BPAA U.S. Open



$250,000 BPAA U.S. OPEN
Bowl One, Troy, MI, Apr 3-9, 1994

Hromek Wins BPAA U.S. Open Crown

When red-headed Justin Hromek was asked how he liked the color coordination of his new green champion's blazer emblematic of his victory in the $250,000 BPAA U.S. Open, he replied, "Red and green - it feels a little bit like Christmas!"Leading qualifier Hromek, Andover, Kan., was still beaming two hours later in the VIP lounge at host Bowl One Lanes in Troy, Mich. after turning back fourth-seeded Parker Bohn III, 267-230, for his second PBA crown and $46,000 first prize. An added bonus was in learning this "major" and his first singles title also carried a three-year exemption to the Brunswick World Tournament of Champions.

"I was comfortable today and had a perfect ball reaction," Hromek said. "Winning the Touring Pro/Senior Doubles (in 1992) with Dick Weber was great, but I finally proved to myself I can win all by myself."

Bohn had gained momentum in winning three earlier games and doubled to start the title game, which he led by 12 pins after three frames. Hromek then went to work and finished with nine strikes while Bohn could only keep pace through the seventh frame. A nine-time champ, Bohn, Jackson, N.J., was looking for his first "major," but had to settle for the $24,000 second-place check.

Bohn started the afternoon by closing with six strikes to come from behind against fifth-seeded Jess Stayrook, Tempe, Ariz., 219-179. He next defeated newly-elected PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Atlanta, who was making a third consecutive championship round appearance, 192-180. Bohn then seemed to find the lanes more to his liking against second-seeded Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, Calif., who bowed, 228-202. Forkel collected $14,000 for third place, Voss earned $10,500 for fourth and Stayrook $8,500.

The 240-man U.S. Open field was made up of 144 PBA players from the point list and 96 BPAA league bowler qualifiers.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Justin Hromek, Andover, KS267 (1 game)$46,000
2Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ869 (4 games)24,000
3Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA202 (1 game)14,000
4Brian Voss, Atlanta180 (1 game)10,500
5Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ179 (1 game)8,500

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Bohn defeated Stayrook, 219-179; Bohn defeated Voss, 192-180; Bohn defeated Forkel, 228-202; and in the championship game, Hromek defeated Bohn, 267-230.

56 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Justin Hromek, Andover, KS 12349 220.5 18-6-0 540 12889 
2Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA 12411 221.6 14-9-1 435 12846 
3Brian Voss, Atlanta 12465 222.6 12-11-1 375 12840 
4Parker Bohn III, Jackson, NJ 12410 221.6 14-10-0 420 12830 
5Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 12272 219.1 16-8-0 480 12752 
6Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX 12307 219.8 13-11-0 390 12697 $7,000
7Brian Himmler, Cincinnati 12120 216.4 18-6-0 540 12660 6,000
8Mike Miller, Albuquerque, NM 12209 218.0 14-10-0 420 12629 5,500
9John Mazza, Shelby Township, MI 12112 216.3 12-12-0 360 12472 5,000
10Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 12102 216.1 10-14-0 300 12402 4,500
11Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, NY 12013 214.5 12-12-0 360 12373 4,000
12Wayne Webb, Canandaigua, NY 11985 214.0 12-12-0 360 12345 3,600
#13Don Moser, San Jose, CA 12096 216.0 8-16-0 240 12336 3,300
14Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 11964 213.6 11-13-0 330 12294 3,000
15Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA 11962 213.6 11-13-0 330 12292 2,800
16Bob Benoit, Topeka, KS 12131 216.6 5-19-0 150 12281 2,600
17Steve Fields, Stockton, CA 11869 212.0 13-10-1 405 12274 2,400
18Bob Spaulding, Mechanicsburg, PA 11855 211.7 12-12-0 360 12215 2,300
19Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX 11841 211.5 12-12-0 360 12201 2,200
20Billy Young, Edmond, OK 11846 211.5 11-12-1 345 12191 2,100
21Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 11803 210.8 11-11-2 360 12163 2,000
22Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 11756 209.9 11-13-0 330 12086 1,950
23Gary Dickinson, Edmond, OK 11738 209.6 11-13-0 330 12068 1,900
24Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 11363 202.9 4-20-0 120 11483 1,850

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Curtis Odom, Winston-Salem, NC$1,690
26Scott Alexander, Seattle1,530
27Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL1,500
28Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela1,470
29Derek Williams, Groves, TX1,440
30Chris Warren, Dallas1,420
31Stephen Hardy, Nashua, NH1,400
32Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY1,390
33Roger Bowker, Ocala, FL1,380
34Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX1,370
35Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY1,360
36Steve Wilson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL1,350
37Mike Shady, Ripon, WI1,340
38Norm Duke, Edmond, OK1,330
39Roy Buckley, New Albany, OH1,320
40Joe Barket, Morro Bay, CA1,310
41Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY1,300
42Mark Mosayebi, Charlotte, NC1,290
43David Ozio, Vidor, TX1,280
44John Handegard, Las Vegas1,270
45Marc McDowell, Madison, WI1,260
46Jim Johnson, Wilmington, DE1,245
 W. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA1,245
48Bill Swanson, Palatine, IL1,230
49Ricky Ward, N. Fort Myers, FL1,220
@50Robert Smith, Moorpark, CA1,210
51Adam Apo, Florissant, MO1,200
52Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, IL1,190
53Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR1,180
@54Chuck Bork, Bay City, MI1,170
55Marshall Holman, Medford, OR1,160
@56Michael Hatcher, Louisville, KY1,150
@57Troy Wareing, Salt Lake City, UT1,140
58Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,130
@59Jay Lang, Warren, MI1,120
@60Gene Stus, Allen Park, MI1,110

*-Match play alternate. 32-game qualifying leader-Dave D'Entremont, 7429. 24th place-Tim Criss, 6814. 60th place-Gene Stus, 6504. #-Dave Bernhardt ($500) and Don Moser (2) ($1,400) rolled 300 games. PRO-AM CASHERS-Norm Duke, Robert Lawrence, Steve Jaros, Dave D'Entremont, Justin Hromek, Billy Orlikowski, Tom Baker, Kevin McGerr, Mike Shady, Hugh Miller, Billy Young, Philip Ringener and Rick Steelsmith ($50 each). @-BPAA entry.