National Duckpin Youth Association
Jane Hudgins, President
Duckpin Bowling Affected His Life
July 10, 2017
Mr. Ferry might remember me. My name is Mark Clarke and I bowled for years at his establishment Town Hall Lanes in Johnston, RI. I wanted to take a moment to share how this organization changed my life.
I started bowling with my Dad in 1965 at the Attleboro Bowladrome. I was 7 years old....a fat, uncoordinated kid who had terrible motor skills and was pretty much laughed at and picked on. It was thought I would never be really good at anything physical. As time went on I found out that I liked duckpins and was getting pretty good at it. I bowled youth league but there was no real organization. Everything was strictly local based.
My skills improved and in 1973 at age 15 we were told there was now a national organization where we could win awards and be recognized. Through the season I most likely drove my coaches crazy sending in for awards and my Mom busy sewing them on my shirt. Most important I was gaining confidence that the kid nobody wanted in gym class could be at the top of a game.
At the End of the season we were told there would be a Massachusetts State Tournament where the winning team would represent the state at a National Tournament in Washington, D.C. Our team was formed which I was named Captain. When it was over our team tied another team. After two days of checking we were declared the winners due to an over age member on the opposing team. From uncoordinated kid to State Team Champion my name got known and I broke out of my shell. We didn't do well at Nationals but I did have the highest three game set for the state of Massachusetts.
To shorten this up greatly I went on to bowl on the Pro Tour for a few years and was ranked in the top 10 average in R.I. two years. Duckpins and the NDYA changed my life and helped me to having a brief career hosting my own radio show in Providence. I wanted to share my story in the hope that someone else who felt as if did growing up will see there is something for them, too.
My state trophy is my most prized possession and I thank the NDYA for giving me the start I needed. Happy summer to all and continued success to the organization and it's members.
Mark W Clarke
44th Annual NDYA National Tournament Results
June 27, 2017
- Preps - Laurel Lanes, CT
- Bantams - Highland Bowl, CT
- Juniors - Glen Burnie Bowl, MD
- Majors - Wickford Lanes, RI
Zander Beddow Rolls Second 200 Game!
June 16, 2017
There must be something about competing in major youth tournaments that brings out the best in Zander Beddow. First, in the National Invitationals, Zander bowled an all-mark 213 game at AMF Southwest on February 17. The Marylander then followed that up with an all-wood 207 game in the Maryland Invitationals last Sunday, June 11, at AMF Pikesville. His game included 5 strikes and 4 spares.
Field Set for 44th Annual National Duckpin Youth Championships
June 15, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017 @10:00 AM
4991 Fairview Avenue
Linthicum, MD 21090
- Teams (four age groups - Preps, Bantams, Juniors, Majors)
- Six regions competing - CT, RI, VA, Northeastern MD, Southwestern MD, Western MD
- Three games plus handicap
Big Games Bowled in Southwestern MD NDYA State Tournament
Apr 24, 2017
Last weekend, April 15-16, saw some big scores produced in the Southwestern MARYLAND NDYA State Tournament at AMF Southwest in Linthicum). Tops for the event was a 213 game tossed by Kyle Bull. Kyle's game included six strikes (4 in a row) and three spares. Kyle will receive a 200 game plaque and Four Bagger emblem from the National Duckpin Youth Association.
Other bowlers who approached 200 were:
Zachary Richards - 199 (needed 8 on his 10th frame spare and got 7)
Colby DeAntoniis - 194
Colt Zimmerman - 191
Lasia. Washington - 148 all wood game
Congratulations to the 2017 Bill Yingling Memorial Scholarship Winners
Mar 16, 2017
Morgan Crouse (161-143-138=442) of AMF Dundalk in Dundalk, MD and Colby DeAntoniis (140-155-139=434) of AMF Southwest in Linthicum, MD were the 2017 Bill Yingling Memorial $250 Scholarship Winners. Scholarships are awarded for the hightest scratch series bowled by a boy and girl in February.
Hagerstown Youth Bowler Receives Awards Plaques
Mar 13, 2017
Jeffrey Wetzel, of Hagerstown, MD, received his NDYA awards plaques for the 218 game and 519 set he bowled on January 21 at Turner's Dual Lanes. The plaques were presented to Jeffrey at the youth program end-of-season awards party.
Rhode Island Celebrates Youth/Adult Tourney Champs
Mar 10, 2017
The annual Rhode Island Youth/Adult Doubles Tournament took place in February and March at Town Hall Lanes in Johnston and the following teams emerged as champions.
