Moore wins first NABI title

Andre Moore of Baltimore, Md., captured his first career National Amateur Bowlers title when he won the NABI Labor Day Open hosted by the Crofton (Md.) Bowling Centre, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Moore earned $2,000 for his championship performance.

It took a handicap series score of 647 or higher in the semifinals for the top eight contestants to advance to the finals.

In round 1, a three-way “Shootout” match, sixth seeded Darnell Whitfield, Odenton, Md., blasted eighth seeded Tanya Elliott, Hyattsville, Md., and seventh seeded Carlo Tripodi, Arnold, Md., 274-200-188. Elliot picked up $240 for 7th place and Tripodi put the $225 prize money for 8th place in his pocket. Whitfield defeated fourth seeded Paul Rivers Jr., Fort Washington, Md., and fifth seeded Sonja Debrew, Waldorf, Md., 215-191-187, in round 2. Rivers went home with $270 for 5th place and Debrew secured the 6th place prize of $260. In round 3, third seeded Moore lashed second seeded Raynard Nowden, Bowie, Md., and Whitfield, 227-197-194. Nowden departed with the 3rd place check worth $370 and Whitfield made $350 for finishing in 4th place.

In the championship round, Moore was victorious over top seeded Jeff Pyles, Lanham, Md., 250-218. In addition to the prize money, Moore was presented a championship jacket with a paid entry into the 2003 NABI National Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, Nev., and secured reserved seating to the Tournament of Champions Banquet.

“When I opened in the 3rd frame of the title match, I got nervous,” said Moore, who has only been a NABI member for 6 months. “I told myself to relax. It worked. When I hit my five bagger (5 strikes in-a-row, frames 4-8), I knew it put a lot of pressure on Jeff. It feels really good to win my first NABI title.”

Pyles netted $1,000 for 2nd place.

The tournament drew 277 entries.

Other cashers: Craig Brown, Springdale, Md., 643, 9th place $180; Tom Kim, Fairfax Station, Va., 642, 10th place $165; Melvin Tolson Jr., Suitland, Md., 636, 11th place $150; Floyd Pugh Jr., Fort Washington, Md., 634, 12th place $140; Sean Belton, Upper Marlboro, Md., 632, 13th place $135; with Norman Crawford, Mitchellville, Md., and Michael Thomas, Upper Marlboro, Md., tied for 14th place, 625, $127 each. 16th-17th place, Dale Hartman, Kensington, Md., 621; and Ronald Steele, Forestville, Md., 616, $125 each. 18th-21st place, Stephen Evan, Millersville, Md., 615; Kevin Langford, Pasadena, Md., 613; Bradford Payton, Oxon Hill, Md., 613; Ella Wheaton, Rockville, Md., 612; and Mark Kight, Baltimore, Md., 612, $115 each. 23rd-27th place, Robert James, Hillcrest Heights, Md., 610; Sheritha McKenzie, Joppa, Md., 607; Kevin Blanks, Bowie, Md., 598; Andrew Johnson Jr., Washington, D.C., 598; and Ron Workman, Waldorf, Md., 596, $105 each. 28th-33rd place, Melissa Geisler, York, Pa., 595; Yvette Ford, Clinton, Md., 594; Betty Mead, Arlington, Va., 593; Michael Slatky, York, Pa., 591; Ursula Stephens, Gaithersburg, Md., 588; and Sharon Ambrose, Springdale, Md., 584, $100 each.



Martin Toman of Woodbridge, Va., was presented the Nation’s Capital Area Bowling Association Triple Crown Award on Sept. 5 for bowling the highest game, highest series and for having the highest average in the Original Thursday League at AMF Dale City Lanes during the 2001-2002 season.

Toman rolled a perfect “300” game; a 739 scratch series; and finished with a 223 average.



Adrienne Oshman of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., earned her second career Women’s All-Star Association title when she won the Roto Grip-Lakewood (N.J.) Lanes WASA Open, Sept. 7.

It took a total pinfall of 1,988 or higher for the 9-game qualifying round, a 220.8 average, for the top six bowlers to advance to the match play round. Pins earned in the qualifying round were not carried over.

When Oshman bowled a 250 game in winning her 5th match, she vaulted from 5th place to 2nd place. In the final position round match, the 24-year-old Oshman, a graduate of Sacred Heart University and winner of two gold and one silver medal in the 16th World Maccabi Games, defeated top seeded Denise Reichenbach, Milton, Pa., 228-207, to win the event. Reichenbach’s loss dropped her to 4th place.

Oshman finished with a match play record of 4 wins, 2 losses and total match play score of 1,405 (with bonus pins included) to claim the $600 purse.

