Johnny Petraglia Open



$150,000 JOHNNY PETRAGLIA OPEN
Carolier Lanes, North Brunswick, N.J., Mar 9-14, 1992

Ferraro Finds "Lucky" Seven

After scrambling to quality among the final five on Friday the 13th, Dave Ferraro found his way into the winner's circle for his "lucky" seventh PBA title at the $150,000 Johnny Petraglia Open. Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., defeated leading qualifier Joe Salvemini of Oklahoma City, 216-200, for the $28,000 first prize at host Carolier Lanes.

Salvemini open with a double, but turned over the lead to Ferraro when he opened in his fifth frame, and then really crippled his chances with a channel ball on his first shot of the eighth frame. Ferraro got up in the 10th needing only a mark and good count; he struck out.

In the first game of ABC Sports televised coverage, Ferraro started with a 255-248 thriller against George Branham III of Indianapolis. Ferraro was so relieved to get past his first opponent he neglected to shoot his 8-10 split in the last frame, which resulted in a $100 fine. Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif., then entered and the 14-time champ was no match for Ferraro's blistering pace, and he fell, 267-180. Ferraro had a realistic opportunity to surpass Nelson Burton Jr.'s, 1,050 four-game televised pinfall record established in 1984. In the semifinal game, Ferraro had a bit of a letdown, "only" outscoring Billy Young of Edmond, Okla., 246-215, which necessitated a 270-plus game for Ferraro to surpass Burton's mark.

The week began with the fifth KOOL "Shootout" and a battle for New Jersey bragging rights, as Parker Bohn III defeated tournament namesake Johnny Petraglia, 244-196.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.984 (4 games)$28,000
2Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla.200 (1 game)14,500
3Billy Young, Edmond, Okla.215 (1 game)8,500
4Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.180 (1 game)6,500
5George Branham III, Indianapolis248 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Ferraro defeated Branham, 255-248; Ferraro defeated Cook, 267-180; Ferraro defeated Young, 246-215; and in the championship game, Ferraro defeated Salvemini, 216-200.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla. 9609 228.8 18-6-0 540 10149 
2Billy Young, Edmond, Okla. 9524 226.8 16-8-0 480 10004 
3Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9525 226.8 15-9-0 450 9975 
4George Branham III, Indianapolis 9532 227.0 12-10-2 390 9922 
5Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9491 226.0 14-10-0 420 9911 
6Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 9452 225.1 15-9-0 450 9902 $4,000
7Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla. 9627 229.2 9-15-0 270 9897 3,600
#8Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 9483 225.8 11-13-0 330 9813 3,300
9Jim Johnson, Wilmington, Del. 9463 225.3 11-13-0 330 9793 3,000
10Philip Ringener, Big Springs, Texas 9329 222.1 14-10-0 420 9749 2,800
11Bobby Fleetwood, Naugatuck, Conn. 9306 221.6 14-10-0 420 9726 2,700
12Steve Wilson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 9318 221.9 13-11-0 390 9708 2,600
13Jeff Hickenbottom, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 9272 220.8 12-12-0 360 9632 2,500
#14Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 9298 221.4 10-14-0 300 9598 2,350
 Glen Shipe, Owings Mills, Md. 9268 220.7 11-13-0 330 9598 2,350
16Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 9276 220.9 10-13-1 315 9591 2,200
17Jason Couch, Winter Garden, Fla. 9277 220.9 10-14-0 300 9577 2,100
18Purvis Granger, Columbus, Ohio 9327 222.1 8-16-0 240 9567 2,000
19Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 9161 218.1 12-12-0 360 9521 1,900
20Scott Myers, Denver, Colo. 9188 218.8 10-13-1 315 9503 1,800
21Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind. 9132 217.4 12-12-0 360 9492 1,700
22Andrew Neuer, Milton, Pa. 9129 217.4 12-12-0 360 9489 1,600
23Bob Laster, Anaheim, Calif. 9032 215.1 10-14-0 300 9332 1,550
24Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 8977 213.7 7-17-0 210 9187 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25David Traber, Woodstock, Ill.$1,410
26Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill.1,260
#27Brian Berg, Edmond, Okla..1,230
28Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,185
 Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla.1,185
30Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,145
 Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,145
32Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.1,130
33Jess Stayrook, Tempe, Ariz.1,120
34Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,105
#Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,105
#36Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md.1,085
 Mark Fahy, Chicago1,085
38Tony Marrese, Seattle, Wash.1,065
 Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, Mich.1,065
40John Forst, Salt Lake City, Utah1,050
41Bryan Goebel, Merriam. Kan.1,040
42Martin Letscher, Bel Air, Md.1,030
43Harry Sullins, Detroit1,020
44Jimmy Williams, E. Patchoque, N.Y.1,010
45Curt Guinn, Hodges, S.C1,000
46Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.990
47Brian LeClair, Hudson, N.Y.980
48Bob Handley, Pompano Beach, Fla.970
49Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md.960
50Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif.950
51John Losito, Elmira, N.Y.940
52Ron Palombi Jr.930
53Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio920

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Kent Wagner, 4217. 24th place-Scott Devers, 4009. 53rd place-Dave D'Entremont, 3913. #Del Ballard Jr., Brian Berg, Ron Williams, Mark Bowers, Parker Bohn III, Mike Shady and Greg Kemp rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Rich Wolfe, Pete Weber, Bob Benoit ($100 each), Bob Vespi, Scott Alexander, Scott Devers, Rick Steelsmith, Mark Fahy, Jeff Bellinger, John Mazza, Marty Letscher, Amleto Monacelli, Ryan Shafer, Philip Ringener, Dave Ferraro, Curtis Odom, Billy Young, Derek Williams, Dave D'Entremont, Bobby Fleetwood, Kelly Coffman, Brian LeClair, Jim Pencak, Doug Kent, Bob Davidson, Kent Wagner, Jimmy Keeth, Mike Shady, Mike Edwards, Rich Abboud, John Losito and Marc McDowell ($50 each).