Marylanders 1-2 in duckpin tourney
Byrum defeats Lanahan by 2 pins
Betty Byrum of Riverdale defeated Andrea Lanahan of Reisterstown, 149-147, in the championship game to win the $1,200 first prize in the Women's National Duckpin Association tournament at Dudek Lanes in Warwick, R.I.
Byrum, who was 12th after the qualifying rounds, won her division in the head-to-head competition with 737 pins for five games and was seeded fourth in the up-the-ladder finals.
Karen Smith of Baltimore defeated Jaime Tobin of Columbia, Conn., 140-135, in the first ladder match and Byrum defeated Smith, 152-122, in the semifinal.
Lanahan earned $600, followed by Smith with $400, Tobin with $265, Pat Malthan of Baltimore $215, Kathy Williams, Bel Air, $185, Sue Hannan, Kenyon, R.I., $175, Adele Asimenios, Baltimore, $165, Vicki Cook, Laurel, $155, and Diane Jasper, Laurel, $145.
Catrina Fallwell of Forestville was the top qualifier with 1,234 pins and won $100. She also won $105 for finishing 17th in the `D tournament. Debbie Shipley of Baltimore had the high game, 193, and earned $60.
Lifetime average leader
Mark Bowers of Aberdeen is the leader in the American Bowling Congress Tournament Lifetime Average race for two years with a 237.65. Bowers also finished 10th in the recent Professional Bowlers Association West Open with 9,656 pins and earned $2,800.
Tim Criss of Forest Hill with 298, Jeff Harding of Frederick with 247 and Howard Stanton of Oxon Hill were the Mega-Pot winners last weekend in the Country Club Lanes Classic Tournament.
Criss, with 948 in Division A, Dave Oakes with 849 in Division B and Robert Kirby of Hedgesville, W. Va., with 837 in Division C qualified for the classic finals in August. Other qualifiers included Mike Schuster of Edgewood, 931 in Division A, Don Messinese of Laurel, 838 in Division B, and Betty Schuster of Edgewood, 837 in Division C.
Mike Schuster also won a Hammer ball with a 268, as did Denver Christopher of Randallstown with a 242 and Jon Carter of Inwood, W. Va., with a 244.
Wayne Hastings, bowling in the Steamers League, rolled a 299 game and 825 set (288-299-238) and Mike Parker, competing in the Monday Nite Mixed League, rolled a 290 game and 730 set (185-290-255).
Doug and Terry Tenley of Shady Grove finished fourth in the Fair Lanes National Tenpin Family Doubles Tournament at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., with a 2,433 score. Doug rolled 876 for six games and Terry had 987 plus 570 handicap.
Tisha and Tom Peddicord of Towson were ninth with 2,254. Tisha bowled 861 and Tom had 841 plus 552 handicap.
Hanover doubles leaders
Jeff Harding of Frederick and Irv Roswall of Hanover, Pa., are the new scratch doubles leaders with 1,301 pins in the Hanover Bowling Centre's annual tournament, which runs until the end of September. Harding rolled games of 213, 243 and 258 for 714 and Roswall rolled 587. Harding and Bill Plagianakos of Baltimore at third with 1,287. Plagianakos rolled games of 204, 234 and 258 for a 696. Harding bowled a 591 in this effort.
James Long of Waldorf finished 67th with 780 and John Fantini of Baltimore was 100th with 570 in the recent Professional Bowlers Association Seniors Invitational Tournament in Las Vegas.