El Paso Open



$130,000 EL PASO OPEN
Bowl El Paso, El Paso, Texas, Jul 15-19, 1989

Westlake Lassoes El Paso

Tony Westlake first had to beat his best friend on tour and then topped leading qualifier Del Ballard Jr., 249-214, in the championship game of the $130,000 El Paso Open at host Bowl El Paso. It was the second PBA championship for Westlake, Edmond, Okla., who also re-qualified for the Firestone Tournament of Champions in pocketing the $20,000 first prize.

"In my past three telecasts I haven't had any breaks and when I left a solid 10-pin in the fifth frame of the title game, I thought, 'Here we go again,' but then Del left the 7-10. If you let the breaks effect you, they'll hurt you later on,' Westlake said.

Both finalists matched spares and strikes in their opening two frames and Ballard appeared to have matters well In hand through six frames until his disastrous 7-10 in the seventh. Westlake Immediately capitalized on the opportunity by closing with a five-bagger and nine on his last six shots to coast in.

Ballard shrugged off his falling short of a fourth title on the year by saying, "$10,500 is nothing to sneeze at - I'm just glad to be throwing the ball better. Even if I had won here, I think I'd still need to win another title to be considered a challenger against Mike Aulby for PBA Player of the Year."

This tournament marked the PBA Tour's first return to El Paso in 18 years and defending champion of that tournament, J.B. Blaylock, now a competitor on the PBA's Senior Tour, finished 45th here, good for $835.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.462 (2 games)$20,000
2Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas214 (1 game)10,500
3Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.660 (3 games)7,000
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.203 (1 game)5,500
5Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas234 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Ferraro defeated R. Williams, 239-234; Ferraro defeated W.R. Williams, 215-203; Westlake defeated Ferraro, 213-206; and in the championship game, Westlake defeated Ballard, 249-214.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9549 227.4 13-11-0 390 9939 
2Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9411 224.8 15-9-0 450 9861 
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9422 224.3 13-10-1 405 9827 
4Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 9383 223.4 14-10-0 420 9803 
5Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9304 221.5 15-8-1 465 9769 
6Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J. 9287 221.1 16-8-0 480 9767 $4,000
7Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9278 220.9 15-9-0 450 9728 3,600
8Corey Groth, LaVerne, Calif. 9244 220.1 14-10-0 420 9664 3,300
9Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla. 9209 219.3 15-9-0 450 9659 3,000
10Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9317 221.8 11-13-0 330 9647 2,800
11David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev. 9236 219.9 12-12-0 360 9596 2,600
12Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 9233 219.8 11-13-0 330 9563 2,400
13Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9217 219.5 11-13-0 330 9547 2,200
14Bruce Carter, Las Vegas, Nev. 9181 218.6 12-12-0 360 9541 2,100
15Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 9202 219.1 10-14-0 300 9502 2,000
16Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden 9179 218.5 10-14-0 300 9479 1,900
17Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9118 217.1 12-12-0 360 9478 1,800
18Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9098 216.6 12-11-1 375 9473 1,700
19George Branham III, Arleta, Calif. 9146 217.8 10-13-1 315 9461 1,600
20Jim Pencak, Richmond Hts., Ohio 9113 217.0 10-14-0 300 9413 1,500
21Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9132 217.4 8-16-0 240 9372 1,400
22Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9025 214.9 10-14-0 300 9325 1,300
23Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 8932 212.7 9-15-0 270 9202 1,260
24Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis 8942 212.9 8-16-0 240 9182 1,220

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*#25Jerral Pickford, Houston$1,160
26Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.1,025
 Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,025
28Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla.1,005
 Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas1,005
30Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas990
31Gene Carter Jr., Glen Mills, Pa.980
32Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif.970
33Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.960
34Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.950
35Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas940
36Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M.930
37Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass.920
38Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, ill.905
 Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.905
40Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio890
41Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.880
42Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.870
43Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.860
44Takeo Sakai, Osaka, Japan850
45J.B. Blaylock, La Luz, N.M.835
 Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis835
47David White, Oklahoma City, Okla.820
48Doug Kent, Macedon, N.Y.810
49Jeff Miller, Columbus, Ohio800
50Don Moser, San Jose, Calif.790
51Scott Terzo, Rochester, N.Y.780
52Mark Leogrande, Yorkville, N.Y.765
 Tim Weisbrod, Cincinnati, Ohio765

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Brian Voss, 4132. 24th place - Jim Pencak, 3932. 52nd place Mark Leogrande and Tim Weisbrod, 3796. # - Jerral Pickford rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS Marshall Holman, Dave Ferraro, Tom Crites, Hugh Miller, Randy Lightfoot and Todd H. Thompson ($50 each).