Kodak Invitational



KODAK INVITATIONAL
Marcel's Olympic Bowl, Rochester, N.Y., Oct 24-29, 1988

Palombi Picture Perfect In Kodak

Ron Palombi Jr. of nearby Erie, Pa., "clicked" in the title game of the Kodak Invitational, 216-202, against hard-luck Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas, at Marcel's Olympic Bowl. Palombi rolled past three opponents en route to his third FBA victory, while Ringener was side-lined for the sixth consecutive championship round match.

Palombi opened with a double in the championship game, while Ringener spared and then failed to convert the 4-9 split. He then re-grouped with a three-bagger to take the lead at mid-game while Palombi did not strike again until the ninth frame. Facing a "must" strike situation in his final frame, Palombi responded in convincing manner for the $27,000 payday.

In the first game of the NBC-televised Fall Tour opener, Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan., eliminated 1985 Kodak champ Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore., 232-197. Benoit then was bombed by Palombi, who began with an open frame that proved to be the only blemish of his three-game march. In the semifinal game, Palombi defeated Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash., 214-182.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ron Palombi Jr., Erie. Pa.644 (3 games)$27,000
2Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas202 (1 game)14,000
3Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash.182 (1 game)8,000
4Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.378 (2 games)6,500
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.197 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Benoit defeated Holman, 232-197; Palombi defeated Benoit, 214-146; Palombi defeated Voss, 214-182; and in the championship game, Palombi defeated Ringener, 216-202.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9151 217.9 15-9-0 450 9601 
2Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash. 9145 217.7 12-11-1 375 9520 
3Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9031 215.0 15-9-0 450 9481 
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9030 215.0 14-10-0 420 9450 
5Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9032 215.0 13-10-1 405 9437 
6Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 8929 212.6 16-8-0 480 9409 $4,500
7Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9001 214.3 12-12-0 360 9361 4,000
#8Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 8952 213.1 13-10-1 405 9357 3,500
9Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla. 8883 211.5 15-9-0 450 9333 3,200
10Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8904 212.0 13-10-1 405 9309 3,000
11Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y. 8867 211.1 13-10-1 405 9272 2,800
12Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 8900 211.9 11-12-1 345 9245 2,600
13Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 8857 210.9 12-11-1 375 9232 2,400
+14Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8813 212.4 11-5-0 330 9143 1,785
15Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 8777 209.0 12-12-0 360 9137 2,200
16George Branham III, San Diego, Calif., 8718 207.6 13-10-1 405 9123 2,100
17Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 8808 209.7 7-15-2 240 9048 2,000
18Mark Elicker, York, Pa. 8764 208.7 9-15-0 270 9034 1,900
19David D'Entremont, Cleveland, Ohio 8702 207.2 11-13-0 330 9032 1,800
20Willie Willis, New Haven, Conn. 8640 205.7 10-13-1 315 8955 1,700
21Allen Johnson, Chandler, Ariz. 8658 206.1 9-14-1 285 8943 1,600
22Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 8616 205.1 8-15-1 255 8871 1,500
23Larry Granto, West Nyack, N.Y. 8658 206.1 6-18-0 180 8838 1,425
#24Paul Wolf, Las Vegas, Nev. 8536 203.2 6-17-1 195 8731 1,350

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.$1,745
26Bryan Alpert, Las Vegas, Nev.1,160
#27Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,140
28John Colossi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,120
29Paul Renteria, Tucson, Ariz.1,095
 Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,095
31Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio1,080
32Dave Arnold, Campbell. Calif.1,070
*33Dale Eagle, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.1,140
34Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,050
35Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.1,040
36Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio1,030
37Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.1,020
38Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.1,010
39Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,000
40David Ozio, Vidor, Texas990
41Pete McCordic, Houston, Texas.980
42Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.970
43Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.955
 Brian LeClair, Chatham, N.Y.955
45David White, Okla. City, Okla.940
46Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.930
47Richard Holden, Chinchilla, Pa.920
48Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.910
49Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.900
50Joe Salvemini, Colo. Springs, Colo.890
51Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla.880
52Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.870
53Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.860

18-game qualifying leader - Brian Voss, 4102. 24th place - Dave D'Entremont, 3810. + - Handley replaced Young after eight games of match play and was penalized 128 pins, which was the difference between their qualifying totals (8 pins) and the bonus pins Young earned (120). They split 14th and 25th-place money, and Handley received $40 for acting as alternate for eight games. * - Dale Eagle received $80 for acting as alternate for the final 16 games. # Marc McDowell, Dave Guindon, Tom Crites and Paul Wolf rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS Mark Thayer, Sam Maccarone, Ted Hannahs. Ricky Corona, Anthony Figuiera and Joe Berardi ($50 each).