King Louie Open



$140,000 KING LOUIE OPEN
King Louie West Lanes, Overland Park, Kan., Mar 14-19, 1988

King Louie Crowns Fallgren

Palmer Fallgren ended an eight-year hiatus from the PBA winner's circle with a 226-210 victory over Don Genalo and captured the $140,000 King Louie Open. Fallgren earned $24,000 for his third PBA crown.

For the second straight week, all five championship finalists ended in the positions where they qualified for the ABC Sports telecast. Also for the second consecutive week Genalo was frustrated in quest of his seventh PBA victory.

Leading qualifier Fallgren opened his game with a double. Genalo began with a spare and left the 6-7-10 split in his second frame but converted to keep close. He then strung three strikes before failing to convert the 3-10 in his sixth frame, which admittedly proved his undoing.

Fallgren confidently closed the match after Genalo's miscue, wrapping up the title for good with a "wall shot" strike in the 10th frame. Genalo pocketed $13,000 as runnerup, but would have to vie for dominance at King Louie West Lanes another year.

In the opening game, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, bested Edmond, Oklahoma's Tony Westlake, 244-212. Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo., then took the measure of Williams, 212-162, before bowing to Genalo, 234-223. Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif., gladly relinquished his weekly role as statistician for ABC-TV to test his competitive skills on the lanes. He also cited the atmosphere of the week as "fateful" toward his success with good friend and Pro Bowler's Tour announcer Chris Schenkel being inducted in the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame earlier in the week.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif.226 (1 game)$24,000
2Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio444 (2 games)13,000
3Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.435 (2 games)8,000
4Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas406 (2 games)6,000
5Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.212 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Williams defeated Westlake, 244-212; Bornhop defeated Williams, 212-162; Genalo defeated Bornhop, 234-223; and in the championship game, Fallgren defeated Genalo, 226-210.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento, Calif. 9173 218.4 21-3-0 630 9803 
2Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 9108 216.9 18-6-0 540 9648 
#3Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 9189 218.8 13-10-1 405 9594 
4Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9012 214.6 14-8-2 450 9462 
5Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9018 214.7 13-10-1 405 9423 
6Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8951 213.1 15-8-1 465 9416 $4,500
7Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H. 8964 213.4 15-9-0 450 9414 4,000
8Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan. 9061 215.7 11-13-0 330 9391 3,600
9Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev. 8938 212.8 13-11-0 390 9328 3,300
10Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8867 211.1 13-9-2 420 9287 3,000
11Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 8918 212.3 12-12-0 360 9278 2,800
12Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 8914 212.2 11-13-0 330 9244 2,700
13Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 8943 212.9 10-14-0 300 9243 2,600
14Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla. 8863 211.0 12-12-0 360 9223 2,500
15Wayne Webb, Waco, Texas 8879 211.4 10-12-2 330 9209 2,400
16Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 8818 210.0 11-11-2 360 9178 2,300
17Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 8812 209.8 11-12-1 345 9157 2,200
18Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 8896 211.8 8-16-0 240 9136 2,100
19Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8796 209.4 10-14-0 300 9096 2,000
20Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Calif. 8795 209.4 9-13-2 300 9095 1,900
21Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 8775 208.9 10-13-1 315 9090 1,800
22Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla. 8582 204.3 8-15-1 255 8837 1,700
23David Waswo, Kansas City, Mo. 8610 205.0 5-19-0 150 8760 1,650
24Tom Adcock, Decatur, Ill. 8449 201.2 7-17-0 210 8659 1,600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.$1,470
26Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,430
*27Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla.1,520
28Nelson Burton Jr., Troy, Mo.1,390
29Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,380
30Mats Karisson, Sweden1,365
 Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas1,365
32Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,350
33Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C.1,340
34Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.1,330
35Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,320
36Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.1,310
37Butch Soper, Windsor, Ont., Can.1,300
38Joe Conigliaro, Rosedale, N.Y.1,290
39Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas1,275
 Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.1,275
41Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif.1,260
42Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla417
 Mark Fahy, Chicago417
 Richard Orf, St. Louis417

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Joe Berardi, 3954. 24th place - Gary Dickinson, 3789. 42nd place - Roger Bowker, Mark Fahy and Rich Orf, 3737. # - Leroy Bornhop rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Don Genalo, Mats Karlsson, Ron Palombi Jr., Amleto Monacelli, Chuck Pierce, Ron Bell, Richard Bramwell, Art Trask, Dennis Horan, Jimmie Pritts Jr.. Jim Murtishaw, Dave Husted. Ed Ressler, Gil Sliker, Jeff Bellinger and Ryan Shafer ($50 each).