Northwest Classic



$125,000 NORTHWEST CLASSIC
Celebrity Bowl, Kennewick, WA., Jun 14-19, 1993

Walter Ray Wins 3rd In Tri-Cities

Walter Ray Williams Jr. finished with seven strikes, including three game winners in the 10th, to earn his third title of the year at Celebrity Bowl. In the PBA's first visit to eastern Washington's tri-cities area, Williams defeated Bryan Goebel of Merriam, Kan., 258-254, in the championship match of the $125,000 Northwest Classic.

Making his career-high ninth championship round appearance of the year, the top-seeded Williams needed all his skill and a couple of breaks to come from behind for his ninth PBA title. In what would end up being one of the closest title matches of the year, Goebel started a string of six strikes in the third and finished it when he tripped a 2-pin in the eighth.

The 31-year-old Kansan got the first two strikes in the 10th and could have forced Williams to strike out for a tie, but left a 3-4-6-7. Needing two strikes and a seven-count to win, Williams topped that by rolling three in a row to capture his second title in four weeks. Williams won in Erie, Pa., in March and added another title in San Antonio in May.

In the first game of the locally-televised event, Randy Pedersen of Hollywood, Fla., defeated Dave Arnold of Gilbert, Ariz., 259-216, before falling to Norm Duke of Oklahoma City, 278-226. Duke then lost to Goebel in the semifinal, 236-201. Duke earned $7,000 for third placed while Pedersen picked up $5,500 for fourth and Arnold garnered $4,5000 for fifth.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA258 (1 game)$18,000
2Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS490 (2 games)9,500
3Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK479 (2 games)7,000
4Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL485 (2 games)5,500
5Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ216 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Pedersen defeated Arnold, 259-216; Duke defeated Pedersen, 278-226; Goebel defeated Duke, 236201; and in the championship game, Williams Jr. defeated Goebel, 258-254.

48 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1W.R. Williams Jr., Stock-ton, CA 11294 235.3 17-7-0 510 11804 
#2Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 11285 235.1 10-8-0 480 11765 
3Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK 11170 232.7 14-10-0 420 11590 
4Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 11076 230.8 14-10-0 420 11496 
#5Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 11110 231.5 12-10-0 360 11470 
6Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY 11006 229.3 13-10-1 405 11411 $4,000
7Jim Pencak, Mayfield Heights, OH 11012 229.4 13-11-0 390 11402 3,600
8Hugh Miller, Seattle 11007 229.3 12-11-1 375 11382 3,300
#9David Traber, Woodstock, IL 10916 227.4 14-9-1 435 11351 3,000
10Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 10975 228.7 12-12-0 360 11335 2,800
#11Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE 10919 227.5 10-12-2 330 11349 2,600
12Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 10824 225.5 14-10-0 420 11244 2,400
13Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 10775 224.5 14-10-0 420 11195 2,200
14David Ozio, Vidor, TX 10804 225.1 13-11-0 390 11194 2,100
15Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 10830 225.6 10-13-1 315 11145 2,000
#16Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS 10898 227.0 8-16-0 240 11138 1,900
17Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 10828 225.6 9-15-0 270 11098 1,800
18Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 10734 223.6 12-12-0 360 11094 1,700
19Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI 10713 223.2 12-12-0 360 11073 1,600
20Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 10719 223.3 10-13-1 315 11034 1,500
21Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, NY 10703 223.0 10-14-0 300 11003 1,400
22Purvis Granger, Puyallup, WA 10660 222.1 8-16-0 240 10900 1,350
23Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH 10419 217.1 10-14-0 300 10719 1,300
24Dennis Bailey, Vancouver, WA 10400 216.7 7-16-1 225 10625 1,250

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA$1,170
26Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,020
27Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH990
28Duane Duffy, Miles City, MT970
29Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS950
30Leon Loucks, Everett, WA940
31Greg Kemp, Bryan, TX930
32Jay Ano, Boise, ID920
33Eric Adolphson, Walnut Creek, CA910
34Matt Surina, Spokane, WA900
35Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, OK885
37Bob Laster, Anaheim, CA865
38Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK865
39Steve Fields, Stockton, CA850
40David Hanson, Puyallup, WA840
41Joe Baca, Dublin, CA830
#42Roger Haskell, Kent, WA820
43Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL810
44Mark McCullough, Nashville, TN800
45Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX790
#46Donald Gilman, Oregon City, OR780
47Jeff D. Morin, Rockaway, NJ770
48Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX760
49Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY750
50Mo Hestand, Moore, OK740
51Aix Arizala, Tualatin, OR730
52Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL720
53Scott Devers, Richmond, IN710

*-Match play alternate. 24-game qualifying leader-Bryan Goebel, 5751. 24th place-Purvis Granger, 5396. 53rd place-Scott Devers, 5253. #-Rich Abboud, Dave Arnold, Doland Gilman, Bryan Goebel, Roger Haskell, Dennis Jacques, Dave Rasmus, Ed Richardson, Ernie Schlegel, Rick Steelsmith, David Traber and Danny Wiseman rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Dennis Jacques, Randy Pedersen, Dave Smalley, Parker Bohn III, Mike Edwards, Jeff Lizzi, Bill Oakes, Marc McDowell, Rick Miller and Bruce Hamilton ($50 each).