Cindy Carroll of Falls Church, Va., and Mike Moreland of Silve Spring won the $3,000 first prizes in the Coors Light $25,000 Duckpin Classic at Turner's Long Meadow Bowl in Hagerstown.
Carroll, 21, emerged as the top seeded woman in the field of 128 with a six-game qualifying total of 1,088. She rolled games of 114-143-184-128-143-142 -- 854 scratch and had a handicap of 234 pins.
In the up-the-ladder matches, Mary Beth Smith of Baltimore, defeated Tina Willey of Silver Spring, 169-164, Sue Swann of Johnston, R.I., 184-131, Jessie Shears of Linthicum, 175-140, and Sharon Parker of Baltimore, 166-150, before losing to Annette Botsford of Silver Spring, 193-159. Terri Hicks of Providence, R.I., defeated Botsford, 159-149, Kathy Broda of Baltimore, 155-141 and Dara Dominique of Mansfield, Conn., 186-158, and then lost to champion Carroll, 185-158, in the title match. Hicks won $1,500 and Dominique took home $1,000.
Moreland, 29, who finished second after the qualifying round, three pins in back of Hoss Byrd of Hyattsville, defeated Paul Ayres of Baltimore, 165-152, in the semifinal match and then dispatched Byrd in the championship match, 175-173, to earn his $3,000 first prize.
In the qualifying, Moreland had games of 134-121-126-145-101-195 -- 822 plus 270 pins handicap for 1,092. Byrd rolled games of 144-157-185-186-189-120 -- 981 and had 114 pins handicap for 1,095.
In other ladder matches, Eddie Holmes of Owings Mills, defeated Ronnie Katzen of Owings Mills, 165-138; Bob Subock of Baltimore defeated Holmes, 184-173; Richard Coleman of Baltimore ousted Subock, 165-130 and also defeated John Wooten of Baltimore, 158-140, before losing to Mike Arena of Providence, R.I., 197-166. Ayres, who won $1,000, beat Arena, 222-140, and James McDowell of Stratford, Conn., 224-186, and then lost to Moreland, who earned $1,500.
* Ken Palmer of Wheaton won the $2,000 first prize in the Duckpin Professional Bowlers Association tour at Greenway Bowl East in Baltimore last weekend by defeating rookie Kevin Burke of Cockeysville, 181-139, in the championship game. Burke earned $1,100 for second place and Wayne Quattrocche of Baltimore was third and won $660.
Palmer averaged 161 for eight games during his climb to the championship.
In the Women's National Duckpin Association Miller Lite Classic bowled in conjunction with the men's tour stop, Adele Asimenios of Baltimore successfully defended her title by defeating Diane Jasper of Laurel, 154-126. Asimenios won $1,000 and Jasper earned $500. Theresa Pearson of Harwood won $350 for finishing third.
The next men's tour stop will be July 5-7 at Lucky Strike Bowl in Willimantic, Conn., and the next women's stop will be June 15-16 Town Hall Lanes in Johnston, R.I.