Bob Evans Sr. and Bob Evans Jr. of Harford County posted a score of 1,714 to win the recent annual Adult/Youth 9-Pin No-Tap Tournament at Country Club Lanes. That mark surpassed last year's total by 155 pins.
Both father and son bowled tap 300 games in the second game of their three-game series.
Bobby, 13, who has an average of 156, threw games of 206, 300 and 211 for a 717 scratch series (862 handicapped).
As a member of the All Star Travel League Bobby bowls out of Forest Hill Lanes; a week earlier he rolled his first 600 set at Country Club Lanes.
In December, Bobby won the Junior Division Doubles Handicapped Event with partner, Jamie Connors, in the 16th annual Cecil-Harford Youth Amateur Bowling Association Championship tournament at Bel Air Bowl.
Bob Evans Sr., a member of the Baltimore Men's Classic league at Country Club Lanes, had gams of 265, 300 and 285 for an 850 scratch set (852 handicapped).
Big scores for youths
In the Cecil-Harford YABA Tournament, Kris Courtney rolled the high set of the day with 718. That also is the Bel Air Bowl house record for the season. Just a day after the tournament, in non-sanctioned play, Kris rapped out a 300 game.
Todd Duley threw the high single game of 277. Jamie Conners of Forest Hill Lanes shot a 263 game, 100 pins over his average.
Kim Oteyza was part of the Junior Division first-place team that shot 1,741 scratch, added 480 handicapped pins for a total of 2,221. The other members of that team were Mike Carotenuto, Nick Albrecht and Steve Selvage. Oteyza and Selvage teamed to win the Junior Doubles title.
Oteyza, a freshman at Bel Air High, has been bowling for five of his 15 years. Interested in karate, baseball and looking forward to playing football this year, Kim is averaging 162 this season with a career high game of 230 plus and a high set of 618.
Duley, in addition to the tournament high game, took the Junior Boys singles event with a 656 series and partnered with Eric Lundeen to win the Major Doubles. Lundeen of Forest Hill Lanes also won the Major Boys single title.
Duley, a Fallston High freshman who lives in Bel Air, started bowling when he was 8. Throwing a 16-pound Rhino Pro bowling ball, he carries a 195 average with a high game of 289 and a high series of 709.
Kim Waldrup, 17, and Debra Sides, 16, teamed to win the Major Girls Doubles event. Waldrup captured the Major Girls All Event trophy and Sides was a member of the first-place Major team, Bobby's Brats from Harford Lanes, with teammates Yvonne Burdette, Roshelle Brown and Jason Barnard.
Sides, who lives in Harve de Grace, counts on her father, Jerry.
"Dad's in lot of leagues," Debra said. "Five, I think. And he was right there at the tournament coaching me. I only bowl in one center and when I have to go to a strange center for a tournament I always make sure that my dad goes with me."
Waldrup credited her dad, Jim, and Bobby Marshall of Harford Lanes for her coaching help.
The senior at Aberdeen High carries a 141 average and started bowling when she was 12 years old. She has a high game of 217 and a high set of 515. A YABA bowler at Harford Lanes and on the high school team, Waldrup shot 1,464 scratch and added 486 handicapped pins to capture the All Event trophy with a total of 1,950.
Travis Bishop, 10, has been bowling for three to four years. Travis, who lives in Havre de Grace, bowls at Harford Lanes and is in the fourth grade at Meadowvale Elementary.
He shot 474, added 60 handicap pins for a total of 534 to win the Prep Boys Singles event.