“Beat The Champ!” Rolls from Byllye Lanes in Bradford, PA Saturday at 4pm (Sun. 11p.m.) on WBBZ-TV!

“Beat The Champ!” Rolls from Byllye Lanes in Bradford, PA Saturday at 4pm (Sun. 11p.m.) on WBBZ-TV!

CLARENCE, NY (wbbz.tv) Chris Musial, President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV, announces that “Beat The Champ” will roll from Byllye Lanes in Bradford, PA Saturday November 16th at 4p.m. (with an encore Sunday at 11p.m.)

Paul Peck is on assignment with UB, so special guest co-host Rick Zurak (former WKBW sportscaster and now owner of Rick Zurak’s Golf) joins Hall of Fame bowler Sue Nawjowski at the broadcast desk, with Janelle Sabin at the Castilone Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram at the scoreboard.

Hometown bowlers competing include returning champ Jeff Krywcum of Tonawanda; Chuck Jagodzinski from Lancaster; Jayson Schubbe of West Seneca; and Rob “Rocket” Piccoli of Kenmore.

“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.

Connect with information about qualifiers rolling soon from the Rapids Bowling Center in Niagara Falls on the “Beat The Champ” Facebook page, @beatthechamptv on Twitter, and www.wbbz.tv

Veteran sportscaster Paul Peck is co-host. After spending decades as a television sportscaster, Paul is now partners with Kevin Sylvester with BuffaloSportsPage.com, 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 full power television station. 4545 Transit Road, suite 750 Williamsville, NY 14221. 716-630-9229. www.wbbz.tv “Like” WBBZ-TV on Facebook. Follow the conversation @WBBZ on Twitter

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