Showboat PBA Doubles Classic



$140,000 SHOWBOAT PBA DOUBLES CLASSIC
Showboat Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev., May 31-Jun 4, 1988

New Yorkers Gamble And Win

The top-seeded duo of Joe Berardi and Dave Ferraro turned away Pete Weber and Brian Voss's efforts to unseat them in the championship game, 214-210, to claim the $140 000 Showboat PBA Doubles Classic. The victory was Berardi's second in 1988 and eighth PBA title, while Ferraro bagged his third PBA victory and re-qualified for the 1989 Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Team Berardi/Ferraro began with a three-bagger, while Weber/Voss opened with two spares and then Voss left and failed to convert the 4-8-10 split in his third frame. Berardi/Ferraro came back with three spares and Weber/Voss regrouped with a double, but they had dug too deep a hole, despite a closing four-bagger, and Ferraro needed only to spare and seven-count in the 10th to win.

The Showboat PBA Doubles Classic marked the second of three Showboat Hotel-sponsored national PBA tournaments in 1988 and brought down the curtain on this year's three-city Spring Tour.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y
214 (1 game)$28,000
2Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.
Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash.
420 (2 games)15,000
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela
Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.
664 (3 games)10,000
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.
Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J.
183 (1 game)8,000
5Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan.
Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.
221 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Monacelli and Williams defeated Soutar and Laub, 265-221; Monacelli and Williams defeated Holman and Roth, 205-183; Weber and Voss defeated Monacelli and Williams, 210-194; and in the championship game, Berardi and Ferraro defeated Weber and Voss, 214-210.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. (9,154)
Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. (8,911)
 18065 21-3-0 630 18695 
2Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. (8,902)
Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. (8,987)
 17889 13-11-0 390 18279 
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. (9,045)
Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J. (8,780)
 17825 15-9-0 450 18275 
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela (8,690)
Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. (9,066)
 17756 17-7-0 510 18266 
5Dave Soutar, Leawood, Kan. (8,731)
Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz., (8,949)
 17680 17-7-0 510 18190 
6Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. (9,043)
Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. (8,697)
 17740 14-10-0 420 18160 $6,000
7Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. (8,727)
Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H. (8,774)
 17501 14-10-0 420 17921 5,000
8Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. (8,860)
Henry Gonzalez, Colo. Springs, Colo. (8,600)
 17460 14-10-0 420 17880 4,000
9Pete McCordic, Houston (8,854)
# Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas (8,525)
 17379 12-12-0 360 17739 3,600
10Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. (8,795)
Michael Karch, Tacoma, Wash. (8,467)
 17262 13-10-1 405 17667 3,200
11Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. (8,552)
Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden (8,802)
 17354 10-14-0 300 17654 2,900
12John Handegard, Reno, Nev. (8,676)
Tom Shook, Salem, Ore (8,509)
 17185 12-12-0 360 17545 2,800
13Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. (8,546)
# Rick Jones, Spokane, Wash. (8,720)
 17266 9-15-0 270 17536 2,700
14Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. (8,250)
Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. (8,945)
 17195 11-13-0 330 17525 2,600
15Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. (8,473)
Del Warren, Lake Worth. Fla. (8,665)
 17138 11-12-1 345 17483 2,500
16Rusty Greiner, Richmond, Calif. (8,376)
Tony Marrese. Hilton Head, S.C. (8,758)
 17134 11-13-0 330 17464 2,400
17Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio (8,757)
James Miller, Scottsdale, Ariz. (8,463)
 17220 8-16-0 240 17460 2,300
18Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas (8,585)
Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Texas (8,448)
 17033 11-13-0 330 17363 2,250
19Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. (8,542)
Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. (8,445)
 16987 11-13-0 330 17317 2,200
20Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif. (8,534)
Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev. (8,441)
 16975 8-16-0 240 17215 2,150
21Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz. (8,451)
Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif. (8,520)
 16971 7-16-1 225 17196 2,100
22Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla., (8,565)
Chuck Mogavero, Sun Lakes, Ariz. (8,365)
 16930 8-16-0 240 17170 2,050
23Dennis Rakauskas, Clarks Summit, Pa. (8,311)
Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind. (8,375)
 16817 9-15-0 270 17087 2,000
24Avery LeBlanc, Houma, La. (8,372)
Tommy Martin, Memphis, Tenn. (8,301)
 16672 10-13-1 315 16987 1,950

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A., Don Sylvia, New Bedford, Mass.$1,740
26Troy Kendrick, Cypress, Calif., Todd M. Thompson, Cypress. Calif.1,560
27Wes Pye, Richmond, Ga., Joe Conigliaro, Rosedale, N.Y.1,510
 David White, Edmond, Okla., Butch Soper, Windsor, Ont., Can.1,510
29Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas. Charlie Tapp, Woodbury, Minn.1,480
30Matt Ballard, Phoenix, Ariz., Todd Koller, El Cajon, Calif.1,460

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leaders - Joe Berardi and Dave Ferraro, 7665. 24th place - Purvis Granger and Sam Maccarone, 7347. 30th place - Matt Ballard and Todd Koller, 7281. 71 - Rick Jones and Mark Williams rolled 300 games ($100 each).