Greater Hartford Open



$140,000 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN
Bradley Bowl, Windsor Locks, Conn., Apr 10-15, 1989

Tapp Topples Four In Windsor Locks

Charlie Tapp waited until the last possible moment before confirming he would be spending this week in Fairlawn, Ohio. Tapp's week-long residence in Greater Akron was guaranteed by his 239-234 upending of Steve Cook In the $140,000 Greater Hartford Open at Bradley Bowl. Accompanying the $23,000 first prize for his second PBA title came an invitation for the 25th anniversary Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., admitted he was the beneficiary of more than a few fortunate breaks In his game against leading qualifier Cook, including what he termed "lucky" strikes in the first, second, sixth and eighth frames to conclude his four-game march. The win also ended a six-year victory drought for the 37-year-old, 6-foot-4, 180-pound pro.

Both players opened the championship game with doubles and Tapp tacked on a third strike before opening in the fourth, after leaving the 4-5-7 split. Cook spared, struck, spared and then strung a four-bagger, but Tapp mounted his own five-bagger and spare to sit with 239. Cook needed a strike on his first 10th-frame shot to collect his 14th PBA title, but left the seven-pin on his first toss.

Tapp said, "I spent all my mental effort trying to figure out the left lane (where he continually crossed over). This was incredible -I've never done anything like this anytime - not in league play, PBA regionals or any other national tournaments."

"When I called my sponsor (Chicago businessman Jerry Orlowsky) to let him know I'd made the telecast, he said, 'Good, now I can see what you look like and who I've been supporting the last six weeks!' " Tapp said.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.874 (4 games)$23,000
2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.234 (1 game)12,000
3Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.191 (1 game)8,000
4Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.192 (1 game)6,000
5Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif.185 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Tapp defeated Arnold, 204-185; Tapp defeated Stayrook, 196-192; Tapp defeated Husted, 235-191; and in the championship game, Tapp defeated Cook, 239-234.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9286 221.1 16-8-0 480 9766 
2Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9220 219.5 14-9-1 435 9655 
3Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 9193 218.9 14-9-1 435 9628 
4Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif. 9183 218.6 13-11-0 390 9573 
5Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich. 8999 214.3 16-7-1 495 9494 
6Richard Wolfe, Falls Church, Va. 9192 218.9 9-14-1 285 9477 $4,000
7Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J. 9083 216.3 13-11-0 390 9473 3,600
8Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8918 212.3 15-9-0 450 9368 3,300
9Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 8957 213.3 13-11-0 390 9347 3,000
10Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md. 8895 211.8 14-9-1 435 9330 2,800
11Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 8884 211.5 14-10-0 420 9304 2,600
12Gregory Brown, Hudson, N.Y. 8889 211.6 13-10-1 405 9294 2,400
13Chris Warren, Dallas 8965 213.5 10-13-1 315 9280 2,300
14Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 8885 211.5 10-14-0 300 9185 2,200
15Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 8872 211.2 10-14-0 300 9172 2,100
16Adam Colton, Coral Springs, Fla. 8741 208.1 13-11-0 390 9131 2,000
17Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 8736 208.0 11-13-0 330 9066 1,900
18Stephen Hardy, Methuen, Mass. 8772 208.9 9-14-1 285 9057 1,800
19Mal Acosta, Manteca, Calif. 8775 208.9 7-14-3 255 9030 1,700
#20Nathan Terry Jr., Amarillo, Texas 8665 206.3 12-12-0 360 9025 1,600
21Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa. 8738 208.0 9-15-0 270 9008 1,500
22Tim Smith, Xenia, Ohio 8629 205.5 11-12-1 345 8974 1,400
23Duane Fisher, Pennsauken, N.J. 8628 205.4 10-14-0 300 8928 1,350
24Ron Williams, Cahokia, 111. 8731 207.9 6-18-0 180 8911 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25David Ozio, Vidor, Texas$1,160
*26Guppy Troup, Edmond, Okla.1,270
27W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,130
28George Branham III, San Diego, Calif.1,110
29Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,090
30Mike Aulby. Indianapolis1,070
31John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.1,080
32Todd Thompson, Reno, Nov.1,050
33Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.1,040
34Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.1,025
 Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass.1,025
36Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio1,010
37Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,000
38Paul Ashby, Mentor, Ohio990
39Mats Karlsson, Sweden980
40Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C.970
41Palmer Fallgren, Boynton Beach. Fla.980
42Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.950
43Don Sylvia, New Bedford, Mass.940
44Gene Carter Jr., Glen Mills, Pa.930
45Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.920
46Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio910
47Andy Neuer, Selinsgrove, Pa.900
48Arnie Goldman, Roseville, Mich.890
49Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas880
50Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.885
 Jim Johnson Jr., Wilmington, Del.885
52David White, Okla. City, Okla.850
53Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.840

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Johnny Petraglia, 4180. 24th place -Adam Colton, 3819. 53rd place - Pete Weber, 3721.# - Nathan Terry Jr. rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Adam Colton, Greg Brown, Billy Young Jr., Rowdy Morrow. Jon 0'Drobinak, Mark Roth, John Mazza and Joe Hutchinson ($50 each).