True Value Open



$210,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, III., Feb 2-6, 1993

John Mazza Wins True Value Open

"I'm back, I'm back!" John Mazza emotionally proclaimed as he closed out Norm Duke, 258-225, in winning the $210,000 True Value Open at Landmark Recreation Center. For Mazza, he proved to himself he's back where he belongs, on the PBA Tour, and now basking in the winner's circle after returning from a seven-month hiatus.

Mazza, Mt. Clemens, Mich., claimed his fourth PBA title and pocketed the $42,000 first prize, which also re-qualified him for the Tournament of Champions. Immediately after his memorable triumph, left-handed Mazza gave reigning King of the Hill Ron Williams all he could handle. Williams remained atop "the hill" when he survived a two-frame roll-off, 40-39, after the two combatants had tied of 225.

Leading qualifier Mazza started the championship game with a spare and turkey, while Duke, Oklahoma City, doubled, spared and then opened in his fourth frame, after which he never recovered. Mazza closed with six strikes and kept up a constant banter with the emotionally-charged crowd, who fueled his animation.

The ABC Sports telecast began with Tony Westlake, Edmond, Okla., downing-PBA President Mike Aulby of Indianapolis in a thriller, 257-253. Duke then sidelined Westlake, 258-216, to gain his berth in the title game.

Kicking off the True Value Open week was the third Kool Shootout of the year, in which Wayne Webb and Tom Baker defeated Randy Pedersen and Eric Forkel, 240-212. Webb/Baker shared the $8,000 winners' share and donated $500 to PBA's official charity, the Children's Miracle Network, while Pedersen/Forkel split $4,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, MI258 (1 game)$42,000
2Norm Duke, Oklahoma City OK483 (2 games)22,000
3Tony Westlake, Edmond, OK473 (2 games)13,000
4Mike Aulby, Indianapolis253 (1 game)10,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Westlake defeated Aulby, 257-253; Duke defeated Westlake, 258-216; and in the championship game, Mazza defeated Duke, 258-225. KING OF THE HILL-Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX, defeated Mazza, 40-39, in two-frame rolloff after tying, 225-225, to win $5,000.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, MI 9766 232.5 18-6-0 540 10306 
2Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK 9699 230.9 15-8-1 465 10164 
#3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9657 229.9 13-11-0 390 10047 
4Tony Westlake, Edmond, OK 9707 231.1 11-13-0 330 10037 
5Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City, OK 9516 226.6 14-10-0 420 9936 $8,000
6Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9565 227.7 12-12-0 360 9925 6,500
7Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ 9417 224.2 13-11-0 390 9807 5,500
8Mark Thayer, Lafayette, IN 9414 224.1 13-11-0 390 9804 5,000
9Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA 9354 222.7 14-10-0 420 9774 4,500
10Stephen Hardy, Nashua, NH 9340 222.4 14-10-0 420 9760 4,000
#11Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX 9350 222.6 12-12-0 360 9710 3,600
12Chris Warren, Dallas, TX 9397 223.7 10-14-0 300 9697 3,300
13Tom Crites, Tampa, FL 9240 220.0 14-10-0 420 9660 3,000
14Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9230 219.8 14-10-0 420 9650 2,800
15David Ozio, Vidor, TX 9222 219.6 14-10-0 420 9642 2,600
#16Brian Voss, Boca Raton, FL 9332 222.2 9-15-0 270 9602 2,500
17Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9193 218.9 13-11-0 390 9583 2,400
18Don Moser, San Jose, CA 9193 218.9 10-14-0 300 9493 2,300
19Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, IL 9174 218.4 10-14-0 300 9474 2,200
20Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 9199 219.0 8-16-0 240 9439 2,100
21Dale Strike, Saginaw, MI 9022 214.8 10-13-1 315 9337 2,000
22Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 9020 214.8 10-14-0 300 9320 1,950
23Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 8980 213.9 8-16-0 240 9220 1,900
*t24Billy Yinger, Arlington, TX 8893 211.7 1-7-0 30 8923 1,860

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL$1,830
128Michael Hatcher, Louisville, KY1,740
27Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA1,590
#28Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX1,570
29W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA1,550
30Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX1,540
31Bruce Hamilton, Seattle1,530
32Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL1,520
33R. Neuenschwander, Sauk Rapids, MN, and Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX1,505
35John Tragert, Gaithersburg, MD1,490
#36Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct., NJ1,480
37Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, NE1,470
38Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL, and Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH1,455
40Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, NY1,440
41Gary Hulsenberg, San Jose, CA1,430
42Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY1,420
43Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, NY1,410
44Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL1,400
45Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR1,390
46Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,380
47Page Argo, Peoria, IL, and Dave Smalley, Louisville, KY1,365
49Mark Roth, Spring Lake Hts., NJ, and Pete Weber, Florissant, MO1,345
51Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI1,330
52David Traber, Woodstock, IL1,320
53Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY1,315

18-game qualifying leader Jess Stayrook, 4154. 24th place-Dave Arnold, 3950. 53rd place-Tommy Delutz Jr., 3844. #-Mike Aulby, Del Ballard Jr., Dennis Jacques, Mark Scroggins, Brian Voss and Bob Davidson rolled 300 games ($100 each). t-Yinger replaced Hatcher for the final game of match play and was penalized 234 pins, the difference between their qualifying totals (24) and the bonus pins for games Hatcher won (210). They split 24th and 261h-place money, and Yinger received an additional $120 for serving as alternate for the first game. *-Assumed alternate position for the final game of match play. PRO-AM CASHERS-Mike Aulby, Derek Williams, Ron Williams, Steve Jaros, Jim Pencak, Parker Bohn III, Mark Roth, Pete Weber, Billy Yinger, Bob Davidson, Bill Oakes, John Forst and Randy Pedersen ($50 each).