Joe Hock Jr. of Glen Burnie won the $1,000 first prize in the New Year's Tenpin Open at Fair Lanes Towson. Hock had a six-game total of 1,447, an average of 241.
Hock's scores were 232, 236, 193, 279, 259 and 248. Mark Bowers of Baltimore won $500 for second place with 1,427. Bowers, who rolled a 300 game, also had games of 189, 265, 200, 247 and 266.
Lee Brosius of Fort Meade was third and won $300. Steve Finley of Baltimore also rolled a 300 game, and Jeff Harding rolled a 297 with 11 strikes in a row.
Ginny Courtney of Abington, who rolled 1,202, won a bonus prize as the top woman competitor. A total of 203 bowlers competed.
Charlie Cook, bowling in the Monday Morning Triples League at Country Club Lanes, rolled his second 300 game of the season. Cook began with a 256, came back with his perfect effort and finished with 197 for a 753 set. His average is 211.
Ray Fullen, bowling in the Chesapeake Men's League at Fair Lanes Towson, rolled a 299 game and a 660 set.
Mike Allmond, bowling in the Spoilers League at Towson, had a 705 set.
Irv Roswall of Baltimore won the first Pro Spot Qualifying Tournament for the $150,000 Fair Lanes PBA Open, rolling a six-game total of 1,440 at Fair Lanes Edgewood.
Roswall, who will be bowling with the pros at Fair Lanes Kings Point in Randallstown during Feb. 24-March 2, averaged 240. He rolled games of 248, 246, 245, 245, 254 and 202. In addition to his $250 entry fee, Roswall earned $300 as first prize in the qualifier.