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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 $46,828 in scholarships to our talented youth bowlers.  There have been 48 CDYST tournaments and our bowlers have knocked over 1,623,220 pins in 8,965 games; an average of 181.06.

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.

 

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; the total scholarship fund was a record $2,305. For the season, our talented bowlers earned a total of $6,335 in scholarship prizes.

 

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 as he 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; the total scholarship fund was a record $2,465. For the season, our talented bowlers earned a total of $10,925 in scholarship prizes.

 

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, 2012: 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 of our event 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. The scholarship fund was a record $3,190. Throughout the season, our talented youth bowlers earned a record $14,718.

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 season 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 CDYST title.

Bowlers of the Year

Season

Bowler

Events

Semifinals

Finals

Titles

Average

Games

2010 - 2011

Christopher Hanson

8

6

4

2

199.48

58

2011 - 2012

Matthew Olson

10

7

4

2

198.89

84

2012 - 2013

Christopher Hanson

12

9

4

0

199.02

99

Champions

Bowler

Titles

Tournaments

Ricky Rovelli

6

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

Jonathan Bowman

4

2013 Spare Time East Greenbush; 2013 (Oct) Towne Bowling Academy; 2013 Towne Bowling Academy (Holiday Open); 2014 Imperial Lanes

Christopher Hanson

4

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

Justin Carl

3

2011 Catskill Lanes; 2013 Sunset Lanes; 2013 Del Lanes

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

Casey Schoonmaker

3

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

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

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

Stephen LaMalfa

1

2010 Uncle Sam Lanes

Zachery Porter

1

2013 Burnt Hills Lanes

Qwadaris Rembert

1

2013 Spare Time Latham

Jalen Scott-Jones

1

2013 Alpha Lanes

Chad Sutliff

1

2012 Spare Time Latham

CDYST Records

Career Average (Min 75 Games)

Bowler

Average

Games

Liz Kuhlkin

206.99

96

Jonathan Bowman

205.94

158

Matthew Olson

203.75

112

Michael Hartmann

199.53

191

Christopher Hanson

199.28

297

Justin Carl

197.78

276

Zachary Doty

196.84

181

Ricky Rovelli

196.63

248

Casey Schoonmaker

195.83

259

Patrick DeVoe

193.42

106

Career Pinfall

Bowler

Pins

Games

Average

Christopher Hanson

59,185

297

199.28

Justin Carl

56,324

285

197.63

Casey Schoonmaker

50,721

259

195.83

Ricky Rovelli

49,782

254

195.99

Corey Buckley

45,753

237

193.05

Zachery Porter

41,873

227

184.46

Amber Dominic

38,304

204

187.76

Michael Hartmann

38,111

191

199.53

Austin Van Buren

36,928

192

192.33

Lawrence Lang

36,747

199

184.66

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

Michael Hartmann

295

Christopher Hanson (2)

289

Christopher Hanson, Austin Van Buren

288

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

Christopher Hanson

57

Casey Schoonmaker

54

Justin Carl

50

Ricky Rovelli

50

Corey Buckley / Michael Hartmann

48

Tournaments Bowled

Bowler

Events

Christopher Hanson

38

Justin Carl

37

Ricky Rovelli

34

Casey Schoonmaker

34

 Zachery Porter

34

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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