Vermillion earns 4th duckpin tour win

August 22, 1993|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Staff Writer

Theresa Vermillion did it again.

In May, Vermillion won the women's pro duckpin tournament at Greenway Bowl East. And two weekends ago she won the tour stop at Southside Lanes in Hagerstown. The victory was her fourth as a professional duckpin bowler.

She did it the old-fashioned way. On Saturday, Aug. 7, she averaged 138 over eight qualifying games to make the top 24. At day's end, she was ranked 13th. The next Sunday, she averaged 148 over five games.

With four victories and one loss in match play, Vermillion was tied with Diane Jasper in Division A. But Vermillion knocked down 13 more pins than Jasper, sending her into the top five stepladder finals.

In the opening match, Sue Burucker of Baltimore edged Debbie Kropfelder of Baltimore, 124-122.

Next, Vermillion rolled over Burucker, 140-106. She did it again in the next match, defeating Patty Palmer of Hampstead, 140-114.

Going into the championship match, Vermillion was up against Sue Hannan of Kenyon, R.I. Hannan earned top seed by bowling an incredible five-game set of 843 -- a 168 average.

But Vermillion of Harwood was up to the task. She stormed past Hannan, 154-119.

For her victory, Vermillion earned $1,200. Hannan earned $600 for second, Palmer $400 for Sue Burucker $265 for fourth and Kropfelder $215 for fifth place.

Diane Jasper of Baltimore, the top women's duckpin bowler in the country, earned $190 for sixth place. Jasper was the top qualifier after Saturday's eight games, bowling a powerful 1,265 series. She averaged 158 over those eight games, earning an extra $100 as top qualifier.

The high game for the tournament was a 218, bowled by Karen Smith of Baltimore.

The next women's professional duckpin tournament will be Labor Day weekend in Smithville, R.I.

Clark wins Free State

Bowling at Fair Lanes Kings Point, Billy Clark strung three 200 games together -- 204, 216 and 223 -- to win the weekly Free State Tenpin Tour. His scratch total was 643. With handicap, he had a 742.

OC For his effort the 178-average bowler from Silver Spring earned


Second place went to Bob Briggs of Abingdon, who shot games of 245, 218 and 191 for a 654 scratch and a 735 handicap. He earned $375. Tony DiAngelo of Baltimore finished third with a 732 total (224, 211, 225 plus 72 pins handicap) to win $225.

The Free State tour this weekend is at County Lanes in Westminster. For information, call (410) 356-0936.

Criss doing well on PBA tour

Professional bowler Tim Criss of Bel Air continues to bowl well on the national tour.

In two recent PBA events -- the $250,000 Choice Hotels Summer Classic in Edmond, Okla., and the $125,000 Greater Grand Rapids Open in Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Criss had finished 51st and 31st, respectively.

He earned $1,985 for those two tournaments.

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