Greater Hartford Open



$140,000 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN
Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, Conn., Apr 13-18, 1987

Handley Regains Firestone Spot

Tears of joy flowed from the eyes of Mary Ellen Handley as her husband Bob struck in the 10th frame to lock up the $23,000 winner's share in the $140,000 Greater Hartford Open. Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. opened with three strikes against 19-year-old Jimmy Keeth and led the match from start to finish for a 247-201 winNow with four Professional Bowlers Association titles, the stop in Windsor Locks was Handley's last chance to get into the 1987 Firestone and he battled his nerves throughout the match. Several times Handley covered his face with a towel to help him concentrate and slow his racing heart.

Keeth, West Palm Beach, Fla., earned the right to bowl Handley by knocking off Marshall Holman, 210-203, in the semifinal match when Holman left a 4-6-7 split on a crucial 10th frame shot. Holman had worked his way to the match with Keeth by eliminating Tom Baker, a seven-time champion from Buffalo, N.Y., 248-226In the first match of the nationally televised championship round, Baker had knocked off Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 220-199.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.247 (1 game)$23,000
2Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla.411 (2 games)12,000
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.451 (2 games)8,000
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.446 (2 games)6,000
5Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.199 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated Wagner, 220-199; Holman defeated Baker, 248-226; Keeth defeated Holman, 210-203; and in the championship game, Handley defeated Keeth, 247-201.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9531 226.9 16-8-0 480 10011 
2Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla. 9525 226.8 14-10-0 420 9945 
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9502 226.2 14-10-0 420 9922 
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9403 223.9 17-7-0 510 9913 
5Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9404 223.9 15-8-1 465 9869 
6Ken Johnson, Lewisville, Texas 9416 224.2 15-9-0 450 9866 $4,000
7Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9470 225.5 12-12-0 360 9830 3,600
8Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 9300 221.4 14-8-2 450 9750 3,300
9Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. 9419 224.3 11-13-0 330 9749 3,000
10Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 9282 221.0 13-11-0 390 9672 2,800
11Pete McCordic, Houston 9281 221.0 12-12-0 360 9641 2,600
#12Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas 9304 221.5 11-13-0 330 9634 2,400
#13Guppy Troup, Tucker, Ga. 9201 219.1 13-11-0 390 9591 2,300
14Don Sylvia, New Bedford, Mass. 9130 217.4 14-10-0 420 9550 2,200
15David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9155 218.0 11-13-0 330 9485 2,100
16Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9102 216.7 12-12-0 360 9462 2,000
17Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz. 9067 215.9 11-13-0 330 9397 1,900
18Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9053 215.5 11-13-0 330 9383 1,800
19Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 9128 217.3 8-16-0 240 9368 1,700
20Bobby Jacks, New Orleans 8998 214.2 10-14-0 300 9298 1,600
21Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8966 213.5 11-13-0 330 9296 1,500
22James Kamerzel III, Danbury, Conn. 8839 210.5 10-14-0 300 9139 1,400
23Nelson Burton Jr., Troy, Mo. 8901 211.9 6-18-0 150 9081 1,360
24Phil Beard, Horseheads, N.Y. 8595 204.6 5-18-1 165 8760 1,320

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.$1,305
26Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,160
27Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,140
28Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,115
 Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,115
30Ron Dixon, W. Palm Beach, Fla.1,100
31George Branham III, San Diego, Calif.1,090
32Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb.1,080
33Jeff Lowe, Indianapolis1,070
34Brian LeClair, Chatham, N.Y.1,055
 Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,055
36Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.1,040
37David Forcier, Providence, R.I.1,030
#38Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.1,020
39Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif.1,010
40Jim Harvey, Tucson, Ariz.1,000
41Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla.990
42Jim Riner, Pueblo West, Colo.980
43Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas970
44John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.960
45Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.950
46Michael Dool, Hilton, N.Y.940
47Joseph Trochan Jr., Ringwood, N.J.930
48Dick Weber, Florissant, Mo.920
49Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.910
50Mike DeRose, Newark, N.J.900
51Dennis Jacques, Merritt Island, Fla.890
52Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas880
53Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.290
@Marcel Lessard, Enfield, Conn.290
 Harry Sullins, Roseville, Mich.290

* - Match play alternate. @ - Non-PBA member. # - Gary Dickinson, Guppy Troup and Craig Rourke rolled 300 games ($100 each). 18-game qualifying leader - Pete Weber, 4135. 24th place - Nelson Burton Jr., 3910. 53rd place - Tom Crites, Marcel Lessard and Harry Sullins, 3830. PRO-AM CASHERS - David Ozio, Pat Brannen, Ron Palombi Jr., Del Warren, Leroy Bornhop, Tim Criss, Rod Pasteur and Charlie Tapp ($50 each).