The winners of the 37th Annual Cecil-Harford Counties Bowling Association tournament held at Bel Air Bowl scored a double.
The Rockchalk Warhawks team -- Rich McFadden Jr., Vince Smith, Michael Pitts, James Spicer and Billy Barlow -- tied for first place in the handicap division and captured first place in the scratch division.
The handicap division tie (3,527 pins)was with the Leftover II team of Jack Mauer, Jeff Hurley II, Roy L. Delauter, Pete Anderson and Chris Sampson.
The scratch division total was 3,410 with Spicer throwing the highest series: 740.
Spicer also teamed with Chris Sampson to take first place in the doubles handicap competition.
Bobby Barnes Jr. and Robby McFadden were the scratch doubles winners.
The singles handicap produced another tie: Gus Panos and Richard Durbee finishing with 827.
The singles scratch title went to Barnes with three strong games: 245, 257 and 279 for an outstanding 781 series.
World Team Challenge
Kathy Ziekle of Bel Air was a member of the Vise Grip team that last month captured first place in the Brunswick World Challenge tournament at Country Club Lanes in Baltimore County by defeating Cavicchi's Corner Pro Shop from White Plains, N.Y. The victory earned the team $1,625 and a spot in the $150,000 Grand Championships in Reno, Nev., later this month.
Mart Letscher of Forest Hill won the PBA Eastern Region Vernon Lanes Open in Vernon, Conn., June 16-18.
Letscher showed his great experience and talent in the clutch when he finished his 24-game stint at Vernon Lanes with games of 257 and 248, two wins and enough to register a 36-pin win over Ryan Shaffer of Elmira, N.Y.
Abingdon's Tim Criss finished 35th in that event.
Bowlers of the Year
The Bel Air Bowl Young American Bowling Alliance [YABA] Saturday morning youth Bowlers of the Year are:
Janet Kirsch, Bantam Division, with a 68 average.
Kirsch was 113 pins over his average with a two-game total of 249.
Shawn Ryan, Preps Division, with a 109 average; shot games of 169, 168 and 134 for a series of 471, 144 pins over his average.
Stephen Strock, Junior Division, with an 106 average. He had games of 132, 181 and 167 for a 480 series. That score is 162 pins over average.
Rustin Cerveny, Open Division, with a 142 average had a series of 608, with games of 204, 230 and 174. That's 182 pins better than his average.
On June 18, Maryland State YABA held their 3rd Annual 600 Club Tournament at Brunswick Crown in Baltimore.
Forty youth bowlers from Baltimore, Western Maryland, Eastern Shore, Mid-Maryland and the Cecil-Harford YABA Associations came together to compete for a $200 scholarship and plaques.
Adam Brodie, Edgewood, posted a high game of 279 and two great series of 748 and 627. That made Brodie the top seed for the five-bowler stepladder finals.
He ran into a red-hot J. M. Sites from Western Maryland.
Sites, third-seeded, defeated Ryan Linkus, 245-195; then fired a 277 against second-seeded Billy Little, Baltimore, and then defeated Brodie, 236-187.