IOF Foresters Bowling For Miracles Open



$210,000 IOF FORESTERS BOWLING FOR MIRACLES OPEN
Club 300 Bowl, Markham, Ontario, Canada, Apr 11-16, 1994

Mike Edwards A Bridesmaid No More

After toiling on the PBA Tour for more than 12 years without the benefit of a title, Mike Edwards rid himself of the distinction as "PBA's winningest non-champion" by capturing the $210,000 IOF Foresters Bowling for Miracles Open at Club 300 Bowl. Leading qualifier Edwards, Oklahoma City, turned back fifth-seeded Pete Weber, the tournament's defending champion, 203-192, for the $43,000 first prize plus a berth into the Brunswick World Tournament of Champions.

Both players mirrored each other through seven frames before Weber finally broke by leaving the 4-6-7-10 split in his eighth. Knowing victory was within reach, Edwards appeared shaky in his eighth and ninth frames, but clinched with a strike on his first shot in the 10th frame. Weber, St. Ann., Mo., settled for the $22,500 second prize.

"This is a dream come true," Edwards said, "1'm so excited, I didn't know whether this day would ever come. I wanted to get the 10th frame over with, but 1 didn't want to rush my shot. Now I don't have to watch the T of C from home."

The Independent Order of Foresters (IOF), headquartered in Toronto, is aligned with the Children's Miracle Network (CMN), which is PBA's official charity. Weber donated $1,500 to CMN and Edwards added $500. All told, this tournament helped raise more than $25,000 for CMN.

The ABC Sports' telecast began with Weber downing non-winner Kelly Coffman of Topeka, Kan., 215-188. Weber then defeated two-time PBA Player of the Year Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 209-180, and second-seeded Marshall Holman of Medford, Ore., 256-210. Holman had relinquished his position as PBA's career earnings leader to Weber earlier in the year and was hoping to wrest that bragging right back by qualifying among the final five for the first time in more than two years.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City203 (1 game)$43,000
2Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO872 (4 games)22,500
3Marshall Holman, Medford, OR210 (1 game)13,000
4Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela180 (1 game)10,000
5Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS188 (1 game)8,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS-Weber defeated Coffman, 215-188; Weber defeated Monacelli, 209-180; Weber defeated Holman, 256-210 and in the championship game, Edwards defeated Weber, 203-192.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Mike Edwards, Oklahoma City 9502 226.2 17-5-2 540 10042 
2Marshall Holman, Medford, OR 9334 222.2 15-8-1 465 9799 
3Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela 9419 224.3 12-12-0 360 9779 
4Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9357 222.8 13-11-0 390 9747 
5Pete Weber' St. Ann., MO 9329 222.1 13-11-0 390 9719 
6Bryan Goebel, Merriam, KS 9248 220.2 15-9-0 450 9698 $6,500
7Days Husted, Milwaukie, OR 9198 219.0 14-10-0 420 9618 6,000
8Jimmy Johnson, Columbus, OH 9173 218.4 14-10-0 420 9593 5,500
9Bryan Bailey, Grove City, PA 9122 217.2 15-9-0 450 9572 5,000
10Norm Duke, Edmond, OK 9193 218.9 11-13-0 330 9523 4,500
#11Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, OH 9147 217.8 12-12-0 360 9507 4,000
12Brian Voss, Atlanta 9160 218.1 11-13-0 330 9490 3,600
&13Hugh Miller, Seattle 9104 216.8 12-8-1 375 9479 2,585
t14Brian Eaton, Buffalo, NY 9042 215.3 13-10-1 405 9447 3,000
15Gary Schluchter, Fremont, OH 9108 216.9 11-t3-0 330 9438 2,900
16Charlie Standish, Kalamazoo, MI 9032 215.1 1311-0 390 9422 2,800
17Mark Bowers, Wilmington, DE 8970 213.8 14-10-0 420 9398 2,700
18Billy Orlikowski, Grand Rapids, MI 9077 216.1 10-14-0 300 9377 2,600
19Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 8955 213.2 11-12-1 345 9300 2,500
20Bob Leant Jr., Erie, PA 8967 213.5 10-14-0 300 9267 2,400
21Scott Alexander, Seattle 8864 211.1 13-11-0 390 9254 2,300
22Mark Mosayebi, Charlotte, NC 8876 211.3 7-17-0 210 9086 2,250
23Billy Young, Edmond, OK 8934 212.7 5-19-0 150 9084 2,200
@24Danny Wiseman, Portland, OR 8660 206.2 1-7-0 30 8690 1,980

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
25Jim Johnson, Wilmington, DE$1,930
26Randy Pedersen, Hollywood, FL1,880
&27Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, NE2,570
28Curtis Odom. Winston-Salem, NC1,810
29Justin Hromek, Andover, KS1,780
*30W.R. Williams Jr., Stockton, CA1,800
31Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, NC1,740
32Conn Casey, Toronto, Canada1,720
33Del Ballard Jr., Richardson, TX1,700
@34Bob Spaulding, Mechanicsburg, PA1,915
35Bryon Smith, Winchester, OR1,670
36Bob Powell, Belleville, IL1,660
37Tommy Delutz Jr., Jamaica, NY1,650
38Dave Ferraro, Kingston, NY1,635
 Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS1,635
40Robert Lawrence, Austin, TX1,620
#41Dennis Jacques, Mon. Junction, NJ1,605
 Mark Roth, Wall Township, NJ1,605
43Dennis Horan, San Diego1,590
44Harry Sullins, Ann Arbor, MI1,580
45Don Moser, San Jose, CA1,570
46Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, OH1,560
47Chris Warren, Dallas1,550
48Todd Minotti, Orlando, FL1,535
 Bill Oakes, Lawton, OK1,535
50Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis1,520
51David Traber, Woodstock, IL1,510
52Rich Abboud, Omaha, NE1,500
53Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ1,490

*-Match play alternate. 18-game qualifying leader-Kelly Coffman, 4228. 24th place-Scott Alexander, 3930 53rd place-Jess Stayrook, 3840. #-Jeff Lizzi and Dennis Jacques rolled 300 games ($333 each). PRO-AM CASHERS-Joe Firpo, Mark Roth, Kelly Coffman, Bob Learn Jr., Bill Oakes, Justin Hromek, Del Ballard Jr., Jeff Lizzi, and Mike Miller ($50 each). &-Hugh Miller replaced Kevin McGerr after the 21st game and used his own qualifying totals since McGerr had not won any match games They split 13th and 27th-place money. @-Danny Wiseman replaced Bob Spaulding after 3f4 games and was penalized 191 pink, the difference between their qualifying totals (101) and Spaulding's bonus pins (90). They split 24th and 34th place money. t-Non-PBA member.