Patterson Goes For Big Money In Las Vegas Tourney Ring To Be Presented To 11-year-old Boy For Bowling 300 Game

BOWLING

October 04, 1990|By Donald G. Vitek

Don Patterson bowls in the Tuesday Night League at Ritchie Fair Lanes in Glen Burnie, and the Monday Night Scratch at Country Club Lanes in Baltimore County.

Later this month, his teammates will have to win one without him. Don will be in Las Vegas, because he won the Hardee's $1,000 entry, plus $500 expense money, at the finals at the New Cherokee Lanes in Salisbury on Sept. 15.

Patterson, 36, just celebrated his 17th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22.

Don and his wife, Diona, have one boy, Don Jr.

The Hardee's Deluxe Tournament will take place at Sam's Town in Las Vegas on Oct. 16-25. Don will have the opportunity to win up to $140,000 (that figure is based on 780 entries).

Earlier in September, Patterson won the National Amateur Bowling Inc.

tournament at Brunswick Perry Hall lanes. That win gave him an extra $1,000 for the tables in Vegas.

He currently has a 209 average and has thrown five 300 games and two 299 games. He also has the house record for a series at Brunswick Normandy in Howard County -- 825. Each of those five 300 games are ABC-sanctioned.

In 1980, the same year he had his 825 set, he was the Greater Baltimore Bowling Association's Bowler of the Year.

That's a Track Enforcer bowling ball he uses so devastatingly.

Patterson had to beat some tough bowlers to win the Hardee's event, top-notch bowlers such as Jeff Harding, the 1989 GBBA's Bowler of the Year.

Patterson defeated Irv Roswell in a two-game total score match, 428-401, after Roswell had games of 203 and 198 against Patterson's 228 and 200.

Three missed spares cost Roswell the match, but his finish is still worth $250.

The New Cherokee 20 AMF Lanes in Salisbury did make things a little tough on the early arrivals at the center. The door did not open until 1 p.m., which meant a bunch of early birds who hoped to get in a little practice had to cool their heels in the parking lot. After a 110-mile drive, that can be a little irritating.

Glen Burnie's Mike Babb received an Ebonite Thunderbolt bowling ball for his tournament-high game of 242.

Richard Daff Jr., 11, who entered the Guiness Book of World Records for the youngest person ever to have a sanctioned 300 game, will be presented with a ring from the Bowl America Odenton Lanes. That presentation will be made Saturday, Oct. 6, at the center where he set the record.

John Fowler, the manager of Bowl America Odenton, told me the ring is a real beauty. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m.. Drop by.

October special

At Fair Lane Centers, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, you can bowl for 99 cents a game.

Organizational news

The National Duckpin Bowling Congress has appointed former duckpinner Harry A. Smith, of Timonium, as its executive director. Smith, 62, has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Johns Hopkins University, and will succeed Manual Whitman, who resigned several months ago.

The NDBC office is located in Linthicum. Harrison Sanders, of Indian Head, Md., is its president.

Tournament news

Brunswick Normandy will serve as host to the Amateur Bowlers Tour Tournament on Oct. 13 and 14.

On Oct. 20 and 21, the National Amateur Bowlers Inc. (NABI) will be at Normandy. And on Oct. 27 and 28, Normandy Lanes will have a no-tap tournament on hand.

For information on the above tournaments, call 465-0355.

Forest Hill Lanes in Forest Hill, Md., will serve as host to the NABI tournament on Oct. 13 and 14.

Country Club Lanes, 9020 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore, will serve as host to the first Harvest Mixed Doubles Tournament on Oct. 27 and 28 and Nov. 3 and 4.

There is a guaranteed $1,000 first prize. The tournament is sponsored by the Baltimore Bowling Council Benefit BVL Fund for Hospitalized Veterans.

ABC/WIBC is sanctioned. Entries close Oct. 13. The entry fee is $30.

GREENWAY BOWL GLEN BURNIE DUCKPIN SCORES

GREENWAY JILLS

Jo Reichart -- 138 game

Mary Bavis -- 341 series

Kathy Leonard -- 147/384

MONDAY DOUBLES

Bill Benoit -- 209/517

Don Hook -- 168/483

Jim Lane -- 179/466

ALLEY CATS

Charlie Fuller -- 155/410

Denie Carden -- 143/369

Wanda Szczeck -- 135/346

5:45 MIXED

Ray Calimer -- 170/396

Denise Brady -- 147/398

Rob Stevens -- 168/441

MONDAY MORNING LADIES

Lidi Lahdelma -- 164/410

Shirley Robinson -- 376 set

Faith Burke -- 370 set

Edna Kraft -- 364 set

Fran Vacholy -- 144/362

Joyce Scheibe -- 144/359

GREENWAY HOUSE MAJORS

David Shears -- 205/504

Thomas Mavk -- 189/472

Joseph Marsiglia -- 181/446

Russ Hammel -- 159/445

WEDNESDAY CAREFREE LADIES

Eve Skillman -- 140/358

Carol Miller -- 133/356

Elaine Johansson -- 117/332

TUESDAY FT MEADE

Livi Lahdelma -- 163/446

Linda Trimper -- 140/381

Billy Sanders -- 163/427

Kathy Sanders -- 154/403

John Barry -- 153/447

Boo Blum -- 153/417

CARR LOWREY GLASS MIXED

Vernon Lohnman -- 142/404

Mark Scheper -- 165/391

Dick Fitzgerald -- 137/381

Kathy Leonard -- 134/392

Frank Williams -- 146/401

Michele Scheper -- 142/362

FRIDAY INDEPENDENT MIXED

Curt Lortz -- 149/389

Don Brown -- 135/367

Hap Habel -- 122/361

June Fosler -- 131/345

Stephanie Glover -- 130/336

Wanda Murphy -- 135/329

MONDAY NIGHT MIXED

Barbara Keffer -- 138/437

Cheric Strickler -- 150/358

Cora Arenda -- 135/329

LIL'S SENIORS -- 55 PLUS

Frank Moore -- 163/384

Gene Huspeth -- 149/379

John Joslin -- 128/376

Frank Lipieko -- 135/363

Andy Pendleton -- 141/348

MONDAY ROWDY CATS

Richard Alonso -- 170/420

Gordon Dabrosky -- 401 set

Joe Briggs -- 377 set

THURSDAY NIGHT SCRATCH LEAGUE -- DUCKPINS -- SEVERNA PARK

Tom Collinson -- 198/470

Mike Davidson -- 172/463

Susan Bacon -- 176/455

Evelyn Bacon -- 176/455

Dave Sunderland had games of 127-180-204 for a 511 series. Carl Morgan had seven strikes in one game (no spares) and finished with a 161. You figure it out.

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