2017 National ACRY Bowling Tournament - May 26-29, 2017

Sts Peter and Paul Church of Rockaway, NJ (Chapter 43)  is pleased to be the host for the 2017 69th Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament. Come join them for an enjoyable weekend of bowling, Christian Fellowship and worship in Rockaway, NJ. All are welcome and need not be ACRY members to participate!

Sign up today!   All pertinent information is provided below!

View Welcome/Informational letter from the 2017 Tournament Committee

Hotel Reservations

Our headquarters will be the Hilton Garden Inn Rockaway. The hotel is only about 5 -10 minutes from bowling and the church. It is right off of Route 80 for easy travel to all events. Being located in the
Rockaway Townsquare Mall parking lot means there are many stores, restaurants, and even a movie theater in close proximity.

Hilton Garden Inn Rockaway
375 Mount Hope Avenue
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Phone 973-328-2505 or 1-800-HILTONS

Group Code: ACRY

Room rates have been set at $119 per night plus tax for rooms with 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds. A limited number of King Suites are available at $159 per night plus tax. The hotel expects to be hosting weddings this weekend, so please make your reservations sooner than later. After May 5, the room block will be released. The room rate is available for Thursday, May 25th for anyone that would like to arrive early.

You can make your reservations in one of 2 ways:

1. Call the hotel for reservations at 973-328-2505 or 1-800-HILTONS
2. Use this link to make an on-line reservation: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/E/EWRROGI-ACRY-20170526/index.jhtml

Deadline to secure discounted room rate: May 5, 2017

Meal Information

Friday Night Family Night at SS. Peter & Paul Church 66 Beach Street Rockaway, NJ 07866.

After checking in at the hotel, registration will be at  Sts. Peter and Paul  Church where an evening of  Food, fellowship, and  prayer awaits.

Saturday Morning Breakfast - on your own

Saturday Dinner - A Backyard BBQ including a pig roast & fried chicken will be held at Sts Peter and Paul Church Hall.

Sunday Breakfast - Sunday Breakfast Buffet -  Following Divine Liturgy at Sts. Peter and Paul Church Hall. 

Grand Banquet Sunday Evening - The Grand Banquet & Awards Dinner will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Meal Choices are: Chicken Francese, Beef Bordelaise, and Vegetarian.

Meal Ticket Prices

Seniors 18 +  $107.00

Juniors 13-17 (Incl High School Seniors) - $95.00

Children 6-12 - $50.00

Download Explanatory Letter  For further information on individual ticket prices, meal descriptions and registration information.

Download Meal Package Reservation Form   (PDF Format) 

We are asking that you fill out the PDF electronically and email it to sheffieldfitz@optonline.net 

If you follow the directions in the letter by putting 1 in the correct columns, the form will calculate all totals.

Bowling Information 

All Bowling events will be held at the Rockaway Lanes located nearby at 365 US Highway 46, Rockaway, NJ 07866. Each event will cost $14.00 which includes shoe rental.

Seniors are individuals 18 years of age or older. Juniors are between the ages of 8 and 18. Bumper  bowling is free and open to anyone under the age of 8. Each senior and junior event is $14.00 per bowler and includes 3 games and shoe rental. If anyone would like to bowl but  are unable to form a team or doubles combo, the host chapter will  help pair participants.

Events include:

Senior:  Men and Women Teams, Men and Women Singles, Men and Women Doubles, Mixed Doubles.
Junior:  Boys and Girls Singles, Boys and Girls Doubles, Mixed Doubles.
Pre-Junior: Bumper Bowling


Sat AM - Senior Team, Junior Mixed Doubles, Pre-Junior Bumper
Sat Afternoon - Senior Doubles, Senior Mixed Doubles, Junior Doubles
Sun Afternoon - Senior and Junior Singles, Pre-Junior Bumper

ACRY averages (160 for men and 140 for women) will be used  for those without an established average.

Note: Anyone is welcome to bowl, need not be ACRY members.  However, bowlers must purchase all meals on the day they bowl.

