Rochester Open



$140,000 ROCHESTER OPEN
Marcel's Olympic Bowl, Rochester, NY, Oct 16-20, 1993

Bowker Becomes 1st Double Winner At Marcel's

Roger Bowker of Ocala, Fla., became the first two-time winner at Marcel's Olympic Bowl when he captured the $140,000 Rochester Open. Bowker defeated leading qualifier Dave Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 234-194, for the $23,000 first prize, and with his fourth PBA title he also re-qualified for the General Tire Tournament of Champions.

Down 28 pins in the title game, Bowker fought back as he had all week, including a surge from 19th place to the fourth-seeded position on the last day of match play. Bowker closed with seven strikes and when reigning PBA Player of the Year Ferraro opened in the eighth frame, his fate was sealed. A disappointed Ferraro hoped to collect his first title of the year but settled for the $12,000 runner-up check.

In the opening game of the ESPN-televised finals, Bowker defeated 1988 Rochester champ Ron Palombi Jr. of Erie, Pa., 215-144. Next he survived against Dave Arnold, Gilbert Ariz., 201-192, because Arnold missed a 7-pin in his 10th frame when Bowker appeared beaten.

In the semifinal game, crowd favorite Kelly Coffman brought the audience's enthusiasm up two notches, but Bowker opened with nine strikes. Coffman couldn't keep pace and still is in pursuit of his first PISA championship. Coffman earned $7,500 for third place, Arnold collected $6,000 and Palombi $5,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL927 (4 games)$23,000
2Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY194 (1 game)12,000
3Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS259 (1 game)7,500
4Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ192 (1 game)6,000
5Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA144 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS- Bowker defeated Palombi, 215-144; Bowker defeated Arnold, 201-192; Bowker defeated Coffman, 277-259; and in the championship game, Bowker defeated Ferraro, 234-194.

42-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY 9547 227.3 15-9-0 450 9997 
2Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9484 225.8 15-9-0 450 9934 
3Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9346 222.5 15-8-1 465 9811 
4Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL 9221 219.6 14-10-0 420 9641 
5Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA 9203 219.1 12-12-0 360 9563 
6Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA 9114 217.0 14-9-1 435 9549 $4,000
7Jim Johnson, Wilmington, DE 9152 217.9 12-10-2 390 9542 3,600
8Justin Hromek, Andover, KS - 9204 219.1 11-13-0 330 9534 3,300
9Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 8940 212.9 16-8-0 480 9420 3,000
10Scott Devers, Richmond, IN 9054 215.6 12-12-0 360 9414 2,800
11Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 8983 213.9 13-10-1 405 9388 2,600
12Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 8919 212.4 15-9-0 450 9369 2,400
13Emie Schlegel, Vancouver, WA 8971 213.6 13-11-0 390 9361 2,300
14David Traber, Woodstock, IL 8989 214.0 11-12-1 345 9334 2,200
15Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 8975 213.7 11-13-0 330 9305 2,100
16Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 8964 213.4 11-13-0 330 9294 2,000
t17John Masiello, Buffalo, NY 8819 210.0 13-11-0 390 9209 1,900
18Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 8853 210.8 10-13-1 315 9168 1,800
19Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH 8849 210.7 10-14-0 300 9149 1,700
20Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA 8813 209.8 11-13-0 330 9143 1,600
21Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX 8766 208.7 8-15-1 255 9021 1,500
22Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY 8723 207.7 8-14-2 270 8993 1,450
23Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 8624 205.3 7-17-0 210 8834 1,400
%24John Delp, West Lawn, PA 8306 197.8 4-18-0 120 8426 1,290

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Richard Woffe, Arlington, VA$1,210
26Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY1,170
27Pete Maybank II, Cheboygan, MI1,150
%28Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, OH1,240
*29Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX1,180
30Mack Bowers, Wilmington, DE1,090
31Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,070
32Mike Scroggins, Amarillo TX1,050
33Marc McDowell, Madison, WI1,030
34Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY1,020
35Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ1,010
36Stephen Hardy, Nashua, NH1,000
37Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH990
38Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City, OK980
39Mark McClain, Rochester, NY970
40Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX960
41Scott Alexander, Seattle, WA950
#42Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE940
43Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK930
44John Reith, Williamsville, NY920
45Tom Stoner, Springfield. MO910
46Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ900
47Mike Tryniski, Fulton, NY890
48Brad Kiszewski, Buffalo, NY880
49Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH870
150Brian Eaton, Buffalo, NY860
51Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX850
52Steve Fields. Stockton, CA840
53George Branham III, Indianapolis830

*-Match play alternate. %-Delp replaced Himmler after 10 games of match play. He was penalized 160 pins, the dffference between the qualifying total (100) and the bonus pins (60). 18-game qualifying leader- Kelly Coffman, 4152. 24th place- Ernie Schlegel, 3790. 53rd place - George Branham, 3677. #--Joe Firpo, Gary Faulkner, Dave Smalley and Rich Abboud rolled 300 games ($100 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Joe Firpo, Bryan Goebel, Jeff Morin, Tony Westlake, Del Ballard Jr., Mike Aulby, Ron Williams, Derek Williams, Mike Shady, Gary Schluchter and Dave Smalley ($50 each).