Choice Hotels Summer Classic



$225,000 CHOICE HOTELS SUMMER CLASSIC
Boulevard Bowl, Edmond, Okla., Jul 12-18, 1992

Monacelli's "Choice" Is A Double-Dip

Two-time PBA Player of the Year Amleto Monacelli proved himself equal to the (Choice) Challenge by collecting his 12th PBA title in the $225,000 Choice Hotels Summer Classic at Boulevard Bowl. Monacelli, Venezuela, earned the tournament's $38,000 first prize by defeating leading qualifier Pete Weber, 241-212. Immediately following the championship game, Monacelli added another $25,000 to his bankroll via a 233-198 conquest of PBA Senior Tour point leader Gene Stus in a unique "winner take all" match.

Both tournament finalists opened the championship game with turkeys, but after sparing, Monacelli added a five-bagger, while Weber spared, opened, and a closing triple simply came too late to help. Weber settled for the $20,000 second prize.

Monacelli began the afternoon facing fifth-seeded Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, in an off-camera blowout game, 269-192. Monacelli next turned back the Tour's hottest bowler, Norm Duke of Oklahoma City, appearing in his third consecutive final and fourth of the last five tournaments bowled, 219-199. Monacelli then defeated second-seeded Ray Edwards, Centereach, N.Y., 205-183, to earn his spot against Weber.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela934 (4 games)$38,000
2Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.212 (1 game)20,000
3Ray Edwards, Centereach, N.Y.183 (1 game)11,000
4Nom Duke, Oklahoma City, Okla.199 (1 game)8,000
5Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas192 (1 game)6,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Monacelli defeated Williams, 269-192; Monacelli defeated Duke, 219-199; Monacelli defeated Edwards, 205-183; and in the championship game, Monacelli defeated Weber, 241-212.
$25,000 CHOICE CHALLENGE-Amleto Monacelli defeated Gene Stus, Allen Park, Mich., 233-198. Monacelli wins $25,000.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 12641 225.7 21-3-0 630 13271 
2Ray Edwards, Centereach, N.Y. 12443 222.2 17-7-0 510 12953 
3Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, Okla. 12623 225.4 10-14-0 300 12923 
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 12464 222.6 15-9-0 450 12914 
5Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas 12459 222.5 14-10-0 420 12879 
6Steve Wilson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 12361 220.7 15-9-0 450 12811 $5,000
7Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 12420 221.8 12-12-0 360 12780 4,550
8Hugh Miller, Seattle, Washington 12293 219.5 15-9-0 450 12743 4,150
9Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 12186 217.6 15-9-0 450 12636 3,800
#10Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 12299 219.6 11-13-0 330 12629 3,600
11Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, Fla. 12226 218.3 12-12-0 360 12586 3,400
12Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 12261 211.0 10-14-0 300 12561 3,200
13Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 12125 216.5 14-10-0 420 12545 3,000
14Adam Colton, Coral Springs, Fla. 12108 216.2 12-12-0 360 12468 2,700
 Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis. 12108 216.2 12-12-0 360 12468 2,700
16George Branham III, Indianapolis 12130 216.6 9-15-0 270 12400 2,400
17Don Genalo, Perrysburg, Ohio 11906 212.6 12-12-0 360 12266 2,300
18Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 11986 214.0 9-15-0 270 12256 2,200
@19Michael Lichstein, Agawam, Mass. 11922 212.1 11-13-0 330 12252 2,100
#20Mike Edwards, Edmond, Okla. 11799 210.7 12-12-0 360 12159 2,000
21Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y. 11912 212.7 8-16-0 240 12152 1,900
22Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 11000 212.1 7-17-0 210 12090 1,800
23Kirk Von Krueger, Pensacola, Fla. 11870 212.0 7-17-0 210 12080 1,750
24Tom Crites, Tampa, Fla., 11739 209.6 8-16-0 240 11979 1,700

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.$1,530
#26Don Moser. Wichita, Kan.1,370
27Richard Wolfe, Arlington, Va.1,330
28Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas1,310
29Peter Knopp, Frankfurt, Germany1,290
30Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.1,270
31Joe Firpo, Lake Worth. Fla.1,250
32Tony Figuiera, Torrance, Calif.1,230
33Steve Cook, Roseville, Calif.1,210
34Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.1,190
35Jason Couch, Winter Garden, Fla.1,180
36Brian Berg, Edmond, Okla.1,165
#Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,165
38Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.1,150
39Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,140
40Eric Forkel. Chatsworth, Calif.1,130
41Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio1,120
42Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan.1,110
43Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,100
44Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y.1,090
45Gary Smith, East Peoria, Ill.1,080
46Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.1,070
47Danny Wiseman, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.1,060
48Billy Yinger, Arlington, Texas1,050
#49Storm DeVincent, Plantation, Fla.1,040
50Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.1,030
51Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind.1,020
52Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb.1,005
 Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla.1,005
54Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, Fla.990
55Eric Adolphson, Danville, Calif.980
56Warren Nelson, Fresno, Calif.970
57Derek Williams, Groves, Texas960
58Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas950
59Mike Aulby, Indianapolis940
60Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.930

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader-Mark Williams, 7123. 24th place-Tony Westlake, 6855. 60th place - Kelly Coffman, 6584. #-Dave D'Entremont, Ron Williams, Don Moser, Storm DeVincent, Mike Edwards and Bryan Baily rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Dennis Jacques, Steve Cook, Mike Edwards, Tony Westlake, Ken Johnson, Steve Jaros, Scott Myers, Don Moser, Hugh Miller and Walter Ray Williams Jr. ($50 each). @-Non-PBA member.