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CDYST History

On this page, you can check out the CDYST all-time leaders and record holders. Since our Kickoff Event in May 2010, we have awarded $65,513 in scholarships to our talented youth bowlers.  There have been 62 CDYST tournaments and our talented bowlers have knocked over 2,355,154 pins in 13,180 games; an average of 178.69.

Season Highlights and Milestones

Saturday, May 15, 2010: Liz Kuhlkin became our inaugural champion when she defeated Christopher Hanson 232 - 218 to top a field of  25 talented youth bowlers who competed in the CDYST Kickoff Tournament at Town ‘n Country Lanes in Guilderland, New York. $840 in scholarship prizes were awarded. The enthusiasm of our bowlers was incredible; the event was very well-received; and it laid the groundwork for all the history that has followed.

 

2010 - 2011 Season

Saturday, September 30, 2010: The first season of CDYST competition began as 15 talented bowlers came out to Del Lanes and earned a scholarship fund of $315. This event began a new tradition of regular youth scholarship tournaments in the Capital District.

Saturday, February 12, 2011: Tyler Mochrie defeated Kalynn Carl 247 - 198, Scott Frament 244 - 193, and Matthew Olson 255 - 232 at Sunset Lanes to become the first bowler to win three matches in the finals and first two-time champion.

Saturday, March 12, 2011: Tyler Mochrie defeated Casey Schoonmaker 246 - 163 at Burnt Hills Lanes to become the first bowler to win back-to-back tournaments and three titles overall.

Saturday, May 14, 2011: Our inaugural season came to a close as Christopher Hanson defeated Casey Schoonmaker 213 - 188 to win his second title of the season and a record scholarship of $750 at the 2011 CDYST Masters at Town ‘n Country Lanes; the total scholarship fund was a record $2,305. For the season, our talented bowlers earned a total of $6,335 in scholarship prizes and Christopher earned the first CDYST Bowler of the Year award .

 

2011 - 2012 Season

Saturday, November 5, 2011: Anthony Alix rolled the first honor score in CDYST competition with a 300 in his second game of qualifying at Catskill Lanes. The perfect game helped enable him to become the first CDYST bowler to top 1,000 in the qualifying round when he fired a 1,008 4-game series.

Saturday, November 19, 2011: We surpassed 30 entries in a regular season event for the first time, as 32 talented bowlers competed at Sportsman’s Bowl. This also marked the first time we awarded entries into the Junior Gold tournament.

Saturday, December 3, 2011: Thanks to the overwhelming support of our host centers, sponsors, and our bowlers and their parents, we surpassed the $10,000 mark in scholarship awards in our 15th tournament, which was held at Del Lanes.

Thursday & Friday December 28 - 29, 2011: Our first multi-day tournament, the 2011 CDYST Holiday Open, was held at Towne Bowling Academy. Joe Smith, who was one of the first four bowlers to compete, earned his first title by rolling a 970 four-game series to set a bar that was not surpassed by any of the 28 talented bowlers who combined for 50 total entries. Justin and Kalynn Carl were the Crossover Doubles champions in our first-ever non-singles competition. $1,705 in scholarships were awarded.

Friday, December 29, 2011: Justin Carl rolled the second 300 game in CDYST competition in his first game of the 2011 CDYST Holiday Open held at Towne Bowling Academy.

Saturday, April 14, 2012: Corey Buckley defeated Thomas “TJ” Marr 254 - 157 to become the first bowler to win a regular season event leading wire-to-wire. In winning his first title, Corey held a 234-pin lead at the end of the semifinals to set a new seven-game scoring record of 1,658 (1,748 with bonus pins).

Saturday, April 28, 2012: Our second season came to a close as Michael Hartmann defeated Matthew Olson 226 - 197 to win his second title of the season and a record scholarship of $800 at the 2012 CDYST Masters at Town ‘n Country Lanes; the total scholarship fund was a record $2,465. For the season, our talented bowlers earned a total of $10,925 in scholarship prizes and Matthew earned the Bowler of the Year award.

 

2012 - 2013 Season

Saturday, October 20, 2012: The total scholarship fund surpassed $1,000 at a regular season tournament for the first time when we awarded $1,010 to a record field of 39 talented bowlers at Towne Bowling Academy.

Saturday, November 10, 2012: We surpassed 40 entries for the first time in a regular season tournament, as 41 talented bowlers competed at Hometown Lanes.  Vernon Billington II became the first bowler from Connecticut to win a CDYST title when he defeated Corey Buckley 279 - 258 in the highest scoring match in CDYST history.

