Ward wins Baltimore-Washington NABI title

Joseph Ward IV of Forestville, Md., added his second career National Amateur Bowlers (NABI) title to his list of bowling accomplishments when he won the Baltimore-Washington Region NABI Tournament conducted at AMF Bowie (Md.) Lanes, Nov. 23-24.

It took a handicap series score of 621 or higher in the semifinals for the top five bowlers to advance to the finals.

In match 1 of the stepladder finals, fifth seeded Joseph Gill, Pasadena, Md., defeated fourth seeded Eugene Trautman, Crownsville, Md., 204-192. Trautman pocketed the $100 check for 5th place. In match 2, third seeded Michael Thomas, Upper Marlboro, Md., stopped Gill from advancing any further, 215-173. Gill went home with the $130 4th place prize. Second seeded Ward beat Thomas by just four pins in match 3, 212-208. Thomas was paid $175 for placing third.

In the championship match, Ward was victorious over top seeded Darwin Fisher, Harrington, Del., 257-239, and claimed the $800 purse. In addition, Ward received 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.

“Lady luck was on my side tonight,” said Ward. “That’s what helped me win this tournament.”

Fisher left with the $400 runner-up prize.

Other cashers: Les Gay, Upper Marlboro, Md., 617, 6th place $95; Darnell Whitfield, Odenton, Md., 614, 7th place $90; Deborah Stump, Beltsville, Md., 611, 8th place $85; Betty Mead, Arlington, Va., 608, 9th place $80; Thomas Snow, Capital Heights, Md., 603, 10th place $78; Eric Elliott, Hyattsville, Md., and Gregory Edwards, Waldorf, Md., tied for 11th place with a handicap series of 600, $75 each; Dee Willis, Washington, D.C., 598, 13th place $72; Marcia Glaspie, Lanham, Md., 590, 14th place $70; Elmer Call, Bowie, Md., 588, 15th place $68; Melissa Slatky, York, Pa., 579, 16th place $66; William Heltzel Sr., York, Pa., 571, 17th place $64; Stephen Evan, Baltimore, Md., and Ricardo Willis, Washington, D.C., tied for 18th place with a handicap series score of 569, $61 each; Theresa Pounds, Abingdon, Md., and Angela Callen, Oxon Hill, Md., tied for 20th place with a handicap series score of 560, $56 each; Drexall Butler, Upper Marlboro, Md., 559, 22nd place $53; Richard Kuzak Sr., Glen Burnie, Md., 558, 23rd place $50; and Sharon Ambrose, Springdale, Md., 494, 24th place $45.



In a superb ending to the 2002 Professional Women’s Bowling Association season, the top eight tour members on the PWBA competition point list participated in the $25,000 PWBA Shootout hosted by the Texas Station Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 8.

This year’s participants included Michelle Feldman, Skaneateles, N.Y.; Leanne Barrette, Pleasanton, Calif.; Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, North Richland Hills, Texas; Kim Terrell, Antioch, Calif.; Kendra Gaines, Sebring, Fla.; Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nev.; Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla.; and Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y.

The rules of the Shootout, similar to a skins game, were based on a “must strike to win” principle. Each frame of the match was assigned a dollar value: Frames 1 thru 6 – $1,000, 7 and 8 – $2,000, 9th – $5000 and the 10th – $10,000. If three players recorded a strike in a frame, or if no player rolled a strike, the assigned money was carried over to the next frame. If two players struck in the same frame, the dollar value of the frame was split between them and if only one player bowled a strike in the frame she earned the full value of the frame.

