Kessler Open



$130,000 KESSLER OPEN
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl, Dublin, Calif., Jun 17-21, 1989

Pete Weber Gets Lucky 13th

Pete Weber was halfway toward his famous father's 26 national tour titles following his 13th championship collected at the $130,000 Kessler Open at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl. Weber downed Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y., 210-182, for the $20,000 top prize and his second victory of the year.

Baker opened the championship game by falling to convert the 2-10 split and Weber struck, spared and strung a four-bagger to mount a 27-pin lead through five frames. Baker narrowed the gap to 15 pins by the eighth frame after Weber opened with the 4-6-7-9-10 "Greek Church" in his seventh. However, Baker could muster no more strikes to apply pressure and opened in his 10th frame to claim the $10,500 runnerup check.

Perhaps even more impressive are Weber's accomplishments when reminded the Florissant, Mo., pro is but 28 years old. At comparable stages of their careers, dad Dick still was four years away from winning his first PBA crown! Already Pete has topped $1 million in career earnings and is one of just three players in PBA history to have won professional bowling's "Triple Crown" tournaments.

In the first game of the ESPN televised championship round, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, edged fellow Texan Norm Duke, Fort Worth, 215-210, after converting the 2-10 split and then striking out in the 10th frame to advance. Next up for Williams was Baker and matters proved no easier, with Baker advancing in a 39-38 two-frame rolloff after they had tied in regulation with 193.

Baker came from behind in the semifinal game to squeak past Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore, 236-223, when Holman shockingly left a pocket 7-10 split on his first shot of the 10th frame. This paved the way for Baker to vie for his eighth PBA championship and first since winning close to home at Rochester, N.Y., in 1986.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.210 (1 game)$20,000
2Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.611 (3 games)10,500
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.223 (1 game)7,000
4Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas408 (2 games)5,500
5Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas210 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Williams defeated Duke, 215-210; Baker defeated Williams, 39-38, in a roll-off after tying at 193; Baker defeated Holman, 236-223; and in the championship game, Weber defeated Baker, 210-182.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9289 221.2 15-8-1 465 9754 
2Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9331 222.2 13-11-0 390 9721 
3Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9213 219.4 14-10-0 420 9633 
4Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9174 218.4 14-10-0 420 9594 
5Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 9136 217.5 15-9-0 450 9586 
6Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 9082 216.2 14-8-2 450 9532 $4,000
7Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9220 219.5 10-14-0 300 9520 3,600
8Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 9074 216.0 14-9-1 435 9509 3,300
9Rod Pasteur, Miami, Fla. 9060 215.7 14-10-0 420 9480 3,000
10Al Stonum, San Francisco 9025 214.9 15-9-0 450 9475 2,800
11Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif. 9051 215.5 13-11-0 390 9441 2,600
12Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif. 9102 216.7 11-13-0 330 9432 2,400
13Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 8971 213.6 13-10-1 405 9376 2,200
#14Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9037 215.2 11-13-0 330 9367 2,100
15John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 8980 213.8 12-12-0 360 9340 2,000
16Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 8954 213.2 12-12-0 360 9314 1,900
17Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 8940 212.9 12-12-0 360 9300 1,800
18Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8953 213.2 10-13-1 315 9268 1,700
#19Stephen Hardy, Methuen, Mass. 8986 214.0 9-15-0 270 9256 1,600
20George Branham III, San Diego, Calif. 8964 213.4 9-15-0 270 9234 1,500
21Andy Neuer, Selinsgrove, Pa. 8920 212.4 10-14-0 300 9220 1,400
22Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 8918 212.3 8-16-0 240 9158 1,300
23Roger Haskell, Kent, Wash. 8935 212.7 7-17-0 210 9145 1,260
24George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C. 8713 207.5 10-14-0 300 9013 1,220

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Doug Kent, Macedon, N.Y.$1,150
 Dale Eagle, Evansville, Ind.1,030
 Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,030
28Rusty Greiner, Richmond, Calif.1,010
29Joe Salvemini, Colo. Springs, Colo.1,000
30Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.990
31Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.980
32Ted Glattke, Modesto, Calif..970
33Biff Borowitz, Monroe, Wis.960
34Mark Leogrande, Yorkville, N.Y.950
35Craig Rourke, Santa Clara, Calif.940
36Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.930
37Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.920
38Pete McCordic, Houston905
 Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.905
40Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas890
41Jim Gibson, Kansas City, Mo.880
42Brad Snell, Des Plaines, Ill.870
43Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.855
 Chris Warren, Dallas855
45David Prange, Joliet, Ill.840
46Carmen Ratti, S. San Francisco, Calif.830
47Gene Carter Jr., Glen Mills, Pa.820
48Todd Thompson, Reno, Nov.810
49Ricky Corona, Orange, Calif.795
 David Ozio, Vidor, Texas795
51Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas780
52Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.770
53Chris Goddard, Lake Tahoe, Nev.760

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Marshall Holman, 3942. 24th place - Bob Benoit, 3776. 53rd place - Chris Goddard, 3691. # - Steve Cook and Steve Hardy rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS David Ozio, Hugh Miller, Pete Weber, Jimmy Keeth, Mark Baker and Dan Goepfert ($50 each).