Kessler Open



$140,000 KESSLER OPEN
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl, Dublin, Calif., Jun 11-16, 1990

Soper Smooth As Silk

Butch Soper woke up feeling his age, but following his victory in the $140,000 Kessler Open that afternoon, he celebrated his 41st birthday on Father's Day feeling more like a 20-year-old than a 20-year PBA Tour veteran. Soper successfully defended his leading qualifier position and warded off fourth-seeded Marc McDowell, 220-192, at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl for his fourth PBA title and a $23,000 payday.

Soper credited some friendly advice from host proprietor Earl Anthony, who had captured the previous week's Showboat Senior Invitational and came within a few pins of qualifying for match play at his center.

"Earl told me to pace myself mentally, and that's what I did," Soper said.

McDowell looked unbeatable in working his way up the ladder. He opened the afternoon by bombing Billy Young Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla., 267-175, and then squeaked past Norm Duke, Fort Worth, Texas, 214-205, when Duke failed to mark In his 10th frame. McDowell then defeated John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich., 241-210, on the strength of his strike barrage.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.220 (1 game)$23,000
2Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.914 (4 games)12,000
3John Mazza, Mount Clemens, Mich.210 (1 game)7,500
4Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M.205 (1 game)6,000
5Billy Young Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla.175 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-McDowell defeated Young, 267-175; McDowell defeated Duke, 214-205; McDowell defeated Mazza, 241-210; and in the championship game, Soper defeated McDowell, 220-192.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 9390 223.6 14-10-0 420 9810 
2John Mazza, Mount Clemens, Mich. 9127 217.3 18-6-0 540 9667 
3Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 9115 217.0 16-8-0 480 9595 
4Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9051 215.5 16-7-1 495 9546 
5Billy Young Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla. 9014 214.6 13-11-0 390 9404 
6Chris Warren, Dallas 8956 213.2 13-11-0 390 9346 $4,000
7Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb. 8994 214.1 11-12-1 345 9339 3,600
8Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 8901 211.9 14-10-0 420 9321 3,300
9Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8897 211.8 14-10-0 420 9317 3,000
10Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 8887 211.6 14-10-0 420 9307 2,800
11Mark Baker, Huntington Beach, Calif. 8929 212.6 12-12-0 360 9289 2,600
12David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8985 213.9 9-15-0 270 9255 2,400
#13Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8785 209.2 14-10-0 420 9205 2,300
14Dave Arnold, Campbell, Calif. 8877 211.4 10-14-0 300 9177 2,200
15Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo. 8822 210.1 10-13-1 315 9137 2,100
16David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev. 8657 206.1 13-11-0 390 9047 2,000
17Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan. 8730 207.9 10-13-1 315 9045 1,900
18Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 8734 208.0 9-15-0 270 9004 1,800
19Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8654 206.1 10-14-0 300 8954 1,700
20David Traber, Woodstock, 111. 8592 204.6 11-13-0 330 8922 1,600
21Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash. 8621 205.3 10-14-0 300 8921 1,500
22Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 8588 204.5 7-17-0 210 8798 1,450
23Corey Groth, LaVerne, Calif. 8434 200.8 9-15-0 270 8704 1,400
24Chuck Lande, Dallas 8390 199.8 9-15-0 270 8660 1,350

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y.$1,170
#26Chris Goddard, Red Bluff, Calif.1,140
27W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,100
28Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,080
*29Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas1,180
30Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, Mich.1,050
31Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,035
 Don Moser, San Jose, Calif.1,035
33Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,020
34John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.1,010
35Earl Anthony, Cornelius, Ore.1,000
36Ted Glattke, Modesto, Calif.990
37Duane Fisher, Gloucester Twp., N.J.980
38Greg Thomas, Old Town, Idaho970
39Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill.950
 Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.950
 Dave Bolles, Lodi, Calif.950
42Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.930
43Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.920
44Larry Laub, Tucson, Ariz.910
45Doug Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y.900
46Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.890
47Mike Bailey, San Jose, Calif.880
48Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas870
49Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas860
50David Waswo, Odessa, Mo.850
51Eric Adolphson, Danville, Calif.840
52Harry Sullins, Detroit, Mich.830
53Al Stonum, San Francisco820

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Butch Soper, 4085. 24th place-Chuck Lande, 3784. 53rd place-AI Stonum, 3675. #-Del Ballard Jr. and Chris Goddard rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Harry Sullins, Steve Wunderlich, Mark Thayer, Bryan Goebel, Rod Singer and George Branham III ($50 each).