The Baltimore Duckpin Bowlers Association is creating a Hall of Fame, and the inaugural banquet will be conducted on Nov. 20 at the Orchard Beach Hall in Pasadena.
Tickets are $20, and reservations can be made by calling Janet Hunt at (410) 766-3186.
This first induction will be of bowlers who are already members of the National Hall of Fame.
The association has been unable to contact several of the people who are to be inducted. It is looking for William Brozey, Ray Von Dreele, Robert Fisher, Winnie Guerke, Nova Hamilton, Lotta Janowitz, Ethel Brewer Miller, John Miller and Naomi Zimmerman.
Contact Bill Hunt at (410) 766-3186 if you have any information about the above bowlers.
Cameron at U.S. Open
Kendra Cameron of Gambrills has returned from the U.S. Open tournament at North Rock Lanes in Wichita, Kan.
"I didn't do as well as I wanted to do," Cameron said. "But I feel pretty good about where I finished since I didn't get any really good breaks."
What Cameron didn't say was that it was her first national tournament and that it drew 210 of the finest female bowlers from across the nation, including the women of the Ladies Professional Bowlers Tour.
Over three days of qualifying (eight games each day) Cameron produced a 210 average, dropping 5,052 pins over the 24 games.
That was good enough to make the 60-woman cut for the finals.
In the final eight games she averaged 211.6 -- not good enough to win the title but enough to finish 30th.
Cameron, who next year will represent the United States in international competition as a member of Team USA, has proved that she can hold her own with the best women tenpin bowlers that the nation has to offer. She has a $700 check from her first national tournament to prove it.
Tournament for youths
The Parents Coaches Association will play host to a youth Halloween Singles tournament at Bowl America Odenton on Oct. 30. First-place winners will receive a scholarship. Information: (301) 621-7008.
Qualify for nationals
The Duckpin Bowling Proprietors of America and the National Duckpin Bowling Congress are sponsoring a $15,000 Duckpin Classic Tournament. Bowling center qualifiers will continue through Dec. 31.
The national finals will take place April 29-30 at Town Hall Lanes, Johnston, R.I.
Bowlers who are sanctioned by the national Duckpin Bowling Congress and have a minimum 30-game fall/winter sanctioned-league average from 1993-94 or 1994-95 are eligible.