Serving the Duckpin Industry Since 1981

A Look Back in Time

Duckpin News 15 Years Ago

Mar 21, 2017

Please enjoy reading the Spring 2002 issue of The Duckpin News.

Spring 2002 Duckpin News







A Look Back in Time

Duckpin News 15 Years Ago

dec 13, 2016

  • The NDBC announced its No. 1 ranked bowlers for the 2000-01 season — Theresa Vermillion of Harwood, MD was the No. 1 ranked woman for the second straight year with a 144.295 average and Greg Kraus of Bel Air, MD led the men with a 153.812 average for his first No. 1 title.
  • The NDYA and the duckpin industry lost two key youth program leaders when Norm Fleury of R.I. passed away on October 25 and Ray Askew of VA passed away on August 9.
  • Patty Palmer of Hampstead, MD won the WNDA Ladies Grand Prix at Suitland Bowl on November 17-18.
  • Don Dove of Abingdon, MD won the DPBA Men’s Masters at AMF College Park on November 17-18.
  • Theresa Blankenship of Olney, MD and Kevin Carr of Bowie, MD won the Howard Parsons Memorial Doubles Tournament at AMF College Park.
  • The NDBC announced its Hall of Fame inductees for their May awards banquet: Lindsay Hammonds, Bob Wilson, Scott Wolgamuth, Joe Rineer, and Carol Yingling.

More from "A Look Back"


Severna Park Lanes advertisement

Duckpin Proprietors Excited About Future

Oct 31, 2016

The Duckpin Bowling Proprietors Association of America held a meeting on Monday, October 24, in Atlantic City and enthusiasm still reigns among the owners. While various issues were discussed and the industry has shrunk over the years, those who still own and operate duckpin centers remain excited about the sport and what it has to offer.

DBPA Co-Presidents Ken Staub and Alyson Rineer Taylor led a close to two-hour meeting during which problems and opportunities were discussed. Recognizing that not every issue can be resolved immediately, the group felt the key focus should be on regional and national marketing to get more people bowling duckpins and help grow the game. They plan on consulting with bowling industry marketing professionals to brainstorm ideas.

The association has a lot on its plate but they are being aggressive and moving forward.

Patterson Lanes Changes Hands!

Oct 10, 2016

Ken Staub, owner of Glen Burnie Bowl and Stoneleigh Lanes, can now boast a third duckpin center as the veteran owner assumed the management and ownership of Patterson Lanes in Baltimore, which has served the community since 1927. Ken looks forward to Patterson Lanes remaining a vital part of the community. The center has just become a member of the Duckpin Bowling Proprietors of America. Good luck to Ken in his new venture.

News Archive

A Look Back in Time

Duckpin News 10 Years Ago

Oct 24, 2016

  • Amy Bisson (now Sykes) led the nation in women’s averages for a fifth straight season with a 151.053 for the NDBC 2005-06 rankings. The second ranked bowler was Sharon Shipley, who averaged 139.235.
  • 10 years after he achieved his first NDBC No. 1 men’s ranking, Don Dove was No. 1 again when his 152.219 average led the 2005-06 season.
  • Kendra Boswell of Portsmouth, VA won the WNDA Ladies Grand Prix at AMF Eastpoint in Baltimore. It was her 8th pro tour title.
  • Dennis Cabral of W. Warwick, R.I. won the DPBA Men’s Masters at AMF Westview in Baltimore, capturing his first championship.
  • Kristy Kropfelder of Baltimore won the WNDA Tour stop at Pinland Lanes on September 2-3. It was Kropfelder’s 1st tour win. When she defeated Robin Albert in the stepladder finals, it marked the first time in WNDA history that two sisters bowled against each other.
  • Richard Volpe won the RIDBA Winter Tournament series stop at Wickford Lanes in N. Kingstown on October 13-15.
  • Brad Kron won the RIDBA Winter Tournament Series stop at Town Hall Lanes in Johnston on November 24-26.
  • Member centers of the Duckpin Bowling Proprietors of America started becoming dual members of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America.
  • The National Duckpin Youth Association Stars of the Month for October were:
    • Pee Wee Girls - April Harding, White Oak Lanes
    • Prep Girls - Natalie Lau, Edgemere Lanes
    • Bantam Girls - Savannah Dodd, Edgemere Lanes
    • Junior Girls - April Collins, Balt. Travel & Nicole Poccia, Mac’s Bowl
    • Major Girls - Stephanie Cullison, Balt. Travel
    • Pee Wee Boys - Eric Carlson, Town Hall Lanes
    • Prep Boys - Jeffrey Wetzel, Dual Lanes
    • Bantam Boys - Dustyn Schline, AMF Southwest
    • Junior Boys - Jeremy Coulter, Dual Lanes
    • Major Boys - Erik Loteczka, T-Bowl Lanes

More from "A Look Back"

Paramount advertisement

Quick Hits

Jeffrey A. Wetzel Bowls 218 Game & 519 Set

Jeffrey A. Wetzel, a NDYA Major Division bowler (ages 16-21), rolled a 218 game and 519 set on Saturday, January 21, at Turner’s Dual Lanes in Hagerstown, MD. His other two games were 153 and 148. Jeffrey’s 218 game included six strikes (four in a row to start the game) and three spares. He will receive NDYA awards plaques for his game and set accomplishments. Feb 28, 2017

Morgan Crouse Bowls Her Highest Set

Morgan Crouse, a NDYA Junior Division bowler at AMF Dundalk (MD), bowled her highest set ever on Saturday, February 11, with a 442. Morgan had games of 161, 143, and 138. She earned a +75 pins-over-three-game-average key fob and emblems for +40 and +20 pins-over-average and 5 marks in a row. Congratulations! Feb 13, 2017

Mike Ware Bowls All-Mark 224 Game

Congratulations to Mike Ware who rolled an All-Mark 224 game on November 12 during the R.I. Duckpin Bowlers Association Tournament Series stop at Meadowbrook Lanes in Warwick. Mike's game included six strikes and four spares. Dec 12, 2016

Andrew Buckingham Bowls First 200 Game

Andrew Buckingham, an NDYA Junior bowler at AMF Dundalk (MD), rolled his first 207 game in the Fall Junior Major Doubles Tournament on Sunday, October 30. In his 207 game Andrew had a total of six strikes, including a four bagger. He also had a 498 three-game set. For his accomplishments Andrew will receive a 200 game plaque, four bagger emblem, 5 marks in a row emblem, and a +75 set key fob. Congratulations to Andrew Buckingham on his achievements! oct 31, 2016

Colby DeAntoniis Rolls First 200 Game

NDYA bowler Colby DeAntoniis already holds three youth world records — high average preps and bantams, plus high set bantams. Now he can add another accomplishment to his duckpin bowling resume — his first 200 game. Colby hit that score right on the button on Saturday, October 8, during league play at AMF Southwest in Linthicum. His game included six strikes with a four bagger and one spare. Colby will receive a NDYA 200 game plaque for his achievement. oct 24, 2016

Youth Bowls 199 Game

Zachary Simonelli, a 14-year old NDYA bowler, rolled a personal best 199 game on Saturday, October 15, at Town Hall Lanes in Johnston, RI. Zach's game included five strikes in a row. Congratulations Zachary! oct 18, 2016

 Back to Top