Quaker State Open



$175,000 QUAKER STATE OPEN
Forum Bowl, Grand Prairie, Texas, Jan 28-Feb 1, 1992

Bishop Is One Tough Champion At The Quaker State

First-time finalist Alan Bishop of Louisville, Ky., proved to be "one tough champion" in winning the $175,000 Quaker State Open at Forum Bowling Lanes. Bishop upset leading qualifier Jess Stayrook, Tempe, Ariz., 223-190, for the $36,000 first prize and a berth in the Firestone Tournament of Champions, which accompanies his first PBA title.

A four-bagger in the fifth frame of the championship game provided breathing room for Bishop in the tight match, and Stayrook settled for the $19,000 second-place check.

In the first game of the ABC Sports-televised championship round, another first-time finalist, Derek Williams of Beaumont, Texas, topped Steve Hardy of Nashua, N.H., 203-163. Williams is the younger brother of six-time PBA champ Mark Williams. Bishop knocked off Williams in the next game, 200-173, with the help of a fifth frame conversion of the 4-6-7-8-10 "Greek Church" split. Williams earned $9,000 for fourth place.

In the semifinal game, Bishop defeated PBA "rookie" Jason Couch of Winter Garden, Fla., 215-201. Couch also was appearing in his first television finals and earned $11,000 for third place.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Alan Bishop, Louisville, Ky.638 (3 games)$36,000
2Jess Stayrook, Tempe, Ariz.190 (1 game)19,000
3Jason Couch, Winter Garden, Fla.201 (1 game)11,000
4Derek Williams, Groves, Texas376 (2 games)9,000
5Stephen Hardy, Nashua, N.H.163 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Williams defeated Hardy, 203-163; Bishop defeated Williams, 200-173; Bishop defeated Couch, 215-201; and in the championship game, Bishop defeated Stayrook, 223-190.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Jess Stayrook, Tempe, Ariz. 9897 235.6 15-9-0 450 10347 
#2Jason Couch, Winter Garden, Fla. 9778 232.8 13-9-2 390 10198 
3Alan Bishop, Louisville, Ky. 9601 228.6 16-7-1 495 10096 
4Derek Williams, Groves, Texas 9664 230.1 14-10-0 420 10084 
5Stephen Hardy, Nashua, N.H. 9615 228.9 14-9-1 435 10050 
#6Bob Vespi, Plantation, Fla. 9573 227.9 14-10-0 420 9993 $6,000
7Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas 9530 226.9 15-9-0 450 9980 5,000
8Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 9601 228.6 12-12-0 360 9961 4,500
#9Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan. 9555 227.5 13-11-0 390 9945 4,000
10David D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 9505 226.3 14-10-0 420 9925 3,500
11Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla. 9457 225.2 12-12-0 360 9817 3,100
12Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 9518 226.6 9-14-1 285 9803 2,700
13Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 9401 223.8 13-11-0 390 9791 2,500
14Steve Wunderlich, St. Charles, Mo. 9347 222.6 12-11-1 375 9722 2,400
15Nathan Terry, Dallas 9310 221.7 12-11-1 375 9685 2,300
16Jeff Smith, Little Falls, Minn. 9376 223.2 9-15-0 270 9646 2,200
17Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas 9257 220.4 11-13-0 330 9587 2,100
18Tony Franklin, Grapevine, Texas 9249 220.2 11-13-0 330 9579 2,000
19Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 9184 218.7 11-13-0 330 9514 1,900
20Jimmy Williams, East Patchoque, N.Y. 9174 218.4 10-13-1 315 9489 1,800
21Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y. 9149 217.8 11-13-0 330 9479 1,700
22Harry Sullins, Detroit 9162 218.1 9-14-1 285 9447 1,650
23Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 9161 218.1 8-16-0 240 9401 1,600
#24Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, Calif. 9166 218.2 5-18-1 165 9331 1,550

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Danny Broadway, Houston$1,330
26Chris Warren, Dallas1,300
27Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,270
28Bill Oakes, Lawton, Okla.1,240
29Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa.1,220
30Richard Wolfe, Arlington, Va.1,200
*31Gary Hancock, Chattanooga, Tenn.1,300
32Jeff Germann, Warren, Ohio1,170
33Dave Smalley, Louisville, Ky.1,160
#34Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb.1,145
 Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.1,145
36Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md.1,130
37Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.1,120
38Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,110
39Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore.1,095
 Chuck Lance, Dallas1,095
41Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, Pa.1,080
42Ray Edwards, Centereach, N.Y.1,065
 Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,065
44Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas1,050
45Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif.1,040
46Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, Texas1,030
47Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.1,015
 Steve Wilson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.1,015
49Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill.1,000
@50Scott Southwick, Euless, Texas990
51Mark Lafayette, Ind.980
52Jeff Hickenbottom, Thousand Oaks, Calif.643
 Don Moser, Wichita, Kan..643
 Billy Orlikowski, Marne, Mich.643

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Jess Stayrook, 4361. 24th place-fob Markiewicz, 4066. 52nd place-Jeff Hickenbottom, Don Moser and Billy Orlikowski, 3940. #--Jess Stayrook, Bob Vespi. Kevin McGerr, Jason Couch, Kelly Coffman, Bob Markiewicz and Billy Orlikowski rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Kevin McGerr, Bob Vespi, Billy Orlikowski. Ron Williams, Mark Mosayebi, Bob Benoit, Mike Edwards, Kelly Coffman and Rich Wolfe ($50 each). @-Non-PBA member.