Two perfect games and a near-perfect game by members of the same team highlighted action in the Baltimore County Industrial League at Fair Lanes Towson last week.
Joe Schumaker and Ed Rather rolled 300 games and Joe Andreone, spared in the first and then struck out for a 290 effort on the Dream Team. Mike Lastowski rolled a 178 and Ken Dunstan contributed a 224 for a 1,292 total for one game. Rather finished the night with games of 225 and 279 for an 804 set.
Bill Raymond rolled a 300 in a qualifying tournament and Carl Jaworski bowled a 279 game and Rick Johnson had a 717 set.
In the Chesapeake Men's league, Wally Waibridge had a 277 set and 635 series.
Perfect games were the order of the week in the Country Club Lanes leagues last week.
Sidney Baker Jr., bowling in the WPOC League, rolled a 300 game Thursday; Gold Caddie rolled a 300 in the TGIF League; Wilson Rowe bowled 300 in the Sunday Night Shootout; Vinny Fino had 300 in the Paxton Mixed League; and Frank Strawderman and Rich McFadden had 300 in the Baltimore Classic Scratch league.
The Action Auto team, bowling in the Minors League, had a 1,343 game. Scott Poe rolled 268, Brian Thacker 254, Tom Jackson 257, Larry Detweiler 278 and Chuck Tillman 286.
Other top efforts included: Kevin Cox, 297, Starfires; Marc Panayis and Irv Roswell, 290, in the Sunday Night Shootout; Roswell, 290, and Curt Pezzano, 289, in the Baltimore Classic Scratch; and Lou Doroba, 279, in the Maryland Law League.
Larry Detweiler, rolling in the Country Club Minors, had 259-299-247--805 and Robin Whittaker bowled 201-265-226-214--906 in the Women's Scratch Triples League.
Michael Smith of Silver Spring won the $1,300 first prize in the Pro-Am Tournament at Fair Lanes Kings Point in Randallstown.
Smith bowled games of 191-194-215--600 with a 91-pin handicap. His pro partners rolled 248-263-248--759 for a total scored of 1,450.
Sharon Myers of Owings won the $650 second prize with 202-145-152--499 plus a 146-pin handicap. Myers, who bowls out of Lord Calvert Lanes, got 786 from the pros for a 1,431 total. Maureen Connolly of Joppa was third and won $400 with a 1,430. She rolled games of 202-213-183--598 with a 146-pin handicap.
William Paterson and Erie Community College won the championships in the Gold Medal Classic Tournament held at Brunswick Crown Lanes.
Paterson, from Wayne, N.J., competing in the men's division, was first after nine games of qualifying. Second-seeded Erie CC defeated Ohio State in the first round of the championship series and Paterson knocked off Erie and won the first prize of $1,200 in scholarships. Ohio State finished third and Saginaw Valley was fourth.
In the women's division, Erie CC defeated Paterson in the final. Paterson gained the final by defeating Temple.
The Baltimore Women's Bowling Association will hold its 35th tournament at Bowl America Odenton March 16-17. Championship bowling will begin at 9:30 a.m., March 16.
Mark Bowers of Aberdeen earned $2,800 for his 12th-place finish in the PBA Open at Fair Lanes Kings Point. Bowers averaged 216 for 42 games.
Defending champion Danny Wiseman of Dundalk did not cash, however Bruce Hollen of Baltimore was 43rd and won $1,075, Mike Lastowski was 52nd and won $1,000 and David Reed of Clinto was 53rd and won $980.
Del Ballard Jr., Jeff Bellinger, Len Blakey, Ron Williams, Joe Firpo and Ken Johnson all rolled 300 games during the tournament.