Youths Strike Gold In State Tournament


July 14, 1991|By Donald G Vitek

Harford youngsters took home a pile of trophies from the awards luncheon for the 1991 Maryland State Young American Bowlers Alliance Championship Tournament at Frock's Sunny Brook Farm in Westminster on June 23.

First place for the Prep Mixed Teams went to Bel Air Bowl's Good Try Guys team. Mike Martinek, Pat Sears, Eileen DeMan and Andy Carson dropped 2,087 pins to win that event.

Winner of the Junior Girls All-Events Scratch was Yvonne Burdette, of Harford Lanes, with a total pin fall of 1,585.

Winner of the Major Boys All-Events Scratch title was Roger Barnes from Edgewood with a 1,799 pin total.

Winner of the Majors High Series event was Monyalo Webster of Harford Lanes with a powerful 673 set.

Pat Searsand Andy Carson, not satisfied with their team victory in the Prep Mixed Team event, paired up in the Prep Boys Doubles to take third place with 1,039. Their scratch total was 895.

Not to be upstaged, the other half of the Good Try Guys, Eileen DeMan and Mike Martinek, got together to compete in the Prep Mixed Doubles; they fired a 1,052 to capture third place.

Roger Barnes, in the Majors division, took first place honor again with a high game of 259.

Jennifer Zandarski, bowling out of Forest Hill Lanes, in the Prep Girls Singles took fifth place with a 528 pin fall.

And, Jeremiah Kirlin of Harford Lanes, in Aberdeen, fired a 559 to capture fourth in the Prep Boys Singles event.

Meanwhile, Jenny Tallman and Bill O'Patterson teamed upin the Major Mixed Doubles event. Jenny and Bill, who bowl out of Bel Air Bowl, posted a nice 1,311 total to take second place. Their scratch score was 1,011.

Michael Michaud, who also bowls out of Bel Air Bowl, threw a 630 to tie for 10th place in the Major Boys Singles event with C. J. Roades and Jim Townsend.

Eileen DeMan lives in Bel Air with her parents, Steve and Ruth Ann and attends the Bel Air Middle School. Eileen, 12, will be entering the eighth grade in the fall.

Bowling for four years, she's one of a family that bowls and that includes her younger sister, Jennifer, who is 9 1/2 years old andcarries an 85 average. Eileen has a 113 average with her 12-pound fingertip grip bowling ball and has a high game of 172 with a high set of 430.

Mike Martinek, 12, has been bowling for three years in theSaturday morning youth league at BelAir Bowl. Mike lives in Fallstonand will be entering the eighth grade there in September. Using onlya 10-pound ball, Mike carries a 125 average, a high game of 173 and high series of 440.

Andy Carson, 10, makes his home in Cool Springs with his mother, Susan, and older sister, Heather. Mother and daughter bowl, so it figures that Andy started young. He was three when hefirst started bowling at Bel Air Bowl.

Throwing two 12-pound balls, a Columbia 300 and a Pearl Hammer, Andy carries a 133 average witha 211 high game and a gib 562 high series.

Pat Sears, 10, also bowls at Bel Air Bowl on Saturday mornings in the youth league. Come fall, he will enter the sixth grade at Southampton Middle School.

Pat, a right hander, throws a baseball for the Churchville All-Stars and an 11-pound bowling ball with equal skill. He carries a 155 averagewith a high game of 186 and lives in Bel Air with his mother, Donna Sears.


Tournament news

* Marty Letscher of Bel Air, and his brother, Steve, of Chicago, recently finished 15th in the doubles category in the American Bowling Congress championship tournament. Marty was 24th in the singles and 27th in the all-events division.

* Today at Greenway Bowl East in Baltimore, Chuck King of Abingdon, will defend his duckpin title.

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