National Duckpin Youth Association
Jane Hudgins, President

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Congratulations to the 2019 Bill Yingling Memorial Scholarship Winners

Apr 29, 2019

Gabby Baker (174-172-107=453) from Parkville, MD and Lashawn Womack (147-159-187=493) from BWIYTL in MD were the 2019 Bill Yingling Memorial $250 Scholarship Winners. Scholarships are awarded for the hightest scratch series bowled by a boy and girl in February.

Sean McGraw Bowls 209 Game

October 18, 2018

On October 13 Sean McGraw, major division bowler at AMF Dundalk, bowled a 209 game. Sean had six strikes and two spares during his game. For his accomplishment Sean will receive a 4 strikes in a row patch, 5 marks in a row patch, +50 patch and a 200 game special award plaque.

Sean McGraw's 209 game

2018 National Tournament Results

Jul 3, 2018

Congratulations to our champions!

Final Results

2018 Bill Yingling Memorial $250 Scholarship Winners

Apr 11, 2018

Congratulations to our winners for the highest scratch series (boy & girl) bowled in Feburary 2018.

  • Taylor Harvey 418 (118-177-123) BWIYTL (MD)
  • Steven Slough 467 (161-128-178) BWIYTL (MD)

Upcoming Bowler Events

Jan 16, 2018

We are honored once again to announce 2 great youth bowler events in February: Bill Yingling Scholarships & Paramount Win-a-Ball. See flyers for details.

AMF Announces Annual Youth Doubles Tournament

Dec 7, 2017

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • AMF Dundalk Lanes
  • 101 Merritt Blvd., Dundalk (Baltimore), MD
  • Shifts at 1 PM and 3 PM
  • Three games plus handicap
  • Entrance average for 30 or more games as of January 14, 2018
  • Cost: $22.00 per team
  • Chick fil A Gift cards awarded to winners
  • Gift card amount depending on entries
  • Teams must be made up of 2 NDYA sanctioned bantam, junior and major bowlers
  • NDYA Sanctioned – all NDYA rules in effect
  • Reserve your spot by emailing Andy Clemens at
  • DEADLINE for reservations January 14, 2018

45th Annual NDYA National Tournament Set

Nov 20, 2017

The National Duckpin Youth Association has announced that its 45th Annual National Team Tournament will take place the weekend of June 29-30-July 1 at AMF Dundalk in Maryland.

Four-person team champions in the Prep, Bantam, Junior and Major divisions will advance to the Nationals from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia and three regions in Maryland.

Additional tournament information, rules and entry forms will be available in January.

Please note to disregard the tournament dates printed on the NDYA membership card sheet.

Mary Vest a Familiar Face on Duckpin Scene

Nov 8, 2017

Mary Vest, of Baltimore, has been coaching youth and running tournaments for close to 40 years. She is well known for her knowledge of the sport and her pleasant ways of working with youth bowlers. The Duckpin News recently interviewed Mary about her involvement with the NDYA.

Q. When did you get involved in youth duckpin bowling?
A. Not until I was about 14-15, around 1970.

Q. How did you get involved?
A. Friends. We would all go bowling and decided we liked it and joined the youth league at Westview bowling for Paul Schneider and Ron Zoebeck.

Q. What do you enjoy about coaching and working with the youth?
A. I’ve made some lifelong friends—it’s also great when you have little ones come running "Miss Mary, Miss Mary" and giving you hugs each time they see you.

Q. How long have you been a State Director?
A. I am not sure I have that title. I have worked with Paul, Dolly and Beth for years helping run the tournament once I got out of youth league myself and filled in the past couple of years for Paul.

Q. What will it take to get more people bowling duckpins?
A. It would help if the price was lower—I know that isn’t going to happen—but it’s still cheaper than other sports.

Q. What is your favorite memory of youth coaching?
A. The year that Westview actually won pee wees, preps, and bantams.

Q. Do you ever see bowlers you coached in past years in the community?
A. All the time. We actually have some of our old bowlers bringing their kids to bowl with us.

Q. Anything else you want to add?
A. It would be nice if AMF advertised duckpins once in a while. Some people think that there is only tenpins.

NDYA All-American Receives Plaque

Oct 16, 2017

Zach Gaegler, a Bantam boys division bowler at Greenmount Bowl in Hampstead, MD, earned NDYA Norm Fleury All-American Team honors for being in the top five averages in his division last season. In the accompanying photo Zach receives his plaque from coach Beverly Carter.

Glen Burnie Bowl Youth Bowler Has Blast at O's Game

Sept 30, 2017

Congratulations to Madison Braun, an NDYA Prep bowler from Glen Burnie Bowl. In a free drawing held on Saturday, September 16, Madison won two special box tickets to the Orioles game on Fireworks Night at Camden Yards on Friday, September 22. The tickets were generously donated by Glen Burnie Bowl owner Ken Staub. The O's lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-2, but Madison and her dad, NDYA Coach Steve, had a blast together at the game.

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
Attleboro, MA

44th Annual NDYA National Tournament Results

June 27, 2017

Team Champions:

  • Preps - Laurel Lanes, CT
  • Bantams - Highland Bowl, CT
  • Juniors - Glen Burnie Bowl, MD
  • Majors - Wickford Lanes, RI

Complete Results

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

AMF Southwest
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

Tournament Program and List of Bowlers

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

General Information

Tournament Rules

Entry and Scorecard

NDYA Award Winners

Send us your award winners!

Walkersville Lanes (MD) - Dec 7, 2017

Victory Lanes (VA) - Nov 28, 2017

AMF Southwest (MD) - Nov 27, 2017

Baltimore/Washington Independent Youth Travel League (MD) - Nov 14, 2017

AMF Dundalk (MD) - Oct 30, 2017

Stoneleigh Lanes (MD) - Mar 22, 2017

Greenmount Bowl (MD) - Mar 9, 2017

Mt. Airy Lanes (MD) - Mar 9, 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 WinnersPee Wee & Prep Winners

Andrew BuckinghamAndrew Buckingham

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).

Madison BraunMadison Braun

Haille TreadwayHaille Treadway

David NewmanDavid Newman

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

Awards & Tournaments

NDYA Stars of the Month
NDYA Stars of the Year
All-Americans & Larochelle Awards
NDYA Tournament
Paramount Win-a-Ball

Quick Hits

Sean McGraw Rolls All Mark 211 Game

Sean McGraw, a major bowler at AMF Dundalk, rolled an all mark 211 game on February 24th during league competition. Sean had 4 strikes including a triple header. Sean will receive a +50, triple header patch, 5 marks in a row and a +75 set as well as a plaque for his accomplishment. Feb 27, 2018

Josh Pearson Rolls 202 Game

Josh Pearson, a 20 year old NDYA Major Division league member at Parkville Lanes in Baltimore, bowled a 202 game on Saturday, September 30. His game included five strikes (four in a row) and one spare. Josh will receive a 200 game award plaque from the National Duckpin Youth Association. Congratulations Josh! Sept 30, 2017

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)

Board Members
Sandi Thomas (CT)
Ken Staub (MD)
Sue Herron (MD)
Hoss Byrd (MD)
Stan Kellum (MD)

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