ARC Alameda Open



$125,000 ARC ALAMEDA OPEN
Mel's Southshore Bowl, Alameda, Calif., Dec 29-Jan 2, 1988

New Year Brings New Champion

Mike Jasnau opened the 1988 PBA Winter Tour in fine fashion and captured his first title, the $125,000 ARC Alameda Open, by ousting top-seeded Wayne Webb, 259-246, for the $18,000 first prize. Jasnau knocked off four opponents in gaining the championship at Mel's Southshore Bowl, averaging 247 en route and also qualified for the 1988 Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Jasnau, Wichita, Kan., is in his fourth year as a Touring Pro on the PBA Tour after a much-heralded collegiate career at Wichita State University. In the championship game, Jasnau opened with six strikes before sparing in the seventh frame to spoil his opportunity for a $100,000 perfect game bonus from True Value Hardware Stores. However, Webb kept close after sparing in the first and sixth frames and if not for a spare on his 10th frame shot, he could have shut out Jasnau.

Webb, making his second consecutive finals appearance, said, "I made a couple of bad shots and paid the penalty. My nerves got to me in the 10th frame and it hurts not to win after working so hard." Webb was the victim of Pete McCordic's historic 300 game on ABC-TV last January and felt the same fate in store for him against Jasnau.

Jasnau was solid in the pocket all afternoon of this 27th opening event of ABC Sports' annual Pro Bowlers Tour series and in his first game topped Harry Sullins, Sterling Heights, Mich., 234-191. Jasnau's good fortune was most evident in his next game against PBA President Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A., as he strung eight strikes, several via fortuitous 4-pin trips and prevailed, 263-216. He then bounced 1986 PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr., 235-201, to establish the championship match.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan.991 (4 games)$18,000
2Wayne Webb, Waco, Texas246 (1 game)9,500
3Walter Ray Williams Jr. Stockton, Calif.201 (1 game)7,000
4Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.216 (1 game)5,500
5Harry Sullins, Sterling Heights, Mich.191 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Jasnau defeated Sullins, 234-191; Jasnau defeated Schlegel, 263-216; Jasnau defeated Williams, 235-201; and in the championship game, Jasnau defeated Webb, 259-246.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Webb, Waco, Texas 9224 219.6 15-9-0 450 9674 
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9073 216.0 18-6-0 540 9613 
3Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9084 216.3 16-6-2 510 9594 
4Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich. 9029 215.0 15-9-0 450 9479 
5Mike Jasnau, Wichita, Kan. 9034 215.1 14-10-0 420 9454 
6Mats Karisson, Gothenburg, Sweden 9021 214.8 12-12-0 360 9381 $3,800
 Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif. 8991 214.1 13-11-0 390 9381 3,800
8Jerry Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho 8889 211.6 16-8-0 480 9369 3,300
9Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8928 212.6 14-10-0 420 9348 3,000
10Jim Murtishaw, Vista, Calif. 8848 210.7 14-10-0 420 9268 2,800
11Allen Johnson, Chandler, Ariz. 8938 212.8 9-15-0 270 9208 2,600
12Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 8788 209.2 12-12-0 360 9148 2,400
@13Bill Cooley, Concord, Calif., 8689 206.9 15-9-0 450 9139 2,200
14Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 8829 210.2 9-14-1 285 9114 2,100
15Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio 8807 209.7 9-14-1 285 9092 2,000
16Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. 8814 209.9 9-15-0 270 9084 1,900
17Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz. 8792 209.3 9-15-0 270 9062 1,800
18Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8730 207.9 11-13-0 330 9060 1,700
19Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan. 8741 208.1 10-13-1 315 9056 1,600
20Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif. 8754 208.4 9-15-0 270 9024 1,500
21Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. 8722 207.7 9-15-0 270 8992 1,400
22Chris Goddard, Lake Tahoe, Nev. 8581 204.3 13-10-1 375 8986 1,275
 Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 8776 209.0 7-17-0 210 8986 1,275
24David Rosenburg, Rolla, Mo. 8457 201.4 7-17-0 210 8667 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25John Gant, Independence, Ky.$1,195
26Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H.1,040
 Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,040
28Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas1,000
29Troy Kendrick, Cypress, Calif.990
30Ken Johnson, Lewisville, Texas980
31Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.970
32Mike Aulby, Indianapolis960
33Dave Frame, San Gabriel, Calif.950
34Todd H. Thompson, Reno, Nev.940
35Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.920
 Mark Ganduglia, San Bruno, Calif.920
 Mike Tripoli, Alameda, Calif.920
38Butch Soper, Windsor, Ont., Can.900
39Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.890
40Danny Williams, Wichita, Kan.880
41Tim Dennison, Louisville, Ky.870
42Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.860
@43Rich Larson, Vallejo, Calif.850
44Brad Snell, Des Plaines, Ill.840
45Pete McCordic, Houston830
46Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.820
47John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.805
 Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind.805

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Joe Salvemini, 4009. 24th place - Bill Cooley, 3749. 47th place John Mazza and Eugene McCune, 3638. PRO-AM CASHERS - Dave Husted, Jim Tilton, Jimmy Certain, Rick Steelsmith, John Gant and Ray Edwards ($50 each). @ - Non-PBA member.