Cleveland Open



$135,000 CLEVELAND OPEN
Yorktown Lanes, Parma Heights, Ohio, Mar 16-21, 1992

Relative(Ly) Speaking Steve Cook Wins No. 15

Of his 15th PBA victory, Steve Cook said, "This win was for myself," after defeating leading qualifier Mike Aulby, 214-201, in the $135,000 Cleveland Open at Yorktown Lanes. Cook, Roseville, Calif., picked up the $21,000 first prize and his first singles title since 1988, plus he evened his record against his brother-in-law at 2-2 in championship round activity.

The brothers-in-law also have teamed to capture three PBA Doubles Classic crowns, though in the pressroom afterward, Aulby joked, "We were doubles partners!"Aulby started his game with a double, and led by eight pins after four frames at which point Cook launched a turkey, including tripping the 6-8 in his sixth frame, which proved crucial. Aulby opened in his eighth frame when still within striking distance, But Cook easily rolled home the winner when Aulby didn't strike in his critical ninth frame.

The ABC Sports' telecast began with five-time 1992 championship round finalist Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., falling at the hands of first-time finalist Mark Turney, 229-204. Turney continued against third-seeded Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas, 247-181, before Cook stopped Turney, Corpus Christi, Texas, 253-224.

The Tour's second annual visit to Parma Hts., began with defending Yorktown Lanes champion Norm Duke defeating Cleveland area pro Jim Pencak, 40-26, in a two-frame roll-off after they had tied at 190 In regulation in the sixth KOOL "Shootout" of '92.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.467 (2 games)$21,000
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis201 (1 game)11,000
3Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, Texas700 (3 games)7,500
4Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas181 (1 game)6,000
5Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.204 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Turney defeated Ferraro, 229-204; Turney defeated Ballard, 247-181; Cook defeated Turney, 253-224; and in the championship game, Cook defeated Aulby, 214-201.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9170 218.3 15-8-1 465 9635 
2Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif. 9144 217.7 12-12-0 360 9504 
3Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 9039 215.2 14-8-2 450 9489 
4Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, Texas 9065 215.8 14-10-0 420 9485 
5Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9055 215.6 14-10-0 420 9475 
6Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 9031 215.0 11-11-2 360 9391 $4,000
7Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 9050 215.5 11-13-0 330 9380 3,600
8Don Moser, Wichita, Kan. 8934 212.7 14-10-0 420 9354 3,300
9Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio 8932 212.7 14-10-0 420 9352 3,000
10Jeff Germann, Warren, Ohio 8901 211.9 14-10-0 420 9321 2,800
11Stephen Hardy, Nashua, N.H. 8858 210.9 14-9-1 435 9293 2,600
12Tony Franklin, Grapevine, Texas 8880 211.4 13-10-1 405 9285 2,400
#13Norm Duke, Albuquerque, N.M. 8971 213.6 9-15-0 270 9241 2,300
14Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 8935 212.7 10-14-0 300 9235 2,200
15John Shreve, Elyria, Ohio 8775 208.9 14-10-0 420 9195 2,100
16Bob Davidson, Seattle, Wash. 8837 210.4 11-13-0 330 9167 2,000
17Jim Johnson, Wilmington, Del. 8836 210.4 11-13-0 330 9166 1,900
18Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 8830 210.2 10-14-0 300 9130 1,800
19Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 8939 210.5 8-15-1 255 9094 1,700
+20Larry Stephens, Hawthorne, Calif. 8741 208.1 11-11-0 330 9071 1,420
21Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 8724 207.7 11-13-0 330 9054 1,500
22Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 8631 205.5 11-13-0 330 8961 1,450
23David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 8563 203.9 8-16-0 240 8803 1,400
24Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind. 8425 200.6 8-16-0 240 8665 1,350

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
+25Jess Stayrook, Tempe, Ariz.$1,380
26Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif.1,110
 John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich.1,110
28Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan.1,080
29Tommy Delutz, Jamaica, N.Y.1,060
30Duane Duffy, Ales City, Mont.1,040
31Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, N.Y.1,025
 Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas1,025
33Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.1,010
34Jack Bogan, Gaithersburg, Md.1,000
35Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.990
36Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, Okla.980
37Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio970
38Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, Pa.960
39Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.950
40Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.940
41Richard Wolfe, Arlington, Va.930
42William Gould, Port St. Lucie, Fla.920
43Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind.910
44Hugh Miller, Seattle, Wash.900
45Brian LeClair, Hudson, N.Y.890
46Pete Kaczmarczyk, Warren, Mich.880
47Scott Myers, Denver, Colo.870
48Paul Ashby, Mentor on Lake, Ohio855
 Jason Couch, Winter Garden, Fla.855
*50Greg Thomas, Old Town, Idaho920
51Bruce Hamilton, Seattle, Wash.830
52Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.820
53Harry Sullins, Detroit810

18-game qualifying leader-Dave D'Entremont, 4042. 24th place-Tony Franklin, 3793. 53rd place-Harry Sullins, 3696. +Stephens replaced Stayrook after eight games of match play and was penalized 106 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals (46 pins) and the bonus pins Stayrook had accumulated (60). Stephens received $40 for being match play alternate for eight games. *-Thomas received $80 for being match play alternate for 16 games. #-Norm Duke rolled a 300 game ($100). PRO-AM CASHERS-Hugh Miller, Jason Couch, Joe Merrill, Tony Marrese, Glen Shipe, Chris Warren, Ron Williams, and Mark Thayer ($50 each).