Intercollegiate Bowling Returns to Lehigh Valley

Roto Grip Keystone Quaker Classic for United States Bowling Congress to compete in Allentown.
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (December 10, 2015) – For the 22nd consecutive year, Allentown will be playing host to the Roto Grip Keystone Quaker Classic for United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Certified Men’s and Women’s Bowling teams.

Started in 1994 by Fred Polash and his son Patrick, a former collegiate player at Vincennes University and Morehead State University, the event attracts teams from across the country.

Following completion of the Roto Grip event at the Haja Rose Bowl (801 N. 15th St., Allentown, PA 18102), the teams will have the chance to regroup as they stay in town for a shot at the 4th Annual Lehigh Valley Collegiate Classic presented by Discover Lehigh Valley Sports.

Competition for the Roto Grip event begins on December 27 at 8 a.m. and will run for the entire day with men’s and women’s teams competing on a pair of squads. All teams will return on December 28 with practice underway at 7:45 a.m.

The Lehigh Valley Classic gets underway with the Men starting at AMF Parkway Lanes (1630 S. 12th St., Allentown, PA 18103) on December 29 at 8 a.m., and the Women starting at Jordan Lanes (731 Jordan Pkwy., Whitehall, PA 18052) at 9 a.m. Competition on day one will wrap up in the mid-afternoon for both divisions and will resume with the final day of the event on December 30 at 7:45a.m. and 8:45a.m., respectively.

The bowling centers will be abuzz and there is no fee for spectators.

“Patrick and his bowling tournaments are fantastic examples of a local community event organizer, with assistance from the local sports commission, impacting his own community by bringing in significant sports tourism dollars,” said Michael Kuzy, Director of Sports Marketing for Discover Lehigh Valley Sports. “We’re looking forward to many more years of sponsoring and assisting Patrick with his events”

Entries have come in from as far west as Arizona State, and as far south as Florida State. In the past, teams from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Louisiana, and of course, Pennsylvania have all competed at this event in Allentown.

With this wide crop of teams also came a large group of very talented players that have gone on to great success on the professional level as well. The current 2015 Men’s U.S. Open Champion, Ryan Ciminelli, competed in the event for Erie Community College out of Buffalo, NY.  Cameron Weier, the most current PBA Champion, was a member of the Robert Morris-Illinois Men’s team which has won the event the last four consecutive years and is looking for a 5th straight title.


About Discover Lehigh Valley Sports

A division of Discover Lehigh Valley, Discover Lehigh Valley Sports represents the region in the national and international sports marketplace. It has been bringing sporting events to the area for more than thirteen years and serves as the primary resource for procuring and planning sporting events in Lehigh Valley. Discover Lehigh Valley Sports is a nonprofit organization funded by public and private grants, individual donations and corporate sponsorships.  For more information, visit www.DiscoverLehighValleySports.com.


Media Contacts:

Patrick Polash

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