Beat The Champ

Beat The Champ

CLARENCE, NY ( Chris Musial, President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV, announces that “Beat The Champ,” airs every Saturday afternoon at 4p.m., and Sunday evening at 11p.m on Your Hometown MeTV Station.

This week, hometown bowlers compete in the Classic Lanes Youth Challenge, including Roger Marchione from Buffalo; Lincoln Law, Jr of Amherst; Paige Fiorella from Depew; and Eric Engler of Elma.

Co-hosts Paul Peck, and Hall of Fame bowler Sue Nawojski at the broadcast desk, with Janelle Sabin at the Castilone Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram scoreboard.

This week, Classic Lanes proprietor Brian Borowski fills in for Sue Nawojski on the broadcast desk, with Hall of Fame bowler Sue Jeziorski filling in for Janelle on the scoreboard.

“Beat The Champ” originally aired for decades on Channel 4 with legendary hosts Chuck Healy and Van Miller. WBBZ-TV brought the popular program back in January of 2016 with the support of the Bowling Proprietors of Western New York. The competition remains one of the longest running bowling programs on television.

Qualifier information can be found on the Beat The Champ Facebook page, and

Here is the latest information on qualifiers:

Veteran sportscaster Paul Peck is co-host. After spending decades as a television sportscaster, Paul is now partners with Kevin Sylvester with, and serves as the voice of the “UB Bulls!” Greater Buffalo USBC Association Hall of Fame bowler Sue Nawojski joins Peck at the broadcast desk. Janelle Sabin, keeps the numbers on the Castilone Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Scoreboard.

“Beat The Champ” is produced by WBBZ-TV in cooperation with the WNY Bowling Proprietors.

WBBZ is seen throughout Western New York over-the-air on digital channel 67.1. Ch. 5 on Verizon FiOS (HD 505); Ch. 5 Dish; Ch. 67 DirecTV, and these Cable channels: Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metro area: Channel 5 (HD 1230); Batavia – Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Dunkirk Channel 5 (HD 1230); Olean Channel 5 (HD 1230); Fredonia – Jamestown Channel 72 (HD 1230); Alfred- Angelica- Avoca- Bath- Bolivar Friendship- Hornell Channel 5 (HD 1230).

WBBZ-TV is WNY’s only locally owned and operated television station. 4545 Transit Road, suite 750 Williamsville, NY 14221. 716-630-9229. “Like” WBBZ-TV on Facebook. Follow the conversation @WBBZ on Twitter

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