Coulles named star of tomorrow



Lindsey Coulles of Centerville, Ohio, has been named the Women’s International Bowling Congress 2003 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow.

The award, named for Alberta E. Crowe who was the WIBC’s fourth president from 1960-81, annually recognizes star qualities in a female high school senior or college student who competes in bowling. Star qualities include: distinguished sanctioned bowling performances on the local, regional, state, provincial and national levels; academic achievement; and extracurricular involvement. Award winners receive a $1,500 scholarship, renewable for up to three years for a total of $6,000 in scholarships.

Coulles, a senior, currently competes on her Centerville High School bowling team coached by her father Greg Coulles. She previously competed on her high school softball, basketball and golf teams. A member of the 2003 Junior TEAM USA, Coulles will be involved in a one-week training camp at the United States Olympic Training Center as well as international competition.

While anchoring her school’s state championship team during the 2001-02 season, Coulles was also Ohio’s individual state champion. She earned consecutive Junior Tournament Bowler’s Association Girl Bowler of the Year awards in 2000-01 and 2001-02 in addition to the Girl Sportsman of the Year award in 2001-02. Coulles is a 12-time Junior Tournament Bowler’s Association Tournament champion.

Coulles was the 2000-01 Adult-Junior Doubles Champion (with Professional Women’s Bowling Association member and 2003 WIBC Hall of Fame inductee Linda Kelly) and captured Junior Gold Tournament Championships in 2000-01 and 2002-03 at the Midwest USA Scholarship Tournament.

A 12-time Dayton-area Young American Bowling Alliance Tournament champion and five-time Ohio State YABA Tournament champion, Coulles posted the highest sanctioned girls’ league average in the Ohio YABA during both the 2000-01 (213 average) and 2001-02 seasons (214 average). She rolled her only perfect “300” game as part of a career-high 801 series on Sept. 16, 2000.

Coulles is a member of the National Honor Society and maintains a 3.7 grade point average. She serves as a volunteer for the Special Olympics bowling program and is her senior class representative for an early childhood education program.

“I feel very honored to have won this most prestigious award,” said Coulles. “I am very grateful to the WIBC and for its strong and continued support of youth bowling. I am thankful that my parents and coaches were able to help me reach for the stars.”

Coulles will receive the award at the 2003 WIBC Annual Meeting April 28-30 in Reno, Nev.



Kathy Deacon of Columbia, Md., has been named National Amateur Bowlers (NABI) Area Tournament Director for the Baltimore-Washington Region.

Deacon fills the vacancy left by Sam Cheek. Deacon, who has over fifteen-years of NABI Tournament experience, previously served in this same position.

Bowlers desiring NABI tournament information, telephone (301) 758-1930.



Bowling Writers Association of America Executive Director Dan Glus of North Braddock, Pa., known throughout the worldwide bowling community as Pittsburgh bowling radio show host “Big D,” died at his home December 10 of an apparent massive heart attack. He was 64.

Glus, who hosted “Talks and Tips with Big D” on radio station WEDO in Pittsburgh, also wrote bowling columns for the Pittsburgh Tribune. He was elected to BWAA’s top administrative position during the organization’s 2002 convention in Billings, Mont., where he also received the BWAA Mort Luby Sr. Meritorious Service Award for his forty-one years of service to bowling journalism. The BWAA Past President also was a former member of the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame Board. He was the perennial winner of the Professional Bowlers Association award for “best radio coverage” of PBA competition and has been inducted into four bowling halls of fame.

An accomplished competitor on the lanes, Glus was a member of the G&C McDermitt team from Pittsburgh that won the 1965 ABC Championships Tournament team title. That title led to a spot on TEAM USA 1966 where he helped the United States win a gold medal in eight-man team, silver in five-man team and bronze in men’s doubles in the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs American Zone Championships in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Glus is survived by his wife Fritzie, sons Dan Jr. and Dean, daughter Dionne and two grandchildren.



Mid-season leagues are now forming in many of the area’s bowling centers which will start in January 2003 and end in late April or early May.

Some of the centers will be conducting an instruction league for the beginning bowler where the participant will receive a new bowling ball at the conclusion of the short season. Several new leagues will be offering merchanise, a day trip to Atlantic City, N.J., a day trip to the beach, etc., at the end of the bowling schedule.

For more information on the mid-season bowling schedule, telephone the center of your choice: AMF Centreville Lanes at (703) 830-3700; AMF Dale City Lanes at (703) 670-2111; AMF Fredericksburg Bowl at (540) 786-2695; Bowl America Bull Run at (703) 368-6256; Bowl America Manassas at (703) 368-2161; or Bowl America Woodbridge at (703) 494-9191.



Entries for the 46th Annual Virginia State Women’s Bowling Association Championship Tournament close Jan. 15, 2003.

The team event will be conducted at Triangle Lanes with the doubles and singles events being hosted by New River Valley Superbowl. Both centers are located in Christiansburg, Va.

Each tournament event features four handicap divisions including an optional all events category.

The tournament opens Mar. 15 and will be held every weekend (excluding Easter weekend, Apr. 19-20) until May 25.

