A & W Fair Lanes Open



$150,000 A & W FAIR LANES OPEN
Fair Lanes Squaw Peak, Phoenix, Ariz., May 16-20, 1989

Sullins Floats In A & W Fair Lanes

It took him extra frames to accomplish it, but Harry Sullins came away with his third PBA title in the $150,000 A & W Fair Lanes Open at host Fair Lanes Squaw Peak. Leading qualifier Sullins, Sterling Hts, Mich., outscored Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clam, Calif., 40-26, in a two-frame roll-off for the championship after the two had tied with 189 in regulation. "This will make a good down payment on a new house," Sullins said of the $27,000 first prize received for his first victory since 1987.

Both finalists appeared tentative after opening strikes. Horan opened in the second frame (as he did In all three of his matches), failing to convert the 6-7-10 split. Sullins spared and Horan matched him, then opened again in the fifth to tall behind by 25 pins. Horan was next to double and Sullins spared through the ninth, when he opened after leaving the 2-4-10. Sullins had the opportunity to clinch in regulation with a strike on his first 10th frame shot but left a single pin to force the overtime.

Both players spared to open the roll-off and when Sullins struck and spared he forced Horan to strike. The back-to-back PBA Western Region Bowler of the Year (1986 & '87), who was making his second championship round appearance, then left a single pin to bow. Horn said, "I felt second life just getting to the roll-off, but the ball never came off my hand right." Sullins added, "I only missed four spares during the tournament and that was a key. This win was a turnaround for the whole year for me," he said of re-qualifying him for next year's Firestone Tournament of Champions.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Harry Sullins, Sterling Heights, Mich.189 (1 game)$27,000
2Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif.647 (3 games)14,000
3Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.195 (1 game)8,000
4Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.429 (2 games)6,000
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.134 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Weber defeated Holman, 215-134; Horan defeated Weber, 248-214; Horan defeated Westlake, 210-195; and in the championship game, Sullins defeated Horan in a two-frame roll-off, 40-26, after they tied at 189.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Harry Sullins, Sterling Hts., Mich. 9314 221.8 15-8-1 465 9779 
2Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9327 222.1 15-9-0 450 9777 
3Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif. 9211 219.3 17-6-1 525 9736 
4Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9330 222.1 11-11-2 360 9690 
#5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9223 219.6 13-10-1 405 9628 
6Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9140 217.6 12-12-0 360 9500 $4,500
7Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8996 214.2 13-10-1 405 9401 4,000
8Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9076 216.1 10-14-0 300 9376 3,500
9Rey Perez, Cincinnati, Ohio 9009 214.5 12-12-0 360 9369 3,000
10Corey Groth, La Verne, Calif. 8928 212.6 14-10-0 420 9348 2,800
11Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8888 211.6 15-9-0 450 9338 2,600
12Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9019 214.7 10-14-0 300 9319 2,500
13Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8910 212.1 13-10-1 405 9315 2,400
14Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 8899 211.9 13-11-0 390 9289 2,300
15George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8920 212.4 12-12-0 360 9280 2,200
16Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif. 9006 214.4 8-16-0 240 9246 2,100
17Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind. 8854 210.8 12-12-0 360 9214 2,000
18Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 8784 209.1 13-9-2 420 9204 1,900
19Don Moser, San Jose, Calif. 8846 210.6 10-12-2 330 9176 1,800
20Chris Warren, Dallas 8865 211.1 9-13-2 300 9165 1,700
21Tony Figuiera, Waianae, Hawaii 8773 208.9 10-13-1 315 9088 1,600
22Ron Bell, Akron, Ohio 8734 208.0 8-16-0 240 8974 1,500
23Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass. 8684 206.8 9-15-0 270 8954 1,400
24Ron William, Fort Worth, Texas 8597 204.7 7-17-0 210 8807 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.$1,290
26Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind.1,130
27Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.1,090
 Alan Bishop, Louisville, Ky.1,090
29Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla.1,060
30W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,050
31Roger Nash, Lincoln, Neb.1,040
32Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.1,030
33Tim Smith, Xenia, Ohio1,020
34Dale Eagle, Evansville, Ind.1,010
35Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,000
36Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.990
37George Branham III, San Diego, Calif.980
38Purvis Granger, Lafayette, La.970
39Joe Salvemini, Colo. Springs, Colo.960
40Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla.950
41Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA940
42Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif.930
43James A. Miller, Tempe, Ariz.920
44Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla.910
45Biff Borowitz, Monroe, Wis.900
46Stephen Hardy, Methuen, Mass.890
47Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.875
 Chuck Pierce, Dallas875
49Mike Aulby, Indianapolis860
50Pete McCordic, Houston850
51Michael Bolland, Mesa, Ariz.840
52Jim Johnson Jr., Wilmington, Del.830
53Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.820

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Marshall Holman, 4124. 24th place - Rod Pasteur, 3841. 53rd place - Jess Stayrook, 3722. # - Marshall Holman rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Chris Warren, Bob Benoit, Dave Ferraro, Ron Bell, Mike Aulby and Steve Cook ($50 each).