Miller Lite Challenge



$145,000 MILLER LITE CHALLENGE
Golden Pin Lanes, Tucson, Ariz., Jul 9-14, 1990

Goebel Up To Challenge

"I think this Is the first time I've beaten Joe [Salvemini] and it couldn't have come at a better time," Bryan Goebel said, immediately after posting his first PBA title in the $145,000 Miller Lite Challenge at Golden Pin Lanes. Goebel, Merriam, Kan., waded through four opponents and dumped leading qualifier Salvemini, 184-173, for the $24,000 first prize.

Salvemini opened with a strike and Goebel started the championship game by failing to convert the 3-10 "baby split." However, Salvemini came right back with the 1-7 leave, which he missed, and then left the lefthanders' "baby split" (2-7), which he did convert. Goebel struck In the second frame, then opened In his third before doubling to take the lead. After Salvemini doubled in his eighth and ninth frames, Goebel finished to total 184. Salvemini then needed a strike and nine-count, spare, to collect his fourth PBA title. His next shot was high, relegating him to the $13,000 runner-up check.

Goebel began the afternoon by topping Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass., 248-202. Next up was Mike Shady of Ripon, Wis., who was sidelined, 277-188. In the semifinal game, 1987 Miller Lite Challenge victor Scott Devers was shooting for his fourth PBA title, but Goebel prevailed, 222-175.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.931 (4 games)$24,000
2Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla.173 (1 game)13,000
3Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind.175 (1 game)8,000
4Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.188 (1 game)6,000
5Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass.202 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Goebel defeated Pritts, 248-202; Goebel defeated Shady, 277-188; Goebel defeated Devers, 222-175; and in the championship game, Goebel defeated Salvemini, 184-173.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla. 9376 223.2 18-6-0 540 9916 
2Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 9191 218.8 17-7-0 510 9701 
3Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 9291 221.2 13-11-0 390 9681 
4Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass. 9027 214.9 16-8-0 480 9507 
5Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 9023 214.8 16-8-0 480 9503 
6Eric Forkel, Granada Hills, Calif. 9095 216.6 13-11-0 390 9485 $4,000
7Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 8951 213.1 17-7-0 510 9461 3,600
8Mike Taylor, San Diego, Calif. 9014 214.6 12-12-0 360 9374 3,300
9Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8889 211.6 15-9-0 450 9339 3,000
10Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 8919 212.4 12-12-0 360 9279 2,800
11Billy Young Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla. 8840 210.5 12-11-1 375 9215 2,600
12Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, Mich. 8810 209.8 12-10-2 390 9200 2,500
13Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 8869 211.2 10-13-1 315 9184 2,400
14Purvis Granger, Columbus, Ohio 8908 212.1 8-16-0 240 9148 2,300
15Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb. 8826 210.1 10-14-0 300 9126 2,200
16Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 8810 209.8 10-13-1 315 9125 2,100
17Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 8716 207.5 12-12-0 360 9076 2,000
18Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 8766 208.7 9-13-2 300 9066 1,900
19Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 8745 208.2 10-13-1 315 9060 1,800
20Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8720 207.6 8-16-0 240 8960 1,700
21Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8703 207.2 8-16-0 240 8943 1,600
22Dennis Horan Jr., San Jose, Calif. 8592 204.6 7-15-2 240 8832 1,525
 Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. 8532 203.1 9-13-2 300 8832 1,525
24Rodolfo Monacelli, Venezuela 8576 204.2 8-16-0 240 8816 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash.$1,320
26John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.1,160
27Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,125
 Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.1,125
29David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev.1,110
30Mark Baker, Huntington Beach, Calif.1,100
31Don Moser, San Jose, Calif.1,090
32Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz.1,080
33Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,070
34Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,060
35Doug Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y.1,050
36Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,040
37Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y.1,030
38David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,020
39Corey Groth, LaVerne, Calif.1,010
40Allen Johnson, Mesa, Ariz.1,000
41Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, N.Y.990
42Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo.980
43Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.970
44Gary Hulsenberg, San Jose, Calif.960
45Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind.950
46Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.940
47Greg Thomas, Old Town, Idaho930
48Gary Morgan, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.910
 Matthew Ruben, Tempe, Ariz.910
 David Waswo, Odessa, Mo.910
51Steve Hiscox, Tucson, Ariz.885
 Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.885
53Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.870

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Mike Shady, 4114. 24th place-Mark Williams, 3812. 53rd place-Art Trask, 3730. #--Ron Palombi Jr., David Traber and Bill Busby rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Mike Miller, John Mazza, Rodolfo Monacelli, Ken Johnson. Duane Fisher and Billy Young ($50 each).