Kessler Classic



$145,000 KESSLER CLASSIC
Active West Town Square Lanes, Riverside, Calif., May 14-18, 1991

Goebel Silky Smooth In Kessler Classic

Bryan Goebel took advantage of opportunities and won his second PBA title by upending leading qualifier Mark Williams, 224-195, in the $145,000 Kessler Classic at Active West Town Square Lanes. Goebel, Merriam, Kan., also re-qualified for the 1992 $300,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions with his victory, and earned the $24,000 first prize and impressive trophy.

Both players opened with strikes in the championship game, and both followed with spares. Williams, Beaumont, Texas, struck again in his fourth frame, spared and then opened by taking the 2-pin off the 2-8 leave in his sixth frame. Goebel came back with a double, spared in his fifth frame and then tripled with the benefit of two "Brooklyn" carries to put matters out of reach.

In the opening game of ESPN's first national tour telecast of 1991, Marshall Holman survived against Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J., 222-219, when Bohn crushed the lefthander's 1-2 pocket, only to leave a solid 10-pin still upright. Holman then sidelined John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich., 224-217, who was shooting for consecutive wins after claiming the previous week's Fresno Open.

In the semifinal game, Goebel entered and defeated PBA's career earnings leader Holman, Medford, Ore., 222-199. Bohn picked up $5,000 for fifth place, Mazza earned $6,000 for fourth, Holman $8,000 for third and runner-up Williams received $13,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bryan Goebel, Merriam. Kan.446 (2 games)$24,000
2Mark Williams. Beaumont. Texas195 (1 game)13,000
3Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.645 (3 games)8,000
4John Mazza, Mt. Clemens. Mich.217 (1 game)6,000
5Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.219 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Holman defeated Bohn, 222-219: Holman defeated Mazza, 224-217: Goebel defeated Holman, 222-199: and in the championship game. Goebel defeated Williams, 224-195.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9406 224.0 12-12-0 360 9766 
2Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 9303 221.5 15-9-0 450 9753 
3John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 9258 220.4 16-8-0 480 9738 
4Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9215 219.4 12-12-0 360 9575 
5Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9027 214.9 16-8-0 480 9507 
6Andrew Neuer, Milton, Pa. 9079 216.2 11-13-0 330 9409 $4,000
7Dale Eagle, Evansville, Ind. 8968 213.5 14-10-0 420 9388 3,600
8David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8961 213.4 14-10-0 420 9381 3,400
9Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 8950 213.1 14-10-0 420 9370 3,200
10Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 9048 215.4 10-14-0 300 9348 3,000
11Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8890 211.7 15-9-0 450 9340 2,800
12David D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 8996 214.2 10-13-1 315 9311 2,600
13Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 8858 210.9 15-9-0 450 9308 2,500
#14Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 8954 213.2 11-13-0 330 9284 2,400
15Larry Stephens, Hawthorne, Calif. 8923 212.5 12-12-0 360 9283 2,300
16Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 8883 211.5 13-11-0 390 9273 2,200
17Brian Berg, Menomonie, Wis. 8918 212.3 11-13-0 330 9248 2,100
18Ricky Corona, Orange, Calif. 8818 210.0 11-13-0 330 9148 2,000
19Danny Broadway, Houston 8828 210.2 8-15-1 255 9083 1,900
20Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb. 8839 210.5 8-16-0 240 9079 1,800
21Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M. 8707 207.3 11-13-0 330 9037 1,700
22Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, N.Y, 8636 205.6 12-12-0 360 8996 1,600
23Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Calif. 8598 204.7 10-14-0 300 8898 1,550
24Harry Sullins, Detroit 8525 203.0 6-18-0 180 8705 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.$1,410
26Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton. Calif.1,235
 Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo.1,235
28Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.1,190
29Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.1,170
30Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,150
31Billy Young, Edmond, Okla.1,130
32Len Blakey, Tacoma, Wash.1,110
33Steven Salatti, Oxnard, Calif.1,090
34Walter Stiles, Albuquerque, N.M.1,080
35Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.1,070
36Don Moser, Derby, Kan.1,060
37Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,050
38Danny Wiseman, Baltimore1,040
39Raymond Edwards, Centereach, N.Y.1,020
 Frank Ellenburg, Chandler. Ariz.1,020
 David Traber, Woodstock. Ill.1,020
42Mike Sealy, Semmes, Ala.1,000
43Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.985
 Tony Rodriguez Jr., Bloomington, Calif.985
45Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.970

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Bryan Goebel, 4168. 24th place-Danny Broadway, 3825. 45th place Rick Steelsmith, 3770. #-Randy Pedersen rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS-Art Trask. David Ozio. Jess Stayrook, Curbs Odom, Danny Broadway and Mark Williams ($50 each)