Bud Light Open



$160,000 BUD LIGHT OPEN
Yorktown Lanes, Parma Heights, Ohio, Mar 18-23, 1991

Duke's Eight-Year Wait Ends

Norm Duke realized the (Bud) light at the end of an eight-year wait for his second PBA title, which came in his adopted hometown of Greater Cleveland and the $160,000 Bud Light Open at Yorktown Lanes. Duke turned back Dave Husted, 221-185, for the $30,000 first prize and his first title since winning the 1983 Cleveland Open.

Duke's first shot of the championship game left him with the 1-2-4-6-10 "washout," which he failed to convert. After sparing in the second frame, he then strung a five-bagger to establish a 33-pin lead. When Duke again opened in the ninth frame, Husted had an opportunity to grab his eighth PBA title by striking out, but his first shot of the 10th frame sailed wide and he settled for the $16,000 second-place check.

Second-seeded Husted of Milwaukie, Ore., had defeated Joe Firpo in the semifinal game, 227-215. He said, "I wish I could've saved my first game for the title match. I made a couple of bad shots and paid the price. Norm has been bowling as well as anyone on tour and proved that this week - he deserved to win."

In the opening game of the ABC Sports-televised finals, Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind., defeated Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo., 217-213. Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla., then downed Devers, 211-204, to face off against Husted.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M.221 (1 game)$30,000
2Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.412 (2 games)16,000
3Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.426 (2 games)8,000
4Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind.421 (2 games)6,500
5Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.213 (1 game)5,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Devers defeated Weber, 217-213; Firpo defeated Devers, 211-204: Husted defeated Firpo, 227-215; and in the championship game, Duke defeated Husted, 221-185.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 9795 233.2 16-8-0 480 10275 
2Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9391 223.6 13-10-1 405 9796 
3Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 9377 223.3 13-11-0 390 9767 
#4Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9314 221.8 15-9-0 450 9764 
#5Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 9387 223.5 12-12-0 360 9747 
6Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz. 9342 222.4 13-11-0 390 9732 $4,500
7Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9311 221.7 13-11-0 390 9701 4,000
8Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 9308 221.6 13-11-0 390 9698 3,500
9George Branham III, Indianapolis, Ind. 9361 222.9 11-13-0 330 9691 3,200
10Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla. 9266 220.6 14-10-0 420 9686 3,000
11Doug Kent, Canandaigua, N.Y. 9221 219.6 14-10-0 420 9641 2,800
12Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Calif. 9241 220.0 13-11-0 390 9631 2,600
13Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 9156 218.0 13-11-0 390 9546 2,400
#14Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y. 9215 219.4 11-13-0 330 9545 2,300
15Ken Johnson, Garland, Texas 9242 220.1 10-14-0 300 9542 2,200
16Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9102 216.7 12-12-0 360 9462 2,100
17Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 9120 217.1 11-13-0 330 9450 2,000
18David D'Entremont, Cleveland, Ohio 9071 216.0 12-12-0 360 9431 1,900
19Don Moser, Peoria, III. 9020 214.8 13-11-0 390 9410 1,800
20Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio 9099 216.6 9-14-1 285 9384 1,700
21Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9140 217.6 8-16-0 240 9380 1,650
22Ted Glattke, Modesto, Calif. 8987 214.0 12-12-0 360 9347 1,600
23John Forst, Woodridge, III. 9010 214.5 7-17-0 210 9220 1,550
24Dennis Horan Jr., San Jose, Calif. 8805 209.6 9-15-0 270 9075 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.$1,425
 Harry Sullins, Detroit, Mich..1,305
27Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind.1,240
28Mike Edwards, Tulsa. Okla.1,210
 Chuck Tompkins, Columbus. Ohio1,210
30Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas1,190
31Frank Ellenburg, Chandler, Ariz.1,180
32Tom Crites, Tampa. Fla.1,165
#Brian LeClair, Chatham, N.Y.1,165
34John Petraglia, Manalapan. N.J.1,150
35Steve Carregal, LebanonN.H.1,140
36Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio1,130
37Parker Bohn III, Freehold. N.J.1,120
38Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs. Fla.1,110
39Paul Ashby, Mentor, Ohio1,100
40Jeff Bellinger, Columbia. S.C.1,085
 Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City. Okla.1,085
42Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A.1,070
43Marc McDowell, Madison. Wis.1,060
44Richard Abboud, Omaha.Neb.1,045
 Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y.1,045
46Scott Alexander, Gig Harbor. Wash.1,030
47Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,020
48Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,010
49Rick Steelsmith, Wichita. Kan.1,000
50Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.990
51Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.980
52Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md.970
53Dennis Rakauskas, Centerville, Va.480
 Jim Stefanich, Joliet, Ill.480

*-Match play alternate (Justin Hromek defeated Harry Sullins in a one-game rolloff, -203-165). 18-game qualifying leader - Randy Pedersen, 4130. 24th place-Joe Merrill, 3921. 53rd place-Dennis Rakauskas and Jim Stefanich, 3821. #-Pete Weber, Scott Devers, Bruce Hamilton, Ryan Shafer and Brian LeClair rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Tom Crites, Doug Kent, Bob Benoit, Roger Bowker, Bryan Goebel and Philip Ringener ($50 each).