Choice Hotels International Summer Classic



$200,000 CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CLASSIC
Boulevard Bowl, Edmond, Okla., Jul 28-Aug 3, 1991

Jaros Makes The Right Choice

Steve Jaros made all the right choices in his first appearance in the televised championship round and came away with victory in the $200,000 Choice Hotels International Summer Classic at Boulevard Bowl. Leading qualifier Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill., defeated third-seeded Andy Neuer of Milton, Pa., 202-189, and collected the $38,000 first prize plus a week's expense-paid trip for two to the Clarion Resort (a Choice Hotels property) in Orlando, Fla.

The championship game was tightly contested throughout, with an open fifth frame by Neuer providing a 13-pin bulge in Jaros' favor, but Neuer cut that lead to one pin in the eighth frame with a triple. Jaros struck in the ninth and closed with a spare and seven-count, allowing Neuer the opportunity to claim his first PBA title. But the left-handed Neuer's first ball sailed wide, leaving the 3-6-7 split and he had to settle for the $20.000 check as runner-up.

In the first game of ABC Sports' final broadcast of '91, Tom Crites defeated Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 221-201. Ferraro became 0-9 since winning the 1990 Firestone Tournament of Champions. Neuer then came in and stopped Crites, Tampa, Fla., 182-151. Crites collected $8,000 for fourth place.

Norm Duke then came on in his fourth consecutive appearance among the final five, looking for his third title of the year. Neuer proved too strong in their match-up and advanced against the Albuquerque, N.M., pro, 192-170. Duke earned $11,000 for his third-place finish.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill.202 (1 game)$38,000
2Andy Neuer, Milton, Pa.563 (3 games)20,000
3Norm Duke. Albuquerque. N.M.170 (1 game)11,000
4Tom Crites, Tampa. Fla.372 (2 games)8,000
5Dave Ferraro. Kingston, N.Y.201 (1 game)6,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Crites defeated Ferraro, 221-201; Neuer defeated Crites, 182-151; Neuer defeated Duke, 192-170; and in the championship game, Jaros defeated Neuer, 202-189.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, III. 12254 218.8 14-9-1 435 12689 
2Norm Duke. Albuquerque. N.M. 11973 213.8 15-9-0 450 12423 
#3Andy Neuer, Milton, Pa. 11970 213.8 12-12-0 360 12330 
4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 11912 212.7 13-11-0 390 12302 
5Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 11812 210.9 15-9-0 450 12262 
6Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla. 11841 211.5 14-10-0 420 12261 $5,000
7Brian Brazeau, Milwaukee, Wis., 11816 211.0 14-10-0 420 12236 4,550
8Amleto Monacelli. Venezuela 11833 211.3 13-11-0 390 12223 4,150
9Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, N.Y. 11804 210.8 13-11-0 390 12194 3,800
10Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 11830 211.3 11-12-1 345 12175 3,600
11Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb. 11807 210.8 12-12-0 360 12167 3,300
 George Branham III, Indianapolis 11747 209.8 14-10-0 420 12167 3,300
13Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 11723 209.3 12-12-0 360 12083 3,000
14Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif. 11549 206.2 16-8-0 480 12029 2,800
15David D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 11653 208.1 12-12-0 360 12013 2,600
16Billy Young, Edmond, Okla. 11577 206.7 13-9-2 420 11997 2,400
17Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 11632 207.7 11-13-0 330 11962 2,300
18Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio 11615 207.4 8-16-0 240 11855 2,200
@19Joe Vito, San Antonio, Texas 11490 205.2 12-12-0 360 11850 2,100
20Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 11518 205.7 9-15-0 270 11788 2,000
21Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 11532 205.9 6-18-0 180 11712 1,900
22Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 11358 202.8 11-13-0 330 11688 1,800
23Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan. 11315 202.1 8-16-0 240 11555 1,750
24Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, Wash. 11054 197.4 7-15-2 240 11294 1,700

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Don Moser, Wichita. Kan.$1,410
26Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich.1,370
27Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, Ohio1,350
28Scott Alexander, Gig Harbor, Wash.1,340
29Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C.1,330
*30Steve Ray, Dallas1,440
31Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla.1,310
32Art Trask, Fresno, Calif.1,300
33Rick Schissler, Denver, Colo.1,290
34David Guindon, West Seneca, N.Y.1,280
35Chris Warren, Dallas1,270
36Richard Cheney, Miami, Fla.1,260
37Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.1,250
38Harry Sullins, Detroit1,240
@39P.J. Steward, Moore, Okla.1,230
40Charlie Lacy, Overland Park, Kan.1,220
41Troy Stus, Garden City, Mich.1,210
42Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,200
@43Chris Barnes, Wichita, Kan.1,190
44Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, Texas1,180
45Mark Mosayebi, Charlotte, N.C.1,165
 Scott Myers, Denver, Colo.1,165
47Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,150
48Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,140
49John Forst, Woodridge, Ill.1,130
50Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,120
51Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,110
52Dave Rasmus, Minneapolis, Minn.1,100
53Randy Ray, Spring, Texas1,085
 Jim Walker, Midwest City, Okla.1,085
55Larry Stephens, Hawthorne, Calif.1,070
56Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.1,060

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader-Tommy Delutz Jr., 6976. 24th place-George Branham III, 6665 56th place-Bob Learn Jr., 6369 #-Steve Jaros, Bryan Goebel. Brian LeClair and Andy Neuer rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Brian Voss, Brian Berg, Wayne Webb, Dave Arnold, Bill Oakes, Don Moser, Amleto Monacelli, Dave Husted and Danny Wiseman ($50 each) @-non-PBA member