Northwest Classic



$100,000 NORTHWEST CLASSIC
Celebrity Bowl, Kennewick, WA, Jun 24-28, 1994

Husted Wins Ninth PBA Title

Dave Husted came within eight pins of tying the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) record for four games on television on his way to the championship In the $100,000 Northwest Classic at Celebrity Lanes.

Husted, of Milwaukie, Ore., earned his ninth PBA crown and $16,000 by defeating tournament leader and defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr., of Stockton, Calif., in the title match, 239-203.

Husted, 34, averaged an astounding 260 for his four games. His games of 278, 247, 278, and 239 totaled 1,042, just eight pins shy of Nelson Burton's Jr. 's four-game mark of 1,050 set in St. Louis in 1984.

Husted started his march to the title match with an impressive 278-270 win over fourth-seeded Bob Spaulding. Husted struck out on his first nine shots, but Spaulding stayed right with him, converting single-pin spares in the first and third frames and striking on every other shot for 270. Husted got up in the 10th with all strikes and still deeded a mark to win. He left a 10-pin on his first shot, spared and got nine for the victory. Spaulding, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., got $3,000 for fifth.

Next up for Husted was Dave Arnold of Gilbert, Ariz. Again Husted took control, striking on five of his first six shots and three of his last four to secure a 247-224 win. Arnold collected $4,000 for fourth.

The semifinal match pitted Husted against Doug Kent as Husted knocked off Kent, 278-257. Kent of Canandaigua, N.Y., earned $5,000 for third.

That set up the final match against Williams. In this championship march, Husted struck 36 times out of a possible 48. He did not have an open frame, and only once did he get less than nine on his first ball.

Against Williams, Husted started with a double, spared, struck again and spared again, but was trailing by six pins in the fifth as Williams started with two strikes, a spare and two more strikes.

The crucial frame was the sixth when Williams opened after leaving the 4-6,-7 split. Husted never looked back, striking on six of his last seven shots, including the last five consecutively to secure the win.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Pos.Name, City/StateTotalAmount
1Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR1,042 (4 games)$16,000
2Walter Ray Williams Jr., Stockton, CA203 (1 game)8,500
3Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY257 (1 game)5,000
4Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ224 (1 game)4,000
5Bob Spaulding, Mechanicsburg, PA270 (1 game)3,000

PLAYOFF RESULTS- Husted defeated Spaulding, 278-270; Husted defeated Arnold, 247-224; Husted defeated Kent, 278-257; and in the championship game, Husted defeated Williams, 239-203.

42 GAME TOTALS

 Name, CityPinsAvg  WLT+TotAmt
1Walter Ray Williams Jr,, Stockton, CA 9677 230.4 17-7-0 510 10187 
2Doug Kent, Canandaigua, NY 9519 226.6 17-7-0 510 10029 
3Dave Arnold, Gilbert, AZ 9504 226.3 14-10-0 420 9924 
4Bob Spaulding, Mechanicsburg, PA 9510 226.4 13-11-0 390 9900 
5Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR 9438 224.7 13-11-0 390 9828 
6Pete Weber, St. Ann, MO 9383 223.4 14-10-0 420 9803 $2,650
#7Greg Thomas, Old Town, ID 9395 223.7 12-12-0 360 9756 2,500
8Adam Apo, Florissant, MO 9302 221.5 14-10-0 420 9722 2,350
9Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL 9310 221.9 11-13-0 330 9649 2,200
10Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS 9218 219.5 14-10-0 420 9638 2,100
11Marc McDowell, Madison, WI 9142 217.7 16-8-0 480 9622 2,000
12Chris Warren, Dallas, TX 9153 217.9 13-11-0 390 9543 1,900
13Steve Fields, Stockton, CA 9168 218.3 10-14-0 300 9468 1,800
14Jess Stayrook, Tempe, AZ 9097 216.6 12-12-0 360 9457 1,700
15David Traber, Woodstock, IL 9110 216.9 11-13-0 330 9440 1,600
16Kelly Coffman, Topeka, KS 9104 216.8 10-14-0 300 9404 1,500
17Jimmy Davis, Houston, TX 9108 216.9 9-15-0 270 9378 1,400
18Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Hts., OH 9090 216.4 9-14-1 285 9375 1,300
19Marty Trendel, Elgin, IL 8985 213.9 11-13-0 330 9315 1,200
20Dennis Bailey, Vancouver, WA 9034 215.1 9-15-0 270 9304 1,100
21Danny Wiseman, Portland, OR 8954 213.2 9-15-0 270 9224 1,075
22Gene Bruihl, Petal ma, CA 8894 211.8 10-13-1 315 9209 1,050
#23Ron Williams, Fort Worth, TX 8882 211.5 10-14-0 300 9182 1,025
24Tim Criss, Bel Air, MD 8712 207.4 9-15-0 270 8982 1,000

OTHER CASHERS

Pos.Name, City/StateAmount
*25Eric Forkel, Chatsworth, CA$930
26Mike Shady, Ripon, WI785
27Butch Soper, Lake Havasu City, AZ770
28Mark Williams, Beaumont, TX760
29Don Moser, San Jose, CA750
31Len Blakey, Tacoma, WA725
32Philip Ringener, Big Spring, TX725
33Jim Lee, Riverside, CA710
34John Lough, Seattle, WA700
35Dave Bolles, Modesto, CA690
36Dave Blevins, Colbert, WA680
37Jason Couch, Clermont, FL670
38Justin Hromek, Andover, KS660
39Steve Wilson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL650
40Todd Minotti, Orlando, FL640
42Mark Turney, Corpus Christi, TX635
43Paul Koehler, Stuart, FL630
44Joe Firpo, Lake Worth, FL313
 Hugh Miller, Seattle, WA313

*-Match play alternate 18-game qualifying leader-Walter Ray Williams Jr., 4196. 24th place-Marc McDowell, 3931. Joe Firpo and Hugh Miller, 3833. #-Ron Williams, Greg Thomas and Leon Loucks rolled 300 games ($333.33 each.) PRO-AM CASHERS-Robert Day-Phalen, Jim Lee, Bob Vespi, Mike Scroggins. Scott Buckingham, Dave D'Entremont, Kevin Croucher, Michael Karch, David Carter, Jay Burgess, Michael Johnson and Marc McDowell ($50 each).