Wichita Open



$130,000 WICHITA OPEN
Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kan., Aug 4-9, 1990

Amleto Repeats At Wichita

Amleto Monacelli remains the only champion known at Northrock Lanes in the $130,000 Wichita Open after defeating leading qualifier Walter Ray Williams Jr., 222-203. Monacelli, Venezuela, bidding to repeat as PBA Player of the Year, upset his good friend and doubles partner for his eighth PBA championship and the $20,000 first prize.

Monacelli opened with five strikes while Williams, Stockton, Calif., started with a spare and four-bagger. Williams had the opportunity to take the lead in the sixth frame after Monacelli chopped the 2-8 spare, but he followed with the 7-10 split and failed to convert. In the seventh frame Williams then missed a 4-pin and Monacelli stayed clean the rest of the way to come home a winner.

In the opening game of the championship round, Curtis Odom knocked out PBA Tour rookie Jay Burgess of Houston, 235-202. Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C., then upended Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 233-229. In the semifinal game, Odom appeared to have Monacelli beaten, needing a mark in the 10th frame to bowl for his first PBA title, but he chopped the 2-8 spare and sat down, 185-182, much to Monacelli's surprise.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela407 (2 games)$20,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.203 (1 game)10,500
3Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C.650 (3 games)7,500
4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.229 (1 game)5,500
5Jay Burgess, Houston202 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Odom defeated Burgess, 235-202; Odom defeated Ferraro, 233-229; Monacelli defeated Odom, 185-182; and in the championship game, Monacelli defeated Williams, 222-203.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9776 232.8 18-5-1 555 10331 
#2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9504 226.3 16-7-1 495 9999 
#3Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9552 227.4 14-10-0 420 9972 
4Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9552 227.4 13-10-1 405 9957 
5Jay Burgess, Houston 9423 224.4 17-7-0 510 9933 
6Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas 9508 226.4 13-10-1 405 9913 $4,000
7Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 9392 223.6 15-8-1 465 9857 3,600
8David Whitehead, Las Vegas, Nev. 9439 224.7 13-10-1 405 9844 3,300
9Ken Johnson, Garland, Texas 9428 224.5 13-11-0 390 9818 3,000
10Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9424 224.4 12-12-0 360 9784 2,800
@11Chris Barnes, Wichita, Kan. 9405 223.9 12-12-0 360 9765 2,600
12Billy Young Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla. 9282 221.0 13-11-0 390 9672 2,400
13Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9232 219.8 14-10-0 420 9652 2,200
#14Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 9229 219.7 12-12-0 360 9589 2,100
15Richard Wolfe, Arlington, Va. 9219 219.5 9-15-0 270 9489 2,000
16Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 9139 217.6 10-14-0 300 9439 1,900
17Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9036 215.1 12-12-0 360 9396 1,800
18Purvis Granger, Columbus, Ohio 9085 216.3 10-14-0 300 9385 1,700
19Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9110 216.9 8-14-2 270 9380 1,600
20Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 9139 217.6 7-15-2 240 9379 1,550
21David Traber, Woodstock, 111. 9074 216.1 8-15-1 255 9329 1,450
22Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich. 9031 215.0 8-15-1 255 9286 1,380
23Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass. 9044 215.3 7-17-0 210 9254 1,335
24Larry Stephens, Hawthorne, Calif. 9005 214.4 8-16-0 240 9245 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.$1,110
26Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla.1,095
*Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md.1,215
28Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,080
29Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas1,070
30Pete Kaczmarczyk, Warren, Mich.1,060
31Mark Grant, Houston1,050
32John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,040
33David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,030
34Danny Broadway, Houston1,015
 Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,015
36Steve Ray. Dallas1,000
37Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.990
38Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.980
#39Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.970
40Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.960
41Thomas Young, Kansas City, Kan.950
42Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb.940
43Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.930
44Ted Glattke, Modesto, Calif.920
45Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.910
46Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.900
47Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo.890

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Curtis Odom, 4216. 24th place-Purvis Granger, 3998. 47th place--Steve Wunderlich, 3914. #-David Whitehead, Parker Bohn III, Amleto Monacelli (2), Scott Devers, Dave Ferraro, Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Rick Steelsmith rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Don Genalo, Parker Bohn III, Dave Husted, Henry Gonzalez, Billy Hall, Jim Pencak, John Mazza, John Forst, Bob Handley, Mike Scroggins and Richard Abboud ($50 each). @Non-PBA member.