BPAA U.S. Open



$225,000 BPAA U.S. OPEN
Roseland Bowl, Canandaigua, N.Y., Apr 4-10, 1993

Ballard Wins Second BPAA U.S. Open Crown

Not-so-poor Walter Ray Williams Jr. again fell victim to Del Ballard Jr. in an important championship final, as Ballard captured his second BPAA U.S. Open title at Roseland Bowl. Second-seeded Ballard downed leading qualifier Williams, 237-193, after Williams had lapped the field by more than 500 pins over the 56-game format. Williams' $22,000 check as runnerup vaulted him atop the Tour's yearly earnings list, while Ballard collected the $40,000 first prize plus $5,000 as the new "King of the Hill".

Ballard stopped reigning PBA Rookie of the Year Jason Couch, 227191, in the winner-take-all "King of the Hill" match.

Williams started the championship game with a strike and was in or around the pocket throughout, including an inopportune 4-9 leave in his fourth frame, which he nearly converted. Ballard held a slight lead at that point, but immediately pounced on Williams' open by firing a four-bagger and pulled away.

Williams led the 240-man field in average by more than five pins per game over second place Ballard. The field was made up of 144 leading PBA players and 96 Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) league qualifiers.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX505 (2 games)$40,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA193 (1 game)22,000
3Tony Westlake, Edmond, OK445 (2 games)12,000
4Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, OH202 (1 game)8,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS - Westlake defeated Hannahs, 245-202; Ballard Jr. defeated Westlake, 268-200; and in the championship game, Ballard Jr, defeated Williams Jr., 237-193. KING OF THE HILL- Ballard Jr. defeated Jason Couch, Winter Garden, FL, 227-191.

56-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 12314 219.9 19-5-0 570 12884 
2Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX 11882 212.2 15-8-1 465 12347 
3Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, OH 11718 209.3 14-10-0 420 12138 
4Tony Westlake, Edmond, OK 11647 208.0 14-9-1 435 12082 
5Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 11740 209.6 10-12-2 330 12070 $6,500
#6Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City, OK 11639 207.8 13-10-1 405 12044 5,500
7Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 11620 207.5 14-10-0 420 12040 4,750
8Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 11665 208.3 12-11-1 375 12040 4,750
9Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 11615 207.4 14-10-0 420 12035 4,000
10Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 11561 206.5 15-9-0 450 12011 3,600
11Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 11595 207.1 13-10-1 405 12000 3,400
12Roy Buckley, New Albany, OH 11616 207.4 11-13-0 330 11946 3,200
13Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, NY 11587 206.9 11-13-0 330 11917 3,000
14Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 11552 206.3 11-13-0 330 11882 2,800
15Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ 11506 205.5 11-11-2 360 11866 2,600
16Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 11588 206.9 9-15-0 270 11858 2,400
17David Ozio, Vidor, TX 11615 207.4 8-16-0 240 11855 2,300
18Mark Thayer, Lafayette, IN 11465 204.7 12-12-0 360 11825 2,200
19Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA 11433 204.2 10-13-1 315 11748 2,100
20Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, PA 11471 204.8 9-15-0 270 11741 2,000
21Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct., NJ 11370 203.0 11-13-0 330 11700 1,900
22Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 11296 201.7 8-15-1 255 11551 1,850
23Jimmy Keeth, West Palm Beach, FL 11552 199.1 11-13-0 330 11482 1,800
24Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, FL 11110 198.4 7-16-1 225 11335 1,750

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Mark William, Beaumont, TX$1,575
26Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL1,430
27John Forst, Salt Lake City, UT1,420
26Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH1,410
29George Branham III, Indianapolis1,400
30Brian Voss, Boca Raton, FL1,390
31Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO1,380
32Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY1,370
33Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ1,360
34Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK1,350
35Bran Thyes, Green Bay, WI1,340
36Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA1,320
 Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH1,320
#Mike Shady, Ripon, WI1,320
39Curtis Odom, Winston Salem, NC1,300
40Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY1,290
41Kent Wagner, Palmetto, FL1,280
42Don Moser, Peoria, IL1,270
43Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK1,260
44Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS1,250
45Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX1,240
46Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,230
47Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL1,220
48Brad Snell, Elk Grove, IL1,210
t49Bruce Steffani, Great Falls, MT1,200
50Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY1,185
 Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA1,185
152Mark McClain, Rochester, NY1,170
53Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK1,160
54Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM1,150
55Scott Alexander, Seattle, WA1,140
56Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL1,130
t57Chris Barnes, Wichita, KS1,120
t58Chip Pettiford, Pasadena, CA1,110
t59Keith Livengood, Delmar, NY1,100
60Mark Mosayebi, Burlington, NC1,090

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader- Walter Ray Williams Jr., 6966. 24th place - Steve Jaros defeated Mark Williams in a one-game rolloff, 229-212, after they tied at 6598. 60th place - Mark Mosayebi, 6232. #-Mike Edwards and Mike Shady rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Amleto Monacelli, Bob Learn Jr., Mike Miller, Ernie Schlegel, Billy Young Jr., Steve Jaros, Bryan Goebel, Steve Hoskins, Bob Spaulding, Danny Broadway, Ted Hannahs, Ryan Shafer, Dave Ferraro, Mark Roth ($50 each) and Mike Jasnau ($20), t-BPAA entry.