Choice Hotels Summer Classic



$250,000 CHOICE HOTELS SUMMER CLASSIC
Boulevard Bowl, Edmond, Okla., Aug 2-7, 1993

Jaros Wins 2nd Choice Summer Classic Crown

Steve Jaros's "End of the Trail" trophy from 1991 now has a mate after he claimed the $250,000 Choice Hotels Summer Classic at Boulevard Bowl. Jaros, Bolingbrook, III., came from behind to edge leading qualifier Kevin McGerr, 49-36, after they had tied at 224 in the championship game. However, Jaros couldn't hold off PBA Senior Player of the Year Gene Stus in the $25,000 "winner-take-all" Choice Challenge match immediately following, as Stus closed with four strikes to win, 225-214.

Jaros earned $38,000 for the tournament title, which was his second PBA crown, also won at host Boulevard Bowl. As a bonus, sponsor Choice Hotels provided Jaros with a seven-night, expense-paid vacation package to the Quality Inn-Atlantic Beach Resort in the Grand Bahamas.

McGerr, Lincoln, Neb., led by 31 pins after seven frames, but Jaros closed with five strikes. Still, McGerr could have clinched his first PBA national tour title with a spare after striking on his first ball in the 10th frame. But the 1992 Quality Inn National Resident Pro Championship winner left the 2-4-8-10 split on his next shot and the tournament was forced into a two-frame rolloff. Jaros started the overtime with a strike and McGerr spared, six-spare, and struck to allow Jaros the victory with his strike, nine and spare. McGerr earned $20,000 as runner-up.

This tournament concluded ABC Sports' 1993 PBA coverage, and the unique format included five games bowled prior to going on the air. PBA's five Senior Tour point leaders earned invitations to the event, with point leader John Handegard the only senior guaranteed a berth on the telecast. Fifth-place qualifier and PBA Hall of Famer Don Johnson defeated hometown favorite Gary Dickinson, 174-162, and then fell to Stus, 202-168. Stus then turned back second-place point qualifier John Hricsina, 215-182, to earn his spot opposite 1991 Senior Player of the Year Handegard.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL703 (3 games)$38,000
2Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, NE224 (10 game)20,000
3Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, OH, FL182 (1 game)11,000
4George Branham Ill, Indianapolis420 (2 games)8,000
5David Ozio, Vidor, TX, KS PA178 (1 game)6,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Branham defeated Ozio, 246-178; Jaros defeated Branham, 224-174; Jaros defeated Hannahs, 255182; and, in the championship line, Jaros defeated McGerr, 49-36, after a 224-224 tie.
SENIOR CHALLENGE PLAYOFF RESULTS-Don Johnson defeated Gary Dickinson, 174-162; Gene Stus defeated Johnson, 202-168; Stus defeated John Hricsina, 215-182; and, in the final match, Stus defeated John Handegard, 202-183.
CHOICE CHALLENGE-Stus Defeated Jaros, 225-214, for $25,000.

56 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, NE 12484 222.9 15-9-0 450 12934 
2Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, OH, FL 12495 223.1 14-10-0 420 12915 
3Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL 12434 222.0 14-10-0 420 12854 
4George Branham III, Indianapolis 12463 222.6 13-11-0 390 12853 
5David Ozio, Vidor, TX 12455 222.4 11-13-0 330 12785 
6Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 12360 220.7 14-10-0 420 12780 $5,000
#7Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 12411 221.6 12-12-0 360 12771 4,550
8Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 12385 221.7 12-12-0 360 12745 4,150
9Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE 12160 217.1 14-10-0 420 12580 3,800
#10Mike Miller, Albuqueque, NM 12197 217.8 12-11-1 375 12572 3,600
11Mike Shady, Ripon, WI 12190 217.7 11-13-0 330 12520 3,400
12Danny Wiseman, Lake Havasu City, AZ 12248 218.7 9-15-0 270 12518 3,200
13Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 12042 215.0 15-9-0 450 12492 3,000
14Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY 12190 217.7 10-14-0 300 12490 2,800
t15Sean Swanson, Springfield, MO 12129 216.6 12-12-0 360 12489 2,600
16Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 12031 214.8 14-10-0 420 12451 2,400
17Harry Sullins, Detroit 12047 215.1 12-11-1 375 12422 2,300
18Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC 12052 215.2 12-12-0 360 12412 2,200
19Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA 12104 216.1 9-15-0 270 12374 2,100
20Pete McCordic, Katy, TX 11974 213.8 12-12-0 360 12334 2,000
21Hugh Miller, Seattle 11992 214.1 11-13-0 330 12322 1,900
22Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 11890 212.3 10-14-0 300 12190 1,800
23Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 11816 211.0 12-12-0 360 12176 1,750
24Ken Muscato, Canandaigua, NY 11671 208.4 7-17-0 210 11881 1,700

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Jason Couch, Winter Garden, FL$1,440
26Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA1,390
27Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY1,360
28Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ1,330
*29Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,430
30Mark Williams, Beaumon, TX.1,290
31Billy Yinger, Arlington, TX1,270
32Derek William, Groves, TX.1,250
33John Mazza, Mt. Clemens, MI1,230
34John Forst, Salt Lake City, UT1,210
35Joe Firpo, Lake Wally FL.1,190
36Mks Rose Jr., Honeoye Falls, NY1,170
37Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR.1,150
38Scow Devers, Richmond, IN.1,120
 Chris Warren, Dallas.1,120
40Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ1,100
41Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS.1,090
42Larry Stephens, Los Angeles1,080
43Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS1,070
44Bob Luster. Anaheim. CA1,060
45Tony Franklin. Grapevine. TX.1,050
46Marshall Homan, Medford, OR1,040
t47Joe Vito, San Antonio, TX1,030
48Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH.1,020
49Mike F, Oklahoma City, OK1,010
50Paul Koehler, Stuart FL1,000
51Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD990
52Joe Barket, Mono Bay, CA980
53Warren Nelson, Fresno. CA970
54Joe Hutchinson, Scranton. PA981
55David Traber, Woodstock, IL950
56Bit Straub, Lincoln, NE.940
57Robb Sommer,, Deer Park, NY930
58Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI920
59Don Moser. San Jose, CA910
60Jim Overstreet, Monterey, CA900

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader-Mike Aulby, 7101. 24th place--Kelly Coffman, 6819, 6819. 60th place-Jim Overstreet, 6379. #-Mike Aulby, Mike Miller, Kevin McGerr, Leroy Johnson and Lloyd Hayer rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Wayne Webb, Tony Westlake, David Ozio, Mark Roth, Bill Oakes, Brad Kiszewski, Del Ballard Jr., Rick Steelsmith, Stew: Fields, Bob Learn Jr., and Dennis Jacques ($50 each). t-Non-PBA member.