Jay Daryman of York has become the first bowler from south-central Pennsylvania to be elected to the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Board of Directors.
USBC is the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee. The membership organization provides standardized rules, regulations and benefits to make bowling fair and fun for everyone. USBC serves almost two million members.
Daryman began serving his three-year term late this summer after being elected by delegates at the USBC national convention. The 22-member board consists of representatives elected by Team USA athletes, the Bowling Proprietors Association of America, the International Bowling Congress Youth Committee and USBC delegates.
"I felt relieved when I was elected," said Daryman, who won a board position by a single vote.
"It is a great honor. I've been involved with the administrative aspect of bowling for more than 40 years. I enjoy dealing with rules, regulations and policies."
Daryman's first administrative position was as youth travel league manager. He also was instrumental in running the Calvin Campbell Junior League Tournament.
"My passion has always been with the youth aspect of bowling," said Daryman, who is the association manager for Pennsylvania State Youth, where he was director from 1986 until 1997. He served as president of the York Area Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA) from 1995 until 2000 after serving as the group's secretary for several years.
His other administrative positions include York County Bowling Association executive director from 1987 through 1997 and again from 1999 through 2005. After the local association's merger, Daryman served as director from 2006 until 2009 and then as president from 2009 until 2013.
Daryman was inducted into the York-Adams Bowling Hall of Fame in 1999.
"When it comes to bowling rules and regulations, Jay is extremely knowledgeable," said Arwana Grove, who runs the junior league program at Suburban Bowlerama. "He has been dedicated to the sport, and he has played a key role on a local, state and now national level."
Note: East Lincoln Lanes will play host to a Over/Under 50 Tournament at 10 a.m., every fourth Sunday. The tournament features six games and a Baker format finals. The cost is $100 per team. First place is expected to be worth $600, based on 30 entries. For information, call (717) 252-3211.