Hollen takes Baltimore's Best with 222 average


September 05, 1993|By Glenn Small | Glenn Small,Staff Writer

Bruce Hollen won the Baltimore's Best bowling tournament and $1,000.

During the six-week tournament, Hollen, a 199-average league bowler, averaged 222 while amassing a total pinfall of 6,672 over 30 games. He kept the pace, despite bowling at six bowling centers.

Hollen beat out a field of 40 other tenpin bowlers going for the title of Baltimore's Best tenpin bowler.

Tournament organizer Bill Mend said he'd hoped for more entries, but said, "It was a good start. Everybody seemed real enthused about it. We'll do it again next summer."

The rest of the top 10 was: 2) Randy Bozeman, 6,602 (220 average) and $650; 3) Jim Lewis, 6,549 (218.3 average) and $400; 4) Brian Bever, 6,542 (218.06 average) and $250; 5) Scott Poe, 6,524 (217.4 average) and $175; 6) Howard Marshall, 6,515 (217.16 average) and $125; 7) Karl Schmidt, 6,480 (216 average) and $115; 8) Steven Robbins, 6,479 (215.9 average) and $100; 9) Brian Cavey, 6,476 (215.8 average) and $85; 10) Derrick Chambers, 6,471 (215.7 average) and $75.

Kendra Cameron was the top female bowler, knocking down 6,041 pins for 30 games, averaging 201. She won $100 and finished 20th overall.

Good games at Country Club

Perry Allen, bowling in the Thursday Night Doubles league at Country Club, shot a 300 game last week.

Timmy Pearson, bowling in the Starfires league, just missed a 300, rolling a 299. Pearson also had a 279 and a 236 for an 814 set.

In the WPOC league, Ron Onheiser and James Barnhart each shot 299. Onheiser followed with 242 and 222 for a 763 set.

Tom Jackson, also bowling in the WPOC league, rolled a 777 (270, 252 and 255), Mike Wheeler rolled a 744 in the Baltimore Scratch Classic league (228, 238 and 278). In the same league, Jim Brennan rolled games of 233, 243 and 258 for a 734 set. Tom Bowling shot a 720 in the Chesapeake Mixed league (225, 259 and 236).

First 700 good for $750

Bowling at Brunswick Columbia last weekend, Robert Quental of Hunt Valley rolled his first 700 series. With games of 227, 234 and 243, Quental knocked down 704 pins. With 135 pins handicap, his total score was 839.

That made him an easy winner in the weekly Free State Tenpin tournament. For first place, he collected $750.

Will Harcum of Baltimore bowled a 699 scratch and received 57 pins for a 756, good enough for second place and $375. He had games of 265, 231 and 203. Third place went to Alfred Cook of Baltimore, who shot a 580 scratch and received 168 pins handicap. His total of 748 earned him $225.

The Free State takes a break this weekend, resuming next weekend at Crofton Bowling Center. If you'd like to try it, call (410) 356-0936 for information.

Marylander wins gold medals

Anthony Chapman, a 22-year-old student at College Park, won four gold medals bowling for the TEAM USA amateur tenpin team at the recent Federational Internationale des Quilleurs tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Chapman, a Landover native, won the singles event with a six-game score of 1,306, a 217 average. He won the three-person team event, the five-person team event and the all-events title. He averaged 208 in 24 games, bowling against the top amateur bowlers in the world.


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