Larry Nalls of Essex won a one-game roll-off with Daniel Syromi of Baltimore, 234-229, to win the second of five Pro Spot Qualifying Tournaments for the $15,000 Fair Lanes PBA Open, scheduled for Fair Lanes Woodlawn Feb. 16-22.
Bowling at Fair Lanes Ritchie in Glen Burnie last Sunday, Nalls and Syromi finished in a tie with 1,361 pins after the six-game event. Nalls, who won $300 in addition to his entry into the tournament, rolled games of 180, 280, 184, 231, 243 and 243. Syromi, who won $275, rolled games of 244, 255, 214, 191, 189 and 258.
Tommy Simms of Elkridge, who rolled 268-171-245-218-183-2581,343 won $200. The next Pro Spot Qualifier will be held Jan. 26 at Fair Lanes University in Adelphi at 8:30 a.m.
Lucky 13: George Brogan of Stratford, Conn., won $12,092 in the Fair Lanes 9 Or Better Winner Take All Tournament. Brogan, who bowls in two leagues and averages 202 and 196, knocked down nine or more pins 13 consecutive times.
Top Maryland finishers were John Swibala of Glen Burnie, who knocked down nine pins or more eight consecutive times; Craig Jewell of Laurel, J. R. Massey of Randallstown, Lamont Morgan of Towson, Mike Porter of Southdale and Gary Gullion of $H Edgewood, who all accomplished the feat five times. Carl Sharpe of Woodlawn and Steve Maggi of Shady Grove did it four times.
A dozen does it: Fred Helmert Jr. of Baltimore won $1,398 in the Fair Lanes Duckpin 7 Or Better Winner Take All Tournament. Helmert, bowling at Fair Lanes Pikesville, knocked down seven or more pins 12 times.
Helmert, 24, rolls in one league and carries a 129 average. "I was very surprised and can't believe I won," he said.
Other top Maryland finishers were: Dennis Asbury, Calvin Cohen, Henry James, Tim Shipe, Art Mendenhall, Butch Minnick, Vince Beck, Fred Lee, George Freyman and Bones Hamby.
He's a winner: William Hamilton of Beltsville won the $1,000 first prize in the Fair Lanes New Year's Tenpin Open at Fair Lanes Towson. Hamilton, one of 176 participants, rolled a six-game series of 231-258-217-252-211-2261,395, an average of 232.
Jeff Harding of Frederick won second prize of $500 for his set of 278-219-243-187-239-2071,373, and David Grant of Reisterstown won $300 for his 258-236-225-218-214-2201,371. Antoinette Jordan of Baltimore was the top female finisher with a six-game series of 1,123.
Freshman sensation: Kendra Cameron, a freshman from Arundel High, bowled the high game (275) and high set (713) and had the high average (219) to lead Essex Community College to a seventh-place finish in the Atlantic City Collegiate Invitational Bowling Tournament.
The Essex men's team finished fourth in a field of 32 teams, paced by sophomores John Lavender and Brad Bennett, both of whom had 197 averages. Freshmen Jim Barnhart (194) and Barry Hartman (190) also contributed to the team's success.