Fresno Open



$125,000 FRESNO OPEN
Cedar Lanes, Fresno, Calif., May 7-11, 1991

Mazza On Top At Fresno

"1'm on top of the earth!" exclaimed John Mazza after winning his second PBA title in the Fresno Open at Cedar Lanes. Mazza defeated Mike Shady, 213-189, to collect the $18,000 first prize.

Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich., was shaky during the opening frames of the championship game, while Shady, Ripon, Wis., was lined up and started with four strikes. Mazza spared and then tossed a double with a "Brooklyn" in the third frame.

Shady's downfall started in the sixth when he left the 4-6-7-10 "big four" and then followed with a pocket 7-10. Mazza was recording a turkey in his fifth through seventh frames to take a 23-pin lead, which he never relinquished.

Shady, a former collegiate All-America selection at the University of Nebraska, faced PBA President and 1989 Fresno Open champion Marc McDowell in the opening match. McDowell, Madison, Wis., battled Shady tightly in the opening match as Shady rolled a double in the 10th frame for a 223-219 victory.

Shady gained momentum as he disposed of Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore., 222-148, and Brian Berg, Menomonie, Wis., 205-198. Berg was making his first championship round appearance.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.213 (1 game)$18,000
2Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.839 (4 games)9,500
3Brian Berg, Menomonie, Wis.198 (1 game)7,000
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.148 (1 game)5,500
5Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.219 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Shady defeated McDowell, 223-219; Shady defeated Holman, 222-148; Shady defeated Berg, 205-198; and in the championship game, Mazza defeated Shady, 213-189.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 9456 225.1 21-3-0 630 10086 
2Brian Berg, Menomonie, Wis. 9313 221.7 14-10-0 420 9733 
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9224 219.6 14-8-2 450 9674 
4Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 9173 218.4 14-9-1 435 9608 
5Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9189 218.8 11-11-2 360 9549 
6Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 8979 213.8 17-7-0 510 9489 $4,000
7Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, Wash. 9108 216.9 12-11-1 375 9483 3,600
8Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9105 216.8 12-11-1 375 9480 3,400
9Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9121 217.2 11-12-1 345 9466 3,200
10Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif. 9054 215.6 13-11-0 390 9444 3,000
11Eric Forkel, Granada Hills, Calif. 9046 215.4 12-10-2 390 9436 2,800
#12Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 9114 217.0 10-14-0 300 9414 2,600
13Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 8971 213.6 13-11-0 390 9361 2,500
14Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 8901 211.9 13-11-0 390 9291 2,400
15Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 8924 212.5 12-12-0 360 9284 2,300
16John Handegard, Redding, Calif. 8950 213.1 9-14-1 285 9235 2,200
17Jim Tilton, Palmdale, Calif. 8803 209.6 11-13-0 330 9133 2,100
18Larry Stephens, Hawthorne, Calif. 8786 209.2 11-13-0 330 9116 2,000
19Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan. 8789 209.3 10-14-0 300 9089 1,900
20Bob Powell, Providence, R.I. 8760 208.6 10-14-0 300 9060 1,800
21Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo. 8763 208.6 8-15-1 255 9018 1,700
22Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9765 208.7 8-16-0 240 9005 1,600
23Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 8595 204.6 9-15-0 270 8865 1,500
24Raymond Edwards, Centereach, N.Y. 8463 201.5 7-17-0 210 8673 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Len Blakey, Tacoma, Wash.$1,325
26Purvis Granger, Bricktown, N.J.1,170
27Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.1,150
28Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas1,130
29David Traber, Woodstock, Ill.1,110
30Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Calif.1,090
31Tony Figuiera, Torrance, Calif.1,070
32Tom Delutz Jr., Jamaica, N.Y.1,060
33Michael Williams, Tulsa, Okla.1,050
#34Ricky Corona, Orange, Calif.1,040
35Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,030

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Marc McDowell, 4087. 24th place-Kent Wagner, 3861. 35th place Parker Bohn III, 3796. #-Ricky Corona, Tom Baker and John Mazza rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Marshall Holman, Tommy Delutz Jr., Hugh Miller, Shawn Copeland and Warren Nelson ($50 each).