Macpherson and Johnson tossed strikes in the opening frame and split $1,000. When Dorin-Ballard, Macpherson and Adler struck in frame 2, the money was carried over. Then Adler, Johnson and Dorin-Ballard struck in frame 3. Barrette, Macpherson and Adler fired strikes in frame 4. Johnson, Dorin-Ballard and Terrell blew the rack away in frame 5. The dollar value of next frame continued to build when Adler, Johnson and Dorin-Ballard swept the pins from the lane in frame 6. It was Gaines, Macpherson and Adler who knocked all the pins over in frame 7. When Macpherson and Adler were the only athletes to record strikes in the 8th frame, they split $9,000. The $,5000 money for the 9th frame was carried over when Johnson, Barrette and Gaines recorded strikes. Gaines and Johnson each pocketed $7,500 in the 10th frame when they were the only bowlers to roll strikes.

The $25,000 PWBA Shootout money was split as follows: Johnson – 1st and 10th – $8,000; Gaines – 10th – $7,500; Macpherson – 1st and 8th – $5,000; and Adler – 8th – $4,500.



In a moving ceremony at the Texas Station Bowling Center on Nov. 7, Professional Women’s Bowling Association President John Falzone inducted Dana Miller-Mackie, Albuquerque, N.M., and Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, Wash., into the PWBA Hall of Fame.

Selected by a distinguished panel of bowling writers, industry personnel and current Hall of Fame members, Miller-Mackie and Naccarato were inducted in the “performance” category.

Miller-Mackie ranks 13th all-time in earnings ($635,502) and 12th in titles (16). In addition to her PWBA Hall of Fame membership the two-time U.S. Open champion is also a member of the Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame (2001), the Women’s International Bowling Congress Hall of Fame (2000) and the Indian Sports Hall of Fame (1982). During her career she was a five-time WIBC All-American, a four-time Bowlers Journal International All-American, the 1984 New Mexico Athlete of the Year and a Robby Award winner in 1983.

Naccarato, who has not competed professionally for two years, ranks 19th all-time in earnings ($541,402) and 20th in titles (10). The former PWBA Player of the Year (1986) already is a member of the Ohio and Cleveland Women’s Bowling Association Halls of Fame (1988) and the Women’s International Bowling Congress Hall of Fame (1999). She holds several WIBC records including bowling the most consecutive strikes (40) and helping accumulate the highest mixed doubles (1,945) and team pin falls (3,184). Prior to 1997 she held the WIBC record for the highest series with an 864 (300-300-264). A two-time WIBC and Bowlers Journal International All-American, Naccarato also has won 9 PWBA regional titles and 11 Central Ohio state championships.



Anna Bell of Hicksville, N.Y., collected her tenth career Women’s All-Star Association title when she won the Gebhardt-New Jordan Lanes Open in Whitehall, Pa., on Nov. 9.

It took a total pinfall of 2,054 or higher for the 9-game qualifying round, a 228.2 average, for the top six athletes to advance to the match play round. Pins earned in the qualifying round were not carried over.

Bell finished with a match play record of 5 wins, 1 loss and total match play score of 1,570 (with bonus pins included) to win the top prize of $600.

Other match play finalists: Carol Crandall, Schenectady, N.Y., 4-2, 1499, 2nd place $350; Jennifer Russo, South Brunswick, N.J., 3-3, 1488, 3rd place $325; Carol Zarr, Milton, Pa., 3-3, 1417, 4th place $275; Tricia Renshaw, Newark, Del., 1-5, 1319, 5th place $250 plus 9-Game High Qualifier Award $50; and Sharon Zook, Oley, Pa., 2-4, 1254, 6th place $225.

