Oronamin C Japan Cup '88 - Archived Standings
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.
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 # - Kent Wagner rolled a 300 game ($400). PRO-AM CASHERS - Tom Crites and Dave Ferraro ($100 each), Kent Wagner and Tom Baker ($50 each).
# - Kent Wagner rolled a 300 game ($400). PRO-AM CASHERS - Tom Crites and Dave Ferraro ($100 each), Kent Wagner and Tom Baker ($50 each).