Brunswick Memorial World Open



$200,000 BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL WORLD OPEN
Brunswick Northern Bowl, Glendale Heights, III., Nov 7-14, 1987

Ballard: First U.S., Then World

"I don't even know where Seoul (Korea) is, but I'm looking forward to going there."

So said Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas, following his conquest of Walter Ray Williams Jr., 229-214, in the $200,000 Brunswick Memorial World Open, which earned him the $33,000 first prize and an expense-paid trip to Seoul, courtesy of Brunswick Corporation. Bowling will be Included In the 1988 Summer Olympics at Seoul for the first time since the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, Germany.

Ballard fought from behind throughout most of the title game, trailing by as many as 24 pins in the sixth frame following back-to-back opens. But the 24-year-old pro responded with a "must" strike on his first shot in the 10th for his second victory of the year. He earlier collected the richest first prize ever in professional bowling - $100,000 - in the Winter Tour-opening Seagram's Coolers U.S. Open at Tacoma, Wash.

In the opening fame, Paul Renteria, Tucson, Ariz., tossed 11 strikes in his first nationally televised competition and routed Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo., 279-195. Renteria then cooled against an inspired Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., who prevailed, 254-212. Williams then entered the fray and the reigning PBA Player of the Year closed with a five-bagger to oust Bellinger, 245-203.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas229 (1 game)$33,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.459 (2 games)17,000
3Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.457 (2 games)9,000
4Paul Renteria, Tucson, Ariz.491 (2 games)7,000
5Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo.195 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Renteria defeated Bohling, 279-195; Bellinger defeated Renteria, 254-212; Williams defeated Bellinger, 245-203; and in the championship game, Ballard defeated Williams, 229-214.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 12221 218.2 17-7-0 510 12731 
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 12330 220.2 12-12-0 360 12690 
3Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 12154 217.0 15-9-0 450 12604 
4Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo. 12137 216.7 12-11-1 375 12512 
5Paul Renteria, Tucson, Ariz. 12154 217.0 11-13-0 330 12484 
6Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif. 12041 215.0 14-10-0 420 12461 $5,000
7Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 12020 214.6 14-10-0 420 12440 4,500
8Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 11988 214.1 15-9-0 450 12438 4,000
9George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 11967 213.7 13-11-0 390 12357 3,600
10Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 11940 213.2 13-11-0 390 12330 3,200
11Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 11889 212.3 14-10-0 420 12309 3,000
12Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 11940 213.2 12-12-0 360 12300 2,800
13Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 11901 212.5 13-11-0 390 12291 2,600
14Rick Steelsmith, Manhattan, Kan. 11901 212.5 11-13-0 330 12231 2,500
15Todd H. Thompson, Reno, Nev. 11913 212.7 10-14-0 300 12213 2,400
16David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 11877 212.1 7-17-0 210 12087 2,300
17Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 11805 210.8 9-15-0 270 12075 2,200
18Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 11670 208.4 13-11-0 390 12060 2,100
19Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. 11759 210.0 9-15-0 270 12029 2,000
20Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 11651 208.1 12-12-0 360 12011 1,900
21Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 11602 207.2 13-11-0 330 11992 1,800
22Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif. 11716 209.2 8-16-0 240 11956 1,700
23Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. 11606 207.3 10-14-0 300 11906 1,650
24John Gant, Independence, Ky. 11559 206.4 10-13-1 315 11874 1,600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Wayne Webb, Merritt Island, Fla.$1,470
26Don Fowler, Kansas City, Mo.1,430
27Paul Gibson, O'Fallon, Ill.1,395
28Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,360
29Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio1,340
30Tom Osborne, Fort Wayne, Ind.1,320
31Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.1,310
32Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,300
1133Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,290
24Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,280
35Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,270
36Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,260
37Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,250
38Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.1,240
39Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,230
@40Takayuki Ryu, Japan1,220
41Noel Liederbach, Northfield, Ohio1,210
42Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.1,200
43Mats Karlsson, Sweden1,190
44Bill Peters, Englewood, Ohio1,175
 Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.1,175
46Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,160
47Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,150
48Pete McCordic, Houston1,140
49Tony Cariello, Melrose Park, Ill.1,130
50Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,120
51Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.1,110
52Hank Posnanski Jr., Milwaukee, Wis.1,100
53Chris Warren, Dallas1,090

* - Match play alternate. @ - Non-PBA member. 32-game qualifying leader - Walter Ray Williams Jr., 7165. 24th place - Randy Lightfoot, 6734. 53rd place - Chris Warren, 6465. # - Tony Westlake rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Brian Voss, Gary Skidmore, David Ozio, Ted Hannahs, Jimmie Pritts Jr. and Scott Devers.