True Value Open



$210,000 TRUE VALUE OPEN
Landmark Recreation Center, Peoria, IL, Feb 22-26, 1994

Goebel Re-Qualifies For T Of C

"I have never been more disappointed in my life than I am right now," Norm Duke said after being ousted by third seeded Bryan Goebel, 296-280, in the $210,000 True Value Open finals at Landmark Recreation Center.

It took a nearly perfect effort by Goebel to earn his third PBA title, the $43,000 first prize, re-qualification into the Brunswick World Tournament of Champions. Duke, Edmond, Okla., had scorched the lanes week-long for five PBA scoring records (six, 12 and 18-game qualifying, as well as 42-game totals with and without bonus pins) en route to assuming the top-seeded position by a 471-pin margin over second-seeded Randy Pedersen. Goebel strung the first 11 strikes in the championship game, but left the 3-6-9-10 with his final shot.

Duke's 280 effort was the highest losing score in PBA's 33-year televised championship round history and the second-highest title game pinfall total (576 pins). Goebel said, "My knees melted after the second strike in the 10th. I just threw the 12th shot too slow. I wish I could have that last shot back. My heart goes out to Norm-he bowled better than anyone I've ever seen all week. I was glad to finally throw a good shot to win a title."

The ABC Sports' telecast began with fourth-seeded Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., defeating 1991 PBA Player of the Year David Ozio, Vidor, Texas, 248-231. Goebel then entered and further prolonged McCune's visit to the PBA winner's circle. In the semifinal game, Goebel defeated Pedersen, Hollywood, Fla., 230-194. Pedersen collected $13,000 for third place, McCune $10,000 for fourth and Ozio $8,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS780 (3 games)$43,000
2Norm Duke, Oklahoma City280 (1 game)22,500
3Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL194 (1 game)13,000
4Eugene McCune, Munster, IN445 (2 games)10,000
5David Ozio, Vidor, TX231 (1 game)8,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-McCune defeated Ozio, 248-231; Goebel defeated McCune, 254-197; Goebel defeated Pedersen, 230-194 and in the championship game, Goebel defeated Duke, 296-280.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
#1Norm Duke, Oklahoma City 10454 248.9 15-9-0 450 10904 
2Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL 9943 236.7 18-6-0 480 10483 
3Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 9745 232.0 15-9-0 450 10195 
#4Eugene McCune, Munster, IN 9703 231.0 16-8-0 480 10183 
5David Ozio, Vidor, TX 9677 230.4 16-8-0 480 10157 
6Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK 9659 230.0 14-10-0 420 10079 $6,500
#7Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 9592 228.4 15-9-0 450 10042 5,500
8Jason Couch, Clermont, FL 9612 228.9 14-10-0 420 10032 5,000
9Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 9534 227.0 14-10-0 420 9954 4,500
10Mike Aulby, Indianapolis 9639 229.5 10-14-0 300 9939 4,000
11Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, TX 9465 225.4 14-9-1 435 9900 3,600
12David Traber, Woodstock, IL 9609 228.8 9-14-1 285 9894 3,300
13Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX 9570 227.9 10-13-1 315 9885 3,000
#14Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI 9516 226.6 11-12-1 345 9861 2,800
15Parker Bohn III, Freehold, NJ 9558 227.6 10-14-0 300 9858 2,600
16Leroy Bornhop, St. Chases, MO 9385 223.5 13-10-1 405 9790 2,500
17Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS 9509 226.4 9-15-0 270 9779 2,400
18Dave Wodka, Las Vegas 9500 226.2 7-17-0 210 9710 2,300
19Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL 9284 221.1 12-12-0 360 9644 2,200
#20Tony Amend, Garfield, NJ 9318 221.9 9-15-0 270 9588 2,100
21David Carter, Glen Mills, PA 9283 221.0 9-15-0 270 9553 2,050
22Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9154 218.0 11-13-0 330 9484 2,000
23Brian Voss, Atlanta 9248 220.2 7-17-0 210 9458 1,950
24Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 9196 219.0 7-16-1 225 9421 1,900

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Mike Shady, Ripon, WI$1,740
26Mark Bowers, Wilmington, DE1,820
27Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR1,655
 Richard Wolfe, Arlington, VA1,655
29Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH1,600
 Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY1,600
31Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY1,570
32Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX1,550
33George Branham III, Indianapolis1,530
34Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH1,520
35Lenny Boresch, Kenosha, WI1,500
 Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK1,500
 Dennis Torgerson, Maquoketa, IA1,500
38Dennis Horan, San Diego1,470
 Brad Larson, Rush City, MN1,470
 Kirk von Krueger, Pensacola, FL1,470
#41Chris Warren, Dallas1,450
42Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, MI1,440
43Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, OH1,430
44Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX1,420
45Scott Alexander, Seattle1,405
 Scott Rains, Rock Island, IL1,405
#47Brad Snell, Elk Grove, IL1,390
48Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO1,380
49Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ1,365
 Jeff Germans, Wheeling, WV1,365
51Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA1,350
52Joe Barked, Morro Bay, CA1,340
53Bryan Bailey, Grove City, PA1,335

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Norm Duke, 4696. 23rd place- Tony Amend and Bryan Goebel, 4120. 53rd place-Bryan Bailey, 3999. #-Norm Duke (3), Steve Hoskins, Dennis Jacques, Tony Amend, Brad Snell, Chris Warren, Adam Apo, Tom Storer, 71m Weisbrod, Eugene McCune, Brian Schwanke, Jan Gas- Kelly Coffman, Billy Orlikowski and Mare McDowell rolled 300 games ($300 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Steve Hoskins, Doug Kent, Bob Learn Jr, Mark Scroggins, Jeff Man,, Parker Bohn III, Ryan Shafer, Bryan Goebel, Amleto Monacelli, Gary Dickinson, Hugh Miller, Danny Wiseman, Randy Bennett, Mike Aulby, Eric Forkel and Dave Ferraro ($50 each).