La Mode Classic



$125,000 LA MODE CLASSIC
Red Carpet Celebrity Lanes, Green Bay, Wis., Jul 30-Aug 3, 1988

Husted Ends Two-Year Vigil

Making his sixth championship round appearance of the year, Dave Husted came through with his first title of 1988, defeating Joe Berardi, 233-191, in the final game of the $125,000 LaMode Classic.

Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., played an extreme inside line and used a different ball on each lane of the championship pair en route to claiming the $18,000 top prize at Red Carpet Lanes-Green Bay for his sixth career PBA victory.

The title game began with top-seeded Berardi holding a two-pin lead after three frames. Husted then put together a six-bagger beginning in frame four and had the victory iced by the time his string was stopped by a 5-7 split in the 10th frame.

To get to the final match the 28-year-old Husted edged past Ricky Corona in the semifinal game, 204-190, despite struggling on the left lane. Corona, Diamond Bar, Calif., began the ESPN-televised finals by ousting Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla., 193-163. Next, Corona sneaked past Ron Williams, Cahokia, III., 209-205, as all of the championship round participants played strike lines inside the fourth arrow.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.437 (2 games)$18,000
2Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.191 (1 game)9,500
3Ricky Corona, Diamond Bar, Calif.592 (3 games)7,000
4Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.205 (1 game)5,500
5Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.163 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Corona defeated Firpo, 193-163; Corona defeated Williams, 209-205; Husted defeated Corona, 204-190; and in the championship game, Husted defeated Berardi, 233-191.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Berardi, Brooklyn, N.Y. 8921 212.4 16-8-0 480 9401 
2Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8892 211.7 13-10-1 405 9297 
3Ron Williams, Cahokia, III. 8869 211.2 14-10-0 420 9289 
4Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 8821 210.0 14-10-0 420 9241 
5Ricky Corona, Diamond Bar, Calif. 8662 206.2 15-9-0 450 9112 
6Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 8704 207.2 13-10-1 405 9109 $4,000
7Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla. 8727 207.8 12-12-0 360 9087 3,600
8Butch Soper, Windsor, Ont., Canada 8579 204.3 15-9-0 450 9029 3,300
9Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 8649 205.9 12-11-1 375 9024 3,000
10David White, Oklahoma City, Okla. 8667 206.4 11-13-0 330 8997 2,800
11Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 8635 205.6 11-12-1 345 8980 2,600
12Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 8588 204.5 13-11-0 390 8978 2,400
13Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8555 203.7 14-10-0 420 8975 2,200
14Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis 8577 204.2 12-12-0 360 8937 2,100
15Michael Karch, Tacoma, Wash. 8485 202.0 14-10-0 420 6905 2,000
16Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 8565 203.9 11-13-0 330 8895 1,900
17Pete McCordic, Houston 8539 203.3 10-13-1 315 8854 1,800
16Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8528 203.0 10-14-0 300 8828 1,700
19Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif. 8530 203.1 9-15-0 270 8800 1,600
20John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 8508 202.6 9-15-0 270 8778 1,500
21Chuck Pierce, Dallas 8405 200.1 11-13-0 330 8735 1,400
22Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio 8371 199.3 10-13-1 315 8686 1,300
23George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 8353 198.9 9-15-0 270 8623 1,250
24D.J. Hochstein, Farmington Hills, Mich. 8364 199.1 7-17-0 210 8574 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Paul Renteria, Tucson, Ariz.$1,195
26Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,040
27Richard Orf, St. Louis1,010
28Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis990
29Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.970
30Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.950
31AI Croteau Jr., El Toro, Calif.930
32Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.915
33James A. Miller, Scottsdale, Ariz.900
34Earl Ziemann, Garden Grove, Calif.890
35Corey Groth, Laverne, Calif.880
36Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y.865
 Derek Smith, Hicksville, Ohio865
38Steve Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.850
39Gus Yannaras, Wauwatosa, Wis.840
40Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La.825
 Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif.825
42Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.810
43Eric Forkel, Van Nuys, Calif.795
 Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.795
45Walter Ray Williams Jr. Stockton, Calif.780
46Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.770
47Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.760
48Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.750
49Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind.740
50Mats Karlsson, Sweden730
51Joe Salvemini, Colo. Springs, Colo.720
52Kevin Nietfeldt, Joliet, Ill.710
53Paul Ashby, Mentor, Ohio700

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - David White, 3911. 24th place - John Mazza, 3667. 53rd place Paul Ashby, 3577. PRO-AM CASHERS - Philip Ringener, Todd Thompson, Craig Rourke, Roger Bowker, Earl Ziemann, Eric Forkel, Randy Pedersen, Tony Marrese, Tom Crites and Ron Palombi ($50 each).