Leisure's Long Island Open



$150,000 LEISURE'S LONG ISLAND OPEN
Sayville Bowl, Sayville, N.Y., Mar 22-27, 1993

Dave Arnold Leisurely Rolls To 1st Title

The two biggest winners at the $150,000 Leisure's Long Island Open couldn't have been more different-and neither could have been happier when all was settled at Sayville Bowl. Six-foot, three-inch, 165-pound Dave Arnold rolled to his first PBA title by opening with eight strikes en route to a 268-259 win over Walter Ray Williams Jr. Arnold, Gilbert, Ariz., earned $30,000 for his victory, which also qualified him for the Tournament of Champions.

Five-foot, six-inch, 165-pound Ricky Ward of N. Fort Myers, Fla., continued to reign as "King of the Hill" by dispatching Arnold 269-265, for the $5,000 "winner-take-all" stakes. The four-game championship round also proved to be the highest scoring in PBA history, as the five bowlers averaged 254 to outscore the 1979 Fresno Open finals, which punched in at a 250 per game scoring pace. All told, 78.3 % of the shots thrown were strikes (71 total).

The unflappable Arnold ironically bumped his brother-in-law, Jess Stayrook, from the exclusive 52-man Firestone field.

Williams, Stockton, Calif., started the afternoon in exciting fashion when he was nearly perfect in crushing reigning BPAA U.S. Open champ Robert Lawrence, 299-245. A pesky 10-pin cost Williams the $100,000 perfect game bonus from True Value Hardware Stores, and two games later, the 1986 PBA Player of the Year had to settle for the $16,000 runnerup check.

Williams suffered no letdown following his impressive opening game, as he next defeated PBA President Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, 226-204. Aulby earned $8,000 for third place and Lawrence, Austin, Texas, collected $6,500 for fourth.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ268 (1 game)$30,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA784 (3 games)16,000
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis204 (1 game)8,000
4Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX245 (1 game)6,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS- Williams Jr. defeated Lawrence, 299-245; Williams Jr. defeated Aulby, 226-204; and in the championship game, Arnold defeated Williams Jr., 269-258. KING OF THE HILL- Ricky Ward, North Fort Myers, FL, defeated Arnold, 269-265, for $5,000.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9935 236.6 16-8-0 480 10415 
2Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9882 235.3 15-8-1 465 10347 
3Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9752 232.2 13-10-1 405 10157 
4Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 9643 229.6 15-7-2 480 10123 
#5Adam Colton, Coral Springs, FL 9560 227.6 15-8-1 465 10025 $5,500
#6Martin Letscher, Bel Air, MD 9651 229.8 12-12-0 360 10011 4,500
#7Brian Voss, Boca Raton, FL 9533 227.0 13-10-1 405 9938 4,000
8Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH 9552 227.4 11-12-1 345 9897 3,500
9Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC 9494 226.1 13-11-0 390 9884 3,200
10Hugh Miller, Seattle 9448 225.0 14-10-0 420 9868 3,000
11Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ 9428 224.5 11-13-0 330 9758 2,800
#12Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9315 221.8 14-9-1 435 9750 2,600
13Don Moser, Peoria, IL 9399 223.8 11-13-0 330 9729 2,400
14Billy Yinger, Arlington, TX 9338 222.3 12-11-1 375 9713 2,300
15Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 9296 221.3 11-12-1 345 9641 2,200
16Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 9281 221.0 11-13-0 330 9611 2,050
17Mike Shady, Ripon, WI 9221 219.6 13-11-0 390 9611 2,050
18Eddie Kline, Sound Beach, NY 9272 220.8 9-11-4 330 9602 1,900
19Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, MI 9269 220.7 9-15-0 270 9539 1,800
20Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 9274 220.8 8-15-1 255 9529 1,700
21Kent Wagner, Palmetto, FL 9227 219.7 10-14-0 300 9527 1,600
22Dave Wodka, Milwaukee, WI 9186 218.7 9-14-1 285 9471 1,550
23Jay Burgess, Houston, TX 9079 216.2 7-16-1 225 9304 1,500
24Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, NJ 9073 216.0 6-15-3 225 9298 1,450

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Harry Sullins, Detroit$1,420
#26Gary Shultis, Levittown, NY1,260
27John Mazza, Mi. Clemens, MI1,240
28Pete McCordic, Katy, TX1,220
29Richard Wolfe, Arington, VA1,200
#30Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,180
31Gary Hulsenberg, San Jose, CA1,160
32Stephen Hardy, Nashua, NH1,150
33Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY1,140
34Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL1,130
35Marshall Holman, Medford, OR1,120
36Roger Bowker, Ocala. FL1,110
37Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY1,100
38Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE1,090
39Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, PA1,080
40Mo Hestand, Moors, OK1,070
41Derek Williams, Groves, TX1,060
42Steve Fields, Stockton, CA1,050
43George Branham III, Indianapolis1,040
44Billy Young, Edmund. OK1,030
45Frank Hemberger, Lincoln Park, NJ1,020
46Jimmy Keeth, West Palm Beach, FL1,010
47Bob Learn Jr, Erie, PA1,000
48Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK990
49Scott Devers, Richmond, IN980
50David Traber. Woodstock, IL965
 Ron William, Fort Worth, TX965
t52Tim Scheerer, Wilmington, DE950
53Jew Stayrook, Tempe, AZ945

*--Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader- Mike Aulby, 4243. 24th place -Billy Yinger and Harry Sullins, 4046. Yinger defeated Sullins, 214-166, to advance to match play. 53rd place -Jess Stayrook, 3960. It-Adam Cotton, Amleto Monacelli, Bran Voss (2), Randy Pedersen, Joe Baca, Tim Criss, Gary Shultis and Marry Letscher rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Walter Ray William Jr., Charlie Tapp, Bob Learn Jr., Ron Williams, Danny Broadway, Bryan Goebel, David Ozio, Mark Thayer, Ernie Schlegel, Ricky Ward, Mike Edwards, Jeff Bellinger, Ron Papp. Steve Hoskins and Bob Benoit ($50 each) and Jim Johnson Jr., Parker Bohn III and Philip Ringener ($25 each). t-Non-PBA member.