Oronamin C Japan Cup '88



ORONAMIN C JAPAN CUP '88
Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Oct 6-10, 1988

Japanese Trophy Stays At Home

Takeo Sakai avenged last year's runnerup finish by topping leading qualifier Wayne Webb, 239-211, to capture the Oronamin C Japan Cup '88 at Tokyo Port Bowl. Sakai, Osaka, also evened the series at two wins apiece in this fourth annual competition between 16 leading PBA Tour players and 16 top Japan PBA stars.

Webb failed to convert a 10-pin spare in his ninth frame to open the door for Sakai, who doubled and spared in his ninth and 10th frames to lock Webb out. Webb, Beaumont, Texas, was seeking his first PBA title in more than three years, but had to be content with the $8,000 runnerup prize.

In the opening game of the televised championship round, Tsuguo Tsukahara, Kanagawa, topped Randy Pedersen, 234-174, before bowing to Sweden's Mats Karlsson, 202-192. Karlsson continued in downing Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla., 227-171, before being derailed by Sakai, 247-165.

PBA players claimed nine of the top 12 positions in the 32-man field, but their winning streak in Japan Cup competition was halted at two straight, with Pete Weber winning in '86 and Amleto Monacelli last year for his first PBA crown. Ken Taniguchi won the inaugural Japan Cup title in 1985.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Takeo Sakai, Osaka486 (2 games) 
2Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas211 (1 game)$8,000
3Mats Karlsson, Sweden584 (3 games)6,000
4Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.171 (1 game)5,000
5Tsuguo Tsukahara, Kanagawa426 (2 games) 
6Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.174 (1 game)4,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Tsukahara defeated Pedersen, 234-174; Karlsson defeated Tsukahara, 202-192; Karlsson defeated Crites, 227-171; Sakai defeated Karlsson, 247-165; and in the championship game, Sakai defeated Webb, 239-211.

32-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 7158 223.7 20-11-1 615 7773 
2Takeo Sakai, Osaka 6911 216.0 22-10-0 660 7571 
3Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 7013 219.2 18-14-0 540 7553 
4Mats Karlsson, Sweden 6986 217.8 17-14-1 525 7511 
5Tsuguo Tsukahara, Kanagawa 6903 215.7 19-13-0 570 7473 
6Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 6873 214.8 19-12-1 585 7458 
7Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 6870 214.7 19-13-0 570 7440 $3,000
8Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 6803 212.6 21-11-0 630 7433 2,500
9Kunihilo Nishimura, Osaka 6744 210.8 22-10-0 660 7404 
10Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 6781 211.9 18-14-0 540 7321 2,400
11Harry Sullins, Detroit 6830 213.4 16-16-0 480 7310 2,300
12Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 6857 214.3 14-17-2 435 7292 2,200
13Yukio Yamazaki, Tokyo 6777 211.8 17-15-0 510 7287 
14Masanori Saito, Kanagawa 6711 209.7 17-15-0 510 7221 
15Junichi Yajima. Tokyo 6631 207.2 19-13-0 570 7201 
16W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 6719 210.0 15-17-0 450 7169 2,100
17Akio Harada, Saitama 6636 207.4 17-15-0 510 7146 
18Pete McCordic, Houston 6717 209.9 13-19-0 390 7107 2,000
19Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 6692 209.1 13-19-0 390 7082 1,900
20Yasumoto Bannai, Tokyo 6579 205.6 16-15-1 495 7074 
21Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 6560 205.0 16-16-0 480 7040 1,800
22David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 6690 209.1 11-21-0 330 7020 1,700
#23Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 6551 204.7 15-16-1 465 7016 1,600
24Akiro Ishihara, Chiba 6615 206.7 12-20-0 360 6975 
25Norm Duke, Ft. Worth, Texas 6546 204.6 14-18-0 420 6966 1,500
26Yoshitaka Hokura, Tokyo 6526 203.9 14-18-0 420 6946 
27Hiroshi Nagatani, Tokyo 6416 200.5 15-17-0 450 6866 
28Akiro Chhashi, Tokyo 6420 200.6 14-17-1 435 6855 
29Ryujiro Amakasu, Kanagawa - 6455 201.7 13-19-0 390 6845 
30Kazuhiko Fujiwara, Kanagawa 6263 194.9 14-18-0 420 6683 
31Hayato Endoh, Osaka 6419 200.6 B-24-0 240 6659 
32Takayuki Ryu, Tokyo 6335 198.0 10-21-1 315 6650 

# - Kent Wagner rolled a 300 game ($400). PRO-AM CASHERS - Tom Crites and Dave Ferraro ($100 each), Kent Wagner and Tom Baker ($50 each).