Goodrich, 13, soars 121 pins over average in Hampstead tournament

BOWLING

November 22, 1992|By DON VITEK

Adrienna Goodrich bowled 121 pins over average in the Junior Division in the Hampstead Lanes Halloween Youth Tournament and could have improved on that. She had games of 226, 146 and 76.

"I pre-bowled [76] that one game because I had to get to a soccer game," she said. "Then in league play, I had the two good games."

In the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour Eastern Hammer Open Pro/Am at Country Club Lanes in Baltimore in October, "A," as she's been known since elementary school, took second place.

The 13-year-old lives in Hampstead and is in the eighth grade at Hereford Middle School. Throwing a 12-pound ball, "A" averages 113 and has a career high set of 492. In the Halloween tournament, she shot her high game of 226.

Adrienna started bowling duckpins when she was 5, switched to tenpins three years ago and still finds time for soccer, basketball, indoor soccer and snow skiing.

Other winners in the Hampstead Lanes Halloween Youth Tournament were:

* The 12:30 p.m. duckpin shift -- Stephen Porter and Craig Cunningham tied with 21 pins over average in the Pee-Wee Division. Sarah Fuller was 25 pins over average in the Bantam Division, and Lisa Lynch was 85 pins over average in the Prep Division.

* The 10 a.m. duckpin shift -- Cliff Burden, Pee Wee, was 13 pins over average, and Kristan Shutt 72 over average in the Bantam Division. Matthew Grelli, Prep Division, was 61 over average, and Jonathan Welden, Major Division, 43 over average.

* In the Tenpin Division, Todd Schaffer was 81 pins over average.

Record broken in Hampstead

Tom Richards is finding tenpins less frustrating every week.

"I've had two 680 series and a 685 series already," he said. "The new Nail bowling ball I started using this year seems to be making a big difference."

On Nov. 8, Richards had games of 237, 256 and 225 to break the Hampstead Bowling Center three-game set record with a 718 set.

A new ball makes a difference

Jim Scrapati lives in Hampstead and bowls at Hampstead lanes in the Friday night early league, Wednesday in the scratch league at County Lanes and Thursday in the Guys and Gals league in Reisterstown.

Bowling for seven years, he carries a 190 average with a high game of 276 and a high set of 754.

He knows the value of a tenpin ball that's properly fitted and drilled. Since Chuck Ludwig of County Lanes drilled him a new 16-pound Nitro bowling ball a couple of months ago, Scrapati has increased his average to more than 200.

Scrapati shot his career-high game (276) on Oct. 30 at Hampstead. A week later, Nov. 6, he was subbing and had games of 256, 256 and 242 for his career-high set of 754.

This Beast is beautiful

Roberta King has a new 15-pound ball called "The Beast," which is made by Columbia and was fitted and drilled by Chuck Ludwig. King took lessons this past summer and gets in a lot of bowling.

King, who lives in Hampstead, started bowling four years ago and is averaging 135.

"Tuesday, I bowl duckpins in the morning at Hampstead. Wednesday, I bowl tenpins in two leagues, the 6:45 and the 9 p.m. at Hampstead. On Thursday night, I bowl duckpins at Hampstead, Friday, it's the Early Mixed, tenpins, at Hampstead, and on Sunday night, I bowl tenpins in Westminster at County Lanes," King said.

"I'd bowl on Monday night, but that's the night I work the control counter and the snack bar at Hampstead."

In the Friday Early Mixed, she shot games of 170, 222 and 226 for the highest set of her career, 618. That's her first 600 set.

Then, on Nov. 11, King opened the first frame with a strike, added six more for seven strikes in a row for the first time in her short career.

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