Who is Baltimore's best? Bowling

June 13, 1993|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Staff Writer

Bill Mend wants to know who the best bowler in Baltimore is.

To find out, Mend is organizing a six-week tournament that begins July 15 at Country Club Lanes.

This scratch tournament will travel to five other bowling centers, and at each center, bowlers will roll five games over five pairs of lanes.

Whoever has knocked down the most pins at the end will be

named Baltimore's best bowler.

By having the tournament at six different houses, Mend is creating a fair test. The winner will be someone who can adjust to different lane conditions.

And bowling 30 games is equal to about half of a winter league.

-! Information: (410) 880-4970.

Team bowling ending

The National Team Challenge concludes its 12-city tour today at Country Club Lanes in Middle River.

Seventy-six teams, hoping for a shot at becoming the best bowling team in America, are competing.

The winner of today's event earns an all-expenses paid trip to Reno, Nev., to bowl against the winners of the previous 11

tournaments.

Boeh wins Free State

With games of 269, 278 and 237, Bob Boeh knocked down pins to win first place and $750 in the Free State amateur tenpin tournament last week at Greenway Odenton.

Boeh, of Hanover, is a 221-average bowler who bowls at Greenway.

Wilson Rowe of Greenbelt rolled a 737 scratch and received 45 pins handicap to finish just behind Boeh. For second place, Rowe got $375.

Hugh Siar, a 220-average bowler from Odenton, rolled a 736 scratch set to lock up third place and $225.

Seventy-eight bowlers competed. Tour organizer Stacy Karten paid out $1,720 in prizes to 13 bowlers.

This weekend, the Free State tournament is at Crofton Bowling Centre. Information: (410) 356-0936.

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