True Value Open



$200,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, III., Mar 26-31, 1990

Lawrence Wins 2nd Of Winter Tour

Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, tossed three clutch strikes to snatch victory and the $38,000 first prize from leading qualifier Steve Cook, 234-233, In the $200,000 True Value Open at Landmark Recreation Center.

Cook, Roseville, Calif., needed only to spare in his 10th frame to clinch his 15th PBA championship but left the difficult 3-6-10 split and failed to convert. That allowed the 27-year-old Lawrence, who had captured his first crown just five weeks earlier, an opportunity to win by striking out in his 10th frame. He did just that, sweating out his second strike before the 10-pin toppled belatedly and tacked on another strike. Cook started with a strike, then opened after leaving the 3-5-10 split, before stringing a seven-bagger.

The ABC televised finals began with Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas, topping first-time finalist Danny Broadway of Houston, 248-238. Duke then advanced against Tony Marrese, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 220-209, before bowing to Lawrence in the semifinal, 245-207.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas479 (2 games)$38,000
2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.233 (1 game)20,000
3Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas675 (3 games)12,000
4Tony Marrese, Hilton Head Island, S.C.209 (1 game)9,000
5Danny Broadway, Houston238 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Duke defeated Broadway, 248-238; Duke defeated Marrese, 220-209; Lawrence defeated Duke, 245-207; and in the championship game, Lawrence defeated Cook, 234-233.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9838 234.2 16-8-0 480 10318 
2Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 9671 230.3 15-9-0 450 10121 
3Tony Marrese, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 9426 224.4 16-8-0 480 9906 
4Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 9477 225.6 14-10-0 420 9897 
#5Danny Broadway, Houston 9344 222.5 17-6-1 525 9869 
6Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9496 226.1 11-12-1 345 9841 $6,000
7Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9378 223.3 15-9-0 450 9828 5,500
8Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 9449 225.0 12-12-0 360 9809 5,000
9Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9270 220.7 16-7-1 495 9765 4,500
10David D'Entremont, Cleveland, Ohio 9271 220.7 15-9-0 450 9721 4,000
11John Mazza, Mount Clemens, Mich. 9348 222.6 11-13-0 330 9678 3,500
12George Branham III, Arleta, Calif. 9255 220.4 14-10-0 420 9675 3,200
13Duane Fisher, Gloucester Twp., N.J. 9305 221.5 12-12-0 360 9665 3,000
14Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9187 218.7 11-13-0 330 9517 2,800
15Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla. 9095 216.5 13-10-1 405 9500 2,600
16Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 9182 218.6 10-14-0 300 9482 2,400
#17Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 9177 218.5 9-15-0 270 9447 2,200
#18Tom Adcock, Maroa, 111. 9165 218.2 7-17-0 210 9375 2,100
19Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 9128 217.3 7-17-0 210 9338 2,000
20Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8937 212.8 12-12-0 360 9297 1,900
21Tim Smith, Xenia, Ohio 8810 209.8 10-14-0 300 9110 1,800
22Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 8861 211.0 8-16-0 240 9101 1,700
23Mark Fahy, Chicago 8861 211.0 7-17-0 210 9071 1,650
24Mike Taylor, San Diego, Calif. 8783 209.1 7-15-2 240 9023 1,600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*#25Thomas Young, Kansas City, Kan.$1,530
26Roger Nash, Lincoln, Neb.1,385
27Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,370
28Alan Bishop, Louisville, Ky.1,360
29Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,350
30Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb.1,330
#Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.1,330
 Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas1,330
33Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill.1,310
34Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,300
35Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.1,290
#36Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,275
 Larry Shewmake, Tulsa, Okla.1,275
38Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb.1,260
39Bill Hall, Marion, Ohio1,250
40Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,235
 Chris Warren, Dallas1,235
42James Miller, Two Guns, Ariz..1,220
43Dennis Rakauskas, Clarks Summit, Pa.1,210
44Bryan Alpert, Las Vegas, Nev.1,200
45Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis.1,190
46Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif.1,185
47Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.1,180
48Michael Whittington, Richmond, Va.1,175
49Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis1,170
50Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,165
51Frank Ellenburg, Chandler, Ariz.1,160
52Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.1,155
53Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,150

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Del Ballard Jr., 4258. 23rd place-Gary Dickinson and Amleto Monacelli, 3949. 53rd place-Tom Crites, 3841. #-Steve Cook (2), Tom Adcock, Danny Broadway, Bryan Goebel, Thomas Young Jess Stayrook, Ron Palombi Jr., Bill Oakes, Larry Stephens and Mike Sparacino rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Bill Heltzel, Don Genalo, Duane Fisher, Tony Figuiera, Tom Baker, Tim Smith, Ricky Corona, Robert Lawrence, Jim Tilton, James Miller and Kelly Coffman ($50 each).