El Paso Open



$130,000 EL PASO OPEN
Bowl El Paso, El Paso, Texas, Jul 17-21, 1990

Devers Does El Paso

Scott Devers earned his fourth PBA title in the $130,000 El Paso Open at Bowl El Paso, 238-185, defeating Joe Salvemini for the $20,000 first prize.

Salvemini opened the championship game with four spares, while Devers started with a five-bagger. After back-to-back opens, Salvemini trailed by 70 pins and the eventual outcome was all but finalized mid-game, with Devers coasting into the winner's circle.

"The two 7-pin leaves in my first two frames set the tone," Salvemini said, "and when Scott threw five in a row, I knew I'd have to do something, but I couldn't. I knew he was going to be the toughest to face."

Devers opened the ABC Sports-televised finals by defeating fellow left-hander Jess Stayrook of San Diego, 236-179. Next up was first-time finalist Billy Hall of Marion, Ohio, who fell, 223-211. In the semifinal game, David Traber of Woodstock, III., making his first championship round appearance, fared no better against Devers' momentum, 226-222.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind.923 (4 games)$20,000
2Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla.185 (1 game)10,500
3David Traber, Woodstock, Ill.222 (1 game)7,000
4Billy Hall, Marion, Ohio211 (1 game)5,500
5Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.179 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Devers defeated Stayrook, 236-179; Devers defeated Hall, 223-211; Devers defeated Traber, 226-222; and in the championship game, Devers defeated Salvemini, 238-185.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla. 9321 221.9 21-2-1 645 9966 
2David Traber, Woodstock, III. 9448 225.0 14-10-0 420 9868 
3Billy Hall, Marion, Ohio 9270 220.7 16-8-0 480 9750 
#4Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 9386 223.5 10-13-1 315 9701 
5Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 9086 216.3 17-6-1 525 9611 
6Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9219 219.5 12-11-1 375 9594 $4,000
7Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 9181 218.6 11-13-0 330 9511 3,600
8Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash. 9111 216.9 13-11-0 390 9501 3,300
9Andrew Neuer, Milton, Pa. 9133 217.5 12-12-0 360 9493 3,000
10Wayne Miller, El Paso, Texas 8980 213.8 14-8-2 450 9430 2,800
11Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9028 215.0 12-12-0 360 9388 2,600
12Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 9001 214.3 12-12-0 360 9361 2,350
 Duane Fisher, Gloucester Twp., N.J. 9061 215.7 10-14-0 300 9361 2,350
14Dennis Horan Jr., San Jose, Calif. 8924 212.5 12-12-0 360 9284 2,200
15Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8815 209.9 13-11-0 390 9205 2,100
16David Rosol, San Jose, Calif. 8873 211.3 10-14-0 300 9173 2,000
17David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8824 210.1 11-13-0 330 9154 1,900
18Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 8795 209.4 11-13-0 330 9125 1,800
19Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8772 208.9 10-14-0 300 9072 1,700
20Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8746 208.2 10-14-0 300 9046 1,600
21Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill. 8651 206.0 9-15-0 270 8921 1,500
22Jerry Krupa, Richmond, Ind. 8642 205.8 8-16-0 240 8882 1,400
23Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 8541 203.4 9-15-0 270 8811 1,350
24Mark Fisser, Buena Park, Calif. 8456 201.3 8-16-0 240 8696 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Purvis Granger, Columbus, Ohio$1,050
*26Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas1,160
27Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,030
28Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,015
 Ken Johnson, Garland, Texas1,015
30Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo.1,000
31Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.990
32Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.980
33Chris Warren, Dallas970
34Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.960
35Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas950
36Mark Baker, Huntington Beach, Calif.940
37Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass.925
 W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.925
39Don Moser, San Jose, Calif.910
40Bryan Alpert, Las Vegas, Nev.900
41David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev.890
42Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.880
43Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis870
44John Mazza, Mount Clemens, Mich.855
 Walter Stiles, Albuquerque, N.M.855
46Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y.840
47Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.830
48Allen Johnson, Mesa, Ariz.820
49Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.810

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-David Traber, 4148. 24th place-Mark Fisser, 3855. 49th place-Brian Voss, 3754. #-Bryan Goebel, Wayne Webb and Jess Stayrook rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Wayne Webb, Mike Miller, Jimmie Pritts Jr., Randy Lightfoot, Dennis Horan, Mark Baker and Brian Voss ($50 each).