True Value Open



$150,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, III., Feb 20-25, 1989

Webb's Wait Ends At True Value

"It started looking like this would never happen again," Wayne Webb said upon breaking a four-year PBA victory drought in the $150,000 True Value Open at Landmark Recreation Center. Webb topped leading qualifier Amleto Monacelli, 216-207, for his 17th PBA crown and first since claiming back-to-back wins at Milwaukee and Baltimore in 1985.

"Since then, nothing good seems to have happened to me and everything has been good for my opponents," Webb continued. "I was so scared in the 10th frame I almost couldn't throw the ball. Ironically, it didn't seem like I had a good shot in the practice session today."

Both finalists opened with strikes in the championship game and Venezuela's Monacelli added another before sparing and then tacking on a three-bagger. Webb came back with three spares, struck and then spared again to trail by 26 pins through six frames. Monacelli appeared to be sailing smoothly, but then opened by leaving the 2-4-10 split and failed to convert. Webb, Beaumont, Texas, immediately buoyed with new life and answered with three strikes and Monacelli never recovered.

In the opening game, two-time 1989 champion Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas, saw a nine-game championship round winning streak stopped at the hands of Jack Jurek, 268-226. Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., then was defeated by 1985 PBA Player of the Year Mike Aulby, 256-192. Aulby, Indianapolis, then lost his momentum against 1980 PBA Player of the Year Webb, 236-176.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas452 (2 games)$27,000
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela207 (1 game)14,000
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis432 2 games)8,500
4Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.460 (2 games)7,000
5Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas226 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Jurek defeated Ballard, 268-226; Aulby defeated Jurek, 256-192; Webb defeated Aulby, 236-176; and in the championship game, Webb defeated Monacelli, 216-207.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9679 230.5 15-9-0 450 10129 
#2Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 9727 231.6 13-11-0 390 10117 
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9692 230.8 13-11-0 390 10082 
4Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. 9516 226.6 18-6-0 540 10056 
#5Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9664 230.1 13-11-0 390 10054 
#6Joe Salvemini, Colo. Springs, Colo. 9527 226.8 14-7-3 435 9992 $5,000
7Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 9480 225.7 17-7-0 510 9990 4,000
8David White, Oklahoma City, Okla. 9473 225.5 14-10-0 420 9893 3,500
#9Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo. 9509 226.4 12-12-0 360 9869 3,200
10Dale Eagle, Evansville, Ind. 9359 222.8 14-9-1 435 9794 3,000
11Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio 9411 224.1 11-12-1 345 9756 2,800
12Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 9371 223.1 12-11-1 375 9746 2,600
13Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9320 221.9 13-9-2 420 9740 2,400
14Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9344 222.5 13-11-0 390 9734 2,300
15Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 9334 222.2 12-12-0 360 9694 2,200
16Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9410 224.0 9-15-0 270 9680 2,100
17Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9310 221.7 11-13-0 330 9640 2,000
18Carmen Salvino, Chicago 9346 222.5 7-17-0 210 9556 1,900
19George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 9336 222.3 6-18-0 180 9516 1,800
#20Gus Yannaras, West Allis, Wis. 9164 218.2 10-13-1 315 9479 1,700
21D.J. Hochstein, Farmington Hills, Mich. 9157 218.0 9-15-0 270 9427 1,600
22Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9053 215.5 10-14-0 300 9353 1,500
23Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 9151 217.9 6-17-1 195 9346 1,420
24David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9011 214.5 11-13-0 330 9341 1,345

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.$1,340
26Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.1,210
27Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.1,200
28Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio1,190
29Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,180
30Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA1,165
 Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.1,165
32Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela1,150
33Y.H. Byun, Seoul, Korea1,135
34Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,125
#Don Moser, Santa Clara, Calif.1,125
36Dennis Rakauskas, Clarks Summit, Pa.1,110
#37Earl Ziemann, Garden Grove, Calif.1,100
38Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C.1,090
39Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,080
40David Traber, Woodstock, Ill.1,070
41Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.1,060
42Brian Voss, Seattle, Wash.1,050
43Scott Monte Leone, New Orleans1,040
44Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif.1,030
45Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,020
46Mike Taylor, San Diego, Calif.1,010
47Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.1,000
48Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.990
49Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla.980
50Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.970
51Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La.960
52Nathan Terry Jr., Amarillo, Texas950
53Jeffery Johnson, Freeport, Ill.470
 Steve J. Martin, Kingsport, Tenn.470

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Wayne Webb, 4293. 24th place - Dale Eagle, 4016. 53rd place Jeff Johnson and Steve Martin, 3887. # - Del Ballard Jr. (2), Earl Ziemann, Brad Snell, Roger Bowker, Don Moster, Wayne Webb, Gus Yannaras, Joe Salvemini, Randy Lightfoot, Paul Ashby, Jim Johnson Jr. and Amleto Monacelli rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Jon O'Drobinak, Mike Aulby, Marc McDowell, Brian Voss, Earl Ziemann, Harry Sullins, Steve Jaros. Joe Firpo, Norm Duke and Hugh Miller ($50 each).