PREPS (ages 7-9)
Brandon Simonelli and Chris Castiglioni
BANTAMS (ages 10-12)
Kodi Brown and Tom LIschio, Wickford Lanes
JUNIORS (ages 13-15)
Devin Roberts and Michael Ferris, Wickford Lanes
MAJORS (ages 16-21)
Julie Alves and Zeke Falero, Town Hall Lanes
Bingo to Benefit NDYA Set for March 18
Mar 8, 2017
N44. You know the game — Bingo. On Saturday, March 18, a Bingo night will be held with proceeds benefiting the NDYA 44th annual National Tournament and the St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. Spread the word. View the flyer
Rhode Island Youth Champions Crowned
Feb 14, 2017
The Rhode Island State Bowling Proprietors Association held its Junior Singles and Doubles Tournament last month at the Bowling Academy in E. Providence. The winners were:
- Major Division (16-21) - Andrew Mello, Town Hall Lanes
- Junior Division (13-15) - Johnny Quigley, Wickford Recreation
- Bantam Division (10-12) - Kodi Brown, Wickford Recreation
- Prep Division (7-9) - Connor Volpe, Wickford Recreation
- Pee Wee Division (6 & under) - Christopher Pelopida, Town Hall Lanes
- Major Division - Andrew Mello & Alexis Harpin, Town Hall Lanes
- Junior Division - Johnny Quigley & Ben Westrbook, Wickford Recreation
- Bantam Division - Connor Volpe & Kodi Brown, Wickford Recreation
- Prep Division - Kodin Flagg & Samantha Boudreau, Town Hall Lanes
2017 NDYA National Tournament
NDYA Award Winners
Send us your award winners!
Stoneleigh Lanes (MD) - Mar 22, 2017
AMF Southwest (MD) - Mar 22, 2017
Greenmount Bowl (MD) - Mar 9, 2017
Mt. Airy Lanes (MD) - Mar 9, 2017
Victory Lanes (VA) - Mar 8, 2017
AMF Dundalk (MD) - Feb 27, 2017
Meadowbrook Lanes (RI) - Feb 3, 2017
Turner's Dual Lanes (MD) - Jan 31, 2017
Results for Youth Winter Tour Triples at Stoneleigh Lanes
Jan 24, 2017
The Youth Winter Tour Triples at Stoneleigh Lanes took place on Sunday, January 22. Congratulations to the winners!
Results for Youth/Adult Tourney at Glen Burnie
Dec 19, 2016
The annual Glen Burnie Bowl Youth /Adult Thanksgiving Tournament took place on Sunday, November 27. Congratulations to the winners!
Awards Day at AMF Dundalk (MD)
Nov 7, 2016
Throughout the season, AMF Dundalk’s NDYA Program Director Andy Clemens conducts awards ceremonies to present the various awards earned by his leagues’ bowlers. This is an outstanding form of recognition. This past Saturday, November 5, Andrew Buckingham was presented his 207 game plaque and also pictured are the Pee Wees and Preps who won awards. Congratulations bowlers! (Photos by Andy Clemens).
Pee Wee & Prep Winners
Glen Burnie Bowl Youth Receive Norm Fleury All-American Plaques
Nov 3, 2016
Three Glen Burnie Bowl NDYA bowlers were recently presented their Norm Fleury All-American plaques for being in the top five averages in their age division for the 2015-16 season. Pictured are Madison Braun (Pee Wees), Haille Treadaway (Bantams), and David Newman (Bantams).
Buckingham & Crouse Team Up to Win Doubles Event
Oct 31, 2016
The Fall Junior Major Doubles Tournament was held on Sunday, October 30, at AMF Dundalk (MD). This NDYA sanctioned tournament had a total of 16 teams with bowlers from AMF Dundalk and Glen Burnie Bowl participating. The top three finishers were:
1st Place - Andrew Buckingham and Morgan Crouse - 1095
2nd Place - Mallory Dunker and Zach Richardson - 988
3rd Place - Matt Buckingham and Elizabeth Crampton - 959
High Scratch Game Girls - 137 - Mallory Dunker, Sarah Klingelhofer, Morgan Crouse
High Scratch Game Boys - 207 - Andrew Buckingham
Colby DeAntoniis Receives NDYA World Record Plaque
Sep 10, 2016
Last season Colby DeAntoniis set a new NDYA World Record for Bantam boys (ages 10-12) average with 136. He accomplished that in league play at AMF Southwest (MD). Today, prior to his youth league, AMF Southwest General Manager Ann Miller presented the award plaque to Colby. Congratulations Colby!
Previously: Colby DeAntoniis Breaks His Own Bantam Division Three-Game Record
Besides finishing second in the boys division in this past weekend's NIT at AMF Southwest, Colby DeAntoniis, a NDYA Bantam Division (ages 10-12) bowler from Glen Burnie, MD, walked away with two other amazing accomplishments. His first three games of 190, 149 and 164 gave Colby a 503 set, his first 500+ set, which eclipsed his 496 Bantam boys world record, which he bowled last November 7. Colby will receive plaques from the NDYA for both accomplishments. Congratulations!
