Budweiser Touring Players Championship



$135,000 BUDWEISER TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Taylor Lanes, Taylor, Mich., Nov 28-Dec 3, 1988

Ferraro Finishes Year On Top

Despite being out-struck 7-5, Dave Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., capitalized on missed spares by Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Stockton, Calif., to defeat him, 212-195, and capture the $135,000 Budweiser Touring Players Championship.

Williams left 10-pins in the second and sixth frames and missed both. However, going into the 10th frame, he still had a chance to win with two strikes plus eight pins. When he left three pins on his first ball, Ferraro's fourth PBA title and the $23,000 top prize was clinched.

Williams earned his berth against Ferraro by eliminating Roger Bowker of Ocala, Fla., 179-178, in the semifinal. Bowker, who won his first PBA crown last January in the Don Carter's Greater New Orleans Classic, already was locked out before throwing three strikes in the 10th to make it a one-pin game. Williams was consoled with the $12,000 runnerup check and Bowker got $8,000 for third.

Brian Voss of Seattle Wash., whose $225,485 in 1988 set a PBA earnings record, finished fourth. The six-time PBA champion started with a 236-195 win over Philip Ringener of Big Spring, Texas, before losing to Bowker, 195-184. Voss' payday was $6,500 and Ringener received $5,500. The old earnings mark was Mike Aulby's $201,200 set in 1985.

Voss was boosted to the record by collecting the $25,000 top prize in the Miller Lite Performance Cup points championship. Bowlers earned points based on finishes in the top 24.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.212 (1 game)$23,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.374 (2 games)12,000
3Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla.373 (2 games)8,000
4Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash.420 (2 games)6,500
5Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas195 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Voss defeated Ringener, 236-195; Bowker defeated Voss, 195-184; Williams defeated Bowker, 179-178; and in the championship game, Ferraro defeated Williams, 212-195.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 12477 222.3 15-9-0 450 12927 
#2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 12451 222.3 15-9-0 450 12901 
3Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla. 12243 218.6 15-9-0 450 12693 
4Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash. 12176 217.4 15-9-0 450 12626 
5Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 12228 218.4 11-11-2 360 12588 
#6Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla., 12148 216.9 14-9-1 435 12583 $5,000
7Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 12118 216.4 14-9-1 435 12553 4,500
8Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 12044 215.1 12-10-2 390 12434 4,000
#9Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio 12122 216.5 10-14-0 300 12422 3,500
10Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 12093 215.9 10-13-1 315 12408 3,000
11Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 11917 212.8 15-8-1 465 12382 2,800
12Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 11945 213.3 12-12-0 360 12305 2,700
#13Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 11955 213.5 10-14-0 300 12255 2,600
14Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 11886 212.3 12-12-0 360 12246 2,500
15Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 11883 212.2 12-12-0 360 12243 2,400
16Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind. 11947 213.3 9-15-0 270 12217 2,300
17Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 11846 211.5 12-12-0 360 12206 2,200
#18Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 11851 211.6 10-13-1 315 12166 2,100
19Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich. 11775 210.3 12-12-0 360 12135 2,000
20George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 11826 211.2 10-14-0 300 12126 1,900
21Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 11770 210.2 11-13-0 330 12100 1,800
+22Charlie Tapp, Woodbury, Minn. 10088 210.2 8-7-1 255 11960 1,573
23Bob Chamberlain, Auburn Hills, Mich. 11576 206.7 8-16-0 240 11816 1,600
24David Waswo, Kansas City, Mo. 11415 203.8 9-15-0 270 11685 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.$1,533
26Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,330
27Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.1,300
*28Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.1,355
29Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.1,250
30David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,225
31Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.1,200
32Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,170
 Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio1,170
34John Mazza, Mt. Clemens. Mich.1,140
35Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif.1,120
36Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,100
37Pete Kaczmarcayk, Warren, Mich.1,080
38Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,060
39Mats Karlsson, Sweden1,040
40James A. Miller, Tempe, Ariz.1,020

+ - Pedersen withdrew after eight games of match play due to an injury. Tapp replaced Pedersen and received a 74-pin penalty - the difference between their qualifying scores (14 pins) and bonus Pedersen earned (60). * - Mike Miller became the new alternate. 32-game qualifying leader - Philip Ringener, 7010. 24th place - Bob Chamberlain, 6747. 40th place - James A Miller, 6166. # - Wayne Webb, Ted Hannahs. Joe Berardi, Tony Westlake and Walter Ray Williams Jr. rolled 300 games ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Jimmy Keeth, Don Genalo, George Branham Ill, Mike Taylor, Bryan Alpert, Ron Palombi, Frank Ellenburg, Mike Edwards, Michael Karch and Del Warren ($50 each).