Budweiser Classic



$150,000 BUDWEISER CLASSIC
Columbus Square Bowling Palace, Columbus, Ohio, Nov 21-26, 1988

Williams Brews Up First Victory

Despite having lost to all of the other championship finalists in match play earlier, Ron Williams avenged three of those defeats en route to his first PBA championship in the $150,000 Budweiser Classic at Columbus Square Bowling Palace. Williams, Cahokia, III., upended 1986 Budweiser Classic champ Dave Ferraro, 242-193, for the $27,000 first prize and earned a berth into the 1989 Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Williams started with a triple and Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., fell behind immediately after opening with a spare, strike and converting the 3-10 "baby split." Ferraro then struck again, but opened in his fifth frame after leaving the 4-6-7-9-10 split. Williams put together three straight spares and then tacked on a four-bagger to put matters out of reach for Ferraro.

In the opening game of the NBC Sports-televised finals, Wayne Webb defeated championship round rookie D.J. Hochstein, Farmington Hills, Mich., 248-236. Against Webb, Williams played catch-up until a four-bagger through his first shot in the 10th gave him the edge to advance, 232-228.

Next up was a battle of "Williams" when second-seeded Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Ron matched opening doubles. Their game was close throughout and when Ron finished with a 257, Walter Ray could have moved into the title match-up with a double, but collected only the first strike and bowed, 257-255.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.731 (3 games)$27,000
2Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.193 (1 game)14,000
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.255 (1 game)8,000
4Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas476 (2 games)6,500
5D.J. Hochstein, Farmington Hills, Mich.236 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Webb defeated Hochstein, 248-236; Williams defeated Webb, 232-228; Williams defeated Williams Jr., 257-255; and in the championship game, Williams defeated Ferraro, 242-193.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9432 224.6 16-7-1 495 9927 
#2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9377 223.3 18-6-0 540 9917 
3Ron Williams, Cahokia, III. 9322 222.0 14-19-1 435 9757 
4D.J. Hochstein, Farmington Hills, Mich. 9261 220.5 14-10-0 420 9681 
5Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 9297 221.4 11-13-0 330 9627 
6Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 9166 218.2 14-10-0 420 9586 $4,500
7Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9146 217.8 13-11-0 390 9536 4,000
8Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 9145 217.7 12-11-1 375 9520 3,600
9Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 9105 216.8 13-11-0 390 9495 3,200
10Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. 9057 215.6 13-10-0 405 9462 3,000
11Tom Laskow, Commack, N.Y. 9041 215.3 13-11-0 390 9431 2,800
12Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C. 9072 216.0 11-13-0 330 9402 2,550
 Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9087 216.4 10-13-1 315 9402 2,550
14George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 9050 215.5 11-12-1 345 9395 2,400
15Phillip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9015 214.6 12-12-0 360 9375 2,300
16Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9012 214.6 11-12-1 345 9357 2,200
17Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9026 214.9 11-13-0 330 9356 2,100
18Jimmie Pritts Jr., Manchester, N.H. 8977 213.7 12-12-0 360 9337 2,000
19Noel Liederbach, Northfield, Ohio 9047 215.4 9-15-0 270 9317 1,900
20Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9036 215.1 8-16-0 240 9276 1,800
21Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. 8887 211.6 12-12-0 360 9247 1,700
22James A. Miller, Tempe, Ariz. 8839 210.5 9-13-2 300 9139 1,600
23James Lang, Indianapolis 8892 211.7 7-16-1 225 9117 1,550
24David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8750 208.3 9-15-0 270 9020 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.$1,360
26Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,220
27David Guindon, West Seneca, N.Y..1,210
28Mats Karlsson, Sweden1,200
29Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio1,190
30Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.1,180
31Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,170
#32Chris Warren, Dallas1,160
33Bryan Alpert, Las Vegas, Nev.1,150
34Tom Milton, St. Petersburg, Fla.1,140
35Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.1,130
36Charlie Tapp, Woodbury, Minn.1,120
37Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,105
 Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif.1,105
39Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla.1,090
40Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,080
41Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash.1,070
42Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela1,060
43Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis1,050
44Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,040
45Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas1,030
46Tom Adcock, Decatur, Ill.1,020
47Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla.1,005
 Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.1,005
49Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.990
50Brian Marler, Upper Marlboro, Md.980
51Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md.970
52Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.960
53Paul Ashby, Mentor, Ohio950

* - Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Randy Pedersen, 4011. 24th place - Tom Laskow, 3878. 53rd place - Paul Ashby, 3794. # - Nathan Terry, Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Chris Warren rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Jim Pencak, Guppy Troup, Joe Salvemini, Chris Warren ($50 each), Bill Beach and Leroy Bornhop ($25 each).