Visit Rochester and the Monroe County Sports Commission will welcome more than 1,700 bowlers to Rochester over the course of the next month as bowlers compete in the 80th annual New York State (NYS) Women’s Bowling Championships. 

The NYS Women’s Bowling Championships features team, doubles and singles competitions. The tournament started the weekend of April 9 and will continue on the weekends – except Mother's Day weekend – through May 15.

“The New York State USBC is thrilled to be able to partner with the Rochester USBC Women's Bowling Association and the Monroe County Sports Commission to conduct our annual Women's Championships in this great city," said Mike Pettinella, NYS USBC association manager and tournament director. "We deeply appreciate the local support -- and anticipate that our women tournament bowlers will have a pleasant experience during their stay in Monroe County."

Complete tournament dates are outlined below:

  • April 9-10
  • April 16-17
  • April 23-24
  • April 30-May 1
  • May 14-15

Team events for the tournament will take place at AMF Dewey Gardens Lanes in Rochester, N.Y, with doubles and singles competition taking place at Bowl-A-Roll in Henrietta, N.Y.

The New York State Women’s Bowling Championship is an annual tournament. Between 300 and 400 bowlers are expected to visit Rochester each of the five weekends of the tournament to compete for cash prizes. For more information on the tournament and New York State USBC visit

To bring this event to Rochester, tournament organizers partnered with the Monroe County Sports Commission, a division of Visit Rochester. Monroe County Sports is committed to bringing sporting events of all kinds for all ages to Greater Rochester and Monroe County. 

Sporting events held in Monroe County are critical to bringing visitors to the county and our community, and contribute to the tourism and hospitality industry’s overall economic impact. The economic impact of the tourism and hospitality industry in Monroe County in 2014 (most recently reported data) was over $1 billion. 

Visit Rochester is the official tourism promotion agency for Greater Rochester and Monroe County. Visit Rochester is a membership organization with over 400 members representing, lodging, retail, restaurants, services, and community organizations. Working together with our members and partners, we strive to provide the best experience to all visitors to our community, including both business and leisure travelers.

The Monroe County Sports Commission (MCSC) is a non-profit entity whose goal is to bring organized sporting events of all kinds for all ages to Rochester, New York. MCSC actively solicits amateur championships, sports related clinics and conventions.

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