Fresno Open



$125,000 FRESNO OPEN
Cedar Lanes, Fresno, Calif., Jun 19-23, 1990

Miller Stings Salvemini In Fresno

Hugh Miller ended a six-year wait for his fifth PBA title in the $125,000 Fresno Open at Cedar Lanes. Miller, from Seattle, defeated leading qualifier Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla., 191-184, for the $18,000 top prize.

Miller opened the title match with three consecutive spares, while Salvemini struck on two of his first three shots. Both players opened in the fourth frame, giving Salvemini a four-pin lead. Another open by Salvemini in the fifth left the door open for Miller, who struck on three of his next four shots, giving him an 18-pin lead through eight frames. Salvemini needed two strikes and a seven-count in the final frame for the win. He got the first strike but a stubborn 7-pin cost him his fourth PBA title.

Bob Handley of Pompano Beach, Fla., opened the championship round by topping defending champion Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis., 191-171.

Handley, whose last title came at the 1987 Greater Hartford Open in Windsor Locks, Conn., then downed third-seeded Dave Arnold of Mesa, Ariz., 210-196. Handley's bid for his fifth PBA title came to an end when he bowed to Miller, 248-209.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash.439 (2 games)$18,000
2Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla.184 (1 game)9,500
3Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.610 (3 games)7,000
4Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.196 (1 game)5,500
5Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.171 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Handley defeated McDowell, 191-171; Handley defeated Arnold, 210-196; Miller defeated Handley, 248-209; and in the championship game, Miller defeated Salvemini, 191-184.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla. 9693 230.8 18-5-1 555 10248 
2Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash. 9403 223.9 15-9-0 450 9853 
3Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz. 9473 225.6 12-12-0 360 9833 
4Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9331 222.2 14-9-1 435 9766 
5Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9359 222.8 13-11-0 390 9749 
6Doug Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y. 9293 221.3 15-9-0 450 9743 $4,000
7Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md. 9395 223.7 11-13-0 330 9725 3,600
8Tony Figuiera, Torrance, Calif. 9389 223.6 11-13-0 330 9719 3,300
9Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan. 9296 221.3 13-11-0 390 9686 3,000
10Don Moser, San Jose, Calif. 9255 220.4 14-10-0 420 9675 2,800
11Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela 9247 220.2 14-10-0 420 9667 2,600
#12Harry Sullins, Detroit 9281 221.0 12-11-1 375 9656 2,400
13Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9337 222.3 10-14-0 300 9637 2,300
14Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9317 221.8 10-14-0 300 9617 2,200
15Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9256 220.4 12-12-0 360 9616 2,100
16Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 9176 218.5 13-11-0 390 9566 2,000
17David Traber, Woodstock, 111. 9199 219.0 12-12-0 360 9559 1,900
18Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9267 220.6 9-14-1 285 9552 1,800
19Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb. 9088 216.4 13-10-1 405 9493 1,700
+20Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas 9170 218.3 10-6-0 300 9470 1,350
21Billy Orlikowski, Marne, Mich. 9106 216.8 9-15-0 270 9376 1,500
22Greg Kemp, Salem, Ore. 8969 213.6 10-14-0 300 9269 1,400
23Rick Easley, Los Angeles 8956 213.2 9-14-1 285 9241 1,300
24Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8619 205.2 3-21-0 90 8709 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.$1,055
+26Mark Baker, Huntington Beach, Calif.1,310
*27Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,070
28Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Calif.970
29Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.940
 Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas940
31Chuck Pierce, Dallas920
#32John Bruno, Richmond. Calif.910
33Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.900
34Gary Hulsenberg, San Jose, Calif.890
35Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.880
36Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.870
37Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, Texas860
38Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, Texas850
39Billy Young Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla.840
40Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif.830
#41David Ozio, Vidor, Texas820
42Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio810
43Raymond Edwards, Wichita Falls, Texas800
44George Branham III, Indianapolis790
45Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo.775
 Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.775
#47Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.760
48Danny Broadway, Houston750
49Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas740
50Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.730

18-game qualifying leader-Marc McDowell, 4191. 24th place-Norm Duke, 3970. 50th place-Butch Soper, 3867. #-Harry Sullins, Bryan Goebel, John Bruno, David Ozio and Brad Kiszewski rolled 300 games ($100 each). +--Oakes replaced Baker after eight games of match play and was penalized 155 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals (65 pins) and the bonus pins Baker had accumulated (90). *-Bohn received $80 for acting as alternate for the final 16 games. PRO-AM CASHERS-Rod Singer, Dave Arnold, Art Trask, Don Genalo, Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Rick Steelsmith ($50 each).