Duckpin Hall has place for area's best


October 23, 1994|By DON VITEK

The Baltimore Duckpin Bowlers Association is creating a Hall of Fame, and the inaugural banquet will be conducted on Nov. 20 at the Orchard Beach Hall in Pasadena.

Tickets are $20, and reservations can be made by calling Janet Hunt at (410) 766-3186.

This first induction will be of bowlers who are already members of the National Hall of Fame.

The association has been unable to contact several of the people who are to be inducted. It is looking for William Brozey, Ray Von Dreele, Robert Fisher, Winnie Guerke, Nova Hamilton, Lotta Janowitz, Ethel Brewer Miller, John Miller and Naomi Zimmerman.

Contact Bill Hunt at (410) 766-3186 if you have any information about the above bowlers.

Senior Olympics

The Maryland State Senior Olympics duckpin singles were contested at Fair Lanes Joppa on Oct. 7.

The gold-medal winners in the men's division were: Ed Densmore (55-69 years of age), Fonrose Grimm (60-64) and Wally Warfield (65-69).

Warfield, born and raised in Baltimore, lives in White Marsh.

Retired from mortgage banking, Warfield bowls in two leagues, the Wednesday Triples at Fair Lanes Middlesex and with his wife, Jean, a 112-average duckpin bowler, in the Monday Mixed at Eastpoint.

Last season he carried a 133 average and he has a career high game and set of 227 and 532, respectively.

"I started out setting pins in the old Patterson lanes," Warfield said. "I bowled for years and then dropped out of the game for about 25 years. Then one day in 1987 my son came home with some free passes and we went bowling together.

"In the center they were advertising a parent and child league and we signed up for that and I've been back on the lanes ever since."

Since coming back to duckpins, Warfield has won three Duckpin Bowlers Tour singles events and a doubles title.

To win his gold medal he fired a three-game series of 426.

DBT tournament

The Duckpin Bowlers Tour drew 106 entries to the Oct. 7-9 singles event at Pinland Lanes in Dundalk.

"Women seem to bowl well at Pinland," said Charles Mack, tournament director. "And I think the tournament results prove that."

Beth Dayhoff of Walkersville won the first-place prize of $600.

Roseann Lantz of Baltimore took home the second-place prize of $300.

The DBT is at Fair Lanes Perring Parkway next weekend for a singles tournament.

Free State tournament

The Free State Classic Tenpin Tour had 67 entries in its Oct. 8-9 singles event at Fair Lanes King Point in Randallstown.

Total prize money was $1,800 with Gerry Keyes of Rockville firing a three-game scratch total of 648 and adding 156 handicap pins to win the $800 first-place prize.

The Free State Classic will be at Bowl America Reisterstown Nov. 5-6. Information: (410) 356-0936.

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