Oregon Open



$137,500 OREGON OPEN
Hollywood Bowl, Portland, Ore., Jun 22-26, 1993

Walter Ray Wins Back-To-Back

Walter Ray Williams Jr. became the first back-to-back champion on the PBA Tour since Del Ballard Jr. in 1991 when he captured the $137,500 PBA Oregon Open at Hollywood Bowl. Williams, Stockton, Calif., defeated leading qualifier Brian Voss, 224-217, for the $23,000 first prize and his fourth title of 1993.

In the final "King of the Hill" match of the year, Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, Fla., collected a $10,000 bonus ($15,000 total) for a third consecutive win as "King" when he bested Williams, 216-199.

In the championship game, Williams opened with a strike, spare and double to trail Voss by 12 pins through six frames. However, coming into the home stretch, Williams proved equal to the task for a second consecutive week with two "must" strikes in the 10th frame to win. Voss, Boca Raton, Fla., finishing first, could have shut Williams out, but left a costly 9-pin on his first shot in the 10th frame. He earned $12,000 as runner-up.

In the first game of the ABC Sports telecast, Bob Benoit defeated Norm Duke of Oklahoma City, 234-227, after Duke qualified for the TV finals for a third consecutive year at Hollywood Bowl. Williams then defeated Benoit, Topeka, Kan., 258-213, before facing Voss. Benoit made $6,000 for third place and Duke collected $5,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA482 (2 games)$23,000
2Brian Voss, Boca Raton, FL217 (1 game)12,000
3Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK447 (2 games) -6,000
4Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS227 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Duke defeated Benoit, 234-227; Williams Jr. defeated Duke, 258-213; and in the championship game, Williams Jr. defeated Voss, 224-217. KING OF THE HILL-Randy Pedersen defeated Williams Jr., 216-199 for $15,000.

48 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Brian Voss, Boca Raton, FL 10921 227.5 18-6-0 540 11461 
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 10793 224.9 15-9-0 450 11243 
3Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK 10695 222.8 15-9-0 450 11145 
+#4Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 10721 223.4 13-11-0 390 11111 
+5Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 10630 221.5 16-8-0 480 11110 $5,000
6Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 10712 223.2 12-12-0 360 11072 4,000
7Harry Sullins, Detroit 10593 220.7 15-9-0 450 11043 3,600
8Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA 10737 223.7 9-14-1 285 11022 3,300
9Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, PA 10548 219.8 14-10-0 420 10968 3,000
10Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 10531 219.4 14-10-0 420 10951 2,800
11Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 10554 219.9 13-11-0 390 10944 2,600
12Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL 10492 218.6 13-11-0 390 10882 2,450
13Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 10614 221.1 8-16-0 240 10854 2,300
14Purvis Granger, Puyallup, WA 10513 219.0 11-13-0 330 10843 2,200
15Scott Devers, Richmond, IN 10564 220.1 9-15-0 270 10834 2,100
16Hugh Miller, Seattle 10458 217.9 12-12-0 360 10818 2,000
17Mike Shady, Ripon, WI 10435 217.4 10-13-1 315 10750 1,900
18Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 10427 217.2 10-13-1 315 10742 1,800
19Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, NY 10335 215.3 13-10-1 405 10740 1,700
20Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL 10455 217.8 9-15-0 270 10725 1,600
21Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 10414 217.0 9-15-0 270 10684 1,500
22Jason Couch, Winter Garden, FL 10349 215.6 11-13-0 330 10679 1,450
23Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY 10332 215.3 9-15-0 270 10602 1,400
*24Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, FL 10253 213.6 4-4-0 120 10373 1,335

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH$1,255
26Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,200
 Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY1,140
28George Branham III, Indianapolis1,120
29Justin Hromek, Andover, KS1,100
30Dennis Horan Jr., San Diego, CA and Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct. NJ1,095
32Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ1,120
33Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ1,070
34Tony Westlake, Edmond, OK1,060
35Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX1,050
36Dennis Ingold, Elyria, OH1,040
37Adam Apo, Honolulu1,030
38Mike Jasnau, Fishkill, NY1,020
39Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH1,010
40Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, PA1,000
41Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City, OK990
42Michael Dias, Lafayette, CO980
43Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH970
44Danny Wiseman, Lake Havasu City, AZ960
45Don Moser, Peoria, II.950
46Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, NE940
47Mark Bowers, Aberdeen, MD930
48Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX920
49Marc McDowell, Madison, WI910
50Bob Davidson, Seattle900
51Mike Rose Jr., Honeoye Falls, NV890
52Joe Barket, Morro Bay, CA880
53Dave Hunted, Milwaukee, OR870

*-Match play alternate. (Jimmy Johnson withdrew after 40 games and was replaced by Ricky Ward, who received $80 as alternate. Butch Soper then replaced Ward as alternate and received $40). +Bob Benoit defeated Pete Weber in a roll-off for fourth place, 245-225. 24-game qualifying leader-Eric Forkel, 5501. 24th place--Mike Shady, 5199. 53rd place-Dave Hunted, 5068. N--Bob Benoit and Larry Stephens rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Robert Lawrence, Amleto Monacelli, Mike Cordiero, Joe Firpo, Scott Devers, Dave Dobrzykowski, John Gilligan, Tim Criss, Mike Rose Jr., Pete Weber, Marshall Holman, Jeff Lizzi, Purvis Granger, Eric Adolphson, George Branham III, Curtis Odom, Dave Hunted, Chris Warren, Bob Benoit, Tommy Delutz Jr. and Larry Stephens ($50 each).