CLARENCE, NY (wbbz.tv) Chris Musial, President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV, is proud to announce that “Beat The Champ,” will roll from the Kerns Avenue Bowling Center at 163 Kerns Avenue in Buffalo, Saturday February 24th at 4p.m. (with an encore the following Sunday at 11p.m.) with a special “Youth Challenge!”
The weekly bowling competition, showcasing the best bowlers in Western New York, will also include interviews with owner Dan Adams, who continues to make the Kerns Avenue Bowling Center an important part of the community through the sport of bowling and other events.
Youth bowlers competing are: Anthony Shaver from Buffalo; Austin and Nathan Pinney from Hinsdale (near Cuba, NY); and Thomas Klamut of Lockport.
The games were recorded Saturday January 20th. Kerns Avenue Bowling Center currently supports the Buffalo Public Schools, and is host to student bowling events.
“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.
This special edition of “Beat The Champ” is co-hosted by bowling veteran sportscaster Jim Russo, owner of Manor Lanes and Manor Lanes II. Russo has been involved in the Western New York bowling community for decades. He is in for regular host Paul Peck, who was on assignment. Greater Buffalo USBC Association Hall of Fame bowler Sue Nawojski joins Russo at the broadcast desk. Janelle Sabin keeps the numbers on the Castilone Jeep, Chrysler, Plymouth Scoreboard.
The next tapings of the program are scheduled for Wednesday February 21st from Transit Lanes, 7850 Transit Road in Williamsville starting at 10a.m. Interested bowlers can go to the “Beat The Champ” Facebook page or www.wbbz.tv for more information on qualifiers coming up at Lucky Lanes in Fredonia.
“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.
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 99 (HD 1230); Olean Channel 21 (HD 1230); Fredonia – Jamestown Channel 72 (HD 1230); Alfred- Angelica- Avoca- Bath- Bolivar Friendship- Hornell Channel 71 (HD 1230).
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