Thomases team up for a title


January 10, 1993|By DON VITEK

Lynn and Judy Thomas teamed up to win the adult/youth Holiday Tournament that drew more than 60 bowlers to Riviera Bowl on Dec. 26.

Both Lynn and her mother, Judy, are new bowlers -- Lynn beginning her duckpin career this season and Judy returning to duckpins after a 10-year absence.

"Both Butch [Lynn's father] and I bowled duckpins when we were younger," Judy said. "And when Lynn wanted to bowl, we both started again."

Judy is averaging 82, and Lynn, 10 years old, has a 66 average. Lynn is a fifth-grader at High Point Elementary and bowls in the Sun Valley Bronco league on Saturday mornings at Riviera Bowl. She bowled her career high game (105) in the tournament.

"She beat me that game," said her mother. "And she won't let me forget it."

Lynn posted 263 for the three-game set, her mother added 316 and the 305 handicap pins gave the Thomas team 885. That was 20 pins better than the runner-up team of Ryan and Mike Thompson. That won them new duckpin balls, a bowling bag and a trophy.

A worthwhile trip

Kathy Turner lives in Baltimore but travels to Greenway Glen )) Burnie to bowl in her only league, the Sunday Mixed.

She said she had given up duckpins for "about 10 years. Last year I started bowling again at Brooklyn [Lanes] and when the league moved here I came along."

On Dec. 27, Turner, who is averaging 114, threw her career high game (192) and set (423).

Hooking up with a big score

Rick Lewis is another Baltimore resident who likes Greenway Glen Burnie's lanes.

"The lanes here at Greenway aren't oily," Lewis said. "That makes my ball hook better."

It was hooking just great for the 119-average duckpinner on Dec. 27 in the Sunday Mixed league.

He started slowly. The first game was a modest 115, and the last game, a 130, was a little better. It was the middle game that Lewis will remember -- a 221.

A hot streak

Jack Beam doesn't mind traveling from his Catonsville home to Greenway Glen Burnie, either.

Bowling for six years, he has a 130 average in two leagues -- the Tuesday House Majors at Green way and the Thursday Men's at Southway in Brooklyn.

On Dec. 29, in the House Major League, Beam put together three fine games of 179, 175 and 159 for his career high series of 513. That came just a week after he threw a 480 series in the same league.

Youth tourney scores

Kathryn Lann Brady, bowling out of Bowl America Glen Burnie, won third place in the Girls Scratch Division in the Maryland Tenpin Council Scholarship Tournament at Terrace Lanes in Frederick in December. She threw three-game blocks of 568 and 425 for her 993 total.

Richard Kuzak Jr., a Bowl America Glen Burnie tenpinner, threw sets of 519 and 487 in that tournament, good for 12th place in the Boys Scratch Division. That 1,006 total, with 228 handicap pins, was good for a 12th-place finish in the Boys Handicap Division.

Paul V. Palmer of Crofton Bowling Centre tied Kuzak for 12th in the Scratch Division. He finished 20 pins behind another Crofton bowler, Roy Dietrich, who took 11th place. In the Handicap Division, Dietrich posted 1,152, Palmer 1,150.

Tournament for youths set

The City Tournament for youth bowlers will take place at Fair Lanes Southdale over the weekends of Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 6-7. For information, call Mari Mallette at (410) 747-5106 or Fair Lanes Southdale at (410) 761-1300.

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