Youths finish big at Bel Air

The Young American Bowling Alliance Saturday morning league at Bel Air Bowl is over for the 1993-94 season.

Bowler of the Year honors went from A to Z (Askew to Zandarski).


Tom Askew of Bel Air was Prep Division Bowler of the Year with his 144 pins over average.

Nick Albrecht, a Junior Division tenpin bowler, won his Bowler of the Year honors with 213 pins over average.


Tim Hash, 15, of Bel Air will be a sophomore at C. Milton Wright High School in the fall. His 204 pins over average was good for Bowler of the Year in the Senior division.

Picking up 13 pins on his average earned him the Most Improved Bowler for the season. His handicapped 768 series was high for the Senior Boys.

"My dad [Ken] got me started bowling again," Tim said. "I hadn't bowled for about five years until last September."

Lindsey Kee, 7, will enter the third grade at Ring Factory Elementary School in the fall. She posted a score that was 82 pins over average to become Bowler of the Year in the Bantam Division. The 62-average tenpin bowler had a high game of 110.

Jenny Zandarski, 14 1/2 , lives in Forest Hill and will be a sophomore at North Harford High.

Bowling since she was 5, she used a 13-pound Yellow Dot bowling ball to capture the Senior Girl high average (148), high set (502) and high game (201).

The bowling scores are great, especially when you consider that she spends a great amount of her time with other events such as softball, basketball, drama class and the school magazine.

"And she keeps up her grades," her father, Matt, said. "She does well in her studies."


And a lot of her time is given to DUCKS, the Doers of Unique Caring Kind Service, a volunteer service provided by young people who serve the community.

Kris Courtney just graduated from Bel Air High School. In the Senior Division, he posted the high numbers in average (199), game (267) and set (688).

Bowling since he was 3, Kris is rapidly growing into one of the finest young bowlers in the area.

From a bowling family (parents, Ginney and Ralph Sr., brothers, Todd and Ralph Jr., and sister Siobhan are all bowlers), it's not too surprising that he has offers of bowling scholarships from colleges.

What's surprising is that he won't be taking advantage of any of the offers.

"I'll be going to the Baltimore International Culinary College next fall," the 18-year-old said.


"I'll keep on bowling but I want to be a chef."

And how did he become so interested in cooking?

"I guess it started with the Boy Scouts," Kris laughed. "I used to do the cooking when we camped out."

Does he have a favorite dish?

The answer was swift and sure: "Any kind of dessert!."

He wants to become a pastry chef and that will be his major at the Baltimore International Culinary College.


Tournament at Bel Air

Bel Air Bowl will play host to the 1994 edition of the annual Summer Team and Doubles Tournament on weekends July 9 through Aug. 21.

The Summer Foursome team event will pay a first-place prize of $1,000.

The Mix or Match Doubles will have an $800 first-place prize.

, Information: (410) 879-8255.

NABI at Crofton


The National Amateur Bowlers Inc will be at Crofton Bowling Centre next weekend for the fifth annual Baltimore/Washington Firecracker Open.

First place is a guaranteed $3,000.

, Information: (410) 721-2401.