El Paso Open



$130,000 EL PASO OPEN
Bowl El Paso, El Paso, Texas, Jul 13-17, 1993

Bob Benoit Bounces Back At El Paso

Second-seeded Bob Benoit welcomed his second opportunity for a championship at host Bowl El Paso, and took full advantage in upsetting leading qualifier Robert Lawrence, 216-191, for the $130,000 El Paso Open crown. Benoit, Topeka, Kan., had bowed to 1991 El Paso victor Ray Edwards, but redeemed himself with the '93 tournament's $20,000 first prize for his fourth PBA title.

Both finalists started the championship game somewhat tentatively and were tied through three frames when Lawrence converted the difficult 2-10 split. Benoit then started a four-bagger in the fifth frame, but opened the door for Lawrence when he missed a 10-pin in his ninth frame. Lawrence couldn't take advantage of this opportunity on the challenging lane condition and thus picked up the $10,500 second-place check.

In the opening game of the ABC Sports' telecast, fourth-seeded Gary Schlucter, Fremont, Ohio, defeated Bob Spaulding of Harrisburg, Pa., 190-183. Third-seeded Mike Miller of Albuquerque, N.M., then sent Schlucter to the sidelines, 221-176. In the semifinal game, Benoit came out on top against Miller, 203-184. Miller earned $7,000 for third place, Schlucter took home $5,500 for his first championship round appearance and Spaulding collected $4,500 for fifth.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS419 (2 games)$20,000
2Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX191 (1 game)10,500
3Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM405 (2 games)7,000
4Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH405 (2 games)5,500
5Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, PA183 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Schluchter defeated Spaulding, 190-183; Miller defeated Schluchter, 221-176; Benoit defeated Miller, 203-184; and in the championship game, Benoit defeated Lawrence, 216-191.-224.

48 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 10583 220.5 18-6-0 540 11123 
2Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 10523 219.2 17-7-0 510 11033 
3Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 10369 216.0 12-12-0 360 10729 
4Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH 10207 212.7 15-9-0 450 10657 
5Bob Spaulding, Harrisburg, PA 10179 212.1 14-9-1 435 10614 
6David Ozio, Vidor, TX 10079 210.0 14-10-0 420 10499 $4,000
7Derek Williams, Groves, TX 10002 208.4 15-9-0 450 10452 3,600
8Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9934 207.0 16-8-0 480 10414 3,300
9Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ 10111 210.7 10-14-0 300 10411 3,000
10Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS 10068 209.8 10-14-0 300 10368 2,800
11Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 9934 207.0 11-11-2 360 10266 2,400
12John Forst, Salt Lake City, UT 9966 207.6 10-14-0 300 10266 2,400
13Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, FL 9943 207.2 10-14-0 300 10243 2,200
14Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 9919 206.7 10-14-0 300 10219 2,100
15Steve Wilson, Fort Lauderdale, FL 9796 204.1 13-10-1 405 10201 2,000
16Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX 9800 204.2 11-13-0 330 10130 1,900
17Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA 9752 203.2 12-12-0 360 10112 1,800
18Bryan Bailey, Grove City, PA 9713 202.4 12-12-0 360 10073 1,700
19Chip Pettiford, Pasadena, CA 9669 201.4 13-11-0 390 10059 1,600
20Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 9779 203.7 9-15-0 270 10049 1,500
21Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9702 202.1 10-14-0 300 10002 1,450
#22Rick Miller, Lincoln, NE 9595 199.9 10-14-0 300 9895 1,400
23Jason Couch, Winter Garden, FL 9699 202.1 6-18-0 180 9879 1,350
24Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 9421 196.3 8-16-0 240 9661 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Danny Broadway, Houston$1,280
26Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA1,130
27Mark Aseltine, Flint, MI1,100
28Harry Sullins, Detroit1,080
29W.A. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA1,060
30Scoff Myers, Denver, CO1,050
37Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ1,035
 Tony Figuiera, Torrance, CA1,035
33Scott Revers, Richmond, IN1,020
34Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS1,010
35Rory Peterson, Carmichael, CA1,000
36Joe Hutchinson, Scranton, PA990
37Mo Hestand, Moore, OK980
38Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct., NJ970
39Jeffrey Harding, Frederick, MD960
40Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, MI950
47Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL940
42Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH930
43Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY920
44Bob Vespi, Coral Springs, FL970
45Dennis Ingold, Elyria, OH900
46Joe Salvemini, Oklahoma City, OK890
47Rick Berry, Anaheim, CA880
48Dennis Horan Jr., San Diego, CA870

*-Match play alternate. 24-game qualifying leader-Mike Miller, 5366. 24th place--Philip Ringener, 4931. 53rd-Mark Scroggin, 4783. #-Rick Miller rolled a 300 game ($700). PRO-AM CASHERS-George Branham III, Bob Benoit, Billy Orlikowski, Tony Westlake, Mark Williams, Kirk von Krueger, Bob Spaulding and Dave D'Entremont ($50 each).