Kuhn earns fifth place in Showboat Champions Tournament at Atlantic City

BOWLING NOTEBOOK

December 22, 1991|By James H. Jackson

Debbie Kuhn of Baltimore finished fifth in the recent Women's All-Star Association Showboat Champions Tournament held in Atlantic City, N.J.

Kuhn, who had a 1,875 in the qualifying round, was 4-2 in the championship round and knocked down 1,270 pins to earn $375. Valerie Mentzer, with 1,387 pins, was the winner and took home $1,250.

Carol Tracey of Jessup finished fourth in a companion Sweeper Tournament, knocking down 1,026 pins and earning $300.

Dolores Cook of Westminster finished 16th in the same event with 994 pins and won $130; Gwen Purcell of Fort Washington had a 975 for 25th and $96; and Marge Melvin of Newark, Del., had 955 for 32nd and $88.

In the Showboat Golden Girls Tournament, Cook was second with 994 pins and won $175; Purcell was fourth with 975 pins and won $112; Ada Bylsma of Odenton had 971 pins and won $90; and Evelyn Carroll of Baltimore knocked down 905 pins to win $40.

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Tony Fogler rolled the highest series of the year at Country Club Lanes with a 286-278-268832 in the WPOC League. Other high scores in the WPOC were by Chuck Tillman, 300 and 791 set, Tom Bowling 300, Mark Guinan 298, and Don Jacoby 299.

Other 300 games at Country Club included: Mixed Scratch Triples League, Bernie Kuhn and Scott Poe. Chris Shaw had a 300 in the Monday Men's Handicap League. Also, Roger Womak, Baltimore Men's Classic, John Galltin in the Maryland Law and Ken Solomon.

Ben Davella rolled a 299 in the Mixed Scratch Triples. Sal Iannatuono in the Chesapeake Mixed and Shaw in the Maryland Law League.

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The Tommy Forsythe Memorial Duckpin Mixed Doubles Open Tournament will be bowled Jan. 4 and 5 at Fair Lanes Middlesex, with the winners sharing a top prize of $1,000. Second place will earn $500 and third will be worth $300.

Contestants will bowl five games each, with total scratch pinfall determining the winners. Adele Asimenious and Mike Steinert of Baltimore, the defending champions, rolled 1,619 a year ago. Call (410) 686-2121.

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Baltimore will be one of the stops on the 12-city tour of the National Team Challenge sponsored for the American Bowling Congress.

The tour will begin in March. The date and site of the local event will be announced after Jan. 1. The other cities are: Syracuse, N.Y., Pittsburgh; Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta; Chicago; Detroit; Minneapolis; Los Angeles; Seattle; New York, and Dallas. The championship will be held in Reno, Nev.

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