YABA tournament at Odenton produces a parade of winners

The Baltimore Young American Bowling Alliance Championship Tournament at Greenway Bowl Odenton produced a number of winners from the Baltimore area.

The Major Girls Team from Fair Lanes Rolling Road -- Erica Berndsen, Keirston Woods, Lavira Brown and Stephanie Small -- captured first place with a total pin fall of 2,430.


The Major Mixed Team from Bowl America Reisterstown consisting of Beth Fastner, Keith Wright, Vlad Ioffe and David Mize dropped 2,708 pins to take first place in that division.

First place in the Junior Boy Team division went to Mark Snyder, Maurice Russell, Philip Pinder and Jason Greene who totaled 2,578.


The Junior Girl Team from Fair Lanes Rolling Road captured first place in their division. That team consisted of Arti Jain, Lindsay Young, Ashley Robinson and Jennifer Gibbs.

Bruce Bass of Cherry Hill, bowling out of Ritchie Fair Lanes, captured the Major Boy division with a 756 series.

Major Girl first place was won by Becky Kerschner of Brunswick Perry Hall with a 718 set.

The Junior Girl division first-place spot was taken by Arti Jain from Fair Lanes Rolling Road with a 655 series.

The Prep Boy division was won by Erik Kellum of Fair Lanes Rolling Road. He shot a 701 set.

Bantam Girl division first place was won by Kiera Barham, bowling out of Country Club lanes.

The Junior Mixed Team of Patricia McClellan, John Blunt, Dan Taylor and Tommy Pon knocked down 2,643 pins to claim first place.

The Prep Mixed Team from Country Club Lanes -- the Little Pups -- scored 2,530 for first place. That team consisted of Chris Fell, Alea Stern, Cathy Reilly and Tommy Reilly.


The Bantam Girl Team -- the Cousins Plus One -- Ashley Weber, Melissa Weber, Jennifer Plasat and Michelle Bevans -- scored 2,490 for first place.

The Bantam Mixed Team of Earl White, Rosalyn Scarpulla, Maurice Sanders and Kiera Barham from Country Club Lanes took first place with a total of 2,552.

YABA names representative

The Young American Bowling Alliance has appointed Barry Berndsen, 45, of Baltimore, YABA state representative for Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

Berndsen, part of a 21-man state and provincial network, serves as a liaison between YABA's national headquarters and his region's local and state youth bowling associations.

A perfect family


Curt Pezzano is the manager at Country Club Lanes and a pretty fair tenpin bowler. If he asks you to bowl in a family team match, run, do not walk, to the nearest exit.

His dad, Chuck, is well-known for his many contributions and accomplishments in bowling. When Chuck Jr. bowled a 300 game on Feb. 1, he joined his father and three brothers in the perfect-game ranks.

Clay leads the family with 10 perfect games, his latest on Jan. 29.

In addition, Craig and Curt have 800 series to join their father.