Showboat Atlantic City Open



$150,000 SHOWBOAT ATLANTIC CITY OPEN
Atlantic City Showboat, Atlantic City, N.J., Feb 27-Mar 4, 1989

Aulby Rolls In Atlantic City

Mike Aulby captured his 15th PBA championship and $27,000 by rolling past three opponents, including leading qualifier Curtis Odom, 195-182, In the $150,000 Showboat Atlantic City Open. Only a dozen players have won more than 15 titles in PBA history.

Aulby, Indianapolis, closed with a four-bagger and overcame two open frames in defeating Odom, Winston-Salem N.C., who was making his first appearance in championship round competition. Odom started with a strike, then missed a four-pin leave in his second frame, but quickly recovered and led by 20 pins through eight frames. Aulby failed to convert the 3-7 split in his eighth and sat down after striking in the ninth to allow Odom to finish first. Surprisingly, Odom left the 3-10 "baby split" on his first 10th-frame shot and failed to convert, which opened the door for Aulby's closing heroics.

"It was one of those situations you dream about,' Aulby said. "I just hoped Curtis wouldn't strike and give me an opportunity to win - I never thought he'd open.' Aulby also tied a PBA record in advancing to the championship after qualifying for match play in 24th place.

Odom appeared collected afterward and said, "I really only made a couple of bad shots, but I didn't want to give a player of Aulby's character that opportunity.'

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis603 (3 games)$27,000
2Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C.182 (1 game)14,000
3Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.162 (1 game)8,000
4Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla.423 (2 games)6,500
5Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.182 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Hoskins defeated Weber, 217-182; Aulby defeated Hoskins, 212-206; Aulby defeated Benoit, 196-162; and in the championship game, Aulby defeated Odom, 195-182.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9753 232.2 14-10-0 420 10173 
2Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9691 230.7 14-9-1 435 10126 
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9615 228.9 13-9-2 420 10035 
4Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9627 229.2 13-10-1 405 10032 
#5Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla. 9433 224.6 16-6-2 510 9943 
6Richard Wolfe, Falls Church, Va. 9435 224.6 15-9-0 450 9885 $4,500
7Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 9491 226.0 13-11-0 390 9881 4,000
8Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9574 228.0 10-14-0 300 9874 3,500
#9Don Moser, Santa Clara, Calif. 9432 224.6 13-11-0 390 9822 3,200
#10Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9371 223.1 15-9-0 450 9821 3,000
11Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 9355 222.7 15-9-0 450 9805 2,800
12Larry Stephens, Los Angeles 9326 222.0 14-10-0 420 9746 2,600
13Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9441 224.8 9-14-1 285 9726 2,400
#14Mike Shequin, Eugene, Ore. 9355 222.7 12-12-0 360 9715 2,300
15Jon 0'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind. 9386 223.5 10-14-0 300 9686 2,200
16Eddy Kelley, Amarillo, Texas 9266 220.6 13-11-0 390 9656 2,100
17Mike Taylor, San Diego, Calif. 9397 223.7 8-16-0 240 9637 2,000
18Ricky Corona, Orange, Calif. 9356 222.8 9-15-0 270 9626 1,900
19Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 9258 220.4 10-14-0 300 9558 1,800
20Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y. 9211 219.3 11-13-0 330 9541 1,700
21Mark Valenti, Buffalo, N.Y. 9135 217.5 12-12-0 360 9495 1,600
22Bill Oakes, Dallas 9098 216.6 11-13-0 330 9428 1,500
23Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela 9050 215.5 8-16-0 240 9290 1,450
#24Daniel Goepfert, Monroe, Wis. 9094 216.5 6-17-1 195 9289 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela$1,350
26George Branham III, San Diego, Calif.1,200
27Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,160
28Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.1,140
29John Kirker Jr., Norwich, Conn.1,120
30Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla.1,110
31Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio1,100
32John Colossi, Brooklyn, N.Y.1,090
33David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev.1,080
34Nathan Terry Jr., Amarillo, Texas1,070
35Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.1,060
36Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas1,050
37Paul Ashby, Mentor on Lake, Ohio1,040
38Dave Bolles, Lodi, Calif.1,030
39Joe Salvemini, Colo. Springs, Colo.1,020
40Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La.1,010
41William O'Neal Jr., Cheverly, Md.995
 Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.995
43Willie Willis, New Haven, Conn.980
44John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.970
45Jimmy Williams, Bethpage, N.Y.960
46Jon Bradbury, San Diego, Calif.945
 Jeff Laskowitz, Hermitage, Pa.945
48Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.930
49Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis920
50Frank Edwards, Moscow, Pa.910
51Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.900
52Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif.890
53Bobby Fleetwood, Bridgeport, Conn.293
 Pete McCordic, Houston293
 Ron Williams, Cahokia, Ill.293

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Curtis Odom, 4361. 24th place - Mike Aulby, 4006. 53rd place Bobby Fleetwood, Pete McCordic and Ron Williams, 3910. # - Steve Hoskins, John Takacs, Peter Hakim, Mike Shequin, Don Moser, John Petraglia, Mark Baker and Dan Goepfert rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - John Mazza, Rod Pasteur, Mike Taylor, Jimmy Keeth, Steve Hoskins, Tom Crites, Billy Heltzel, Wayne Webb, Roger Griffin, Del Ballard Jr., Terry Wiley, John Colossi, Jim Young, Jim Lewis, John McCarron and Pete McCordic ($50 each).