PBA Touring Pro/Senior Doubles



$150,000 PBA TOURING PRO/SENIOR DOUBLES
St. Clair Bowl, O'Fallon, Ill., May 11-15, 1993

Abboud/Semiz Team To Win

Rich Abboud and Teata Semiz teamed to win the $150,000 Touring Pro/Senior Doubles Championship, with a 234-210 victory over Pete Weber and Tom Carbone at St. Clair Bowl. For Semiz it was his 10th PBA title (a record seventh on the Senior Tour), while Abboud won for the first time in his fifth year on the national tour. The duo took home the $30,000 first prize.

In the championship game, hometown favorite Weber, St. Ann, Mo., was looking for his 21st PBA title, while Carbone, Arvada, Colo., was making his first television appearance. Weber/Carbone started with four consecutive strikes, while Abboud/Semiz countered with two spares and a four-bagger of their own. The crucial points in the match were the fifth through eighth frames when Carbone chopped the 2-4-5 spare in the fifth and Weber left the 4-6-7 split in the eighth, and the duo trailed by 14 pins. Abboud/Semiz stayed clean through the ninth with spares. Carbone rolled a strike in the ninth and Weber left a 10-pin on his first ball in the 10th. Needing a mark in the 10th, Abboud, who rolled 20 of 28 strikes during the four-game march to the title, struck out for the victory.

In their quest for the championship, Abboud/Semiz sidelined Robert Gibbs, Abilene, Texas, and the 1993 leading money winner Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, Calif., 223-218. The next victims were 1992 PBA Rookie of the Year, Jason Couch, Winter Garden, Fla., and his partner, Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., who was making his senior debut. In a low-scoring affair, Abboud/Semiz prevailed, 176-169.

In the semifinal game, Abboud/Semiz routed Gene Stus, Allen Park, Mich., and PBA President Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, 248187. Abboud/Semiz started with six consecutive strikes in advancing to the championship game.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE
Teata Semiz, Wanaque, NJ
881 (4 games)$30,000
2Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO
Thomas Carbons, Arvada, CO
270 (1 game)16,000
3Mike Aulby, Indianapolis
Gene Stus, Allen Park, MI
187 (1 game)10,000
4Jason Couch, Winter Garden, FL
Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK
169 (1 game)8,500
5Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA
Robert Gibbs, Abilene, TX
218 (7 game)7,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Abboud and Semiz defeated Williams Jr. and Gibbs, 223-218; Abboud and Semiz defeated Couch and Dickinson, 176-169; Abboud and Semiz defeated Aulby and Stus, 248-187; and in the championship game, Abboud and Semiz defeated Weber and Carbons, 234-210.

36-GAME TOTAL

 Name, City/StatePins  WLT+TotAmt
1Thomas Carbons, Arvada, CO (7341)
# Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO (7885)
 15226 11-7-0 530 15756 
2Gene Stus, Allen Park, MI (7503)
Mike Aulby, Indianapolis (7695)
 15199 11-7-0 540 15739 
3Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK (7359)
Jason Couch, Winter Garden, FL (7857)
 15216 10-8-0 470 15686 
4Teata Semiz, Wanaque, NJ (7424)
Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE (7656)
 15080 12-6-0 565 15645 
5Robert Gibbs, Abilene, TX (7198)
# W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA (7879)
 15077 10-8-0 530 15607 
6John Handegard, Las Vegas, NV (7266)
# David Ozio, Victor, TX (7873)
 15139 10-8-0 465 15604 $6,000
7Larry Galloway, Lakewood, CA (7143)
Rock Steelsmith, Wichita, KS (8092)
 15235 7-11-0 360 15595 5,000
8Jim Mahek, Crestline, OH (7214)
Mike Edwards, Okla. City, OK (7797)
 15011 9-9-0 450 15461 4,000
9William Gould, Port St. Lucia, FL (7196)
Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS (7759)
 14955 10-8-0 505 15460 3,600
10Glenn Allison, Whittler, CA (7218)
Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA (7686)
 74904 70-8-0 495 75399 3,400
11Jimmy Certain, Huntsville, AL (7213)
B. Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI (7526)
 14739 13-5-0 620 15359 3,200
12Mickey Spiezio, Crest Hill, IL (7162)
Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct., NJ (7787)
 14949 7-71-0 390 15339 3,100
13Bob Hart, Columbus, OH (7165)
Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, PA (7762)
 14927 7-11-0 370 15297 3,000
74Jim Russell, Palm Coast, FL (7117)
Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX (7654)
 14765 9-9-0 450 15215 2,900
75Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, CA (7228)
Don Moser, Peoria, IL (7555)
 14783 8-10-0 420 15203 2,800
16James Lewis, Troy, NY (7139)
Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH (7558)
 14697 7-11-0 350 75047 2,700
17Don Johnson, Las Vegas, NV (7098)
Tom Baker, Buffalo (7467)
 14559 8-10-0 470 14969 2,600
18Darrel Curtis, Kent, WA (6957)
Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS (7683)
 14640 3-15-0 180 14820 2,500