For additional information, telephone the VA State WBATournament Manager at (800) 484-7735 pin #9017 or (540) 297-3480.



Entries for the 58th Annual Washington D.C. Area Women’s Bowling Association City Tournament close Feb. 7, 2003.

The tournament featuring team, singles and doubles events, including optional all events and scratch singles, will be hosted by Bowl America Shirley in Alexandria, Va.

This event beings on Mar. 8 and will be held every weekend until Mar. 23.

For additional information, telephone the WDCAWBA Tournament Director at (240) 695-1985.


Comments, questions or recommendations concerning this column are welcome. Telephone Ted Gruszkowski at (703) 590-2444.


The weekly high scores bowled in league competition are published below:


Sunday Night. Men: Gary Heidle 200-224-236-660; Brian Bartelt 211-232-634; Chris Fox 210; Tony Sewell 209; Jim McGaughey 203. Women: Dara Sewell 202; Elsie Burton 199; Theresa Field 188.

Moonshiners. Men: Norman Dichard 212-267-667; Kenny Butler 199-257-200-656; Ricardo Birzack 249-204-200-653; Larry Wallace 234-211-623; Mike Calkins 211-226-621; Jay Latney 246; Al Buckmaster 237; Frank Schiavone 237; Ron Fisher 236; Mike Clark 230; Dan Martin 230. Women: Sonya Wilson 216-215-170-601; Beth Baransky 176-154-197-527; Sharon Shields 185-169-500; Debbie Steele 176-179-495; Leanne Skelton 160-192-487; Denise Buckner 196; Michele Adams 190; Sharon Taft 184; Jan Roberts 182; Evelyn Klugh 181; Dot O’Halloran 181.

Preps, Youth. Boys: Malcolm James 105-132-155-392; Jeremy Stokes 159-122-105-386; Jesse Cole 119-122-137-378; Ricky Wallace 116-119-128-363; Shane Caulder 139; Brandon Coleman 237; Kevin Garman 137; B.J. Stokes 136. Girls: Becky Haskins 139-143-116-398; Jessica Wallace 122-102-119-343; Jacqueline Johnson 98-126-115-339; Amanda Watt 90-107-132-329; Dawn Zinda 141; Brandy Austin 126; Arika Hoban 122; Kate Lowe 118.

Juniors, Youth. Boys: Matt McCormick 185; Scott Nalley 136. Girls: Kristen Mark 156-114-142-412; Alexis Wilson 168; Kaitlin McManus 98.

Majors, Youth. Boys: Chris Merrill 194-207-214-615; Chris Matthews 202; Tim Hicks 182; Jay Zamora 171; Greg Byars 165. Girls: Nikki Bowman 167-177-450; Dawn Demsko 169; Cheri Wilson 166; Amy Stewart 165.



Sunday Mixers. Men: Ken Catterton 268-238-208-714; Chris Hatcher 242-241-671; Al Massey 267-655; Jack Ondo 229-218-643; Keith Nailor 236-201-635; Curtis Swift 234; Shaun Greer 231; Doug Hammers 226. Women: Val Greer 231-591; Patti Nailor 205-553; Janice Cephas 539; Sheila Cephas 201-528; Kathy Phillips 206-524.

Monday Early. Men: Bud Welch 233-234-644; Vern Clemons 212-236-621; Mike Baumeister 217-213-617; Glen Bouchard 244; Herman Campbell 238; Morgan Fink 227. Women: Sharon Smith 165-182-224-571; Verna Swift 170-162-179-511; Penny Smith 188-175-499; Tiffany Hill 224; Rebecca Toman 205; Kim Chappell 189.

Merchants. Men: Rodney Cahow 239-262-236-737; Steve Dorman 267-286-734; John Fillis 211-257-247-715; Jim Einhorn 203-279-224-706; Gerry Angyal 234-206-245-685; Mike Riley 268; Chris Hatcher 259; Mike Herman 256; Terry Sheppard 249; David Hennessee 247; Walter Hicks 247. Women: Carla Sessions 213-213-216-642; Dawna Taylor 192-240-209-641; Brenda Einhorn 201-203-235-639; Ruth Bache 210-192-234-636; Teri Smith 215-207-197-619.


Belvoir Research & Development Center. Men: Rich Goehner 225-217-207-649; Dave Mallery 222-210-600; Steve Harrison 203-202-574; Dennis Kilpatrick 207-202-556; Edward Purcell 190-555; Greg Reed 231; Craig Spisak 205; J.R. White 204; Pat Walker 202. Women: Janice Cephas 204-530; Judy Poppe 203-528; Charlotte Jordan 199-522; Sheila Cephas 506.

Friday Mixers. Men: Don Szamborski 225-196-607; Tom Opoien 212-199-601; Lexie Parrish 222; Dan Moore 213; Larry Grant 204; Jimmy Dupree 195; Mark Mims 194; Milt Roberts 194. Women: Theresa Hall-Sutton 228-216-214-658; Judy Poppe 209-193-189-591; Cheryl Mims 201-195-193-589; Jo Boehm 208-517; Diana Page 192-498; Pet Maxwell 183; Jo Ann Hinton 180; Liz Moore 179; Terri Hull 174; Liz Lynch 174.

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