True Value Open



$150,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, III., Mar 21-26, 1988

Voss Vicious In March

Brian Voss powered past four "name" opponents en route to his sixth PBA championship in the $150,000 True Value Open and what he termed "my best performance ever." Voss capped his charge with a 278-244 win against tournament leader Dave Ferraro and notched his first four-game sweep in 20 championship round appearances.

For more than a few moments in the championship game, Voss appeared well on his way toward tripling his yearly earnings. After opening with seven strikes, Voss, Tacoma, Wash., was headed toward a $200,000 perfect game bonus offered by True Value Hardware Stores until a seven-pin stopped his bid on the next shot. Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., still was very much alive in their match until leaving the 6-7-10 in his ninth frame.

Voss and PBA career money leader Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. opened the action at Landmark Recreation Center with a slugfest and when the smoke had cleared, Voss was a 238-237 survivor. Next up was two-time 1987 champ Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind., who struggled with his carry early in the game and bowed 229-193. The semifinal game paired the PBA's two most recent Trustcorp PBA National Championship winners and Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif., could have ousted Voss with a double and eight-count in his 10th frame but erred on his first shot and fell, 245-225.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.990 (4 games)$27,000
2Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.244 (1 game)14,000
3Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.225 (1 game)8,500
4Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.193 (1 game)7,000
5Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.237 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Voss defeated Roth, 238-237; Voss defeated Devers, 229-193; Voss defeated Pedersen, 245-225; and in the championship game, Voss defeated Ferraro, 278-244.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9736 231.8 14-10-0 420 10156 
2Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9515 226.6 13-10-1 405 9921 
3Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. 9476 225.6 14-9-1 435 9911 
4Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9481 225.7 14-10-0 420 9901 
5Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9431 224.5 14-10-0 420 9851 
6Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 9443 224.8 13-10-1 405 9848 $5,000
7Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 9381 223.4 15-9-1 450 9831 4,000
#8Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9488 225.9 11-13-0 330 9818 3,500
9Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9419 224.3 12-12-0 360 9779 3,200
#10Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C. 9312 221.7 14-10-0 420 9732 3,000
11Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9289 221.2 14-10-0 420 9709 2,800
12Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 9233 219.8 14-9-1 435 9668 2,600
13Don Sylvia, New Bedford, Mass. 9295 221.3 12-12-0 360 9655 2,500
14Pete McCordic, Houston 9324 222.0 11-13-0 330 9654 2,400
15Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, III. 9350 222.6 10-14-0 300 9650 2,300
16Walter Ray Williams Jr. Stockton, Calif. 9311 221.7 11-13-0 330 9641 2,200
17Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif. 9254 220.3 10-14-0 300 9554 2,100
18Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9207 219.2 11-12-1 345 9552 2,000
19James A. Miller, Scottsdale, Ariz. 9123 217.2 11-13-0 330 9453 1,900
20Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla. 9087 216.4 12-12-0 360 9447 1,800
21Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9124 217.2 9-13-2 300 9424 1,700
22Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 8989 214.0 11-13-0 330 9319 1,600
23Todd Agee, Akron, Ohio 8846 210.6 7-17-0 210 9056 1,500
24Freddy McClerkin, Westminster, Colo. 8811 209.8 7-16-1 225 9036 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis$1,290
26Mats Karlsson, Sweden1,260
27Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.1,240
*28Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio1,340
29Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,200
30Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.1,180
31Joe Salvemini, Colo. Springs, Colo.1,170
32Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.1,160
33Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,150
34Brad Bottling, Denver, Colo.1,135
 Tom Hinz, Joliet, Ill.1,135
36Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Bch., Fla.1,115
 Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.1,115
38Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich.1,100
39Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,090
40Norm Duke, Ft. Worth, Texas1,080
41Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,070
42Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,060
43Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,050
44Palmer Fallgren, Sacramento. Calif.1,040
45David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,030
46Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,020
47Bob Handley Pompano Beach, Fla.1,010
48Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,000
49Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio990
50Stephen Hardy, Methuen, Mass.980
51Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif.970
52Gil Sliker, Sarasota, Fla.955
 Earl Ziemann, Garden Grove, Calif.955

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Dave Ferraro, 4219. 24th place - Guppy Troup, 3929. 52nd place - Gil Sliker and Earl Ziemann, 3813. # - Steve Cook rolled two 300 games and Tony Marrese rolled one 300 game ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Guppy Troup, Don Genalo, Dennis Horan Jr., Ron Palombi Jr., Sam Maccarone, Philip Ringener, Jess Stayrook and Todd Thompson ($50 each).