Other cashers: Mechelle Moore, Peekskill, N.Y., 2046, 7th place $195; Diana Kurras, Bellport, N.Y., 2030, 8th place $180; Alice Foley, Dunmore, Pa., 2017, 9th place $165; Cara Lukosius, Brick, N.J., 2008, 10th place $150 plus $15 Alternate Fee; Denise Reichenbach, Milton, Pa., 2000, 11th place $135; Debbie Angst, East Northport, N.Y., 1999, 12th place $125; Linda Goodling, Willow Street, Pa., 1997, 13th place $115; Renee Serfass, Stroudsburg, Pa., 1995, 14th place $105; Deanna Cryan, Easton, Pa., 1993, 15th place $100; Dawn Fay, Manassas, Va., 1992, 16th place $90; Stephanie Peck, Wilkes Barre, Pa., 1985, 17th place $88; Cheryl Jones, Wilton, Conn., and Becky Kregling, Stratford, Conn., tied for 18th place with a total pinfall of 1980, $85 each; Lori Gerstl, Neshanic, Pa., 1973, 20th place $82; Vanessa Oliver, Bear, Del., 1965, 21st place $80; Liesl DiRocco, Boonton, N.J., 1962, 22nd place $78; Lori Gold, Howell, N.J., 1957, 23rd place $76; Susan Allen, Great Falls, Va., 1953, 24th place $74; Michelle Cauler, Millersville, Pa., 1945, 25th place $72; and Jodi Reppert, Lebanon, Pa., 1933, 26th place $70. 27th-30th place, Mary Lorah, Reading, Pa., 1924; Mary Folgore, Monroe Township, N.J., 1918; Linda Rose, North Arlington, N.J., 1918; and Alexis Lepore, Lyndhurst, N.J., 1915, $65 each. 31st-34th place, April Gornik, Mohrsville, Pa., 1911; Kristen Brill, Narvon, Pa., 1890; Karen Jordan, Wayne, N.J., 1888; and Magdalane Viemann, Belvidere, N.J., 1799, $60 each.



Linda Goodling of Willow Street, Pa., garnered her sixth career Women’s All-Star Association Senior Tour title when she won the Service Electric Cable TV-New Jordan Lanes Senior Open in Whitehall, Pa., on Nov. 9, with a 6-game total pinfall of 1,318.

Bowling games of 163, 159, 246, 259, 257 and 234, Goodling averaged 219.1 in winning her 5th senior title of the year. Goodling was presented the first place prize of $225.

Other cashers: Mary Lorah, Reading, Pa., 1308, 2nd place $175; Donalle Efort, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., 1284, 3rd place $150; Linda Rose, North Arlington, N.J., 1276, 4th place $125; Leeanna Smith, Bronx, N.Y., 1258, 5th place $100; Irene Greenhalgh, North Arlington, N.J., 1230, 6th place $75; Monica Donnelly, King of Prussia, Pa., 1222, 7th place $60; Donna Kemmerer, Coplay, Pa., 1184, 8th place $55; and Kathy Phillips, Philadelphia, Pa., 1176, 9th place $50.



Jean Zappulla of the Bronx, N.Y., earned her seventh career Women’s All-Star Association title when she won the Gebhardt-Rose Bowl Open in Allentown, Pa., on Nov. 10.

It took a total pinfall of 1,959 or higher for the 9-game qualifying round, a 217.6 average, for the top six contestants to advance to the match play round. Pins earned in the qualifying round were not carried over.

Zappulla finished with a match play record of 5 wins, 1 loss and total match play score of 1,574 (with bonus pins included) to win the tournament and claim the $600 champion’s check. Zappulla also earned the 9-Game High Qualifier Award of $50.

Other match play finalists: Denise Reichenbach, Milton, Pa., 3-3, 1467, 2nd place $325; Anna Bell, Hicksville, N.Y., 3-3, 1359, 3rd place $300; Becky Kregling, Stratford, Conn., 3-3, 1125, 4th place $250; Dawn Fay, Manassas, Va., 3-3, 1186, 5th place $225; and Alexis Lepore, Lyndhurst, N.J., 0-6, 1080, 6th place $200.

