Beaumont PBA Doubles Classic



$142,500 BEAUMONT PBA DOUBLES CLASSIC
Crossroads Bowling Center, Beaumont, Texas, May 28-Jun 1, 1991

Ballard/Benoit Double Up In Beaumont

Bob Benoit and teammate Del Ballard Jr. captured the $142,500 Beaumont PBA Doubles Classic at Crossroads Bowling Center for their third and seventh PBA titles, respectively. Ballard/Benoit turned back second-seeded Steve Hoskins and partner Philip Ringener, 243-200, to earn equal shares of the $28,000 first prize.

In the opening game of the ABC Sports-televised championship round, three-time PBA Doubles Classic Champions Mike Aulby of Indianapolis and brother-fn-law Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif., rolled past Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., and Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla., 268-225. Aulby/Cook were cut short in their opportunity for a record fourth PBA Doubles crown when they were downed by Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind., and partner Dave D'Entremont of Parma, Ohio, 246-206. In an exciting semifinal match, Hoskins tossed clutch 10th-frame strikes to propel them into the title game by defeating Thayer/D'Entremont, 213-202.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas
Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.
243 (1 game)$28,000
2Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas
413 (2 games)14,500
3Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.
Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio
448 (2 games)10,000
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis
Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.
474 (2 games)8,300
5Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.
Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.
225 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Aulby/Cook defeated Ferraro/Westlake, 268-255; Thayer/D'Entremont defeated Aulby/Cook, 246-206: Hoskins/Ringener defeated Thayer/D'Entremont, 213-202; and in the championship game, Ballard/Benoit defeated Hoskins/Ringener, 243-200.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas
Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.
 19706 469.2 21-3-0 955 20661 
#2Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas
Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, Fla.
 19794 471.3 16-7-1 775 20569 
#3Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.
# Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio
 19844 472.5 14-10-0 710 20554 
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis
# Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.
 19455 463.2 16-8-0 755 20210 
5Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.
# Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.
 19336 460.4 17-7-0 770 20106 
6Harry Sullins, Detroit
# Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.
 19395 461.8 13-11-0 690 20085 $6,000
7Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas
Purvis Granger, Bricktown, N.J.
 19309 459.7 12-11-1 655 19964 5,000
#8Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M.
Chris Warren, Dallas
 19250 458.3 13-11-0 650 19900 4,000
9Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.
Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.
 19241 458.1 13-11-0 650 19891 3,400
10Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.
Brian LeClair, Chatham, N.Y.
 19154 456.1 11-13-0 605 19759 3,200
#11Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas
Ken Johnson, Garland, Texas
 19096 454.7 12-12-0 620 19716 3,000
#12Ted Fraley, Albuquerque, N.M.,
Paul Yoder, Albuquerque, N.M.
 19060 453.8 11-13-0 580 19640 2,800
13Brian McClure, Wichita Falls, Texas
Raymond Edwards, Centereach, N.Y.
 19204 457.2 8-16-0 430 19634 2,600
#14Robert Glass, Lawrence, Kan,
# Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.
 18951 451.2 13-11-0 630 19581 2,400
15Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.
John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.
 18904 450.1 13-10-1 655 19559 2,300
#16Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio
 18853 448.9 14-9-1 665 19518 2,200
17Michael Williams, Tulsa, Okla.
Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.
 18891 449.8 10-13-1 550 19441 2,100
18David Smith, N. Richland Hills, Texas
Greg Kemp, Bryan, Texas
 19066 454.0 6-18-0 360 19426 2,000
19Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla.
Don Moser, Derby, Kan.
 18935 450.8 9-15-0 490 19425 1,900
20Mike Taylor, San Diego, Calif.
# Jim Tilton, Palmdale, Calif.
 18896 449.9 9-15-0 480 19376 1,850
@21Dean Conard, Beaver Creek, Ohio
@ Brian Kretzer, West Carrollton, Ohio
 18887 449.7 10-14-0 465 19352 1,800
22Tracy Lamberth, Hendersonville, Tenn.
Mike Sealy, Semmes, Ala.
 18723 445.8 8-16-0 420 19143 1,750
23Derek Williams, Groves. Texas
Ronnie Sonnier, Port Neches, Texas
 18603 442.9 9-14-1 475 19078 1,700
24Ralph Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.
 18431 438.8 7-17-0 355 18786 1,640

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
#*25Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas, Rowdy Morrow St. Louis$1,360

*-Match play alternates. 18-game qualifying leader-Philip Ringener and Steve Hoskins, 8580. 24th place-Mike Aulby and Steve Cook, 8117. 25th place -Ron Williams and Rowdy Morrow, 8098. #-Norm Duke (2), Steve Cook, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Jim Tilton, Robert Lawrence, Dave Ferraro, Robert Glass, Tom Baker, Don Richey, Roger Bowker, Philip Ringener, David D'Entremont, Del Ballard Jr., Bryan Goebel, Ted Fraley, Mark Thayer and Scott Alexander rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Scott Alexander, Danny Broadway, Tom Crites, Brian Berg, Ed Richardson, Bob Benoit and Don Moser ($50 each). @-non-PBA member.