Hammer Open



$150,000 HAMMER OPEN
Boulevard Bowl, Edmond, Okla., Jul 22-27, 1988

Wizard Of Ozio Garners Crown

"Just another day at work," so David Ozio understated after winning three games and closing with three "must" strikes to capture the $150,000 Hammer Open at host Boulevard Bowl. Ozio edged leading qualifier Del Warren, 236-235, for his fourth PBA championship and pocketed the $27,000 first prize, richest on the PBA's Summer Tour.

In the ESPN-televised championship round opening game, Amleto Monacelli flirted with a $25,000 True Value 300 game award against PBA career money leader Mark Roth (who also was the victim of Bob Benoit's 300). Monacelli, Venezuela, fired the first 10 strikes but left the 2-4-5 on his 11th shot and advanced against the Spring Lake Heights, N.J., pro, 287-247.

Ozio then entered and Monacelli lost his touch, falling, 194-175. In the semifinal game, Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla., also took his lumps against Ozio, Vidor, Texas, and bowed, 268-171.

Ozio began the championship match leaving an 8-10 split for an open frame, followed by a strike and three straight spares. Warren, Lake Worth, Fla., spared twice and then doubled to build his lead to 21 pins through five frames. He sat down with 235 following a closing four-bagger and felt pleased, not only with his efforts but also his chances against Ozio striking out to beat him by a pin.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1David Ozio, Vidor, Texas698 (3 games)$27,000
2Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.235 (1 game)14,000
3Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.171 (1 game)8,000
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela462 (2 games)6,000
5Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.247 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Monacelli defeated Roth, 287-247; Ozio defeated Monacelli, 194-175; Ozio defeated Crites, 268-171; and in the championship game, Ozio defeated Warren, 236-235. 42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 9744 232.0 17-7-0 510 10254 
2Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla., 9573 227.9 16-8-0 480 10053 
#3David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9548 227.3 16-8-0 480 10028 
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9441 224.8 15-9-0 450 9891 
5Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 9404 223.9 14-10-0 420 9824 
6Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9390 223.6 14-10-0 420 9810 $4,500
7Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9365 223.0 14-10-0 420 9785 4,000
#8Earl Ziemann, Garden Grove, Calif. 9332 222.2 15-9-0 450 9782 3,500
#9Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9382 223.4 13-11-0 390 9772 3,000
10Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 9365 223.0 13-10-1 405 9771 2,800
11Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 9432 224.7 11-13-0 330 9766 2,600
12Bill Oakes, Dallas 9250 220.2 14-10-0 420 9670 2,500
13Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 9378 223.3 9-15-0 270 9648 2,400
14Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9333 222.2 10-14-0 300 9633 2,300
15Brian Voss, Tacoma, Wash. 9348 222.6 9-15-0 270 9618 2,200
16Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9224 219.6 11-13-0 330 9554 2,100
17Don Moser, Santa Clara, Calif. 9213 219.4 10-14-0 300 9513 2,000
18Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif. 9271 220.7 8-16-0 240 9501 1,900
19Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 9115 217.0 11-12-1 345 9460 1,800
20Ken Johnson, Lewisville, Texas 9097 216.6 12-12-0 360 9457 1,700
21Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 9017 214.7 9-14-1 285 9302 1,600
22Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8942 212.9 10-14-0 300 9242 1,600
23Bryan Alpert, Las Vegas, Nev. 8947 213.0 9-14-1 285 9232 1,460
24Paul Ashby, Mentor, Ohio 8830 210.2 6-18-0 180 9010 1,405

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Richard Orf, St. Louis$1,250
*26Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis1,350
27Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.1,210
28Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C.1,195
 Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.1,195
30David White, Oklahoma City, Okla.1,180
31Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.1,170
32David Waswo, Kansas City, Mo.1,160
33Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.1,145
 Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,145
35Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,130
36AI Croteau Jr., El Toro, Calif.1,115
 Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.1,115
38Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,100
39Butch Soper, Windsor, Ont., Can.1,090
40Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,080
41Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.1,070
42Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,060
43Jeff Miller, Columbus, Ohio1,050
44Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio1,040
45Chris Hyde, Muskogee, Okla.1,030
46David Smith, Austin, Texas1,020
47Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.1,010
48Ron Williams, Cahokia. Ill.1,000
49Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.985
 Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.985
51Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.970
52George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.960
53Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.475
 Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.475

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Rowdy Morrow, 4195. 24th place - Jim Pencak, 3997. 53rd place - Frank Ellenburg and Bill Straub, 3912. # - Del Warren, David Ozio, Robert Lawrence, Marc McDowell, Larry Barwick, Larry Stephens, Gary James and Earl Ziemann ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Walter Ray Williams Jr., Rowdy Morrow, Corey Groth, Mike Edwards, Leroy Bornhop, Tony Westlake, Carmen Salvino, Ron Palombi Jr., Dave Traber, Joe Firpo, Harry Sullins, Marshall Holman, Jon O'Drobinak, Del Ballard Jr., David Ozio and David Waswo ($50 each).