Ensor caps recovery with duckpin win 146 game gives her latest tour title

July 11, 1993|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Staff Writer

A few months ago, Pauline Ensor couldn't bowl. She had two broken wrists.

But last weekend, she proved she's fully recovered. The 62-year-old duckpin bowler from Finksburg bowled well enough in the Amateur Duckpin Tour to be the top seed going into the stepladder finals.

And in the championship match at Fair Lanes Pikesville, she rolled a very big 146 game to win her second ADT title. She won a previous tour stop at Fair Lanes Timonium.

Ensor, a 121-average bowler who has been bowling for 35 years, collected a check for $1,000.

Second place and $500 went to Bo Decker of Randallstown; Doug Taylor of Reisterstown finished third and received $250; fourth went to Rose Ann Lantz of Owings Mills. She earned $150. Tom Gailliot finished fifth and received $100.

There were 148 duckpin bowlers competing in the ADT last weekend.

Free State results

In the weekly Free State Tenpin tournament, Clifton Nelson Jr., a 188-average bowler from Baltimore, shot a 712 series (661 scratch plus 51 pins handicap) to win the Free State tenpin tournament last week at Fair Lanes Kings Point in Randallstown.

For first place, Nelson won $750. He also collected another $40 for having men's high game (269) and for the most pins over his average.

Second place and $375 went to Tony DiAngelo of Baltimore, who rolled games of 226, 225 and 206 for a 657 scratch (705 with handicap). Don Messinese of Laurel won third place and $225 for a 703 set (204, 247 and 246 plus six pins handicap).

Stacy Karten, a former Fair Lanes employee, started the amateur tenpin tour in April. He says that in the first 13 weeks, he's paid out nearly $22,000 in prize money. Last weekend, out of 50 bowlers who competed, 12 cashed.

The next Free State tournament will be next weekend at Bowl America Odenton. For information, call (410) 356-0936.

Who's the best bowler?

The tournament to determine the best scratch bowler iBaltimore begins this week at Country Club Lanes. Cost to enter the first stop is $60, and $10 thereafter.

The tournament will visit six different houses, and bowlers will roll five games over five pair of lanes at each house. Bill Mend is running the tournament. For information, call (410) 880-4970.

* If you know an interesting bowler or have a good bowling story to tell, please call me at (410) 494-2944, or write to The Sun, 1300 Bellona Ave., Lutherville, 21093. You also can fax letters or scores to (410) 494-2916. Please enclose a name and phone number for verification.

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