Bowlers Journal Florida Open



$140,000 BOWLERS JOURNAL FLORIDA OPEN
Shore Lanes, Merritt Island, Fla., Feb 6-11, 1989

Voss Warms Up In Florida

Pete Weber may be back, but Brian Voss showed his good friend and doubles partner he's still the man to beat, proving the point with a 225-194 victory in the $140,000 Bowlers Journal Florida Open at host Shore Lanes. Voss advanced from the second seed to collect his seventh PBA title and reaffirm his reigning PBA Player of the Year mantle should not be taken lightly. He earned $23,000 for his first victory In 11 months on tour, tied one PBA record and nearly established a second record en route.

Weber and Voss were neck-and-neck through three frames of the championship game when Voss opened after facing the 4-6-7 split and then converted the 3-10 "baby split." Meanwhile, Weber stayed clean, but couldn't double until the sixth and seventh frames. Voss came back with a five-bagger and when Weber left the 2-10 in his eighth frame, he turned the lead back to Voss. Obviously disturbed with the split he had just left following what he felt was a good shot, Weber overcompensated in the ninth frame when his first shot found the channel. Voss then needed only a spare to clinch and he struck on his first 10th-frame shot.

After tying a PBA record by winning the championship after tying for the final spot in the 24-man match play finals, Voss nearly claimed a second record (best match play record) after winning his first 19 games. Mike McGrath holds a 16-0 record for 16-man match play finals (Paramus, N.J., 1969) and George Pappas went 22-2 at the King Louie Open In 1974. Voss lost three consecutive games after his 19-0 start and ended with a 20-4 match play record.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash.439 (2 games)$23,000
2Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.194 (1 game)12,000
3Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.354 2 games)8,000
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela430 (2 games)6,000
5Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas259 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Monacelli defeated Williams in a two-frame roll-off, 60-i0; after tying at 259; Bornhop defeated Monacelli, 202-171; Voss defeated Bornhop, 214-152; and in the championship game, Voss defeated Weber, 225-194.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9390 223.6 13-11-0 390 9780 
2Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash. 9101 216.5 20-4-0 600 9701 
#3Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 9229 219.7 15-9-0 450 9679 
#4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9148 217.8 12-12-0 360 9508 
5Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9098 216.6 12-12-0 360 9458 
6Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La. 8932 212.7 15-9-0 450 9382 $4,000
7Adam Colton, Coral Springs, Fla. 8985 213.9 12-11-1 375 9360 3,600
8Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla. 8857 210.9 16-7-1 495 9352 3,300
#9Ted Thompson, Sarasota, Fla. 8955 213.2 13-11-0 390 9345 3,000
#10Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 8913 212.2 14-10-0 420 9333 2,800
11Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 8875 211.3 14-10-0 420 9295 2,700
12Andy Neuer, Milton, Pa. 8924 212.5 12-12-0 360 9284 2,600
13Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, III. 8909 212.1 10-14-0 300 9209 2,500
14Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 8861 211.0 11-12-1 345 9206 2,400
15Randy Pederson, Santa Maria, Calif. 8817 209.9 12-12-0 360 9177 2,300
#16Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 8841 210.5 11-13-0 330 9171 2,200
17Danny Bates, Titusville, Fla. 8730 207.9 9-15-0 270 9000 2,100
18Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8788 209.2 7-17-0 210 8998 2,000
19Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8564 206.3 12-12-0 360 8924 1,900
20Mike Taylor, Carlsbad, Calif. 8669 206.4 7-17-0 210 8879 1,800
21Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. 8547 203.5 10-14-0 300 8847 1,700
22Tom Adcock, Decatur, Ill., 8528 203.0 10-13-1 315 8843 1,600
23Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 8487 202.1 9-15-0 270 8757 1,500
24Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 8379 199.5 10-14-0 300 8679 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.$1,380
26Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,238
 Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y.1,238
28John Colossi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,220
29Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,210
30Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,200
31Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla.1,190
32Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,180
33Dave Olm, Daytona Beach, Fla.1,170
34Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,160
35Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.1,150
36Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,140
37Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,130
38Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.1,120
39Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.1,110
40Michael Prettack, Margate, Fla.1,100
41Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash.1,090
42Dennis Psaropoulos, W. Palm Bch., Fla.1,080
43Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas1,070
44Don Moser, Santa Clan, Calif.1,060
45Tony Westlake, Edmond. Okla.1,050
46Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,040
47Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas1,030
48Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA1,020
49Jeff Edens, Ocala, Fla.1,010
50David White, Oklahoma City, Okla.1,000
51Richard Orf, St. Louis990
52Dale Eagle, Evansville, Ind..980
53Chuck Pierce, Dallas970

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Randy Pedersen, 4086. 23rd place - Jess Stayrook and Brian Voss, 3842. 53rd place - Chuck Pierce, 3743. # - Parker Bohn III, Leroy Bornhop, Amleto Monacelli, Walter Ray Williams Jr., and Ted Thompson rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Del Ballard Jr., Pete McCordic, Dave Husted, Ernie Schlegel Dave Davis and Marshall Holman ($50 each).