Robert Quental of Hunt Valley won last week's Free State Tenpin Tour stop at Fair Lanes Ritchie. It was his second $H first-place finish in the amateur tenpin tour.
He shot games of 245, 230 and 187 for a scratch total of 662. With handicap, his score was 746, five pins ahead of Lee Brosius of Fort Meade.
Fifty-seven bowlers competed, and Quental walked away with $750.
He won an extra $20 for bowling the most pins over his average.
For second, Brosius won $375 for bowling games of 237, 266 and 238. He won an extra $40 for having the top-scratch game and series.
Carol Tracey of Jessup finished third with a 731 set (246, 201, 257 plus 27 pins handicap.) That was good for $225.
The Free State tour continues this weekend at Fair Lanes Kings Point in Randallstown.
Mount Airy team wins big
A five-member duckpin bowling team from Mount Airy won the 20th annual Coca-Cola National Duckpin Youth Championship last weekend at Fair Lanes Pikesville.
There were 160 youth duckpin bowlers competing from Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The top team in the Majors (ages 16-21) was the Mount Airy team of Danny Burdette, Jaime Fleming, Jack Farro, Mike Bratburd and Jeffrey Fleming Jr.
For three games, their combined score was, including handicap, 2,140. Burdette had a 132 game and a 413 series; Jaime Fleming had a 132 game and a 376; Jeffrey Fleming contributed a 370 set; Bratburd shot a 345, and Farro had a 306.
Two Baltimore duckpin bowlers, Shawna Laird and Danny Schreiber, won $1,000 scholarships for having high sets in their division.
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