Foss becomes five time Genesee Region Masters Bowling Tournament champion

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 11 February 2019 at 10:18 am

Photo by Ginny Kropf – Curtis Foss of Medina is shown with his family after winning the 58th USBC Genesee Region Masters tournament Sunday at Scopano Lanes in Oakfield. With him are his sister Cassidy Oliver of Medina, left; his mother Sue Green of Medina and his grandfather Darrell Green of Medina. He is the only person ever to win this event five times.

Just over a week after becoming the first person to ever bowl  two 300 games in one series at Oak Orchard Lanes in Albion, Curtis Foss of Medina has become the first person to win the USBC Genesee Region Masters five times.

Foss started the two-day tournament at Scopano Lanes in Oakfield Saturday with 37 bowlers in qualifying rounds. He was leading the top eight qualifiers after bowling 259, 278, 257 and 236 for a total of 1,030.

Sunday he was top seed, which gave him +80 points to start. Then he bowled seven more games – one against each of the other seven. His average was 257 on Saturday and 254 on Sunday.

“I was pretty confident going into the tournament, after the way I’ve been bowling,” Foss said, referring to his record 823 two weeks ago in Albion, followed by an 813 series in Medina less than a week later. “The USBC Genesee Region Masters is my favorite tournament. Winning this means everything to me. I kept thinking about dad and my Grandma Green.”

His father was champion bowler Bob Foss, who died Oct. 1, 2016. His grandmother Mildred Green died the day before Thanksgiving, 2018. Both would have been there to cheer him on.

One reason this tournament means so much to Curtis is because his dad won it in 2012 at Scopano’s, the only Masters’ title Bob Foss Jr. ever won.

Curtis’ previous wins were 2008 at Mancuso’s in Batavia, 2009 at Oak Orchard Bowl in Albion, 2014 at Medina Lanes and 2015 at Letchworth Pines.

Foss’ next tournament is on Valentine’s Day.