ARC Pinole Open



$125,000 ARC PINOLE OPEN
Pinole Valley Lanes, Pinole, Calif., Jan 22-26, 1991

Win No. 10 For Voss At Pinole

For the second time in his career, Brian Voss had to bowl extra frames to earn a PBA championship, and his victory put him among exclusive company. Voss won four games and upset leading qualifier Mark Thayer, 50-45, after they had tied at 179 in regulation, to win the $130,000 ARC Pinole Open at Pinole Valley Lanes.

Voss, Boca Raton, Fla., became just the 30th player in PBA history to earn at least 10 PBA championships, and pocketed the $21,000 first prize for this win. Voss appeared to be beaten when Thayer, Lafayette, Ind., converted the difficult 2-4-10 split and needed eight pins for his first triumph. However, he stranded three pins on his final ball, which forced an additional ninth and 10th frame.

Voss opened with a strike in the rolloff, and Thayer answered with a double and eight-pins. Voss then needed a strike and nine pins to clinch and he doubled.

In the opening game of the ABC Sports-televised championship round, Voss downed defending champion Chris Warren of Dallas, 221-188. Voss then squeaked past Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan., 194-193, and blasted Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 249-147, in the semifinal.

The 27th consecutive American Recreation Centers (ARC) tournament was additionally memorable because San Francisco Giants pitcher John Burkett competed in the 160-man field as an amateur entry. The Giants right-hander was coming off an Impressive 14-7 rookie season and was impressive with his bowling strike totals to finish 74th against the Tour's top competitors.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.893 (4 games)$21,000
2Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.224 (1 game)12,000
3Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.147 (1 game)7,500
4Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.193 (1 game)6,000
5Chris Warren, Dallas188 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Voss defeated Warren, 221-188; Voss defeated Benoit, 194-193; Voss defeated Edwards, 249-147; and in the championship game, Voss defeated Thayer, 50-45, in a two-frame rolloff after tying at 179.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 9383 223.4 16-8-0 480 9863 
2Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9214 219.4 16-8-0 480 9694 
3Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9170 218.3 16-8-0 480 9650 
4Chris Warren, Dallas 9145 217.7 15-9-0 450 9595 
5Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 9131 217.4 15-9-0 450 9581 
6Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9096 216.6 15-8-1 465 9561 $3,800
 Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio 9261 220.5 10-14-0 300 9561 3,800
8Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9139 217.6 14-10-0 420 9559 3,300
9Ted Glattke, Modesto, Calif. 9052 215.5 16-8-0 480 9532 3,000
10Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind. 9133 217.5 12-12-0 360 9493 2,800
11Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9158 218.1 11-13-0 330 9488 2,600
12John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 9027 214.9 14-9-1 435 9462 2,400
13David D'Entremont, Cleveland, Ohio 8987 214.0 15-8-1 465 9452 2,300
#14Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla. 9030 215.0 11-12-1 345 9375 2,200
#15Todd H. Thompson, Reno, Nev. 8953 213.2 14-10-0 420 9373 2,100
16Frank Ellenburg, Chandler, Ariz. 8939 212.8 11-13-0 330 9269 2,000
#17David Traber, Woodstock, Ill. 8817 209.9 11-13-0 330 9147 1,900
18Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 8868 211.1 8-16-0 240 9108 1,800
19John Mueller, Dickinson, N.D. 8652 206.0 11-12-1 345 8997 1,700
20Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 8760 208.6 7-17-0 210 8970 1,600
21Brian Berg, Menomonie, Wis. 8767 208.7 6-17-1 195 8962 1,500
#22Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 8650 206.0 9-15-0 270 8920 1,400
23George Branham III, Indianapolis 8653 206.0 7-17-0 210 8863 1,300
24Doug Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y. 8682 206.7 5-19-0 150 8832 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Raymond Edwards, Wichita Falls, Texas$1,050
26Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,030
27Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,010
28Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y.1,000
29Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.1,110
30Takeo Sakai, Japan975
 Billy Young Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla.975
32Akio Ishihara, Tokyo, Japan960
33Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, N.Y.945
 David Ozio, Vidor, Texas945
35Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas930
36Rowdy Morrow, St. Louis920
37Scott Alexander, Gig Harbor, Wash.910
38Brian LeClair, Chatham, N.Y.900
39Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.890
40Ricky Corona, Orange, Calif.880
41Dominick Farro, Asbury Park, N.J.870
42Dennis Horan Jr., San Jose, Calif.860
43Gene Carter Jr., Glen Mills, Pa.850
44Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb.840
45Mike Taylor, San Diego, Calif.830
46Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas820
47Todd M. Thompson, Cypress, Calif.810
48Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.800
49Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.790
50Don Moser, Peoria, Ill.780
51Len Blakey, Tacoma, Wash.765
 John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.765
53Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind.750

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Jim Pencak, 4113. 24th place-John Mueller, 3890. 53rd place -Scott Devers, 3782. #-Steve Hoskins, Kent Wagner, David Traber and Todd H. Thompson rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Kent Wagner, Doug Kent, Justin Hromek, Steve Hoskins, Purvis Granger and Danny Wiseman ($50 each).