Veterans, novices on roll at tourney


June 18, 1993|By DON VITEK

The 11th Wayne Logue Memorial Duckpin Doubles tournament at Mount Airy Lanes produced some impressive scores -- by both veterans and novices.

Dean Stultz and Bob Stockman teamed up to throw a total of scratch and handicapped pins of 1,068. Stockman shot a 491 series, and Stultz had 460.

"Stockman throws 500 sets like I throw 400 sets," Stultz said. "I just got a little lucky that day."

Stultz, who lives in Taneytown, has been bowling for a long time. He has a 133 average in the single league he competes in at Village Lanes in Frederick and has posted a high game of 224, a high set of 511.

"Bowling is great because the people who bowl are great," he said. "I particularly like to bowl in tournaments, I'm pretty regular when it comes to local tournaments."

Nancy and Jamie Alder, mother and son, came within 14 pins of the winners, finishing with a total of 1,054. The Mount Airy residents threw a scratch total of 861 for the three-game series.

"That's the first tournament I ever bowled in," Nancy Alder said. "Jamie conned me into bowling with him, just went ahead and signed me up without saying a word to me first."

Nancy Alder bowled duckpins years ago but was out of Maryland for several years and picked the game back up just four years ago. Bowling in one league, the Friday Late league at Mount Airy, she averages 105.

Jamie, who will be 20 next month, bowls in the same league, but on a different team, on Fridays and again on Mondays. With a 133 average, he has a high game of 195, a high series of 475.

Nancy Alder, bowling in her first tournament, conquered her nerves enough to post her lifetime best single game and three-game series: 164 and 400, respectively.

Gary Maring and Richard Smith, teammates in the Friday Late league at Mount Airy, teamed to place third in the tournament.

Smith lives in Libertytown and carries a 127 average; his career high game is 219, his high series 529.

Until last year he hadn't bowled for three years.

"Maybe quitting for three years helped me," Smith said. "I know I'm really enjoying duckpins again."

Maring lives in Woodbine and has been bowling for just three years.

"I find tournaments relaxing," he said. "More relaxing than league bowling."

He relaxed enough in the event to throw his career-high series, games of 168, 149 and 137 for a superb 454 set.

The Maring-Smith team, with handicap pins, posted a 1,041 score.

Gettysburg tournament

Thunderhead Lanes at Gettysburg, Pa., is running a tournament through Aug. 1.

The No-Tap Singles tournament is a three-game format on the same set of lanes. The tenpin event will have a top prize of $100 based on 48 entries. Handicap for men is 80 percent of 210; for women, 90 percent of 210.

During the summer, Don Vitek's bowling column will appear every Friday, instead of Sunday.

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