Seagrams Coolers U.S. Open



$400,000 SEAGRAMS COOLERS U.S. OPEN
Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind., Apr 1-7, 1990

Palombi Pockets U.S. Open

"Can we bowl here every week?" asked Ron Palombi Jr. after capturing his fourth PBA crown and second win at Host Woodland Bowl in the $400,000 Seagram's Coolers U.S. Open. Top-seeded for the championship round, Palombi defeated Amleto Monacelli, 269-205, for the $80,000 first prize, richest in professional bowling.

Palombi also had triumphed at Woodland in 1987 and when it was determined this year's Open would be contested there, Palombi predicted he would emerge the victor. With his win, Palombi also receives a three-year Firestone Tournament of Champions exemption.

The ABC Sports-televised finals began with Brain Voss, Boca Raton, Fla., topping Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor Mich., 236-181. Voss then took the measure of Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla., 257-204, and seemed to be in high gear toward a 10th PBA title.

The semifinal game was a battle between the PBA's 1988 and '89 Players of the Year and both bowlers struggled before Voss ('88) succumbed to Monacelli ('89), 182-157.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.269 (1 game)$80,000
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela387 (2 games)44,000
3Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.650 (3 games)24,000
4Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.204 (1 game)16,000
5Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor, Mich.181 (1 game)12,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Voss defeated Sullins, 236-181; Voss defeated Westlake, 257-204; Monacelli defeated Voss, 182-157; and in the championship game, Palombi defeated Monacelli, 269-205.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 12555 224.2 18-6-0 540 13095 
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 12633 225.6 13-10-1 405 13038 
#3Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 12458 222.5 14-9-1 435 12893 
#4Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 12382 221.1 17-7-0 510 12892 
5Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor, Mich. 12580 224.6 8-16-0 240 12820 
6Chris Warren, Dallas 12405 221.5 13-11-0 390 12795 $9,600
7George Branham III, Indianapolis 12323 220.1 14-10-0 420 12743 8,800
8Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 12253 218.8 15-9-0 450 12703 8,000
9Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 12241 218.6 14-10-0 420 12661 7,200
10Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 12240 218.6 14-10-0 420 12660 6,800
11Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla. 12210 218.0 13-11-0 390 12600 6,400
12Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 12222 218.3 12-12-0 360 12582 6,000
13Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 12142 216.8 14-10-0 420 12562 5,600
14Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 12168 217.3 12-12-0 360 12528 5,200
15Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 12180 217.5 11-12-1 345 12525 4,800
#16Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 12253 218.8 8-16-0 240 12493 4,500
17Billy Young, Tulsa, Okla. 12168 217.3 10-14-0 300 12468 4,200
@18Mike Miller, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 12098 216.0 11-12-1 345 12443 4,000
19Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 12178 217.5 8-15-1 255 12433 3,800
@20Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb. 12082 215.8 11-12-1 345 12427 3,600
21Dennis Horan Jr., Santa Clara, Calif. 11920 212.9 13-11-0 390 12310 3,400
@22Jim Johnson Jr., Wilmington, Del. 12056 215.3 5-19-0 150 12206 3,200
23Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind. 11932 213.1 8-14-2 270 12202 3,100
24Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas 11927 213.0 8-16-0 240 12167 3,000

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.$2,730
#26Paul Wolf, Las Vegas, Nev.2,640
27Steve Wunderlich, St. Louis2,560
*28Mats Karlsson, Gothenburg, Sweden2,620
29Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass.2,450
30Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.2,400
31Don Moser, San Jose, Calif.2,350
32Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.2,300
33David Ozio, Vidor, Texas2,250
34Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas2,200
35Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.2,150
@36Jerry Kessler, Arcanum, Ohio2,100
37Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.2,050
38Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.2,000
#39Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,950
40W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,900
41Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,825
@Doug Wallace, Portland, Ore.1,825
43Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio1,750
44Duane Fisher, Gloucester Twp., N.J.1,700
45George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C.1,650
46Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas1,600
47Mark Baker, Sarasota, Fla.1,550
48Jeff Miller, Columbus, Ohio1,500
49Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas1,475
@50Brian Fedrow, San Jose, Calif.1,450
51Tim Smith, Xenia, Ohio1,425
52Corey Groth, LaVerne, Calif.1,400
53William O'Neal Jr., Cheverly, Md.1,375
54Tim Weisbrod, Cincinnati, Ohio1,337
 David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev.1,337
56Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,300
57Todd Thompson, Reno, Nev.1,275
58John Mazza, Mount Clemens, Mich.1,250
59Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y.1,225
60Andy Neuer, Milton, Pa.1,200

*-Match play alternate. @-BPAA entries. 32-game qualifying leader-Harry Sullins, 7357. 24th place-Bob Benoit, 6952. 60th place-Andy Neuer, 6646. #-Tony Westlake (2), Randy Pedersen, Brian Voss, Paul Wolf and Jeff Bellinger rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Mark Williams, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Mike Taylor, Curtis Odom, Ron Palombi Jr., Joe Berardi, Tom Adcock, Jimmie Pritts Jr., Mark Roth, Eugene McCune, Steve Jaros, Jim Pencak, Todd Thompson, Steve Wunderlich, Tommy Kress, Brian Voss and Steve Martin ($50 each).