Kessler Senior/Touring Pro Doubles Championship



$140,000 KESSLER SENIOR/TOURING PRO DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Red Carpet Lanes, Green Bay, Wis., Jul 25-29, 1987

Spiezio/Morrow New PBA Champs

Rowdy Morrow and senior partner Mickey Spiezio came through in the clutch to collect their first Professional Bowlers Association championships by triumphing In the $140,000 Kessler Senior/Touring Pro Doubles Championship. Morrow/Spiezio defeated crowd favorites Marc McDowell and Dick Weber, 217-204, to split the $28,000 winner's check. Top-seeded Morrow had put the pressure on Weber to notch the first two strikes in the 10th frame with a closing three-bagger and then watched as Weber's first attempt went high, leaving the 4-7.

The first game of the finals ended on a bizarre note. McDowell and Weber faced what seemed to be inevitable elimination when Dennis Jacques and Chet Dziedzina needed only a mark in the 10th frame to advance, but Jacques was stunned with the "big four" split on his first shot and could not convert, giving Weber/McDowell the match, 202-193.

Next up for the "born again" McDowell/Weber duo were Sweden's Mats Karlsson and Bill Beach, who bowed 205-180, despite a closing three-bagger by Karlsson. Ron Palombi and Los Schissler were the next to try McDowell/Weber, but fared no better and exited by the count of 220-201.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mickey Spiezio, Crest Hill, Ill.
Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis
217 (1 game)$28,000
2Dick Weber, St. Louis
Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.
831 (4 games)15,000
3Los Schissler, Brighton, Colo.
Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.
201 (1 game)10,000
4Bill Beach, Sharon. Pa.
Mats Karlsson, Sweden
180 (1 game)8,500
5Chet Dziedzina, Chicago
Dennis Jacques, Merritt Island. Fla.
193 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Weber-McDowell defeated Dziedzina-Jacques, 202-193; Weber-McDowell defeated Beach-Karlsson, 205-180; Weber-McDowell defeated Schissler-Palombi, 220-201; and in the championship game, Spiezio-Morrow defeated Weber-McDowell, 217-204.

36-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Mickey Spiezio, Crest Hill, III. (7763)
Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis (8208)
 15971 11-7-0 560 16531 
2Les Schissler, Brighton, Colo. (7528)
Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. (8132)
 15660 14-4-0 670 16330 
#3Bill Beach, Sharon, Pa. (7764)
Mats Karlsson, Sweden (7934)
 15698 11-7-0 540 16238 
4Chet Dziedzina, Chicago (7538)
Dennis Jacques, Merritt Island, Fla. (8027)
 15565 10-8-0 540 16105 
5Dick Weber, St. Louis (7595)
Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. (8022)
 15617 8-10-0 415 16033 
6Al Pujol, Bronx, N.Y. (7441)
# Paul Renteria, Tucson, Ariz. (7959)
 15400 12-6-0 530 15930 $6,000
7Bob Kwolek, Dayton, Ohio (7489)
Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. (7951)
 15440 10-8-0 485 15925 5,000
8Glenn Pierce, Jacksonville, Fla. (7581)
Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis (7877)
 15458 9-9-0 460 15916 4,000
9Bob Perry, Phoenix, Ariz. (7250)
Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. (8140)
 15390 10-7-1 500 15890 3,400
10Teats Semiz, Wanaque, N.J. (7496)
Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich. (7989)
 15485 8-10-0 400 15885 3,200
11Dean Courtade, New Orleans, La. (7928)
Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. (7928)
 15219 11-7-0 550 15769 3,000
12Arthur Harris, Charleston Hills, S.C. (7377)
Joe Salvemini, Branford, Ct. (7776)
 15153 10-8-0 480 15633 2,800
13Bob Chase, Kansas City, Mo. (7196)
Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. (8135)
 15331 5-12-1 295 15626 2,600
14Shell Wilson, Tampa, Fla. (7354)
Butch Soper, Windsor, Ont., Can. (7779)
 15133 6-12-0 320 15453 2,400
15Bill Bunetta, Fresno, Calif. (7237)
James Miller, Scottsdale, Ariz. (7843)
 15080 6-12-0 310 15390 2,300
16Wait Roy Glenwood Springs, Texas (7161)
Mike Aulby, Indianapolis (7773)
 14934 8-10-0 405 15339 2,200
17Darrel Curtis, Seattle, Wash. (7093)
Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. (7820)
 14913 6-12-0 320 15233 2,150
18Carl Babb, Canton, Ohio (7133)
Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. (7646)
 14779 6-12-0 320 15009 2,100

SENIOR CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*19Billy Walden, Troy. Mo.$1,007.50
 Bob Strampe, Warren, Mich.887.50
21Carmen Salvino, Chicago850
22Erie Hiser, Roseville, Calif.825
23Warren Hay, Irving, Texas787.50
 Lamar Taylor, Tifton, Ga.787.50
25Bill Miller, DeBary, Fla.750

TOURING PRO CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*19Randy Pederson, Santa Maria, Calif.$1,007.50
 Pete McCordic, Houston887.50
21Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.850
22Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.825
23Jimmy Certain Huntsville, Ala.800
24Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan.775
25Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio750
26Carey Catania, Kingwood, Texas730
27Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu, Ariz.720
28Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio705
 Tom Underwood, Long Beach, Calif.705

* - Match play alternates. M - Bill Beach and Paul Renteria rolled 300 games ($100). 18-game qualifying leaders Mickey Spiezio, 3935 and Rowdy Morrow, 4140. 18th place - Shell Wilson, 3578 and Butch Soper, 3889. 25th Place Senior - Bill Miller, 3522. 28th place Touring Pro-Jim Pencak and Tom Underwood, 3836. PRO-AM CASHERS Brad Snell, Philip Ringener, Steve Cook, Jimmy Certain, John Hricsina Jr., Mark Baker, Bill Bunetta, Johnny Petraglia, Avery LeBlanc and Mike Jasnau ($50 each).
FINALISTS' AVERAGES -Spiezio, 215.6; Morrow, 228.0; Schissler, 209.1; Palombi, 225.9; Beach, 215.7; Karlsson, 220.4; Dziedzina, 209.4; Jacques, 223.0; Weber, 211.0; McDowell, 222.8; Pujol, 206.7; Renteria, 221.1; Kwolek, 208.0; Handley, 220.9; Pierce, 210.6; Wunderlich, 218.8; Perry, 201.4; Lightfoot, 226.1; Semiz, 208.2; Sullins, 221.9; Courtade, 202.5; Granger, 220.2; Harris, 204.9; Salvemini, 216.0; Chase, 199.9; Voss, 226.0; Wilson, 204.3; Soper, 216.1; Bunetta, 201.0; Miller, 217.9; Roy, 198.9; Aulby, 215.9; Curtis, 197.0; Baker, 217.2; Babb, 198.1; Martin, 212.4.