Chapman makes his mark at holiday tournament

BOWLING

July 16, 1993|By DON VITEK

Over the July 4th weekend, County Lanes in Westminster held a singles tenpin tournament: six games, scratch, across 12 lanes.

A scratch tournament draws the best bowlers from the #i Baltimore-Washington area.

Baltimore came out on top with Brian Cavey winning and Steve Robbins tying for second with Westminster's Bill Chapman.

Last season Chapman, a native of Oregon, bowled in two leagues, Monday at Fair Lanes Kings Point in Randallstown and Wednesday at County Lanes.

His high average was 208, not bad for a guy who started bowling a few years ago. And especially not bad for a guy who has a congenital back problem.

A right-hander with a down-and-in style, Chapman was the captainof the Chapsticks, a team that won the 1990 Maryland State tournament at Forest Hill Lanes in Harford County.

When Chapman had been bowling for only four years, he threw his first 300 game at County Lanes.

Chapman just had to overcome a case of the nerves to complete his perfect game.

"I knew if I could get my shaking legs up to the foul line for the last strikes I'd be OK," he said.

And he was OK in this year's holiday tournament, finishing second with a 1,394 for the six games.

Chapman will get another chance at first on Labor Day at County Lanes.

Practice time is Sept. 6 at 11 a.m., with the tournament starting at at 11:30 a.m.

To reserve a spot in the tournament call County Lanes at 857-1977 or 876-8430.

Dues increase

The Womens International Bowling Congress [WIBC] has increasedits dues by $3.25, bringing the national dues to $6 for each bowling season.

Pro show

If you would like to bowl with the men of the Professional Bowlers Association, tonight's your chance. The Country Club lanes in Baltimore is holding adult and youth No-Tap Pro-Am handicapped events with squad times at 6, 7:45 and 9:30.

For information, call 686-2556.

Tourney notes

The Free State Classic Tenpin Tour will be Bowl America Odenton tomorrow and Sunday.

The National Amateur Bowlers, Inc. will be at Brunswick Perry Hall today through Sunday with a guaranteed first prize of $1,000.

For information, call 256-6300.

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