Paula Carter's Homestead Classic



$125,000 PAULA CARTER'S HOMESTEAD CLASSIC
Paula Carter's Pro Bowl, Homestead, Fla., Aug 21-26, 1993

Hurricane Walter Wins 7th

PBA's 1993 Summer Tour ended much as it began (at San Antonio) - with Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the winner's circle following the singles national tournament. Williams ran off with his seventh title of the year in the $125,000 Paula Carter's Homestead Classic when he defeated second-seeded Joe Firpo, 248-215, at host Paula Carter's Pro Bowl for the $18,000 first prize.

Leading qualifier for a third consecutive week, Williams, Stockton, Calif., opened with five strikes, as he did one week earlier when he was victimized by a 299 game as the top seed. Firpo, of nearby Lake Worth, Fla., opened in his first frame, then added a four-bagger. After Firpo opened again in the eighth frame with an 8-10 split, William's sites were set on Mark Roth's PBA record eight victories of 1978.

Williams joins PBA Hall of Famer Earl Anthony as the only player to have collected seven championships in one year.

The opening game of the ESPN-televised finals saw Philip Ringener of Big Spring, Texas, downing David Ozio, Vidor, Texas, 245-204. Bill Oakes of Lawton, Okla., then entered and sidelined Ringener, 213-199, before falling to Firpo, 234-227.

This tournament marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Andrew's devastation, which leveled Paula Carter's Pro Bowl and much of the surrounding area last year. The center re-opened for business June 1, less than 12 weeks prior to hosting the Tour's second visit there.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA248 (1 game)$18,000
2Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, Fla.449 (2 games)9,500
3Bill Oakes, Lawton, Okla.440 (2 games)7,000
4Philip Ringener, Big Spring, Texas444 (2 games)5,500
5David Ozio, Vidor, Texas204 (1 game)4,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS- Ringener defeated Ozio, 245-204; Oakes defeated Ringener, 213-199; Firpo defeated Oakes, 234-227; and in the championship game, Williams defeated Firpo, 248-215.

48-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 10560 220.0 16-8-0 480 11040 
2Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL 10388 216.4 16-8-0 480 10868 
#3Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 10394 216.5 14-10-0 420 10814 
4David Ozio, Vidor, TX 10318 215.0 15-9-0 450 10768 
5Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 10150 211.5 16-8-0 480 10630 
6Pete Couture, Titusville, FL 10138 211.2 16-8-0 480 10618 $4,000
7Jimmy Keeth, W. Palm Beach, FL 10104 210.5 16-8-0 480 10584 3,600
8Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 10090 210.2 13-11-0 390 10480 3,300
9Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY 10023 208.8 15-9-0 450 10473 3,000
10Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 10098 210.4 11-12-1 345 10443 2,800
11Adam Colton, Coral Springs, FL 10131 211.1 10-14-0 300 10431 2,600
12Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 10061 209.6 11-12-1 345 10406 2,400
13Sam Zurich, Melbourne, FL 9972 207.8 14-10-0 420 10392 2,300
14Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 10025 208.9 11-13-0 330 10355 2,200
#15Richard McDaniel, Coconut Creek, FL 9958 207.5 13-11-0 390 10348 2,100
16Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL 9919 206.7 12-12-0 360 10279 2,000
17Don Moser, San Jose, CA 9865 205.5 13-11-0 390 10255 1,900
18David Traber, Woodstock, IL 10026 208.9 7-17-0 210 10236 1,800
19Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct., NJ 9862 205.5 11-12-1 345 10207 1,700
20Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, OH 9855 205.3 11-12-1 345 10200 1,600
21Chuck Atwood, Miami 9809 204.4 11-13-0 330 10139 1,500
22Bob Belmont, Clearwater, FL 9542 198.8 7-17-0 210 9752 1,400
23Mike Rose Jr., Honeoye Falls, NY 9482 197.5 5-19-0 150 9632 1,350
24Andrew Neuer, Milton, PA 9496 197.8 2-22-0 60 9556 1,300

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Gary Dickinson. Edmond, OK$1,135
 Dennis Psaropoulos, W. Palm Beach, FL1,135
27Nelson Willis Jr., Belle Glade, FL1,100
28Jason Couch, Winter Garden, FL1,080
*29Kenneth Cantu, Chalmette, LA1,180
t30Leonard Reach, Cooper City, FL1,040
t31Dario Borges. Margate, FL1,020
32Stew Jams, Bolingbrook IL1,010
33Ricky Wand, N. Fort Myers, FL1,000
34Richard Cheney, Miami990
35James Seng, Orlando, FL980
36Dennis Rakauskas, Altamonte Spgs., FL970
37Kirk Von Kruger, Pensacola, FL960
38Daniel Saile, Winter Springs, FL950
39Eddie DeAtley, N. Lauderdale, FL940
40left Morn, Rockaway, NJ930
41S. Darryl Todd, Wilmington, DE920
42Mike Aulby, Indianapolis905
 Billy Gunst, Fort Lauderdale, FL905
44Todd Shipman, Naples, FL890
t45Joey Payne, Lake Worth, FL880
46Tony LeVance, Fort Lauderdale, FL870
47Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, SC860
48Stephen Hardy, Nashua, NH850

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader- Walter Ray Williams Jr., 5294. 24th place -Dennis Jacques -4874. 48th place-Steve Hardy, 4718. #-all Oakes and Richard McDaniel rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Joe Firpo, Pete Couture, Pete Weber, Steve Hardy, Robert Layman, Brian Voss, Sam Zurich, Dave Ferraro and Steve Jam ($50 each). t-Non-PBA member.