Showboat Invitational



$175,000 SHOWBOAT INVITATIONAL
Showboat Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan 13-19, 1991

Two In A Row For Ozio

David Ozio became just the third player in PBA history to capture the first two tournaments of the year by winning the $175,000 Showboat Invitational at Showboat Bowling Center. Ozio, Vidor, Texas, earned the $34,000 first prize for his 279-224 conquest of leading qualifier Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.

Ozio spared his first two frames and then unleashed 10 consecutive strikes in the title game, which was too much for Miller to overtake. Miller had tied a PBA record earlier in the week by throwing a 300 game for a third consecutive tournament. In fact, the man with the unique "no thumb" delivery style had thrown a perfect game in five of his last six tournaments bowled. But Miller couldn't muster a game to top Ozio on this day and sought his first PBA title on another occasion.

In the first game of the ABC Sports-televised championship round, Mike Edwards topped Chris Warren of Dallas, 190-161. Walter Ray Williams Jr. then downed Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 195-156. In a match-up of the previous week's AC-Delco Classic championship pairing, Ozio again bettered Williams, Stockton, Calif., 224-215. Williams remained without a PBA victory in his last 19 TV finals appearances, spanning more than three years, including 11 runnerup finishes in that time.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1David Ozio, Vidor, Texas503 (2 games)$34,000
2Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N. M.224 (1 game)18,000
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.410 (2 games)10,000
4Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.346 (2 games)7,000
5Chris Warren, Dallas161 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Edwards defeated Warren, 190-161; Williams defeated Edwards, 195-156: Ozio defeated Williams, 224-215; and in the championship game, Ozio defeated Miller, 279-224.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 12597 225.0 16-8-0 480 13077 
2David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 12442 222.2 15-8-1 465 12907 
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 12329 220.2 19-5-0 570 12899 
4Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 12326 220.1 13-11-0 390 12716 
#5Chris Warren, Dallas 12281 219.3 13-11-0 390 12671 
6Scott Alexander, Gig Harbor, Wash. 12176 217.4 15-9-0 450 12626 $5,000
7Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md. 12201 217.9 13-10-1 405 12606 4,000
8Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, N.Y. 12180 217.5 14-10-0 420 12600 3,500
9Jim Johnson Jr., Wilmington, Del. 12269 219.1 10-13-1 315 12584 3,200
10Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan. 12068 215.5 14-10-0 420 12488 3,000
#11Michael Neumann, Cheektowaga, N.Y. 12107 216.2 12-12-0 360 12467 2,800
12Purvis Granger, Columbus, Ohio 12187 217.6 9-15-0 270 12457 2,700
13Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo. 12028 214.8 14-10-0 420 12448 2,600
14Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 12131 216.6 9-13-2 300 12431 2,500
15Bryan Alpert, Las Vegas, Nev. 12011 214.5 13-11-0 390 12401 2,400
16Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 11968 213.7 14-10-0 420 12388 2,300
17Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz. 12026 214.8 11-13-0 330 12356 2,200
18Corey Groth, LaVerne, Calif. 12011 214.5 9-15-0 270 12281 2,100
@19Eric Handegard, Las Vegas, Nev. 12006 214.4 9-15-0 270 12276 2,000
20Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas 11867 211.9 10-14-0 300 12167 1,900
21Ken Johnson, Garland, Texas 11862 211.8 9-15-0 270 12132 1,800
22Ricky Corona, Orange, Calif. 11828 211.2 9-15-0 270 12098 1,700
23Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 11809 210.9 8-14-2 270 12079 1,600
24Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill. 11650 208.0 6-17-1 195 11845 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Pete Kaczmarczyk, Warren. Mich.$1,395
26Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,240
27Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo.1,210
28Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.1,190
29Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio1,170
@30Tsuguo Tsukahara, Japan1,160
31Brian LeClair, Chatham, N.Y.1,150
32Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas1,135
 Pete Scrempos, Milpitas, Calif.1,135
34Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.1,120
35Dale Eagle, Evansville, Ind.1,110
36Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,095
 Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.1,095
38Raymond Edwards, Wichita Falls, Texas1,080
39Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb.1,070
40Tracy Lamberth, Hendersonville, Tenn.1,060
41Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb.1,050
42Paul Yoder, Albuquerque, N.M.1,040
43Mike Truitt, Rockford, Ill.1,030
44John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.1,020
45Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,010
46Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.1,000
47Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.990
#48Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.980
49Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.970
50Phil Kapsimallis, Sepulveda, Calif.960
51Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.950
52Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.940
53Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla.930
54Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.920
55Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md.910
56Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.900
57Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, Calif.890
58Dennis Horan Jr., San Jose, Calif.880
59Tony Cariello, Carol Stream, Ill.870
@60Dan Nadeau, Las Vegas, Nev.860
61Harry Sullins, Detroit850
62Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y.840
63Frank Ellenburg, Chandler, Ariz.830
64Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.820
65Vern Jenkins, Huntington Beach, Calif.810
66Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla.800

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader-Mike Miller, 7189. 24th place-Ken Johnson, 6819. 66th place -Joe Salvemini, 5047 (24 games). #-Mike Neumann, Eugene McCune, Kent Wagner, Mike Miller and Chris Warren rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Curtis Odom, Jim Johnson Jr., Mark Williams, Guppy Troup, Brian Voss, Larry Laub, Bob Powell, Barry Zimmerman, Dave Husted, Brad Kiszewski, Leroy Bornhop and Rod Pasteur ($50 each). @-Non-PBA member.