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Martin Letscher of Baltimore earned $2,577 in the recent American Bowling Congress championship tournament.

Letscher teamed with his brother Steve to finish 15th in the doubles category and earned $1,550; he was 24th in singles with 771 pins and won $867; and 27th in the all-events division with 2,115 pins and won $960.

Other Marylanders winning money in the 88th ABC tournament were Bayshore Olds of Elkton, 92nd in the team category with 3,111 pins for $388; Larry Nalls and Scott Poe of Baltimore, 48th in doubles with 1,383 pins and $770; Paul Mouzon of Baltimore, 64th in singles with 749 and $475; Nalls, 18th in all- events with 2,130 pins and $1,130; and Joe Mullenax of Lavale, 48th in all-events with 2,084 pins and $540.


Lee Nienajadly of Columbia rolled 955 for four games in the Country Club Lanes High Roller Tournament and captured a berth, worth $1,100, in the National High Roller Tournament set for Las Vegas in August.

In addition to Nienajadly, division winners were Arnie Goldman of Roseville, Mich., 955 in Division A; Robert Marion of Severn, 857 in Division B; and Tim Winders of Baltimore, 1,017 in Division C.


Ada Bylsma of Odenton and Larry Detweiler of Parkville are the Team USA Maryland state champions and will compete in the Team USA Tournament national finals, July 21-27 in Atlanta.

Six men and six women will be selected from this tournament for international competition in 1992.


Jim Brown of Columbia finished 39th and won $1,060 in the recent Showboat PBA Senior Invitaional Tournament in Las Vegas.

Paul Busch of Dover, Del., is the seventh-leading money-winner on the seniors tour with $8,500 in four tournaments. Busch was 40th in the Showboat and won $1,050.


The 14th Youth Invitational Duckpin Championship will begin Sunday at Greenway Bowl East in Baltimore when 112 boys and girls begin a four-round tournament at 1 p.m.

The tournament, split in the two divisions, one for bowlers from the Washington area and the other from the rest of Maryland, will conclude July 14 at Greenway Bowl East at 1 p.m.

Defending champions are Sandy Tillman, 19, of Bowley's Quarters, a student at Towson State who bowls in the Independent Travel League, and Chuck King, 21, of Abingdon who is also a Towson student and bowls at Greenway Bowl East.

Returning finalists in Division I include Mark Klingelhofer of Baltimore; Danny Schreiber of Dundalk; Shawna Laird of Baltimore; and Melissa Wright of Dundalk. In Division II, Buddy Nichols, Brookville; Mark Sheelor of Silver Spring; Mason Douglass of Laurel; Nick Cifolilli of Cheverly; Lauree Simpson, of Falls Church, Va.; and Julie Douglass of Laurel.

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