Merit Mixed Doubles Championship



$200,000 MERIT MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Hilton Lanes, Reno, NV., Dec 2-5, 1993

Bohn/Sill Capture Merit Mixed Doubles

The final outcome of the $200,000 Merit Mixed Doubles Championship surprised no one as Parker Bohn III and Aleta Sill extended their dominance of the three earlier rounds to earn the $40,000 first prize at Reno Hilton Lanes. For Bohn, it was his 10th PBA victory and Sill earned her 19th Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour (LPBT) crown.

This season-ending invitational event paired the top 24 point qualifiers from the PBA Tour and LPBT for 32 games of mixed doubles competition. The left-handed pairing of 14th-place qualifiers Bohn and Sill took control early in the tournament and ended 310 pins ahead of runners-up David Ozio, Vidor, Texas, and Tish Johnson, Panorama City, Calif,, who shared a $22,000 second-place payday.

Bohn/Sill began 15-0 before dropping their first match to leading qualifiers and eventual fourth-place finishers Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Kim Couture. It was a somewhat frustrating finish for Williams, who was seeking a record-tying eighth PBA title on the year and fell short in his pursuit of the PBA single season earnings record. Ironically, Williams faced P BA President Mike Aulby in the final game of the tournament, aand Aulby protected his $298,237 total set in 1989 for at least another year. Third-place finishers Aulby, Indianapolis, and partner Jill Albrecht of Burlington, Wis., earned $16,000. Williams, Stockton, Calif., and Couture, of Titusville, Fla., split $12,000 and Williams' yearly total ends at $294,370.

32-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Aleta Sill, Dearborn, MI
Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ
 14200 443.8 22-10-0 1105 15305 $40,000
2Tish Johnson, Panorama City, CA
David Ozio, Vidor, TX
 13955 436.1 22-10-0 1040 14995 22,000
3Jill Albrecht, Burlington, WI
Mike Aulby, Indianapolis
 13739 429.3 24-8-0 1170 14909 16,000
4Kim Couture, Titusville, FL
Mike Aulby, Indianapolis
 14014 437.9 18-14-0 870 14884 12,000
5Wendy Macpherson, Las Vegas
Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela
 13807 431.5 20-12-0 1005 14812 10,000
6Dana Miller-Mackie, Albuquerque, NM
Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO
 13538 423.1 22-10-0 1050 14588 8,000
7Diana Teeters, Bossier City, LA
Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA
 13724 428.9 15-17-0 770 14494 7,000
8Leanne Barrette, Yukon, OK
Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL
 13551 423.5 19-13-0 925 14476 6,600

24-GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
9Lisa Wagner, Palmetto, FL
# Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ
 10019 417.5 15-9-0 700 10719 $6,400
10Sandra Jo Shiery, Coldwater, MI
George Branham III, Indianapolis
 10038 418.2 15-9-0 680 10718 6,200
11Carolyn Donn, Linden, NJ
Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH
 10097 420.7 11-13-0 590 10687 6,000
12Carol Gianotti, Perth, Australia
Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY
 10065 419.4 13-11-0 610 10675 5,800
13Cheryl Daniels, Detroit
Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA
 9981 415.9 12-12-0 640 10621 5,600
14Dede Davidson, San Jose, CA
Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS
 9990 416.3 12-12-0 625 10615 5,400
15Carol Norman, Oklahoma City, OK
Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS
 9925 413.5 9-15-0 430 10355 5,200
16Kim Berke, Beatrice, NE
Norm Duke, Oklahoma City, OK
 9820 409.2 9-15-0 485 10305 5,000
17Jeanne Naccarato, Tacoma, WA
Brian Voss, Atlanta
 9718 404.9 10-14-0 500 10218 4,800
18Marianne DiRupo, Succasunna, NJ
Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS
 9745 406.0 8-16-0 430 10175 4,600
19Debbie McMullen, Denver
Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX
 9681 403.4 10-14-0 460 10141 4,400
20Anna Marie Duggan, Edmond, OK
Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX
 9721 405.0 6-18-0 380 10101 4,200
21Michelle Mullen, Matteson, IL
David Traber, Woodstock, IL
 9654 402.3 9-15-0 440 10094 4,000
22Jan Schmidt, Rochelle, IL
Don Moser, San Jose, CA
 9711 404.6 7-17-0 380 10091 3,800
23Robin Romeo, Newhall, CA
Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX
 9706 404.4 6-18-0 365 10071 3,600
24Jackie Sellers, DuBois, PA
Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX
 9655 402.3 6-18-0 340 9995 3,400

PRO-AM CASHERS- Eric Forkel ($500), Parker Bohn III ($400), Dave Arnold ($350), Pete Weber ($300), Brian Voss ($250), Randy Pedersen, Dave Ferraro, Mike Aulby, Bryan Goebel, Amleto Monacelli, David Traber, George Branham III, David Ozio, Bob Benoit, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Robert Lawrence, Del Ballard Jr. and Mark William ($200 each). Norm Duke, Kelly Coffman, Don Moser, Ron Williams, Dave D'Entremont and Bob Leam Jr. ($100 each). Dave Arnold rolled a 300 game ($100). PBA Players' Averages: Bohn 225.2; Ozio 212.7; Aulby 228.3; W.R. William 226.0; Monacelli 226.3; Weber 214.5; Forkel 226.8; Pedersen 217.8; Arnold 222.9; Branham 213.5; D'Entremont 212.6; Ferraro 217.8; Loam 215.3; Coffmn 206.8; Goebel 219.7; Duke 222.7; Voss 212.9; Benoit 203.1; M. William 205.4; Lawrence 210.9; Traber 202.1; Moser 203.7; R. William 212.1; Ballard 212.0.