Fair Lanes Phoenix Classic



$125,000 FAIR LANES PHOENIX CLASSIC
Fair Lanes Squaw Peak, Phoenix, Ariz., Jul 2-7, 1990

Palombi Avenges At Fair Lanes

Avenging his runner-up finish as the leading qualifier one week earlier, Ron Palombi Jr. defeated top-seeded Todd Thompson, 219-173, in the $125,000 Fair Lanes Phoenix Classic at Fair Lanes Squaw Peak. Palombi advanced from the fourth-seeded position to earn his fifth PBA title and $18,000 first prize against first-time finalist Thompson, Cypress, Calif.

Palombi opened the championship round strong, then had more difficulty adjusting to his changing ball reaction as he progressed through the field. Against Thompson, Palombi started with a double, spared twice, then doubled again to lead by 24 pins after six frames and Thompson never moved closer.

Palombi opened the finals by topping Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan., 233-222. Next was PBA Hall of Famer Jim Stefanich, Joliet, III., who bowed to Palombi 224-197, and then 1988 PBA Rookie of the Year Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., fell, 194-170, in the semifinal.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.870 (4 games)$18,000
2Todd Thompson, Cypress, Calif.173 (1 game)9,500
3Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.170 (1 game)7,000
4Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.197 (1 game)5,500
5Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.222 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Palombi defeated Goebel, 233-222; Palombi defeated Stefanich, 224-197; Palombi defeated Steelsmith, 194-170; and in the championship game, Palombi defeated Thompson, 219173.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Todd Thompson, Cypress, Calif. 9332 222.2 13-11-0 390 9722 
2Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan. 9294 221.3 13-10-1 405 9699 
3Jim Stefanich, Joliet, III. 9248 220.2 15-9-0 450 9698 
4Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9247 220.2 15-9-0 450 9697 
5Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 9243 220.1 15-9-0 450 9693 
6George Branham III, Indianapolis 9227 219.7 15-8-1 465 9692 $4,000
7John Mazza, Mount Clemens, Mich. 9158 218.1 15-9-0 450 9608 3,600
8Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9254 220.3 11-13-0 330 9584 3,300
9Mike Taylor, San Diego, Calif. 9148 217.8 14-10-0 420 9568 3,000
10Billy Orlikowski, Marne, Mich. 9105 216.8 13-10-1 405 9510 2,800
11Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9059 215.7 14-10-0 420 9479 2,600
12Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 9116 217.1 12-12-0 360 9476 2,300
 Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, Mich. 9101 216.7 12-11-1 375 9476 2,300
14Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9116 217.1 10-14-0 300 9416 2,100
15Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 8997 214.2 12-12-0 360 9357 2,000
16Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8960 213.3 12-12-0 360 9320 1,900
17Eric Forkel, Granada Hills, Calif. 8888 211.6 12-12-0 360 9248 1,800
18Chris Warren, Dallas 8887 211.6 11-13-0 330 9217 1,700
19Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 8849 210.7 11-13-0 330 9179 1,600
20Billy Young Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla. 8874 211.3 9-14-1 285 9159 1,500
21Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis 8861 211.0 9-15-0 270 9131 1,400
22Roger Haskell, Kent, Wash. 8856 210.9 8-16-0 240 9096 1,350
23Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan. 8823 210.1 9-15-0 270 9093 1,300
24Joe Tillery, Moriarty, N.M. 8773 208.9 5-18-1 165 8938 1,250

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla.$1,075
*26Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif.1,145
#Jerry Krupa, Richmond, Ind.1,025
28Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb.980
 Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio980
30Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.950
31Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas940
32Ken Johnson, Garland, Texas930
33Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas920
34Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.910
35Corey Groth, LaVerne, Calif.900
36Paul Wolf, Las Vegas, Nev.890
37Randy Pedersen, Sahta Maria, Calif.875
 Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.875
39Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.860
40Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas850
41Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb.840
42Dave Bolles, Lodi, Calif.830
43Doug Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y.820
44Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, Wash.810
45John Graham, Columbus, Ohio800
46Larry Stephens, Hawthorne, Calif.790
47David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev.780
48John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.770
49Don Moser, San Jose, Calif.760
50Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo.750
51Wayne Wilkinson, Glendale, Ariz.740
52Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.730
53Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas720

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-George Branham III, 4102. 24th place-Rowdy Morrow defeated Joe Salvemini, 205-198, in a roll-off after tying at 3921. 53rd place-Philip Ringener, 3823. #-Jerry Krupa rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS-Scott Devers, Bryan Alpert, Tom Crites, Justin Hromek, Mark Williams, Parker Bohn III, Joe Firpo, Dave Husted and Jim Pencak ($50 each).