Bud Light Touring Players Championship



$150,000 BUD LIGHT TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Taylor Lanes, Taylor, Mich., Nov 25-30, 1991

Ferraro Thankful For A TPC Victory

Dave Ferraro became the only two-time winner of the $150,000 Bud Light Touring Players Championship at Taylor Lanes. Third-seeded Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., edged leading qualifier Roger Bowker, 213-212, to grab the $27,000 first prize and his sixth PBA title. The win also was Ferraro's first since claiming the 1990 Firestone Tournament of Champions, and during his three game march he collected his first victories in the championship round in 10 previous qualifications among the final five.

Bowker, Ocala, Fla., opened with five strikes, while Ferraro doubled, spared twice and then added another double in his eighth and ninth frames. Bowker opened back-to-back in the seventh and eighth frames, including a missed 10-pin when he lost his balance at the foul line. After Ferraro closed with a spare and nine-count, Bowker then needed a spare and strike to tie and force a roll-off for the championship, but left a 9-pin on his last ball.

In the first game of the NBC-TV Fall Tour-concluding telecast, Walter Ray Williams Jr. defeated Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla., 220-204. Ferraro then entered and disposed of Williams, 234-224, and four-time 1991 champion David Ozio, 235-190, to gain his place opposite Bowker.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.683 (3 games)$27,000
2Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla.212 (1 game)14,000
3David Ozio, Vidor, Texas190 (1 game)9,000
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.444 (2 games)7,000
5Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.204 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Williams defeated Westlake, 220-204; Ferraro defeated Williams, 235-224; Ferraro defeated Ozio, 235-190; and in the championship game, Ferraro defeated Bowker, 213-212.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla. 12525 223.7 15-9-0 450 12975 
2David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 12502 223.3 15-9-0 450 12952 
3Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 12392 221.3 15-9-0 450 12842 
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 12264 219.0 17-7-0 510 12774 
5Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 12192 217.7 17-6-1 525 12717 
6Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 12032 214.9 16-8-0 480 12512 $5,500
7Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C. 12144 216.9 12-12-0 360 12504 5,000
8Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 12106 216.2 13-11-0 390 12496 4,500
9Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 12098 216.0 13-11-0 390 12488 4,000
10Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla. 12001 214.3 14-10-0 420 12421 3,600
11Harry Sullins, Detroit 12012 214.5 13-10-1 405 12417 3,200
12Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 12026 214.8 12-12-0 360 12386 2,900
13Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 11964 213.6 13-11-0 390 12354 2,700
14Jess Stayrook, San Diego 11845 211.5 13-11-0 390 12235 2,600
15Billy Orlikowski, Marne, Mich. 11992 214.1 8-16-0 240 12232 2,500
16Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 11870 212.0 10-13-1 315 12185 2,400
17Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 11771 210.2 13-11-0 390 12161 2,300
18Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. 11859 211.8 10-14-0 300 12159 2,200
#19Chris Warren, Dallas 11790 210.5 9-15-0 270 12060 2,100
20Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 11770 210.2 7-17-0 210 11980 2,000
21Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, Texas 11634 207.8 10-14-0 300 11934 1,900
22Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 11672 208.4 8-16-0 240 11912 1,850
23Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y. 11607 207.3 9-14-1 285 11892 1,800
24Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, U.S.A. 11503 205.4 4-20-0 120 11623 1,750

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.$1,600
26Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.1,560
27John Forst, Salt Lake City, Utah1,505
 Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio1,505
29Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.1,460
30Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla.1,440
31Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.1,420
32Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.1,390
 Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill.1,390
34Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,360
35Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind.1,340
36Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, Mich.1,330

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader-David Ozio, 7091. 24th place-Parker Bohn III, 6735. 36th place Charlie Standish, 6395. #-Chris Warren rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS-Steve Wunderlich, Frank Ellenburg, Bryan Goebel, Justin Hromek, Jeff Bellinger, Gary Dickinson, Scott Myers, John Forst and Don Moser ($50 each).