The awards luncheon for the 1991 Maryland State Young American Bowling Alliance Championship Tournament took place in Westminster, Carroll County, and once again the youngsters from Anne Arundel County did great.
The team of Wayne Cochran and Jeremy Richards from Fair Lanes Southdale claimed first place in the bantam boys doubles with a total score of 1,008.
Nicole Martinsen from Southdale won the first-place title in bantam girls singles with a total of 548.
Greenway Bowl Odenton Team No. 57 -- Angie and Nikkie Siar, Nicole Russ and Jamie Fenz -- captured first place in the prep girls team event.
Richard Daff Jr. of Bowl America Odenton took the all-event scratch with a total of 1,396.
Chris Moore and Scott Crawford from Fair Lanes Southdale placed fourth in the prep boys doubles with a totalof 1,030.
Jimmy Brucksch's 514 gave him a tie for 11th place in the prep boys singles event.
In the major mixed doubles, Aime Gaff and Adam Sheinhorn of Crofton Centre took fourth place with a total of 1,265. Adam also was sixthin the major boys singles with 661.
Paul Palmer and Matt Novatny,both bowling out of Crofton, took sixth and 12th place, respectively, in the major boys singles event. Paul had a 631 total, and Matt shot a 626.
Alan Brady from Bowl America Odenton came in third in theprep boys singles by shooting a 567 total.
Brian Palechek, also from Bowl America Odenton, placed ninth in the junior boys singles with a 630 score.
The Greenway Odenton Team No. 63 of Rachael Kiessling, Danny Kiessling, Lisa Tully and Joe Robinson took third place in the junior mixed team event with a 2,355 total.
Timmy Jerousek of Greenway Bowl Odenton tied for 14th place in the junior boys singles event with a 605.
In the major girls doubles, the team of Jenn Robinson and Veronica Moton, bowling out of Greenway Bowl Odenton, shot a 1,255 for third place. The Greenway team No. 59 of April Watts, Richard Montoney Jr., Michael Belcher and Anthony Dolan captured second place in the prep mixed team event with a 1,981 total.
Tony Tully and Ricky Paice of Greenway Bowl Odenton
teamed up to take fifth place in the major boys doubles event with a 1,290 total. Dan Tully and Kevin McCoy of Greenway Bowl Odenton came in sixth in the major boys doubles event with a 1,283 total.
In case you didn't pick up on it, three youths with the same last name won awards: Lisa, Tony and Dan Tully. It's interesting to note that Peggy, their mother, is assistant manager at Greenway Bowl Odenton and coordinates the youth program. Dan Tully Sr. "volunteers" to help her with the youngsters.
Lisa, the youngest, is 13 and will be going into the ninth grade at Glen Burnie High School next fall. Lisa carries a 121 average, with a high game of 200 and a high set of 505.
"Lisa is happy just bowling," Peggy said. "She wouldn't mind bowling her life away."
Tony Tully, 15, has a 176 average, with a high game of 245 and a high set of 636. He'll enter the 10th grade at Glen BurnieHigh next year.
"He likes bowling," Peggy said. "But he wants to be a pro baseball player."
Dan Tully Jr., 18, just graduated from Glen Burnie and has a high game of 224 and a 600 set.
Peggy used to bowl a lot more. Her activities with the youth program and her duties as assistant manager have cut down on her bowling.
"Mostly, I just wanted to spend more time with the kids," she said. "They're the future of bowling, and somebody has to care."
Dan Tully Sr., right now, has bragging rightsin the family circle. Dan is averaging 205 and has a game that everybowler yearns for -- a 300. He's also the owner of a fine 799 set. That's right, one pin from the 800 set that's still the hallmark of great bowling.
The series didn't contain a bad game. The first game was265, the second game was 268. Dan needed a game of 267 to crack that 800-pin barrier. In the last frame, he needed a double. The first ball put all 10 pins into the pit. The second ball banged into the pocket and the nine pin stood. Result: a 266 game and 799 series.
State roll-offs in the 1991 Team USA Tournament were Sunday and yesterday, determining individual state champions and selecting competitors for Team USA regional roll-offs.
Ada Bylsam of Odenton will be representing the state in the regionals. She is the 1991 Team USA state champion. This is another honor to join the long list of previous bowling awards that she has collected over the years.
Athletes emerging from regional competition will advance to the Team USA Bowling Tournament National Finals July21-27 in Atlanta. Competition at thenational finals will select the six women and six men who will represent the United States in international competition this year.
In last week's column I wrote that Mary Castricone was secretary ofthe Powder Puff Trio League at Bowl America Odenton. That is incorrect. She is the secretary of the Monday Mixed League.
The 14thannual Youth Duckpin Invitational Championship will start at 1 p.m. Sunday at Greenway East. The Division I second round will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Fair Lanes Westview, and the Division IIsecond round begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Fair Lanes Prince George's.
The Division I third round will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Mount Airy Lanes, and the Division II third round will be at 4 p.m. the sameday at White Oak.
Finals for both divisions will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Greenway East on Moravia Park Drive in Baltimore.
Donald G. Vitek's Bowling column appears every Thursday in The Anne Arundel County Sun. It is appearing a day early this week because of the Fourth of July holiday. Bowlers are urged to give Don a call with scores and tidbits at 247-0850.