League spots filling fast


August 27, 1993|By DON VITEK

The 1993-94 bowling season is fast approaching.

There's a good chance that all the centers have some room left in their leagues, but if you haven't signed up for league play yet there's very little time left. A few more days and every league will be filled.

Of the five bowling centers in Carroll County, three are split houses: Hampstead Bowling Center and the two Thunderheads, Westminster and Taneytown. Mount Airy Lanes has 12 duckpin lanes, and County Lanes has 12 tenpin lanes.

Thunderhead Taneytown has 12 duckpin and 16 tenpin lanes, cared for by Gil Barnes, Moe Pickett, Jim Reaver and Danny Wantz. Louise Arvin, general manager, is making sure that the center is in tiptop shape for the coming season.

Seventeen leagues are being formed.

Center hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday mornings will be filled with youngsters bowling in the YABA and NDYA leagues.

Information: (410) 751-1750 and (410) 751-1751.

Thunderhead Westminster has 14 duckpin lanes and 12 tenpin lanes under general manager Starr Cassell. Jan Neil once again will be helping to coordinate leagues, and mechanic Earl Barnes will make sure that the lanes and pinsetters are operating smoothly.

The center is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.

The YABA and the NYDA have leagues on Saturday mornings, and nine tenpin leagues and 11 duckpin leagues are forming.

Information: (410) 857-0345 and (410) 848-6385.

County Lanes, owned by Chuck Ludwig and with Jim Weaver as general manager, offers 12 tenpin lanes.

Ken Frock Jr. keeps the pinsetters humming, and Elkie Smith runs the Down Under Cafe. Danny Hanies will be operating the pro shop.

Seventeen leagues are forming, and the YABA, on Saturday mornings, will have approximately 50 youngsters competing.

Every month the house recognizes both a scratch and a handicap bowler of the month. Each month there will be a doubles tournament just for County Lanes bowlers.

To kick off the new season County Lanes is playing host to a six-game scratch singles tournament on Labor Day, Sept. 6, with practice starting at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament starting at 9 a.m.

First place is $1,000 based on 36 entries. Information: (410) 876-8430 and (410) 857-1977.

* Don Vitek's column is moving to Sundays. His next column will appear Sunday, Sept. 5.

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