Budweiser Open



$160,000 BUDWEISER OPEN
Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted, Ohio, Mar 19-24, 1990

Pencak Is 1st Double Winner

To the delight of an enthusiastic audience at host Buckeye Lanes, local favorite Jim Pencak came through with his second consecutive victory, winning the $160,000 Budweiser Open at Buckeye Lanes. Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, earned $31,000 by virtue of his 247-209 triumph against leading qualifier John Mazza.

Both finalists opened with four-baggers to start the title game and Mazza, Mount Clemens, Mich., added a fifth strike before relinquishing his lead. This was Mazza's first appearance in the championship round In his eight years as a PBA member. He opened in his sixth frame by failing to convert the 4-6-7-10 split and then handed Pencak another opportunity when he missed the 6-10 in his eighth frame. Pencak's first 10th-frame strike assured him the title in the second of Budweiser's two Winter Tour tournament sponsorships.

In the opening game of the ABC Sports-televised finals, Tom Baker of Buffalo, N.Y., opposed 1986 PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. Both veterans had last visited the winner's circle in 1986. Baker opened with a seven-bagger and easily advanced, 265-206. Pencak then entered and came from behind to send Baker to the sidelines, 224-216. In the semifinal, Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas, held a slim lead through eight frames, but Pencak closed with a clutch five-bagger to earn his berth in the final game.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio695 (3 games)$31,000
2John Mazza, Mount Clemens, Mich.209 (1 game)16,000
3Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas206 (1 game)8,500
4Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.481 (2 games)7,000
5Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.206 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Baker defeated Williams, 265-206; Pencak defeated Baker, 224-216; Pencak defeated Ballard, 224-206; and in the championship game, Pencak defeated Mazza, 247-209.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1John Mazza, Mount Clemens, Mich. 9605 228.7 13-10-1 405 10010 
2Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9508 226.4 14-10-0 420 9928 
3Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 9430 224.5 15-9-0 450 9880 
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9394 223.7 16-8-0 480 9874 
5Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9420 224.3 14-10-0 420 9840 
6Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9402 223.9 14-10-0 420 9822 $5,000
7Mike Taylor, San Diego, Calif. 9384 223.4 14-10-0 420 9804 4,100
8George Branham III, Arleta, Calif. 9353 222.7 13-10-1 405 9758 3,600
9David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9265 220.6 15-9-0 450 9715 3,300
10Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash. 9277 220.9 14-10-0 420 9697 3,000
11Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 9356 222.8 11-13-0 330 9686 2,800
12Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 9308 221.6 12-12-0 360 9668 2,600
13Tony Marrese, Hilton Head, S.C. 9282 221.0 11-13-0 330 9612 2,500
14Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9189 218.8 13-10-1 405 9594 2,400
15Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9207 219.2 10-14-0 300 9507 2,300
16Chris Warren, Dallas 9079 216.2 11-13-0 330 9409 2,200
17Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 9036 215.1 10-12-2 330 9366 2,100
18Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 8993 214.1 12-12-0 360 9353 2,000
19Eric Forkel, Van Nuys, Calif. 8992 214.1 12-12-0 360 9352 1,900
20Pete McCordic, Houston 8950 213.1 10-10-4 360 9310 1,800
21Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 9013 214.6 9-14-1 285 9298 1,700
22Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla. 9002 214.3 8-16-0 240 9242 1,600
23Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio 8862 211.0 7-17-0 210 9072 1,550
+24Frank Ellenburg, Chandler, Ariz. 6598 212.8 5-8-0 150 6748 1,470

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas$1,350
+Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,415
27Richard Wolfe, Falls Church, Va.1,320
28Bill Hall, Marion, Ohio1,305
 Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.1,305
30Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.1,290
31Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,280
32Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,270
33Gary Morgan, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.1,260
34Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,250
35David D'Entremont, Cleveland, Ohio1,240
36Larry Barwick, Wauchula, Fla..1,230
37Paul Williams, Chattanooga, Tenn.1,220
38Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill.1,210
39Jac Hilgendorf, Mount Clemens, Mich.1,200
40Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.1,190
41Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.1,175
 Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.1,175
43Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,155
 Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,155
45Tom Adcock, Maroa, Ill.1,135
 Timothy Smith, Xenia, Ohio1,135
47Mark Baker, Huntington Beach, Calif.1,120
48Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y.1,110
49Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.1,105
50Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla.1,100
51Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.1,095
*52Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,152
 Brian LeClair, Chatham, N.Y.1,087

+-Ellenburg replaced McDowell after 11 games of match play and was penalized 151 pins, the difference between their qualifying scores. *-Genalo received $65 for acting as alternate for the final 13 games. 18-game qualifying leader-John Mazza, 4027. 24th place-Norm Duke, 3810. 52nd place-Don Genalo and Brian LeClair, 3727. PRO-AM CASHERS-Bill Busby, Dave Husted, Carmen Salvino, Curtis Odom, Rick Steelsmith, Amleto Monacelli, Dave Guindon, Bob Handley, Mark Baker. Tony Westlake, Eric Forkel and Tommy Martin ($50 each).