Johnny Petraglia Open



$170,000 JOHNNY PETRAGLIA OPEN
Carolier Lanes, North Brunswick, N.J., Mar 15-20, 1993

Ricky Ward Is The Word At Johnny Petraglia Open

In a memorable two-game appearance, Ricky Ward of N. Fort Myers, Fla., now owns his first PBA title and was crowned "King". Leading qualifier Ward fought off non-winner Kelly Coffman of Topeka. Kan., 239-213, to claim the $170,000 Johnny Petraglia Open at Caroller Lanes and then ousted Walter Ray Williams Jr., 279-268, in a thrilling strikefest to earn the "King of the Hill" distinction.

The 1991 PBA Rookie of the Year, Ward earned $34,000 and qualified for the Tournament of Champions with his title. He also pocketed $5,000 in defeating 1986 PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr.

In the title game, Coffman started with three strikes, while Ward struck, spared, and then strung five in a row. Coffman opened in his sixth frame and never threatened thereafter, for which he received the $18,000 runnerup check.

In the "King of the Hill" game, Williams, Stockton, Calif., failed to convert the 4-9 split in his opening frame, but then unleashed nine consecutive strikes. The poised Ward started with a six-bagger, spared, and then went off the sheet for his 279. Still, Williams could have tied Ward in his 10th frame, but his second shot left a ringing 10-pin to end his fortnight's reign as "King".

Husted started the afternoon by ousting third-seeded Williams, 258-236, when another stubborn 10-pin denied Walter Ray the opportunity to at least force a roll off. Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., then bowed to Coffman, 233-232, when he opened in his 10th frame after needing only seven pins on his second shot to advance.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL239 (1 game)$34,000
2Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS446 (2 games)18,000
3Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR490 (2 games)10,000
4Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA236 (1 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS- Husted defeated Williams Jr,, 258-236; Coffman defeated Husted, 233-232; and in the championship game, Ward defeated Coffman, 239-213. KING OF THE HILL- Ward defeated Williams Jr., 279-268, for $5,000.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL 9558 227.6 14-9-1 435 9993 
2Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9558 227.6 13-11-0 390 9948 
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9399 223.8 14-9-1 435 9834 
4Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 9296 221.3 15-9-0 450 9746 
5Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, PA 9215 219.4 17-6-1 525 9740 $6,000
6Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ 9269 220.7 15-9-0 450 9719 5,000
7Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL 9318 221.9 12-10-2 390 9708 4,000
8John Forst, Salt Lake City, UT 9192 218.9 15-8-0 450 9672 3,500
9Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 9227 219.7 14-10-0 420 9647 3,200
10Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH 9294 221.3 11-13-0 330 9624 3,000
11Tony Westlake, Edmund, OK 9197 219.0 14-10-0 420 9617 2,800
12Jeff Germann, Warren, OH 9135 217.5 13-10-1 405 9540 2,700
13Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9052 215.5 15-9-0 450 9502 2,600
14Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 9250 220.2 8-16-0 240 9490 2,500
15Don Genalo, Perrysburg, OH 9072 216.0 11-12-1 345 9417 2,400
16Jason Couch, Winter Garden, FL 9109 216.9 10-14-0 300 9409 2,300
17Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 9009 214.5 12-11-1 375 9384 2,200
#18John Mazza, Mount Clemens, MI 9103 216.7 9-15-0 270 9373 2,100
19Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 8947 213.0 13-11-0 390 9337 2,000
20Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY 9100 216.7 6-16-2 210 9310 1,900
21Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 8954 213.2 8-15-1 255 9209 1,800
22Dave Wodka, Milwaukee, WI 8945 213.0 8-16-0 240 9185 1,700
23Bryan Bailey, Grove City, PA 8963 213.4 6-17-1 195 9158 1,650
24Dennis Rakauskas, Altamonte Springs, FL 8896 211.8 8-16-0 240 9136 1,600

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Scott Devers, Richmond, IN$1,520
26Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH1,350
27Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,310
28Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,280
29Richard Wolfe, Arlington, VA1,280
30Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ1,230
 Mark Thayer, Lafayette, IN1,230
32Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA1,210
33North Duke, Okla. City, OK1,195
 Peter Hakim, West Babylon, NY1,195
35Pete Maybank, Cheboygan, MI1,180
36Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL1,165
 Billy Young, Edmund, OK1,165
38Butch Super, Lake Havasu City, AZ1,150
39Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, PA1,135
 Gary Shultis, Levittown, NY1,135
41Dennis Jacques, Monmouth, Jct., NJ1,120
42Bob Belmont Clearwater, FL1,110
43Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, SC1,100
44Joe Baca, Dublin, CA1,090
45Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,080
46Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS1,070
47Steve Fields, Stockton, CA1,060
48Ron Papp, Bordentown, NJ1,045
 Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, NC1,045
50Dave Dobrzykowski, Toledo, OH1,030
51Jeff Hickenbottom, Thousand Oaks, CA1,020
52Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX1,010
53Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, NV1,000

*-Match play alternate 18-game qualifying leader-Bob Learn Jr., 4190. 24th place-Scott Revers defeated Dennis Rakauskas 223-184 in a one-game roll-off after they tied at 3916. 53rd place- Mike Jasnau, 3840. #-Ed Richardson, Jimmy Williams and John Mazza rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Dave Works, Dave Husted, Ken Muscato, Nicholas Serino, Ron Williams, Marc McDowell, Gary Shultis, Jess Stayrook, Dave Ferraro, Brian Voss, Dave Traber, Tom Crites, Bryan Goebel, Amleto Monacelli, Scott Pos, Dennis Jacques, Scott Myers, Brian Himmler, Billy Yinger, Kelly Ray, Bob Vespi, Bobby Fleetwood, John Forst, Don Moser, Scott Alexander, Jeff Hickenbottom, Terry Jann, Brad Shell (2), Roger Bowker, Vince Mazzanti, Dave D'Entremont, Billy Orlikowski, Jimmy Keeth, Hugh Miller and Glen Ships ($50 each).