Trophies will be awarded on the night of each event at the dinner. Also to note, we have sanctioned this tournament so that if a sanctioned bowler has that awesome game or series, it can  be reported to the bowling congress.

Bowling Forms

Download Bowling Forms (PDF Format)  which includes pricing information. 


Senior Team (Men's OR Women's)
Senior Doubles - Men, Women or Mixed
Senior Singles - Men or Women


Junior Doubles - Boys, Girls or Mixed
Junior Singles - Boys or Girls


Bumper Bowling- Boys and Girls

All bowling entries  must be mailed with payment no later than May 5th to:

69th National ACRY Bowling Tournament Entries
c/o Barbara Fitzgerald,
57 Grandview Drive Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Deadline to Register For Bowling: Wed May 5, 2017

Parental Consent Form

Junior ACRY members and those attending the tournament ages 8-18 must return a signed parental consent form to the National Jr. ACRY Advisor, Angela Sudik, prior to arriving in order to attend, bowl or participate in any weekend activity.

Download Form  (PDF Format)

Program Book Advertisements, Patrons and Memorials

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Bowling Tournament  Commemorative Booklet,  whether or not you can  attend. The booklet provides an opportunity to extend good wishes to those in attendance and promote upcoming events. It will be printed and distributed to bowlers and guests  when they arrive.

Ad prices are Full-page $100.00, Half Page $65.00, Quarter Page $40.00, Patrons for $6.00, Boosters for $3.00 and Memorial listings for $6.00. Please consider doing so to show your support for this important Diocesan institution.

Ads can be mailed in or emailed to Lauren Brajert at laurenbrajer@gmail.com

69th National ACRY Bowling Tournament Booklet
c/o Lauren Brajer
75 Mt. Carmel Way APT. 2R
Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

Download Ad Booklet Forms (PDF Format)

Deadline For Program Book Submissions: April 26, 2017

Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy

Sunday Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Rockaway, NJ, followed by a Sunday breakfast buffet in the church hall. 

We will have floral arrangements at the church for Sunday’s Divine Liturgy as well as at the Sunday Evening Banquet. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the floral donations in memory of or for the health of someone, please contact us.

"Escape the Mystery Room!"

Not planning on bowling, or looking for a fun group activity to do in your downtime when not bowling? We have reserved several different rooms at different times on both Saturday and Sunday at the Rockaway "Escape the Mystery Room!" located within walking distance of the hotel. Work with your friends to solve the problems to escape the room in 50 minutes or less! Rooms are for all ages, however if any players are under 14 there must be at least one adult in the group as well. The cost is $20/person/1 experience. The rooms and times available are the following:

Saturday May 27
2:15pm- Superhero's Adventure (8 slots)
2:25pm- Sherlock's Library (8 slots)
4:20pm- Houdini's Magic Cell (Most difficult room) (8 slots)

Sunday May 28
2:05pm- Treasure Island (family fun!) (8 slots)
2:30pm- Hollywood Premier (5 slots)
4:10pm- Escape from Alcatraz (easiest room) (12 slots)
4:30pm- Hollywood Premier (5 slots)
4:45pm- Zombie Apocalypse (Hard, periodic table knowledge helps) (8 slots)

You must be there 15 minutes befor your start time. You can view more information about each room and the location here.

If you are interested, please fill out the attached form (one per chapter) with your information and send to Barbara Fitzgerald (information below) by May 15th. Please note that these rooms are reserved for ACRY members, so even if you sign up as a single, you will be placed with a group of other ACRY members, or you may sign up as a group.  After May 15th, any unused rooms will be released back to the public.

Escape Room Informational Letter

Escape Room Sign-Up Form

Further Information/Questions

More information will be out with meal plans, golf, etc. shortly.
Updates will be sent out to chapters  via e-mail, and will be posted here, the National ACRY Facebook page and  SS. Peter & Paul’s Church website.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact

For further information or assistance do not hesitate to contact Barbara Fitzgerald at: 

Phone: 973-742-9275
Email: sheffieldfitz@optonline.net