Johnny Petraglia Open



$150,000 JOHNNY PETRAGLIA OPEN
Carolier Lanes, North Brunswick, N.J., Mar 4-9, 1991

Back-To-Back Wins For Weber

A "Triple Crown" winner won the PBA's tournament named after one of the other two "Triple Crown" winners. Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo., won his second consecutive tournament in the $150,000 Johnny Petraglia Open at Carolier Lanes.

He turned back fourth-seeded Bob Benoit of Topeka, Kan., 244-234, to claim the $27,000 first prize and earned his 17th PBA title and first back-to-back triumph.

Both players began the championship game with spares, but Weber came back with a double and then opened in his fourth frame. Benoit struck, spared, and then tripled before leaving a critical 7-10 split in the seventh, while Weber was mounting a six-bagger. A closing five-bagger by Benoit couldn't keep Weber from collecting the inaugural Johnny Petraglia Open, named after the PBA Hail of Famer who also is the house pro at Carolier Lanes.

Benoit flirted with becoming the first player in PBA's history of televised tournaments to toss a second perfect game (his first came in his Initial appearance In a championship round In the 1988 Quaker State Open), when he opened his second game with nine consecutive strikes, before leaving a 10-pin.

The ABC Sports televised finals began before a huge crowd with Benoit defeating fifth-seeded David Traber, Woodstock, Ill., 182-165. In pursuit of his second career $100,000 perfect game bonus from True Value Hardware Stores, he next downed Norm Duke, Forth Worth, Texas, 275-244. In the semifinal game, Benoit defeated Charlie Tapp of Kalamazoo, Mich., 223-215.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.244 (1 game)$27,000
2Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.914 (4 games)14,000
3Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.215 (1 game)8,000
4Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M.244 (1 game)6,000
5David Traber, Woodstock, Ill.165 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Benoit defeated Traber, 182-165; Benoit defeated Duke, 275-244; Benoit defeated Tapp, 223-215; and in the championship game, Weber defeated Benoit, 244-234.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9290 221.2 15-9-0 450 9740 
#2Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich. 9060 215.7 19-5-0 570 9630 
3Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 9067 215.9 16-8-0 480 9547 
4Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9051 215.5 13-10-1 405 9456 
5David Traber, Woodstock, Ill. 8993 214.1 13-11-0 390 9383 
6Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8925 212.5 15-9-0 450 9375 $4,000
7Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla. 8996 214.2 12-12-0 360 9356 3,600
8Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass. 8938 212.8 12-12-0 360 9298 3,300
9Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 8874 211.3 12-11-1 375 9249 3,000
10Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md. 8818 210.0 14-10-0 420 9238 2,800
11Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 8871 211.2 11-12-1 345 9216 2,600
12David D'Entremont, Cleveland, Ohio 8783 209.1 12-12-0 360 9143 2,450
 Tony Marrese, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 8813 209.8 10-12-2 330 9143 2,450
14Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA 8778 209.0 12-12-0 360 9138 2,300
15Duane Fisher, Gloucester Twp., N.J. 8791 209.3 9-14-1 285 9076 2,200
16Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8739 208.1 11-13-0 330 9069 2,100
17Jim Johnson, Wilmington, Del. 8658 206.1 13-11-0 390 9048 2,000
18Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla. 8684 206.8 12-12-0 360 9044 1,900
19Art Trask, Fresno, Calif. 8644 205.8 12-12-0 360 9004 1,800
20Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 8640 205.7 12-12-0 360 9000 1,700
21Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 8698 207.1 9-15-0 270 8968 1,650
22Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y. 8649 205.9 8-16-0 240 8889 1,600
23Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 8631 205.5 8-16-0 240 8871 1,550
24Brian LeClair, Chatham, N.Y. 8414 200.3 5-19-0 150 8564 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash.$1,360
*26Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.1,440
27Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y.1,290
28David Ozio, Vidor, Texas1,260
29Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill.1,230
30Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,210
31Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas1,190
32Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, Ind.1,180
33Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,165
 Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,165
35Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.1,150
36Rod Pasteur, Green Bay, Wis.1,140
37Adam Colton, N. Lauderdale, Fla.1,130
38Gene Carter Jr., Glen Mills, Pa.1,120
39Martin Letscher, Bel Air, Md.1,110
40Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.1,100
41Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.1,090
42Dennis Horan Jr., San Jose, Calif.1,075
 Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,075
44Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas1,060
45Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,050
46Richard Wolfe, Arlington, Va.1,040
47Andrew Neuer, Milton, Pa.1,030
48Chris Warren, Dallas1,020
49Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.1,010
50Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,000
51Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.990
52Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas980
53Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio970

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Ron Palombi Jr., 3965. 24th place-Jimmie Pritts Jr., 3797. 53rd place Jim Pencak, 3700. #-Charlie Tapp rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS-Philip Ringener, Dave Husted, Chuck Tompkins, Danny Wiseman. Del Ballard Jr., Frank Ellenburg, Tom Laskow, Jim Johnson Jr., Robert Lawrence, Don Genalo, Pete Weber, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Berardi, Billy Orlikowski, Tony Westlake, Alan Frederick, Jeff Bellinger, Mike Miller, Brian Voss, Jay Burgess, Guppy Troup, Mike Edwards, William O'Neal, Don Moser, Brad Snell and Dave Davis ($50 each), Scott Alexander and Ron Palombi Jr. ($100 each).