Dual Lanes Youth Bowlers Receive NDYA Awards
sep 25, 2016
Three NDYA bowlers at Turner's Dual Lanes in Hagerstown, MD were presented their award plaques yesterday for some recent accomplishments.
- Austin Cline - plaques for 227 game & 503 set
- Austin Cline - plaque for 2015-16 Junior Boy NDYA/WNDA/DPBA Star of the Year
- Kiara Cline - plaque for 2015-16 Prep girl NDYA/WNDA/DPBA Star of the Year
- Paris Randall - Plaque for 2015-16 Bantam girl NDYA/WNDA/DPBA Star of the Year
Congratulations to each bowler!
Fall Junior/Major Doubles Tour Announced
sep 12, 2016
The annual AMF Dundalk Fall Doubles Tournament will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2016 (no Ravens game that day). Squad times are 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. The tournament is open to NDYA sanctioned Juniors (ages 13-15) and Majors (ages 16-21) and doubles teams may be any combination. Bowlers will roll three games and receive handicap based on current league averages as of October 16. Prizes (Chick-Fil-A gift cards) will be awarded based on entries. Entry fee is $10 per bowler ($20 per team) and re-entries are allowed. The entry deadline is October 23. For more information or to register, e-mail Andrew.Clemens@yahoo.com.
NDYA Stars of the Month
The boy and girl each month in each age division who bowl the highest scratch games are recognized as Stars of the Month. Star Award winners receive special awards.
NDYA Stars of the Year
The boy and girl in each age division who bowl the highest scratch games for the year are recognized as Stars of the Year. Star Award winners receive special awards.
All-Americans & Larochelle Awards
The National Duckpin Youth Association recognizes high average bowlers each season with awards in Norm Fleury All-American, Archie Larochelle and Evelyn Larochelle categories.
Matt Buckingham Rolls 500 Set
Matt Buckingham, a NDYA major division bowler at AMF Dundalk (MD), rolled a 500 set on Sunday, March 26, during the NDYA Northeastern Maryland state tournament. His games were 186, 158 and 156. Matt will receive a 500 set award plaque from the NDYA. Mar 28, 2017
Gene Potter Rolls 221 Game
Gene Potter, a 20-year-old Major Division bowler, bowled a 221 game during NDYA league play at Town Hall Lanes in Johnston, R.I. on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Gene's game included seven strikes, including five in a row. He will receive a 200 Game Award Plaque from the NDYA. Mar 28, 2017
More High Youth Scores from AMF Dundalk (MD)
Keith Morgan and Austin Lewis rolled big games at AMF Dundalk on Saturday, March 4. Keith, a Bantam bowler (ages 10-12) with a 96 average, rolled a personal high 149 game. He also had a 377 set. Keith earned an NDYA +50 and +75 set awards. Austin, a Junior Division bowler (ages 13-25), rolled a 154 game, 53 pins over his 101 average. He earned a +50 award. Mar 9, 2017
Zander Beddow Bowls All-Mark 213 Game
NDYA bowler Zander Beddow was on his mark when he rolled an all-mark 213 game on February 17 during the Youth Invitationals match at AMF Pikesville (MD). Zander's game included six strikes. He knocked down 9 or more pins with his first ball in every frame but one and in that frame he knocked down 8 pins. He will receive a 200 game plaque and all-mark game plaque from the NDYA. Mar 6, 2017
Morgan Crouse Posts Two Personal High Scores
It was just three weeks ago that Morgan Crouse, a NDYA Junior Division (13-15) bowler at AMF Dundalk (MD), rolled a personal high 442 set. Yesterday she was at it again as she bowled a career high 193 game, which included five strikes in a row. Plus her other two games of 110 and 140 gave her a total of 443, which exceeded her previous set by one pin. Morgan will receive a +50 pins-over-average emblem, a four bagger emblem and a 5 marks in a row emblem. Mar 6, 2017
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
Jodie Lau Bowls Her Best Game and Set!
NDYA Junior Division bowler Jodie Lau enjoyed her best day of bowling ever on Saturday, January 28, during youth league play at AMF Dundalk (MD). Jodie bowled 159-170-120—449, which were her highest game and set bowled. Jodie earned three NDYA awards — a +50 pins over game average emblem, a +75 pins over three game set average key fob, and a Triple Header emblem. Congratulations Jodie! Jan 30, 2017
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
NDYA 2016-17 Board Members
Jane Hudgins (MD)
Kathy LIschio (RI)
Lynne Harris (VA)
Sandi Thomas (CT)
Ken Staub (MD)
Sue Herron (MD)
Hoss Byrd (MD)
Stan Kellum (MD)