perfect 300 games. Wood took part in several state tournaments and was a fixture at the Empire State Games. He has coached youth bowling since 1988 and has also held league positions of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. He was also a director of the Seven Valley USBC Association.
Accomplishments & Achievements
Chiercho has been a part of the Cortland Association for more than 20 seasons. He has also been an 800 series producer, to go along with seven 300 games, four 299s and a couple of 298s. Chierchio has held 11 association titles as team scratch, doubles scratch, all events with handicap on the local level.
Accomplishments & Achievements
A state record 898 series rolled at Hi-Lanes was he highlight of Young’s productive 30-plus years of bowling in the Cortland Association. Since 2001, he has compiled 22 series of 800 and has a staggering 37 perfect 300 games. He has won numerous City tournament titles and received high average award in numerous leagues.
Ortiz was town justice for 20 years and started bowling just before World War II. Has has kept at the sport for more than 60 years and, even with a bad knee, has never missed a season.
For many years, Ortiz has helped raise money for Muscular Dystrophy.
Hollenbeck served as secretary in past leagues he has participated in for the past 40 years.
He was involved in starting a new league at one of the local houses, which now has more than 40 bowlers.
Hollenbeck won a senior doubles title in 2003-03, along with the senior all-events crown.
He has earned other titles in doubles and all-events on the local scene, and has a a high game of 299, a high series of 721 and a high average of 195 on his resume.
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