True Value Open



$200,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, III., Feb 10-15, 1992

Hamilton's "True-Value" Evident In Peoria

Bruce Hamilton emerged on top in a battle between two of professional bowling's top mental game practitioners to win the $200,000 True Value Open at Landmark Recreation Center. Leading qualifier Hamilton, Seattle, Wash., defeated defending champion Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, 224-180, to earn the $40,000 top prize and his first PBA title, which qualified him for the Firestone Tournament of Champions.

Appearing in his first championship round finals, Hamilton's tentativeness was apparent when he opened with the 7-10 leave, but then tripled and opened again in his fifth frame to trail Monacelli by one pin. Monacelli started the title game with a double, but then faced his own troubles with open fourth and seventh frames. Hamilton closed strongly with five strikes to clinch, before even giving Monacelli an opportunity to win in his 10th frame.

The ABC Sports televised finals began with five more new faces among the 1992 championship round finalists, for a total of 30 different individuals represented to date without duplication. Dave Arnold defeated Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 248-186, and then Pete McCordic turned back Arnold, Mesa, Ariz., 215-177. Monacelli then entered and topped McCordic, Katy, Texas, 247-223, to establish the championship pairing.

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, Wash.224 (1 game)$40,000
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela427 (2 games)22,000
3Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas438 (2 games)12,500
4Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.425 (2 games)10,000
5Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.186 (1 game)7,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Arnold defeated Ferraro, 248-186; McCordic defeated Arnold, 215-177; Monacelli defeated McCordic, 247-223; and in the championship game, Hamilton defeated Monacelli, 224-180.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, Wash. 9427 224.5 20-4-0 600 10027 
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9154 218.0 15-9-0 450 9604 
3Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas 9078 216.1 16-8-0 480 9558 
4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9183 218.6 11-12-1 345 9528 
5Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz. 9033 215.1 15-8-1 465 9498 
6Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla. 9047 215.4 15-9-0 450 9497 $6,400
7Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9034 215.1 15-9-0 450 9484 5,500
8Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 8979 213.8 12-12-0 360 9339 5,000
9Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 8977 213.7 12-12-0 360 9337 4,500
10Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y. 8948 213.1 12-11-1 375 9323 4,000
11Brian Berg, Edmond, Okla. 8869 211.2 15-9-0 450 9319 3,600
12Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md. 8860 211.0 13-11-0 390 9250 3,200
13Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind. 8888 211.6 12-12-0 360 9248 3,000
14Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA 8829 210.2 11-13-0 330 9159 2,800
15Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 8915 212.3 8-16-0 240 9155 2,600
16Mark Fahy, Chicago 8861 211.0 9-15-0 270 9131 2,400
17Jim Pencak, Mayfield, Hts., Ohio 8760 208.6 11-13-0 330 9090 2,300
18Leroy Bornhop, St. Charles, Mo. 8782 209.1 10-14-0 300 9082 2,200
19Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8779 209.0 10-14-0 300 9079 2,100
20Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 8721 207.6 7-17-0 210 8931 2,000
21Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 8685 206.8 8-16-0 240 8925 1,900
22Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio 8555 203.7 10-14-0 300 8855 1,800
23Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, Nev. 8485 202.0 11-12-1 345 8830 1,750
24George Branham III, Indianapolis 8537 203.3 8-16-0 240 8777 1,700

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.$1,510
26Brian Brazeau, Milwaukee, Wis.1,455
 Jess Stayrook, Tempe. Ariz.1,455
*28Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,540
29Robert Glass, Lawrence, Kan.1,400
30Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,390
31Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.1,380
32Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.1,370
33Andrew Neuer, Milton, Pa.1,360
34Scott Myers, Denver, Colo.1,350
35Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.1,340
36Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,330
37David Guindon, West Seneca, N.Y.1,320
38Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis.1,310
39Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind.1,300
40Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., N.J.1,290
41Larry Oxendine, Joplin, Mo.1,280
42Don Moser, Wichita, Kan.1,270
43Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,260
44Nelson Burton Jr., St Louis1,250
45Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas1,240
 Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb.1,230
47Jason Couch, Winter Garden, Fla.1,215
 Brian Thyes, Green Bay, Wis.1,215
49Larry Stephens, Hawthorne, Calif.1,195
 Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,195
51Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, N.C.1,180
52Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas1,170
53Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas1,160

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Gary Dickinson, 3965. 24th place-Dave Arnold, 3815. 53rd place Wayne Webb, 3708. PRO-AM CASHERS-Steve Jaros, Pete Weber, Dave D'Entremont, Mike Aulby, Mark Roth, Rick Steelsmith, Dave Arnold, Tony Westlake, Mike Shady and David Traber ($50 each).