Other match play finalists: Lisa Bowman, Strasburg, Pa., 5-1, 1387, 2nd place $325; Karen Jordan, Wayne, N.J., 4-2, 1376, 3rd place $300; Reichenbach, 3-3, 1370, 4th place $275 plus 9-Game High Qualifier Award $50; Carol Zarr, Milton, Pa., 2-4, 1318, 5th place $250; and Christine Mockenhaupt, Pompton Lakes, N.J., 0-6, 1174, 6th place $225.

Other cashers: Linda Goodling, Willow Street, Pa., 1954, 7th place $185 plus $15 Alternate Fee; Tricia Renshaw, Newark, Del., 1940, 8th place $165; Lori Henry, Leighton, Pa., 1934, 9th place $150; Kelly Borysiewicz, Franklin Square, N.Y., 1921, 10th place $135; Beth Picone, Morganville, N.J., 1918, 11th place $120; Darcey Gallogly, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1889, 12th place $110; Becky Mullen, Manahawkin, N.J., 1882, 13th place $105; Diana Lewis, Allentown, Pa., 1881, 14th place $100; Cara Lukosius, Brick, N.J., 1880, 15th place $95; Sandy Venere, Philadelphia, Pa., 1872, 16th place $90; Liesl DiRocco, Boonton, N.J., 1862, 17th place $85; Rebecca Webb-Daughtry, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1859, 18th place $80; Jodi Reppert, Lebanon, Pa., 1857, 19th place $75; Jayne Lampugnani, Philadelphia, Pa., 1833, 20th place $70; and Linda Rose, North Arlington, N.J., 1828, 21st place $65. 22nd-25th place, Dawn Fay, Alexandria, Va., 1827; Marlene Mirabile, Coram, N.Y., 1826; Sophie Farrell, Windsor, Conn., 1820; and Tracey Beck, Lancaster, Pa., 1809, $60 each.



Alice Foley of Dunmore, Pa., collected her second career Women’s All-Star Association title when she won the Howell (N.J.) Lanes WASA Open, Sept. 8.

It took a total pinfall of 1,968 or higher for the 9-game qualifying round, a 218.6 average, for the top six athletes to advance to the match play round. Pins earned in the qualifying round were not carried over.

Foley, a Junior Olympic Gold National finalist and an 8-time State Junior Champion, compiled a match play record of 6 wins, no losses and total match play score of 1,583 (with bonus pins included) to win the top prize of $600. In addition, Neil Feingold, proprietor of Howell Lanes and tournament sponsor, presented Foley with a special $100 prize for rolling the highest game in the match play round, 257.

Stacey Bokina, Peconic, N.Y., and Dawn Fay, Alexandria, Va., each rolled a 298 WIBC Honor Award game during the qualifying round.

Other match play finalists: Tracy Ward, Branford, Conn., 4-2, 1358, 2nd place $325; Stacey Bokina, 2-4, 1312, 3rd place $300 plus 9-Game High Qualifier Award $50; Karen Jordan, Wayne, N.J., 2-4, 1243, 4th place $275; Diane MacLeod, Bricktown, N.J., 2-4, 1159, 5th place $250; and Linda Rose, North Arlington, N.J., 2-4, 1117, 6th place $225.

Other cashers: Christine Slominski, Taylor, Pa., 1928, 7th place $195; Dawn Fay, Alexandria, Va., 1927, 8th place $175; Mary Folgore, Monroe Township, N.J., 1920, 9th place $155; Linda Goodling, Willow Street, Pa., 1918, 10th place $145; Christine Mockenhaupt, Pompton Lakes, N.J., 1903, 11th place $130 plus $15 Alternate Fee; Kelly Borysiewicz, Franklin Square, N.Y., 1895, 12th place $120; Cara Lukosius, Brick, N.J., 1885, 13th place $110; Valarie Johannessen, Ledgewood, N.J., 1874, 14th place $100; Jayne Lampugnani, Philadelphia, Pa., 1870, 15th place $95; Lucy Donnantuono, Monmouth Junction, N.J., 1866, 16th place $90; Tracy Beck, Lancaster, Pa., 1863, 17th place $85; Becky Kregling, Stratford, Conn., 1861, 18th place $80; Denise Reichenbach, Milton, Pa., 1849, 19th place $75; and Michelle Everwine, Paulsboro, Pa., 1820, 20th place $70. 21st-27th place, Liesl DiRocco, Boonton, N.J., 1813; Jean Zappulla, Bronx, N.Y., 1808; Margery Cook-Bowers, Baldwin, Md., 1790; Lisa Bowman, Strasburg, Pa., 1789; Jennifer Russo, North Brunswick, N.J., 1754; Kristen Yeagley, Lebannon, Pa., 1753; and Sandy Venere, Philadelphia, Pa., 1739, $65 each.