Saturday, December 1, 2012: Casey Schoonmaker rolled the third 300 game in CDYST competition in Game 3 of the qualifying round at Del Lanes.

Thursday and Friday, December 27 - 28, 2012: Thanks to the overwhelming support of our host centers, sponsors, and our bowlers and their parents, we surpassed the $25,000 mark in scholarship awards in our 27th tournament, the 2012 CDYST Holiday Open held at Towne Bowling Academy.

Saturday, January 5, 2012: Jalen Scott-Jones became the first bowler from Rhode Island to win a CDYST title when he defeated Amber Dominic 266 - 203 to top a record-tying field of 49 talented youth bowlers at Alpha Lanes.

Saturday, April 6, 2013: Thanks to the support of our bowlers, their families and friends, our sponsors, and host centers, we established a new record of $11,528 in scholarship awards for the season. Also, during the third game of the semifinals at Spare Time East Greenbush, one of our bowlers knocked over the 1,000,000th pin in CDYST competition.

Saturday, April 27, 2013: Our third season came to a close as Patrick DeVoe earned his first CDYST title and a record scholarship of $900 by defeating Christopher Hanson 200 - 197 and 189 - 184 in the Championship Round of the 2013 CDYST Masters at Town ‘n Country Lanes. The scholarship fund was a record $3,190. Throughout the season, our talented youth bowlers earned a record $14,718 and Christopher earned his second Bowler of the Year award.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 / Sunday, May 19, 2013: Following the completion of our third season, we introduced our inaugural Spring Series to provide opportunities for bowlers to earn additional scholarship money and Junior Gold entries. Jonathan Bowman topped the field in the scholarship event at both of these five-game sweepers held at Del Lanes and Hi-Way Recreation. A total of $460 in scholarships was awarded and one bowler earned their Junior Gold entry.

 

2013 - 2014 Season

Saturday, November 9, 2013: Ricky Rovelli became the first four-time CDYST champion when he defeated Austin Van Buren 206 - 203 at Hometown Lanes. Austin set four- and seven-game scoring records with 1,031 and 1,728, respectively.

Saturday, December 14, 2013: Justin Carl became the first bowler to roll multiple 300 games in CDYST competition in route to his third career title at Del Lanes.

Sunday and Monday, December 29 - 30, 2013: The 2013 CDYST Holiday Open saw record participation as a record-tying 49 bowlers competed and combined for 80 total entries; shattering the previous Holiday Open record by 23 entries.  There was also a record 30 entries in the Crossover Doubles event. Over $2,500 in scholarships was awarded.

Saturday, January 4, 2014: Ricky Rovelli became the first five-time CDYST champion when he defeated Justin Carl 50 - 28 in a two-frame rolloff at Alpha Lanes after they tied at 204.  This marked the first time a stepladder finals match ended in a tie.

Saturday, January 25, 2014: Jonathan Bowman rolled the fifth 300 game in CDYST history at Imperial Lanes in route to his third CDYST title of the season and fourth overall.

Saturday, March 1, 2014: Ricky Rovelli became the first six-time CDYST champion when he defeated Christopher Radliff 246 - 222 at Hometown Lanes.

Saturday, March 22, 2014: We surpassed 50 entries for the first time in a regular tournament as 59 talented youth bowlers competed at Sportsmans Bowl and earned a record scholarship fund of $1,355. Noah Burke rolled the sixth 300 game in CDYST history and Casey Schoonmaker defeated Liz Kuhlkin 217 - 212 to win his third career title.

Saturday, April 26, 2014: A total of 36 bowlers (23 boys and 13 girls) competed in our first event contested using two lane conditions and offered separate scholarship funds for boys and girls. Justin Carl won a $400 scholarship as the Boys Division winner and Morgan Ruggeri won a $250 scholarship as the Girls Division winner.  In a modified stepladder finals consisting of the top six bowlers overall, Justin topped Morgan 189 - 159 to win his fourth career title.

Saturday, May 10, 2014: Our fourth season came to a close as Chad Sutliff earned the first $1,000 scholarship in CDYST history by defeating 2013 - 2014 Bowler of the Year Jonathan Bowman 210 - 194 in the Championship Round of the 2014 CDYST Masters at Town ‘n Country Lanes to win his second career title. A record scholarship fund of $4,350 was awarded at our 50th tournament, bringing the final season total to $19.520 and enabling us to surpass $50,000 in total scholarship awards. It was a record-setting season where we held 14 events, averaged 43 entries, and awarded 18 Junior Gold entries.  Other records set were four bowlers averaging 200 or better; three 300 games rolled, and five total honor scores. Jonathan Bowman put forth the most dominant season yet, clinching the 2013 - 2014 Bowler of the Year title prior to the CDYST Masters and winning it by 140 points.

