It's almost time for the young bowlers of the county to get out their bowling balls and shoes for some serious competition.
"Next weekour youth leagues will begin," said Tom Bell, assistant manager of Fair Lanes Southwest Lanes. "On Aug. 17, a Saturday, of course, the Young America fall/winter leagues will begin."
That league is for youngsters from age 4 and up. Call Sandy Mize,the youth director, at 789-2400 for information on times.
JoiningTom Bell and Sandy Mize in greeting the returning bowlers will be George Zelinski and Assistant Manager Judy Tsay. And, yes, Karl Krumheuer will be there, too. After all these years there's no way that a new
season will begin at Southwest without Krumheuer. I believe that's a law.
A few of the women's leagues will begin the last week ofAugust with the bulk of them starting after Labor Day weekend.
The adult leagues will be starting, tentatively, just after the Labor Day weekend. Call 789-2400 and speak to any of the staff.
BowlAmerica Odenton will start most of its leagues the last week of August and after Labor Day weekend.
John Fowler remains the general manager and his assistant, Jerry Hiett, will be there to get things started.
John McElwee will be available at the pro shop, and Don Mackall
will maintain the lanes.
Mary Castricone is the promotion director.
The Senior League will play at 10 a.m. Mondays. The youthleague will be on Saturday mornings.
At Greenway Glen Burnie duckpin lanes the youth program will have its registration for the National Duckpin Young Association leagues on Saturday, Aug. 24 and 31. League competition will begin on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Leagues are available as follows: Pee-Wee, 4-6 years old; Prep, 7-9; Bantam, 10-12; Junior, 13-15; Majors, 16-21.
For more information call the youth director, John Dolch, at 766-8233.
Frank Ladanyi took over the manager's position at Greenway Glen Burnie this summer following the retirement of Don Fox.
Dolly Danier willhandle the Senior League with assistance from Marion Dorr.
William Frittz is the assistant manager, and Linda Brown is the fountain manager.
And, of course, as she has for so many years, Liz Pence will be coordinating everything.
Leagues will start after Labor Day weekend.
"We're going to have a Fun Bunch league on Saturday night at 9 p.m.," Ladanyi said. "That's something new. The league will taketrips to Atlantic City and the race tracks, and there'll be parties -- as the name says, the Fun Bunch."
Ladanyi also said two new triple leagues -- at 9:15 p.m. Thursdays and another on Wednesdays at 9:15 p.m. -- are planned.
A league for women at 10 a.m. Mondays willstart in September.
Give Pence a call about the league that you're interested in joining.
Donald G. Vitek's Bowling column appears every Thursday in The Anne Arundel County Sun. Bowlers are urged to give Don a call with scores and tidbits at 247-0850.