Other cashers: Terri Baldwin, Washington, N.J., and Jodi Reppert, Lebanon, Pa., tied for 7th place with a total pinfall of 1939, $170 each, Reppert also received the $15 Alternate Fee; Christine Mockenhaupt, Pompton Lakes, N.J., 1932, 9th place $140; Stacey Bokina, Pecoric, N.Y., 1921, 10th place $120; Denise Shearin, Lanham, Md., 1920, 11th place $110; Mary Lorah, Reading, Pa., 1918, 12th place $100; Jennifer Russo, South Brunswick, N.J., 1916, 13th place $95; Lisa Bowman, Strasburg, Pa., and Lori Gerstl, Neshanic, N.J., tied for 14th place with a total pinfall of 1913, $87.50 each; Sharon Zook, Oley, Pa., 1888, 16th place $75; Jody Musto, Schnectady, N.Y., 1877, 17th place $70; Cara Lukosius, Brick, N.J., 1859, 18th place $68; Cynthia Panker, Baltimore, Md., and Debbie Wolfe, Vienna, Va., tied for 19th place with a total pinfall of 1839, $65 each; and Liesl DiRocco, Boonton, N.J., 1822, 21st place $62. 22nd-26th place, Lisa Klem, Freeland, Va., 1818; Alice Foley, Dunmore, Pa., 1793; Cindy Nuzzi, Stamford, Conn., 1791; Karen Jordan, Wayne, N.J., 1786; and Michelle Guest, Hazelton, Pa., 1784, $60 each.



It was recently learned that Diane Marsiano of Stockton, Calif., rolled this highest triplicate in Women’s International Bowling Congress history last year. Marsiano had consecutive 279 games on Oct. 17, 2001 in the Women’s All-Star League at West Lane Bowl. It beat the old record of 268 by Merrill Alexander in Dallas, Texas in the 1980-81 season and by Alecia Kanazawa in Mountain View, Calif., in 1990-91.


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


Sunday Night. Men: Greg Wilhelm 255-214-661; Bobby McCoy 245; Phil Lindermuth 225; Brian Bartelt 213; Jim McGaughey 213; Ed Becher 209. Women: Dara Sewell 231; Christina Becher 179; Lisa Manganiello 179.

Kings & Queens. Men: Doug Woodberry 248-215-625; Jay Latney 205-207-600; Jim Christie 207-555. Women: Janice Burlovich 170-196-202-568; Marian Scharp 196-164-491; Penny Woodberry 173-179-488; Phyllis Vickers-Smith 160-173-456; Bonnie Guzman 157-165-453; Jayme Johnson 170; Judy Breeden 167; Sheila Allen 165.

Tuesday Seniors. Men: John Lyon 245-667; Louis Achille 194-549; Leroy Bertrand 178-504. Woman: Gladys LeVault 178-450.

Moonshiners. Men: Larry Wallace 228-201-245-674; Ricardo Birzack 251-236-671; Kevin Crawford 284-639; Mike Clark 244-205-622; Dan Whittler 194-224-204-622; Jeff Hooper 234; Peter Mattaliano 225; Damon Price 225; Tim Baransky 224; Mike Calkins 224. Women: Debbie Steele 168-204-211-583; Sonya Wilson 189-211-547; Denise Buckner 178-175-174-527; Val Barlow 174-183-160-517; Vicki Montgomery 200-157-155-512; Crysta Patterson 192; Sandy Hargis 182; Maggie Ruggiero 176; Phyllis Huckstep 174; Evelyn Klugh 174.

Strikes, Spares & Mrs. Tina Cech 218-169-198-585; Suzanne Lance 215-182-184-581; Sylvia Mobley 158-190-179-527; Monica Giggetts 191-192-511; Donna Koczot-Grant 155-174-168-497; Glenda Jones 202; Wanda Latham 184; Millie Neff 178; Kathy Hasiak 175; Evelyn Klugh 173.

Juniors, Youth. Boys: Scott Nalley 177; Darius Green 164. Girls: Angel McGuire 161; Christy Bierbaum 122; Nichole Welch 122.

Majors, Youth. Boys: Will Moon 191-203-543; Chris Matthews 212; Adam Fleming 209; Joe Illidge 195; Michael McCarthy 185; John Hicks 180. Girls: Crystal McGuire 191-182-145-518; Nikki Bowman 190; Melissa Burcham 190.



