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Creno and Kelley’s Pro Shop won the New York State team title with a score of 3119. On October 9, 1989, Barbagallo's shot the highest team series in Syracuse bowling history with a score of 3641. Team members and scores were; Buddy Amidon- 813, Barry Clute- 650, Gary Cunningham- 696, Joe Losurdo- 752, and Sam Ventura- 730.
Greg Griffo was elected to the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.
Vic Giromini was elected to the New York State Bowling Hall of Fame as an outstanding bowler in 1990.
In the New York State tournament, Bob Hoefer won the singles with a score of 784 and Marty Fichera won the all-events with 2163. Also, Greg Griffo won his first A.B.A. tour singles title in Buffalo at the age of 80.

In 1991, Dean Distin won the New York State singles title with 813. John Russo was elected to the New York State Bowling Hall of Fame as an outstanding bowler and John O. Martino was elected to the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame. Also Joseph Paussa Jr. became a life member of the American Bowling Congress at the A.B.C. convention in Toledo, Ohio.

Bob Youker Jr. was a co-champion in the singles event of the A.B.C. tournament with games of 246-288-267 for an 801 series in 1992.
Benjamin Berinstein (meritorious service) and Marty Piraino (outstanding bowler) were inducted into the New York State bowling Hall of Fame. Casmir Podgorniak was elected to the Deaf Bowling Hall of Fame and Claude “Red” Parton was selected to the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.
Also this year, Joe Ciccone became the first junior bowler in Central New York to bowl an 800 series (813) and Mike Tryniski finished in second place in the Super Hoinke Classic and won $50,000.

The 1993 season saw some record scores shot in the association. Marty Piraino set an S.B.A. league record score of 854 on games of 269, 285 & 300. Thunderbird Lanes set a team record with a score of 3,649. Team members and scores were Dennis Van Gordon-693, Ron Clifford-723, Art Alexander II-783, Joe Petrowski-721, and George Cavanaugh-729.
On March 15th, Nick Moro rolled back to back 300 games at Bowling Green Lanes along with a 215 for an 815 series. Then in April, Bob Hoefer duplicated this feat by shooting 300-300-229 for 829 at the Syracuse Bowling Center. Two members of the Syracuse bowling family were elected to the New York State Hall of Fame, Lou Scrimale (outstanding bowler) and Joe Paussa Jr.(meritorious service). Also “Red” Parton was elected to the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.

National Cleanway had a monumental year in 1994. First they set an S.B.A. record series score of 3664 on February 14th with games of 1215,1177,& 1272. Jeff Gordon had 723, Bob Hoefer-706, John Hough III-749, Dean Distin-802, and Mike Tryniki-684. They won the City Tournament with a score of 3635 and they rolled the highest game in S.B.A. history with a score of 1300. In that game, Gordon had 299, Hoefer-234, Hough III-243, Distin-258, and Tryniski-266. To cap off their brilliant year, they won the A.B.C. team all-events title with a combined score of 9808 and Dean Distin(738) and Mike Tryniski(730) –1468 won the A.B.C. doubles.

Other events in 1994 included Joe Petrowski tying an association record league series score of 854 by hitting games of 299, 280, 275. Creno and Kelly’s Pro-Shop won the New York State team title with 3320 and Andrew Melnyk won the New York State all-events with 2102. Kelly Rapp became the first girl to roll a 300 game in the Syracuse Young American Bowling Alliance while bowling in the traveling league at the Syracuse Bowling Center. Also, Bill Reddy was elected to the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1995, Edward Reddy was elected to the New York State Bowling Hall of Fame for meritorious service to the game of bowling. Bernard Maurer was selected to the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame. National Cleanway bowled the highest series in Syracuse bowling history when they bowled a 3763 series on games of 1216-1317-1230. The “Syracuse Bowls” television show ended its’ 36 year show on April 20, 1995.
Youker Construction became the very first team to ever bowl over a 3700 series in Syracuse when they shot 3710 on March 27th. Team members and scores were T.J. Wroblewski-729, Ron Clifford-759, George Cavanaugh-774, Bob Youker Jr.-693, and Joe C. Petrowski-755.
Also in 1995 Greg Griffo was inducted into the A.B.C. Bowling Hall of Fame. He became the second member of the Syracuse Bowling Association as well as the second Solvay resident to be selected. The other was being John O. Martino. Also Greg became only the fourth person to knock down over 100,000 pins in the history of the tournament.

Youker Construction, in 1996, bowled the highest team game in S.B.A. history when they shot 1329. Members and games were Ron Clifford-279, George Cavanaugh-300, T.J. Wroblewski-269, Bob Youker Jr.-246, and Joe Petrowski Jr.-235.
Donald Brush bowled the highest series in S.B.A. history when he bowled 279-300-277 for an 856 at Erie Lanes. On Oct. 24th, David Demperio bowled the highest triplicate in Syracuse when he shot 258-258-258 for 774. Also John Rutkowski was selected to the Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1998, Barry Clute bowled the highest triplicate in S.B.A. history. He bowled three games of 279 at the Pastimes Club.

Highlights of the 1999 season included John Kohanski Jr. bowling an S.B.A. record tying high series of 867 at Strike and Spare lanes on games of 267-300-300.
Also Salibas Pro Shop finished in Eighth place in the A.B.C. tournament by shooting 3272 on games of 1117,1036, and 1119. Team members were, Cliff Saliba-718, Scott Bayer-678, Sonny Pickard-710, Mike Piston-655, and Dick Salibe-511.

In the finals of the Van Wie Doubles in 2000, Dean Distin shot the second highest eight game series ever shot in the world on games of 236,279,299,247,267,268,253, and 299 for a 2148 series.
Don Gates was elected to the New York State Bowling Hall of Fame. Also P.J. Kohanski had the all-time high average in S.B.A. history with 235 at Strike and Spare lanes.
 
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