Showboat Atlantic City Open



$150,000 SHOWBOAT ATLANTIC CITY OPEN
Atlantic City Showboat Lanes, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr 6-11, 1987

Crites In Showboat Atlantic City Lights

Tom Crites took advantage of his second opportunity as leading qualifier and came away with his second PBA championship in capturing the $150,000 Showboat Atlantic City Open. Crites, Tampa, Fla., topped hard luck Amleto Monacelli, 232-218, to collect the $27,000 first prize and further frustrate Monacelli, who absorbed his sixth second-place finish. Still stalking his first PBA victory, this also was Monacelli's second runnerup finish in as many tournaments bowled within the last three weeks.

Monacelli, the obvious crowd favorite at the newly constructed Atlantic City Showboat, started strong against Crites with two strikes, then left the "Big Four" 4-6-7-10, struck thrice more and disastrously left the 7-10 split in his seventh frame. This misfortune all but sealed his fate as Crites stayed clean through seven frames, including a four-bagger of his own. Crites opened in his eighth frame, but a following triple secured the win and ended a poor inter Tour to date for him.

The championship round began with Monacelli overcoming the 7-10 leave against fifth-seeded David Ozio to defeat the Vidor, Texas pro, 215-190. Monacelli then shitted to second gear against Mike Edwards of Tulsa, Okla., and advanced, 235-208. Against Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla., both players seemed to have trouble getting untracked, but Monacelli's momentum carried him by, 212-174.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.232 (1 game)$27,000
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela880 (4 games)14,000
3Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.174 (1 game)8,000
4Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.208 (1 game)6,500
5David Ozio, Vidor, Texas190 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Monacelli defeated Ozio, 215-190; Monacelli defeated Edwards, 235-208; Monacelli defeated Milton, 212-174; and in the championship game, Crites defeated Monacelli, 232-218.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 8991 214.1 20-4-0 600 9591 
2Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8971 213.6 16-7-1 525 9466 
3Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 8855 210.8 17-7-0 510 9365 
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8888 211.6 13-11-0 390 9278 
5David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8816 209.9 13-10-1 405 9221 
6Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 8806 209.7 13-11-0 390 9196 $4,500
7Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 8853 210.8 10-13-1 315 9168 4,000
8Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8837 210.4 11-13-0 330 9167 3,500
9Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8759 208.5 13-11-0 390 9149 3,200
10Pete McCordic, Houston 8696 207.0 14-10-0 420 9116 3,000
11Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. 8724 207.7 13-11-0 390 9114 2,800
12Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8726 207.8 12-11-1 375 9101 2,700
13Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8640 205.7 14-10-0 420 9060 2,600
14Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. 8654 206.0 13-11-0 390 9044 2,500
15Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8703 207.2 11-13-0 330 9033 2,400
16Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8741 208.1 5-18-1 165 8906 2,300
17Ron Williams, Cahokia, III. 8529 203.1 12-12-0 360 8889 2,200
#18Mark Fahy, Chicago 8532 203.1 11-13-0 330 8862 2,100
19Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8475 201.8 9-15-0 270 8745 2,000
20Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y. 8371 199.3 11-12-1 345 8716 1,900
21Chris Goddard, Lake Tahoe, Nev. 8390 199.8 8-15-1 255 8645 1,800
22Russ Campbell, Yardley, Pa. 8416 200.4 7-16-1 225 8641 1,700
+23Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 5373 206.7 4-4-0 160 5533 1,570
24Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb. 8244 196.3 8-16-0 240 8484 1,540

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.$1,490
*26George Branham Ill., Arleta, Calif.1,400
27Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.1,340
28Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas1,320
29Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.1,290
@Joe Vicenzotti, Hackensack, N.J.1,290
31Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,260
32Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,245
 Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.1,245
34Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.1,230
35Rick Vittone, Salem. Ore.1,220
36Mats Karlsson, Sweden1,210
37Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,200
38Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif.1,180
 Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.1,180
 Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.1,180
41Todd H. Thompson, Reno, Nev.1,160
42Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.1,150
43Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.1,140
44Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla..1,130
45Nelson Burton Jr., Troy, Mo.1,115
 Storm DeVincent, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.1,115
47Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz.1,100
48Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas1,090
49Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,080
50Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.1,070
51John Gant, Independence, Ky.1,060
52Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,050
53Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas1,040

* - Match play alternate. @ - Non-PBA member. # - Mark Fahy rolled a 300 game ($100). 18-game qualifying leader - Amleto Monacelli, 3941. 24th place - Russ Campbell, 3721. 53rd place - Norm Duke, 3628. PRO-AM CASHERS Henry Gonzalez, Dave Husted, Amleto Monacelli, Sam Maccarone, Arnie Goldman, Mike Edwards, Bob Chamberlain, Dave Ferraro, Leroy Bornhop, Butch Soper, Mark McClain, Harry Sullins, Tony Marrese, Norm Duke, Mark Valenti and Todd Thompson ($50 each). + - Walter Ray Williams Jr. replaced Dave Ferraro after 16 games of match play. He received a 260-pin penalty - the difference between their qualifying scores (80 pins) and bonus pins Ferraro earned (180). They split 23rd and 25th-place money. Williams received an additional $80 for acting as alternate for 16 games. * - George Branham III received $40 for acting as alternate for the final eight games of match play.