Two 300s, a 299 on tourney's last day


Robbie Sapp and Steve Robbins rolled 300 games and Bruce Hollen rolled a 299 on the final day of the Greater Baltimore Bowling Association Tournament last week at Fair Lanes Kings Point in Randallstown.

Sapp completed his round with 213 and 197 games for a 710 set and Robbins, competing in the Team Division, had 214 and 263 for 777 series. Hollen had the top series in the tournament with 278 and 216 for 793.

Other top efforts in the GBBA Tourney included: Larry Davis, 278-232-238--748; Mike Lastowski, 248-226-268--742; Brian Beaver, 259-244-224--727; Carl Schmidt, 224-258-236--718, Bill Plagianakos, 224-258-232--714; Larry Detweiler, 221-230-241--692; Bernie Smith, 257-243-191--691; Don Lewis, 251-231-208--690; John Tayman, 298-191-193--682; Chuck Tillman, 245-212-207--664; Scott Poe, 290 game and Tim

Stanbaugh, 298.


Marylanders Joe Havens of Derwood and Peggy Adams of Gaithersburg, won $25,000 by finishing second to Vince Crescenzi and Marisa DeFreitas of Lincoln Park, N.J., in the Miller Lite National Doubles Tournament in Reno, Nev.

The New Jersey pair defeated Havens and Adams, 483-448, in the title match. DdFreitas and Crescenzi rallied from 31-pin deficit in the championship game to win the $50,000 top prize.


Carol Tracey and Eva Diekman moved into first place in the Singles Scratch and All-Events Scratch divisions of the Baltimore Women's Bowling Association Tournament which began last week at Bowl America Odenton.

Tracey rolled a 666 and Diekman had a 1,833. Leaders in the Scratch Doubles are Gertrude Jones and Carolyn Edwards with 1,193.

Handicap Singles leaders are: Barb Caffey, 725; Shelly Rogers, 718; Nancy Husfelt, 709; Karen Modler and Sandy Chaney, 708. Handicap All-Events leaders are: Nancy Husfelt, 2,099; Maria Gonzales, 2,083; Denise Fitzgerald, 2,079; Connie Hoover, 2,053; Lydia McEvers, 2042.

Team Handicap leaders include: Flying Pins, 2758; Barbara's Rollers, 2,670; Scatter Brains, 2,607; Four Play 2,589; Foxy Ladies, 2,566. Scatter Brains are the Team Scratch leaders with 2,341.

Handicap Doubles leaders are: Connie Hoover and Karen Quasney, 1,418; Eleanor Harmon and Kitty Bellusci, 1,387; Lydia McEvers and Connie Hare, 1,384; Gertrude Jones and Carolyn Edwards, 1,353; and Nancy Husfelt and Helen Widdoes, 1,345.


A pair of local touring Professional Bowlers Association pros, Danny Wiseman of Baltimore and Martin Letscher of Bel Air, did well in two recent tournaments.

Wiseman finished third, earning $7,000 in the Leisure Long Island Open in Sayville, N.Y., and Letscher finished 21st and won $1,400.

Wiseman had 9,790 pins and was 15-9-0 after qualifying. He defeated Doug Kent, 279-180, in the up-the-ladder segment and then lost to the eventual champion, Del Ballard, Jr., 250-247, in the semi-final match. Ballard closed out the match with seven strikes.

Letscher knocked down 9,004 pins and was 8-16-0 in the qualifying.

In the Johnny Petraglia Open in North Brunswick, N.J., Wiseman finished 10th, earning $2,800, and Letscher, finished 39th and won $1,100.

Wiseman knocked down 9,238 pins and was 14-10-0 in the qualifying.


Christy Doonan, from Essex Community College, will compete in the American College Union-International Singles Championship in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 7-8.

Doonan, a graduate of Dundalk High School, takes a 179 average into the event. She holds the women's high-game record of 258 in the Brunswick Gold Medal Tournament.


The leading women bowlers in the nation will be competing for the top prize of $8,000 in the $45,000 Lady Fair Lanes Open, April 21-25 at Fair Lanes University in Adelphi.

Michelle Mullen will be back to defend her title and Tish Johnson, 1990 Bowler of the Year; Lisa Wagner, Bowler of the Decade; and Leila Wagner of Annapolis, will also take part.

The tournament will begin with adult and youth pro-am action April 21. The pros will bowl in an 18-game qualifier, with the top 24 bowlers advancing to a 24-game match-play competition.

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