Howard Marshall continues to fit and drill bowling balls at Walt Cervenka's Pro Shop at Fair Lanes Ritchie. He also continues to maintain a 220-plus average and to stay active on the PBA Regional Tour.
"I don't feel as if I'm bowling good right now," he said. "But on the other hand, I'm learning a lot and I am cashing."
The last weekend of September, he finished 10th at the Midway Bowl at Rehoboth Beach, Del. This weekend he's competing in the Eastern Regional Pro Championship event at ABC Lanes East at Harrisburg.
"I think some advice I received at the Harrisburg Open [a national PBA tour stop] has helped me," Marshall said. "Bill Hall [who is associated with Faball, the Baltimore ball manufacturer] noticed some little things that could stand correcting."
That advice pertained to Marshall's arm swing and release, two things that are difficult to spot.
"That's helped me," he continued, "And I think the equipment I'm using now is helping."
Tenpin doubles tour
The first Baltimore Tenpin Doubles Fall Tour began this weekend at Southdale.
It will be at Ritchie on Saturday and next Sunday. First place is worth $500 based on 80 entries.
Handicap is 90 percent of 220 for women and 80 percent of 220 for men. Maximum allowance handicap for women is 229 and for men is 204 for three games based on a 135 minimum average. For more information: (800) 787-2695, Ext. 785.
Money for scholarships
Carol Brady, president of the Parents Coaches Association, has announced that more than $1,000 in funding already has been obtained through two sponsors, Jim's Hideaway in Odenton and Parkland Bowl in Forestville.
The PCA was formed in 1992 to provide an avenue of securing and distributing scholarship dollars for youth bowlers. In two years the organization has contributed more than $3,000 in scholarships.
L No child has to be a member of PCA to bowl in any PCA event.
On Oct. 30, at Bowl America Odenton a Halloween Singles Tournament will be conducted with a scholarship for the winner.
3' Information: Brady at (301) 621-7008.
The Baltimore City YABA tournament, a scholarship event, will be conducted Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 3-4 at Bowl America Odenton.
* The Maryland State Men's Bowling Association is playing host to the Senior Championship Tournament on Oct. 22-23 at Annapolis Bowl. The ABC-sanctioned event is for ages 55 and over.
* Bowl America Glen Burnie is having a series of senior adult tournaments during the 1994-95 bowling season. The next event, which has a no-tap format, will be Nov. 4.