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Maffei moves up in 600 Club


Lisa Maffei, secretary and treasurer for the Harford Count 600 Club, has been elected to the office of vice president.

"The 600 Club was started about 25 years ago," Maffei said. "I've been secretary and treasurer for five years."

She started bowling 10 years ago. Today she carries an average of 187 with a high game of 258, a high set of 660.

She lives in Fallston with her husband, John, who averages 187, has a high set of 707 and last year, at Bel Air Bowl, threw a 300 game.

The 600 Club just had a mixed doubles event at Aberdeen Proving Ground Lanes.

"We had a prize fund of $360 for the tournament," Maffei said. "The next tournament the 600 Club will host is the Member/Youth event in October."

John and Diane Wilson teamed to win the first-place prize of $175.

Their scratch total for the three games was 1,141; with handicap added, 1,279.

Diane Wilson began bowling tenpins about 15 years ago. Today she's averaging 145 in one league, the Thursday Twilighters at Harford Lanes in Aberdeen. Her career high game is 267, high series 615.

"I was using a 14-pound Columbia Beast," Diane said. "It was fitted and drilled by Eddie Davis at Harford Lanes."

John Wilson used a new ball, the Burgundy Hammer, on the market since only November. It's the same two-piece core design as the Blue Hammer. It's not a "tacky" ball but it does have an additive that allows more hook.

Wilson is averaging 196 in the Friday Free State league at Harford Lanes. He has a career high singles game of 279, a series of 748.

In the tournament, he threw games of 202, 226 and 247 for a 675 series.

An awesome 848 series

Ed Davis, a longtime top tenpin bowler in Harford County, was bowling in the Bill Snavely League at Harford Lanes when he posted scores of 300, 299 and 249 for an 848 series.

Davis left a 10-pin standing on the last ball of the second game for the near-perfect 299. The series is not a house record at Harford Lanes. The record is 853.

Tournament for men

Today, and next weekend you can stop at Harford lanes in Aberdeen and catch the action in the Cecil-Harford Men's Bowling Association annual tournament. There are singles, doubles and team events.

Tournament for women

There's still time to catch the Women's All-Star Association tournament that's being presented by Pres Coale at Bel Air Bowl today.

The women opened their 22nd season yesterday with an event at Brunswick Perry Hall lanes and continue today. First prize in today's event will be $750.

Rescheduled tournament

If you'd like to bowl in a tournament, the Forest Hill Lanes St Patrick's Pot O' Gold event, postponed from an earlier date because of snow, is being conducted today.

The Irish Sweeper Handicap Singles is using a handicap of 100 percent of 220. Call Dick Dare at (410) 838-4777 for squad times.

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