Oronamin C Japan Cup '92



ORONAMIN C JAPAN CUP '92
Tokyo Port Bowl, Tokyo, Japan, Oct 8-11, 1992

Bohn Cops Cup In Japan

Parker Bohn III, came and conquered as the dominant tournament leader with a 258-235 victory over second-seeded Tsuguo Tsukahara to win the Oronamin C Japan Cup at Tokyo Port Bowl. Bohn, Freehold, N.J., collected the $18,500 first prize and his eighth PBA title in this eighth annual international competition.

Bohn opened his game with a turkey, spare and five-bagger to take control as he had this entire tournament, in which he amassed a lead of more than 400 pins.

The live NHK televised championship round (estimated viewing audience of 38 million) began with Masanori Saitoh, Kanagawa, defeating PBA President Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis., 268-217. Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan., entered and defeated Saitoh, 237-226, and was nearly perfect in ousting third-seeded Masaaki Saijoh of Tokyo, 299-268. Had Goebel tossed a 300 game, sponsoring Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., would have awarded him a bonus of $50,000. That game also equaled PBA's highest championship round game of 1970 when Don Johnson defeated Dick Ritger in the Firestone Tournament of Champions by that exact score.

In the semifinal game, Tsukahara defeated Goebel, 223-204, to earn his berth opposite Bohn, the only lefthander among the 32 competitors. Tsukahara earned $12,600 as runnerup, Goebel collected $8,800 for third place, Saijoh $7,450 for fourth, Saitoh $6,000 and McDowell $5,250 for sixth place.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J.258 (1 game)$18,500
2Tsuguo Tsukahara, Kanagawa458 (2 games)12,600
3Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan.740 (3 games)8,800
4Masaaki Saijyo, Tokyo268 (1 game)7,450
5Masanori Saitoh, Kanagawa494 (2 games)6,000
6Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.217 (1 game)5,250

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Saitoh defeated McDowell, 268-217; Goebel defeated Saitoh, 237-226; Goebel defeated Saijyo, 299-268; Tsukahara defeated Goebel, 223-204; and in the championship game, Bohn defeated Tsukahara, 258-235.

32-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Parker Bohn III, Freehold, N.J. 7559 236.2 26-5-1 795 8354 
2Tsuguo Tsukahara, Kanagawa 7339 229.3 20-12-0 600 7939 
3Masaaki Saijyo, Tokyo 7276 227.4 21-9-2 660 7936 
4Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 7401 231.3 16-15-1 495 7896 
5Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis. 7292 227.9 20-12-0 600 7892 
6Masanori Saitoh, Kanagawa 7193 224.8 17-15-0 510 7703 
7Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 7089 221.5 19-13-0 570 7659 $4,000
8Danny Wiseman, Lake Havasu, Ariz. 7003 218.8 21-11-0 630 7633 3,500
9Kyoshi Ohta, Tokyo 7061 220.7 18-14-0 540 7601 3,000
10Yoshiki Ohsawa, Shizuoka 7143 223.2 14-18-0 420 7563 2,700
11David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 6957 217.4 19-13-0 570 7527 2,400
12Yasutomo Bannai, Tokyo 6920 216.3 19-13-0 570 7490 2,300
13David D'Entremont, Parma, Ohio 6860 214.4 20-12-0 600 7460 2,100
14Akio Harada, Saitama 6992 218.5 14-16-2 450 7442 2,100
15Yjuichi Yajima, Tokyo 6871 214.7 18-14-0 540 7411 2,000
16Yoshitaka Hokura, Tokyo 6721 210.0 21-10-1 645 7366 1,900
17Harry Sullins, Detroit 6902 215.7 15-17-0 450 7352 1,800
18Mark Thayer, Lafayette, Ind. 6819 213.1 17-15-0 510 7329 1,780
19Chris Warren, Dallas 6763 211.3 18-14-0 540 7309 1,760
20Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, Okla. 6796 212.4 16-15-1 495 7291 1,740
21Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif. 6853 214.2 13-18-1 405 7258 1,720
22Pete Weber, St. Louis 6694 209.2 16-15-1 495 7189 1,700
23Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas 6649 207.8 15-16-1 465 7114 1,680
24Ken Taniguchi, Osaka 6659 208.1 14-17-1 435 7094 1,660
25Akio Ishihara, Chiba 6757 211.2 11-21-0 330 7087 1,640
26Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas 6690 209.1 13-19-0 390 7080 1,620
27Hisa Matsui, Tokyo 6615 206.7 12-20-0 360 6975 1,600
28Yasu Sadamatsu, Tokyo 6605 206.4 12-20-0 360 6965 1,580
29Bob Benoit, Topeka, Kan. 6513 203.5 9-22-1 285 6798 1,560
30Nobu Takahashi, Saitama 6467 202.1 10-22-0 300 6767 1,540
31Kiyoshi Nakarai, Tokyo 6379 199.3 8-23-1 255 6634 1,520
32Kei Gamoh, Tokyo
(withdrew after eight games due to a back injury)
 0 0.0 0-0-0 0 0 1,500

#-Amleto Monacelli and Parker Bohn III rolled 300 games ($850 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Chris Warren, Marc McDowell, Robert Lawrence, Harry Sullins, Del Ballard Jr. and Dave D'Entremont.