SENIOR CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*19Frank Jackson, San Jose, CA$1,010
20Richard Beattie, Dearborn Hts., MI980
21Ron Winger, N. Hollywood, CA950
22Dave Soutar, Leawood, KS920
23Tim Albin, Torrance, CA890
24AI Sanford, Jackson, OH860
25Bob Mills, Arlington Heights, IL840
26Mike Samardzija, Farmington Hills, MI820
27Dave Davis, N. Palm Beach, FL800
28Rich Hertel, Kissimmee, FL780
29Bob Kwolek, Dayton, OH770
30Bill Johnson, Chaimette, LA755
 Jim Moore, Fort Worth, TX755
32Bob Brissette, Petesburg, MI740
33Tommy Evans, Sunrise, FL730
34Ron Hoppe, Tacoma, WA715
 Les Schissler, Brighton, CO715
36Les Shearer, Tigard, OR700
37Robert Snell, Stanford, CT690
38Ernie Bell, Las Vegas, NV680
39Bill Schaufert, Cincinnati, OH670
40Dan Kukuk, Spokane, WA660
41Bob Graham. Whiting, IN650
42Les Zikes, Palatine, IL640
43Bang Gurney, West Hills, CA630
44Bud Peebles, North Fairfield, OH620
45Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA605
 Dick Welber, St. Louis, MO605
47Phil Ware, Knoxville, TN590

*-Match play alternates. 78-game qualifying leader- Rich Abboud, 3908 and Gary Dickinson, 3755. 1 8th place -Bob Benoit, 3843 and Frank Jackson, 3565. 25th place- Bob Powell, 3695 and Bob Mills, 3535. 28th place- Dave Wodka, 3666. #-Walter Ray Williams Jr., David Ozio and Pete Weber rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS -Gary Dickinson, John Handegard, Don Johnson, Jimmy Certain, Bob Mills, Greg Kemp, Bob Benoit, Bob Spaulding, Justin Hromek and Dave Arnold ($50 each).
Finalists' Averages-Carbone, 203.9; Weber, 219.0; Stus, 208.4; Aulby, 213.7; Dickinson, 204.4; Couch, 218.2; Semiz, 206.2; Abboud, 212.7; Gibbs, 199.9; Williams Jr., 218.9; Handegard, 201.8; Ozio, 218.7; Galloway, 198.4; Steelsmith, 224.8; Mahek, 200.4; Edwards, 216.6; Gould, 199.9; Goebel, 215.5; Allison, 200.5; Learn Jr., 213.6; Certain, 200.4; Orlikowski, 209.1; Spiezio, 198.9; Jacques, 216.4; Hart, 199.0; Spaulding, 215.6; Russell, 197.5; Lawrence, 272.6; Knipple, 200.8; Moser, 209.9; Lewis, 798.3; Johnson, 209.9; D. Johnson, 197.2; Baker, 207.2; Curtis, 193.2; Benoit, 213.4.