King Louie Open



$140,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West Lanes, Overland Park, Kan., Mar 9-14, 1987

Pritts Finds It In King Louie

Jimmie Pritts Jr. earned his third PBA title and the $140,000 King Louie Open crown on the strength of six game-ending strikes against Mike Jasnau. Pritts, Manchester, N.H., was the tournament's leading qualifier and topped Jasnau, Wichita, Kan., 238-214, to collect the $24,000 first prize. He also re-gained entry Into this year's Firestone Tournament of Champions and exempted himself from Pro Tour Qualifier (PTO) competition.

Jasnau opened the championship game with four strikes and led Pritts by 30 pins through six frames. Pritts then called upon himself for a "gut check" and closed with his six-bagger heroics.

The opening game found PBA President Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A., advancing against Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., 222-204. Jasnau, a local favorite and former collegiate All-American from Wichita State, then felled Schlegel, 212-188. Schlegel seemed to have the game well in hand, but failed to convert the 2-4-5 in his sixth frame and struggled thereafter.

Second-seeded Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo., then entered the scene but had trouble on the right lane as Jasnau coasted In, 255-180. Jasnau's good fortune delighted the partisan cheering section at King Louie West Lanes, site of Jasnau's only other championship round finish, where he placed fourth in 1986.

Ironically, Pritts had contemplated leaving the Tour earlier this winter, but wife Joanne persisted he continue. Therefore, it was an especially emotional trophy presentation witnessed by the ABC Sports cameras as the new champion embraced his young daughter Amy and son Jimmie III immediately afterward.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester N.H.238 (1 game)$24,000
2Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan.681 (3 games)13,000
3Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.180 (1 game)8,000
4Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.410 (2 games)6,000
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.204 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Schlegel defeated Husted, 222-204; Jasnau defeated Schlegel, 212-188; Jasnau defeated Weber, 255-180; and in the championship game, Pritts defeated Jasnau, 238-214.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H. 9415 224.2 15-9-0 450 9865 
#2Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9373 223.2 16-8-0 480 9853 
3Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan. 9264 220.6 17-7-0 510 9774 
4Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9276 220.9 15-9-0 450 9726 
5Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9297 221.4 13-11-0 390 9687 
6Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9172 218.4 17-7-0 510 9682 $4,250
 Butch Soper, Los Angeles 9202 219.1 16-8-0 480 9682 4,250
8Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9256 220.4 13-10-1 405 9661 3,600
9Nelson Burton Jr., Troy, Mo. 9190 218.8 13-11-0 390 9580 3,300
10Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif. 9144 217.7 12-12-0 360 9504 3,000
11Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla. 9118 217.1 12-11-1 375 9493 2,800
12Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9005 214.4 14-10-0 420 9425 2,700
13Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. 9090 216.4 11-13-0 390 9420 2,600
14Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8919 212.4 14-10-0 420 9339 2,500
#15Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio 8958 213.3 12-11-1 375 9333 2,400
16Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8943 212.9 12-11-1 375 9318 2,300
17Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo. 8905 212.0 10-14-0 300 9205 2,200
18Pete McCordic, Houston 8911 212.2 9-15-0 270 9181 2,100
19Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz. 8846 210.6 11-13-0 330 9176 2,000
20Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 8870 211.2 8-16-0 240 9110 1,900
21Robert Worrall, Flagstaff, Ariz. 8814 209.9 8-16-0 240 9054 1,800
22Larry Womack, Morro Bay, Calif. 8732 207.9 7-17-0 210 8942 1,700
23Mark Honea, Woodstock, Ga. 8686 206.8 7-17-0 210 8896 1,600
24Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. 8484 202.0 4-20-0 120 8604 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas$1,475
26Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.1,325
27Chris MacLellan, St. Louis1,300
28Don Fowler, Kansas City, Mo.1,280
29Lynn Austermuhl, Anchorage, Alaska1,270
30Jim Tilton, Huntington Beach, Calif.1,255
 Mike Truitt, Rockford, Ill.1,255
32Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,240
33Toby Contreras, Kansas City, Mo.1,225
 Pete Couture, Windsor Locks, Conn.1,225
35Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio1,210
36Bob Benoit, Dallas1,200
37Wayne Webb, Merritt Island, Fla.1,190
38J. B. Short, Albuquerque, N.M.1,180
39Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,170
40Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,160
41John Lehrman, El Paso, Texas1,150
42Rick Vittone, Salem, Ore.1,140

* - Match play alternate. # - Dave Ferraro, Pete Weber and Rey Perez rolled 300 games ($100). 18-game qualifying leader - Jimmie Pritts Jr., 4030. 24th place - Chuck Mogavero, 3821. 42nd place - Rick Vittoria, 3749. PRO-AM CASHERS - Pete Weber, Jimmy Certain, Gil Sliker, Mark Roth, Del Warren, Marshall Holman, Dave Ferraro, Steve Neff, Steve Wunderlich, Amleto Monacelli, Ernie Schlegel, John Weltzien, Joe Berardi, Bobby Knipple, Jimmie Pritts Jr. and Ron Testa ($50 each).