Oronamin C Japan Cup



ORONAMIN C JAPAN CUP
Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Oct 10-13, 1991

Williams Jr. Ends Victory Drought

Walter Ray Williams Jr. had to travel 8,000 miles to finally break a winless drought, which had stretched more than four years with his victory in the Oronamin C Japan Cup at Tokyo Port Bowl. Williams, Stockton, Calif., upset leading qualifier John Mazza, 211-189, for the $18,500 first prize and frustrated Mazza with a second consecutive runner-up finish.

The lead see-sawed throughout the championship match and was deadlocked after six frames. Williams added a triple starting in his eighth frame, and Mazza could only answer with a ninth-frame strike to fall short.

In the opening game of the five-match championship round, David Ozio, Vidor, Texas, topped Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M., 226-215, and then Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 208-182. Ozio's momentum continued against PBA President Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis., 236-200, and it looked as though Ozio could become the Tour's first four-time winner of the year.

In the semifinal game, 1986 PBA Player of the Year Williams closed with six strikes to defeat Ozio, 237-223, who was looking for his fourth title of 1991.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.448 (2 games)$18,500
2John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.189 (1 game)12,600
3David Ozio, Vidor, Texas897 (4 games)8,800
4Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.200 (1 game)7,450
5Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas182 (1 game)6,000
6Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M.215 (1 game)5,250

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Ozio defeated Duke, 226-215; Ozio defeated Lawrence, 208-182; Ozio defeated McDowell, 236-200; Williams defeated Ozio, 237-223; and in the championship game, Williams defeated Mazza, 211-189.

32-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 7140 223.1 19-13-0 570 7710 
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 7107 222.1 19-13-0 570 7677 
3Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 7117 222.4 17-15-0 510 7627 
4Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 6994 218.6 20-12-0 600 7594 
5Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 7023 219.5 18-14-0 540 7563 
 David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 6993 218.5 19-13-0 570 7563 
7Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 7003 218.8 18-13-1 555 7558 $4,000
8Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 6956 217.4 20-12-0 600 7556 3,500
9Junichi Yajima, Tokyo 6953 217.3 19-13-0 570 7523 3,000
10Masaaki Saijoh, Tokyo 6861 214.4 21-11-0 630 7491 2,700
11Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 6944 217.0 18-14-0 540 7484 2,400
12Akio Harada, Saitama 6948 217.1 17-15-0 510 7458 2,300
13Hirosi Ohashi, Kyoto 6881 215.0 18-14-0 540 7421 2,200
14Yoshiki Ohsawa, Shizuoka 6873 214.8 17-15-0 510 7383 2,100
15Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 6915 216.1 14-17-1 435 7350 2,000
16Jess Stayrook, San Diego, Calif. 6954 217.3 13-19-0 390 7344 1,900
17Yoshima Kitaoka, Kanagawa 6775 211.7 17-15-0 510 7285 1,800
18Yoshitaka Hokura, Tokyo 6883 215.1 13-19-0 390 7273 1,780
19Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 6885 215.1 13-19-0 390 7245 1,760
20Tsuguo Tsukahara, Kanagawa 6788 212.1 15-17-0 450 7238 1,740
21Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 6753 211.0 16-16-0 480 7233 1,720
22Akio Ishihara, Chiba 6708 209.6 16-16-0 480 7188 1,700
23Yukio Yamazaki, Tokyo 6727 210.2 15-17-0 450 7177 1,680
24Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 6651 207.8 17-15-0 510 7161 1,660
25Kei Gamoh, Tokyo 6736 210.5 13-19-0 390 7126 1,640
26Chris Warren, Dallas 6669 208.4 14-18-0 420 7089 1,620
27Masanori Saitoh, Tokyo 6631 207.2 15-17-0 450 7081 1,600
28Yasuyuki Sadamatsu, Tokyo 6630 207.1 14-18-0 420 7050 1,580
29Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla. 6628 207.1 13-19-0 390 7018 1,560
30Yasujiro Imai, Tokyo 6608 206.5 13-19-0 390 6998 1,540
31Hideo Sasaki, Saitama 6553 204.8 10-22-0 300 6853 1,520
32Nobuki Takahashi, Tokyo 6459 201.8 10-22-0 300 6759 1,500

OTHER CASHERS-Additional player bonus winnings: Walter Ray Williams Jr.-$400 plus-$350 for 300 game, John Mazza-$300, Marc McDowell-$300, Robert Lawrence-$200, David Ozio-$300. PRO-AM CASHERS-Norm Duke, Mark Williams and Marc McDowell ($100 each).