Sunday Mixers. Men: Rick Collins 233-219-212-664; Jim Stepanich 255-210-661; Tamer McGuire 234-225-628; Doug Hammers 213-211-202-626; Jimmy Reeve 222-206-623; Larry Hayes 256; Jack Ondo 247; Al Massey 246; Pat Pinterics 244; Earl Cephas 237; Dave Powell 237. Women: Debbie Collins 225-574; Sheila Cephas 206-201-562; Patti Nailor 196-557; Val Greer 222-546; B.J. Scott 193-540; Fran Hobson 214; Lavonna Lee 202.

Monday Early. Men: Tom Owens 202-226-232-660; Dwayne Skiles 242-203-630; Andrew Jackson 217-210-201-628; Bud Welch 268; Bryan Wertz 231; Harry Sellers 224. Women: Penny Smith 191-182-191-564; Linda McGuire 200-165-197-562; Rebecca Toman 196-192-535; Charlotte Clemens 216; Linda Chappell 204; Kim Chappell 200; Jean Gillis 200.

Dale City Men’s Commerical. Terry Nold 259-257-248-764; Ken Szymanski 210-269-245-724; Rick Adams 255-248-202-705; Ray Clark 212-265-221-698; Mike Caruso 248-218-224-690; Rafael Mendoza 279; Vinnie Murabito 275; Glenn Keffer 268; Tim Markish 266; Buster Hodson 258.

Merchants. Men: Ricky Wallace 270-254-258-782; Bruce McClung 223-255-236-714; Joe Herman 267-224-215-706; Mark Glover 227-238-228-693; Bud Welch 258-194-233-685; Lee Stalsworth 266; Onan Bomar 257; Glenn Keffer 256; Mike Herman Jr. 253; Rick Coulson 248; Bob Gift 248. Women: Carla Sessions 214-194-213-621; Dawna Taylor 190-215-212-617; Christine Cahow 225-217-167-609; Candy Grimsley 204-193-210-607; Deb Sweeney 186-203-199-588; Teri Smith 237; Casey Felgar 225; Kim Hood 223; Barbara Peters 221; Ivy Heishman 216.

Ladies Nite Out. Terri Franklin 255-215-216-686; Sherry McKinney 203-215-227-645; Sharon Poole 186-207-215-608; Debra Batchelor 177-199-221-597; Docie Whitlock 185-212-194-591; Andrea Turner 236; Susie New 225; Alicia Alston 213; Peggy Shannon-Lomax 207; Beverly Hargrove 206.


Belvoir Research & Development Center. Men: Rick Sprague 204-201-591; Larry Barlow 236-585; Brian Swiss 213-200-583; Rich Goehner 206-568; Don Wong 195-560; Pat Walker 215; Steve Harrison 209; Mark Poppe 203. Women: Sheila Cephas 207-522; Joanna Kamerer 180-507; Jena Reed 188-501; Judy Poppe 191-496; Keesha Edwards 201-479.

Friday Mixers. Men: Mark Mims 243-610; Jim Lynch 208-206-608; Todd Adcock 204; Larry Grant 204; Tom Opoien 204; J.T. Brown 199; Mark Poppe 198. Women: Sun Opoien 235-557; Cheryl Mims 200-175-543; Judy Poppe 198-198-543; Linda Beghtol 190-168-507; Deanie Deitterick 187-168-504; Diana Page 175-171-504; Kim Ryan 193; Jo Boehm 181; Linda Hopkins 171; Pet Maxwell 170; Edie Bartlett 168.


Garrisonville Girls. Kim Hood 216-498; Wanda Andrews 168-178-150-496; Linda Chappell 184-152-159-495; Marilyn Griveas 190; Marva Burr 172; Janet Alexander 169; Marilyn Love 169.

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