Showboat Atlantic City Open



$150,000 SHOWBOAT ATLANTIC CITY OPEN
Showboat Lanes, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr 9-14, 1990

Pencak Sets Record On Boardwalk

Unbeaten in a PBA record 15 consecutive singles matches in championship round competition, Jim Pencak captured his third title of the 1990 Winter Tour in the $150,000 Showboat Atlantic City Open. Fourth-seeded, Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, defeated leading qualifier Purvis Granger, Columbus, Ohio, 231-215, to capture his fourth PBA title and the $28,000 first prize.

Granger opened the championship game with a triple and appeared the one to spell an end to the win streak when Pencak opened in the fourth frame and Granger enjoyed a 21-pin advantage. Pencak then strung a fourbagger, but after Granger struck in his ninth frame, he could have shut out Pencak with a double, but spared. His ball sailed right and never came back and though he spared, it allowed Pencak an opportunity he didn't squander. Pencak then doubled, with his clinching strike first appearing to leave a 7-10 split, but both pins crumbled belatedly to the roar of an appreciative audience.

In the first game of the ABC Sports-televised finals, Pencak defeated Hugh Miller, Seattle, 238-209, and then topped Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 225-217. In the semifinal, Pencak edged Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla., 217-206, to set up the battle for the fourth annual Showboat Atlantic City crown.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio911 (4 games)$28,000
2Purvis Granger, Columbus, Ohio215 (1 game)14,500
3Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.206 (1 game)8,500
4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.217 (1 game)7,000
5Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash.209 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Pencak defeated Miller, 238-209; Pencak defeated Ferraro 225-217; Pencak defeated Westlake, 217-206; and in the championship game, Pencak defeated Granger, 231-215.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Purvis Granger, Columbus, Ohio 9400 223.8 17-7-0 510 9910 
2Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9367 223.0 17-7-0 510 9877 
3Dave Ferraro Kingston, N.Y. 9311 221.7 16-8-0 480 9791 
4Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 9335 222.3 14-10-0 420 9755 
5Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash. 9246 220.1 15-9-0 450 9696 
6Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9251 220.3 14-10-0 420 9671 $5,000
7Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. 9158 218.0 14-10-0 420 9578 4,000
8Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9142 217.7 14-10-0 420 9562 3,500
9Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 9173 218.4 11-13-0 330 9503 3,200
10Tom Adcock, Maroa, Ill. 9118 217.1 12-12-0 360 9478 3,000
11Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla. 9113 217.0 11-12-1 345 9458 2,800
12Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9113 217.0 11-13-0 330 9443 2,600
13Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb. 9065 215.8 11-12-1 345 9410 2,400
14Don Moser, San Jose, Calif. 8977 213.7 13-11-0 390 9367 2,300
15Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 8969 213.5 12-11-1 375 9344 2,200
16Pete McCordic, Houston 9028 215.0 10-14-0 300 9328 2,100
17Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 8994 214.1 11-13-0 330 9324 2,000
18Charlie Standish, Mattawan, Mich. 9009 214.5 9-14-1 285 9294 1,900
19Jim Johnson Jr., Wilmington, Del. 9005 214.4 9-15-0 270 9275 1,800
20Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 8895 211.8 12-12-0 360 9255 1,700
21Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y. 8922 212.4 10-14-0 300 9222 1,600
22Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md. 8868 211.1 8-16-0 240 9108 1,500
23Joseph Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 8788 209.2 8-16-0 240 9028 1,450
24Mark Roth, Spring Lake Heights, N.J. 8810 209.8 7-17-0 210 9020 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas$1,195
 Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas1,195
27Doug Wallace, Portland, Ore.1,180
*28Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla.1,290
29George Branham III, Indianapolis1,160
30Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.1,145
 Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.1,145
32Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,130
33Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor, Mich.1,120
34John Handegard, Redding, Calif.1,110
35Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.1,100
36Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.1,090
37Nicholas Francis, Aston, Pa.1,080
38Bobby Fleetwood, Bridgeport, Conn.1,070
39Dennis Rakauskas, Clarks Summit, Pa.1,060
40Steven Miller, Candler, N.C.1,050
41Ray Atkinson, Pasadena, Md.1,035
 Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.1,035
43Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.1,020
44Greg Goetz, Washington, D.C.1,010
45Jac Hilgendorf, Mount Clemens, Mich.1,000
46Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J.990
47Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela980
48Doug Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y.970
49Ted Glattke, Modesto, Calif.960
50John Kirker Jr., Norwich, Conn.950
51Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.940
52David D'Entremont, Cleveland, Ohio930
53James Miller, Two Guns, Ariz.910

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Purvis Granger, 4117. 24th place-Joseph Firpo, 3856. 53rd place-James Miller, 3715. #-Dean Wolf rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS-Bobby Fleetwood, Dave Ferraro, Chris Warren, Mark Roth, Ron Palombi Jr., Mike Edwards, Paul Zevgolis, George Branham, Todd Lathrop, Mark Thayer, Steve Hoskins, Randy Pedersen, Scott Devers, Ron Williams, Mark Bowers, Bryan Goebel, Danny Wiseman and Kip Roberts ($50 each).