Showboat Invitational



$175,000 SHOWBOAT INVITATIONAL
Showboat Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan 3-9, 1988

Monacelli Wins Vegas Gamble

There can be no further speculation as to Amleto Monacelli's claim to stardom on the PBA Tour following his triumph in the $175,000 Showboat Invitational. Venezuela's Monacelli earned the $33,000 first prize by topping leading qualifier Mark Roth, 216-189, completely altering his style of play during his three championship round games.

The popular Monacelli is known for his wide-bending strike ball and unorthodox delivery, but he tossed "pocket rockets" straight up lanes 59 and 60 at Showboat Bowling Center during the championship round. Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J., matched Monacelli with an opening strike, two spares and a double through the fifth frame. Monacelli added another strike in his sixth frame and Roth spared twice and then left the 2-10 split in his eighth from which he never recovered.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela597 (3 games)$33,000
2Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.189 (1 game)17,000
3Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas174 (1 game)9,000
4Gip Lentine, Rowland Heights, Calif.343 (2 games)7,000
5Walter Ray Williams Jr. Stockton, Calif.189 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Lentine defeated W. Williams, 190-189; Monacelli defeated Lentine, 163-153 Monacelli defeated M. Williams, 218-174; and in the championship game, Monacelli defeated Roth, 216-189

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 12146 216.9 20-4-0 600 12746 
2Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 12040 215.0 12-12-0 360 12400 
#3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 11998 214.3 13-11-0 390 12388 
4Walter Ray Williams Jr. Stockton, Calif. 11970 213.8 13-10-1 405 12375 
5Gip Lentine, Rowland Hts., Calif. 11940 213.2 10-14-0 300 12240 
6Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 11744 209.7 16-8-0 480 12224 $5,000
7Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 11878 212.1 11-12-1 345 12223 4,000
8Wayne Webb, Waco, Texas 11793 210.6 14-10-0 420 12213 3,500
9Todd H. Thompson, Reno, Nev. 11876 212.1 10-14-0 300 12176 3,000
10Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan. 11754 209.9 14-10-0 420 12174 2,800
11Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11715 209.2 15-9-0 450 12165 2,600
12Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 11899 212.5 8-15-1 255 12154 2,500
13Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J, 11762 210.0 12-12-0 360 12122 2,400
14Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla. 11734 209.5 12-12-0 360 12094 2,250
#Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 11824 211.1 9-15-0 270 12094 2,250
16Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio 11721 209.3 12-12-0 360 12081 2,100
17Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla. 11626 207.6 14-10-0 420 12046 2,000
18Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 11680 208.6 11-13-0 330 12010 1,900
19Sam Zurich, Hernando Beach, Fla. 11542 206.1 14-10-0 420 11962 1,800
20Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 11661 208.2 9-14-1 285 11946 1,700
21Andrew Neuer, E. Longmeadow, Mass. 11611 207.3 9-15-0 270 11881 1,600
22Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 11448 204.4 10-14-0 330 11748 1,500
23John Gant, Independence, Ky. 11411 203.8 11-13-0 330 11741 1,400
24Nelson Burton Jr., Troy, Mo. 11443 204.3 7-17-0 210 11653 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz.$1,250
26Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo.1,120
27Richard Orf. St. Louis1,110
28Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,100
29Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N. M.1,100
30Tom Adcock, Decatur, Ill.1,080
31Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, Ala.1,065
 Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla.1,065
33Mike Edwards, Tulsa. Okla.1,050
34Phil Kapsimallis, Mission Hills, Calif.1,040
35Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,030
36Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,020
37Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,010
38Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.1,000
39Steve Anderson, Colo. Springs, Colo.985
 Larry Laub, Tucson Ariz.985
41Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.970
42Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas960
43Don Fowler, Kansas City, Mo.945
 John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.945
45Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio930
46Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas920
47Pete McCordic, Houston910
48Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla.900
49Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.890
50Joe Salvemini, Colo. Springs, Colo.880
51David White, Bethany, Okla.870
52Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.860
53Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif.850
54David Ozio, Vidor, Texas840
55Earl Ziemann, Garden Grove, Calif.830
56Michael Karch, Tacoma, Wash.820
57Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash.810
58Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.800
59Jim Riner, Colo. Springs, Colo.790
60Jimmy Williams, Bethpage, N.Y.780
61David Guindon, West Seneca, N.Y.770
62Todd Agee, Akron, Ohio760
63Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.745
 David Rosenburg, Rolla, Mo.745
65Mal Acosta. Manteca, Calif.730
66Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.720
67Kevin Nietfeldt, Peotone, Ill.710
@68Saito Masanori, Japan700
69Toby Contreras, Kansas City, Mo.690
70Todd Koller, El Cajon, Calif.680
71Joe Barket, Morro Bay, Calif.670
72Brad Bohling, Denver, Colo.660
73David D'Entremont, Cleveland650
74Nathan Terry Jr., Amarillo. Texas640
75Ken Johnson, Lewisville, Texas630
76Parker Bohn Ill, Freehold. N.J.615
 Greg Thomas, Oldtown, Idaho615
78Don Sylvia. New Bedford, Mass.660

*- Match play alternate. # - Amleto Monacelli and Tony Westlake rolled 300 games ($100 each). 32-game qualifying leader - Gip Lentine, 6988. 24th place - Sam Zurich, 6659. 78th place - Don Sylvia, 6304. PRO-AM CASHERS - Jim Pencak, Ernie Schlegel, Tom Crites, Del Warren, Mats Karlsson, Charlie Lacy, Andrew Neuer, Pete Weber, Steve Lang, Johnny Petraglia, Mark Roth, Sam Maccarone, Rusty Greiner, Chuck Mogavero. Norm Duke, Jim Harvey, Ricky Corona, Gary Dickinson, Eddy Kelley. Joe Berardi, Danny Broadway. Allen Johnson, Dave Roy. Bob Perry, Mike Miller, Don Fowler Jr., John Gant and Rick Brunori ($50 each). @ - Non-PBA member.