Number 7 PBA Invitational
NUMBER 7 PBA INVITATIONAL
Silver Dollar Action Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Can., Sep 16-18, 1988
Ferraro Downs 4 In Number 7
Meeting No. 6 proved to be lucky for Dave Ferraro in collecting the Number 7 PBA Invitational's $18,000 first prize at host Silver Dollar Action Centre.
Ferraro defeated Brian Voss, 210-204, in the championship game of this second annual international tournament, which brackets 12 of the PBA's top pros along with four Canadian qualifiers in single-elimination competition. All told, Ferraro won four matches en route to the title and cracked the $100,000 yearly earnings mark for the first time in his PBA career. Voss earned $12,000 as runnerup and upped his '88 PBA Tour-leading money mark to $181,885.
Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., had just come off a big 279-218 semifinal against Sweden's Mats Karlsson but felt doomed when he sat down in the 10th frame with 210 and Voss finishing the game. Voss, Seattle, Wash., needed a strike and seven-count, spare for the win, but missed on his first shot, leaving the 3-6-10. In six championship round matches in their careers, Voss and Ferraro are now even with three wins apiece.
In Voss' semifinal, he emerged against Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas, 231-206, after both had notched two earlier victories. Webb collected $6,000 as fourth place money was based on pinfall totals in the semifinal round.
Top Canadian finisher in the Number 7 PBA Invitational, sponsored by Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc., was Conn Casey of suburban Toronto. Casey yielded to Walter Ray Williams Jr. for the second consecutive year, 279-248, after Williams topped him in '87 by a 247-233 score. Casey, general manager of AMF O'Connor Bowl West in Toronto (host center of the inaugural Number 7 PBA Invitational), earned 7,000 (Canadian) for his efforts.
Wayne Webb 266 Dave Ferraro 247
Peter Schurmann 169 Randy Rose 180
Dave Husted 225 Marshall Holman 214
Mark Roth 216 Amleto Monacelli 213
Brian Voss 229 Mats Karlsson 193
Kent Wagner 214 Pete McCordic 170
Walter Ray Williams Jr. 279 Tony Westlake 242
Conn Casey 248 Dave Rosenbaum 191
Roth earned $2,800; Wagner, $2,600; Monacelli, $2,500; and McCordic, $2,400
Wayne Webb 235 Dave Ferraro 246
Dave Husted 189 Marshall Holman 228
Brian Voss 213 Mats Karlsson 243
Walter Ray Williams Jr. 212 Tony Westlake 220
Holman earned $5,000; Westlake, $4,000; Williams, $3,500; and Husted $3,000
Brian Voss 231 Dave Ferraro 279
Wayne Webb 206 Mats Karlsson 218
Karlsson earned $7,000 and Webb earned $6,000
Dave Ferraro 210 $18,000Brian Voss 204 $12,000