Several county youths strike scholarship gold in Tenpin Council tournament


December 27, 1992|By DON VITEK

The 12th Annual Maryland Tenpin Bowling Council Scholarship Tournament was held at Terrace Lanes in Frederick on Dec. 6, and the young bowlers from Harford County did just fine.

* Chad Kornick won a $1,000 scholarship for his first-place finish in the boys scratch division of the tournament, which was open to students who will be graduating high school at the end of the 1992-93 school year.

Kornick, 16, is a senior at Fallston High, lives in Joppa and started bowling when he was 8.

A few months before his victory in the Tenpin Council tournament, he said, "I'd like to bowl for a college team. I like bowling and I'm going to keep with it."

Kornick was one of two youths to be the first to sit on the Cecil-Harford County Young American Bowling Alliance board. He bowls in the Saturday YABA at Forest Hill Lanes and his two blocks of three games totaled 1,228. When his handicap pins (240) were added, he topped the boys handicap division, too.

But the $1,000 scholarship for the handicap division went to the runner-up, Steven Church.

* Church, 17, is a senior at Harford Tech. He bowls in the YABA at the APG Center and lives in Edgewood.

Bowling since he was 4, Church has a 139 average with a career-high game of 217 and a high set of 569. He threw three-game blocks of 541 and 486 to place 10th in the boys scratch division. His handicap pins (342) boosted his score to 1,369.

"I'll use the scholarship, all right," Church said. "I'd like to be a mechanical engineer."

* Yvonne Burdette was second in the girls scratch division and was awarded a $750 scholarship.

Burdette, 17, will graduate from Edgewood High next spring. A youth bowler at Harford Lanes, Burdette has a 168 average and a 235 high game. She lives in Edgewood and has a room full of bowling trophies.

She took second place and the scholarship money with scores of 508 and 553.

"I'd like to attend Essex Community College and bowl on their team," Burdette said. "Later, I'd like to try the LPBT [Ladies Professional Bowlers Tour]."

* Jason Barnard, a Harford Lanes bowler, placed third in the boys scratch and 13th in the handicap division.

Barnard averages 190. has thrown a 300 game and has 758 high series. A Havre de Grace resident, he bowls at Harford lanes. And he had some bad luck at the tournament.

"We thought that he had placed second," said his father, Ed Barnard, "but a re-check showed that he missed the $750 scholarship by two pins. Joe Kaseman from Dundalk took second in the boys scratch with 1,119, Jason shot 1,117."

* Jeffrey Allen Simpson (Harford Lanes) was 14th in the boys scratch and seventh in the handicap division.

* Tim Hartwig, APG Center, was ninth in scratch and eighth in handicap.

* Kimberly Waldrup (Harford Lanes) was sixth in the girls handicap and eighth in the scratch division.

The Maryland Tenpin Bowling Council is composed of the Maryland State Young American Bowling Alliance, Maryland Bowling Proprietors Association, Maryland State Women's Bowling Association and the Maryland State Men's Bowling Association.

Funding comes from adult bowlers during an in-league funding period.

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