Seattle Open



$125,000 SEATTLE OPEN
Skyway Park Bowl, Seattle, Wash., Jun 18-22, 1991

Wiseman Skies To 3rd Title

Fifth-seeded Danny Wiseman of Baltimore averaged 234 in winning his third PBA title in the $125,000 Seattle Open at Skyway Park Bowl. Wiseman defeated four opponents, including leading qualifier Dave Ferraro, 203-174, for the $18,000 first prize and ran his record in championship finals competition to 8-1.

Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., opened in his first frame of the title game, while Wiseman struck, spared and tripled to open a 27-pin lead through five frames. Ferraro was seeking his sixth PBA championship and first victory in the championship round since winning the 1990 Firestone Tournament of Champions. Since then, Ferraro's streak on TV has run to 0-7.

In the opening game of the ABC Sports-televised championship, Wiseman defeated Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C., 256-215. Wiseman then avenged himself against Del Ballard Jr., who is the only player to have defeated him in a television finals match, at this year's Leisure's Long Island Open. Wiseman edged Ballard, Richardson, Texas, 219-215, who was seeking a third consecutive title and fourth of the year, but he fell short when he was unable to strike on his first shot of the 10th frame.

In the semifinal game, Wiseman defeated first-time finalist Eric Forkel, Granada Hills, Calif., 259-211, and his phenomenal success on the right-hand lane continued, where he struck on 20 of 22 opportunities.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Danny Wiseman, Baltimore937 (4 games)$18,000
2Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.174 (1 game)9,500
3Eric Forkel, Granada Hills, Calif.221 (1 game)7,000
4Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas215 (1 game)5,500
5Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C.215 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Wiseman defeated Odom, 256-215; Wiseman defeated Ballard, 219-215; Wiseman defeated Forkel, 259-221; and in the championship game, Wiseman defeated Ferraro, 203-174.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9421 224.3 16-8-0 480 9901 
2Eric Forkel, Granada Hills, Calif. 9296 221.3 13-11-0 390 9686 
3Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9216 219.4 15-9-0 450 9666 
4Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9239 220.0 14-10-0 420 9659 
5Danny Wiseman, Baltimore 9198 219.0 15-9-0 450 9648 
6Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 9285 221.1 12-12-0 360 9645 $4,000
7John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 9158 218.1 16-8-0 480 9638 3,600
8Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 9117 217.1 16-8-0 480 9597 3,300
9Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 9142 217.7 15-9-0 450 9592 3,000
10Purvis Granger, Bricktown, N.J. 9257 220.4 11-13-0 330 9587 2,800
11Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 9238 220.0 11-13-0 330 9568 2,600
12Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 9141 217.6 14-10-0 420 9561 2,400
13Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 9123 217.2 13-11-0 390 9513 2,200
14David Traber, Woodstock, 111. 9134 217.5 12-12-0 360 9494 2,100
15John Forst, Woodridge, III. 8989 214.0 14-10-0 420 9409 2,000
16Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 9132 217.4 8-16-0 240 9372 1,900
17Don Moser, Derby, Kan. 9077 216.1 9-15-0 270 9347 1,800
18Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 8955 213.2 13-11-0 390 9345 1,700
19Ricky Corona, Orange, Calif. 8949 213.1 10-14-0 300 9249 1,600
20George Branham III, Indianapolis 8837 210.4 10-14-0 300 9137 1,500
21Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 8864 211.1 9-15-0 270 9134 1,400
22Greg Thomas, Old Town, Idaho 8892 211.7 8-16-0 240 9132 1,350
23Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio 8676 206.6 9-15-0 270 8946 1,300
24Walter Stiles, Albuquerque, N.M. 8702 207.2 5-19-0 150 8852 1,250

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.$1,200
26Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, Wash.1,040
27Harry Sullins, Detroit1,000
28Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas970
29Chris Warren, Dallas950
30Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas940
31Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.930
32Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.920
33Len Blakey, Tacoma, Wash.910
34Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y.895
 Billy Young, Edmond, Okla.895
36Chris Nordlund, Bremerton, Wash.880
37Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, N.Y.870
38David D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio860
39Billy Orlikowski, Marne, Mich.850
40Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.840
41Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.830
42Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md.820
43Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas810
44Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas795
 Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.795
46Scott Buckingham, Eugene, Ore.780
47Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.770
48Andrew Neuer, Milton, Pa.760
49Parker Bohn Ill, Freehold, N.J.745
 Gary Cea, Salem, Ore.745
51Scott Myers, Denver, Colo.725
 Larry Stephens, Hawthorne, Calif.725
53Brian Berg, Menomonie, Wis.710

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Purvis Granger, 4150. 24th place-George Branham III, 3898. 53rd place - Brian Berg, 3827. #--Mark Corbiser and Billy Orlikowski rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Amleto Monacelli, Joe Firpo, Tony Marrese, Robert Lawrence, Steve Cook, Marshall Holman, Ron Palombi and Bryan Goebel ($50 each).