AC-Delco Classic



$175,000 AC-DELCO CLASSIC
Gable House Bowl, Torrance, Calif., Jan 7-11, 1992

McDowell Captures AC-Delco Classic

PBA President Marc McDoweIl charged past three opponents, including leading qualifier Wayne Webb, 216-190, to earn his third title in the $177,500 AC-Delco Classic at Gable House Bowl. McDowell, Madison, Wis., earned the $37,000 first prize and also re-qualified for the Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Both finalists opened with strikes in the championship game, with McDowell adding a second-frame strike. Webb never struck again until the eighth frame, but trailed by 24 pins by then.

Webb, the 1980 PBA Player of the Year, won the Tour's inaugural tournament of calendar year 1984. With his $19,000 second-place check in the AC-Delco Classic, he also became the PBA's sixth player to top $1 million in career earnings to join Marshall Holman, Mark Roth, Earl Anthony, Mike Aulby and Pete Weber, who preceded him in reaching "millionaire" status.

ABC Sports' championship round coverage kicked off the 30th anniversary season for "The Professional Bowlers Tour" series, with veteran broadcaster Chris Schenkel entering his 50th year in broadcasting. In the first match, Marshall Holman defeated newly named PBA Rookie of the Year Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla., 258-201. McDowell then entered and disposed of Holman, Medford, Ore., 228-184, and advanced from the semifinal game against 1988 PBA Rookie of the Year Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 241-205.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.685 (3 games)$37,000
2Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas190 (1 game)19,000
3Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.205 (1 game)12,000
4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.442 (2 games)9,000
5Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla.201 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Holman defeated Ward, 258-201; McDowell defeated Holman, 228-184; McDowell defeated Steelsmith, 241-205; and in the championship game, McDowell defeated Webb, 216-190.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 9345 222.5 19-5-0 570 9915 
2Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan. 9344 222.5 18-6-0 540 9884 
#3Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9430 224.5 14-10-0 420 9850 
#4Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 9471 225.5 12-12-0 360 9831 
5Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla. 9267 220.6 17-7-0 510 9777 
6Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9395 223.7 12-12-0 360 9755 $6,000
#7Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif. 9251 220.3 12-11-1 375 9626 5,000
8Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9106 216.8 15-7-2 480 9586 4,500
9Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 9124 217.2 13-11-0 390 9514 4,000
#10Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, Wash. 9071 216.0 14-10-0 420 9491 3,700
11Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9142 217.7 10-14-0 300 9442 3,400
12Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla. 9074 216.1 12-12-0 360 9434 3,200
13Dan Natarelli, Mission Hills, Calif. 9011 214.6 14-10-0 420 9431 3,000
14Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 9035 215.1 13-11-0 390 9425 2,800
15Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, Nev. 9083 216.3 11-13-0 330 9413 2,600
16Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9062 215.8 11-13-0 330 9392 2,400
17Greg Thomas, Old Town, Idaho 9085 216.3 10-14-0 300 9385 2,200
18Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla. 9118 217.1 8-16-0 240 9358 2,100
19Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas 9048 215.4 9-15-0 270 9318 2,000
20Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo. 8963 213.4 11-13-0 330 9293 1,900
21Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 8975 213.7 10-14-0 300 9275 1,800
22Brian Berg, Menomonie, Wis. 8951 213.1 10-14-0 300 9251 1,750
23David Guindon, West Senaca, N.Y. 8929 212.6 5-18-1 165 9094 1,700
24Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio 8865 211.1 6-18-0 180 9045 1,650

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.$1,530
26Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,380
27Don Moser, Wichita, Kan.1,340
 Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.1,340
29Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md.1,320
30Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, Texas1,310
31Scott Myers, Denver, Colo.1,300
32Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind.1,290
33Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y.1,280
34Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas1,270
35Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.1,260
36Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas1,250
37Scott Alexander, Gig Harbor, Wash.1,235
 Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif.1,235
39Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, Calif.1,220
40Bill Oakes, Lawton, Okla.1,210
41Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.1,200
42Jim Johnson Jr., Wilmington, Del.1,190
43Harry Sullins, Detroit1,175
 Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla.1,175
45Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.1,160
46Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.1,150
47John Losito, Elmira, N.Y.1,140
48Tom Stoner, Springfield, Mo.1,130
49Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan,1,115
 Brandon Keister, Hammond, Ind.1,115
 Ron Papp, Bordentown, N.J.1,100
52Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, N.Y.1,090
53Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,080

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Marshall Holman, 4426. 24th place-Dave Guindon, 3920. 53rd placeMike Aulby, 3800. #-Marc McDowell, Marshall Holman, Eric Forkel, Bruce Hamilton, Tony Westlake, Scott Kraye and Eric Adolphson rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Eric Forkel, Tony Westlake, Marshall Holman, Bruce Hamilton, Mark Roth, Marc McDowell and Mike Miller ($50 each).