It's Never Too Late To Win Triple Crown

BOWLING

January 12, 1992|By Donald G. Vitek

Sharon Barry knows exactly where her Triple Crown pin came from.

To win a Triple Crown, a bowler must have the league's high game, high set and high average.

"I already had a high set of 244 in the Captain & Crew league at Normandy," she said. "And my 167 average was high for the league. I needed a high game for the Triple Crown."

No problem. Barry just waited until the last night of the league to throw a career-high singlegame of 244 to sew up the award.

Barry, a quality auditor at Sweetheart Cup, started out bowling duckpins and switched with a lot of success to tenpins. Her one pet peeve about bowling is simple.

"I see a lot of very good bowlers, good scratch bowlers, but I don't see them at the tournaments."

Bunky and Lisa Smith, a husband-and-wifeteam, are two Ellicott City duckpin bowlers who have bowled in tournaments.

The Smiths entered the Coors Light Chesapeake Handicap Mixed Doubles Tournament early last month. They threw a handicap total of 858.

Lisa Smith carries a 112 average, with a high game of 189 and a high series of 464. Bunky Smith has a 120 average with a high game of 208 and a high set of 499 -- just one pin short of a coveted 500 set. Bunky Smith recently joined the Amateur Duckpin Tour and bowled in his first tournament with the Chet Gaffney organization. He finished ninth.

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The youth bowlers of Brunswick Columbia aren't allowed to win money, but there's nothing to stop them from winning tournaments.

The youth tournament that took place Dec. 28 was a handicap event -- singles and doubles -- for the Prep, Junior and Senior divisions of the youth league.

In the Prep age 9-11 division, Todd Beensohn threw a 725 boys series to win. Shirlyn Palmer took the girls event with a 675 set.

The Juniors and Seniors are made up of youngsters 12 and older.

Chris Dudek took the Juniors singles with a 767 set. Drisy Tillman shot a 679 to win the girls Junior event.

Doyle Irons had a 650 set for the win in the Boys Senior division. Nora Davis threw a 617 set to capture the girls event.

Kerty Sims andBrandon Fox won the Prep doubles division with a 1,316 set.

Bill Palmer and Phil Harrison teamed up to take the Junior doubles with a 1,328 series.

Mike Saffle and Chris Frank threw a 1,307 series to win the Senior division.

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Both Brunswick Columbia and Normandyhave a great special for league bowlers. Just show your Bonus Club card, which is given to all league bowlers, and bowl for 99 cents a game, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Brunswick Normandy has a Christmas Club league starting this month.

It bowls Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m. and at the end of the 48 weeks, returns $240 to each bowler in time for Christmas shopping.

Don't forget, Columbia has midseason leagues starting at the end of this month.

For information, call Barbara Deming at 381-7750.

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