Dave Wine keeps banging out 700 series at Brunswick Normandy. Throwing a 15-pound Red Hammer bowling ball, Wine carries a 201 average with a career high game of 289 and a high set of 757.
The Ellicott City resident posted that career high series on Nov. 16 in the Monday Late Nighters League. The keystone for the 757 series was a 287, two pins short of his high game.
E9 That was his second 700 series in the past six weeks.
Catching on really fast
Ray Smith of Columbia is a fast learner. The Morgantown, W.Va., native started bowling tenpins last summer. This season, in the two Brunswick Club 55 leagues at Columbia and Normandy, he's holding a 153 average and has a high game of 276.
Smith was Bowler of the Week for Week 9 of the Columbia Tuesday Club 55 league with 78 pins over average. He posted a 211 game, and just a week later, he threw a 555 series, the best he's posted in his short career.
Creeping up on 800 series
Scott Holden of Ellicott City started bowling when he was 12. He's shot a 300 game and is after that tough-to-get 800 series.
A member of the 700 Club and a new member of the Professional Bowlers Tour, Holden is averaging 206 and has cashed in a couple of the PBA regional tournaments.
At Brunswick Normandy, Holden bowled 247, 278 and 238 for a solid 763 series in the Tuesday Mixed League on Nov. 11.
Young standouts at Normandy
In the Normandy Young America Bowling Alliance League on Saturday mornings, the young bowlers continue to pound the pins.
Eric Babcock, Division II bowler, put up scores that were 75 pins over average to become the Bowler of the Week for Week 7.
Greg Geilfuss, 16, has been Varsity Bowler of the Week numerous times. He's done it again. The junior at Liberty High posted scores in the Normandy YABA Saturday league that totaled 118 pins over average for Week 8.
Geilfuss has been bowling for more than half his life. He lives in Sykesville with his mother, Judy, and sister, Jennifer.
Jennifer, a second-grader at Carrolltowne Elementary School, was second in the adult/youth tournament last year and tied for
first place in the city tournament.
Brunswick Columbia events
Brunswick Columbia has several events coming up.
On Dec. 5 and 6, it is playing host to the O'Douls Turkey Shoot Plus.
The second Friday of the month, beginning Dec. 11, the Columbia Senior Challenge Tournament will be contested. It's a best two-out-of-three format.
On Dec. 18, the Senior Handicap Singles Tournament will take place at Columbia lanes at noon. Lunch is after the tournament.