Wichita Open



$150,000 WICHITA OPEN
Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kan., Jul 29-Aug 2, 1989

Wichita Falls For Monacelli

Venezuela's Amleto Monacelli won for the second time in four weeks on the PBA Tour and collected his fourth championship at Northrock Lanes In the $150,000 Wichita Open. Leading qualifier Monacelli turned back Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla., who was making his third consecutive championship round appearance, 204-196, for the $27,000 first prize.

Westlake had advanced from the fourth-seeded position and started the final game with an open frame after clipping the 8-pin off the 7-8 leave. Monacelli struck but then missed a 2-pin in his second frame, while Westlake doubled to take the biggest lead in the match. In the seventh frame, Monacelli came back with a three-bagger to re-take the lead, which he never relinquished. Monacelli struck on his first ball of the 10th and could have locked out Westlake, but he then left a 10-pin. Westlake had the opportunity to win with a double and ninecount in his 10th, but he also left a 10-pin after striking on his first shot, then converted the spare.

"I wasn't worried coming into the final game, even though Tony had just shot 248," Monacelli said. "My ball reaction seemed about the same, although I tried different balls to feel more comfortable."

Westlake said, "The lanes were constantly changing, but whomever I bowled was more lost than I was, until Amleto." Westlake won two weeks earlier at the El Paso Open on a synthetic lane surface and when queried about his feelings toward Northrock's synthetic lanes said, "I feel there's no difference as far as my ball rolls on wood or synthetic; It's just a matter of making good shots."

This tournament marked the PBA Tour's first to Wichita since 1970, when Houston's Skee Foremsky earned $6,000 in winning the $45,000 Wichita Open.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela204 (1 game)$27,000
2Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.838 (4 games)14,000
3Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla.180 (1 game)8,000
4Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.148 (1 game)6,000
5Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo.199 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Westlake defeated Salvemini, 212-199; Westlake defeated Nelson, 182-148; Westlake defeated Bowker, 248-180; and in the championship game, Monacelli defeated Westlake, 204-196.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9371 223.1 13-11-0 390 9761 
2Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla. 9124 217.2 16-8-0 480 9604 
3Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif. 9027 214.9 16-8-0 480 9507 
4Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9014 214.6 15-9-0 450 9464 
@5Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo. 8947 213.0 16-8-0 480 9427 
@6Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 8977 213.7 15-9-0 450 9427 $4,500
7Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9042 215.3 10-14-0 300 9342 4,000
#8Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif. 9017 214.7 10-13-1 315 9332 3,500
9Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9059 215.7 9-15-0 270 9329 3,000
10John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 8918 212.3 12-12-0 360 9278 2,800
11Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8900 211.9 12-11-1 375 9275 2,600
12Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 8925 212.5 11-13-0 330 9255 2,500
13Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, III. 8817 209.9 13-11-0 390 9207 2,400
14David Traber, Woodstock, 111. 8869 211.2 11-13-0 330 9199 2,300
15Dale Eagle, Evansville, Ind. 8788 209.2 13-11-0 390 9178 2,200
16Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, Fla. 8775 208.9 11-12-1 345 9120 2,100
17Paul Ashby, Mentor-On-Lake, Ohio 8720 207.6 12-10-2 360 9110 2,000
18Ricky Corona, Orange, Calif. 8746 208.2 11-13-0 330 9076 1,900
19Doug Kent, Macedon, N.Y. 8748 208.3 10-13-1 315 9063 1,800
20Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb. 8741 208.1 9-12-3 315 9056 1,700
21David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev. 8738 208.0 9-15-0 270 9008 1,600
22Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev. 8760 208.6 7-16-1 225 8985 1,500
23Jon O'Drobinak, Glendale Hts., III. 8571 204.1 12-12-0 360 8931 1,400
24Del Warren, Lake Worth, Fla. 8593 204.6 10-14-0 300 8893 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.$1,150
 Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas1,150
*27Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif.1,220
28Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan.1,080
29Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,060
30Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.1,050
31Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.1,040
32Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,030
33David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,020
34Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas1,010
35David Prange, Joliet, Ill.1,000
36Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.990
37Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.980
38Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas970
39Allen Johnson, Chandler, Ariz.955
 Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.955
41Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.940
42Pete McCordic, Houston930
43George Branham III, Arleta, Calif.920
44Biff Borowitz, Monroe, Wis.910
45Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla.900
46Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.890
47Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C.880
48Gene Carter Jr., Glen Mills, Pa.870
49Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif.880
50Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.850
51Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.840
52Randy Scharf, Lakewood, Colo.830
53Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla.820

*- Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader - Dave Arnold, 4032. 24th place - Ricky Corona and Richard Abboud, 3831. 53rd place - Billy Young, 3723. # - Dave Arnold rolled a 300 game ($100). @ - Salvemini defeated Edwards in a roll-off, 226-207. PRO-AM CASHERS - Tony Marrese, Randy Lightfoot, Charlie Tapp, John Mazza, Jeff Miller, David White and Gary Dickinson ($50 each), Rowdy Morrow and Bill Oakes ($25 each).