True Value Open



$135,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind., Nov 2-7, 1987

Palombi Ends Victory Drought

It had been a three and one-half year drought until Ron Palombi's second Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) championship, but capturing the $135,000 True Value Open was worth the wait for the 25-year-old pro. Palombi, Erie, Pa., led the tournament nearly wire to wire and defended his leading qualifier position against little-known pro Randy Harvey of South Bend, Ind., 236-164, for the $21,000 first prize at Woodland Bowl.

Both Palombi and fourth-seeded Harvey began the championship game with a strike followed by a split in the second frame. Palombi then pulled away with five consecutive strikes as Harvey struggled, but his $12,000 runnerup check greatly multiplied the four-year pros previous earnings of $475.

Harvey opened the NBC-televised finals by defeating Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif., 216-211, then came from behind to top Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif., 224-205, before upsetting Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., 227-187. With his win, Palombi re-qualified for the Firestone Tournament of Champions.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.,236 (1 game)$21,000
2Randy Harvey, South Bend, Ind.831 (4 games)12,000
3Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.187 (1 game)7,500
4Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.205 (1 game)6,000
5Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif.211 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Harvey defeated Taylor, 216-211; Harvey defeated Cook, 224-205; Harvey defeated Dickinson, 227-187; and in the championship game, Palombi defeated Harvey, 236-164.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9232 219.8 16-7-1 495 9727 
#2Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla. 9127 217.3 18-6-0 540 9667 
3Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9052 215.5 16-8-0 480 9532 
4Randy Harvey, South Bend, Ind. 8859 210.9 19-5-0 570 9429 
#5Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif. 9026 214.9 13-11-0 390 9416 
6Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 8917 212.3 15-8-1 465 9382 $4,000
7Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8968 213.5 13-11-0 390 9358 3,600
8Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 8984 213.9 12-12-0 360 9344 3,300
9David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8958 213.3 12-12-0 360 9318 3,000
10Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8949 213.1 12-12-0 360 9309 2,800
11Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 8895 211.8 11-13-0 330 9225 2,600
12Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. 8832 210.3 12-12-0 360 9192 2,400
13Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill. 8767 208.7 12-12-0 360 9127 2,300
14Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif. 8779 209.0 11-13-0 330 9109 2,200
15Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8804 209.6 10-14-0 300 9104 2,100
16Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8800 209.5 10-14-0 300 9100 2,000
17Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8799 209.5 10-14-0 300 9099 1,900
18Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8836 210.4 7-16-1 225 9061 1,800
#19Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 8693 207.0 11-12-1 345 9038 1,700
20Pete McCordic, Houston 8757 208.5 9-15-0 270 9027 1,600
21Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn. 8662 206.2 12-12-0 360 9022 1,500
#22Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 8744 208.2 7-17-0 210 8954 1,400
23David Traber, Woodstock, III. 8612 205.0 10-13-1 315 8927 1,360
24Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala. 8665 206.3 7-16-1 225 8890 1,320

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.$1,305
26Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,150
27Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,120
28Wayne Webb, Merritt Island, Fla.1,100
#29Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,080
30Jeffrey Elmer, Ft. Wayne, Ind.1,070
31Ken Johnson, Lewisville, Texas1,060
32Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla.1,050
33Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas1,040
34Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,030
35Dean Bowles, Columbus, Ohio1,020
36Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,010
37Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.1,000
38Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio990
39Ricky Corona, Diamond Bar, Calif.980
40Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.970
41Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla.960
42Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H.950
43Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.935
 Tom Weisbrod, Cincinnati, Ohio935
45Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.920
46Danny Broadway, Houston910
47D.J. Hochstein, Farmington Hills, Mich.895
 Mark Ozment, Indianapolis895
49Mike Aulby, Indianapolis880
50John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.865
 Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.865
#52Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.850
53Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.840

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Ron Palombi Jr., 4061. 24th place - Pete McCordic, 3870. 53rd place - Tom Baker, 3790. # - Mark Baker, Bob Chamberlain, Norm Duke (2), Mike Taylor, Randy Lightfoot, Paul Gibson and Gary Dickinson rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Randy Lightfoot, Pete McCordic, Norm Duke, Rod Pasteur, Mark Roth, Chuck Mogavero and Del Warren ($50 each), Rowdy Morrow and Joe Berardi ($25 each).