ABC West Lanes Open



$125,000 ABC WEST LANES OPEN
ABC West Lanes, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Aug 15-20, 1992

Vespi Knows His ABC's

Bob Vespi defeated Jim Pencak, 279-205, to win the Inaugural ABC West Lanes Open and the $18,000 first prize. Vespi started with eight consecutive strikes to coast to his first victory from the top-seeded position and his second PBA title.

The evening began with first-time finalist Mark Bradley, Akron, Ohio, losing to two-time PBA Player of the Year Amleto Monacelli, 233-183. Monacelli, Barquisimeto, Venezuela, then eliminated Greg Kemp, Bryan, Texas, 193-169. Kemp, the 1991 Southwestern Region Player of the Year, also was competing in his first PBA championship round.

Then veteran Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio, stepped in and disposed of Monacelli, 210-204. Pencak, who earlier had recorded 16 consecutive championship round wins, advanced to the championship game to face Vespi.

Pencak opened in the first frame by missing the 7-pin. The match was almost out of reach after Pencak opened in the second and didn't strike in the championship game until the fourth frame. Pencak trailed by 63 pins after four frames and the only question remaining was whether Vespi would shoot 300.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, Fla.279 (1 game)$18,000
2Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio415 (2 games)9,500
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela630 (3 games)7,000
4Greg Kemp, Bryan, Texas169 (1 game)5,500
5Mark Bradley, Akron, Ohio183 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Monacelli defeated Bradley, 233-183; Monacelli defeated Kemp, 193-169; Pencak defeated Monacelli, 210-204; and in the championship game, Vespi defeated Pencak, 279-205.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, Fla. 9733 231.7 16-8-0 480 10213 
2Jim Pencak, Mayfield Hts., Ohio 9627 229.2 17-7-0 510 10137 
#3Greg Kemp, Bryan, Texas 9687 230.6 14-10-0 420 10107 
#4Mark Bradley, Akron, Ohio 9697 230.9 11-12-1 345 10042 
5Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9632 229.3 13-10-1 405 10037 
6Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md. 9441 224.8 14-9-1 435 9876 $4,000
7Jason Cooper, Reisterstown, Md. 9322 222.0 13-11-0 390 9712 3,600
#8Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 9301 221.5 13-11-0 390 9691 3,300
#9Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas 9298 221.4 12-11-1 375 9673 3,000
#10Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 9324 222.0 11-12-1 345 9669 2,750
11Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, Nev. 9179 218.6 15-9-0 450 9629 2,500
12Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. 9127 217.3 15-9-0 450 9577 2,350
13Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct., N.J. 9231 219.8 11-13-0 330 9561 2,200
14Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio 9258 220.4 10-14-0 300 9558 2,100
15Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9150 217.9 12-12-0 360 9510 2,000
16Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C. 9243 220.1 8-16-0 240 9483 1,900
17Brian Voss, Boca Raton, Fla. 9152 217.9 10-14-0 300 9452 1,800
18Jason Couch, Winter Garden, Fla. 9062 215.8 12-12-0 360 9422 1,700
#19Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, N.Y. 9015 214.6 12-11-1 375 9390 1,600
20Tom Baker, Buffalo, N.Y. 8994 214.1 9-15-0 270 9264 1,500
21Jess Stayrook, Tempe, Ariz. 8954 213.2 10-14-0 300 9254 1,400
22Fred Carroll Jr., Newport News, Va. 8925 212.5 10-14-0 300 9225 1,300
@23Scott Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa. 8829 210.2 9-15-0 270 9099 1,250
24Frank Hemberger, Lincoln Park, N.J. 8760 208.6 8-16-0 240 9000 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25David Ozio, Vidor, Texas$1,060
*26George Branham III, Indianapolis1,120
#27Roger Kossert, Evans City, Pa.1,000
28Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind.980
29Dave D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio960
30Bryan Bailey, Grove City, Pa.950
31William Kaelin, Herndon, Va.940
32Bill Oakes, Lawton, Okla.930
33Dave Arnold, Mesa, Ariz.920
34Jeff Germann, Warren, Ohio910
35Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, N.Y.900
36John Forst, Salt Lake City, Utah885
 Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.885
38Bob Powell, Belleville, Ill.870
39Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.860
40Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.840
 Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, Pa.840
 Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa.840
43Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, Pa.820
44Michael Hatcher, Louisville, Ky.810
45Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.800
46Harry Sullins, Detroit790
47Don Moser, Wichita, Kan.780
48Richard Wolfe, Arlington, Va.770
49Mike Shady, Ripon, Wis.760
50Bill Watson, Huntington, W. Va.750
51Ray Edwards, Centereach, N.Y.740
52Wayne Webb, Beaumont, Texas730
53David Mergendahl, Red Hook, N.Y.720

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Greg Kemp, 4218. 24th place-Tony Westlake, 3916. 53rd place-David Mergendahl, 3808. #-Robert Lawrence, Ron Williams, Ron Palombi Jr., Brad Kiszewski, Roger Kossert, Bruce Hamilton, Tommy Delutz Jr., Greg Kemp, Mark Bradley and Clay Pezzano rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-George Branham III, Mike Shady, Bob Learn Jr., Mark Mosayebi, Kelly Coffman, Mark Williams, Dennis Jacques, Ron Williams and Bryan Bailey ($50 each). @-Non-PBA member.