Columbia 300 Open



$150,000 COLUMBIA 300 OPEN
Astro Bowling Center, San Antonio, Texas, May 17-22, 1993

Walter Ray Wins Columbia 300 Open

Walter Ray Williams Jr. finally broke through for the first time in 10 top-seeded attempts and won the $150,000 Columbia 300 Open at Astro Bowling Center. Williams, Stockton, Calif., defeated second-seeded Butch Soper, 279-222, and pocketed the $27,000 first prize for his second win of the year.

Williams pushed his 1993 earnings total to $145,700, and the 1986 PBA Player of the Year convincingly leads nearly every PBA statistical category. Ironically, he never led this tournament at any point until the 48th (position round) game, when he wrested the leading qualifier spot from Soper via a 284-199 conquest.

In the opening game of the ESPN championship round, Dave Traber of Woodstock, Ill., appeared well on the way toward his first national title after posting victories against fifth-seeded Amleto Monacelli, 269-224, and Eric Forkel, 237-212. Soper then came on and opened with seven strikes to gain another shot at the Columbia 300 Open title via his 268-198 win over Traber. Traber earned $8,000; Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif., took home $6,000; and two-time PBA Player of the Year Monacelli, Venezuela, collected $5,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA279 (1 game)$27,000
2Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ490 (2 games)14,000
3David Traber, Woodstock, IL704 (3 games)8,000
4Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA212 (1 game)6,000
5Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela,224 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS -Traber defeated Monacelli, 269-224; Traber defeated Forkel, 237-212; Soper defeated Traber, 268-198; and in the championship game, Williams Jr. defeated Soper, 279-222.

48 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 11245 234.3 14-9-1 435 11680 
2Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 11227 233.9 13-10-1 405 11632 
3Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA 11193 233.2 13-11-0 390 11583 
4David Traber, Woodstock, IL 11222 233.8 11-12-1 345 11567 
5Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 11130 231.9 14-10-0 420 11550 
6Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX 11059 230.4 14-10-0 420 11479 $4,500
t7Jim Starks, New Braunfels, TX 11068 230.6 13-10-1 405 11473 4,000
8Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, NE 11069 230.6 13-11-0 390 11459 3,500
9Don Moser, Peoria, IL 10972 228.6 14-10-0 420 11392 3,000
10Steve Wilson, Fort Lauderdale, FL 11088 231.0 10-14-0 300 11388 2,800
11Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 10956 228.3 14-10-0 420 11376 2,600
12Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX 11033 229.2 10-13-1 315 11318 2,500
13Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 11014 229.5 10-14-0 300 11314 2,400
14Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC 10837 225.8 14-10-0 420 11257 2,300
15Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 10891 226.9 12-12-0 360 11261 2,200
16David Ozio, Vidor, TX 10895 227.0 10-13-1 315 11210 2,100
17Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City, OK 10831 225.7 12-11-1 375 11206 2,000
18Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 10739 223.7 14-10-0 420 11159 1,900
19Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 10828 225.6 11-13-0 330 11158 1,800
20Mike Shady, Ripon, WI 10864 226.3 9-14-1 285 11149 1,700
21Billy Young, Edmond, OK 10807 225.2 10-14-0 300 11107 1,600
22Greg Kemp, Bryan, TX 10809 225.2 9-14-1 285 11094 1,500
t23Jeff Everman, San Antonio, TX 10702 228.0 12-12-0 360 11062 1,450
24Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 10711 223.1 7-16-1 225 10936 1,400

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25John Forst, Sal Lake City, UT$1,270
26George Branham III, Indianapolis1,110
27Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR1,090
#28Marshall Holman, Medford, OR1,070
29Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, OH1,055
 Peter Knopp, Frankfurt, Germany1,055
31Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,040
32Justin Hromek, Andover, KS1,025
 Tony Lanning, Carrollton, TX1,025
34Jason Couch, Winter Garden, FL1,010
35Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX1,000
36Tony Westlake, Edmond, OK990
37Sal Turano, Arlington, TX990
38Billy Yinger, Arlington, TX970
39Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL960
40Chits Warren, Dallas, TX950
41Larry Oxendine, Joplin, MO940
42Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE930
43Marty Luginbuhl, Beaumont, TX920

*-Match play alternate. 24-game qualifying leader- David Traber, 5603. 24th place-Tim Criss, 5356. 43rd place -Marty Luginbuhl, 5230. #-Marshall Holman and Russ King rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS -Ron Williams, Jess Stayrook, Bob Benoit, Dave Arnold, Dave D'Entremont, Mark Williams, Eric Forkel, Tony Westlake ($50 each). t - Non-PBA member.