Showboat PBA Doubles Classic



$140,000 SHOWBOAT PBA DOUBLES CLASSIC
Showboat Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev., Jun 6-10, 1987

Florida Duo Claims Showboat Doubles

Del Warren and Joe Firpo, a pair of longtime bowling buddies from Lake Worth, Fla., teemed to win the $140,000 Showboat PBA Doubles Classic here and they did It the way many people In Las Vegas do . . . the hard way.

In the championship game of the nationally televised finals on ESPN, they defeated top qualifiers Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash., and Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill., in a 214-207 cliffhanger after ousting sentimental favorites Rick Minier, Vancouver, Wash., and Rick Jones, Spokane, Wash., 218-168.

That game was the only blowout of the night, however, as a large crowd at the spacious Showboat Bowling Center watched the Minier/Jones duo first eliminate a pair of PBA National Champions, Randy Pederson, Santa Maria, Calif., and Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla., 228-197, end then win a 213-212 thriller from an eastern combination of Joe Berardi Brooklyn, N.Y., and Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N. Y.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.
Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.
432 (2 games)$28,000
2Les Zikes, Palatine, Ill.
Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.
207 (1 game)15,000
3Rick Minier, Vancouver, Wash
Rick Jones, Spokane, Wash.
609 (3 games)10,000
4Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.
212 (1 game)8,000
5Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.
Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.
197 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS- Jones-Minier defeated Pedersen-Crites, 228-197; Jones-Minier defeated Berardi- Ferraro. 213212, Firpo-Warren defeated Jones-Minier, 218-168; and in the championship game, Firpo-Warren defeated Zikes-Voss, 214-207.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Les Zikes, Palatine, III. (8,928)
Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. (9,165)
 18093 17-7-0 510 18603 
2Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. (8,685)
Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla., (9,465)
 18150 15-9-0 450 18600 
3Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. (9,071)
Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. (9,017)
 18088 17-7-0 510 18598 
4Rand Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. (9,157)
Tom rites, Tampa, Fla. (9,001)
 18158 13-11-0 390 18548 
5Rick Jones, Spokane, Wash. (8,950)
Rick Minier, Vancouver, Wash. (9,237)
 18187 12-12-0 360 18547 
6Wayne Webb, Merritt Island, Fla., (8,672)
Dennis Jacques, Merritt Island, Fla. (9,403)
 18075 12-12-0 360 18435 $6,000
7Chuck Pierce, Dallas (9,060)
Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas (8,931)
 17991 12-12-0 460 18351 5,000
8Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla. (8,720)
Kent Wagner, Palmetto, la. (9,179)
 17869 15-8-1 465 18334 4,000
9Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. (8,894)
Mark Fahy, Chicago (9,010)
 17904 13-10-1 405 18309 3,500
10Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela (9,036)
Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. (8,865)
 17901 13-11-0 390 18291 3,100
11Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, III. (8,712)
Derek Banks, Chicago (9,140)
 17852 13-10-1 405 18257 2,900
12Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. (8.908)
Billy Young Jr., Tulsa, Okla. (8,988)
 17896 11-11-2 360 18256 2,800
#13Dennis Horan Jr. Santa Clara, Calif. (8,792)
Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif. (9,065)
 17857 13-11-0 390 18247 2,700
14Gary Dickinson, Burleson, Texas (9,139)
George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. (8,740)
 17879 10-14-0 300 18179 2,600
15Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H. (8,670)
Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. (9,156)
 17826 10-14-0 300 18126 2,500
16Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio (8,825)
Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. (8,836)
 17661 14-10-0 420 18081 2,400
17Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill. (8,911)
Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis (8,860)
 17771 10-14-0 300 18071 2,300
18Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. (8,832)
Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. (8,819)
 17652 12-12-0 250 18002 2,250
19Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M. (8,681)
Casey Berry, Albuquerque, N.M. (8969)
 17650 11-13-0 330 17980 2,200
20Troy Kendrick, Cypress, Calif. (9,034)
Todd M. Thompson, Cypress, Calif. (8,613)
 17647 9-15-0 270 17917 2,150
21Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. (8,469)
Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif. (9,120)
 17589 10-13;1 315 17904 2,100
22Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo. (8,789)
Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. (8,669)
 17518 10-14-0 300 17818 2,050
23Parker Bohn III, Freehold. N.J. (8,650)
Duane Fisher, Pennsauken, N.J. (8,731)
 17381 6-18-0 180 17561 2,000
24Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio (8,916)
James Miller, Scottsdale, Ariz. (8,360)
 17275 B-16-0 240 17515 1,950

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore., Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.$1,830
26John Gant, Independence, Ky., Joe Salvemini, Branford, Conn.1,540
27Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,500
28Paul Colwell, Tucson, Ariz., Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.1,480
29Ricky Corona, Diamond Bar, Calif., Glenn Carlson, Fresno, Calif.1,460
30Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas, Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio1,440
31Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo., Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,420
32Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo., Randy Lightfoot, St. Peters. Mo.1,400

* - Match play alternate. # - Dennis Horan Jr., rolled a 300 game ($100). 18-game qualifying leaders - Rick Minier and Rick Jones, 8159. 24th place - Amleto Monacelli and Walter Ray Williams Jr.,7579. 32nd place - Leroy Bornhop and Randy Lightfoot, 7505.
INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES - Voss, 218.2; Zikes, 212.5; Firpo, 206.7; Warren, 225.3; Ferraro, 215.9; Berardi, 214.6; Pedersen, 218.0; Crites, 214.3; Jones, 213.1; Minier, 219.9; Webb, 206.4; Jacques, 223.8; Pierce, 215.7; Ringener, 212.6; Sliker, 207.6; Wagner, 218.5; Zurich, 211.7; Fairy, 214.5; Monacelli, 215.1; W.A. Williams, 211.0; Gibson, 207.4; Banks, 217.6; Edwards, 212.1; Young, 214.0; Horan, 209.3; Arnold, 215.8; Dickinson, 217.6; Pappas, 208.1; Pritts, 206.4; Palombi, 218.0; Hannahs, 210.1; Baker, 210.3; R. Williams, 212.1; Morrow, 210.9; Handley, 210.2: Martin, 209.9; Skidmore, 206.6; Berry, 213.5; Kendrick, 215.1; Thompson, 205.0; Ellenburg, 201.6; Taylor, 217.1; Gonzalez, 209.2; Trask, 206.4; Bohn, 205.9; Fisher, 207.8; Genalo, 212.2; Miller, 199.0; Holman, 208.6; Roth, 211.2; Gant: 208.5; Salvemini, 212.0; Aulby, 212.3; Cook, 207.5; Colwell, 200.6; Laub, 217.5; Corona, 216.2; Carlson, 201.8; Duke, 210.9; Perez, 206.6; Bohling, 206.4; Westlake, 210.8: Bornhop, 209.8; Lightfoot, 207.1.