Bowling businesspeople Terry Brenneman, York, Pa.; Ruth Macklin, New York City, N.Y.; Jerry Ray, Austin, Texas; and John Sommer, Rockford, Ill., have been named to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame Board of Trustees. Their terms run through the summer of 2005. The board is the governing body of the IBM/HF.



Storm Products, Inc. has announced that USA Bowling and the United States Olympic Committee have commissioned the company to create a limited edition bowling ball, “USA Gold.”

The USA Gold bowling ball features gold logos, and a medium high differential weight block encompassed by a red/blue, two-color reactive ACCU-Tread(TM) coverstock for excellent performance. A limited number of USA Gold bowling balls are available at this time.

Each USA Gold bowling ball is sequentially numbered, from 001-999. A percentage of the proceeds of each sale will go to USA Bowling and the USOC.



A Youth/Adult Classic Doubles Tournament sponsored by Sports Plus/Carmen Don Pro Shop will be conducted on Sept. 22 at AMF Annandale Lanes.

This event will have two divisions: Division I – Team Average 350 and Above; and Division II – Team Average 349 and Below.

Optional Youth Handicap and Scratch Singles Divisions will be available.

Squads will bowl at 1 and 3 p.m. Registration will start at noon and 2 p.m.

Bowlers are afforded the opportunity to bowl in both squads and with multiple partners.

For more information, telephone the Tournament Director at (703) 751-4255.



The first ever Brunswick Senior World Open has been scheduled for Oct. 5-11 at the Orleans Bowling Center, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

This new event, open to all bowlers male or female age 50 or over, will guarantee a $200,000 prize fund and a $30,000 top prize, the largest in senior bowling.

“The senior bowlers are the people who built the foundation for this sport, and they deserve a top quality event with significant prize money,” said Pinacle Events President Steve Sanders. In addition to title sponsor Brunswick, the new event has the backing of The Orleans, National Airlines and Turbo 2-N-1 Grips.

For entries submitted before Sept. 23 – mail entry form to Senior World Open, P.O. Box 95, Syosset, N.Y. 11791; or Fax (credit card) entry to (516) 364-0839; or enter on-line (credit card) at; or telephone entry (credit card) to 1 (877) 900-6464; or walk into The Orleans Bowling Center and complete registration for the event.

For more information, telephone Pinacle Events toll free at 1 (877) 900-6464.



The 10th annual multi-state regional East Coast Bowling Centers Convention will be held Dec. 2,3, and 4 at Bally’s Park Place Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

This bowling industry trade show will feature speakers at the general sessions; seminars on bowling programs, pro shop operations with BPAA industry updates; exhibits and entertainment.

This is an excellent opportunity to evaluate merchandise, find new supply sources and establish new business relationships.

To obtain additional information or register for the event, telephone the ECBCC Office at (973) 812-6536, by FAX to (973) 812-6529 or on their website:


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:


Kings & Queens. Men: Doug Woodberry 224-226-629; Bob Woodberry 224; Tom Shick 213. Women: Janice Burlovich 155-169-167-491; Ginni Gutridge 179; Elaine Bedard 176; Penny Woodberry 156; Sheila Allen 150.

Original Thursday. Men: Raymond Clark 224-214-202-640; Peter Klucefski 248-194-193-635; Kenneth Bond 194-205-235-634; John Lyon 190-197-247-634; Douglas Ruzicka 192-225-206-623; Lee Baughman 248; Christopher Grecek 246; Hugh Schmidt 237. Women: Antoinette Burke 174-217-207-598; Deborah Steele 187-174-177-538; Wendy Demsko 172-187-178-537; Deborah Martin 192-174-170-536; Rebecca Toman 171-179-177-527.

Juniors, Youth. Boys: Jason Demsko 146-179-170-495; Torrence Marunda 109-181-185-475; Matt McCormick 165-145-133-443; Matt Dillon 135-135-172-442. Girls: Angel McGuire 149-161-164-474; Allyson Fair 126.

Majors, Youth. Boys: Chris Merrill 236-153-265-654; Will Moon 191-208-201-600; Chris Moses 169-180-176-525; Robert Demsko 225; John Hicks 214; Jon Merrill 198; Jeff Moon 181. Girls: Crystal McGuire 163-176-478; Letisha Giggetts 169; Dawn Demsko 161.



Sunday Mixers. Men: Rick Collins 238-233-215-686; Alex Morris 279-224-683; Jack Ondo 247-238-660; Doug Hammers 260-233-655; Grover Noel 236-221-655; Andrew Brathwaite 267; Dick West 254. Women: Janice Cephas 217-201-590; Janet Harrison 210-204-587; Sheila Cephas 224-203-575; Barbara Reeve 201-556; Fran Hobson 202-552; Patricia Wingers 202.

