Seattle Open



$150,000 SEATTLE OPEN
Skyway Park Bowl, Seattle, Wash., Jun 24-28, 1989

Stayrook Strikes Seattle

After knocking on the door five times previously this year, Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif., broke through for his first PBA championship in the $150,000 Seattle Open at Skyway Park Bowl. Top-seeded Stayrook defeated Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo., 235-202, for the $27,000 first prize and an invitation to the 1990 Firestone Tournament of Champions in the Akron suburb of Fairlawn, Ohio.

Stayrook began the tournament with a perfect game in his very first game of qualifying, which also was the first 300 game in Skyway Park Bowl's three-year hosting of the Tour. In the championship game, however, Stayrook didn't strike until the fifth frame, while Salvemini nursed a seven-pin lead. Stayrook finally found his mark and strung a four-bagger to take the lead. Salvemini couldn't take advantage of Stayrook sparing in the ninth as he left the 2-4-8 in his own ninth frame and left the 41-pin to spell his defeat.

Salvemini said, "I just threw a boneheaded shot in the ninth - I hadn't shot that spare all week. I should have moved right and it cost me."

Stayrook said, "I wasn't nervous until the ninth frame, when I couldn't stop my left knee from shaking after that four-bagger. I knew (winning) was close and It would be a long ride home If I hadn't won."

In the first game of the ESPN telecast, Andy Neuer of Milton, Pa., defeated Dallas' Chris Warren, 249-202, before falling to Salvemini, 225-211. Salvemini then topped second-seeded Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif., 204-192, in the semifinal game.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.235 (1 game)$27,000
2Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo.631 (3 games)14,000
3Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif.192 (1 game)8,000
4Andy Neuer, Milton, Pa.460 (2 games)6,000
5Chris Warren, Dallas202 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Neuer defeated Warren, 249-202; Salvemini defeated Neuer, 225-211; Salvemini defeated Horan, 204-192; and in the championship game, Stayrook defeated Salvemini, 235-202.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 9263 220.5 13-11-0 390 9653 
2Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif. 9171 218.4 14-9-1 435 9606 
3Joe Salvemini, Colo. Springs, Colo. 9109 216.9 15-8-1 465 9574 
4Andy Neuer, Milton, Pa. 9067 215.9 14-9-1 435 9502 
5Chris Warren, Dallas 8967 213.5 16-8-0 480 9447 
6Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 9018 214.7 13-11-0 390 9408 $4,500
7Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9037 215.2 12-12-0 360 9397 4,000
8Alan Bishop, Louisville, Ky. 8897 211.8 15-9-0 450 9347 3,500
9Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 8971 213.6 12-12-0 360 9331 3,000
10Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8877 211.4 15-9-0 450 9327 2,800
11Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 8961 213.4 12-12-0 360 9321 2,600
12Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8881 211.5 14-10-0 420 9301 2,500
13Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9010 214.5 8-15-1 255 9265 2,400
14Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8902 212.0 11-13-0 330 9232 2,300
15Brad Snell, Des Plaines, 111. 8861 211.0 10-14-0 300 9161 2,200
16David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8871 211.2 9-15-0 270 9141 2,100
17Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind. 8797 209.5 11-13-0 330 9127 2,000
18Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 8721 207.6 11-13-0 330 9051 1,900
19Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 8713 207.5 10-14-0 300 9013 1,800
20Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla. 8667 206.4 11-13-0 330 8997 1,700
21Stephen Hardy, Methuen, Mass. 8643 205.8 11-13-0 330 8973 1,600
22Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 8668 206.4 10-14-0 300 8968 1,500
23Tony Figuiera, Waianae, Hawaii 8644 205.8 9-14-1 285 8929 1,400
24Darrel Curtis, Seattle, Wash. 8636 205.6 9-14-1 285 8921 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bob Permann, Hemet, Calif.$1,290
26Jon O'Drobinak, Hammond, Ind.1,130
27Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.1,100
28Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,080
29Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C.1,060
30Michael O'Rourke, Tacoma, Wash.1,050
31David Waswo, Kansas City, Mo.1,040
32Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.1,030
33Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.1,020
34Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,005
 Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.1,005
36Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif.990
37Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela980
38Billy Young Tulsa, Okla.970
39David Traber, Woodstock, Ill.960
40Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.950
41James A. Miller, Tempe, Ariz.935
 Rey Perez, Cincinnati935
43Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.920
44Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.910
45Mike Aulby, Indianapolis900
46Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA890
47Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.880
48Dave Bolles, Lodi, Calif.870
49Paul Kreins, Portland, Ore.860
50Tom Adcock, Maros, Ill.850
51Daniel Goepfert, Monroe, Wis.840
52Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.830
53Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.820

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Jess Stayrook, 4164. 24th place - Ron Williams, 3778. 53rd place -Jim Stefanich, 3673. # - Jess Stayrook rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS - Jess Stayrook, Tim Croy, Mike Miller, Don Genalo, Joe Salvemini ($50 each), Dave Bolles and Bob Handley ($25 each).