Riviera scores are heating up


November 07, 1993|By DON VITEK

Duckpin bowling is approaching the first third of the 1993-94 season and, at Riviera Bowl, the scores are impressive.

* Larry Schillingberg cranked out a 220 game on Oct. 22 in the Friday Sunset Mixed League.

* Sharon Petracca fired a 176 in the Monday Church League on Oct. 18.

* Jamie Grimes posted games of 189 and 190 on successive nights.

Bowling in a single league, Grimes carries a 131 average. But in subbing in the Monday Church League, he fired a 190 on Oct. 25.

The following night in the Tuesday Men's Commercial, his regular league, he came back with a 189.

"My mom [Glenna Grimes, manager at Riviera Bowl and a pro bowler] told me to stop rushing the line, to be a little more smooth in my approach. It seems to help," he said.

* Paul Degraff had a 190 game on Oct. 26 in the Tuesday Men's Commercial League.

Degraff is no stranger to high scores. His lifetime high game is 228 and his high set is 546. Last year he averaged 141.

He bowls in the Tuesday Men's Commercial League at Riviera Bowl and the Friday Men's Quads at Severna Park.

* Madonna Copper of Pasadena, bowling in the Monday Church League on Oct. 4, put together three games that totaled 453.

"I guess I didn't bowl for 14 or 15 years," Copper said. "Last spring I subbed for someone and had a lot of fun so this year I signed up for a regular league."

On Oct. 4, she fired games of 130, 144 and 179 -- 117 pins over her three-game series average. That 179 game and 453 series are lifetime highs.

* Mary Green had a 183 game in the Monday Stoney Creek Ladies League on Oct. 18.

Green lives in Pasadena and bowls in just one league.

"I guess I started bowling back in South Baltimore when I was about 10 years old," she said. "But I quit in 1989, now I'm back."

L And averaging 117, not far from the 121 she carried in 1989.

NABI tournament set

Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 25-28), the National Amateur Bowlers, Inc. Tournament will be conducted at Crofton Bowling Centre. First place is a guaranteed $3,000.

On Nov. 27, preference is giving to out-of-town bowlers for lane time. Local bowlers should bowl early so that nobody gets shut out. Information: (410) 721-2401.

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