True Value Open



$200,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, Ill., Apr 1-6, 1991

Amleto's "True Value" Increased

Amleto Monacelli quietly pursued the paces toward claiming a third consecutive PBA Player of the Year award, after winning the $200,000 True Value Open at Landmark Recreation Center. Leading qualifier Monacelli turned back third-seeded Kelly Coffman, 225-180, for his 11th PBA title and the $39,000.

Coffman immediately dug a hole for himself by opening in his first two frames, while Monacelli doubled and continued to extend his lead from that point. It was the third appearance in a championship round for Coffman, Topeka, Kan., who earned $20,000 as runner-up. Coffman had to oust his roommate and the reigning PBA National Championship winner, Mike Miller, to earn his place among the final five.

In the opening game of the ABC Sports telecast, Ballard stopped Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C., 205202. Ballard, Richardson, Texas, then was edged by Coffman, 213-212, with a closing four-bagger after Coffman had struck just twice earlier in the game. In the semifinal game, Coffman defeated George Branham III of Indianapolis, 202-183, to advance to the title game.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela225 (1 game)$39,000
2Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.595 (3 games)20,000
3George Branham Ill., Indianapolis183 (1 game)12,000
4Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas417 (2 games)9,000
5Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C.202 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Ballard defeated Odom, 205-202; Coffman defeated Ballard, 213-212; Coffman defeated Branham, 202-183; and in the championship game, Monacelli defeated Coffman, 225-180.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9898 235.7 15-9-0 450 10348 
2George Branham III, Indianapolis 9836 234.2 16-8-0 480 10316 
3Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan. 9844 234.4 14-10-0 420 10264 
4Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9829 234.0 14-10-0 420 10249 
5Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9828 234.0 13-10-1 405 10233 
#6Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9864 234.9 12-12-0 360 10224 $6,000
7Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 9832 234.1 13-11-0 390 10222 5,500
8Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, N.Y. 9884 235.3 10-12-2 330 10214 5,000
#9Raymond Edwards, Centereach, N.Y. 9806 233.5 11-13-0 330 10136 4,500
10Rod Pasteur, Green Bay, Wis. 9799 233.3 11-13-0 330 10129 4,000
11Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan. 9768 232.6 12-12-0 360 10128 3,600
12Dennis Rakauskas, Centerville, Va. 9693 230.8 13-11-0 390 10083 3,200
13Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 9734 231.8 11-13-0 330 10064 3,000
14Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9669 230.2 13-11-0 390 10059 2,800
15Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9682 230.5 12-12-0 360 10042 2,600
#16Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9785 233.0 7-16-1 225 10010 2,400
17Harry Sullins, Detroit 9640 229.5 12-12-0 360 10000 2,300
18John Forst, Woodridge, 111. 9503 226.3 14-10-0 420 9923 2,200
19Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis. 9553 227.5 11-13-0 330 9883 2,100
20Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9423 224.4 15-9-0 450 9873 2,000
21Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla. 9438 224.7 13-11-0 390 9828 1,950
22Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 9510 226.4 10-14-0 300 9810 1,900
23Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9597 228.5 7-17-0 210 9807 1,850
#24Michael Neumann, Cheektowaga, N.Y. 9374 223.2 7-17-0 210 9584 1,800

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Duane Duffy, Miles City, Mont.$1,563
*Tim Weisbrod, Cincinnati, Ohio1,683
27Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,510
28Brian Berg, Menomonie, Wis.1,480
29Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,435
 Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA1,435
31Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,410
32Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.1,400
33Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas1,390
34Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,380
35Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb.1,370
36Brian LeClair, Chatham, N.Y.1,360
37Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo.1,350
38Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md.1,340
39Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.1,330
40Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, Wash.1,315
 Chris Warren, Dallas1,315
42Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,300
43Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla.1,290
44Jimmie Pritts Jr., Methuen, Mass.1,280
45Brian Brazeau, Milwaukee, Wis.1,270
46Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas.1,260
47David D'Entremont, Cleveland, Ohio1,250
#48Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,240
49Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,230
50Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,220
51Bob Schaaf, Saginaw, Mich.1,210
52Richard Wolfe, Arlington, Va.1,200
53Tony Figuiera, Torrance, Calif.1,190

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Tony Westlake, 4254. 24th place-Curbs Odom, 4083. 53rd place -Tony Figuiera, 3999. #-Ryan Shafer (2), Raymond Edwards (2), Steve Jakubowski, Mike Neumann, Dave Bolles, Art Trask, Wayne Chester, Billy Young Jr., Pete Weber, Amleto Monacelli and Tony Westlake rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Pete Weber, Dennis Rakauskas, Gene Carter Jr., Joe Merrill, Curtis Odom, Jim Gibson Jr., Steve Wunderlich, Pete McCordic, Parker Bohn III and Mike Neumann ($50 each), Adam Colton, Brian Brazeau, Jim Pencak and Wayne Webb ($25 each).