2014 - 2015 Season

Saturday, October 18, 2014: During the third semifinal match (Game 7) at Del Lanes, the 10,000th game was rolled in CDYST competition.

Saturday, December 13, 2014: We surpassed 60 and 70 entries for the first time as a record 73 talented youth bowlers competed at Imperial Lanes and earned a record scholarship fund of $1,615.  In addition, toward the end of Game 8, one semifinalist knocked over the 2,000,000th pin in CDYST competition. In the championship match, Zachery Porter defeated Casey Schoonmaker 221 - 203 to win his second career title.

Sunday and Monday, December 28 - 29, 2014: Jonathan Bowman became the first seven-time champion as he rolled a 919 four-game series to win his second consecutive CDYST Holiday Open. A total of 53 bowlers competed and combined for a Holiday Open record 87 total entries.  There were also a record 33 entries in the Crossover Doubles event. A Holiday Open record scholarship fund of $2,900 was awarded.

Saturday, January 3, 2015: Zachery Porter became the first bowler since the 2010 - 2011 season to win two consecutive regular events when he defeated Casey Schoonmaker 216 - 205 at Alpha Lanes for his third career title. Also noteworthy is that Zack defeated Casey in both championship matches to top the two largest fields in CDYST history.  By finishing second, Casey recorded his fifth consecutive top-two finish.

Saturday, January 24, 2015: Jonathan Bowman became the first eight-time champion when he defeated Billy McGaffin 214 - 182 to top a field of 34 bowlers at Hometown Lanes.

Saturday, February 7, 2015: Jonathan Bowman became the first nine-time champion when he defeated Brandon Wolf 233 - 224 to top a field of 38 bowlers at Uncle Sam Lanes.

Saturday, March 14, 2015: Five entries into the 2015 Junior Gold Championships were awarded at Sportsmans Bowl, establishing a new record of 21 bowlers who earned their entries in CDYST events this season.  In addition, Jonathan Bowman became the first 10-time champion when he defeated Megan Lambert 225 - 202 to top a field of 46 bowlers. 

Champions

Bowler

Titles

Tournaments

Jonathan Bowman

10

2013 Spare Time East Greenbush; 2013 (Oct) Towne Bowling Academy; 2013 Towne Bowling Academy (Holiday Open); 2014 Imperial Lanes; 2014 Del Lanes; 2014 (Nov) Hometown Lanes; 2014 Towne Bowling Academy (Holiday Open); 2015 (Jan) Hometown Lanes; 2015 Uncle Sam Lanes; 2015 (Mar) Sportsmans Bowl

Ricky Rovelli

6

2011 Towne Bowling Academy; 2011 Spare Time Latham; 2012 Alpha Lanes; 2013 Hometown Lanes; 2014 Alpha Lanes; 2014 (Mar) Hometown Lanes

Christopher Hanson

5

2010 Del Lanes; 2011 Town ‘n Country Lanes (Masters); 2012 Ferraro’s Mid-City Lanes; 2014 Uncle Sam Lanes; 2015 (Feb) Towne Bowling Academy

Justin Carl

4

2011 Catskill Lanes; 2013 Sunset Lanes; 2013 Del Lanes; 2014 Hi-Way Recreation (Invitational)

Casey Schoonmaker

4

2012 (Oct) Towne Bowling Academy; 2013 Sportsmans Bowl; 2014 (Mar) Sportsmans Bowl; 2014 (Nov) Sportsmans Bowl

