Number 7 PBA Invitational
NUMBER 7 PBA INVITATIONAL
Silver Dollar Action Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Can., Sep 22-24, 1989
Canadian Am Has Pros' Number
Kevin West, Canadian amateur bowler from Toronto, fought past four of the PBA Tour's top players to claim the Number 7 PBA Invitational. West defeated defending champion Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 192-188, in the title match and collected $7,000 as the first prize from the Canadian amateur's prize fund, while Ferraro pocketed $20,000 from the pros' prize fund.
This third annual single-elimination format tournament at Silver Dollar Action Centre bracketed 12 top PBA Tour stars with four Canadian amateurs. The event was taped by Canadian TV for rebroadcast as a series of 15 one-half hour telecasts, sponsored Rothmans Benson 8 Hedges and their Number 7 cigarette brand.
Tony Westlake, Oklahoma City, earned second-place PBA money of $13,000 after yielding to Ferraro in the semifinal, 191-187. Venezuela's Amleto Monacelli bowed to West in the other semifinal and he took home third-place PBA earnings of $7,500 via his lower score in an 188-148 loss.
The first day's activity began with Canadian amateur Howard Sculnick Pointe Claire, Quebec, besting Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J., 211-199. Ferraro then downed Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif., 258-190. Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla., last year's Number 7 PBA Invitational runnerup, next defeated Randy Pedersen, Santa Marla, Calif., 259-190. Westlake rounded out the afternoon competition with a 244-191 victory against Canadian amateur Todd Sim, Windsor, Ontario.
West began the evening's first round match-up toppling Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla., 206-194. Next up was Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, who defeated Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa., 215-192. Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan., then took the measure of Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., 256-194. Monacelli concluded the opening round matches with a 215-201 triumph against Canadian amateur David Riley, Richmond, British Columbia.
Ferraro opened the quarterfinals by blasting Sculnick, 269-199; Westlake defeated Voss, 226-180; West edged Mark Williams, 202-192; and Monacelli dumped Benoit, 193-165.
Howard Sculnick 211 Parker Bohn III 199
Kevin West 206 Joe Berardi 194
Dave Ferraro 258 Walter Ray Williams Jr. 190
Mark Williams 215 Ron Palombi Jr. 192
Bob Benoit 256 Dave Husted 194
Brian Voss 259 Randy Pedersen 190
Tony Westlake 244 Todd Sim 191
Amleto Monacelli 215 David Riley 201
Bohn earned $4,000; Berardi and Husted, $3,250; Palombi, $2,800; Williams and Pedersen, $2,550
Dave Ferraro 269 Howard Sculnick 199
Kevin West 202 Mark Williams 192
Amleto Monacelli 193 Bob Benoit 165
Tony Westlake 226 Brian Voss 180
Williams earned $6,500; Voss, $5,500; and Benoit, $4,500
Dave Ferraro 191 Kevin West 188
Tony Westlake 187 Amleto Monacelli 193
Westlake earned $13,000 and Monacelli earned $7,500
Kevin West 192
Dave Ferraro 186 $20,000