Bud Light Touring Players Championship



$150,000 BUD LIGHT TOURING PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 17-21, 1992

Weber Ends 18-Month Drought

Pete Weber held on to turn back second-seeded Harry Sullins, 219-192, at the $150,000 Bud Light Touring Players Championship at Woodland Bowl. Weber had control throughout the championship game, but almost handed Sullins, Detroit, an opportunity to steal the title when he opened in the ninth frame. But Weber rebounded with a spare and strike in his 10th to clinch a title for the ninth consecutive year.

Weber, Florissant, Mo., won for the fourth time (two regionals and two national crowns) in as many visits to Woodland Bowl. Additionally, Weber overtook Mark Roth for second place in PBA's career earnings list. Fortunately, upon presentation of the champion's Anheuser-Busch alabaster eagle, Weber wisely placed the trophy at his feet, thus avoiding the embarrassment of his "crash landing" here after winning the 1992 BPAA U.S. Open.

The ESPN televised finals began with Rich Abboud of Omaha, Neb., defeating Justin Hromek, Wichita, Kan., 221-215. Norm Duke of Oklahoma City, Okla., then sidelined Abboud, 211-191, before Sullins stopped Duke, 203-194, to set up the title match. Sullins also had won previously at Woodland Bowl, site of his first PBA title with the True Value Open in 1986.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo.219 (1 game)$27,000
2Harry Sullins, Detroit395 (2 games)14,000
3Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, Okla.405 (2 games)9,000
4Rich Abboud, Omaha, Neb.412 (2 game)7,000
5Justin Hromek, Wichita, Kan.215 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Abboud def. Hromek, 221-215; Duke def. Abboud, 211-191; Sullins def. Duke, 203-194; and, in the championship game, Weber def. Sullins, 219-192.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Weber, Florissant, Mo. 10450 217.7 15-9-0 450 10900 
2Harry Sullins, Detroit 10449 217.7 14-10-0 420 10869 
3Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, Okla. 10352 215.7 15-9-0 450 10802 
4Justin Hromek, Wichita, Kan. 10290 214.4 15-8-1 465 10755 
5Rich Abboud, Omaha, Neb. 10311 214.8 13-11-0 390 10701 
6Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, Nev. 10268 213.9 13-10-1 405 10673 $5,500
7Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio 10250 213.5 13-10-1 405 10655 5,000
8Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 10244 213.4 12-11-1 375 10619 4,500
9Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, Pa. 10095 210.3 16-8-0 480 10575 4,000
10Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City, Okla. 10186 212.2 12-12-0 360 10546 3,600
11Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C. 10117 210.8 14-10-0 420 10537 3,200
12Scott Devers, Richmond, Ind. 10188 212.3 11-13-0 330 10518 2,900
13Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa. 10102 210.5 13-11-0 390 10492 2,700
14Rick Schissler, Denver, Colo. 10128 211.0 12-12-0 360 10488 2,600
15Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore. 10057 209.5 12-10-2 390 10447 2,500
16Marshall Holman, Medford, Ore. 10078 210.0 12-12-0 360 10438 2,400
17Bryan Goebel, Merriam, Kan. 10118 210.8 10-13-1 315 10433 2,300
18David Ozio, Vidor, Texas 10021 208.8 13-11-0 390 10411 2,200
19Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif. 10171 211.9 6-18-0 180 10351 2,100
#20Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, Pa. 10017 208.7 10-13-1 315 10332 2,000
21Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan. 9989 208.1 8-15-1 255 10244 1,900
22Dale Strike, Saginaw, Mich. 9949 207.3 8-13-3 285 10234 1,850
23Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, Md. 9972 207.8 7-17-0 210 10182 1,800
24Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla. 9899 206.2 8-16-0 240 10139 1,750

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, Mich.$1,720
26George Branham III, Indianapolis1,560
27Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y.1,520
28Ryan Shafer, Elmira, N.Y.1,490
29Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla.1,460
30Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas1,440
31Ron Williams, Fort Worth, Texas1,420
32Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis.1,400
33Randy Pedersen, Santa Maria, Calif.1,380
34Dave Arnold, Mesa, Adz.1,360
35Kelly Coffman, Topeka, Kan.1,345
36Mike Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.665
 Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, N.Y.665

*-Match play alternate. 24-game qualifying leader-Dale Strike, 5326. 23rd place-Ron Palombi Jr. and Tony Westlake, 5,074. #-Brian LeClair and Bob Spaulding rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Wayne Webb, John Losito, John Forst, Ron Williams, Brian Berg, Marshall Holman, Ray Edwards, Dave Husted, Rich Abboud, Ron Palombi Jr. (2), David Ozio, Dennis Jacques, Joe Salvemini, Billy Young and Rich Wolfe ($50 each).