18-year-old experiences his 1st 300 Bockstie wins junior tourney

March 28, 1993|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Staff Writer

So you're 18 years old and you're bowling in a Junior Invitational Tournament. You're feeling pretty good. You start the first game with a bunch of strikes. And they keep coming -- 12 in a row. Your first 300.

How would you feel?

Scott Bockstie can tell you.

"I was so hyped up after that, I didn't bowl so good," he said this week, after rolling his 300 last Saturday.

After the 300 game, Bockstie, who bowls on the Esse Community College bowling team and works at Brunswick Perry Hall, rolled games of 147, 173, 140 and 221, for a five-game set of 981.

It was good enough to win the tournament. The 192-average bowler now is looking forward to competing in the state junior invitational tournament later this year.

Letscher just misses the show

Marty Letscher, the Bel Air pro- shop owner who last year won the National Resident Pro Tournament, had a great week at the Leisure's Long Island Open in Sayville, N.Y., this week.

Letscher, 36, averaged 238 over 42 games. He knocked down 10,011 pins and was only 113 pins shy of making the televised finals on ABC-TV. He finished sixth, good enough for a healthy $4,500 paycheck.

Chaney wins ADT

At Greenway Bowl East last weekend, John Chaney did something fairly unusual -- he bowled under his average in the weekly Amateur Duckpin Tour and won the whole thing. According to Chet Jaffney, it was the first time that has happened.

But it wasn't all luck for Chaney.

He rolled a 166 in the championship to defeat Jack Wilson of Pasadena, who came up short with a 154 game.

Chaney won $1,000 and Wilson took home $500.

Mike Kempa and Ken Smith took home $250 each for third and fourth places, respectively. Tony Snyder of Hagerstown rounded out the top five by earning $100.

There were 155 entries in last week's ADT, and 27 people cashed.

Country Club honor scores

Ira Booker Jr. rolled a 300 game in the Starfires league, as did Steve Garrigues in the Thursday Night Mixed league last week.

Nick Tutin, bowling in the Monday Morning Triples league, shot a 290 game on his way to a 725 set (233, 202, 290).

In the Maryland Law league, Rodney Deans rolled a 762 set (214, 257, 231). Mark Weir shot 276, 206 and 256 on his way to a 738 set in the Thursday night mixed league.

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