Seattle Open



$132,500 SEATTLE OPEN
Skyway Park Bowl, Seattle, Wash., Jun 7-12, 1993

Steve Fields' Dreams Come True

Steve Fields of Stockton, Calif., powered to his first PBA championship with the enthusiasm of his boyish appearance at Skyway Park Bowl. Fields turned back fourth-seeded Bill Oakes of Lawton, Okla., 279-269, to win the $132,500 Seattle Open in his impressive television debut, which netted him the $21,000 first prize plus a berth into the $325,000 General Tire Tournament of Champions next year.

Randy Pedersen of Hollywood, Fla., retained his "King of the Hill" status via a 279-227 conquest of Fields in the afternoon's final match, to pocket the $5,000 winner-take-all stakes for a second consecutive tournament. He opened with eight strikes before sparing in the ninth frame to spoil his 300 game bid. Pedersen can claim a $10,000 bonus ($15,000 total) should he win a third consecutive challenge in the final "King of the Hill" match of 1993-at the PBA Oregon Open June 26.

In the championship game, 24-year-old, 5-foot-4 Fields opened with a spare, nine-bagger, spare for his 279. Meanwhile, eight-year tour veteran Oakes also spared just twice, in the opening and sixth frames, yet had to settle for the $11,000 runnerup check.

In the first game of the ABC Sports' telecast, Oakes downed Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, N.C., 259-169, and then another non-winner, Ed Richardson of Corpus Christi, Texas, 238-205. Richardson earned $7,500 for third place and Odom collected $6,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Fields, Stockton, CA279 (1 game)$21,000
2Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK766 (3 games)11,000
3Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX205 (1 game)7,500
4Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC169 (1 game)6,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS- Oakes defeated Odom, 259-169; Oakes defeated Richardson, 236-205; and in the championship game, Fields defeated Oakes, 279-269. KING OF THE HILL- Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL, defeated Fields, 279-227, for $5,000.

48 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Steve Fields, Stockton, CA 11277 234.9 15-9-0 450 11727 
2Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX 11075 230.7 14-10-0 420 11495 
3Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC 11096 231.2 13-11-0 390 11486 
4Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 11005 229.3 16-8-0 400 11405 
5Jason Couch, Winter Garden, FL 11107 231.4 12-12-0 360 11467 $5,000
6Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 11101 231.3 12-12-0 360 11461 4,000
7George Branham III, Indianapolis 10976 228.7 15-8-1 465 11441 3,600
6David Traber, Woodstock, IL 11074 230.7 12-12-0 360 11434 3,300
9Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 11089 231.0 11-13-0 330 11419 3,000
10Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 11023 229.7 13-11-0 390 11413 2,800
11David Ozio, Vidor, TX 11021 229.6 12-11-1 375 11396 2,600
12Harry Sullins, Detroit 10940 227.9 15-9-0 450 11390 2,400
13Brian Voss, Boca Raton FL 10977 228.7 12-12-0 360 11337 2,300
14Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 10826 225.5 15-9-0 11276 2200 
15Hugh Miller, Seattle 10905 227.2 11-13-0 330 11235 2,100
16Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 10731 223.6 13-10-1 405 11136 2,000
17Billy Young, Edmond, OK 10888 226.8 8-16-0 240 11128 1,900
18Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, OH 10760 224.2 12-12-0 360 11120 1,800
19Alx Arizala, Tualatin, OR 10758 224.1 12-12-0 360 11118 1,700
20Greg Gomen, Portland, OR 10713 223.2 12-12-0 360 11073 1,600
21Duane Duffy, Miles City, MT 10850 226.0 7-17-0 210 11060 1,500
22Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 10779 224.6 8-16-0 240 11019 1,400
23Greg Thomas, Old Town, ID 10610 221.0 8-16-0 240 10850 1,300
24Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 10591 220.7 8-15-1 255 10846 1,200

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Don Moser, Peons, IL$1,075
*Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX1,135
27Dave Smalley, Louisville, KY980
28Kelly Coffman, Topeka960
29Jeff D. Morin, Rockaway, NJ945
 Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY945
31Chip Pettiford, Pasadena, CA930
32Purvis Granger, Puyallup, WA915
 Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS915
34Jeff Knapp, Bret, WA895
 Matt Surina, Spokane, WA895
36Tim Criss, Bet Air, MD870
 Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM870
 Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA870
39Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS845
 Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX845
41Joe Sacs, Dublin, CA825
 Chris Warren, Dallas825
43Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH810
44Henry Dawson, Elms, WA800
45Mark McCullough, Nashville, TN790
46Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL780
47John Gilligan, Centralia, WA770
48Bruce Hamilton, Seattle760
49Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City, OK750
50Bob Laster, Anaheim, CA740
51Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA730
52Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ720
53Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE355
 Dave Ferraro, Kingston. NY355

*-Match play alternate. Mark Turney defeated Don Moser, 232-182, in a roll-off for match play alternate. 24-game qualifying leader- Steve Fields, 5659. 24th place - Robert Lawrence, 5473. 53rd place- Rich Abboud and Dave Ferraro, 5300, #-Danny Broadway, Steve Hoskins, Marshall Holman, Herbert Kimpel and Bob Vespi and rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS - Dave Arnold, George Branham III, Eugene McCune, Brad Kiszewski, Marc McDowell, Parker Bohn III, Tim Criss and Wayne Webb ($50 each).