Robertson, Rucker are honored

BOWLING

February 21, 1993|By DON VITEK

Roy Robertson and Melissa Rucker are the Bowlers of the Month at Thunderhead Westminster.

Robertson, born and raised in Carroll County, lives in Westminster and works on a dairy farm. A tenpin bowler for about five years, he threw games of 220, 181 and 179 for a three-game set of 580 to capture January Bowler of the Month honors.

A 167-average bowler with a career-high game of 288 and a high set of 621, he would like to own a farm one day.

As for that remarkable 288 game, Robertson said, "I liked to have had a heart attack after I threw the 10th strike in a row."

Bowling in two leagues, the Wednesday Night Mens at Thunderhead and another league on Thursday night at County Lanes, Robertson uses a 16-pound Black Hammer bowling ball.

Rucker, a Finksburg resident and Carroll countian by birth, started bowling five or six years ago.

Carrying a 101 duckpin average she won Bowler of the Month when she threw games of 132, 124 and 96 for a career-high 352 series; that was 52 pins over her average. The 132 game also was a career high.

She said: "I used to hate bowling. I wouldn't go near a bowling center, but when my sister-in-law had to quit bowling my mom and stepfather coaxed me to help them out by taking her place. Now I'm secretary of the league [Monday Late Mixed] and I just love it."

A big series to remember

A few weeks ago Paula Gibson had a series to remember. The Mount Airy resident bowls in the Monday Night Mixed league at Columbia where she carries a 169 average.

"I thought she was kidding me when she got home and said she shot a 733 series," Steve Gibson said. "I mean she's a good

bowler, but 733?"

She wasn't kidding at all. Starting with a 211 game, she posted a 233 for the second game and then added a superb 289 game to complete that remarkable 733 series.

Both the game and the set are career highs for Gibson, and she picked her spot to throw them. She fired the 733 series in the position round and led her team, the Wild Turkeys, to victory in all three games and total pins.

Colorama at Hampstead

If you missed bowling the Valentine Colorama at Hampstead Bowing Center last Thursday you missed a lot of fun.

Ginny Blackowicz, coordinator at the center, handed out two bowling passes to everyone who wore red and white; three passes to any male bowler who brought a flower for his lady.

You can bowl in Colorama every Thursday at Hampstead Lanes. starts at 10:30 a.m., has a $5 price tag and gives every bowler the chance to win free games as well as cash.

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