Celebrity Denver Open



$125,000 CELEBRITY DENVER OPEN
Celebrity Sports Center, Denver, Colo., May 21-25, 1991

Mazza Mile High In Denver

After nine frustrating years on the PBA Tour, John Mazza is making amends in quick fashion. The Mt. Clemens, Mich., left-hander claimed his third PBA title and third of the year in the $125,000 Celebrity Denver Open at Celebrity Sports Center.

Leading qualifier by a 299-pin margin, Mazza turned back second-seeded Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J., 269-190, for the $18,000 payday. Mazza struck on nine of his first 10 shots in the championship match.

"I felt good going into the final game," Bohn said. "As it turned out, the lanes tightened up, I kept inching left but just couldn't get there fast enough." Bohn collected $9,500 as runner-up in his second consecutive championship round appearance, after struggling for the first four months of the 1991 Winter Tour.

In the opening game of the ESPN-televised finals, Mike Shady of Ripon, Wis., defeated the previous week's Kessler Classic winner, Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan., 184-173. Shady then ousted Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C., 212-199, before Bohn entered and defeated the second-year pro, 226-204.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.269 (1 game)$18,000
2Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.416 (2 games)9,500
3Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.600 (3 games)7,000
4Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C.199 (1 game)5,500
5Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.173 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Shady defeated Goebel, 184-173; Shady defeated Odom, 212-199; Bohn defeated Shady, 226-204; and in the championship game, Mazza defeated Bohn, 269-190.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 9820 233.8 17-7-0 510 10330 
#2Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9551 227.4 16-8-0 480 10031 
#3Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9589 228.3 14-10-0 420 10009 
#4Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 9485 225.8 15-7-2 480 9965 
5Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 9507 226.4 14-10-0 420 9927 
6David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 9319 221.9 14-9-1 435 9754 $4,000
7Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo. 9361 222.9 13-11-0 390 9751 3,600
8George Branham III, Indianapolis 9240 220.0 17-7-0 510 9750 3,300
9David D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 9230 219.8 14-10-0 420 9650 3,000
10Purvis Granger, Bricktown, N.J. 9209 219.3 14-10-0 420 9629 2,800
11Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md. 9242 220.1 12-12-0 360 9602 2,600
12Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 9164 218.2 12-11-1 375 9339 2,400
13Ted Fraley, Albuquerque, N.M. 9052 215.5 14-10-0 420 9472 2,300
+14Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas 9126 217.3 10-12-0 300 9426 1,695
15Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9092 216.5 10-14-0 300 9392 2,100
16Harry Sullins, Detroit 9000 214.3 12-11-1 375 9375 2,000
17Ken Johnson, Garland, Texas 9051 215.5 10-14-0 300 9351 1,900
18Robert Glass, Lawrence, Kan. 8998 214.2 10-13-1 315 9313 1,800
19Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9128 217.3 6-18-0 180 9308 1,700
20Wayne Chester, Belmont, Calif. 8902 212.0 13-10-1 405 9307 1,600
21Scott Myers, Denver, Colo. 8880 211.4 7-17-0 210 9090 1,500
22Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 8809 209.7 6-18-0 180 8989 1,400
23Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8724 207.7 8-15-1 255 8979 1,350
24Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y. 8801 209.6 4-20-0 120 8921 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.$1,170
26Tony Figuiera, Torrance, Calif.1,140
+27Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.1,655
28Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.1,090
29Ty Lewis, Los Angeles1,060
#Ron Williams, Ft. Worth, Texas1,060
*31Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, N.Y.1,130
32Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif.1,010
33Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind.1,000
34Kyle Shedd, Thornton, Colo.990
35Rick Schissler, Denver, Colo.980
36Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.970
37Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.960
38Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind.950
39Don Moser, Derby, Kan.940
40Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio930
41Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas920
42Steve Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo.910
43Danny Broadway, Houston450
 Peter Knopp, Frankfurt, Germany450

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Parker Bohn III, 4201. 24th place-Wayne Chester, 3979. 43rd place Danny Broadway and Peter Knopp, 3893. #-Curtis Odom, Ron Williams, John Mazza, Bryan Goebel and Parker Bohn III rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Shawn Copeland, Danny Wiseman, Parker Bohn III, Kevin McGerr, Tony Figuiera, Tony Westlake and Billy Young ($50 each). +-Scroggins replaced Miller after eight games of match play and was penalized 175 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals (115 pins) and the bonus pins Miller had accumulated (60).