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. . . Gone Duck Hunting in a Glen Burnie Alley

Sunday, January 5, 2003; Page C02

. . . gone duck hunting in a Glen Burnie alley. Or a Falls Church lane. Or . . . Similar to tenpins -- only smaller -- duckpin bowling is built on the same flurry of motion: winding up, hurling a ball and knocking stuff down. Created in Baltimore about 1900, the game caught on in spots along the East Coast and has hung on because of its fervent fans. It's tough enough that there has never been a perfect game (best score: 279) but simple enough that anyone can enjoy it.

Duckpin bowling's smaller ball makes it perfect for even lowly rollers. (2001 File Photo/ Sarah L. Voisin -- The Washington Post)

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National Duckpin Bowling Congress

The group, based at AMF Southwest Bowling Lanes in Linthicum, can provide more information, including a list of area lanes that offer duckpin bowling. Call 410-636-2695 or go to www.ndbc.org.

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