IOF Foresters Bowling For Miracles Open



$200,000 IOF FORESTERS BOWLING FOR MIRACLES OPEN
Club 300 Bowl, Markham, Ontario, Canada, Apr 13-17, 1993

Weber Weaves Miracles

Faced with his most challenging year on the PBA Tour since being named its Rookie of the Year in 1980, Pete Weber bounced back to capture his 20th title at the $200,000 IOF Foresters Bowling For Miracles Open at Club 300 Bowl. Leading qualifier Weber, St. Ann, Mo., defeated second-seeded Bob Vespi, 206-203, and then he and reigning "King of the Hill" Del Ballard Jr. entertained the Canadian crowd, with Ballard earning the $5,000 winner-take-all stakes by the score of 267-206.

Weber ran his string of consecutive years with at least one PBA title to 10 after appearing m the championship round for his first time in 1993. He pocketed the $43,000 first prize and Vespi, Coral Springs, Fla., earned $22,500, and all positions remained as seeded.

As the higher qualifier, Weber had opted to make Vespi finish the match, and closed with three strikes after leaving five 10pins on clear pocket hits during the course of his game. Vespi needed a strike on his first shot in the 10th frame to win his third PBA title, but left a 10-pin, which also was on a pocket hit.

The IOF Foresters is a fraternal organization and was sponsoring its first PBA tournament, benefiting the Bowling for Miracles program.

The afternoon began with IOF Foresters Bowling for Miracles spokesperson Mike Aulby defeating fellow lefthander Brad Snell, Elk Grove, Ill., 251-175. Vespi then came on and disposed of PBA President Aulby, 235-202, to gain his spot opposite Weber for the title.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO206 (1 game)$43,000
2Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL438 (2 games)22,500
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis453 (2 games)13,000
4Brad Snell, Elk Grove, IL175 (1 game)10,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS -Aulby defeated Snell, 251-175; Vespi defeated Aulby, 235-202; and in the championship game, Weber defeated Vespi, 206-203. KING OF THE HILL -Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, Texas, defeated Weber, 267-206.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9461 225.3 14-9-1 435 9896 
#2Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL 9196 219.0 17-7-0 510 9706 
3Mike Aulby, lndianapolis 9374 223.2 10-14-0 300 9674 
4Brad Snell, Elk Grove, IL 9251 220.3 14-10-0 420 9671 
5Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE 9266 220.6 13-11-0 390 9656 $8,000
#6Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9212 219.3 13-11-0 390 9602 6,000
7Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK 9240 220.0 11-11-2 360 9600 5,500
8Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY 9119 217.1 14-10-0 420 9539 5,000
9Tony Westlake, Edmond, OK 9173 218.4 12-12-0 360 9533 4,500
10Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX 9171 218.4 12-12-0 360 9531 4,000
11Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 9091 216.5 14-9-1 435 9526 3,600
12Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9086 216.3 14-10-0 420 9506 3,300
13Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City, OK 9099 216.6 13-11-0 390 9489 3,000
14Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY 9038 215.2 12-12-0 360 9398 2,800
15Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX 9048 215.4 11-13-0 330 9378 2,700
16Richard Wolfe, Arlington, VA 9010 214.5 10-13-1 315 9325 2,600
17Don Moser, Peoria, IL 8876 211.3 14-10-0 420 9296 2,500
#18Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ 9014 214.6 9-15-0 270 9284 2,400
19Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI 8936 212.8 11-13-0 330 9266 2,300
20Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX 8889 211.6 11-13-0 330 9219 2,200
21Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 8883 211.5 10-14-0 300 9183 2,100
22Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, PA 8803 209.6 10-14-0 300 9103 2,050
#23Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX 8842 210.5 6-17-1 195 9037 2,000
24John Losito, Elmira, NY 8731 207.9 10-14-0 300 9031 1,950

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, OH$1,760
26Brian Voss, Boca Raton, FL1,710
*27Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK1,790
26Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH1,640
29Steve Cook, Roseville, CA1,610
30Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ1,560
37Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX1,560
32Dave Husted, Milwaukee, OR1,540
33Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS1,520
34Dale Strike, Saginaw, MI1,500
35Brace Hamilton, Seattle1,485
 John Ma a, Mt. Clemens, MI1,485
37Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, SC1,470
38Marshall Holman, Medford, OR1,460
39Jay Young, Bowling Green, OH1,450
140Conn Casey, Ontario, Canada1,440
47Eugene McCune, Munster, IN1,430
42Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, MD1,420
43Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Spgs., FL1,410
44Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,395
 Derek Wiliams, Groves, TX1,395
46Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX1,380
47Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,370
48Kent Wagner, Palmetto, FL1,360
49Brian Thyes, Green Bay, WI1,350
50Justin Hromek, Anover, KS1,340
51Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, MI1,330
52Dave Wodka, Milwaukee, WI1,320
53David Traber, Woodstock, IL1,310

*-Match play alternate. 18-games qualifying leader-Tony Westlake, 4082. 24th place- Mike Edwards defeated Ted Hannahs, 201-196, after they tied at 3929. 53rd place- Dave Traber, 3804. #--Mark Turney, Parker Bohn III, Dave Arnold and Bob Vespi rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS -Justin Hromek, Jeff Bellinger, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Chris Warren, Norm Duke, Jason Couch, Bob Learn Jr., Pete McCordic and Steve Hoskins ($50 each).