Michael Hartmann

3

2011 Del Lanes; 2012 Town ‘n Country Lanes (Masters); 2013 Uncle Sam Lanes

Tyler Mochrie

3

2010 Redwood Lanes; 2011 Sunset Lanes; 2011 Burnt Hills Lanes

Zachery Porter

3

2013 Burnt Hills Lanes; 2014 (Dec) Imperial Lanes; 2015 Alpha Lanes

Patrick DeVoe

2

2013 Town ‘n Country Lanes (Masters); 2014 East Greenbush Bowling Center

Zachary Doty

2

2012 Del Lanes; 2012 Towne Bowling Academy (Holiday Open)

Liz Kuhlkin

2

2010 Town 'n Country Lanes (Kickoff); 2012 Sportsman’s Bowl

Matthew Olson

2

2011 Uncle Sam Lanes; 2011 Sportsman’s Bowl

Joe Smith

2

2011 Towne Bowling Academy (Holiday Open); 2012 Redwood Lanes

Chad Sutliff

2

2012 Spare Time Latham; 2014 Town ‘n Country Lanes (Masters)

Anthony Alix

1

2012 Sunset Lanes

Vernon Billington II

1

2012 Hometown Lanes

Corey Buckley

1

2012 (Apr) Towne Bowling Academy

Amber Dominic

1

2011 Alpha Lanes

Scott Frament

1

2010 Sportsman's Bowl

Patrick Hoey

1

2015 East Greenbush Bowling Center

Stephen LaMalfa

1

2010 Uncle Sam Lanes

Joseph Mains

1

2014 Spare Time Latham

Qwadaris Rembert

1

2013 Spare Time Latham

Jalen Scott-Jones

1

2013 Alpha Lanes

CDYST Records

Career Average (Min 90 Games)

Bowler

Average

Games

Liz Kuhlkin

206.99

96

Jonathan Bowman

205.99

287

Matthew Olson

203.75

112

Michael Hartmann

199.15

199

Christopher Hanson

198.26

349

Casey Schoonmaker

197.22

309

Justin Carl

196.71

343

Zachary Doty

195.79

216

Ricky Rovelli

194.86

284

Corey Buckley

192.38

252

Career Pinfall

Bowler

Pins

Games

Average

Christopher Hanson

69,191

349

198.26

Justin Carl

67,472

343

196.71

Casey Schoonmaker

60,942

309

197.22

Jonathan Bowman

59,120

287

205.99

Christopher Radliff

55,485

303

183.12

Ricky Rovelli

55,339

284

194.86

Zachery Porter

55,059

294

187.28

Corey Buckley

48,480

252

192.38

Chad Sutliff

46,571

248

187.79

Morgan Ruggeri

44,813

253

177.13

Highest Games

Bowler

Score

Justin Carl (2)

300

Anthony Alix

300

Jonathan Bowman

300

Noah Burke

300

Casey Schoonmaker

300

Jonathan Bowman

299

Justin Carl

298

Christopher Radliff

297

Michael Hartmann

295

Christopher Hanson (2)

289

Highest 4-Game Blocks

Bowler

Score

Bowling Center

Date

Austin Van Buren

1,031

Hometown Lanes

November 9, 2013

Anthony Alix

1,008

Catskill Lanes

November 5, 2011

Joe Smith

970

Towne Bowling Academy

December 28, 2011

Katie Lynch

969

Hometown Lanes

March 1, 2014

Matthew Olson

969

Towne Bowling Academy

April 9, 2011

Ricky Rovelli

952

Town ‘n Country Lanes

May 14, 2011

Christopher Hanson

950

Sunset Lanes

February 9, 2013

Christopher Hanson

949

Towne Bowling Academy

October 20, 2012

Jonathan Bowman

947

Towne Bowling Academy

October 19, 2013

Jonathan Bowman

946

Towne Bowling Academy

December 29, 2013

Match Game Victories

Bowler

Wins

Jonathan Bowman

70

Christopher Hanson

68

Casey Schoonmaker

65

Justin Carl

64

Ricky Rovelli

51

Tournaments Entered

Bowler

Events

Justin Carl

45

Christopher Hanson

44

Christopher Radliff / Morgan Ruggeri

42

Zachery Porter / Casey Schoonmaker

41

Highest 7-Game Blocks (No Bonus)

Bowler

Score

Bowling Center

Date

Austin Van Buren

1,728

Hometown Lanes

November 9, 2013

Corey Buckley

1,658

Towne Bowling Academy

April 14, 2012

Jonathan Bowman

1,635

Towne Bowling Academy

October 19, 2013

Matthew Olson

1,620

Towne Bowling Academy

April 9, 2011

Zachary Doty

1,613

Ferraro’s Mid-City Lanes

February 18, 2012

Highest 7-Game Blocks (With Bonus)

Bowler

Score

Bowling Center

Date

Austin Van Buren

1,788

Hometown Lanes

November 9, 2013

Corey Buckley

1,748

Towne Bowling Academy

April 14, 2012

Jonathan Bowman

1,725

Towne Bowling Academy

October 19, 2013

Zachary Doty

1,682

Del Lanes

December 14, 2013

Liz Kuhlkin

1,681

Town ‘n Country Lanes

May 15, 2010

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