Phoenix Open



$130,000 PHOENIX OPEN
Fair Lanes Squaw Peak, Phoenix, Ariz., Jan 12-16, 1993

Parker Bohn III Wins PBA Title Ix At Phoenix

Parker Bohn III lost the final game, but still won the $130,000 Phoenix Open at Fair Lanes Squaw Peak. Bohn, Freehold, N.J., defeated leading qualifier Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, 268-257, for his ninth PBA title, but bowed to Ron Williams, 246-210, in the first-ever King of the Hill match. Bohn took home the $24,000 tournament first prize, while Williams, Fort Worth, Texas, collected $5,000 for remaining atop the "hill."

Williams became the King of the Hilt via his AC-Delco Classic triumph in opening the 1993 PBA season. Williams finished a disappointing 102nd in the Phoenix Open, admitting it was difficult to maintain his concentration, knowing he was guaranteed a position in the final game of the televised event.

Bohn opened the Phoenix Open championship game by failing to convert the 6-7 split against Monacelli, then went on a tear by stringing nine strikes. Monacelli doubled to take an early lead and also tallied nine strikes, but spares in his third and seventh frames relegated the two-time PBA Player of the Year (1989-90) to the $12,500 runnerup check.

The Phoenix Open began with third-seeded Bohn ousting David Traber of Woodstock, Ill., 228-196. Ironically, Traber's last five appearances among PBA televised finals have found him on the losing end of games opposite the tournament's eventual champion. Bohn then defeated 1986 PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr., 236-196, thus thwarting a second consecutive "all Williams" possible showdown (Ron had defeated Mark Williams to capture his AC-Delco title and earn the King of the Hill position).

Walter Ray Williams Jr,, Stockton, Calif., collected $8,000 for third place and Traber earned $6,000 for fourth. Tom Crites of Tampa, Fla., finished fifth (worth $5,000) to earn the distinction (and future trivia question response) of becoming the first PBA player since 1966 to finish fifth in a national tournament without competing among the televised finals.

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ732 (3 games)$24,000
2Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela257 (1 game)12,500
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA196 (1 game)8,000
4David Traber, Woodstock, IL196 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Bohn III defeated Traber, 228-196; Bohn defeated Walter Ray Williams Jr., 236-196; and in the championship game, Bohn III defeated Monacelli, 268-257. KING OF THE HILL-Ron Williams defeated Bohn III, 246-210 ($5,000).

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
 Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9747 232.1 14-10-0 420 10167 
#2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9692 230.8 15-9-0 450 10142 
3Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ 9701 231.0 14-10-0 420 10121 
#4David Traber, Woodstock, IL 9684 230.6 14-10-0 420 10104 
5Tom Crites, Tampa, FL 9616 229.0 15-9-0 450 10066 $5,000
#6Brian Voss, Boca Raton, FL 9546 227.3 15-9-0 450 9996 4,000
#7Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL 9581 228.1 13-11-0 390 9971 3,600
8John Forst, Salt Lake City, UT 9528 226.9 14-10-0 420 9948 3,300
9Scott Alexander, Seattle, WA 9463 225.3 13-10-1 405 9868 3,000
#10Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 9390 223.6 14-10-0 420 9810 2,800
#11Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9430 224.5 12-12-0 360 9790 2,700
12Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE 9333 222.2 12-12-0 360 9693 2,500
13Billy Young, Edmond, OK 9264 220.6 14-10-0 420 9684 2,400
14John Losito, Elmira, NY 9375 223.2 10-14-0 300 9675 2,300
15Michael Azcarate, Pembroke Pines, FL 9284 221.1 12-11-1 375 9659 2,200
16Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA 9340 222.4 10-14-0 300 9640 2,100
17Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 9360 222.9 9-15-0 270 9630 2,000
18Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK 9356 222.8 9-15-0 270 9626 1,900
19Larry Stephens, Los Angeles, CA 9329 222.1 9-15-0 270 9599 1,800
20Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 9213 219.4 10-14-0 300 9513 1,700
21Steve Fields, Stockton, CA 9151 217.9 12-12-0 360 9511 1,600
22Don Moser, Wichita, KS 9147 217.8 12-12-0 360 9507 1,550
23George Branham III, Indianapolis 9166 218.2 9-15-0 270 9436 1,500
24Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 8926 212.6 6-18-0 180 9106 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Fred Mattson, Fircrest, WA$1,250
26Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA1,220
27Kent Wagner, Palmetto, FL1,200
28Rob Schuh, Kaukauna, WI1,180
29Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct., NJ1,160
30Dave D'Entremont, Parma, OH1,140
31Hugh Miller, Seattle1,130
32Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, MI1,120
33Tony Westlake, Edmond, OK1,110
34Dennis Angelbeck, Tiffin, OH1,100
35Down Sowinski, Carson, CA1,090
36Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, MO1,080
37Richard Wolfe Arington, VA1,070
38Billy Orlikowski, Milwaukee, WI1,050
#40Robert Lawrence, Austin,TX1,140
41Dennis Horan Jr., San Diego, CA1,030
42Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ1,020
43Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS, and Brad Snell, Elk Grove, IL1,006
45Bill Swanson, Palatine, IL990
@46Andy Lomuscio, Phoenix, AZ980
47Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX970
48Tony Lanning, Carrollton, TX960
49Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS, and David Ozio, Vidor, TX945
51Bryan Bailey, Grove City, PA, Justin Hromek, Andover, KS, and Tim Weisbrod, Cincinnati, OH920

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Parker Bohn III, 4193. 24th place--Larry Stephens, 4014. 53rd place--Bryan Bailey, Justin Hromek and Tim Weisbrod, 3883. #-Walter Ray Williams Jr., David Traber, Bob Vespi, Boll Oakes, Dave Arnold, Robert Lawrence and Brian Voss rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Brian Voss, David Ozio, John Hricsina Sr., Paul Colwell, Dave Ferraro, Dave Husted, Wayne Webb, Billy Yinger and Marc McDowell ($50 each). @-non-PBA member.