Kessler Open



$140,000 KESSLER OPEN
Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl, Dublin, Calif., Jun 11-15, 1991

Back-To-Back For Ballard

Del Ballard Jr. became the fourth three-time PBA champion in 1991 with his victory In the $140,000 Kessler Open at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl. Ballard defeated fifth-seeded Mike Shady of Ripon, Wis., 226-164, for the $23,000 first prize and his eighth PBA title. Ballard and partner Bob Benoit had captured the Beaumont PBA Doubles Classic two weeks earlier.

As has become Ballard's trademark, the Richardson, Texas, pro came from behind beginning with a "Brooklyn" carry in the fourth frame and tacked on three more strikes to pull away from second-year pro Shady. Shady had won his three previous games without having an open frame, but suffered two opens in the title game.

In the first game of the ESPN-televised championship round, Shady defeated Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas, 216-215. Shady then turned back left-handers Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J., 226-143, and Scott Devers of Richmond, Ind., 217-193. This was Shady's fourth appearance in the televised finals and second runner-up finish in six weeks, for which he earned $12,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas226 (1 game)$23,000
2Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.843 (4 games)12,000
3Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind.193 (1 game)7,500
4Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.143 (1 game)6,000
5Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas215 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Shady defeated Oakes, 216-215; Shady defeated Bohn, 226-143; Shady defeated Devers, 217-193; and in the championship game, Ballard defeated Shady, 226-184.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9190 218.8 18-5-1 555 9745 
2Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 9145 217.7 11-11-2 360 9505 
3Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 8964 213.4 13-11-0 390 9354 
4Bill Oakes, Irving, Texas 8808 209.7 17-7-0 510 9318 
5Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 8924 212.5 13-11-0 390 9314 
6Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 8913 212.2 13-11-0 390 9303 $4,000
7Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 8838 210.4 14-10-0 420 9258 3,600
8Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas 8926 212.5 11-13-0 330 9256 3,300
9Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 8844 210.6 13-11-0 390 9234 3,000
10John Forst, Woodridge, 111. 8824 210.1 13-11-0 390 9214 2,700
 John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 8764 208.7 14-8-2 450 9214 2,700
12Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 8811 209.8 13-11-0 390 9201 2,400
13Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla. 8798 209.5 13-11-0 390 9188 2,300
14Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz. 8841 210.5 11-13-0 330 9171 2,150
 Eric Forkel, Granada Hills, Calif. 8841 210.5 11-13-0 330 9171 2,150
16Butch Soper, Tustin, Calif. 8816 209.9 11-13-0 330 9146 2,000
17Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 8755 208.5 12-11-1 375 9130 1,900
18Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 8819 210.0 10-14-0 300 9119 1,800
19Earl Anthony, Cornelius, Ore. 8719 207.6 11-13-0 330 9049 1,700
20David D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 8766 208.7 8-16-0 240 9006 1,600
21Chris Warren, Dallas 8585 204.4 11-13-0 330 8915 1,500
22Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 8642 205.8 7-17-0 210 8852 1,450
23Jim Tilton, Palmdale, Calif. 8563 203.9 9-15-0 270 8833 1,400
24Joe Merrill, Lancaster, Calif. 8554 203.7 8-16-0 240 8794 1,350

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas$1,320
26Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas1,160
27Tony Figuiera, Torrance, Calif.1,130
28Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash.1,100
29Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.1,080
30David Traber, Woodstock, Ill.1,050
 Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,050
32Tracy Lamberth, Hendersonville, Tenn.1,030
33Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,020
34Ted Glattke, Modesto, Calif.1,010
35Billy Orlikowski, Marne, Mich.1,000
36Tony Marrese, Seattle, Wash.990
37Purvis Granger, Bricktown, N.J.980
38Ricky Corona, Orange, Calif.970
39Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.960
40Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, N.Y.945
 Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.945
42Don Moser, Derby, Kan.930
43Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.920
44Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.910
45Mike Aulby, Indianapolis895
 Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.895
47Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.880
48Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.870
49Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.860
50Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas850
51Billy Young, Edmond, Okla.840
52Scott Myers, Denver, Colo.830
53Larry Stephens, Hawthorne, Calif.820

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Scott Devers, 4072. 24th place-Joe Merrill, 3775. 53rd place -Larry Stephens, 3648. PRO-AM CASHERS-Parker Bohn III, Mark Thayer, Bryan Goebel, Mike Jasnau, Eric Forkel, Jess Stayrook and Joe Salvemini ($50 each).