Fair Lanes Open



$150,000 FAIR LANES OPEN
Fair Lanes-Woodlawn, Baltimore, Md., Feb 17-22, 1992

Fair Lanes Open Is A (Bob) Learn-Ing Experience

Immediately after winning the $150,000 Fair Lanes Open at Fair Lanes Woodlawn, Bob Learn Jr., uttered that most famous phrase associated with athletic success-"We're going to Disney World!" Conveniently, the PBA Tour was at Winter Haven, Fla., that week, just a few miles from the Disney site.

Leading qualifier Learn, Erie, Pa., defeated second-seeded Dave D'Entremont from Parma, Ohio, 253-163, for the $31,000 first prize and qualified for the Firestone Tournament of Champions this April. Learn started the championship game with a double, spared, and then added a triple. Meanwhile, D'Entremont, who also was seeking his first PBA title, opened in his first frame, doubled the opened again in his fourth and sixth frames, and the eventual outcome was all but guaranteed. Leading by 55 pins through seven frames, Learn then banged home a four-bagger and eight-count convincingly, while D'Entremont whimpered home with an open 10th frame to settle for the $16,000 second prize.

In the first game of the ABC Sports-televised finals, Pete Weber defeated Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 203-182. Ferraro was the first player in 1992 to have qualified for a repeat appearance among the final five, with 34 other one-time competitors. Weber then continued against Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C., 231-214, before D'Entremont bettered Weber, St. Louis, 204-169. Weber earned $9,000 for third place, Odom received $7,000 for fourth and Ferraro $6,000.

Weber and Del Ballard Jr. faced off in a KOOL "Shootout" billed as the "channel ball" rematch, with Weber again winning, 211-199.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.253 (1 game)$31,000
2Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio367 (2 games)16,000
3Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.603 (3 games)9,000
4Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C.214 (1 game)7,000
5Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.182 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Weber defeated Ferraro, 203-182; Weber defeated Odom, 231-214; D'Entremont defeated Weber, 204-169; and in the championship game, Learn defeated D'Entremont, 253-163.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 9548 227.3 13-10-1 405 9953 
2Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 9450 225.0 15-9-0 450 9900 
#3Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C. 9438 224.7 13-11-0 390 9828 
#4Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9326 222.1 13-10-1 405 9731 
5Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 9282 221.0 14-9-1 435 9717 
6Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9246 220.1 15-9-0 450 9696 $5,000
7Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla. 9281 221.0 12-11-1 375 9656 4,000
8Brian McClure, Wichita Falls, Texas 9184 218.7 13-11-0 390 9574 3,500
9Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas 9137 217.6 14-9-1 435 9572 3,000
10Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 9163 218.2 13-10-1 405 9568 2,800
11Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9217 219.5 11-13-0 330 9547 2,600
12Brian Berg, Edmond, Okla. 9150 217.9 12-11-1 375 9525 2,500
#13Jason Couch, Winter Garden, Fla. 9117 217.1 11-12-1 345 9462 2,400
14Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill. 9130 217.4 10-13-1 315 9445 2,300
15Jim Johnson, Wilmington, Del. 9050 215.5 12-12-0 360 9410 2,200
16Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md. 9149 217.8 8-16-0 240 9389 2,100
17Paul Koehler, Stuart, Fla. 9027 214.9 12-12-0 360 9387 2,000
18Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 8961 213.4 14-10-0 420 9381 1,900
19Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C. 9031 215.0 10-14-0 300 9331 1,800
20Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan. 9043 215.3 8-16-0 240 9283 1,750
21Jeff Germann, Warren, Ohio 8989 214.0 9-14-1 285 9274 1,700
22Vince Mazzanti, Levittown, Pa. 8961 213.4 10-14-0 300 9261 1,650
23Tony Franklin, Grapevine, Texas 8817 209.9 13-11-0 390 9207 1,600
24Roger Bowker, Ocala, Fla. 8896 211.8 8-16-0 240 9136 1,550

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas$1,520
26Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, USA1,320
27Derek Williams, Groves, Texas1,300
28Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas1,280
29Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, Texas1,260
30Richard Wolfe, Arlington, Va.1,240
31John Tragert, Gaithersburg, Md.1,220
32Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore.1,210
33Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.1,200
#34Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,190
35Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas1,180
36Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, N.Y.1,170
37Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas1,160
38Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.1,150
39Chris Warren, Dallas1,140
40Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif.1,130
41Don Moser, Wichita, Kan.1,120
42George Branham III, Indianapolis1,105
 Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif.1,105
44Rick Schissler, Denver, Colo.1,090
45Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.1,080
46Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, N.Y.1,065
 John Mazza, Mt Clemens, Mich.1,065
48Scott Myers, Denver, Colo.1,050
49Joel Eller, Berlin, Md.1,040
50Raymond Atkinson, Pasadena, Md.1,025
 David Wilcutts, Milton, Del.1,025
52Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,010
 Jimmy Williams, East Patchoque, N.Y.1,000

*-Match play alternate. (Lawrence defeated Ringener, 217-191, in an one-game rolloff after they had tied at 3904. Lawrence assumed the 24th qualifying position and Ringener became the alternate.) 18-game qualifying leader-Bob Learn Jr., 4147. 24th place-Robert Lawrence, 3904. 53rd place-Jimmy Williams, 3809. #-Dave Ferraro, Parker Bohn III, Curtis Odom (2) and Tim Criss rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Dave Arnold, Larry Stephens, Philip Ringener, Parker Bohn III, Bob Learn Jr., Mike Edwards, Dennis Jacques, Jimmy Johnson, Chris Warren, and Walter Ray Williams Jr. ($50 each).