CLARENCE, NY (wbbz.tv) Chris Musial, President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV, is proud to announce that “Beat The Champ,” will roll from Byllye Lanes in Bradford, PA this Saturday November 17th at 4p.m. ( with an encore Sunday at 11p.m.)
Paul Peck and Hall of Fame bowlers Sue Nawojski and guest scorekeeper Sue Jeziorski, welcome hometown bowlers including returning champ Brandon Miller of Jamestown; Andy Rettig of Hamburg; Rocket “Rob” Piccoli from Kenmore; and Shawn Mosier of Kirby, PA.
Byllye Lanes owner Paul Geiger and his team welcomed the “Beat The Champ” bowlers and television crew to his legendary Bradford, Pennsylvania location.
Plus, we welcome special guests from the nearby Pitt Bradford campus, including Zach Stark, Professor of Exercise Science at the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford campus.
“Beat The Champ” originally aired for decades on Channel 4 with legendary hosts Chuck Healy and Van Miller. While it has not been seen for close to twenty years, the competition remains one of the longest running bowling programs on television.
The next round of qualifiers are rolling now at Brad Angelo Lanes in Lockport.
Veteran sportscaster Paul Peck is co-host. After spending decades at WIVB-TV Channel 4, Paul is now partners with Kevin Sylvester with BuffaloSportsPage.com. Greater Buffalo USBC Association Hall of Fame bowler Sue Nawojski joins Peck at the broadcast desk. Janelle Sabin, who keeps the numbers on the Castilone Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Scoreboard is off this week. Hall of Fame Bowler Sue Jeziorski is filling in.
“Beat The Champ” is produced by WBBZ-TV in cooperation with the WNY Bowling Proprietors. Information can also be found at the station website, www.wbbz.tv.
You can also connect on the “Beat The Champ” Facebook page, and @beathechamptv on Twitter!
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).
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