Monday Early. Men: Ray Noel 208-244-205-657; Bud Welch 227-217-636; James Brandt 237-234-631; Dwayne Skiles 237; Bryan Wertz 228; Rick Norton 227; Jim Noyes 227. Women: Verna Swift 172-176-191-539; Sharon Smith 194-191-526; Tiffany Hill 154-157-212-523; Linda Chappell 194; Vanessa Weedon 194; Linda McGuire 193; Marilyn Mallery 188.

Dale City Men’s Commerical. Ken Szymanski 265-258-217-740; Rodney Cahow 253-202-278-733; Andrew Campbell 224-211-278-713; Ray Clark 208-243-233-684; Clarence Potter 255-235-194-684; Rafael Mendoza 257; Mike Robinson 256; Jim Troutman 255; Martin Toman 249; Ken Pritchar 247; Nick Ruiz 247.

Merchants. Men: David Edge Jr. 223-265-233-721; Mark Glover 226-236-256-718; Ray Brunner 198-247-236-681; Butch Groves 257-237-676; William Bryan 233-259-673; Jim Einhorn 263; Bob Gift 244; Robert Lawrence 244; Breton Bridges 243; Brian Blatt 242. Women: Tiffany Franklin 221-237-227-685; Carla Sessions 235-213-214-662; Ruth Bache 187-236-233-656; Dawn Fay 247-202-203-652; Candy Grimsley 177-175-236-588; Dawn Summers 198-253-588; Deb Sweeney 222; Barbara Toman 215; Nan Hakenson 213; Pam Shepherd 206; Joilita Perry 203.

Ladies Nite Out. Sharon Poole 168-225-230-623; Terri Franklin 180-196-232-608; Debra Batchelor 185-198-215-598; Docie Whitlock 223-184-186-593; Andrea Turner 212-152-204-568; Nancy Mankin 238; Sonya Wilson 226; Margaret Rhodes 211; Lynn Frechette 205; Alicia Alston 203; Gelnda Brown 203; Yvonne Hansche 203.

Thursday Early (Aug. 29). Men: Brad Strickland 269-232-670; Rick Collins 195-237-219-651; Danny Sams 224-223-630; Glen Keffer 223-219-607; Matt Matsuda 194-212-589; Randy McNeal 254; Tony Karnas 245; Arin Durr 243; Phil Reynolds 224; Skip Barg 219. Women: Missi Strickland 168-181-197-546; Jackie King 167-153-223-543; Judy Poppe 167-200-169-536; Val Greer 178-169-181-528; Debbie Collins 162-211-513; Lynda Watkins 187; Lela Casdorph 181; Lavana Lee 182; Patsy Corbin 176; Doreen Lawrence 176; Doris Lenyon 172.

Thursday Early (Sept. 5). Men: Ken Catterton 236-223-632; Brad Strickland 203-200-205-608; Gene Holleman 559; Dick West 215-552; Brian Richard 228-550; Arin Durr 211; Danny Sams 209; LeRoy Garza 208; Lenard Davis 204; Morris Lenyon 203. Women: Missi Strickland 196-192-172-560; Barbee Moomaw 182-216-158-556; Jackie King 176-194-184-554; Debbie Collins 177-175-194-546; Lela Casdorph 155-159-212-526; Barbara Peters 199; Vicky Whalen 199; Louise King 197; Val Greer 196; Rita Winston 194; Patsy Corbin 192.


Friday Mixers. Men: Dan Moore 215; Mark Mims 201; Mike Ryan 197; Jimmy Dupree 192; Charles Lee 192. Women: Cheryl Mims 199-178-178-555; Theresa Sutton 177-176-503; Judy Poppe 175; Pet Maxwell 171; Jo Boehm 170; Maggi Patton 169; Liz Moore 168.


Ladies Nite Out Trio, Bowl America Woodbridge, presented 2002 end-of-summer-season team and individual achievement awards in each of the following categories:

Team Champions. Team 1, 3 Aces; Members: Charlene Edwards, Lee Jacob and Pamela Hurlbrink, 58 Wins and 40 Losses.

High Series, Handicap. Team 3, Three 4 Fun; Members: Lela Casdorph, Debbie Collins and Wendy Wingers, 2001. Individual: Ivy Heishman, 731.

High Series, Scratch. Team 7, Lucky Seven; Members: Debra Batchelor, Shigeko Batchelor and Mary Payne, 1638. Individual: Debbie Collins, 603.

High Game, Handicap. Team 10, Ten; Members: Lorrie D’Amico-Branch, Laurel Mchargue and Pamela Hechmer, 732. Individual: Lela Casdorph, 296.

High Game, Scratch. Team 2, Family Affair; Members: Nell Foster, Louise Langhorne and Margaret Rhodes, 563. Individual: Debra Batchelor and Andrea Turner tied for the award, 257.

High Average: Debra Batchelor, 193.

Most Improved: Pamela Hurlbrink, +10 pins.

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