Foursomes, duos take the spotlight


Bel Air Bowl played host to a Summer Foursome Team Tournament that drew teams from throughout the state to compete for the $4,400 total prize list.

First place was captured by the Bad Finger Returns team, captained by William Clark of Silver Spring.

D. C. Holland was captain of the second-place Suitland Gang. Third place went to the Family Affair, captain John Holmes, from Fort Washington.

In the Mix Or Match Doubles event, Le Brocius and Brian Bever pounded out a scratch total of 1,453 to win. That total was 169 above the second-place team of Rene Johnson and Cliff Johnson and 385 pins above the third-place team of Angela Greer and Dwayne Holland.

That was scratch -- when the handicap pins were factored into the scores the total tightened up -- Brocius and Bever (1,467), the Johnsons (1,406) and Greer and Holland (1,403).

Edgewood Seniors still rolling

The Golden Agers and the Golden Swingers at AMF/Fair Lanes Edgewood rolled out of their winter league and into the summer without a pause. Last week they rolled into the new fall/winter season pausing only to pick up more bowlers.

Sam Fike of White Marsh received a key ring for his 600 series shot on May 22.

Fike didn't start his tenpin bowling until a few years ago.

"I was over 60 before I ever bowled tenpins," Fike said. "That was about eight years ago."

Fike bowls at Country Club Lanes as well as Edgewood, averaging close to 170 now, down from his 180-plus a few years ago.

It was at Edgewood lanes, in a practice session, that Fike shot a game and series, he'll never forget.

"I had a 300 game and 839 set," he said. "That was two years ago, and up till then I hadn't even shot a 700 set."

Evelyn Carroll posted games of 120, 117 and 128 for a 365 set that was 77 pins over her average; that's good for a patch. Her conversion of the 4-7-10 split earned her a pin.

Helen Harris of Joppatowne converted the 4-10 split and pounded out a series that was 88 pins over her average.

"That's the third time I've made that split," Harris said.

Harris' career high game is 242.

"That was a while ago," she said. "This summer I had a chance at another 200 game, but someone had to mention it while I was bowling and I finished with a 196."

Donald Weigard came close to a 600 set twice -- a 589 and 592. On Aug. 4 he reached that lofty goal: 641.

Sidney Moore tossed games of 265, 229 and 204 for a 698 set Aug. 11.

In the final game, in the final frame, a strike would have given him a 700 set. He left two pins standing.

Harford Summer Honor Scores

Cheryl McCallum shot a 716 set in the Thursday Scratch Triples.

4 Steve Finley had a 298 game in Thursday Scratch.

Kim Bowers had a 659 series in Classic Doubles.

Tim Moor fired a 299 game in Classic Doubles.

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