Budweiser Touring Players Championship



$150,000 BUDWEISER TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Taylor Lanes, Taylor, Mich., Nov 27-Dec 2, 1989

Monacelli's Bud TPC Title A "Major"

Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela captured his third title of the year and moved to second place on the PBA's 1989 earnings list via his victory in the $150,000 Budweiser Touring Players Championship at Taylor Lanes. Monacelli topped third-seeded Brian Voss, 235-209, for the $27,000 first prize and his fifth PBA championship.

For Voss, Boca Raton, Fla., it was his second consecutive week as tournament runner-up. The reigning PBA Player of the Year said, "As much as I would have liked to win, Amleto really deserved to win after bowling so well."

In the opening game of the NBC Sports-televised finals, Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y., was seeking his first victory in three years when he bounced fifth-seeded Troup, Daytona Beach, Fla., 171-161, in one of the fastest matches ever bowled. Baker then fell at the hands of Voss, 248-225, and Voss then defeated Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla., 257-216. Voss started the semifinal game with a six-bagger and Handley was seeking respect after a woeful showing one week prior In the Milwaukee Classic championship round, where he bowed in a rolloff, 50-8, after tying eventual champ Dave Ozio at 162.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela235 (1 game)$27,000
2Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.714 (3 games)14,000
3Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.216 (1 game)8,500
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.396 (2 games)7,000
5Guppy Troup, Daytona Beach, Fla.161 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Baker defeated Troup, 171-161; Voss defeated Baker, 248-225; Voss defeated Handley, 257-216; and in the championship game, Monacelli defeated Voss, 235-209.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 12063 215.4 17-7-0 510 12573 
2Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 11758 210.0 18-6-0 540 12298 
3Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 11804 210.8 9-15-0 270 12074 
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 11536 206.0 14-9-1 435 11971 
5Guppy Troup, Daytona Beach, Fla. 11573 206.7 13-11-0 390 11963 
6Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 11480 205.0 16-8-0 480 11960 $5,500
7Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 11548 206.2 13-11-0 390 11938 5,000
8Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 11578 206.8 11-13-0 330 11908 4,500
9Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio 11589 206.9 10-13-1 315 11904 4,000
10Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 11539 206.1 12-12-0 360 11899 3,500
11Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 11540 206.1 11-13-0 330 11870 3,200
12Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 11567 206.6 10-14-0 300 11867 2,900
13Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 11450 204.5 12-12-0 360 11810 2,650
 Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 11465 204.7 11-12-1 345 11810 2,650
15George Branham III, Arleta, Calif. 11436 204.2 12-12-0 360 11796 2,500
16Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C. 11476 204.9 10-14-0 300 11776 2,400
17Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 11371 203.1 13-11-0 390 11761 2,300
18Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 11381 203.2 12-12-0 360 11741 2,200
19Tony Figuiera, Waianae, Hawaii 11374 203.1 11-11-2 360 11734 2,100
20Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. 11310 202.0 11-12-1 345 11655 2,000
21Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla. 11244 200.8 13-10-1 405 11649 1,900
22Hugh Miller, Everett, Wash. 11289 201.6 10-14-0 300 11589 1,800
23Stephen Hardy, Methuen, Mass. 11238 200.7 9-15-0 270 11508 1,740
24Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif. 11223 200.4 6-17-1 195 11418 1,680

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.$1,620
26Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,480
27Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis1,460
28Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,440
29Scott Devers, Centerville, Ind.1,420
30Dennis Rakauskas, Clarks Summit, Pa.1,400
31Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas1,380
32D.J. Hochstein, Farmington Hills, Mi.1,360
33David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev.1,340
34Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.1,320
35Frank Ellenburg, Mesa, Ariz.1,300
36Paul Wolf, Las Vegas, Nov.1,280

*- Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader -Amleto Monacelli, 6777. 24th place -Jess Stayrook, 6480. 36th place - Paul Wolf, 6337. PRO-AM CASHERS - Kent Wagner, Charlie Tapp, Chuck Pierce, Jon O'Drobinak, Dave Husted, Ricky Corona, Jack Jurek, Pete Weber, Joe Salvemini and Warren Nelson ($50 each).