Quaker State Open



$150,000 QUAKER STATE OPEN
Forum Bowling Lanes, Grand Prairie, Texas, Jan 29-Feb 2, 1991

Monacelli One Tough Quaker State Champion

Competing In his first tournament of the year since being named 1990's PBA Player of the Year, Venezuela's Amleto Monacelli earned his 10th PBA championship in the $150,000 Quaker State Open at Forum Bowling Lanes. Monacelli advanced from the third-seeded position and thwarted Mike Edwards' third consecutive championship round appearance, 220-216, for the $30,000 first prize.

Monacelli began against Edwards with four consecutive strikes, but opened in the fifth frame and appeared to turn his fate over to Edwards after leaving the 6-7-10 split in the critical ninth frame. Amazingly, Monacelli converted the difficult leave, and Edwards again was denied his first PBA title. The popular Tulsa, Okla., pro pocketed $15,500 for the sixth second-place finish of his nine-year career.

In the first game of the ABC Sports championship round broadcast, PBA President Marc McDowell defeated Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa., 215-169. Monacelli then downed McDowell, Madison, Wis., 224-211, and Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, 242-216, in the semifinal.

The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children again profited with tournament proceeds from this 15th annual Quaker State Open.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela686 (3 games)$30,000
2Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.216 (1 game)15,500
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis216 (1 game)8,500
4Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.426 (2 games)7,000
5Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.169 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-McDowell defeated Palombi, 215-169; Monacelli defeated McDowell, 224-211; Monacelli defeated Aulby, 242-216; and in the championship game, Monacelli defeated Edwards, 220-216.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 9166 218.2 19-4-1 585 9751 
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 8949 213.1 15-9-0 450 9399 
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8814 209.9 14-9-1 435 9249 
4Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 8707 207.3 18-6-0 540 9247 
5Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8816 209.9 12-12-0 360 9176 
6Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8806 209.7 12-12-0 360 9166 $5,000
7Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 8820 210.0 10-12-2 330 9150 4,000
8Frank Ellenburg, Chandler, Ariz. 8659 206.2 14-10-0 420 9079 3,500
9Harry Sullins, Detroit 8652 206.0 14-10-0 420 9072 3,200
10Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 8688 206.9 12-12-0 360 9048 3,000
11Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas 8601 204.8 14-10-0 420 9021 2,800
12David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8655 206.1 10-13-1 315 8970 2,600
13Chris Warren, Dallas 8522 202.9 14-10-0 420 8942 2,400
14Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz. 8560 203.8 11-13-0 330 8890 2,300
&+15Tom Delutz, Jamaica, N.Y. 8567 204.0 10-11-0 300 8867 1,800
16Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J. 8565 203.9 10-14-0 300 8865 2,100
17Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 8454 201.3 12-12-0 360 8814 2,000
18Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 8584 204.4 7-17-0 210 8794 1,900
+19Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass. 8387 199.7 13-11-0 390 8777 1,800
20Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich. 8467 201.6 7-17-0 210 8677 1,700
21Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y. 8350 198.8 10-14-0 300 8650 1,600
22David Smith, N. Richland Hills, Texas 8337 198.5 9-15-0 270 8607 1,500
23Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 8322 198.1 8-16-0 240 8562 1,450
24Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan. 8069 192.1 7-16-1 225 8294 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
&25Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.$1,720
*26Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas1,290
 Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.1,210
28Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,180
29Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas1,160
30Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,150
31Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb.1,140
32Brian Berg, Menomonie, Wis.1,125
 Chuck Pierce, Dallas1,125
34Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.1,110
35Billy Young Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla.1,100
36Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla.1,090
37Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.1,075
 Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas1,075
39Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, Mich.1,060
40Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.1,045
 Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio1,045
42Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA1,030
43Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.1,020
44Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind.1,010
45Ken Johnson, Garland, Texas995
 Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas995
47Dave Bolles, Lodi, Calif.980
48Bob Powell, Providence, R.I.970
49Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md.960
50John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.950
51Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.940
52Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.930
53David Guindon, West Seneca, N.Y.920

18-game qualifying leader-Pete Weber, 3986. 24th place-Jimmie Pritts, 3737. 53rd place -Dave Guindon, 3644. +-Pritts defeated Delutz in a roll-off, 39-36, after they had tied at 3737 and again at 182. &-Delutz replaced Stefanich after eight games of match play and was penalized 94 pins-the difference between their qualifying totals (4) and bonus pins (90) Stefanich accumulated. *Ringener was alternate for the final 16 games. PRO-AM CASHERS-Pete Weber, David Ozio, Marshall Holman, Scott Devers, Walter Ray Williams and Joe Salvemini ($50 each).