The finals of the 14th Youth Duckpin Invitational Tournament will be held today at Greenway Bowl East on Moravia Park Drive.
The top 16 bowlers -- eight girls and eight boys -- after 15 games of preliminary matches will compete for the top prizes.
Chuck King of Abingdon, last year's boys champion, leads the field into the finals with 2,185. He is joined by John DeAnponils of Randallstown with 2,123; Todd Brewis of Woodbine, 2,109; and Dave Wander of Reisterstown, 2,103, in Division I. Buddy Nichols of Brookville, who lost to King in last year's final, with 2,172, is the Division II leader, followed by Mark Sheelor, Silver Spring, 2,032; John Fisher, Laurel, 2,014; and Mason Douglass, Laurel, 2,012.
Sandy Tillmann, the defending girls champion, fell by the side early. The Division I girls leaders are Diane Hobbs, Lansdowne, 2,023; Shawna Laird, Dundalk, 2,011; Melissa Young, Baltimore, 1,914; and Krissy Nickol, Dundalk, 1,860.
In Division II, the leader is Martha Cifolilli, Cheverly, 1,952; Lauree Simpson, Falls Church, Va., who lost to Tillmann in last year's final, 1,872; Julie Douglass, Laurel, the sister of Mason, a boys finalist, 1,865; and Kathy Rinker, Falls Church, 1,803.
Marylanders are the leaders in three categories in the Hanover Bowling Centre's annual tournament, which will run until Labor Day weekend.
Ellen Hall of Laurel and Terri Woodfolk of Waldorf took over the Handicap Doubles lead with 1,391, 33 pins in front of second-place Wilson Rowe of Greenbelt and Lee Brosius of Fort Meade.
Hall rolled games of 194, 181 and 168 for a 543 total and Woodfolk bowled 206-201-210617. They had a handicap of 231 pins.
Bill Plagianakos and Bob Hollingshead of Baltimore were first ithe Scratch Doubles division with 1,343, followed by Rowe and Brosius with 1,298.
Joe Bishop of Hebron is the Scratch Singles leader with 890 and Ron Steele of Forestville is third with 884. Bishop is also second in Handicap Singles with 962, three pins behind leader Vernon McKinney of Waterbury, Conn.
Bishop rolled a four-game set of 236-214-221-219--890. Bishocarried a 187 average. Steele rolled an 884 set.
Leading scores turned in by Marylanders last weekend included: Ron Holt, Upper Marlboro, 258; Richard McHenry, Baltimore, 244; Charlotte Jackson, Fort Washington, 218; Brad Hoffman, Camp Hill, 224; Cass Clarke, Abingdon, 219; John Abbott, Temple Hills, 248; Trudie Wiggins, Silver Spring, 198; Chuck Ludwig, Manchester, 255; Willie McCoy, Baltimore, 257; and Theresa Cotter, Baltimore, 198.
Danny Wiseman of Parkville, thanks to his $18,000 victory in the recent Seattle Open, has moved to 16th among the money winners on the PBA tour.
Wiseman, who grew up in Dundalk, has won $49,985 in 21 tournaments this year. David Ozio of Vidor, Texas leads the
money winners with $160,035 in 18 tournaments.
Paul Busch of Dover, Del., who ranks eighth among the money winners on the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour with $10,023 in six events, finished 25th in the recent Senior Open in Hammond, Ind., and earned $770.
John Fantini of Baltimore was 47th in the same tournament and
Home Team Sports will carry a bowling show, "Duckpin Magic," Saturdays at 10 a.m. The Fair Lanes Men's Masters Tournament will be featured July 20, 27, Aug. 3 and 10. The Coors Light Classic Finals will be shown, Aug. 17, Aug. 24, and Aug. 31 and Sept. 7.