Wichita Open



$130,000 WICHITA OPEN
Northrock Lanes, Wichita, Kan., Jul 16-20, 1991

Warren Squeaks Out Wichita Win

Chris Warren broke Amleto Monacelli's lock on bragging rights at Northrock Lanes by defeating third-seeded Eric Forkel, 238-210, to win the $130,000 Wichita Open. Warren, Dallas, came from behind to claim his fourth PBA title and the $20,000 first prize.

Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif., was competing in his first championship game and appearing among the final five for just the second time in his seven-year career as a part-time competitor on the PBA Tour. Forkel led Warren by seven pins after five frames, but Warren then unleashed a four-bagger late in the game to emerge victorious.

Forkel had turned back two-time Wichita Open champ and the 1989 and '90 PBA Player of the Year Monacelli, 245-182, in the semifinal game to allow a new tournament winner other than the popular Venezuelan.

In the opening game of the ABC Sports-televised finals, Hugh Miller defeated first-time finalist David Guindon of West Seneca, N.Y., 226-199, and then Forkel edged Miller, Seattle, 205-202.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Chris Warren, Dallas238 (1 game)$20,000
2Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif.660 (3 games)10,500
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela182 (1 game)7,000
4Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash.428 (2 games)5,500
5David Guindon, West Seneca, N.Y.199 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Miller defeated Guindon, 226-199; Forkel defeated Miller, 205-202; Forkel defeated Monacelli, 245-182; and in the championship game, Warren defeated Forkel, 238-210.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Chris Warren, Dallas 9160 218.1 17-7-0 510 9670 
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9024 214.9 19-5-0 570 9594 
3Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif. 9034 215.1 15-9-0 450 9484 
4Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash. 9011 214.6 13-10-1 405 9416 
5David Guindon, West Seneca, N.Y. 8982 213.9 13-11-0 390 9372 
6Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 8866 211.1 15-9-0 450 9316 $4,000
7Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8969 213.6 11-12-1 345 9314 3,600
+8Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 8810 209.8 15-9-0 450 9260 2,220
9John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 8878 211.4 12-12-0 360 9238 3,000
10John Forst, Woodridge, III. 8789 209.3 14-9-1 435 9224 2,800
11Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill. 8798 209.5 13-10-1 405 9203 2,600
12Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 8834 210.3 10-13-1 315 9149 2,400
13Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 8738 208.1 12-12-0 360 9098 2,200
14Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz. 8719 207.8 11-13-0 330 9049 2,100
15Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb. 8730 207.9 10-13-1 315 9045 2,000
16Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 8706 207.3 10-13-1 315 9021 1,900
17Brian Berg, Menomonie, Wis. 8778 209.0 8-16-0 240 9018 1,800
18Mike A. Miller, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 8690 206.9 10-13-1 315 9005 1,700
19Don Moser, Wichita, Kan. 8650 206.0 9-13-2 300 8950 1,600
20David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8552 203.6 12-12-0 360 8912 1,500
21Purvis Granger, Bricktown, N.J. 8656 206.1 8-16-0 240 8896 1,450
22Tony Marrese, Seattle, Wash. 8596 204.7 9-15-0 270 8866 1,400
23Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 8581 204.3 8-14-2 270 8851 1,350
24Richard Wolfe, Arlington, Va. 8569 204.0 8-16-0 240 8809 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.$2,220
26Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.1,110
*27Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.1,200
28Ron Williams, Forth Worth, Texas1,050
29Joe Berardi, Wellington, Fla.1,020
30Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas1,010
31Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,000
32Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo.990
33Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan,980
34Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.970
35Bill Straub, Lincoln, Neb.960
36Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.950
37Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif.940
38Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio930
39George Branham III, Indianapolis920
40Rod Pasteur, Green Bay, Wis.910
41Harry Sullins, Detroit900
42Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.890
43Raymond Edwards, Centereach, N.Y.880
44Bryan Bailey Grove City, Pa.865
 Tracy Lamberth, Hendersonville, Tenn.865
46Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.850
47Mark Turney, Corpus Christi. Texas840
48Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.830
49Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas820
50Billy Hall, Marion, Ohio810
51Todd H. Thompson, Reno, Nev.800

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Hugh Miller, 4033. 24th place-Rich Abboud, 3781. 51st place -Todd Thompson, 3694. +-Bob Benoit replaced Walter Ray Williams Jr. after 18 games of qualifying and carried his own qualifying total of 3772 into match play. PRO-AM CASHERS-Dave Husted, David Traber, Marshall Holman, Parker Bohn III, Brad Kiszewski. Hugh Miller and Mark Williams ($50 each).