Oronamin C Japan Cup '89



ORONAMIN C JAPAN CUP '89
Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Oct 11-14, 1989

Pedersen Gives PBA Bragging Rights

Randy Pedersen of Santa Maria, Calif., successfully defended his leading qualifier position in the fifth annual Oronamin C Japan Cup at host Tokyo Port Bowl. Pedemen defeated Venezuela's Amleto Monacelli, 212-209, for this $15,000 first prize and gave the PBA Tour bragging rights in notching their third win of the series.

Pederson opened with a double, spare, double to lead by 17 pins through five frames. Monacelli then doubled, but opened in his eighth frame to hurt his chances for capturing a second Japan Cup crown to bookend his 1987 victory and first PBA title. Monacelli had advanced from the fifth-seeded position and pocketed $10,000 for his 12th runnerup finish In PBA competition.

In the opening game of the six-man, five-game stepladder format finals, Monacelli topped sixth-seeded Masanori Salto, Kanagawa, 231-193, and then dashed the only other Japanese pro's chances In surviving against Osaka's Ikuya Nakagawa, 177-153. In his second game Monacelli suffered two shots in the channel and two open frames, while Nakagawa struggled through four open frames.

Monacelli then squeaked pa at Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla., 238-234, despite being out struck, eight to seven. In the semifinal match, Monacelli edged George Branham III, Arleta, Calif., 205-202, to propel him into the title game.

For the third year this tournament was cosponsored by the Otsuke Pharmaceutical Company, makers of the Oronamin C vitamin drink. The tournament also was sponsored for the fifth consecutive year by Eastern Sports, Ltd., and President Keijiro Nakano, as well as tournament host proprietor Tomohlko Ikeda of Tokyo Port Bowl. Nakano announced the tournament's renewal for 1990, with the top 16 players on PBA's 18-month point list receiving the expense-paid trip and Invitation to compete for the lucrative prize list.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.212 (1 game)$15,000
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1060 (5 games)10,000
3George Branham III, Arleta, Calif.202 (1 game)7,000
4Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.234 (1 game)6,000
5Ikuya Nakagawa, Osaka153 (1 game)5,000
6Masanori Saito, Kanagawa193 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Monacelli defeated Saito, 231-193; Monacelli defeated Nakagawa, 177-153; Monacelli defeated Westlake, 23&234; Monacelli defeated Branham, 205-202; and in the championship game, Pedersen defeated Monacelli, 212-209.

32-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 7009 219.0 24-8-0 720 7729 
2George Branham III, Arleta, Calif. 7052 220.4 21-11-0 630 7682 
3Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 7086 221.4 19-13-0 570 7656 
4Ikuya Nakagawa, Osaka 6995 218.6 20-12-0 600 7595 
5Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 6899 215.6 20-12-0 600 7499 
6Masanori Saito, Kanagawa 6814 212.9 22-10-0 660 7474 
7Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 6929 216.5 18-14-0 540 7469 $4,000
8Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 6772 211.6 19-13-0 570 7342 3,500
9Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 6830 213.4 17-15-0 510 7340 3,000
10Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 6767 211.5 19-13-0 570 7337 2,700
11Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 6750 210.9 17-15-0 510 7260 2,400
12Junichi Yajima, Tokyo 6747 210.8 17-15-0 510 7257 2,300
13Yasujiro Imai, Tokyo 6667 208.3 15-17-0 450 7117 2,200
14Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 6648 207.8 15-16-1 465 7113 2,100
15Akio Harada, Saitama 6658 208.1 15-17-0 450 7108 2,000
16Pete McCordic, Houston 6677 208.7 14-18-0 420 7097 1,900
17Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla. 6659 208.1 13-19-0 390 7049 1,800
18Takeo Sakai, Osaka 6530 204.1 16-14-2 510 7040 1,780
19Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 6590 205.9 14-18-0 420 7010 1,760
20Yasutomo Bannai, Tokyo 6579 205.6 14-18-0 420 6999 1,740
21Yukio Yamazaki, Tokyo 6504 203.3 16-16-0 480 6984 1,720
22Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 6554 204.8 14-18-0 420 6974 1,700
23Yasuyuki Sadamatsu, Tokyo 6506 203.3 14-17-1 435 6941 1,680
24Masaaki Saijo, Tokyo 6459 201.8 16-16-0 480 6939 1,660
25Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 6442 201.3 15-15-2 480 6922 1,640
26Kai Gamo, Tokyo 6400 200.0 17-15-0 510 6910 1,620
27Tsuguo Tsukahara, Kanagawa 6353 198.5 14-18-0 420 6773 1,600
28Shiro Kits, Kyoto 6317 197.4 15-17-0 450 6767 1,580
29Mark Baker, Garden Grove, Calif. 6250 195.3 12-20-0 360 6610 1,560
30Ryujiro Amakasu, Kanagawa 6314 197.3 8-24-0 240 6554 1,540
31Ken Taniguchi, Osaka 6116 191.1 10-22-0 300 6416 1,520
32Kiyoshi Nakarai, Tokyo 6072 189.8 9-23-0 270 6342 1,500