Leisure's Long Island Open



$140,000 LEISURE'S LONG ISLAND OPEN
Sayville Bowl, Sayville, NY, Mar 15-19, 1994

Monacelli Breaks Winless Drought

Venezuela's Amleto Monacelli waited more than 16 months before finally winning again, and it took a two-frame roll-off to earn his 14th PBA title in the $140,000 Leisure's Long Island Open at Sayville Bowl. Leading qualifier Monacelli proved to be the only player capable of stopping non-winner and fourth-seeded Steve Wilson, 40-39, after they had tied at 217 in regulation.

Wilson, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was impressive in his four-game run and proved equal to the pressure of facing two-time PBA Player of the Year Monacelli. Wilson trailed from the third frame and came back to strike out in the loth frame to force the roll-off. In overtime, Monacelli was first up and spared, while Wilson came back with a strike, nine-spare and nine. Monacelli then answered with a strike and eight-spare to edge Wilson for the $24,000 first prize. Both players were victimized with five single-pin leaves while pounding the 1-0 pocket in the title game. Wilson averaged better than 230 in just his second championship round appearance.

Wilson's momentum began against Bill Oakes of Lawton, Okla., who also is still looking for his first title after being dumped, 256-173. Next up was 511-year-old Hall of Famer Nelson "Bo" Burton Jr., who bowed, 246-218, in his first national tour TV finals appearance on the lanes (not behind the ABC-TV microphone) in 10 years. Against second-seeded Ballard, Wilson gave the 12-time PBA champ the opportunity to collect a third Long Island Open crown when he opened in his 10th frame. Ballard could have advanced with a double. He struck with his first shot, but left the 2-8 on his second ball to fall short, 203-202. Wilson earned $13,000 as runnerup, Ballard made $8,500 for third, Burton $6,000 and Oakes $5,000.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela217 (1 game)$24,000
2Steve Wilson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL922 (4 games)13,000
3Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX202 (1 game)8,500
4Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis218 (1 game)6,000
5Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK173 (1 game)5,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Wilson defeated Oakes, 256-173; Wilson defeated Burton, 246-218; Wilson defeated Ballard, 203-202; and in the championship game, Monacelli defeated Wilson, 40-39, after the two tied at 217.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9874 235.1 15-9-0 450 10324 
2Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX 9727 231.6 15-8-1 465 10192 
3Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 9654 229.9 17-7-0 510 10164 
4Steve Wilson. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 9655 229.9 15-9-0 450 10105 
5Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK 9678 230.4 13-11-0 390 10068 
6Ed Richardson, Corpus Christi, TX 9626 229.2 13-11-0 390 10016 $4,000
7Jim Johnson, Wilmington, DE 9547 227.3 13-11-0 390 9937 3,600
8Don Moser, San Jose, CA 9417 224.2 15-8-1 465 9882 3,300
9Brian LeClair, Hudson, NY 9440 224.8 13-10-1 415 9845 3,000
#10Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ 9496 226.1 10-12-2 330 9826 2,800
11Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH 9360 222.9 15-8-1 465 9825 2,650
12David Traber, Woodstock, IL 9525 226.8 10-14-0 300 9825 2,650
#13Philip Hingener, Big Spring, TX 9461 225.3 11-13-0 330 9791 2,500
14Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY 9421 224.3 12-12-0 360 9781 2,400
#15Ron Palombi Jr., Erie, PA 9442 224.8 9-15-0 270 9712 2,300
#16Ray Szajko, South Bend, IN 9336 222.3 12-12-0 360 9696 2,200
17Adam Colton, Coral Springs, FL 9387 223.6 9-14-1 285 9672 2,100
#18Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 9433 224.6 7-17-0 210 9643 2,000
19John Tragert, Gaithersburg, MD 9347 222.6 9-15-0 270 9617 1,900
20Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9334 222.2 8-15-1 255 9589 1,800
21Jeff Morin, Rockaway, NJ 9257 220.4 10-13-1 315 9572 1,700
22David Carter, Glen Mills, PA 9173 218.4 11-12-1 345 9518 1,600
23Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9218 219.5 9-15-0 270 9488 1,550
24Tom Baker, Buffalo, NY 9086 216.3 12-12-0 360 9446 1,500

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Bob Spaulding, Mechanicsburg, PA$1,340
*26Eugene McGuns, Munster, IN1,430
27Dave Bolles, Modesto, CA1,280
28Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY1,250
29Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL1,220
30Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,200
31Mark Mosayebi, Charlotte, NC1,180
32Brian Davis, Casselberry, FL1,160
33Dennis Jacques, Monmouth Jct., NJ1,140
34Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY1,130
35Ray Edwards, Centereach, NY1,120
36Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, SC1,110
37Matthew Ruben, W. Hempstead, NY1,100
38Dennis Horan, San Diego1,090
39Steve Wishner, Port Chester, NY1,080
40Matthew Kamp, Wayne, IL1,070
41Mike Aulby, Indianapolis1,060
42Brian Himmler, Cincinnati1,050
43Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, MI1,040
44Del Warren, Franklin, VA1,030
45Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS1,020
46Bob Brust, Massapequa, NY1,010
47Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL1,000
48Martin Letscher, Bel Air, MD990
49Jason Couch, Clermont, FL980
50Joe Barket, Morro Bay, CA970
51Marty Trendel, Elgin, IL960
52David Ozio, Vidor, TX950
53Jim Gibson Jr., LaCrescenta, CA940

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Adam Colton, 4224. 24th place-Steve Wilson, 4034. 33rd place-Jim Gibson Jr., 3900. #-Dave Ferraro, Steve Hoskins, Ron Palombi Jr., Philip Ringener, Butch Soper and Ray Szajko rolled 300 games ($166.67 each). PRO AM CASHERS-David Ozio, Paul Koehler, Harry Sullins, Billy Orlikowski, Bob Powell, Jim Gibson Jr., Ray Szajko, Randy Pedersen, David Traber, Tom Stoner, Mark Mosayebi, Ron Williams, Joe Hutchinson, Joe Firpo, Doug Kepi, Jeff Lizzi, Don Moser, Tim Criss and Billy Yinger ($50 each).